Get into the present-giving spirit by picking out presents at a quirky craft market or open studios event, with gift ideas from independent producers. Here are the best of the festive bunch
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If you prefer to shop inside rather than out, head north-east. The vast Biscuit Factory gallery is hosting its winter exhibition from now until 1 March, with work by 400 artists. Exhibits range from Jade Mellor’s weighty geological jewellery to paintings by Anthony Marshall. Making festive shopping a little more, well, festive, it’s running a “24 Days of Christmas” calendar of offers, from free giftwrapping to 10% off. Close by, Northern Print is also putting on a festive exhibition, until 20 December.