Advent Calendars have come a long way since we were young, no longer when you prize open the little window, running the risk of slashing yourself with a paper cut, are you met with some sorry looking sprig of Holly, or a pathetic, sad Snowman, ohhh no. Like the Christmas jumper, Advent Calendars, have undergone a modern day transformation, no longer are they deemed kitsch or trashy, your more likely to find a designer luxury goodie in the form of a grooming product, accessory or even a little wee alcoholic beverage, if your lucky. We’ve assembled a selection of the best you can possibly find and that haven’t sold out yet more importantly, but we suggest you act super FAST.
Now lady’s first, as it should always be gentlemen and let’s start off with a real corker. What could be better than a surprise treat every day for 12 days on the lead up to Christmas, for the leading lady in your life? Housing a cult selection of A list Makep Up artist, Charlotte Tilbury’s best-selling make-up treasures, wrapped in a glamorous magic case that transforms in to the ideal jewellery case after all of the gifts are opened.
One for the boys now, well or for the ladies, we aren’t sexist here at Clothes-Make-the-Man and remember sharing is caring. The Whisky Advent Calendar Red from Drinks By The Dram is a sumptuously sophisticated way to count down the festive period. Indulge in a fine selection of twenty-four whiskeys ranging in origin and maturity – one day you’ll be enjoying a single grain staple, the next you’ll be trying a more rare Speyside single malt speciality. But word of advice, obviously, always drink sensibly, but maybe don’t get into the habit of opening the windows in the morning, think of it a second a relief after a long hard day.
Christmas is a great time for candle light Andy what better way to do it then with this Count-down to Christmas special Yankee Candle Advent Calendar. Every day reveals a Tea Light candle in one of 6 seasonal scents and a special treat on the 24th! Light a new candle each day and celebrate the Festive Season. Experience New and Classic Yankee Candle festive scents including all NEW The Perfect Tree, NEW Spiced White Cocoa, Sparkling Cinnamon, Winter Glow, Snowflake Cookie and Macaron Treats. Ahhhhh
Back to one strictly for the ladies, this cracker will definitely get you and keep you in the good books as it’s packed with skincare and beauty favourites, from and exclusively for the Selfridges advent calendar. It promises to banish dull winter skin and is valued at a whopping £250, this treasure trove includes the complexion lifting Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength and Peter Thomas Roth’s Cucumber Gel Mask, all highly sort away, trust me. Enjoy a full sized Beautyblender LINER.DESIGNER, NYX Professional Makeup soft matte lip cream and The Pen eyeliner from 3INA to complete your look with impact.
Now one definitely for the adults out there, and when I say Adult I seriously means it, But if you’re on the hunt for a unique Christmas countdown, then turn to Amorelie’s erotic advent calendar. Perfect for partners, open a door a day to reveal high-quality toys and accessories for spicing up your festive season. A stylish gold-toned box encases the gifts and sits discreetly on your dressing table, fitting seamlessly into your seasonal décor.
Another one couples can share, but maybe in a different kinda way is the Molton Brown’s Cabinet of Scented Luxuries advent calendar. With every door opening up to reveal an indulgent little gift, it’s one of the most opulent ways to celebrate the festive season. From body washes and lotions to eau de toilettes, each treat is infused with one of the brand’s iconic fragrances.
What about the kids ? Yeah we can’t forget about the younger members of the family and whether boys or girls, everyone loves Lego, but if I take could get any better it’s only blinking Star Wars Lego. Ensure a galactic Christmas as you count down to the big day. Open a door every day to reveal 24 different LEGO Star Wars themed gifts. There are minifigures, starships, vehicles and other collectables ready to surprise you!
There are 7 minifigures plus a fun holiday-themed figure. The vehicles include The Ghost, The Phantom, Stormtrooper transport, Rey’s speeder, Millennium Falcon, Snowspeeder, Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle, Y-wing, TIE Striker, Hovertank, AT-ST, blaster cannon, snow blower and a sled with boosters! Weapons include 3 blaster pistols and 2 blasters! Accessory elements include a wrench and a crowbar. O M G !
Back to us fellas, Christmas can be a wearing time and when we are trying to look our best, we need as much help as we can get Andy none better than the wonderful ClarinsMen 12 Days of Christmas Calendar. This is packed full of all their great best selling products ideal for male skin, including the ClarinsMen Smooth Foam Shave Gel, ClarinsMen Shave Ease Oil, Exfoliating Body Scrub, ClarinsMen Active Face Wash, ClarinsMen Exfoliating Cleanser, ClarinsMen Super Moisture, ClarinsMen Shampoo & Shower, Relax Bath & Shower Concentrate and ClarinsMen line Control Balm to name a few.
OK so getting back to a more traditional form of Advent Calendar, well in terms of chocs behind the windows is this Advent Calendar from Selfridges. Counting down the days to Christmas shouldn’t be a chore, so reach the festive day with style courtesy of Selfridges Selection and this year’s signature Christmas Countdown advent calendar. Containing 24 Belgian milk chocolate treats shaped in festive motifs, the recognisable bright yellow trim and candy cane stripes personalise the fold-out selection.
This is the last of our selections for the ladies and it comes in the shapely form of this Ciaté London’s mini mani month. Is this theultimate holiday beauty haul? Carefully packaged in individual boxes with 19 mini paint pots and 1 full size including 4 new and exclusive shades! Inside one box you’ll find a special limited edition surprise, alongside 1 mini treatment and 1 magical nail topper. Featuring crème shades in the new and improved Gelology formula, pair with Gelology top coat for longer lasting wear and uber shine! (I’m reliably informed it will mean a lot more to the fairer sex).
Last but by no means least is this cracking Advent Calendar from Welsh knitwear specialist Corgi who have created this feastive offering packed with a season’s worth of fresh socks. From the first day to the 23rd, each drawer holds a cotton-blend pair in Fair Isle and festive patterns, while Christmas Eve reveals a luxurious cashmere-blend design. The handsomely illustrated box makes it a thoughtful gift for someone or even YOURSELF, go on spoil yourself.