Whether Santa Claus is coming to your town or you're lighting the menorah, this is the time of year when gifts are given and received.
In addition to remembering employees and clients, smart entrepreneurs stuff their own stockings with gifts that can help them get through the next year. Whether it means adding a new Web site development tool to your arsenal or investing in a set of Encyclopedia Britannica CD-ROMs, the point is to take advantage of this gift-giving time of year and give yourself something you've always wanted. Better yet, why not figure out what products you'd like and let your family get you something you can use (instead of the not-quite-right tie, awful-smelling perfume or Chia Pet you seem to get every year)?
Cassandra Cavanah is a Los Angeles freelance writer who has reported on the computer industry for nine years.