‘TIS the season to shop until you drop at this year’s Red Cross Christmas Fair, returning next week for its twenty second year to spread Christmas joy.

Dozens of unique stalls will be packed into Healey Barn, offering everything from local beer and beaded dog collars, to antique jewellery and international designer clothing.

Just a few of the potential Christmas gifts on offer include: bone china ceramics produced by local artist Becky MacKenzie, Tweed country clothing from Bella Hoskyns-Abrahall, specialist chocolates from Arthouse Chocolate, beaded dog collars and handbags from Rafiki Designs, Scottish gins from Solway Spirits and a collection of designer (and discounted) Barbour coats, donated personally by Dame Margaret Barbour herself.

The always highly anticipated vintage stall will also be returning, bearing the best haute couture around.

The stall has previously seen the likes of Chanel, Gucci and Alexander McQueen grace its hangers, and this year promises to be just as choc-a-block with couture.

Organiser Ursula Ojikutu said: “The fair is designed to be the perfect place for people to do their Christmas shopping, and purchase unique presents which you can’t find on the high-street.

“It’s also a great way to support local businesses, and contribute to charity, with 100 per cent of the proceedings from the ticket prices and profits from the vintage clothes stall going to the Red Cross.

The Red Cross Christmas Fair will take place on November 21 and 22 at Healey Barn, near Riding Mill. Tickets available at the door.