Let the countdown begin with our round-up of the best advent calendars out there.
Once upon a time the 1st of December was greeted with mass excitement as the first window on the advent calendar was opened. In those days (okay, we are talking the 1980s) the only treat behind that window was an illustration of either a religious figure or a red robin, and that was still exciting. Nowadays, pretty much anything goes when it come to calendars and there’s much more to get excited about than just a pretty picture. Alcohol, beauty, chocolate and even stationery are covered when the countdown begins, and here are our Fabric faves:
Like a giant storybook, this advent calendar opens up to reveal a charming array of magical characters. This Christmas merry-go-round is home to all manner of pralines and chocolate treats hand-picked by Pierre Marcolini – 24 moments of chocolate loveliness like nut pralines and pistachio croustillants, all to easing the path to the big day.
Amongst the 24 surprises in this beauty bonanza are 4 mini advent candles to help you slow down on a Sunday, as well as the brand-new Ritual of Holi Crackling Body Mousse to get you perfectly prepped for the party season. Worth £140 and housed in a beautiful 3D Christmas Tree with lights, this is the perfect present for yourself. You’re worth it!
The Ritual of Advent Deluxe Calendar | £89.00
Seriously, who doesn’t love pretty stationery? It’s not just for ‘back to school’ time in September you know! This calendar from Kikki K has sweet star-covered pens, stickers, candles, little notepads and inspiring quotes. Every day holds a new little surprise in the run up to Christmas Day.
Kikki.K Stationery Lover’s Advent Calendar, £90 –www.selfridges.com
Organic beauty brand Green People has launched their first ever beauty Advent calendar, providing fans of cruelty-free, organic beauty with the chance to countdown to Christmas naturally. The 12-door Green Regime beauty box contains 15 delightful organic skin, hair and beauty treats which will make you, and the planet, feel a whole lot better.
Available to purchase from greenpeople.co.uk RRP £75.
If there is any time during the year to have a treat every day it’s got to be December, surely. The run up to Christmas calls for Prosecco every day and lovers of the Italian fizz will be made up with this Personalised Advent Calendar. Behind all 25 doors is a branded 20cl bottle of Prosecco, and you can make sure everyone knows it’s yours with your name on the box!
Tate Shop has a special advent calendar for a special Christmas, it comes with a set of woodland critters crafted in natural wood and a Christmas tree to create a festive scene. The set also includes a cotton drawstring bag to hold the figures. An advent that you can reuse year after year. It really is the gift that keeps on giving!
Winter Woodland advent calendar £30 https://shop.tate.org.uk/gifts