CHRISTMAS is always a time to get out the good biscuits and buy in a few packs for presents to take to friends and families if you’re visiting them over the festive period – and Mull-based Island Bakery’s beautifully designed gift tins fit the bill perfectly.

For traditionalists, there is Classic Recipe Shortbread which offers the perfect balance of crunch, sweetness, and the rich butter taste you can only get from an all-butter recipe, priced at £7.77.

More adventurous munchers might prefer Orange, Cranberry & Pecan Shortbread, described as a “harmonious blend of sweet and tangy flavours, perfectly capturing the essence of the holiday season” and priced at £10.69.

At £9.50, there’s Peanut Choc Chip & Toffee Shortbread which promises “enticing nuggets of toffee, crunchy peanuts and melt-in-the-mouth dark chocolate chips”. Another one that’s perfect for Christmas is Date & Walnut Shortbread – a classic fruit and nut combination, also priced at £9.50.

Lemon Melts are not shortbread, but Island Bakery’s most popular product offering a burst of citrusy goodness and priced at £11.82.

Island Bakery caters to all tastes and for those who prefer savoury over sweet, there are three rich and satisfying cheese flavours: Traditional Cheese, with Onion and thyme, and Harissa with Chilli & Cumin.

Sustainably made in Tobermory with certified organic ingredients, Island Bakery biscuits are available from and in farm shops, delicatessens, health food shops, organic specialists, and department stores around the country.