The Christmas countdown has begun, as today marks 99 days until the big day.
Yes, you heard us correctly – there are just 2,400 hours until December 25, so let the festive fun begin.
Supermarkets are incredibly well-prepared this year, as many are already offering a selection of delightful treats – even if it is three months early.
This means there’s plenty of time to get organised with gifts for loved ones and to stock up on Christmassy goodies.
We’ve rounded up a selection of festive products that are already available to buy in the shops now.
So, whether you’re looking for food or homeware – there’s something for everyone.
Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a variety of festive sweet treats and Tesco already has a number of these lining its aisles.
There’s a rich fruit cake for £10, which would be perfect for events in the run up to December 25. The supermarket’s festive offering also includes a toffee and pecan sponge and a chocolate bombe – which could be used as alternatives for those who don’t like Christmas pudding.
For those who are fans of the Christmas Day staple, Tesco also has a traditional pudding for £8 – alongside some crumble-topped mince pies, which are a lovely twist on a pastry top.
For more festive food, Morrisons is getting in the spirit with a £5 Christmas pudding that’s already on the shelves.
The supermarket also has a hefty selection of mince pies, which are available to buy now. These include traditional all-butter deep filled ones, alongside caramel and cookie crumble mince pies and a cherry Bakewell variety – all for £2.
Asda has already unleashed pretty much everything you could possibly want in the run up to Christmas.
There are a variety of fake Christmas trees currently on sale – including options with ‘snowy’ branches, pre-lit ones, half trees and more.
What’s more, there’s practically every type of decoration you could ever want – with sequinned stockings, wooden advent calendars, festive dachshunds, heart baubles and more. Prices start from £2 on these.
George at Asda also has a variety of Christmas bedding including options with festive dogs and gingerbread men.
If you go down to Sainsbury’s today, you might think it’s the beginning of December. That’s because the retailer has lots of Christmas food stock available to buy.
Deep filled with all butter pastry and short crust mince pies are just a few on offer – as well as mini ones. You’ll also find free-from mince pies for £1.50, which are made without gluten and milk. There’s also a free-from chocolate advent calendar for £2.50.
Elsewhere, there are Christmas cake mini bites, mince pie chocolate brownie slices and cranberry and orange tiffin bites.
The team at M&S have told us that the supermarket has already sold 1000 frozen turkeys – despite there still being 100 days to go.
The retailer also has a plethora of new and exciting festive food treats up its sleeve for this year – some of which are available to buy now.
Last year, people couldn’t get enough of the M&S snowglobe gin, so this year it’s back – but in two new flavours.
Along with the popular clementine gin variety, spiced sugar plum and Madagascan vanilla globes are also on sale now at £20 each.
Other treats include a light-up chocolate box with mini snow-dusted milk, dark, white and golden blond chocolate houses, as well as shortbread light-up houses – which is a similar thing in biscuit form.
There’s also Christmas pudding flavour truffles for £5.
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