It’s 89 days till Christmas, and you already know what that means. The John Lewis Christmas store has opened!
Even better, its Quality Street pick ‘n’ mix station is returning to shops, which means no more throwing out the poorest tastes at the end of the Christmas season.
For £15 you may fill a fresh 1.2kg tin to the brim with a selection of the 12 classic chocolates.
This includes the Coffee Creme, which was dropped 20 years ago but has just returned with a vengeance.
Don’t count on it returning, as it will be a limited edition chocolate for the 2023 celebrations.
Do you have an old Quality Street tin lying around? Instead, you may fill that one for just £12.50.
If your heart isn’t four sizes too small, try personalising the tin with a loved one’s name for £17 and filling it with their favourite Green Triangles or Toffee Fingers.
If you don’t want to spend £14 on a large tin of Quality Street, you could make your own advent calendar.
Alternatively, why not dress up the table with a ‘fill your own’ Quality Street Christmas cracker?
If you want to test it out today, you’ll have to go to the Oxford Street John Lewis, which opened its Christmas shop on September 27.
All other Christmas stores at the other 18 UK locations will open in the next two weeks.
The reintroduction of pick ‘n’ mix stations sparked a lot of excitement on the internet.
‘A pick n mix tin, eh?’ said one Twitter user, Garry. That is a Quality Street where we all desire to dwell!’
Garry, we’re right there with you.
This Christmas, John Lewis collaborated with Quality Street on a unique tin design.
BIG NEWS QUALITY STREET FANS! 🥳
— Quality Street® (@QualityStreetUK) September 20, 2023
But the excitement of pick and mix doesn’t end there! There will also be a pick ‘and’ mix bauble station for the first time.
Customers may mix and match six baubles from a selection of 32 alternatives, including alphabet options for a personalised touch.
There are also some outlandish baubles inspired by this year’s Waitrose trends, such as cocktails, oat milk, an air fryer, and chili’s.
Santa’s Grotto and Santa Paws will be available starting November 22 at 10 John Lewis stores for people who want to see Santa.
As it did last year, John Lewis has extended its returns period, allowing consumers to return any purchases bought between September 27 and December 24, until January 23, 2024.
Where is the Quality Street pick and mix station available?
- Brent Cross
- Cribbs Causeway
- Milton Keynes
- Oxford Street
- Peter Jones
- White City
Lisa Cherry, Christmas Buyer at John Lewis said: ‘Our Christmas shops will transport customers to a magical place of festive wonder, bursting full of decorating inspiration and gifting ideas.
‘The buying and design teams have collaborated to develop six unique and distinct Christmas themes, and we’re introducing Christmas tree workshops in store to help guide and inspire.
‘We’ve noticed that customers are definitely starting to shop earlier this year, planning for their traditions with Christmas sales already up 25%.
‘This year we’re offering more in store experiences, personalisation and products than ever before from much-loved brands such as Quality Street and Disney.
‘We’re also excited to launch our Christmas Markets in seven stores showcasing artisan, handmade products from local businesses.’