M&S just saved Christmas with their stunning gin liqueur snow globes

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

M&S Christmas snow globe gin
(Image credit: Kris Kirkham Photography Ltd)

With the weather getting colder and the days getting darker, it’s time to get excited for the big "C" that's just around the corner.

We are, of course, talking about Christmas and M&S has come up with the festive goods this year. As well as a fun-filled gin advent calendar, you can also get your hands on one of these brilliant gin snow globes.

The retailer has brought back a fan favourite from last year - bottles of gin liqueur which are made to look like Christmassy snow globes. The adorable bottles have 23-carat gold leaf flakes inside, to give the impression of snow in a snow globe.

This year they come in two different flavours - clementine and rhubarb - and M&S suggests to serve the beverage on the rocks, with tonic or topped up with some prosecco. Any of the three sounds delicious to us!

Priced at £18 a pop, the delightful bottles make for a brilliant gift or a lovely treat for yourself and the family.

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After the news was shared on the M&S Instagram page, shoppers were quick to give their thoughts on the festive treat.

One replied saying, 'This is going on my drinks trolley for Xmas.'

While another added, 'It’s a thing of beauty and it holds gin ... perfect.'

Someone else simply wrote, 'NEED.'

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Other Christmas treats from M&S for 2020 include a festive Colin the Caterpillar cake which features the familiar character wearing a Santa hat, as well as present and candy cane decorations. Elsewhere, there are cheesy marmite crumpet canapés and a sausage roll stack of 32, decorated with pastry stars for £12. They feature alongside, a mushroom and camembert pie and four dressed lobster halves.

M&S Christmas Colin the caterpillar

April Preston, director of product development, said, "This year, customers have been telling us they want to embrace the spirit of Christmas more than ever. We won’t want to confine Christmas to one day, we'll be looking to extend the festive season and turn it into a series of moments, celebrating with loved ones in whatever way we can.

“Christmas isn't a time our customers want to hold back, and food will continue to play a central part in their celebrations. Some of the festivities may look a bit different. Some might even be virtual, but they will be more special than ever as we treat, thank, celebrate and unite with friends and family."

Lizzie Thomson is a regular contributor to woman&home, and also contributes to Metro.co.uk, Ideal Home, Culture Trip, and Evening Standard, covering all things lifestyle.