Woman Behind the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book to Retire
Ginger Reeder, the woman who led the annual challenge of finding over-the-top gifts to feature in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, has decided to retire after 21 years. The Neiman Marcus Christmas Book is thought of as a kickoff to the holiday season and features extravagant gifts, like a collection of 90 first-edition great American novels that cost $185,000.
Reeder learned the task from Stanley Marcus, who created the famous “His & Hers” gifts in 1960. She joined Neiman Marcus in 1996 and would meet with Marcus a few times a year. She told the Dallas Morning News that Marcus told her, “I don’t care what it is, as long as it’s the best of what it is.”
"Ginger's great understanding of the Neiman Marcus brand will be forever appreciated," said Neiman Marcus CEO Karen Katz. "Her 21 years of service and her incredible eye have made an indelible mark on the history of our legendary Christmas Book. I'm personally grateful for her guidance over these many years."