Fauchon Mini calissons & nougat tin

Provencal calissions are a rare treat – marzipan-like lozenges with a hint of orange blossom water. All the better teamed with chewy nougat in a tin.

Available from Selfridges, £14.99

Hope & Greenwood Mince pie bonbons 

This jar should keep the recipient quiet for a bit – stuffed with chewy, creamy toffee bonbons rolled in magical mince pie dust.

Available from Hope & Greenwood, £8

Pruneaux d’Agen fourres

You’ll be dipping in to these treats’agen’ and’agen’. These plump prunes are prepared to a 16th century recipe, filled with a rich prune cream.

Available from Lakeland, £12.99

Flavour Sensenation hot & cold sweets

Katy Perry might just have tucked into a box of these strange sweeties when she sung’You’re hot then you’re cold’. They’ll be warmly received.

Available from Harvey Nichols, £4.95

Harrods Limited edition caramel selection 

Know someone who fancies pretending they grew up in glittering’caramel shops’ a la the Werthers ad? These superior specimens are for them.

Available from Harrods, £15.95

Selfridges Marzipan vegetables

Far better than a crate crammed full of wizened winter roots from a veg box company. (Sadly does not count as one of your five-a-day.)

Available from Selfridges, £9.99

Cinder toffee’coal’

Not just for the naughty, these rough-n-ready rocks from Tesco are actually chunks of sweet honeycomb coated in coarse sugar tinted the colour of midnight.

Available from Tesco, £2

Niedregger Marzipanerie

When it comes to marzipan, Niederegger has it nailed. Filled, flavoured, enrobed, dessert-inspired, you name it, it’s in this super selection.

Available from Lakeland, £19.99

Ciottoli di torrone

Chewy, gooey, delicious torrone dusted in cocoa. This sophisticated sweetie contains a blend of five honeys; including a slightly salty specimen.

Available from Carluccios, £6.95

Drumstick pencil tin

Bang the drum for this tuckshop treat from the days of the old schoolyard. Make sure you get a handwritten thank you from the recipient.

Available from Selfridges, £6.99

Fabulous fudge selection

Gloriously garish and gorgeous, too. Gorge your way through rainbow-hued flavours like coconut, raspberry ruffle and lemon meringue.

Available from Lakeland, £8.99

Deluxe Maple syrup butter fudge

A great gift for anyone who needs sweetening up, adding maple syrup to the already-sugary base mixture. Crumbly, buttery and irresistible.

Available from Lidl, £1.49