Since childhood, we’ve loved having an advent calendar in the countdown to Christmas, but just because we’ve now grown up, doesn’t mean it has to stop! This year, advent calendars are big business, from alcoholic treats, to makeup and luxury chocolate, the choice is huge, so here is our pick of the best.
And for the first time ever, STYLEetc have also made their own advent calendar! Each day, the website will be updated with festive treats from our favourite brands to help you countdown to a fashionable Christmas and leave you feeling pampered in time for Santa! Get involved on Twitter with #STYLEetcAdvent!
Ciate London, £49, Selfridges and John Lewis
Ciate’s Mini Mani Manor is the ultimate colour-packed down to Christmas! With 24 days of advent, this calendar includes 17 of the most popular shades such as Amazing Grace, Cupcake Queen and Mistress which any Ciate fan will be familiar with! It also includes 5 exclusive textured polishes, a full size paint and a set of festive nail transfers! All for £49! It also comes in 3 different variations!
Freedom Jewellery, £25, Topshop
For all the fashionistas out there, this is the calendar for you! Behind each door is a selection of jewellery from Freedom at Topshop! For just £25 the doors hide 12 pairs of earrings, 4 bracelets and 8 necklaces in silver and gold look finishes with rhinestone details! We don’t think we’d end up opening every door at once!
Yankee Candle, £36.99, amazon.co.uk
Fragrance your home with a festive scent every day with this great calendar from the experts at Yankee Candle! Containing 25 tea lights in Snowflake Cookie, Christmas Cookie, Angles Wings, Cranberry Ice and Christmas Garland, its the perfect way to start off Christmas for any candle lover!
Jo Malone, £250, jomalone.co.uk
This is the ultimate gift for die-hard Jo Malone London fans. Each box holds 24 little luxuries from Colognes to Body Creme’s, housed in an elegant Georgian townhouse which depicts the Jo Malone London office! This is limited edition to be sure to check out the website for stockists.
Drinks by the Dram, from £132.50, Harvey Nichols
For a seriously grown up Christmas countdown, we love these alcohol filled calendars from Harvey Nichols. Containing 24 miniatures of Whisky or Gin, its the perfect way to end the day and they include samples from a range of distilleries to help you find the perfect tipple.
Thorntons Continental, £10, Debenhams & Thortons
A chocolate lovers dream, this calendar contains all the best of Thorntons Continental chocolates from nuts to pralines and truffles.
Cadburys, £2, All Supermarkets
And for the kids, Cadburys have their great value calendar filled with Dairy Milk treats!
By Emily Parker