OMG can you believe this is the first of our annual Christmas Gift Guides, therefore indicating 2022 is hurtling towards a close. With the first Sunday in Advent only being last weekend and the first window of our Advent calendars, literally, taunting us to open it and surprise us with its content.

Over the last decade, we have seen the beauty and grooming industry creating all sorts of spectacular Christmas Advent calendars which have gained a cult following as consumers rush to purchase them. However, this is no longer exclusive to this industry, this year we see amazing examples from Chocolatiers to Many example of Lego Calendars right the way through to alcoholic beverages across the spectrum and while we talk about appealing to the adults, even examples for the joys and past times of adult couples to share in their downtime, shall we say.

First up we have something sweet to whet your appetite. Who can refuse a biscuit with their daily cuppa and who better to provide you with this sweetness than the Nation’s favourite, yes not just any Advent calendar, but an M&S 24 Biscuits til Christmas Advent Calendar. This delicious example contains all our favourites, filled with Vanilla, Honeycomb and my personal fave the Clementine Biscuit Creams and all suitable for vegetarians.


It’s the Christmas present that gives, and gives, and gives… ! Give someone a fresh gift every day until to the big day itself with one of these big, big 25-pair boxed SOCKSHOP Christmas Sock Advent Calendars! That’s 25 different pairs of quality bamboo socks — one pair for every day — hidden inside the double-door gift package, and each in their own individual festive gift box!

There’s a choice of a men’s set or ladies’ set of these Christmas socks, beautifully presented in exclusively designed packages, fastened with a big, beautiful satin bow.

Now understandably football is everywhere at the moment, with the World Cup recently kicking off. Now the 2022 football advent calendar is replete with exciting surprises that would delight and thrill football fans as the 2022 FIFA world cup comes to a close and the Christmas celebration comes close. This advent calendar for kids and adults contains exciting surprises for the 24 days leading to Christmas.

The OTO Advent Calendar is packed full of luxury CBD formulas that have been carefully curated for the Christmas season – worth £599.

Offering a calm Christmas countdown with CBD experiences that have been hand-picked by the experts, OTO’s advent calendar will cut through the festive chaos. A selection of award-winning favourites, combined with new and exclusive products will leave you skin radiant and glowing. From day cream and body oil to night face mask and pillow mist, this 12 day build-up makes the perfect gift for beauty buffs – or why not treat yourself this season.

Do you remember the feeling of excitement you’d get in the lead up to the holidays as a kid? Unmatched, right. Well, so we thought until Drinks by the Dram bottled up and advent calendar of Irish whisky miniatures. A more grown-up affair, the label invites you to get it the festive spirit with 12 samples of exceptional Irish whisky. Each morning (or evening perhaps) peel back the door to reveal a range of single malts to be enjoyed neat, on the rocks or with your favourite mixer.

Or maybe this is more your cup of tea, or rather seasonally appropriate, cup of Hot Chocolate ? The Whittards Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar for Two. 24 days dedicated to all things hot chocolate. Indulge in 12 delectable flavours, from signature classics to creative, cutting-edge concoctions, with double servings nestled in each drawer. Showcased in a glamourous star themed patterned calendar, it’s a gift that can be treasured for years to come.

If you’re wondering what to get your green-thumbed plant lover this festive season, then allow us to introduce you to The Urban Botanist’s plant advent calendar. Designed with discreet light holes to ensure the plants (including succulents and other low-maintenance options) receive all the light that they need, the limited-edition delight is filled with 24 surprises to make the countdown to Christmas even sweeter. Oh, and every item will arrive individually wrapped in festive tissue paper, too.

In this Luxury Advent Calendar are deluxe minis of much-loved L’OCCITANE full-size favourites. Let’s start everyday of December (re)discovering the best of our products, including our latest novelties. Every drawer will bring you a special body, hair or skincare treat. 24 days of utter pampering,

Oh no! Something terrible has happened: Santa Claus’ golden book has disappeared! It contained a complete list of all the Christmas wishes. If the book isn’t found by Christmas Eve, there will be nothing but sad faces around the tree on Christmas morning. It is up to you to save Christmas — and time is of the essence!

The thief’s trail leads you to a remote mountain village. You quickly notice that something strange is afoot here… but what? And where has the golden book gone?

This advent calendar is an EXIT game and an adventure story all in one. To find the golden book, you must open a little calendar door every day. Behind each, you find a new exciting puzzle, the solution of which will help you to move onto the next room. Only if you follow the clues and solve all 24 puzzles will you find the thief and the book… and save Christmas.

Increasingly with sustainability a key trend driving purchase decisions – you may want something a little more reusable and ethical. Enjoy the best of what Harry’s has to offer with their Limited Edition Advent Calendar (£69) that dispenses daily treats – stacked with daily Harry’s heroes, including a limited edition Truman razor, in Christmas red, skincare essentials, a limited edition scented candle and a drawstring bag to house all of your new goodies in (see full contents list below with a value of £170). 

As part of Harry’s ongoing mission to help those affected by the mental health crisis (see more information here), the final block reveals Harry’s Christmas donation to Shout– the UK’s first, and only free confidential 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone struggling to cope. 

Countdown to Christmas in true Fortnum & Mason fashion. Crafted in the shape of a classic Fir, the design of this wooden advent calendar features all of your Fortnum’s favourites – from a Camellia Teapot and F&M Hamper to our iconic Piccadilly Façade. The beautifully decorated tree-shaped piece is certain to become a treasured family heirloom.

Lastly, if you are after something a little, deeper, truly sustainable and reflective of the true meaning of Christmas, how about the charity, CAFOD’s Family Advent Calendar 2022.

Their 2022 online Advent calendar for families has a daily reflection and free activity for you and your family in preparation for Christmas. Join them as you  journey throughout the season of Advent with our global family.


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