The Best Advent Calendars Money can buy🎁

Yes it’s the 1st of December again and yes it is the most wonderful time of the year. However, it all feel a little different this year in 2020, but we’re here to make sure it’s special and to help you along the way in discovering everything you could possible need to have a truly memorable Christmas.

The first door of your Advent Calendar can be opened !!! But Advent Calendars have come a long way since we were young, no longer when you prize open the little window are you met with some sorry looking sprig of Holly, or a pathetic, sad Snowman, ohhh no ! To mark the first post of our festive Countdown we’ve earmarked day one of Advent with a collection of the very best Advent Calendars around at the moment,  its festive cheer or maybe even cheers all the way, but we suggest you act super FAST, as they are selling quicker than you could say HO HO HO !

So, first up we give a socially-distanced gift with HYPE.’s twelve hand-picked HYPE. face masks, that’s your everyday face mask rotation covered.

Each mask features an earloop design in an anti-bac sweat fabric base for the ultimate comfort and breathable space when wearing.

Following its huge success last year, Acqua di Parma are launching their second lavish Advent Calendar as part of their 2020 Christmas collection. Inviting you to fully immerse yourself into the Maison in all its facets; from Colonia to Blu Mediterraneo to Home Collection, from Barbiere to the new Signatures of the Sun & Le Nobili, a surprise awaits you behind each door as you countdown to Christmas Day. 

The Diptyque advent calendar hosts a cornacopia of delights begins each window consisting of;
Moonlit Fir candle, metal Christmas decorations.

11 scented candles: Tubéreuse, Figuier, Noisetier, Ambre, Mimosa, Musc, Feu de bois, Lys, Baies, Roses and Narguilé
Eau de Toilette: Do Son, Eau des Sens, Philosykos and Tam Dao

Eau de Parfum: Eau Capitale, Eau de Minthé and Fleur de Peau
L’Ombre dans l’Eau Shower Oil 1

Do Son Solid Perfume

Rich Body Cream and a partridge in a pear tree, to complete the collection an Exfoliating Body Scrub !!!!

Now behold the Fortnum’s Feasting Advent Calendar. There are few better ways to count down to Christmas than with a special Fortnum’s surprise every morning. Filled with 25 delicious treats – from tea, coffee and confectionery to biscuits, preserves, condiments and tipples – the festive build-up has never been so enticing.

Enjoy an organic and fabulously festive cup of tea every day in the countdown to Christmas with this Numerical Advent Calendar. Using rooibos, black tea, peppermint and more, English Tea Shop have created innovative flavours such as Christmas Cake, Candy Cane and Gingerbread Man, not to mention a White Winter tea for snowy days and Lapsang Blossom that tastes like Santa has arrived down the smoky chimney with a bunch of flowers. Behind each door you’ll discover a tea bag for the new day, even including one for the big day itself. It’s the perfect gift for any tea lover.

English Tea Shop want the very best for everyone in their supply chain, from pickers to packers, and from their blenders in Sri Lanka to you the drinkers in the UK. That’s why everything they do is organic and sustainable using no chemical fertilisers or pesticides, and they also pay a premium on top of the Fairtrade price. Their diverse range – which includes everything from world classics to fruity wellness tisanes – means that there’s a cuppa for everyone. So, this is feelgood tea in every sense.

The indulgent Grand Advent Calendar from Hotel Chocolat includes elegant cocoa-infused tipples, crackers to decorate your tree, a chocolate wreath, edible snowballs, and more exquisite delights behind each window. Add a little luxury to your Christmas countdown, or treat someone special if it’s their favourite time of year.

A Mrs Mc favourite here and something that may very well be in her Stocking come Christmas Morn is the 24 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar from Bareminerals, featuring a selection of iconic formulas for eyes, complexion and lips. Make a beauty lover’s dream come true this festive season with this gorgeous Christmas count down. It Contains:

1 x Skinlongevity Serum Deluxe Sample working to refresh the skin and leave your complexion looking softer, smoother and more radiant, this anti-ageing serum is a must in any beauty collection

Skinlongevity Eye Cream – this gel-like formula helps to create the look of a more-youthful under-eye area and is infused with Long Life Herb

Loose Highlighter in Pure Radiance (shimmery nude) – formulated to add a radiant sheen to your skin

PoreLess Cleanser – a creamy clay cleanser designed to deeply clean the skin while helping to rid the complexion of excess oil

Mini Claymates in Be Bright – blended with pomegranate extract and papaya enzymes, this face mask works to gently exfoliate the skin to reveal a fresher-looking complexion

Mini Claymates in Be Firm – blended with watermelon and kale seed extract, this mask is designed to deliver moisture to the skin for a plumper-looking appearance

Mini Prime Time Primer – a silky primer perfect for all skin tones and ages, which helps to combat dry skin, the look of fine lines, excess oil, uneven texture, and enlarged pores so your foundation can be applied onto a smooth canvas

Mineral Veil helps to minimise the appearance of pores and absorb oil while giving your skin a soft, airbrushed-looking finish

Loose Blush in Golden Gate (warm apricot) – formulated to impart a soft, natural-looking flush of colour

Mini Bounce & Blur Blush in Pink Sky (shimmery pink) – a fingertip-friendly powder blush

Loose Bronzer in Faux Tan – helps to give your skin the look of a rich, golden tan

Loose Eyeshadow in Celestine (light pewter) – a light-as-air pigment that works to give your eyelids a wash of seamless, blended colour

Loose Eyeshadow in Queen Phyllis (light buttercup) – a light-as-air pigment that works to give your eyelids a wash of seamless, blended colour

Bounce & Blur Single Eyeshadow in Harvest Moon (metallic burnt amber) – a crease-resistant and blendable cream eyeshadow  

Eyelid Primer – a lightweight primer designed to make your eyeshadow pop and last longer on the skin

Strength & Length Mascara Sample- infused with red clover flower and peptides, working to help strengthen lashes and minimise lash fallout

Lashtopia Mega Volume Mineral-Based Mascara – a lightweight whipped, mousse-like formula for all-day smudge-, clump- and flake-resistant wear

Mini Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Swag (blushing mauve) – infused with moisturising ingredients that glide on like a cream before setting to a natural-looking, silky-matte finish

Mini Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Bo$$ (pink beige) – infused with moisturising ingredients that glide on like a cream before setting to a natural-looking, silky-matte finish

Mini Gen Nude Buttercream Lipgloss in Forbidden (light nude pink) – a creamy formula that works to hydrate and condition your lips

Mini Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer in Pout (neutral rosy mauve) – a full-coverage lip colour with a high-shine finish

Mini Barepro Longwear Lipstick in Hibiscus (vivid magenta pink) – a full-coverage lipstick that’s fade- and feather-resistant, with a weightless gel formula that glides effortlessly across lips and offers a creamy finish

Mini Mineralist Lipstick in Courage (classic red) – a two-in-one lip colour and treatment made with triple-milled pigments and olive oil extract

Mini Mineralist Lipstick in Honesty (mauve pink) – a two-in-one lip colour and treatment made with triple-milled pigments and olive oil extract

More for the post Advent is ManKind 12 days of Christmas, new for 2020! With a selection of 12 of the most premium male-care products waiting for you behind every door.

Indulge yourself in the ultimate advent calendar for men…Featuring a wide range of hero brands such as AVANT, ESPA and Aveda.

This premium 12-day countdown to Christmas is worth over £380 but retails for £100 and is filled with the markets must-have products.

Next up is for anyone who really loves clothes – and loves socks in particular – this is the ultimate Christmas present! The SOCKSHOP 25 Pair Christmas Advent Calendar is the giant sock gift set that keeps on giving throughout the holiday. This huge gift box is packed with 25 all-different, all-new pairs from our equally giant range of socks, and from right across our own quality sock brands. Untie the satin bow, open the big doors to reveal 25 more smaller doors, and behind every one, a fresh, fabulous new pair of regular length socks for every day from the first of December right through to Christmas Day itself!

The SockShop 25 Pair Christmas Advent Calendar is available for both men and ladies. Both calendar boxes are filled with a curated collection of either our men’s or women’s socks, with both sets containing a different, very varied mix of quality bamboo socks. You’ll get plain and patterned styles, spotted socks and striped socks, Christmas-themed novelty socks and socks in a whole rainbow of colours

Then it’s the BrainBox Christmas, it’s an advent calendar with a difference: it is a calendar, a decoration and a game all in one!

Starting on the first of December, children can play one card each day, using the pegs provided to hang the festive cards on a decorative piece of string.

Made from a minimum of 70% recycled material, the BrainBox range is fabulous fun. A fun and easy way to learn about Christmas, it’ll help everyone on Santa’s nice list improve their reading, observation, memory and recall abilities.

Finally, with a mix of original and flavoured gins make up this great value calendar that can be delivered along with an Ocado shop. 12 Gins of Christmas is also a great number if you don’t want to end up with a massive headache come the new year. What’s inside (spoiler alert): J.J Whitley London Dry Gin

J.J Whitley Violet Gin

J.J Whitley Nettle Gin

J.J Whitley Elderflower

Whitley Neill Original Gin

Whitley Neill Raspberry Gin

Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger Gin Whitley Neill Quince Gin

Whitley Neill Blood Orange Gin

Liverpool Gin Original

Liverpool Gin Valencian Orange
Liverpool Gin Rose Petal

Solios – Making Hay while the Sun shines

Solios, just launched into the UK. Launched in Montreal, Canada in 2019, Solios is the first solar powered watch to combine eco-responsibility with a minimalist design. Solios are also the first ever watch company to have received a B-Corp certification of “social and environmental performance”, a private certification of for-profit companies, distinct from the legal designation as a Benefit corporation.

The unisex watches available in 36 and 40mm dials feature a 7.5mm thin case, just 2 hours of natural or artificial light powers the watch for 6 months. The solar technology allows the watch to recharge itself forever so the battery will not need replacing. With interchangable straps made from stainless steel mesh or eco leather, could it really be the only watch you will ever need?

Solios are a brand putting their money where their mouth is, particularly when it comes to sustainability. Main collection watches retail at £240. Offering free shipping. All packaging is handmade in Montreal from 100% recyclable card, FSC certified. Plus, if that want enough, for every watch sold, Solios will protect one acre of the Rainforest.

Solios has also just launched their first limited edition watch in collaboration with the Make-A-Wish Foundation with blue face in gold and silver dials. For every watch sold Solios will donate £30 to the foundation.

No Trainers Without a Morning – Sans Matin Trainers

Designed in London and handmade in Medellin, Colombia. The brand offers a range of luxurious, versatile and stylish sneakers for both men and women.

Developed by cousins Charly and Lockie Cunningham, the initial brand idea came about during the founders five-month backpacking trip around South America, where after a muddy trek and subsequent search for a new pair of sneakers, the SANS MATIN story was born.

Over the last decade, we have seen an enormous cultural shift taking place in modern businesses and start-ups, which challenges traditional work-place norms; conventional working hours and, more significantly for us, stiff dress codes. Sneakers signify this shift in culture and have now become the everyday footwear staple in nearly all environments – from nightclubs to offices. We needed a name that embodied these ideologies and personified the ‘Work Hard, Play Hard’ concept which led us to SANS MATIN (translation: ‘Without Morning’)’– Founders Charly & Lockie Cunningham

SANS MATIN footwear is created for people searching for; original, comfortable and affordable sneakers that are carefully designed to suit every environment; from the office in London, to a bar in New York, to a local restaurant in Medellin.

As a brand SANS MATIN also feel that it is important to give back, that is why they donate 2% of all website sales to charity. The charity they are currently supporting is Children Change Colombia, which is the largest UK charity working exclusively in Colombia, working with children and their families to challenge poverty, equality, discrimination and violence.

Health Scalp, Health Mind, Well Harry thinks so – Harry’s launch Scalp care range

Harry’s launched in the UK in 2017 to provide guys with a better option when it came to shaving, now the brand is disrupting the dandruff category, challenging this tired industry by offering solution-based products that get to the root of the problem.

With 60% of Brits suffering from dandruff and 54% of guys agreeing it’s hard to figure out which anti-dandruff products are best for them, Harry’s new range makes it easy to find the products that work best for you, with a personalised and “level system” approach, that better serves customers – because everyone is different when it comes to scalp health. They’ve created a line that addresses the varying degrees of itching, flaking, and irritation guys might feel, which makes it easy to find the solution you really need.

They know that dandruff isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” problem. That’s why their new Anti-Dandruff 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioners come in three levels of care, all of which are made with 0% sulphates and gentle enough for everyday use. The range includes a 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner in 3 levels (Dry Scalp, Anti-Dandruff and Extra Strength Anti-Dandruff) which are clinically proven to relieve various levels of scalp and dandruff concerns while providing gentle cleansing, as well as a Scalp Scrub to remove dry skin, buildup and excess oil, and lastly, a Scalp Cream which sooths skin.

Harry’s have always prided themselves on making all their products with honest ingredients—with 0% parabens and sulphates. The same goes for all their new range of anti-dandruff and scalp care products. They’ve made it a point to develop formulations that work just as hard as we do when it comes to treating dandruff. Still, they’re gentle enough to use every day, and they won’t leave your hair feeling dry.


Made for guys dealing with dry scalp, itchiness, and buildup, the Dry Scalp 2 in 1 lightly exfoliates and promotes scalp health


The Anti-Dandruff 2 in 1 helps regulate dandruff, flakes, and itchy scalp for guys who experience moderate dandruff


The Extra-Strength Anti- Dandruff 2 in 1 provides maximum treatment for guys dealing with stubborn dandruff


The Scalp Scrub is a once-weekly treatment designed to be a staple of your scalp health routine. With two types of sugars, it works to exfoliate the scalp and remove dry skin, buildup, and excess oil before you lather up with one of their 2 in 1s. Also, it feels great— whatever your level of dandruff


The final step in your scalp care routine, Scalp Cream is a lightweight, leave-in conditioning treatment. It soothes the skin and maintains its natural barrier, keeping it healthy, hydrated, and strong. The oil-free formula is light enough to use every day without weighing your hair down.

A Holubar-loo of a Men’s Outdoor Brand – Holubar Mountaineering

Established in 1946 in Boulder, Colorado, Holubar Mountaineering was founded by Roy and Alice Holubar, and began with the design, manufacturing and selling of outdoor equipment and soft-gear such as down-insulated sleeping bags. Throughout the second half of the 20th century the brand grew in popularity and today stands as one of the premier heritage outerwear companies.

Their most iconic silhouette is The Deer Hunter, a jacket made famous by Robert De Niro’s outfit in Michael Cimino’s film of the same name. To this day, the DH in ‘Dark Orange’ is a heritage classic, and we’ve also collected a range of other colours, some hefty flannel shirts and their Boulder Parka, designed for seriously cold weather.

It’s getting a bit poky in the elements now as we move through November. Prime time for some massive jackets to get introduced to the Lake District. You should introduce the Deer Hunter to where you live, as well.

Holubar Deer Hunter Parka

The shell of this jacket is made from a blend of 82% cotton and 18% acrylic. This fabric is woven into a super fine twill which is durable, warm and exceptionally weather-resistant, whilst also remaining relatively lightweight for a parka. This shell is lined with a luxuriously smooth 100% polyester which adds warmth and feels great against the skin.

The jacket is padded and insulated with a blend of down and feather to provide the wearer which exceptional heating. This filling has a low profile quilting around the inside of the jacket, and it fills a collar which sits below the hood.


Holubar Flannel Shirt

A long sleeve shirt from heritage American mountaineering company Holubar, famous for the iconic Deer Hunter jacket.
It’s made from a comfortable brushed flannel of 100% cotton with a buttoned front, cuffs and patch pockets to the chest. Branding is simple with an embroidered logo applique and it has a casual checked pattern.

Holubar Boulder Parka

The shell is made from a blend of 82% cotton and 18% polyacrylic in a micro twill which is highly durable, provides the wearer with some awesome weather-resistance from wind and rain and is surprisingly lightweight for a parka. It’s backed with a soft and smooth 100% polyester lining which is exceptionally comfortable.The jacket is padded with a filling made from 80% down and 20% natural feather insulation which provides some incredible heat with very little weight.

The parka has a removable hood which also features a removable fur lining made from 41% cotton, 39% alpaca wool and 20% mohair. The hood and waist are adjustable with a drawcord and the cuffs are ribbed with storm cuff overlays. It has a two-way full-zip with a large stormflap with button-up loops.

It has two large open chest pockets, useful as handwarmers, lined with a pile fleece, and it also has two large snap-up pockets as well as an internal security pocket.