January is all about saving money, staying in and being kind to yourself. Sure, we'd love to add an exotic getaway into the mix but until payday comes (in what feels like 52389507235 years) we're making do with the little things in life.
That's right: perfect, indulgent hot chocolate whenever you like it - none of that packet stuff, this is the real deal.
Why we rate it
This nifty machine is designed with an automatic milk frother and heats up to 65°C, making it super easy to create the perfect, barista-style hot choccie every single time.
Just choose a chocolate, such as grated chocolate flakes, and pour into the milk while the hot chocolate maker does the rest.
Add a crackling fire for maximum effect - and obviously, a few mini marshmallows.
While last year the gadget was available in copper and silver, currently only the silver has been re-stocked but we're sure the bronze version will be on it's way soon.
What the reviews say
If you're a chocolate fan and don't want to fork out over £50 for a hot chocolate maker, Aldi's could be the best option.
"My son said it is best hot chocolate. Believe me, he is an expert at hot chocolate tasting!!"
"I was thinking of buying a well known but expensive brand, but bought this one to see if we'd actually use it enough. I'm glad we did buy it as it does the same job and we're really pleased with it."
"I love this. Makes the perfect hot chocolate. Easy to use and clean. Highly recommend."
"Oh my word! What a brilliant piece of kitchenware, I think I'm going to be using a lot of hot chocolate. Fabulous."
"We've had the hot chocolate maker for over a month now and it's amazing. I've used the Hotel Chocolat velvetiser and this one is so much better."