apparently today is the first "Small Business Saturday," a day to support your local shops and restaurants. we've got two great ideas for you! first, hit the Virginia Beach Christmas Craft Market at the convention center between 10 and 6 (it's also open sunday, 10-5), and support the lovely ladies of 7 cities crafters! (it's pretty much the sweetest booth in the whole show...)
then, head straight down 264 to ghent and visit handmadeVA (inside the Mystic Mermaid) for some more awesome handmade gifts! many ghent businesses are hosting open houses this weekend, so check out some of the other great shops down 21st and colley while you're at it.
holiday shopping, done! and your local artisans and small businesses thank you. :)