14 of the best Advent calendars for adults

Make-up and grooming Advent calendars, tea and alcoholic advent calendars - the best beautifying, boozy and delicious mum (and dad) treats for the run up to Christmas 2017

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Why should kids have all the fun at Christmas? We reckon mum and dad deserve a treat each day in December, too!

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Don’t get us wrong, there are some truly lovely Advent calendars for kids on the market – but we we think some of the adult Advent calendars are *dare we say it* even better.

From daily drops of high-end beauty products, to 24 boozy mini bottles – there’s more and more choice than ever before.

Here are 14 of the best Advent calendars for grown-ups this Christmas…

1. Charlotte Tilbury Naughty And Nice Magic Box, £150

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Why we love it: The Holy Grail of adult Advent calendars. 12 days of full-sized Charlotte Tilbury treasures (including mascara, lipstick and face balm) – the ultimate luxury beauty gift for a mum friend (or better yet, for yourself!)

Available from: Charlotte Tilbury

2. The Grooming Advent Calendar, £55

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Why we love it: It’s the dream calendar for the well-groomed dad or dad-to-be, featuring 24 mini products from top-name brands like Murdock’s, Elemis, Carmex and more…

Available from: ASOS

3. Reese’s Advent Calendar, £19

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Why we love it: Our houses will be filled with tiny milk chocs hidden inside cardboard windows, so for ourselves, why not go for something with a twist? These windows have behind them 24 little peanut butter cups.

Available from: JD Williams

4. 24 Days of Clinique Advent Calendar, £75

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Why we love it: Not just make-up, but skincare and fragrance too. You’ll be kitted out for all of next year with this well-priced calendar.

Available from: Selfridges

5. Aldi Wine Advent Calendar, £49.99

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Why we love it: Erm, it’s an advent calendar… filled with wine. In stores and online, from 1 November 2017.

Available from: Aldi

6. Meri Meri Pop Up Honeycomb Tree Advent Calendar Décor, £15

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Why we love it: One for the family with an eye for design – this charming 3D paper tree comes with a calendar that reveals a different decoration behind each door.

Available from: Trouva

7. ASDA Cheese Advent Calendar, £9.99

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Why we love it: It’s the same concept as a chocolate calendar, except you just don’t know what type of cheese you’re gonna get each day. A Brie, Cheddar, Appleswood… lover’s dream! 🧀🧀🧀  In stores 6 November 2017.

Available from: ASDA


8. The Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar, £99.95

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Why we love it: if you’re not into wine, or tea, there’s always gin, right? 24 3cl bottled samples of gin in flavours ranging from citrus, choc orange to Swedish rose 😛

Available from: Master Of Malt

9. Superstar Sparkling Advent Calendar, £125

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Why we love it: Look, this isn’t cheap – but if you and yours enjoy a fair few tipples over the Christmas holidays, then this is a calendar worth investing in! It’s all about the fizz this time: (white and rose) prosecco, cava and champagne.

Available from: The Pip Stop

10. Beer Hawk Advent Calendar, £65

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Why we love it: If gin, wine, tea or bubbly won’t do – why not go for some carefully-curated craft beer? Oh, and there’s a tenner off the original price of £75. Brilliant.

Available from: Beer Hawk

11. House Of Fraser Beauty Advent Calendar, £25

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Why we love it: In a perfect world we’d all have £100+ to splash on a festive treat, but sadly, we don’t. We hope that House Of Fraser’s make-up Advent offering won’t break the bank.

By Christmas day you’ll have yourself a mini make-up bag of lip products, eye products and more – so you can look glam through the holidays and beyond…

Available from: House Of Fraser

12. Holly’s House Nutcracker Advent Calendar, £25

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Why we love it: This stylish ‘calendar’ takes the form of a jewellery box and each day you’ll get a quirky charm to go with your golden bracelet. What makes it ‘Nutcracker’? The pop up fairy characters inside!

Available from: Trouva

13. Dunelm Christmas Candles Advent, £8

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Why we love it: Beauty, food and drink seem to be the majority advent calendars on the market, but this cheap and cheerful calendar offers a fragrant tea light for each day of December.

Available from: Dunelm

14. Gourmet Marshmallow Advent Calendar, £15

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Why we love it: If you’re all about indulging on your sweet tooth around Christmas time, then opening a door each morning to one of 6 sugary marshmallow flavours – S’mores, Candy Cane, Humbug, Gingerbread, Mint Choc Chip & Choc Orange – is right up your street!

Available from: Not On The High Street

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