12/12/2011 05:37 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Avoid A Christmas Cliche With The Best Alternative Christmas Markets

When it comes to strudel and mulled wine everyone has their limits - so when the corn dolls and customised gingerbread hearts become too much of a Christmas cliche, where do you go for gifts that don't come stuffed with lavender? From indie crafts, to vintage binges, the next six weeks are chock full of festive markets that offer a refreshing retail alternative.