This week we can't get enough of... advent calendars.

The festive season is fast-approaching which means it's almost time to get our hands on an advent calendar to accompany us in our countdown to the big day. But it's not all about your conventional Cadbury's one with a chocolate snowman behind each window. We've hunted down our favourite advent calendars to get you into holiday mode.

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Ciate Mini Mani Nail Varnishes £38 from Selfridges

Every girl’s dream in the form of an advent calendar! Open a door each day to reveal a pretty mini nail varnish to add to your collection. A much-needed injection of colour for the winter days.



YOU Beauty advent calendar £59.95 from

A year ago, YOU Beauty joined forces with and now to celebrate the anniversary of the partnership, you can enjoy this advent calendar jam-packed irresistible treats from prestigious brands.





Lancome advent calendar £70 from Selfridges

An advent calendar filled with miniature Lancome products? Yes please. Enjoy these calorie-free luxury minis including foundation, makeup heroes and age-defying skincare.




Selfridges beauty advent calendar £70 from Selfridges

Christmas can come early with this advent calendar filled with luxury beauty goodies including Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil, YSL Belle D’Opium, Kiehls Creme de Corps and Emporio Armani Diamonds. Notoriously popular so guaranteed to be a sell-out.




Truffles for Two advent calendar £25 from Hotel Chocolat

Christmas is one of the most romantic times of year, when time is meant to be spent with a loved one. So this adorable advent calendar from Hotel Chocolat, full of luscious truffles, is perfect for sharing.


John Lewis Gingerbread


Iced gingerbread advent calendar £12 from John Lewis

A nice Christmassy alternative to the usual daily chocolate hit. Featuring red and white numbered biscuits and decorated Santa’s, snowmen and Christmas trees. A tasty way to count down to the big day.



Lakeland Christmas Tree

Christmas tree advent calendar £22.99 from Lakeland

Imagine enjoying a delicious piece of Niederegger’s iconic marzipan, and now you can, in the run-up to Christmas, with this beautiful Christmas tree advent calendar tin. An indulgent surprise each day indeed.



Liz Earle

’24 days of Christmas’ advent calendar £100 from Liz Earle

Enjoy a skin-nourishing treat every day for 24 days with this pamper-perfect advent calendar from legendary skincare innovator Liz Earle. Includes lots of botanical products to prep your skin ahead of the party season.



John Lewis

Led wooden advent house £50 from John Lewis

‘Tis the season of goodwill and you can do your bit for charity this Christmas with this beautiful advent house – with 10 per cent going to Shelter charity. The sturdy wooden house will be something you treasure from Christmas to Christmas.