Christmas is the perfect time for a spot of retail therapy, so why not indulge in one of these luxe Advent calendars? We have picked out and sampled something to suit every taste favourites. Foodies are sure to be thrilled by Fortnum & Mason’s feasting calendar and Joe & Steph’s gourmet popcorn-themed calendar, while beauty fanatics can stock up on the most-anticipated calendar launches of the year the Liberty bumper beauty Advent calendar or Glossybox Reasons to be Happy Calendar that always has a long waiting list.
Kids can choose from Milledeux bow-themed calendar or Fortnum’s Filled Wooden House Advent Calendar to get their sugar fix, and those of us who prefer a more traditional grown-up chocolate Advent calendar then head to Charbonnel et Walker Advent Calendar for their truffle packed offering.
Fortnum & Mason Feasting Advent Calendar, £200
An Advent calendar created especially for the foodie in mind. Stocked with quality Fortnum & Mason products to create the perfect mug of tea and hot chocolate, along with preserves, condiments, biscuits and alcoholic tipples. This is one Advent calendar you’ll want to stock up on quickly ‒ trust us, it’s not going to hang around for long.
Jo Loves Christmas Advent Calendar, £300
On the first day of Christmas your true love could give you the most divine beauty calendar going. A wreath design calendar filled with some of Jo Loves’ bestsellers and worth £459, and our favourites have to be the Rose Petal candle, Mango Thai Lime travel fragrance and a full-sized surprise on the 25th December. This is one beauty Advent calendar that you’ll want to get out of bed early for.
Glossybox Reasons to be Happy Advent Calendar, £99
The Glossybox calendar is back and it’s better than ever this year. Presented in a blush pink and gold marble effect design, it offers some of the world’s hottest beauty brands, from a full-sized Fenty Beauty shimmer stick, Pixi glow mist, Huda Beauty matte lipstick and MUA eyebrow pencil. The calendar is a great way to get excited about the countdown to Christmas, even when the festive season might quite not be the same this year.
Drinks By The Dram The Premium Gin Advent Calendar, £84.95
Here’s something for the ultimate craft gin fan in your life. Make their countdown to Christmas memorable with Drinks By The Dram boozy gin packed Advent calendar ‒ expect 24 of the world’s best gins wonderfully presented in wax sealed drams and available in generous 30ml bottles. We can’t think of a better way to cheers to the up and coming festive season
Charbonnel et Walker Advent Chocolate Truffle Advent Calendar, £70
24 days of Charbonnel et Walker’s British finest sweet treats lies behind the doors of this limited-edition Advent calendar. It is ideal for those in need of a luxury chocolate fix, with a signature array of milk and dark chocolates and chocolate truffles beautifully presented in an elegant pull-out drawer calendar display in the hue of the season, gold and red.
L’Occitane Classic Advent Calendar, £53
What could be better than waking up every day to L’Occitane’s spa-packed calendar of much-loved heroes? Expect shower gels, body moisturisers and hand creams, all featuring uplifting and calming aromas. Plus, a beauty Advent calendar under £100? We’re sold.
ESPA There’s No Place Like Home Advent Calendar, £145
ESPA’s 2020 calendar offering features a whole host of the brand’s signature spa products across skincare, bodycare, home fragrance and haircare, with a mixture of ESPA’s signature natural and essential oil enriched formulas. Plus, you’ll find a selection of deluxe-sized beauty treats including the best-selling Optimal Skin Pro-Cleanser – what’s not to love about this calendar?
Fortnum & Mason Fortnum’s Filled Wooden House Advent Calendar, £135
If there is one advent calendar that will get children in the mood for Christmas, its Fortnum’s Wooden House Advent calendar. Jam-packed with traditional Christmas chocolate coins, fruit pectin jellies, chocolate Santa’s and snowmen – this is not your average advent calendar that will end up in the recycling bin come the 25th December, this is one to treasure for years to come due to its wooden construction.
Milledeux Christmas Advent Calendar, £95
If you want to stay clear of sugar, Danish childrenswear brand Milledeux has created a calendar in which each drawer opens to reveal a surprise of a bow-filled hair accessory. You’ll find a wide range of bow-themed hair clips and hair ties in a range of sizes and designs, including our favourite, a Christmas tree hair accessory – the perfect addition to any Christmas Day look.
Joe & Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar, £25
If you are a fan of award-winning brand Joe & Seph’s range of British handmade popcorn, then look no further than its Gourmet PopcornAdvent calendar. You will find a variety of unique flavours (19 in total) such as brandy butter and pumpkin spice, and they contain only natural ingredients and using an air-popped cooking process that results in exquisite taste and crunch, hence all the Great Taste awards the brand has won over the years. This beats your standard bag of popcorn any day of the week.
Cowshed 24 Day Advent Calendar, £130
24 days of Cowshed goodies lies behind the doors of this bestselling Advent calendar. It is ideal for those in need of some serious TLC, with comforting bath & body oils and calming pillow mist, along with illuminating serum and hand creams.
Jo Malone Advent Calendar, £320
This is one Advent calendar to get excited about this year. Jo Malone has combined a whole host of beauty minis, such as Blackberry & Bay body creme, Pine & Eucalyptus miniature candle and fragrance favourites including Pomegranate Noir cologne and Tuberose Angelica cologne intense. What we are most excited about finding, however, is the extra special beauty treat behind door number 24.
Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar, £215
You know when it’s officially beauty Advent calendar season, when Liberty release their most-sought after beauty calendar which is always ready to sell-out fast. Items were hand-picked by the expert buying team at the Liberty beauty hall and the calendar features almost £800 worth of products. Brand highlights include Votary, Nars, Augustinus Bader and a Liberty print washbag – not forgetting Diptyque’s Baies 70-gram candle.
Charbonnel et Walker Peter Rabbit Advent Calendar, £20
We challenge you to find anyone who isn’t a fan of chocolate and the wonderful world of Peter Rabbit, and the chocolate alone for this Advent calendar will make you want to photograph every single treat inside. The iconic Peter Rabbit characters are beautifully illustrated decorating a Christmas tree on the front of the box and inside children will discover 25 chocolate treats featuring transfer-printed Peter Rabbit images.
ClarinsMen 12 Days of Christmas Calendar, £60
For all those dedicated ClarinsMen skincare fans, this is the grooming Advent calendar for you. Open the 12 numbered doors to reveal timeless classics such as the After Shave Soother and Super Moisture Gel, along with SOS Hydra Mask and Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum when your eyes are in need of perking up in the morning.