We've been out and about searching high and low for some of the best advent calendars available to buy locally. Here is a list of our favourites. Yes, there's chocolate, but there's a whole lot more to choose from too, from beauty to gin! (Yep, you read that right!)
We know it's early... but we also know that the best advent calendars always sell out way before Advent starts, so be quick if you want to shop local and get your hands on one of these top picks.
The Feelunique Beauty Advent Calendar is bursting with luxurious beauty treats, with a mix of new and iconic picks from Charlotte Tilbury, Emma Hardie, ELEMIS, Aromatherapy Associates and more... We’re not giving away any more details, but if you really can’t wait to find out what's behind those doors, you’ll find all of the details here. This one costs £99.15, but with 27 indulgent treats and products worth a total of £385, we think it's a steal!
£99.15, Feel Unique.
The Everything Advent Calendar from Hotel Chocolat contains a different chocolate every day, from all of the best selling genres. Along with old favourites, there are three new varieties for this year’s advent calendar - Orange Chocolate Pot, Lemon Cheesecake and Peanut Butter.
£26. Hotel Chocolat.
Images: Hotel Chocolat
Hotel Chocolat has a second option we love, and this one is made to share.Truffles for Two has a variety of two truffles each day for the Christmas countdown.
£26. Hotel Chocolat.
Our favourite from Allbeauty in Smith Street is L'Occitane's Classic Advent Calendar, which holds s selection of their most-loved products. You'll find iconic Verbena and Almond shower products, youth-boosting Immortelle skincare, and their best-selling product, the Shea Hand Cream. This Advent Calendar is made out of 100% cardboard obtained from sustainable forestry, and it's good value at £45.83.
£45.83. All Beauty.
Boots delivers value again this Christmas with their 12 day No7 beauty advent calendar, which they say has £184 of products for just £47, helping you to "celebrate the skin you're in”.
It includes Intense Volume mascara, a mini Protect & Perfect intense advanced day cream, Early Defence glow activating serum and Lip and cheek tint, to name but a few.
Waitrose has the Fever-Tree Gin & Tonic Advent Calendar on sale for £60. Each day you’ll discover either a mini-bottle of craft gin or a can of Fever Tree - there are 12 of each, which have been expertly selected to complement each other… Cheers!
Waitrose also has the Tony's Chocolonely advent calendar. It's a Fairtrade option which is plastic free and reasonably priced at £16.99 - what’s not to love! There's a mini chocolate bar every day, with 10 different flavours so your favourites will pop back up again.
If you love essential oils and luxurious skincare, then this is the one for you, available in a few spots around the island but we spotted it at Lavender Rooms.
Unlock the doors of our advent calendar and reveal our best-selling beauty products to experience the power of Essential Oils skincare. Inside you get 6 Full-Sized, 13 Deluxe-Sized and 4 Sample-Sized products to discover your complete beauty routine.
£104. Lavender Rooms.
Boots also has a Ted Baker Advent Calendar for £45. It's filled to the brim with exquisite bath & body icons for utter self indulgence, Makeup essentials to perfect the ultimate look, as well as some special accessories. Behind these coveted doors is a celebration of Ted Baker's beauty experience.
This is a treat for chocolate lovers, and it's also a way to help support the local festivities. The team at Ben Le Prevost have created an advent calendar showcasing Guernseys Christmas lights, and they will be donating £3 from each sale to the St Peter Port Christmas lights fund. It's available to preorder in store.
£26. Ben Le Prevost.
Image: Ben Le Prevost