Words by Rachel McAlley
Advent Calendars with a Difference
Christmas Advent Calendars – Can you believe that we’re only a few weeks away from Christmas! Have you started to think about the festive season yet?
Advent calendars have been getting more exciting over the past few years, and 2020 is looking like the best year yet. This year’s calendars are packed with a plethora of your favourite things. From chocolate to doggy treats, tea to booze, and body care to makeup, there’s something for everyone.
Montezuma’s Truffle Advent Calendar
Start your Christmas the right way, with a Montezuma’s advent calendar.
The Truffle Advent Calendar offers treats of every flavour. With classic rich, dark chocolate, salted dulce de leche caramel to smooth and creamy truffles, what better way to start your day, than with a deliciously creamy, milk, white or dark truffle.
Definitely the ultimate way to countdown to Christmas! Contains: American Idol, Eclipse, Milking Maid, Secret Squirrel, Sweet Summertime.
Priced at £24.99, from Montezuma’s – Montezuma’s Truffle Advent Calendar
Bird & Blend – Dog Tea & Biscuit Advent Calendar
Bird & Blend the award-winning tea company has partnered with FrenchieFRENCHIE, the luxury ‘Dog Barkery’, to deliver the world’s first Christmas advent calendar, designed to be shared with your paw-some pet.
Behind each window you’ll find 12 festive single serve teas for humans and 12 all-natural, handcrafted treats for dogs, so you can snuggle up with your barking bestie for a much-needed time out!
Each paw-some doggy treat will be lovingly handmade in the FrenchieFRENCHIE bakery, for dogs of all shapes and sizes. The tantalizing treats are all completely vegetarian, grain and wheat free, including pooch favourite Bacon ChocoPAWS.
Behind the human doors of the calendar you’ll find 12 individually-wrapped themed teas to help set the festive mood. From Mulled Cider to Mrs Claus’ Raspberry Prosecco, Peppermint Cream, and Gingerbread Chai, there’s a warming brew to suit all tastes.
Mariage Frères NOËL GLAMOUR®
Count down to the big day in style with Mariage Frères’ NOËL GLAMOUR®, a luxury advent calendar with 24 premium tea blends from France’s oldest teahouse.
Start every morning of advent with a truly elevated cup of tea: behind every door you will find a luxury Mariage Frères’ tea, from the fresh and fruity MARCO POLO®, to suitably seasonal varieties such as the ESPRIT DE NOEL®, a festive and aromatic tea rich in Christmas spices, orange peel and vanilla. Mariage Frères’ signature serves – such as its classic Earl Grey, which is also ready to be discovered during your countdown to Christmas.
Priced at £45, from the Mariage Frères Covent Garden store or via Mariage Frères
Gordon’s Advent Calendar & Truffles
There are 24 exciting doors to open with Gordon’s, and you’ll be able to enjoy a taste of Gordon’s Gin, shimmer for cocktails, or tasty chocolates.
Behind the doors there are 4 Gordon’s Premium Pink Distilled Gin (5cl), 3 Gordon’s London Dry Gin (5cl), 7 Popaball® Drinks Shimmer, and 10 Cocoa Dusted Truffles.
Priced at £25, from Asda
Lush 12-days of Christmas
A combination of 12 new and best selling products from across bath and shower ranges. Perfect to get you feeling festive running up to Christmas day.
Contains: Yog Nog Shower Gel, Celebrate Body Milk (gift exclusive), Golden Pear Soap, Kinky Boots Bubble Bar, Butterbear Bath Bomb, Winter Garden Bath Bomb, Candy Cane Reusable Bubble, Polar Bear Plunge Bubble Bar, Roasting Chestnuts Shower Gel, Jingle Bells Bath Bomb, Orange Shower Scrub, and Once Upon A Time Body Lotion.
Priced at £75, from Lush Lush 12-days of Christmas
W7 Beauty Blast
The W7 advent calendar is full of cosmetic treats hidden behind each of its 24 doors to be opened daily by you!
The Beauty Blast contains: Mini Big Lash Mascara (Black), Mega Matte Lip Liner (in Red, Pink and Nude), King Kohl Eyeliner (in Black, Brown and Blue), Mini Glam Gloss (in Glam Bam!, Super Star, So Hollywood and Too Hot!), Mini Mega Matte (in Smudge, Happy, Hasta La Vista, First Class and Star), Mini Glowcomotion Highlighter, Mini Honolulu Bronzer, Mini Cheeky Flusher, Mini Banana Dreams, Mini Beam Me Up Illuminator (Volcano), Loose Glitter Pigment Pots (in Super Silver, Gilded Gold and Pretty Pink).
Priced at £19.95, from W7 Makeup W7 Beauty Blast
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