Hey all! Wanted to start the festive season off with a round-up of my top advent calendars out there. Chocolate ones, coffee ones and of course beauty ones are all on here! Have a read, I hope this makes you feel a little bit more excited for Christmas, and that you find your perfect calendar for the festive season. Here we go…!
Lush’s 12 Days of Christmas – £52.95
On the 12th Day of Christmas, the babes at Lush gave to me… a big red box of 12 bath bombs and treats to keep me going during December. From the Golden Wonder Bath Bomb that will leave you smelling like oranges and limes, to the Penguin Bubble Bar, which when crumbled into your bath, will leave it looking super bubbly – there sure is something for everyone. Included is the Snowcastle Soap and Sleepy body lotion which is the perfect before bed body moisturiser.
This calendar contains 10 super-cute sample sized Nuxe products, which are set to get you fully pampered and ready for Christmas. The box itself is beautifully decorated with French illustrations and is presented inside with 10 individual doors to open throughout the first 10 days of December.
Body Shop – £60
This advent calendar is so beautiful! The green and gold theme makes it feel properly Christmassy, and it’s so lovely that the boxes are properly sturdy. Means that you can keep the calendar for next year and put your own goodies in it! What’s even better is that for every specially selected Christmas gift bought from The Body Shop, they will help to protect endangered creatures, and restore one square metre of rainforest. SO good!
Benefit – £34.50
This calendar actually sings to you when you open it, which I have to say was a bit of a surprise! It’s cute and super girly. It would be perfect for anyone who loves Benefit and hasn’t quite tried out everything they want to, as it contains 12 of their all-time bestsellers. Can’t wait to open all the doors in December!
Divine – £3.99
This Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar is beautiful, the illustration on the front is by Steven Waterhouse. Behind each door is a milk chocolate heart (cute touch) and the Nativity story unfolds as you open more doors throughout the month. Divine chocolate is gorge so can’t wait to get stuck in.
The Pact Coffee Advent Calendar is literally the dream gift (or pressie to yourself) if you’re a caffeine addict. The funky box design gives you 25 deliciously daily doses of coffee in the run up to Christmas; just think of all the money you’ll save nipping to the coffee shop! Every single packet contains an individual roast for a different flavour every day in December, Pact provide 25 filters to use with the calendar. Also included are six limited edition blends, a detailed pack with full coffee 101 and an introduction into the farm the beans are sourced one (which is of course very important!).
The 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar by beauty guru and blogger Tanya Burr (http://www.tanyaburr.co.uk/) is a fabulous way to start your Christmas giving! A bargain at only £25.00 the Tanya Burr calendar hosts a range of exciting limited edition beauty treats from the collection. Girlie girls can step inside Tanya’s Dream House and get ready to sparkle throughout the festive season!
ASOS Beauty Calendar – £50
Launched for the first time this year, the ASOS Beauty Calendar provides beauty queens with 24 days of beauty hero products. A fantastic introduction into the beauty collection on the site as well as a few newbies. I love idea of trying a new product from a different brand every day and that’s exactly what ASOS are offering. Featuring Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm, Egyptian Magic products and even a Lottie London mirror; there’s some serious beauty haul enclosed in this stylish marble calendar.
Cadburys – £4.99 or £2.19
This year Cadbury (one of my all-time fave choccy brands) have brought out two advent calendars. The Cadbury Dairy Milk Advent Calendar (£4.99) is a magical way to count down to the big day. Complete with an exciting range of tasty treats including milk chocolates and vanilla milk chocolates. The doors are displayed on a big jolly Santa and come (of course!) in purple. For even more Cadbury heaven there’s a simple milk chocolate version which is an absolute steal at £2.19.
A House of Fraser – £25
House of Fraser’s advent calendar features a super selection from their own beauty brand – Colour Couture. It’s such a pretty advent calendar, I love the black and the pink design with all the snow, feels very Christmassy! It’ll be great to try out some of their stuff, especially looking forward to seeing and testing their nail art bits. Overall a lovely Christmas Calendar!
Bomb Cosmetics – £16.99
This advent calendar is perfect for anyone who likes baths i.e. me! Behind each door you’ll find a handmade soap or bath bomb, and there are 24 doors, which is great as it’ll keep you smelling great right up until Christmas haha. I can’t wait to try all of these out! Another amazing fact about these bath bombs is that they’re all cruelty free and vegan friendly, which is lovely.
Speak soon and festive hugs,