It’s Nearly Here! Count Down To Christmas With Some Of This Year’s Advent Calendars
It may be October, but we can almost hear the jingle bells because Christmas is right around the corner. Are you gearing up for the switch on for your local Christmas lights, the reopening of Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland and or perhaps looking forward to attending one of the country’s array of Christmas markets? Well, December brings some wholesome energy whether you’re cosying up on the sofa watching your favourite Christmas films, snacking on tins of chocolate and mince pies, looking at your neighbours Christmas lights, or jamming out to some Christmas classics, these are some of the best things about this time of year. Did we miss something? Oh, and Advent Calendars of course!
Whether you love creating your own, opting for the ones filled with your chocolate of choice, or investing in one that will give you a treat to look forward to on each day during the lead up, Advent Calendars can be one of the best ways to get excited for the wintery season of celebration (or perhaps a nice way to ease the stress of the planning!) From luxury and affordable beauty, to jewellery, stationery, wine and even socks (yes you heard that right) we’ve got you covered.
So, as you write your wish list or brainstorm gift ideas for your loved ones, count down to the 25th with our roundup of some of this year’s Advent Calendars to shop!
Fancy like treating yourself to some luxury beauty this Holiday? For the person who has everything, this YSL Beauty Advent Calendar is a great way to transform the countdown to Christmas. With 4 full size products and a gift, you can look forward to 24 days of beauty surprises including lipsticks, mascaras, perfumes, and skincare. For £220, every day will feel like Christmas!
Back for 2022, the much-loved Debenhams Beauty Advent Calendar is jam-packed with fan-favourite brands’ products! Retailing for £90, this 100% recyclable open-book style calendar features drawers of full-size and travel-friendly mini products from brands such as Lancôme, Elizabeth Arden, Urban Decay and Bondi Sands. Not only will you be adorned with £280 worth of products, but you will also be treated to a number of exclusive promotional codes throughout the month which can be used on the site – Christmas has come early!
Are you a Benefit babe? This December, you can get your hands on the brand’s Advent Calendar with 12 of their best-selling pocket-friendly products, to keep you company wherever you’re heading this holiday (and beyond). Stocked full of items from their iconic brow range, a bronzer, blush, and a bunch of eye products. So, whether you want to stock up on minis of some of your fave products, or perhaps looking to find a new fave, this box is for you!
Christmas has come early this year all thanks to the Harvey Nichols Beauty Advent Calendar. With 25 days (yes the whole 25 days) of treats to be opened, this calendar is packed with 30 of the department store’s most iconic brands including Maison Francis Kurkdijan, La Mer, La Prarie, Fenty Beauty, and Charlotte Tilbury to just name a few. With 12 full sized products, and 34 additional items for that little extra pampering and TLC, to be discovered. Surprise visits are also made from vouchers to some of the Harvey Nichols beauty services. This is a real Christmas treat!
If you checked out our site last week, you would’ve seen the announcement of Sephora arriving in the UK (if you didn’t, check it out here for more info) and they haven’t come to play as they landed with a wide offering of Advent Calendars to kickstart the upcoming holiday season. Their Multi-Brand iteration comes in at £139, with a worth over £700, with 34 products (with 17 of those being full sized) from the industry’s cult brands: Huda Beauty, KVD, Elemis, Nars and Neom. Their Premium Calendar boasts a complete edit of 24 full-sized Sephora beauty must-haves. For £69.99, you’ll be treated to a plethora of products including mascara, eyeshadow, lip balm, and quartz roller. There’s even a calendar to beat those post-Christmas blues! All Sephora Advent Calendars are available to shop now on the FeelUnique website until the rebranding to Sephora on the 17th October.
The Winter can sometimes take its toll on our skin so why not be ahead of the game with Dr Hauschka’s luxury Advent Calendar? The sustainable, reusable box houses 23 travel sized treats from the brand, and a full sized Rose Day Cream, to keep you stocked up through the colder months. Each gift is wrapped individually for that same excitement as Christmas Day itself. Priced at £90, and with a worth of £129, our skin will be thanking us this season!
Getting into the festive spirit, W7’s Beauty Blast Advent Calendar sparks 24 days of beauty magic! Priced at £19.95 and containing a variety of full size and travel size hair accessories, makeup, and beauty tools, this is a beauty advent calendar that won’t break the bank. Supporting the brand’s mission to reduce waste of single-use plastic, it is made from individual cardboard boxes, making it easy to recycle too! If 24 days is too long to wait to open every box, the brand is also offering a 12 day alternative for £14.95. A great gift or stocking filler that treats loved ones to a beauty gift every day in the run up to New Year’s Eve, so the celebration doesn’t have to end!
Who says we can’t be treating our hair this December? Beauty Works have thought of us with their new Advent Calendar! With a worth of £300, you can sleigh your mane this festive season with the calendar’s 12 luxury and exclusive haircare treats. Priced at £180, this marks the brand’s biggest advent calendar to date. Featuring the Limited Edition GOLD Professional 25mm Curl Tong (ahem, a brand new styling tool exclusive), everyone is sure to be envious of your curls at Christmas dinner. Replicating the joy of opening gifts, each number includes a box to unwrap your beauty surprise. With new styling products, luxurious hair accessories, and some of the brand’s bestselling hair products, this really is what dreams are made of!
Calling those obsessed with jewellery! This year, why not try out a bespoke advent calendar that will help elevate any piece from your wardrobe? Over the course of 12 days, this personalised advent calendar gifts you a collection of Abbott Lyon’s best-selling jewellery pieces, designed so you can layer up and mix and match for multiple looks. Priced at £249, each recipient can choose from gold or silver contents, whilst also receiving initial jewellery and birthstones of your choice, products with a value of over £500 and finally, completed with your own name placed on the front of the calendar.
24 chapters of Christmas by Accessorize, the perfect start to any winter book! This year you can get your hands on a women’s jewellery Advent Calendar for £45. With over £100 worth of items, this Accessorize offering sweeps you into 24 days of excitement as you open the doors to stud earrings, dainty hoops, stacking bracelets and a necklace. Whether you’re looking for an accessory to accompany you through the party season or perhaps a timelessly wearable option for the rest of the year, this has you sorted. What’s more, you can match with your child with a kids offering of the Advent Calendar, aimed for those between 4-8. Behind each door lies a treat from the likes of clip-on earrings, bracelets, clips and completed with a necklace on Christmas Eve!
Who said Advent Calendars had to be chocolate or beauty? Welcome the return of Aldi’s Wine Advent Calendar for £59.99. Back and better than ever, this calendar contains a line-up of mini wines from refreshing sparkling and fruity whites to dry rosés and full-bodied reds. Available exclusively online from the 30th October, this is one to set a reminder for because they are sure to go quickly. This December you can be your own wine connoisseur!
Everyone needs socks for Christmas but why wait until the big day to get them? This year you can be ahead of the game and dip your toes into some festive fun with the SOCKSHOP’s 2022 Advent Calendars. Available in sizes 4-8 and 7-11, you can receive a pair of socks perfect for the season every day of December. Each pair of bamboo socks (which are skin-friendly, moisture wicking and breathable) will be hidden inside their own gift box, with styles ranging from novelty Christmas designs to simple classics to enjoy all year round. Partnering up with homelessness charity, Emmaus UK, this year 10% from each sale of the 25 Days of Socks calendars will be donated to help support the charity’s work – offering a home, meaningful work, training enterprises and a sense of belonging to those experiencing homelessness.
It is heart-warming for SockShop to see the continuation of this initiative with Emmaus UK. Emmaus UK does an incredible job to help to alleviate the problems facing vulnerable people and families which is now needed more than ever in the current climate.
Alok Ruia, Director of SOCKSHOP
Martha Brook Stationery
For all those stationery and organisation lovers, Martha Brook’s 24 Days of Stationery Advent Calendar is the ultimate personalised luxury treat. Back with a brand-new design, inspired by illustrated children’s books, evoking the wonders of a hidden garden, and capturing the nostalgic and fairytale mood of Christmas (ah don’t you miss it?), discover 24 items of stationery hidden behind each day’s foil box – designed to look like a row of colourful books on a shelf. For £95, the calendar includes luxury pens, a set of correspondence cards, gold accessories and assortment of chic paper goods, so every day offers something different to be enjoyed. Keeping Martha Brook’s ‘Love our Planet’ ethos in mind, this is also 100% recyclable with no plastics and can even be reused!
Is it even Christmas if we don’t mention Lush? The Lush Advent Calendar is back with a carefully selected range of products to bring you in during the lead up to the 25th! Alike the past 7 years, the 2022 box has been designed by ARTHOUSE Unlimited, a charity presenting the artistic talents of adults living with complex neuro-diverse and physical support needs. Filled with 25 vegan products to use every day, including 2 retro products from previous Lush Christmas collections and 2 made exclusively for this year’s Advent Calendar, from bath bombs and bubble bars to perfumes and lip scrubs. Made from recycled paper board and ribbons from recycled plastic bottles, this box is ideal for storing your Lush treats forevermore!