So, when we think of Advent Calendar first thing springs in to our minds is – “Chocolate”. Probably, most of us love chocolate, however for those who doesn`t or for those who are watching that precious waist line, there are many exciting option available this year, I am glad to say.
What are the options? From beauty products to vodka to candles, I have looked around and searched the whole internet to find the best alternatives out there and picked my favourites for you to consider.
What do we want from advent calendar ? Well, for me it has to be: presentation , how inviting and festive the calendars looked displayed in my home, and of course the quality of the presents behind each door. Another very important factor is – whether the calendars are good value for money.
These are my choices.
Lookfantastic Advent Calendar 2017 (Worth Over £300.00) £79.00
Unlock the magic behind this year’s ‘Beauty in Wonderland’ Advent Calendar by lookfantastic.
Housed in a decadent and elaborately decorated case are 25 beauty products that have been carefully selected, wrapped and boxed, ready to be spritzed and loved . The advent calendar includes 9 full-sized products and 16 deluxe samples; 19 of which are exclusive to lookfantastic. Together, these will guide you through the festive season. Worth value of £300.
Usually Advent calendars are for children and us ladies, however we should not forget about our men. I am sure this advent calendar will go down well and put smile on their faces. Cleanse, moisturise and scrub, the ClarinsMen 12 Day Advent Calendar provides all.
What could be better than a surprise treat every day for 12 days?
The 12 best-selling makeup treasures wrapped in a glamorous, gorgeous Magic case that transforms in to the ideal jewellery case after all of the gifts are opened. It includes : Matte Revolution Lipstick, Walk Of Shame and Magic Cream Moisturiser.
This luxury advent calendar from Molton Brown houses classic favourites and scented luxuries amongst new fragrances hidden and waiting to be revealed behind each door.
Since 1973, Molton Brown have been on a journey of scent discovery. They travel the world to source the rarest ingredients and bring them back to England to blend the finest fragrances, destined to create unique moments of pure escapism. Discover intoxicating aromas, indulgent bath and body care, sophisticated gifting luxuriously wrapped with Molton Brown’s iconic gift boxes and finished with their signature grosgrain ribbon. Gloriously scented collections for him, for her, for the home.
This beautiful John Lewis tea light advent calendar comes with 24 scented tea lights and holder. Perfect for counting down to Christmas. Different scented tea light for each 24 evening before Christmas. Perfect!
6. Exclusive Advent Calendar by Rituals £59 – my favourite!
Countdown to Christmas with 24 Rituals surprises, including 4 special advent candles. Share the gift of relaxation this holiday season as each door contains a wonderful product for you or a loved one. Beautifully presented in a luxury gift box, this truly is the perfect present to give, or to get!
Advent candles: the story behind
The period leading to Christmas is called advent. Advent starts 4 Sundays before Christmas and to mark the beginning of this festive period, a candle is lit. Each week a new candle will be lit and by Christmas all 4 candles will shine beautifully and Christmas has arrived.
Enjoy the 12 Days of Christmas in style
- The Shining Stars of Holland & Barrett Beauty
- Featured in Cosmopolitan and on ITV’s This Morning
- Including some of your favourite beauty brands
Introducing the Holland & Barrett Natural Beauty Advent Calendar. A great gift behind every door for friends, family or more importantly, yourself! Including some of your favourite brands as well as a range of product vouchers to use across the festive season. A perfect excuse to get ready and relaxed for Christmas.
Brands included in this beauty bonanza are Dr Organic, Dead Sea Spa Magik, Pure Potions, Naturint, Weleda, Faith In Nature, Facetox, Sukin, Yes To, Trilogy, Beauty Kitchen and Miaroma – get your face, skin and hair feeling beautiful this Christmas.
If you love your fizz then opening this calendar every day will be your idea of heaven. Behind each door there’s a 20cl bottle of sparkling wine for you to drink, including Prosecco, Cava, Sparkling Pinot Noir and Rose from Italy, Spain and Australia. Christmas Eve’s door even has a mini bottle of Laurent-Perrier Champagne – helping you start the celebrations early!
96 tea bags in foil sachets.
Discover 24 days of premium tea with Newby’s luxury limited edition Advent Calendar. A beautiful gift for tea-loving friends and family, celebrate the festive season and count down to Christmas with the help of the world’s finest tea.
The House of Newby Calendar showcases our beloved London HQ adorned with snowflakes and a luxe festive ribbon. Behind its white doors you’ll find 24 numbered drawers filled with a selection of blends from the Classic Tea Bag Collection.
Redesigned for 2017, each drawer contains 4 individually wrapped tea bags in sachets depicting a sublime collection of vintage Indian textiles. Perfect for sharing, celebrate the holidays with a stunning calendar inspired by the craft of fine tea.
10. Chase Advent Calendar 2017 £129.95
The ultimate countdown for the festive period, Chase Distillery’s very grown-up advent calendar contains 5cl miniature bottles of 14 different Chase products, listed below. Delicious, British sipping to celebrate the year – you’ll need a healthy dose of will-power to ensure not all doors are opened by the 5th December!
These are just some of them. Have you found your favourite yet? If yes, please share.