The best thing about Thanksgiving is that it is immediately followed by the start of the holiday shopping season. And unless you are one of those dreadfully organized people who completes your present-purchasing by Thanksgiving, you have the opportunity to work off those extra pieces of pecan pie by traipsing all over looking for the best deals. If you're interested in leaving the mall crowd behind and finding truly one-of-a-kind gifts this year, head to the Loop and check out the biannual Student/Faculty Sale at the Craft Alliance (6640 Delmar Boulevard, University City). Shop Saturday, November 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 30, from noon to 5 p.m. for handmade pottery, textiles, jewelry and glassworks. For more information about the sale, call 314-725-1177 or visit www.craftalliance.org.
Sat., Nov. 29; Sun., Nov. 30, 2008