Advent calendars used to be a treat reserved for children but that has changed within the last few years with an explosion of advent calendars aimed at adults coming to the market.
We’ve picked some of our favourites that you and your loved ones will enjoy this festive period.
Beer Hawk World Lager Beer Advent Calendar (£55)
This calendar is the ideal gift for the beer lover in your life. The calendar contains 24 lagers from 24 breweries so you can discover a new beer every day. Handpicked by Beer Hawk’s in-house experts there’s a range of modern craft beers and all-time classics.
Available from: www.amazon.co.uk
Baileys Advent Calendar (£18)
Baileys have created an advent calendar that brings together chocolate and Baileys for an indulgent countdown to Christmas. The calendar features a Baileys chocolate truffle every day until the weekend before Christmas when 3 mini bottles of Baileys are unveiled for the perfect celebration on the 22nd, 23rdand 24th.
Available from: www.debenhams.com
Esthechoc Advent Calendar (£44.99)
If you love chocolate and beauty this calendar is for you. Esthechoc have created an award-winning beauty chocolate. Designed by world-class chocolatiers in Milan and scientists from Cambridge this chocolate is indulgent whilst containing ingredients that help your skin. At only 38kcal a day and vegan-friendly there’s no reason not to give it a go.
Available from: www.esthechoc.com (Use code “Christmas” for 10% off)
Diptyque Advent Calendar (£320)
Paris based luxury goods company Diptique is a firm favourite of bloggers and celebrities, creating iconic high end home and personal scents. Their 2018 calendar includes 25 miniature gifts including scented candles, eau de parfum and huille de parfum. The ideal calendar for anyone who loves luxury scents.
Available from: www.selfridges.com
Mugler Angel Advent Calendar (£115)
Know someone obsessed with Thierry Mugler’s Angel? – This calendar is for them. Over 12 days the calendar provides mini Angel scented products including eau de parfum, shower gel, body lotion and hair mist.
Available from: www.debenhams.com
The Space NK Advent Calendar (£250)
2018 sees the first ever Space NK advent calendar. This open out box features 25 pull out drawers containing beauty favourites from new brands such as Drunk Elephant, as well as bestsellers from Sunday Riley, Eve Lom and more. With a value of £600, this limited calendar is not to be missed.
Available from: www.spacenk.com
Lookfantastic Advent Calendar (£79)
Lookfantastic is also offering an incredible beauty advent calendar. Containing 25 beauty treats from some of the best brands in the beauty industry including Glamglow, Omorovicza, Illamasqua and Percy & Reed. Worth over £300 this calendar will cover all your skincare, tanning, haircare and cosmetics needs.
Available from: www.lookfantastic.com
The Body Shop 24 Days of Enchanted Advent Calendar (£45)
If you’re after a more body care based calendar The Body Shop has you covered. Worth £85 this calendar features bath and body must-haves as well as some skincare favourites, such as shower gels, face masks and body scrubs. All packaged in an adorable owl themed box.
Available from: www.thebodyshop.com
Jo Malone London Advent Calendar (£300)
The Jo Malone calendar is illustrated with the façade of the home of Jo Malone London and contains 24 gifts to make your run up to Christmas super indulgent. Containing everything from candles to colognes, Jo Malone’s iconic products are bound to put you in the festive spirit.
Available from: www.jomalone.co.uk and Harrods
MAC Shiny Pretty Things Calendar (£125)
MAC’s advent calendar is a must have for any makeup addict. Containing everything from perfect skin prep to dressed up lips and statement smoky eyes this calendar will help you get party ready this festive period.
Available from: www.maccosmetics.co.uk
H&M Advent Calendar with jewellery (£24.99)
H&M have created an advent calendar for the fashion lovers. Behind every door of their calendar you’ll find a piece of jewellery ranging from earrings to rings to bracelets to necklaces in various designs.
Available from: www.hm.com
Clarins Men 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar (£60)
Clarins have created the ultimate male grooming calendar. Utilising the power of plants and science Clarins provides skincare that contains the most effective ingredients to protect and improve the look of the skin. Worth £110 the calendar contains 12 mini Clarins Men grooming products including eye cream, face wash and shampoo.
Available from: www.johnlewis.com