The countdown to Christmas couldn’t be more exciting, or could it?
In previous years, the rise of advent calendars has seen more exciting contents than actual presents, and sometimes comes with a much higher price tag too. The feeling of a new treat each day enhances Christmas excitement levels as well as gets us in the festive spirit as soon as possible. Not only do they make lovely gifts for friends or family but can add an element of self-love if you choose to treat yourself (which we couldn’t encourage more). We try out advent calendars that don’t just include a tiny nibble of chocolate, let us know your recommendations in the comments.
Tea or coffee?
There’s nothing cosier than a hot drink during the colder months. For a special touch this Christmas treat a coffee lover to a Personalised Coffee Advent Calendar Box (£49.99). Just Love It have released a coffee advent calendar for you to have a budding new flavour each day throughout December. 25 Nespresso compatible coffee pods express 13 different flavours for those who require that caffeine buzz. A perfect opportunity to try new flavours and open up your coffee pallet.
If you’re not a coffee lover, Holland and Barrett have also released a 24 Day Tea Advent Calendar (£4.99) with a selection of carefully chosen organic teas. From fruit to herbal each tea has a new flavour. Name a better way to start your day!
Debenhams Beauty Advent Calendar
If you like to dress up over the Christmas period, accompany your glamorous looks with high end beauty products from Debenhams with their Beauty Advent Calendar (£45). It can be difficult to choose which beauty advent calendar to pick with so many on the market, however, worth over £190 with brands such as Nars, Murad, Benefit, Kat Von D and Clarins all accompany the festive countdown. The advent calendar is made up of mini boxes which give the feeling of a special gift each day.
Advent candle of dreams
If advent calendars aren’t your thing, Norma & Dorothy have released an Advent Calendar Candle (£14.00). The countdown has never smelt nicer, perfect for grownups this stylish candle gives scents of luxury and settle you down during the winter evenings. Burn for an hour each day from December 1 to Christmas Day, however if you can’t help yourself and burn it for a little longer… that’s okay too. The 180ml jar candle is presented in an apothecary style jar with lid and filled with a natural soy wax. Hand poured in our Manchester workshop, the candles are personalised to order before being beautifully packaged by hand.
M&S Beauty Advent Calendar
Shaped like a star, Marks and Spencers have really pulled it out the bag this year. Now available, their beauty advent calendar is worth £300 with products from REN, Pure, Nuxe, Murad, Formula Absolute and L’Occitane. The ultimate beauty calendar for any luxury beauty lover, M&S don’t do things by half.
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Text: Ellie Botti
Images: Debenhams, M&S, Just Love It, Holland and Barrett, Norma & Dorothy