So give the big box stores a chilly shoulder today and especially avoid the one who doesn't want to pay workers too much and then hands then food stamp and welfare applications on payday, it's a Small Business Saturday. There is no shortage of wonderful and worthwhile small businesses to shop at around the area. They are probably hurting more than usual after the big storm.
If you're gonna drop some cash on a gift why not buy it from your neighbors? If they do better, you do better.