Nothing announces the arrival of cosy season quite like the Marks & Spencer's Christmas range, and this year might just be their best yet.
Available in-store now, they join a line-up of equally tempting glowing gifts, including a gold tea light-up lantern, and an all-butter shortbread-filled lantern. The perfect accompaniment to an afternoon spent on the sofa watching re-runs of your favourite Christmas films, we think.
Fancy going all-out extra? There's even a projection tin filled with all-butter and chocolate chunk shortbread. The tin rotates, plays a festive tune and projects a beautiful starry night above. Your Mum's dusty old biscuit tin could never compete.
These gift-worthy tins build on the success of last year's sell-out gold leaf gin globes (so popular, in fact, that the store had to limit shoppers to two bottles per purchase to prevent stockpiling). Fingers crossed, they will also be returning for 2022. Watch this space...
And if you do manage to get your hands on one of their sought-after hot chocolate lanterns, then don't sleep on our favourite recipes and tips for homemade hot chocolate, including a genius way to make a bigger batch in the slow cooker. Be sure to save that one in time for Bonfire Night!