Christmas 2019 Advent Calendars and gift Ideas

November 14, 2019

Christmas is quickly approaching and the stress of needing to buy presents for everyone is starting to really sink in. However, one thing I am always so excited about is the Christmas Advent Calendars and Christmas gifts that are on offer, they get better and better each year! There are such a large range of Advent Calendars on offer these days, from beauty to food and drink. I have been lucky enough to be sent a selection of Advent Calendars which thankfully means I didn’t need to make the tough decision of which calendar to get.


Advent calendars

Marks and Spencer’s – Spend £25 across clothing home or beauty and buy the calendar for £40, worth £300 –  From M&S

I love this calendar as not only does it include lots of amazing M&S goodies, such as their gorgeous coconut body butter, it also has gifts from other brands. Stila’s All Stay Liquid Lipstick and Nuxe’s multi-correction gel cream are among some of my favourites. The fact that this calendar is worth £300 as well means you’re really getting your money’s worth.





Kiehl’s x Janine Rewell – £125 – Buy here.

This beauty advent calendar is made up of some of Kiehl’s best sellers including their midnight recovery concentrate and their ultra-facial cream. I have tried both of these products before and love them. One for the luxury seekers!





Glossy box – worth over £370 – From Glossy box

I have been a fan of glossy box for a long time so to receive a calendar from them was a lovely early Christmas present and I can’t believe its worth over £370! Each day is a different product by a different brand. Some of my favorites include Chloé’s Nomade Eau de Parfum and Ritual’s Ritual of Sakura Body Cream.




L’Occitane – £49 – Buy here

Firstly, I love the design of this, the colours and illustrations are such a lovely touch to the calendar. The calendar is full of L’Occitane’s best-selling fragrances and products, I especially love their almond and rose scented products and there are lots of them included thankfully!

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Drinks by the Dram – Whisky calendar – £147.90 Buy here

This is a whisky lover’s paradise! The perfect gift to treat yourself, your dad or anyone you know who is a lover of whisky and there’s one for each day.



Whittard Chelsea– the luxury tea advent calendar – £60 – Buy here

I love how different this calendar is, I would never of thought of a tea Advent Calendar but I think I’ll be getting one every Christmas now. Whittard have included a range of their most-loved teas. This calendar is great value for money as you get four tea bags every day so a total of 94 tea bags. You’ll probably be all stocked up until next Christmas. Teas the season!



Whittard Chelsea – the hot chocolate Advent Calendar for two – £45 – Buy here

If you’re not a tea lover, Whittard Chelsea also do a hot chocolate lover’s dream calendar. Each day has two sachets for yourself and someone else to enjoy, but I’m not sure you will want to share with anyone once you taste how good these hot chocolates are. My favourite flavours are the white chocolate raspberry ripple and the Christmas flavoured hot chocolate.



Beauty Expert – 12 days of Christmas – £100, worth over £480 – Buy here

I love this calendar and I can’t believe how much it’s worth and all of the products are full-sized, I feel very lucky to have received it! Some of my favourites include ESPA’s energising shower gel and Elemis’ pro-collagen overnight matrix but all of the gifts look amazing.




Joe and Seph’s – £25 – Buy here

This is another Advent Calendar which is very different from your average one, perfect if you want a food Advent Calendar but don’t like chocolate. I love Joe and Seph’s so I was chuffed when I saw this calendar, each day you get a different flavoured popcorn. Can you believe popcorn can be toffee apple and cinnamon flavoured, yum!




That Boutique-y Gin Company – £50 – Buy here

As a massive gin lover I was so excited to be given this calendar. Inside is a different gin for each day and they are all handmade. I can’t wait to try all of the flavours as they are all so unique. You’re allowed to have a drink every day when it’s Christmas right?




Lakrids by Bülow’s – £38 – Buy here

This is a liquorice Advent Calendar with two liquorice treats each day for you to enjoy. Waiting a day to open each is going to be proved a challenge, I can tell already! Not only is the calendar full of tasty sweet treats but they have made their packaging sustainable which is always a plus.



Look Fantastic’s – £79 – worth over £420 – From Look Fantastic

I look forward to Look Fantastic’s beauty Advent Calendar each year because they never disappoint and are always very good value for money. This years is no exception and includes products such as Caudalie’s vinopure clear skin clarifying toner and a Morphe palette with 9 gorgeous colours!





The Protein Ball Co’s – £19.99 – Buy here

A great alternative if you want to try and be a bit healthier this Christmas, it would be a great gift for someone you know is into their fitness. Flavours include raspberry brownie and peanut butter, so even if you aren’t that into your health and fitness these taste so good regardless and its guilt-free.


protein calendar



Café-Tasse’s – Belgian chocolate advent calendar – £12.99 – Buy here

This is perfect if you want to stick with the classic chocolate advent but want something a bit more fancy than your typical Cadbury’s calendar. Each day there is a different flavoured Belgian quality chocolate, perfect for a big chocolate lover like myself.




MAD Beauty’s – Oh Deer and Beauty Christmas Lights Calendar – £20 – Buy here

This calendar is great if you want a beauty advent calendar but don’t have or want to spend a large amount. They have a lovely selection of beauty products and I can’t wait to try them all out!


Plamil’s So Free calendars – £4.95 – Buy here

These are brilliant calendars if you, or you’re buying for someone who is vegan, gluten free or dairy free. There’s now no need to go without a chocolate advent calendar when you have brilliant alternatives like Plamil’s. They’re fairly low in sugar and still taste amazing.




Livia’s – £39.99 – Buy here

This calendar is a dream, each day has a different tasty treat for every day of Christmas. It includes Livia’s million squares and nugglets in different irresistible flavours, including chocolate orange and salted almond.





First for Hampers – Whisky Advent Cracker – £125 – Buy here

I absolutely love how this calendar is in a cracker, it’s such a cute touch. Inside are 24 different styles and flavours of whisky, perfect for the festive season.





Atelier Cologne’s – £90 – From Selfridges 

This luxury Advent Calendar is full of Atelier Cologne’s cult products, such as the Bois Blonds Cologne Absolue which smells divine. It includes a selection of fragrances, leather pouches and bath and body products. Perfect for when you want a pamper evening this Christmas.




Cowshed – £70 – Buy here

All of the products in this lovely calendar and are made up of Cowshed’s most loved items. The advent includes my personal favourites,their Refresh Hand Cream and Replenish Shower and Bath Gel. Packed with some of their hero products, this deluxe gift box includes a wide selection of natural skincare, bath and body products for pampering throughout the holiday season. They are suitable for vegans and vegetarians and I just love that they are made from all-natural products.XMAS19 12 Day Advent Calendar - 70



Christmas gift ideas

Are these advents making you think about what gifts you can buy? I’ve rounded up some mid to luxury goodies you might want to consider…

Elemis – Pro-Collagen Super Stars Set – £165, worth £253 – Buy here

This gift comes with three products for you to use as a three-step treatment. They are all pro-collagen products, the first is a marine cream, the second an oxygenating night cream and the last is a marine oil. These products all look fantastic and aim to hydrate and plump the skin.12269688-1454709829598731


Neom – Scent to de-stress set – £35 – Buy here

I’m a big fan of Neom so I was very grateful to have received one of their gift sets. It comes with a scented candle, bath oil and hand balm which all smell incredible and I can’t wait to use!



Acqua di Parma – Notte di Stelle scented holiday candle – £56 – Buy here

Acqua di Parma has been a favourite brand of mine for a while now and this candle smells amazing, I will definitely be burning it all throughout Christmas.






Thank you very much to all of the brands that were kind enough to send me their Christmas Advent Calendars and Christmas gifts; I’ve been spoilt before Christmas has even begun!

I hope this post has given you all the inspiration you need to buy your own calendar and gifts.


Gail xx


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