Nothing builds up the holiday anticipation quite like luxury advent calendars and the thrill of opening just one door a day. Oh the self-restraint!
Unlike those of our youth, which often comprised 12 measly pieces of stale chocolate, modern advent calendars are much more glamorous. Accommodating a range of different tastes, styles, and price ranges, there is probably one to suit just about anyone so browse some of our favourites below.
Christmas and candlelight go hand in hand… something Yankee is well aware of and hopes to cater to with their three different advent calendars. Available in book, tree or wreath format, each one includes a carefully chosen selection of fragrances as well as accessories all aimed at celebrating the festive season.
The oft-dubbed silly season is as good an excuse for glitz and glamour as any, and this Wolf & Badger jewellery advent calendar will certainly help you deliver on that front. Featuring 12 different pairs of earrings, it’s available in both gold and silver.
One of three different advent calendars from The Body Shop this year, the Share Love Love & Joy ultimate option contains 25 surprises – including Drops of Youth Concentrate, Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser and a mini skin-tingling Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask. Unfortunately, products can’t be bought online but you can find them in all Irish branches nationwide.
Whether you buy this with someone else in mind or decide to keep it for yourself (we won’t tell!), either way, it’s a great pre-Christmas gift. From brow bestsellers and mascaras to pore primers and face powders, the Benefit advent calendar has a bit of everything.
Sometimes a little R&R is all you need – Cath Kidston is here to help with that. A festive love letter to customers, it has 24 different gifts from their toiletry and wellbeing collection. Certified vegan and PETA approved too.
Charlotte Tilbury is another fan favourite whose advent calendar rarely misses the mark. A great gift for makeup and skincare lovers, the 2021 offering comes packed with 12 of Charlotte’s top picks – including the coveted Pillow Talk Colour Chameleon eyeshadow pencil and the must-have Beauty Light Wand in Spotlight amongst others.
Let the countdown to Christmas (and your best smile ever) begin! Brought to you by sisters Dr Lisa and Dr Vanessa, the Spotlight advent calendar is a tonic in self-care – perfect for ensuring you’re in tip-top shape this December.
If chocolate, makeup and perfume aren’t your thing, craft beers may be. Featuring a range of “extremely limited beers” already sold out in-store, along with some old favourites and a few others you won’t find anywhere else, Molloy’s has made sure that this year’s advent calendar is one of their best. All beers are also 100% Irish-made!
Back for another year, this time Ciaté has teamed up with UK-based illustrator and designer Ruby Taylor for the exterior of their 2021 advent calendar. Known for her feel-good illustrations, the outside is as colourful and fun as your nails will be post-home manicure.
Always in hot demand, the annual Jo Malone advent calendar is already in short supply. Filled with a range of 24 different timeless scents, candles and travel-size bath & body delights, this year’s set includes favourites such as the basil and neroli cologne, the wild bluebell body/hand wash and English pear and freesia body crème.
For some people, new stationery is their dream gift – keep those people very happy with this stationary advent calendar from Paperchase. There’s a different stationery treat behind each window and you could also be in with the chance to win one of four golden pens worth £100 to spend at Paperchase.
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