Saturday, November 07, 2009

In today's economy many of us are really having to look at our budget more closely than ever when deciding on holiday gifts for our friends and families. With that in mind, sellers on Ruby Lane like myself are looking at items to list for our customers that will give them a quality gift without breaking the bank.

That doesn't mean we won't continue to stock the best in collectibles, vintage clothing and accessories, etc. It just means that a lot of us will be looking for ways to help our customers keep their budgets balanced while being able to provide a thoughtful gift to people they care about.

This means in my shop for example, I'll be listing more items like neckties, scarves, cufflinks, necklaces, bracelets and earrings which are normally the companion items to my my larger inventory of vintage clothing, shoes, hats and purses. Perhaps a customer's budget won't stretch to purchasing a larger ticket item, but an accent jewelry piece, scarf or necktie is within their budget.

We can all look at this as an opportunity to help our business grow by reaching out to new customers while also building goodwill in a time when it will definitely will be appreciated. Free, combined or discounted shipping can also make a difference for some of our customers. This is something else that is much appreciated as well.

Here are just a few examples of items on Ruby Lane now that would certainly fit the bill and all $25 or under!

from Alley Cats Vintage

Sweet Vintage 1950s Black Velvet

Rhinestone Beret Style Cocktail Hat

from Born Too Late Vintage

Vintage Squire Gold Tone Metal and
Faux Mother of Pearl Cufflinks & Tie Bar

from A & J Esoterica

Vintage Stetson Sovereign Brown Plush
Felt Snap-Brim Fedora, 7 1/4

from Catseye Vintage Estate Collection

Vintage 40s 50s Atomic Rhinestone
Layered Starburst Silver Tone Brooch Pin

from Vintage Pretties Lingerie

Red ~ Sexy Satin Lace up
Babydoll Nightgown Chemise ~ 2X

from Aaralyn's Velvet Dragonfly

Vintage Square Black & Silver
Siam Dancer Earrings

So just remember for your holiday gift giving, it's the thought that counts!

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