It’s the mooooost wonderful time of the yeaaaaaar! You know who sang that? Andy Williams and do you know what he was talking about? Probably crackling fires, marshmallows and the rest of the innocent 1960s Christmas stuff, but if he released the tune today, he’d be on about gin pong.
Gin pong – it’s like beer pong but for middle class people!
This set comes with 12 plastic gin tumblers as well as two green and two yellow ping pong balls.
At £13.99, the product is more than worth it – I mean, it’s a game which involves chucking things and then drinking – how could it not be fun? I suppose if you’re a Mormon with bad hand-eye coordination then it wouldn’t, but you get what I’m saying.
ASDA meanwhile are releasing their own cheese advent calendar for the finer customer out there too!
It’s set to feature 24 individually wrapped cheeses in 5 different varieties such as Applewood, Mexicana, and Jarlsberg.
Blogger Annem Hobson, the brains behind the contemporary take on the calendar revealed to The Hook:
Cheese. I love it. I’d go as far as saying I love it more than chocolate.
After searching high and lo and discovering there shockingly wasn’t already one on the market, I launched a campaign after creating one handmade prototype last Christmas.
The response was overwhelming with over 11,000 of you cheese lovers signing up to get one in 2017.
After a busy year of figuring out packaging, wrapping my head around contracts, retailers, trademarks and more, I’m thrilled to announce that they will be on sale in Asda stores nationwide!
The shopping giants recently released the ultimate cheesy chips pizza, much to the delight of stoners across the country.
The 13.5 inch pizza only sets you back £4.50 which I think is a fair deal?
You could just get a cheaper margherita and then put some chips on top but hey, let’s not poop at the party.
An ASDA spokesperson said:
We know the nation has a soft spot for cheesy chips – it’s an undeniable guilty pleasure that deserves to be honoured and what better way than on top of a pizza?
If you’re looking for the ultimate indulgence to create the perfect ‘big night in’, look no further.
Going back to drinks though, if food really isn’t your thing (when it comes to advent calendars, I mean – I’m not endorsing abstaining from food), then there’s a gin calendar for all you semi-alcoholics out there!
To kick-start the month, you’ll receive a full-sized bottle of gin before receiving a variety of tonics to open each day in the lead up to Christmas.
Behind the windows, there are a range of branded tonics, including Fever Tree and Fentimans, Double Dutch, Franklin and Sons, Bottlegreen and London Essense.
It’s not just standard tonic either, there’s a range of flavours to compliment the gin – including pomegranate and basil, cinnamon, tangerine, and cucumber and watermelon.
Can I really justify spending £100 on a Gin advent calendar? ? 1 Gin a day for 25 days is pretty convincing
— Katie Hudson (@katiehuds0nn) September 27, 2017
Fuck it , I'm guna buy the £100 gin advent calendar!!!
— ♋Nic♋ (@Bondilicious11) September 29, 2017
The calendar is now available from The Pip Stop for pre-order and it costs £99 – which is fairly steep compared to what you’d usually spend on an advent calendar, but think of the cold glasses of G&T.
If gin isn’t your thing, The Pip Stop are also selling a whole range of Christmas gifts, including whiskey baubles, vodka baubles and wine advent calendars.
You can pick up you gin-pong from gettingpersonal.co.uk.