The top five advent calendars you need this Christmas
No matter how old you are, opening the first door of your advent calendar is always a moment to remember and makes counting down the days to Christmas even more special.
With more and more brands opting to embrace this age-old festive tradition, there’s never been more choice when it comes to choosing your advent calendar. We’ve rounded up the best advent calendars on the market this year, guaranteed to give you plenty of festive treats in the lead up to the big day. Find your favourite below and let the countdown begin with one of these stunning calendars!
Is there anything more indulgent than an advent calendar packed full of gorgeous bottles of fizz? After a trying year, this Giant Fizz Cracker from luxury gift store Thornton & France is the only choice for those wanting to celebrate the festivities in style.
It’s packed full of the best prosecco brands on the market – think Bottega Prosecco Gold, Mionetto Prosecco Prestige Black, Trevisana Prosecco and Bottega Petalo Moscato. There are 24 bottles in total so you’ll be sorted all the way up until Christmas Eve, and with two of each variety, it’s the perfect way to find a favourite before treating yourself to the full-sized bottle! At only £140, it’s one of the more affordable alcohol advents on the market, too.
If prosecco isn’t your thing, Thornton & France have got you covered with alcoholic calendars specifically for beer, wine and gin. If you buy an advent calendar this year, make it one of these for the ultimate festive treat. There’s no better way to get through the chilly countdown to Christmas!
This year’s offering from lavish home and body brand Rituals is undeniably the most beautiful advent calendar to arrive on the market! Arriving pre-wrapped in a luxurious gold box tied with a glossy scarlet ribbon, this calendar is guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit.
Inspired by the merry moments we share with the people we love – especially at Christmas – Rituals encourages us to slow down and appreciate those small moments of joy. Worth £150, the festive village is priced at £89.90 and includes 24 treats from each of their renowned collections, inspired by nature and Eastern traditions. There are goodies from their new ranges too, such as the Ritual of Mehr Body Mousse to Oil, Mini Candles and Reve de Hanami Eau de Parfum to name a few.
There’s also a 2D Advent Calendar, priced at £59.90, which contains 24 luxury presents to treat the mind, body and soul. With free delivery, both advents come wrapped and ready to give, making for the perfect present to gift to a loved one or as a treat for yourself!
When it comes to candles, few do it quite like Yankee Candle. For those wanting to infuse their home with cosy Christmas scents, the Advent Wreath comes filled with 24 scented tea lights in eight different festive fragrances, including favourites like Christmas Cookie, Christmas Eve Cocoa and Letters to Santa.
Back for another year with their Surprise Me Advent Calendar is monthly subscription beauty brand Glossybox. Priced at £85 for subscribers and £105 for non-subscribers, this advent calendar is worth over £465 and features 15 full-size products and ten deluxe minis that take you right up to Christmas Day.
The calendar includes big names like Elemis, Sarah Chapman, Pixi, Rodial and Huda Beauty, with an extra special gift to open on Christmas morning! There’s something for everyone – whether that’s beauty, skincare or bath and body, behind every door is something we can’t wait to try out!
Unilever’s 24 Days of Discovery is filled with classic products from some of our favourite everyday brands, including Dove, VO5, TRESemme, Toni & Guy and Radox. If you’re looking for a calendar that delivers all the essentials for some well-deserved self-care, with a super affordable price tag, then look no further. Stand out products include a full-size Dove body wash, TRESemme’s Volume & Body shampoo and conditioner and Toni & Guy heat protector spray.
Although we said five we just can’t get enough of the Christmas magic so have decided to add a bonus entry from Belgian chocolatier Pierre Marcolini. You can never have too much chocolate and Marcolini’s advent calendar takes us on a beautiful flavour journey to a poetic frosty scene of a ski resort nestled in the Italian mountains. This scrumptious countdown is made up of 24 delectable creations including gianduja bells, hearts, Marcolini’s famous Pralinés Anciens and other iconic Maison chocolates.