Unveiling 2023's Best Advent Calendars 🎄🎁❄️

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From beauty to stationery, explore this year's most unique and sought-after advent calendars.


Can you hear the sleigh bells ringing?  It might be too early to ask if you have been naughty or nice for Santa this year, but it certainly isn’t too early to start making plans to treat yourself or your loved ones this Christmas! What better way is there to get excited for the biggest holiday of the year than advent calendars, opening a lil' something each day for an entire month. We have put together some of the best or unique advent calendars for you with a wide range of products- beauty, socks, tea, stationery and jewellery- we recommend you check them out ASAP because they will sell out quickly!

 Harvey Nichols 🤩

Luxury brand Harvey Nichols have said that they are going to outdo themselves with their Beauty Advent calendar this year and that it is going to be extra-special! Their calendar has 25 drawers with a wide range of 45 beauty items (including 25 full sized items) from beloved brands such as Augustinus Bader, Maison Francis Kurkdijan, Charlotte Tilbury, Escentric Molecule and Fenty Beauty. By widespread request, the items include beauty vouchers such as eyebrow shaping from a Shavata Singh eyebrow expert. Their beauty team has carefully selected every beauty product with the goal of satisfying even the most picky beauty fanatic and has made sure that those quiet moments that we can use to pamper ourselves in the stressful days leading up to Christmas are going to be the most luxurious imaginable! The calendar is available at all Harvey Nichols stores and online at £250.

Charlotte Tillbury 💄🫦

One of the most sought out calendars every year is Charlotte Tilbury's. This time Charlotte has released the Lucky Chest of Beauty Secrets Advent Calendar. Discover her beloved make-up and skincare products in every single one of its twelve drawers! Decorated in maroon and gold with jewelled drawers, the calendar contains a variety of travel and full-sized iconic items such as Charlotte’s magic cream, airbrush flawless setting spray, hots 2 lipstick among others. It's available on the brand’s website for £160.

GAIA Skincare 🧼💚

Treat yourself with award-winning natural skincare and spa brand Gaia Skincare’s first-ever Advent Calendar instead of going to the spa! Embellished with gold foil snowflakes and a green colour palette, the calendar consists of a wide selection of 24 face, body and bath products including GAIA’s Support Strengthening Fitness Gel, retinol-rich eye Serum, soothing Sleep Balm as well as items with their signature scent of Awakening, Balancing and Calming. The calendar is £175 and available on their website and with certain spa partners in the UK and Ireland. 

The Body Shop 🫧🧼

Is The Body Shop one of your go-to beauty brands? If it is, the brand is selling three different red, green, and blue advent calendars decorated with gorgeous pop-up illustrations called “ Advent of Wonders" (£59), “Big Advent of Wonders” (£95), and “The Ultimate Advent of Wonders ( £145). Each calendar contains a wide range of 24-25 Body Shop product faves each that include massage balms, cleansing butters, body butters, hand balms, shampoo, conditioners, pillow mists, sheet masks and many more items that made from natural ingredients. These calendars are available in Body Shop stores and on the website.

Big Advent of Wonders
Advent of Wonders
The Ultimate Advent of Wonders

 L'Occitane 🧼

L’Occitane has released three quirky, colourful and whimsically designed advent calendars containing 24 products each that any beauty lover will love to splurge on this Christmas! The advent calendars are the Luxury Advent Calendar £115), Advent Calendar ( £62), Reusable Advent Calendar ( £180) which each contain some of the brand’s bestselling products across skin, body and skin such as their Immortelle Divine Cream, Overnight Reset Serum, Shea Butter Hand Cream interspersed with other items! If these irresistible products aren’t enough, L'Occitane has designed all the calendars so that they can be re-used especially the reusable advent calendar which is refillable! Waste not, want not! All calendars are available at selected L' Occitane stores and on their website!

Luxury Advent Calendar
Reusable Advent Calendar
Advent Calendar

Sassy Shop Wax 🫧

Sassy Shop Wax’s eagerly awaited girly pink and brown advent calendar is overflowing with 24 deliciously indulgent products that are perfect for beauty lovers such as Mini Sugar Body Scrubs, Mini Whipped Soaps, Lip Balms, Wax Melts, Sassy Accessories and more. The brand is releasing a  limited amount so put your name on their waiting list! Priced at £49.99. Check out their website for more.

Pandora 📿

If you are looking for a little something special that sparkles this Christmas, beloved jewellery brand Pandora has just dropped their limited-edition UK exclusive “12 Days of Pandora” advent calendar containing 12 boxes including their elevated heart necklace, padlock & necklace key charm pendant, mouse stocking charm, a jewellery box voucher and many more! If that isn’t enough, the person who buys the advent calendar will also be able to obtain one of the brand’s pink travel boxes as well as a cleaning kit. The advent calendar is available at the brand’s website for £350.

Sockshop 🧦

Suffer from cold feet? Well, we may have found something for you. The sock and hosiery brand Sockshop's festive Christmas Advent Calendars in partnership with charity Emmaus UK that come in three different designs for ladies, men and couples (the last of which has been released for the first time ever)! Each calendar contains 25 pairs of high quality bamboo socks ranging from classics to colourful Christmas designs. If you need yet another reason to buy this calendar (not that we think you’ll need it) and hit two birds with one stone, 10% from all calendar profits will be donated to the charity that offers shelter, work and tries to build sense of community with homeless people. All calendars are available at the brand’s website at £79.99 each.


Newby Teas 🫖

Are you the kind of person who loves curling up with a cup of hot tea? If you are, then you should definitely take a look at London tea brand’s Newby. They have an Calendar called the Tea Palace - inspired by India’s famous Rajasthani palaces and exuding a regal aura. Their calendar has 24 drawers which contain 4 tea bags each, ranging from classics such as Assam, Darjeeling and English Breakfast to other kinds like Jasmine Blossom, Morrocan Mint and Oriental Sencha. Underneath the drawers, there are samples of Newby’s loose leaf-teas such as Vanilla classic, Masala Chai and Indian Breakfast. Believe us when we tell you that this a tea lover’s paradise! The calendar is available at the brand’s website at £85.

Martha Brooks 📝

Martha Brook’s Stationary Advent Calendar is the perfect gift for any person who loves stationery! After being snapped up by eager buyers last year, this year’s advent calendar has been redesigned to resemble the comforting design of a patchwork quilt capturing the cozy and reassuring mood of Christmas time. Inside, there are 24 iconic stationary items waiting to be discovered such as a personalized notebook, 2023 calendar, correspondence cards, luxury pens, gold stationary accessories, paper products and more! The calendar is available on their website for £99.

Halfords 🔨

We've got something a little different. Are you tired of looking at beauty advent calendars? Well, car enthusiasts will be thrilled to know that Halfords has dropped their first-ever limited-edition advent calendar called the Halfords Advanced 40 Piece Hand Tools Advent Calendar (£30). Composed of 39 tools and adaptors that comes with a practical case keep them in, you will never have to worry about not having that basic tool again! The advent calendar is available at the company website and in 100 stores across the country.


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