We've been searching high and low for some of the best advent calendars this year. And the best ones always go fast. With less than a month until 1st December, you might want to read this list quickly.
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The Advent Calendar from The Beauty Rooms is back again by popular demand. Open a window every day throughout December to reveal a unique voucher that you can redeem throughout 2024. From luxury manicures and pedicures, massage and facials to monetary vouchers and so much more, The Beauty Rooms is encouraging you to treat yourself, or spoil a loved one to make 2024 the year of self care. The treatment vouchers are worth over £500!
£250, available from The Beauty Rooms
The Body Shop is celebrating small acts of positive change with their Advent Calendars this year by using more recyclable packaging and using Community Fair Trade ingredients. Our favourite is The Advent of Wonders which contains 24 little surprises designed to pamper you during the festive season, and beyond. You'll find body butters, hand balms, shower gels and lip balm to name but a few of the products waiting to be discovered. And with entire collection from The Body Shop you can trust that you're buying high quality ingredients whilst supporting farmers and artisans across the world to receive a fair price in return for their skills and knowledge.
It's fantastic value, containing £119 worth of products - with an extra 10% OFF when you use code: ADVENT 2023
£59, available from The Body Shop
Pop into the Sephora store in town to choose from a selection of Advent Calendars from Sephora. The Sephora Favourites Advent Calendar, with 36 deluxe and full size treats, sells at £189 and is worth over £1000. Expertly curated, it contains an enviable mix of luxury skincare favourites, cult-favourite makeup brands and luxury scented products, making it the perfect choice for someone special... and by someone special, we mean you.
£189, available in-store from Sephora
This beautifully styled Advent Calendar is filled with a selection of decadent truffles to give your days a taste of luxury throughout the month of December.
£39.95, available from Plaisirs
Curated by the M&S in-house beauty team, this year's M&S Beauty Advent Calendar contains 25 hand picked products with skincare treats from Origins, Aveda, REN and Clinique, luxurious bath and body products from This Works, L'Occitane and Nuxe and makeup from Benefit, Pixi and Clinique, and finish with a spritz of Shay & Blue fragrance. Best of all, it's worth £340 but it's yours for just £45 when you spend £35 on full-price M&S clothing, homeware or beauty*.
£45*, available from M&S
These modestly priced Crystal Advent Calendars are so on trend right now. They are available from Lucy Rose Jewellery and they bring something a little bit different to the Advent scene, for the fantastic price of just £25. There is limited availability so don't leave it too long to get yours.
£25, available from Lucy Rose Jewellery
£12.50, available from Not On The High Street
Count down the days to Christmas with this wooden advent calendar rule from Not On The High Street. Move the train along the numbers until you reach the big day - it's a lovely way to keep things simple in the run up to Christmas.
£10.95, available from Not On The High Street
This curated set of seasonal fragrance is delivered in an advent book, bringing you a kaleidoscope of sparkling Christmas candles to brighten up your winter evenings throughout December. The designs include shimmering constellations in lovely jewel tones.
Available from The Lexicon
Boots delivers great value again this Christmas with their ultimate No7 Christmas countdown with a collection of 23 full sized products, including their top selling Retinol and Day Cream. With £433 worth of products for just £140, it will definitely help you to "celebrate the skin you're in”.
£140, available from Boots.
This gift box helps you to countdown to Christmas by bringing scents of the Channel Islands into your home. Packed with 25 Individually wrapped wax melts. combining a mix of festive scents and best sellers, enjoy a new fragrance every day leading up to Christmas Day. Each wax melt will give you a whole evening and more of fragrance throughout December. They are available to pre-order and will be dispatched mid November as a fantastic gift or a treat for yourself.
£29.99 from Island Aura
Enjoy 24 days of cookies with the Winter Biscuit Advent Calendar from The Biscuit Box. This cookie collection is made in Guernsey with a different winter design behind each door. The chocolate based biscuits are all individually iced with a festive theme. Pre-order for collecton from 29th November.
£39.50, available from The Biscuit Box.
The Dr. Hauschka Beauty Advent Calendar is one for skincare enthusiasts. It contains 23 travel size treats and a full-size gift on Christmas eve. Dr. Hauschka products are 100% natural and organic and certified to NATRUE standards. Free from synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives and free from mineral oils, parabens, silicone and PEG.
£67.20 (rrp £90), available from allbeauty
The Faybelline Advent Calendar is hand sewn locally and you can choose from these four designs this year; Stag, Santa’s Train, Ice Skating and Santa’s Workshop. They are a great eco-friendly option as a keepsake that can be used year after year. You choose the treats and pop one in each pocket.
£45, available from Faybelline
Another favourite from Sephora is The Future Is Yours Advent Calendar. It contains Sephora own brand products, valued at £75, but the real value with this advent calendar comes with the QR codes that you'll find with each of the 24 gifts. They’ll take you to exclusive tutorials and makeup hacks on TikTok to make sure you get the most from your daily surprise.
£49.99, available in-store from Sephora
The world’s first Gourmet Marshmallow Advent Calendar returns for its seventh year. From Not On The High Street, it features twelve classic, festive and sweet inspired flavours.
£23.95, available from Not On The High Street
The Big Advent of Wonders is bursting with head-to-toe products to pamper your body, including shower creams, body scrub and a mask or two - but we're not giving any more details away. You'll need to wait until you start opening your calendar in December to find out more! If you can wait that long...
£95 (worth £173.50) - Don't forget to use code: ADVENT 2023 for an extra 10% OFF
Fill your December with 25 days of Jo Malone scented treats.
Mood-boosting home fragrances, popular colognes in miniature, seasonal adornments and a couple of full-sized surprises await.
£350, available from Sephora.
Hotel Chocolat has a variety of advent calendars from the Up To Snow Good Children's Advent Calendar at £8.50 to their Grand Advent Calendar at £75. We have always been a fan of their Truffles for Two sharing calendar. They also have kids & vegan options. See the full variety here and pop into the store in town to see what they still have available.
from £8.50, available from Hotel Chocolat.
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!
£65, available from Waitrose.
Made by The Craft Cave, a small family business in the UK which specialises in personalising gifts, this advent calendar comes in various shapes and can be decorated by you. Choose from a Christmas Tree, Reindeer, Penguin or Santa and fill the slots with treats of your choice.
£11, available from Etsy.
24 Days of Glam is brought to you exclusively by Sephora, with 24 of Benefit's bestsellers for brows, face, lashes and lips. Open one a day to uncover your beloved beauty besties and find new faves. With contents worth £281 it's the holiday present that keeps on giving.
£145, available from Sephora.
With a selection of miniature fragrances to enjoy in the run up to Christmas and a larger treat for Christmas Day, these new and improved wax melt advent calendars are perfect for your daily festive fix. Best be quick with this one though, numbers are limited.
£25 from Melting Moments Guernsey
No Missing Out with this plant based Advent Calendar. It's filled with Creamy Choc Drop shaped pieces, made from non-dairy alternatives to milk chocolate. Free from dairy, gluten, egg, nuts, and suitable for vegans, the Nomo Advent Calendar is the perfect way to celebrate this festive season.
£5, available from Waitrose.
A favourite from Cadbury is Dairy Milk so this Dairy Milk Adult Advent Calendar ticks a few boxes for us. There are 23 chocolates inside and a tablet chocolate bar to enjoy on day 24. Cadbury also has a selection of the standard Dairy Milk and Cabury Heroes calendars, and there's a 3D Santa's Workshop Advent Calendar for the little ones, standing over 40cm tall and containing 24 Cadbury treatsize bars.
£10, available from Cadbury Gifts Direct and local supermarkets
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