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From STUNNING light-up gifts to premium pre-mixed cocktails from its brand new ‘The Marksologist’ range and luxurious golden blond chocolate treats (the chocolate EVERYONE is talking about!) Christmas truly starts here as M&S Food launches its festive ranges today for Christmas 2021.

The countdown to Christmas has begun as shoppers gear up for the biggest Christmas ever! Home of the hottest Christmas gifts, M&S Food announces THE Christmas must-haves this year, launching in stores up and down the country from tomorrow. So sharpen those elbows and get to your nearest store for NEW light-up snow globe liqueurs – yup, last year’s sell-out superstar gift gets even sparklier and more stylish. Plus, we reveal the FIRST EVER light-up chocolate box.

And it’s clear that Brits are ready to start the celebrations early this year. Last week alone, there were 500,000 searches for Christmas on the M&S website and already M&S has sold nearly 1,000 frozen turkeys as shoppers start prepping for the festive season.

So what will customers be going WILD for this year? Drumroll... the M&S Food Christmas gifts MUST-HAVES are announced:


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Clementine Light-Up Snow Globe Gin Liqueur, 70cl - £20
Spiced Sugar Plum Light-Up Snow Globe Gin Liqueur, 70cl - £20
Madagascan Vanilla Light-Up Snow Globe Rum Liqueur, 70cl - £20

*BREAKING GIN NEWS!*: Introducing this year’s hotly anticipated, MUST HAVE Christmas showstopper – our Light-Up Snow Globe Liqueurs! Our sell-out Snow Globe Liqueurs are back with two INCREDIBLE new flavours, brand new bottle designs, and silver leaf for the very first time! We give you NEW Spiced Sugar Plum Gin Liqueur complete with shimmery edible silver snowflakes; last year’s SELL-OUT favourite, the Clementine Gin Liqueur; and for the FIRST TIME, rum joins the line up with NEW Madagascan Vanilla Spiced Rum Liqueur. With gorgeous light-up bottles inspired by The Nutcracker ballet, these truly are the star of the show!

Available in ALL stores from tomorrow and online today – get yours now before the queues reach around the block!!

Including the first ever light up chocolates!

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Collection Magic & Sparkle Light-Up Chocolate Box, 345g - £20

Light-up snow globe liqueurs aren’t our only glittering news! Say hello to our UTTERLY gorgeous Collection Magic & Sparkle Chocolates – the FIRST EVER light-up chocolate box and the perfect way to ensure everyone’s Christmases are #lit this year.

Lift the lid on these delicious mini snow-dusted milk, dark, white and golden blond chocolate houses and watch the stars inside the box twinkle in a dazzling festive scene. It’s so pretty we guarantee you’ll be opening and closing it on repeat (any excuse to enjoy the next chocolate!).

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Shortbread Light-Up Houses, 230g - £5 each

And if our light-up liqueurs and chocolates weren’t enough, feast your eyes on our SUPER festive Shortbread Light-Up Houses! These totally terrific tins come in three colours and are filled with our signature all-butter Scottish shortbread, making them the perfect gifts for just a fiver each! And when the shortbread is all gone, they make ideal ornaments for the mantelpiece or dining table. Collect all three and create your own mini light-up village! And what goes best with shortbread… a decent cuppa of course! Look out for our stunning Luxury Tea Light-up Houses too.

Presenting: ‘The Marksologist’

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The Marksologist Verdita Margarita, 50cl - £18
The Marksologist Espresso Martini, 50cl - £18
The Marksologist Passion Star Martini, 50cl - £18

Look out in store for other delicious cocktail favourites in the range – Clover Club, Golden Negroni, and Aged Rum & Cacao Old Fashioned (all 50cl / £18).

Tapping into the trend of ‘cocktail hour’ at home, our M&S expert mixologists have done ALL the hard work so you don’t have to, ensuring the cocktails are mixed to perfection and you can serve great tasting drinks every time – no cocktail knowledge or experience required!

Choose from classic favourites such as Espresso Martini (complete with REAL foamy head!), everyone’s favourite Passion Star Martini and the most incredible Margarita with a twist; the Verdita Margarita. Cheers!


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Golden Blond Chocolate Cream Liqueur, 70cl - £12
Collection Swiss Golden Blond Chocolate Florentines, 170g - £4
Collection Milk & Blond Chocolate Nut Selection, 150g - £3
Triple Chocolate Panettone, 750g - £10
Golden Blond Chocolate Spread, 400g - £3

Say hello to your new chocolate obsession: golden blond! A recent addition to the chocolate family, golden blond chocolate is THE flavour this Christmas and is made by slowly caramelising white chocolate over several hours.

It runs through many of our festive sweet treats this year, from our delicious Collection Golden Blond Chocolate Florentines and moreish Collection Golden Blond Chocolate & Nut Selection, to our utterly indulgent Triple Chocolate Panettone. We’re also launching a beautifully smooth Golden Blond Chocolate Cream Liqueur – cheers to that!

Add some Magical Mushrooms to the festivities

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Collection Magical Mushrooms, 100g - £5

Chocolate fans rejoice! Who wouldn’t want to receive a stunning box of Magical Mushrooms at Christmas ;-) These beautiful hand-decorated Belgian milk and golden blond chocolates are filled with a rich Piedmont hazelnut praline centre. Incredibly delicious and totally stunning!

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Collection Christmas Pudding Truffles, 125g – £6

Christmas pudding flavour truffles – yes please! All the wonderfully rich flavours of a traditional Christmas pud are, for the first time ever, available in a mouth-watering chocolate truffle. Each bite brings all the wonderful layers of flavour you’d find in a Christmas pudding – fruity, warming and (most importantly) a little boozy.

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Collection Belgian Chocolate Luxury Biscuits, 380g, £8

Is this not the prettiest biscuit tin you’ve ever seen?! This stunning tin is filled with beautiful biscuits with hazelnut praline and salted caramel, smothered with indulgent Belgian chocolate. Better still, the tin can be kept and reused for gifts or as a stylish ornament.

April Preston, M&S Director of Product Development, said:
“I can’t wait for customers to see the ULTIMATE collection of gifts we’ve created this year, bursting with that signature M&S magic you know and love! Our iconic light-up snow globe liqueurs have been given a new look and we have introduced a gorgeous spiced sugar plum flavour, along with our first ever rum liqueur – a must try!

“And it’s not just the globes that will be illuminated this year, with the world’s first light-up chocolate boxes as well as shortbread and tea tins that shine brightly. The chocolate everyone is talking about, golden blond, can be found in many of our sweet treats including our Magical Mushrooms – I’ll leave you to discover those! And how could we forget ‘The Marksologist’: our new range of premium pre-mixed cocktails that Tom Cruise would be proud of. There’s so MUCH more to come throughout the season, so keep your eyes peeled!”