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TOP 4 ADVENT CALENDERS
The first day of December means one thing: Christmas Day is almost here. If, like us, you’re a fan of counting down the days, then you’re in for a treat. We’ve put together our favourites from this year’s selection – and there’s truly something for everyone
Little luxuries, every day
Where to begin with this bumper beauty box? Exclusive to us, the Beauty Advent calendar features 25 full-sized and miniature beauty treats from a range of luxury skincare, fragrance and makeup brands.
Thoughtfully put together, you’ll find gorgeous gifts like Marc Jacobs eyeliner, Chloé perfume, MAC lipstick and the much-loved soy cleanser from Fresh, to name just a few. And the best bit? It’s been compiled so that each product complements the day. You’ll find This Works pillow spray for Sunday night sleep, Bobbi Brown mascara for that Thursday night out, and Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream for Christmas Eve, so you can wake up feeling fabulous.
Gin-gle all the way
Looking for something a little more grown up and altogether boozier this year? This is the Advent calendar for you. Housed in a beautifully designed box, Edinburgh Gin’s Advent calendar takes you on a journey through gin, with 25 different flavours to sip your way to Christmas Day.
Known for their small-batch distilling and dynamic range of flavours, the kind folk at Edinburgh Gin have packed their Advent calendar full of festive spirit, including firm favourites like plum and vanilla gin, elderflower liqueur, and the original London Dry. There’s even a Christmas gin too, because why not?
Mistletoe… and tea?
As a nation of tea lovers, it makes perfect sense that there should be a more festive way of sipping your daily brew. So, say hello to the tea Advent calendar from Milly Green, packed with 24 different types of tea to tickle the taste buds.
Milly Green’s designs focus on contemporary re-imaginings of classic themes, and this Advent calendar is no exception. Adorned with beautiful illustrations of festive scenes, discovering which blend hides behind each door makes tea time even more delightful. Pop the kettle on and enjoy.
Build your own Christmas city
If you’ve got kids, chances are Christmas isn’t Christmas without LEGO. And if your little ones can’t quite wait until the big day for their latest toys and treats, this should tide them over until the 25th.
A unique take on the traditional Advent calendar, LEGO City includes 24 different surprises waiting to be discovered day by day. Featuring items like buildings, vehicles, characters and, of course, Father Christmas himself, children and grownups alike will love waking up each December morning to find out what’s behind each door.