Advent calendars have moved on a long way since I was a child. No more the delight of just seeing what picture was behind the numbered door, or if I was lucky, a chocolate.
The trend is now to make the advent calendars more focussed for an adult. And we really do get treated. Over the last few years I have had them as part of my Christmas present and they really do start to make you feel special for the whole of the run up to Christmas, rather than just the big day.
Here are my top 5 of the unusual and best advent calendars I have found this festive season.
The Beauty Advent Calendar
This fabulously indulgent beauty advent calendar is crammed with great luxury products with its contents worth so much more than the cost of the calendar.
This is a delightful gift for beauty enthusiasts or to treat yourself. It consists of a collection of 25 full and deluxe size products and is brimming with radiant skincare heroes, makeup must-haves and beautifully scented fragrance favourites.
In addition, Sisley, Dermalogica, Lancôme, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Elemis, Clarins, BECCA and Charlotte Tilbury invite you to receive a complimentary gift or service at one of their John Lewis & Partners in-store counters. This is a great way to continue enjoying your calendar even when Christmas is over.
For the Gin Lover Advent Calendar
The countdown to Christmas will be merry, warming and aromatic with this Edinburgh Gin Advent Calendar, full of a variety of 25 mini 5cl gin bottles.
Something for the man in your life
So that this isn’t completely biased towards advent calendars for us ladies, here is a fab calendar if the man in your life likes craft beers.
This Advent Calendar contains a selection of bottled beers brewed by different brewers, offering a variety of lagers and pale ales.
I can’t say I am a beer connoisseur but I’m sure
The Advent Calendar For Paper Lovers
As a planner addict I couldn’t leave out this wonderful stationery option.
So if you’re more inclined to pens and paper than chocolate then here you have it. The perfect gift for all of those paper-a-holics.
Expect to find notebooks, pens & pencils, a Paperchase voucher and so much more. The countdown to Christmas has never felt so rewarding… or inky.
The Advent Calendar For Craft Lovers
This one is my personal favourite, and I hope Mr H reads this!
Why not make a crafters dream come true with this ultimate crafters advent calendar.
It contains 24 achievable projects for every day running up to Christmas.
You will be knitting, crocheting, weaving, making macrame, needle felting, making pompoms and cross-stitching.
This box is perfect for complete beginners through to more experienced crafters.
Crafty Advent Calendar Box 2019 – Wool Couture