Why should kids have all the fun at Christmas? We reckon mum and dad deserve a treat each day in December, too!
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…
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
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
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
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
Why we love it: Erm, it’s an advent calendar… filled with wine. In stores and online, from 1 November 2017.
Available from: Aldi
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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