Well we can’t let the kids have all the fun. We are all over the Advent Calendars for Grown-Ups. It’s a horrible dark winter morning, you’re out of bed at way-too-early o’clock; what better way to cheer yourself up before you head out into the cold and wet than to open a little door full of joy – that is ALL FOR YOU? I mean, some self-indulgence now and again never goes amiss (‘self-care’ I believe we call it these days). Something to either kick start your day, or to keep back for later when you get home (by then you will have really earned it, right?). Here’s our list of our totally top favourite Advent Calendars for Grown-Ups, just for us, not for sharing, nope nuh-uh…. ssshhh (*whispers*.. Merry Christmas to me).
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(and while you’re here, you can see our round ups of the best advent calendars for teenagers this year, and also our favourite traditional advent calendars – no gimmicky themes, just beautiful traditions)
This fab advent calendar has 24 mini beauty treats enriched with ingredients like shea butter and infused with an assortment of fresh, floral, enticing and delicious, cath kidston fragrances
Why not indulge yourself this year and get the Cath Kidston 2020 Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar it’s only just under £34 (you know you want it…)
Yes, yes thank you, right now if you don’t mind. I’m loving this one – a glass-a-night through the lo-o-ong run up to Christmas.
This Advent Calendars for Grown-Ups includes 24 delicious wines from Virgin Wines award-winning range, featuring some of the most popular bottles they have to offer….well that will be to me then thank you very much.
The Premium Mixed Wine Advent Calendar from Virgin wines is under £72 on Amazon. A great way to start the festive season if you ask me.
25 day jewellery advent calendar includes 22 items of gold and silver-plated jewellery that can be mixed and matched, layered and worn in a multitude of ways. The set also features 7 different semi-precious stones and other beautiful pendants which can be interchanged across the necklaces, earrings and bracelets, depending on your mood or to update your look.
What’s more, the set includes 2 pouches for storage and a hair clip for the finishing touch. Ideal for the festive season and throughout the year ahead.
The Jewellery Advent Calendar from John Lewis is currently discounted by 30% at just over £139
‘Tis the season for chocolate-filled merriment so Whittard has dedicated 24 days to all things hot chocolate. There are 8 delectable flavours to discover, from signature Luxury and festive Christmas Spice to creative, cutting-edge concoctions Sticky Toffee Pudding and Peanut Butter. Feast away!
The Whittard Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar for Two is £60 from John Lewis
Spice up your countdown to Christmas with this fab collection of hot chilli sauces in 12 fiery flavours … definitely not for the feint hearted this one.
Something different to do with those Turkey left overs maybe?
24 Days of Hot Sauce – Chilli Lovers Advent Calendar is just under £23 on Amazon
I know there’s loads of gin calendars now – but this one’s where my money goes. No fancy schmancy bottling – That Boutique-y Gin Company joins up with Drinks By The Dram to bring you 24 drams of delicious-y gin discovery.
So; the perfect Advent Calendars for Grown-Ups. Enjoy a well-deserved treat in the evening… or the morning, or the afternoon or…ahem (#notsorry).
The Gin Advent Calendar is available on Amazon for £69.95 – be quick, it sells out every year.
If you are looking fop a bit of luxury this advent calendar just oozes it from every door. Each day a numbered box hides an expertly crafted blue and white porcelain ornament. Each ornament is strung with a white satin ribbon so it can instantly be hung on the Christmas tree. They include festive favourites, woodland animals and exquisite mini-replicas of Wedgwood’s iconic pieces that will form part of your Christmas decorative theme and become a seasonal tradition to share with the family year after year.
The Wedgwood Magical Christmas Porcelain Ornaments Advent Calendar 2020 from John Lewis is a reassuringly expensive £650
Some of the finest whiskies in the world hail from the archipelago of Japan, and this calendar celebrates the countdown to Christmas with a chance to explore a selection of exceptional whiskies from across the region. Inside this Japanese whisky lover’s dream advent calendar you will find 24 unique blends, rare single malts and distiller’s reserves from award winning distilleries, and each 30ml wax-sealed dram is handmade. Happy sipping!
Available from Fortnum’s Drinks by the Dram Japanese Whisky Advent Calendar is £220.
Nothing Says “Happy Holidays” Like an Advent Calendar Filled With Anthon Berg Liquor Chocolates Anthon Berg – Chocolate Liqueurs – this Advent Calendar has 24 Dark chocolate bottles filled with a syrup made from some of the best spirits brands such as such as The Famous Grouse, Cointreau, Drambuie, Jim Beam, Remy Martin, Canadian Club!
Available to buy on Amazon the Anthon Berg Chocolate Liqueurs Advent Calendar 2020 is a very reasonable £31.99
25 different highly scented heart Wax Melts
1 Large Gold Geo Heart for Christmas Day
6 Eight Hour unscented tea lights to get you started
36 Black-tipped Matchsticks in a small glass jar
2 large Snap Bars to keep the party going from the 26th Dec to the New Year
A secret Bonus Gift
Let your home fill with the beautiful luscious scents from Floral, Fresh & Clean to the rich Christmas Scents. Every day will bring you something new, and for Christmas Day we have an extra-large heart for you to cut into pieces to use either during the day with intervals or over a few days.
We say, YES PLEASE.
The Luxury Wax Melt Advent Calendar from AmberHueCandles on Etsy is £40
Tick Tock Its ProseccO’clock!
Fun, quirky and refillable, this fully working clock is a great idea. What a fun way to countdown to Christmas day. Perfect for those that like a little drink, no matter what time of the day. We couldn’t agree more.
From TheLittleBoysRoom on Not On The High Street, this fab Prosecco O Clock Advent Countdown Calendar costs £110
Okay, I may not be able to get to Paris for Chrsitmas. But a little exquisite taste of Ladurée every day through December – all the yesses.
Far more special than any plain old chocolate advent:
Behind each window, discover a delicious chocolate or sweet: caramels, nougats, flavoured chocolates, calissons and more…
Available direct from Ladurée only – and a total steal at just £35
Okay, this one’s for if you happen to win the Euromillions this week – but it’s fun to look, right? Dram upon dram of swanky, sublime whisky! 24 different 30ml wax-sealed drams of magnificent malts and exceptional blends from the likes of America, Japan and, of course, Scotland behind each window. couldn’t think of a better way to ring in the festive season with some of the most delicious, award-winning whiskies (one worth over £750!), so why not indulge in the spectacular this year?
The Old & Rare Whisky Advent Calendar certainly is spectacular (*cough* as is the price) from The Master of Malt £999.95