Advent calendars have come a long way since the days of cheap chocolate, although I did like the ones with little pictures behind the cardboard door. As an adult I stopped buying myself an advent calendar years ago, but always feel a little bit left out when the children open theirs in the morning.
I love the idea of going all out during the festive season and why shouldn’t us parents/adults have a treat to wake up to. I was so pleased to see a whole host of advent calendars on the market especially designed for adults ranging from beauty, perfumes, candles and luxury chocolates. There are some fab ones on offer this Christmas and here are my favourites.
Mad Beauty Advent Calendar – Find Me a Gift, £24.99 (Currently reduced to £14.99)
This luxurious advent calendar made by Mad Beauty offers 24 beauty surprises and comes in two fabulous designs, the contents are the same for both calendars. I love the idea of mini beauty treats to try out each day. Behind the doors are lipsticks, nail varnishes, lip glosses and accessories. This would be a perfect early Christmas present for any beauty loving lady or teen, the sizes of the products are perfect for popping into your clutch bag for that Christmas party night out.
12 Days of Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar – Find Me a Gift, £11.99
I love this advent calendar, it screams pamper! The 12 Days of Christmas Beauty Calendar comes with everything you need for a taking care of yourself this festive season, from body lotion to bath fizz, you will be smelling amazing. 12 days of beauty goodies that will last, again I think this calendar would make a lovely gift for any busy mum or a woman that wants to be pampered.
The Big Chilli Advent Calendar – Sous Chef, £35.00
This spicy number is perfect for any foodie, with 24 different chillies from around the world each day you will sample delicious chilli flakes, whole chillies and powders. Are you brave enough to take on the challenge from light to moderate to blow your head off heat? The Big Chilli Advent Calendar comes with a booklet of mouth watering recipes and tasting notes, you will become the chilli master by Christmas!
Tales to Take You to Christmas – Sarah Tipper, £7.13
My final adult advent is a little different to the above but so brilliant. Tales to Take You to Christmas is an escape from your busy day, you will look forward to settling down with a hot cuppa in the twinkling of the Christmas tree to read one of the 24 short stories. Each story is completely different there are highs, lows, excitement and that feeling of childhood again. The stories are very festive and made me smile when reading them as they are relatable – perfect for advent. This book is certainly one you will want to keep and revisit each December.
There are loads of adult advent calendars in the shops and online at the minute but I think the above list sets out great alternatives. Do you still buy advent calendars?
Disclaimer:- This is a collaborative post, all words and opinions are my own.