Advent Calendars for Grown-Ups!

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).

This post contains affiliate links – you don’t pay any more, but I may earn a teensy smidge of commission (which frankly just helps my coffee habit). But I never recommend something to you I wouldn’t recommend to my sister. And yes, I do love my sister.

(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)

Liberty London Beauty Advent Calender

Yes, okay, I can dream. This fabulous indulgent Advent Calender contains 18 full-size beauty products and 7 samples. The combined contents is worth over £610!

Why not indulge yourself this year and get the Liberty London Beauty Advent Calender – £215 (you know you want it…)

wine Advent Calendars for Grown-Ups

The Wine Advent Calendar 2019

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 Mini Bottles of Wine, A mix of red, white and rose wine and also includes a gift card message apparently …well that will be to me then thank you very much.

The Wine Advent Calendar is just £70. A great way to start the festive season if you ask me.

DECLÉOR Infinite Surprises Advent Calendar

Give the gift of luxury to yourself this Advent. You just can’t not love Decléor, right? 24 lavish and indulgant skincare and body essentials.r.

The DECLÉOR Infinite Surprises Advent Calendar (contents worth £311.00) is £85 everywhere – except at JustMyLook where it’s a snip at £55!


Right, look. It’s socks! 25 pairs of lush, warm, cute animally Socks. There’s everything here, from Kawaii-style Christmas trees to angelic pugs, and the most adorable hedgehog pair that’s frankly worth the wholecalendar. It’s a pricey advent – but how much would 25 pairs of decent socks usually cost you? More than £3 a pair.

The Wild Feet Sock Advent Calender is in the Sock Shop for £80 – men’s and women’s versions

Beer Hawk 2019 Advent Calendar

24 exciting beers sourced from 14 different countries worth over £80 in total! 15 different beer styles from the likes of Mikkeller, Thornbridge, Amundsen, Magic Rock, Wild Beer, Bosteels and many more besides!

The Beer Hawk 2019 Advent Calendar just £59.99

The 12 Curries of Christmas Advent Calendar

Spice up your countdown to Christmas with 12 fragrant blends and recipes to make fantastic curries from around the world!

This unique advent calendar makes an impressive gift for curry and spice lovers or as a special treat to help you discover different flavours from all around the world!

From The Spicery, the 12 Curried of Christmas Advent calender is a bargain at just £29.95

best gin advent calendar

Gin Advent Calendar

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 £50 – be quick, it sells out every year.

The Ritual of Advent Advent Deluxe – deluxe advent calendar

I bloody love Rituals. I treat myself occasionally to some of their amazing foaming shower gel – and I’m longing for the contents of this little tree.

Includes a unique selection of little luxuries, including four special Advent candles – a gorgeously traditonal touch. And be warned – this baby is on Amazon for £135; but go direct to Rituals, where it’s under £90!

Fortnum’s Feasting Advent

Oh my. There are few better ways to count down to Christmas than with a special Fortnum’s surprise every morning (Allegedly – I wouldn’t actually know, obvs, but I can imagine).
Filled with 25 delicious treats – tea, coffee, confectionery, biscuits, preserves, condiments and alcohol ranges – the festive build up has never been so enticing. Or so prettily coloured.

Available from Fortnum’s only, the Feasting Advent is £200.

Drinks by the Dram The Tequila Advent Calendar

Gin & wine not really you? Enter TEQUILA!
Behind each of the 24 windows waits a different 30ml dram of fantastic Tequila from the finest producers in Mexico! From world-renowned expressions to interesting releases from small producers, there’s plenty to enjoy here for Tequila enthusiasts and burgeoning explorers alike. Gracias Amigos!

Available to buy on Amazon the Drinks by the Dram The Tequila Advent Calendar is £149.95

24 Days Of Stationery Advent Calendar

Now tell me you didn’t just read that, and your heart didn’t do a little skip. Of course it did. I said Stationery!

This personalised 24 Days of Stationery Advent Calendar is every stationery-lover’s dream! 24 luxe foil embossed boxes (that have been designed to look like a row of colourful books on a shelf – be still my beating heart). From a personalised notebook, to a writing notecard set, 2020 calendar, luxury pens, even a gold envelope opener, each day offers something different to be revealed and enjoyed. As well as looking festive and simply stunning, the advent calendar packaging is 100% recyclable and biodegradable with no plastics.


The 24 Days Of Stationery Advent Calendar is available to buy from Martha Brook for £89

Prosecco O Clock Advent Countdown Calendar

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

Ladurée Advent Calendar 2019

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 £32

Old & Rare Whisky Advent Calendar

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

The top advent calendars for grown ups and adults.

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