I never did like chocolate as a child so I missed the whole advent calendar thing growing up – I popped all the windows open, but I didn’t really care what was inside, I was more interested in the countdown to Christmas Day. So when I first discovered luxury advent calendars for grown-ups, I thought they were a brilliant idea. Last year we bought Poppy this Playdough calendar which she loved and was a good alternative to chocolate each morning! Before you buy yourself a standard chocolate advent calendar this year, check out my shortlist of the best beauty advent calendars for 2017. You’ll have to get in there early because they sell out fast, keep checking back for updates…
I am a huge Diptique fan, I’m waiting to find a place to put the huge 1500g one in our new house. I love the different gift boxes you can buy at Christmas and this advent calendar includes 25 of the gorgeous treasures to discover in the run up to Christmas. Mini candles 25g, hand and body products, eau de toilette and a 70g candle = a gorgeous smelling you and home.
This is the first ever beauty advent calendar from John Lewis including a mixture of both 25 full sized and miniature luxury beauty products. The calendar includes some of my favourites including Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, Bobbi Brown Smokey Mascara, Nars Blush in Orgasm and Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant. From what I’ve seen, this is definitely one of my favourites.
I love the Charlotte Tilbury range, I have a few of the pieces that bloggers have raved about when the collection first launched, like the Filmstar Bronze and Glow (which is amazing). This luxury advent calendar includes make-up as well as skincare and is the total package for any make-up lover.
L’Occitane are back for a second year with 25 of their best-selling products making their advent calendar is a great way to discover some new favourites. I love L’Occitane’s almond range, the peony hand cream and their verbena soap, all smell gorgeos.
More gorgeous candles and smellies in a Christmas advent calendar and this time they’re from Jo Malone. This is on a par with the Diptique advent calendar above in terms of the miniature treats inside. I love the Georgian townhouse packaging and receiving Jo Malone goodies every day for a month would be enough to get me out of bed
super early on time every day!
This is available exclusively at Harrods and goes on sale in November.
Last but not least, is this gorgeous advent calendar from OPI. It contains 25 miniatures and features bold reds, standout metallics, purple, charcoal and black hues. There is something for everyone and it’s a pretty complete polish collection. For those of us who love changing our nail colour freqently!
Will you be going for chocolate or beauty treats this Christmas?