Master Craftsmen Shop is just a great store! It is convenient to Colonial Williamsburg but not so convenient as to be overrun with tourists. The employees are always helpful, and each time I have been in have found the perfect gift. Prices are MUCH more reasonable than most stores in Williamsburg. It is always my first stop when I need a present, and I have never been disappointed!
Just blocks from the overpriced stores and annoying patrons thereof in Colonial Williamsburg is this shop. I first visited it to buy a gift for my girlfriend. I've been back several times: bracelet, necklace, engraved pewter mug. The staff is friendly and helpful, quality is great, and prices reasonable.
In Williamsburg, if it isn't in Colonial, most tourists don't know it. I, however, was not a tourist during my four years at the College of William and Mary. Right across from the college on Richmond Road is a wonderful little silver smith's shop. I received many a sorority gift from this shop, engraved with my name and the date of the special occasion. Prices are reasonable ( or else us college kids could not have afforded it). Great for special, personal gifts.