10 best Christmas biscuit tins of the season

What's Christmas without a novelty Christmas biscuit tin?

Christmas biscuit tins

by Piper Huxley |
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Whether you're buying a neighbour a tasty box of biscuits as a Christmas present, or you want to make sure you're stocked up on treats for any visitors you might get over the festive period, there's no doubt you'll be shopping for some Christmas biscuit tins at some point in December. And if you've got a weak spot for novelty Christmas biscuit tins like us, a box of biccies from the supermarket won't do the job. Something festive may make a more personal gift...

Best Christmas biscuit tins at a glance

Best Christmas biscuit tin: Christmas Biscuit Selection Tin - View Offer at Fortnum + Mason
Budget Christmas biscuit tin: Lakeland Foraging Biscuit Tin - View Offer at Lakeland
Best vegan biscuit tin: Vegan Shortbread Tin - View Offer at Boots

A festive tin of British biscuits can become a talking point during Christmas time, and they'll take pride of place on the kitchen worktop or the coffee table. Once all the biscuits have been eaten, the tin can be used next year for more biscuits, or they can be used to store random bits and bobs you need to organise around the house.

To help make your search for the best Christmas biscuit tins on sale this year a little easier, we've rounded up some of our favourites that we think will make lovely gifts for yourself or a loved one. Move over Bake Off, we've left the baking essentials to the experts - from British favourites to something a little more premier, we've got all the goods...

Best Christmas biscuit tins

Best Christmas biscuit tin

Ideal for those who enjoy sharing - and those who don't, this Christmas Biscuit Selection Tin from Fortnum and Mason comprises two layers, ensuring the treats stay as fresh as can be throughout the festive season. It's simply overflowing with the brand's beloved and irresistibly tempting holiday treats, from Ginger and Pecan to Nutcracker.

Best milk chocolate biscuits

Courtesy of John Lewis, perhaps these Cartwright + Butler Milk Chocolate Chunk Biscuits in Tin may be to your taste. The milk chocolate chunk biscuits embody a timeless Yorkshire recipe. The delicate, buttery crumb is filled with ample-sized pieces of velvety milk chocolate. Delivered in an exquisite, blue biscuit tin, featuring a distinctive clip-lid style.

Customer review: "I bought these biscuits to give visiting family as a gift and bought a tin for my own family. These must be the best chocolate chip biscuits I've ever had. They have no taste of added salt at all like so many other brands. Just utterly delicious and I will buy them again. I recommend them though they were gone far too quickly."

Best Christmas shortbread biscuit tin

We recommend the Waitrose Christmas All Butter Shortbread Tin for a timeless, wholesome addition to your festive spread. Timeless crumbly, buttery shortbread shapes that delicately melt in the mouth, crafted in the scenic Scottish Highlands. Perfect for any festive occasion that beckons a cup of tea and a delightful biscuit. Sounds lush...

Customer review: "Definitely worth snapping up when on offer! Makes a great Christmas gift, or thank you present, at any time in a tin that can be reused again and again. Buttery shortbread. Good flavour. The only issue is how quickly it disappears!"

Best teatime Christmas biscuit tin

If your loved one likes a cheeky cuppa, then look no further. Thanks to John Lewis, tea lovers everywhere will be rejoicing with the Cartwright + Butler Christmas Teatime Selection Tin. A wonderful Christmas treat, the reusable tin contains Chocolate Brownie Biscuits, Orange and Cranberry Shortbreads and delicate English Breakfast Tea.

Budget Christmas biscuit tin

Perfect for your loved one who adores foraging, whose kitchen is adorned with cottage trinkets and antique mixing bowls, this Lakeland Foraging Biscuit Tin is ideal for nature lovers everywhere. A pretty tin, featuring a foraging design with charming illustrations, it’s filled with Grandma Wild’s Rhubarb & Crumble Biscuits and All-Butter Apple Cookies.

Customer review: "This 'all seasons' attractive tin full of delicious biscuits is excellent - both for serving from & contents! It certainly replaces the old-style biscuit barrel and is filled with interestingly flavoured crumbly biscuits at the most reasonable price. Thank you, Lakeland."

Best Christmas ginger biscuit tin

What's more Christmassy than a musical biscuit tin, filled to the brim with gingerbread men? We're not quite sure. In celebration of the festive season, Selfridges has this Gingerbread Musical Biscuit Tin to provide some Christmas magic. Perfect for indulging alongside a cup of tea, revel in the fiery flavour, accompanied by the tunes of seasonal jingles.

Best novelty Christmas biscuit tin

Biscuiteers have lovingly recreated the iconic characters from Raymond Briggs' story in beautiful biscuit form. The Snowman Biscuit Tin has been created for the festive season, to be enjoyed by the whole family. Nine gingerbread biscuits are hidden within a keepsake tin, with an optional gift message and three months shelf life. Enjoy!

Customer review: "A perfect gift for grandchildren instead of sending advent calendars. They loved them."

Best biscuit tin for lovers of dogs

Once this Grandma Wild’s Merry Woofmas Biscuit Tin has been emptied, why not use it as a treat box for your furry friends? A cutely decorated Christmas tin, complete with two scrumptious biscuit flavours - Ginger & Lemon and Chocolate Chip, perfect for pairing with a cheeky brew. It's any dog lover's dream tin... What a win!

Editor's choice

Enjoy 12 iced gingerbread biscuits in the shape of the iconic piece of the Monopoly game. This Monopoly Biscuit Tin may still cause arguments, though. But, it wouldn't be Christmas without a board game - and a family fight to go with it. Limited Edition, this iconic game has been brought to life and will last on the shelf for up to three months, too.

Customer review: "This was my first time ordering from Biscuiteers and I wasn't disapppointed. I got this Monopoly biscuit tin as part of a Birthday gift for my young son who likes to play Monopoly. Once the biscuits have been eaten nice to have a nice keepsake tin that can be used to store other things."

Best vegan biscuit tin

Your dairy-free or plant-based pal doesn't have to miss out! At Christmas, everyone should be able to chow down and enjoy some festive grub. That's what Christmas is all about, surely? This Vegan Shortbread Tin, courtesy of Boots, is a great gift for your vegan loved one. Plus, the tin can be kept as a keepsake, once the biscuits have been savoured.

Customer review: "Lovely gift that will be well received by vegan relatives we’re sure. Just disappointed that the only shops it was available in were very few and far away, so had to pay for Click and Collect."

Verdict: Which is our favourite?

Our favourite is the Christmas Biscuit Selection Tin from Fortnum + Mason. It's filled with a wide selection, making it perfect for sharing. It's a real Christmas cracker - and would make the most beautiful gift.


What is the biggest selling biscuit in the UK?

Last year (2022), the best-selling British biscuit of 2022 was McVitie's Ginger Nuts, according to British Corner Shop UK. Yes - can you believe that these crunchy, fiery nibbles are well-loved for tea time - or just for a sweet treat?

Is a Jaffa cake a biscuit or a cake?

When it comes to biscuit history, this is the age-old question. McVitie's have been making the Jaffa Cake since 1927, but were challenged when labelling them as 'cakes' in 1991. Then, the debate began: dividing families, ending friendships and sparking a historical legal dispute between McVities and Her Majesty's Customs and Excise.

During this court case, McVitie's baked a giant Jaffa Cake to prove that Jaffa cakes were cakes - and not biscuits. Does that settle the argument? Probably not - but, they are legally recognised as chocolate-covered cakes, says Kerseys.

Piper Huxley is a Homes, Garden and Wellness Product Writer for Yours, an all-rounder who will write on anything from décor to wellness. When not scouring the net for the best home bargains, Piper is listening to a musical soundtrack and tending to her houseplants.

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