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M&S Christmas Light-up Gin! ???

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FannyCornforth Fri 10-Sep-21 07:12:44

Hurray! ?
It’s in stock at Ocado, and it’s also in my basket! (Both Clementine and Sugared Plum; sadly Madagascan Vanilla was - already, how? - out of stock ?)
I must admit, the bottles aren’t anywhere near as nice as last year’s

Speaking of last year, M&S used it in every inch of their advertising; and I never saw hide nor hair of it in reality.

Parsley3 Fri 10-Sep-21 10:09:20

I was given the M&S bottle as a gift and it is really lovely.

JaneJudge Fri 10-Sep-21 10:14:53

How do they light up?

FannyCornforth Fri 10-Sep-21 10:20:00

Right. An apology. I’ve been had. It doesn’t in fact light up. sad
It’s just got gold leaf in it.
So it’s like a snow globe.
I could have sworn last year’s ones lit up?
Does anyone know?

maturefloosy Fri 10-Sep-21 11:35:57

Yes ! Last year's did light up - I still have it and a small drop left - not because I didn't like it though! There is a button set into the base of the bottle that you press and the whole bottle lights up and the gold flakes swirl like snow when you shake it.

FannyCornforth Fri 10-Sep-21 11:37:28

I knew it! Grrr! angry
What a scam!

FannyCornforth Fri 10-Sep-21 11:38:41

Thank you, by the way Floosy smile

Parsley3 Fri 10-Sep-21 12:50:06

I can also confirm that it lights up. ?

FannyCornforth Fri 10-Sep-21 12:51:35

I couldn’t get one last year for love nor money.
The bottle was etched as well, wasn’t it?

Galaxy Fri 10-Sep-21 12:52:24

Does this years light up? I am confused. I had never heard of this till now and I want one. I feel you have all dangled something in front if me and then snatched it way grin

Parsley3 Fri 10-Sep-21 12:56:50

There is fancy pattern on the bottle and if I was at home I would describe it to you FannyC

FannyCornforth Fri 10-Sep-21 12:57:14

No Galaxy. No it ^does not light up^envy
Unlike last year’s ones, which were like hen’s blooming teeth angry

FannyCornforth Fri 10-Sep-21 12:58:32

Parsley this year’s second rate offering has got rather ugly Nutcracker men on them envy

JaneJudge Fri 10-Sep-21 12:59:02

would you like me to go and fondle one in the M&S foodhall to find out?

FannyCornforth Fri 10-Sep-21 12:59:49

See how happy I was at 7.12 am, compared with my disillusionment now sad

FannyCornforth Fri 10-Sep-21 13:00:37


Does this years light up? I am confused. I had never heard of this till now and I want one. I feel you have all dangled something in front if me and then snatched it way grin

That is how I feel too sad

JaneJudge Fri 10-Sep-21 13:00:38

btw nutcrackers etc. It was never really a thing here in the Uk was it? I first started seeing them in TKMaxx

I like those wooden things though with the the candles and thw hizz round. I'm not sure what they are called. There is one in Chevy Chase and the brother in law breaks it...

Galaxy Fri 10-Sep-21 13:03:18

World shattered in a matter of hours.
I need to get posh advent calender quickly dont I? I decided to treat myself last year because lockdown and they were all sold out, only rubbish left. I might get a gin one.

FannyCornforth Fri 10-Sep-21 13:05:52

You’re right there Galaxy!
And I’ve got a renewed spring in my limp! Advent Calendars!

Let’s regroup and report back on our choices smile

Galaxy Fri 10-Sep-21 13:09:44

I havent drunk alcohol all year so I feel completely justified in having a drink every morning over the festive period. Work might not be so keen though.

TillyTrotter Fri 10-Sep-21 13:10:25

I had light up Gin liqueurs from M&S last year.
Love gin so I bought the Clementine one, the Elderflower one and the Rhubarb one. The spiced plum one will be on the list this year.
Fanny I can send you an (empty) light-up bottle ?
They were very pretty, shame the design has changed.

FannyCornforth Fri 10-Sep-21 13:11:47

Ooh that’s lovely Tilly
This year’s aren’t a patch on that

Kalu Fri 10-Sep-21 13:14:07

I would have bought one of those light up ones….and I don’t even like gin!

I made a couple of light up bottles for GD2. I bought those cork things which contain the battery and voila, fairy lights in a bottle. I am a fairy light addict though. ?

Kalu Fri 10-Sep-21 13:15:32

That’s really pretty Tilly

LauraNorder Fri 10-Sep-21 13:21:17

Oh TillyTrotter you tease. Now searching eBay for last years bottles.