1. Hand-decorated Lebkuchen Soldier, £3.75, Bettys (01904 659142; bettys.co.uk)

2. Star biscuit, flavoured with orange zest and star anise, £4.80 per bag, Ottolenghi (020-7727 1121; ottolenghi.co.uk)

3. Ho Ho Ho tiny cupcake, £1 each, from a festive selection at Lola's Kitchen (020-7483 3394; lolas-kitchen.co.uk)

4. Dark chocolate Christmas bauble filled with caramelised Piedmont hazelnuts enrobed in Toscano 70 per cent and dusted with cocoa powder, £10, William Curley (020-8332 3002; williamcurley.co.uk)

5. Citrus truffles in red box, £7.99, including the box, Flour Power City, available at good markets around the country (020-8691 2244; flourpowercity.com)

6. Snowflake biscuit, £8, Biscuiteers (08704 588358; biscuiteers.com)

7. Christmas-pudding tree hanging biscuit, £2.50, Konditor & Cook (020-7261 0456; konditorandcook.com)

8. Small 150g dark organic Christmas tree, £8.50, Montezuma (01273 324979; montezumas.co.uk)

9. Gingerbread man, £1.20, Peyton and Byrne bakeries and by mail order from 020-7580 3451; peytonandbyrne.com

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