It’s been a while since my latest instalment on the blog but here I am. I hope you’ve all been keeping safe and well during this uncertain time. Ready or not, Christmas is fast approaching so here I am with my bumper annual Advent calendar review. I’ve also included a few fabulous beauty gifts so from the kids chocolate treats, fun games for all the family or even something fun for the DIY-addict in your life – this guide has got something for everyone.
Crystal Clear Skincare 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar
If you’re one of my regular readers you’ll know how much I love the Crystal Clear Skincare range. Well true to form, the brand are back with an AMAZING advent offering. Complete with no less than 12 of their best-selling products, I am super excited as this edition features a brand new launch. The Quartz Powerball Miracle Eye Serum is set to be a best-seller this Christmas and for anyone who purchase the advent calendar, they’ll be first to get their hands on this relaxing at home treatment. Simply roll the quartz crystal across the eye area to let the super serum and crystals do their magic. It’s a thumbs up from me!
IMAGE Skincare Christmas Gifts Sets
I’m loving the Christmas offering from IMAGE Skincare this year! It’s called the Holiday Collection and is the brand’s first artist collaboration, delivering seriously pretty packaging that you could definitely keep and reuse afterwards. There are three different sets this year, each with hand selected IMAGE skincare products designed for Hydrating, Anti-ageing or Balancing effects. This makes for such a thoughtful present for a loved one (or for yourself if you just can’t resist!).
Shop the range over on the IMAGE Skincare website here – https://www.imageskincare.co.uk/skincare/shop-what-s-new/gift-sets.html
Origins Youthful Cheer Plantscription Pro-Age Powerhouses Christmas Gift Set
If advent calendars aren’t your thing or you’d prefer to gift an Xmas gift set then this lovely Origins purchase is the one for you. Beautifully packaged with four amazing skincare products including an Anti-ageing Cleanser, Serum, Lifting Cream and Eye Cream. Your lucky giftee will have a brand new skincare routine to enjoy this Christmas! Recommended for Dry, Normal, Oily or Combination skin the plant-based goodies promise youthful looking skin.
Feel Unique Beauty Advent Calendar
Super excited to tell you guys the Feel Unique advent offering this year! The brand’s highly anticipated mega-calendar contains offering from hero companies such as Charlotte Tilbury, Huda Beauty and Elemis. With 25 drawers this is a sure-fire way to LOVE the countdown till Christmas.
12 Day Advent Calendar
Such an adorable 12 day countdown containing 12 Chocolates, 12 Toys + Playmat. Bonus points as the chocolate is 100% organic, dairy, nut, gluten, soy & plastic FREE. Interactive throughout December, the little ones can turn each drawer around to end on Xmas eve with a new landscape picture being completed!
L’Occitane Classic Beauty Advent Calendar – A Tale from L’Occtaine
Those of you who are regular readers of my blog will know how much I love L’Occitane. Their Classic advent calendar offers up 24 sumptuous beauty and skincare gifts on the countdown till Christmas. Taking the form of a book, this will look beautiful on your mantel piece!
Joe & Steph’s Popcorn Advent Calendar
If you’re not a massive chocolate fan then perhaps this pop-corn filled calendar is for you! Packed with 24 packs of award-winning popcorn. Look out for festive flavours such as Cinnamon & Custard Roll, Brandy Butter and Pumpkin Spice! Yum…
Kiehl’s Advent Calendar
Another beautiful advent calendar which features designs by renowned artist Maite Franchi PLUS a host of amazing skincare goodies. Surprises behind each door include cleansers, face masks, facial serums, moisturisers and more.
Body Shop Make It Real Together Big Advent Calendar
Don’t you just LOVE Body Shop goodies?! I do, so this calendar is an absolute treat. Packed with products to uplift, pamper and rejuvenate. From beautiful coconut hand creams to the best bath bubbles in town, you’re in for some serious R&R.
Mad Beauty Disney A Beauty Fairytale Face Mask Collection
Such a fun idea and perfect for those insta-girls out there! This pack of 4 face masks will not only transform your skin but also have you temporarily into your choice of Aurora, Ariel, Jasmine or Belle. This is a lovely beauty gift idea.
Wax Lyrical Christmas Tree Advent Calendar
This classically designed Christmas Tree advent calendar is perfect for home lovers. Created by fantastic company Wax Lyrical, the 25 door treat features a host of beautifully fragranced tea light candles as well as a holder. Get ready to feel very festive with scents like mulling spice and fir!
Fabled by Marie Claire Beauty Advent Calendar at Next
I love the design of this pink and gold beauty calendar from Fabled by Marie Claire. As always you can trust in these guys to deliver joyful treats from cult beauty brands such as Elemis, Estee Lauder, This Works and Smash Box.
Penhaligon’s The Favourite Perfume
Looking for something a little different? Give the leading lady in your life a scent from British Perfumeries Penhaligon’s and you’ll definitely be on to a winner. Recent launch The Favourite has a majestic scent of iris and musk. Super glam and in the brand’s signature beautiful packaging!
Melissa & Doug Countdown to Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar
If you’d prefer your little ones to stay away from the chocs this Christmas then why not opt for this lovely wooden countdown calendar. Each day the kids can add a decoration of their choice to the magnetic tree until the big day arrives. A fabulous buy as this will last for many years to come!
Mad Beauty 12 Days of Friends Fizzers Advent
Hello to all the Friends Fans out there. I have discovered THE perfect advent calendar for you! Packed with beauty goodies from the fabulous team over at Mad Beauty. The iconic peep hole frame event detaches to keep and use elsewhere. Buy now for the Friends fanatic in your life.
Meaningful Chocolate Real Advent Calendar
Promising to deliver fair trade chocolate, a copy of the Christmas story AND support or charitable projects, the Meaningful Chocolate company have really nailed their Christmas calendar offering this year. Plus this little beauty has been made, designed and produced in the UK.
Look Fantastic Beauty Chest
A sell-out item every year, this chest is sure to wow! Featuring 11 full-size products it’s packed full of treats from hot brands like Eve Lom, Origins and Kevyn Aucoin. A fabulous beauty buy for those looking to discover some new goodies this Christmas…
Cry Babies Magic Tears Advent Calendar
Perfect for little one’s to make the most out of the best time of the year, recreate the stories on the stage that opens once you begin the Christmas countdown on the first of the month. Get really into the Christmas spirit by decorating it with trees and accessories you’ll find inside.
Bonne Maman Advent Calendar
Perfect for a jam or marmalade enthusiast, like myself… Bonne Maman is adding sweetness to our Christmas, with different unique flavours or fruit varieties of jam and marmalade every day, to enjoy with toasts or croissants. With a festive surprise on Christmas Eve, there’s only one way to find out what it is…
Make Up Revolution London Advent Calendar
Beauty-fy your wait till the big day, with a Makeup Revolution makeup product or accessory for 24 days. Filled with best sellers, exclusive shades and limited-edition gifts available to no one else (how VIP!) this calendar will fill your make up bag to this brim and keep you looking glam for all your Christmas festivities.
Christmas Around the World Advent Calendar
Nothing says family bonding like putting together a jigsaw, or how about 22 of them!? Each completed puzzle shapes into either a tree, a snowman or a bauble, so there’s no escaping getting into the Christmas spirit here! You’ll also be given glue and ribbon to then put together and hang on your tree to enjoy year after year. So if you can’t find me anytime during December, you’ll know I’ll be at my table puzzling my way through one of these.
Divine Fairtrade Chocolate Advent Calendar
Of course, I do enjoy a traditional chocolate advent calendar, and what better to enjoy the chocolate that supports cocoa farmers and protects the rainforest. Divine Cholate is Fairtrade, which means the farmers get a fairer price for their chocolate because of the honest farming system. Choose between milk or dark chocolate with no artificial flavours or palm oil, all-natural ingredients and 100% pure cocoa butter. Divine also has a range of Christmas chocolate bar flavours including milk chocolate with winter spice, dark chocolate with tangy clementine and many more.
PrettyLittleThing Beauty Advent Calendar
Can’t choose just one beauty item for your beauty guru bestie or loved one this year? PrettyLittleThing know just the dilemma! With a huge range of items from all the best beauty brands; from lipsticks to eyeshadows, self-tan to face masks… if you’re lucky enough to get one of these, you won’t be needing to do any beauty hauls any time soon!
NYX Professional Makeup Diamonds and Ice Please 24 Day Advent Calendar Festive Countdown
NYX know just how to get me in the Christmas spirit! Begin each December morning opening up something to make you sparkle. Tucked away behind each door lies a variety of lipsticks, glosses, oils and scrubs (did you know how necessary a lip scrub is!?), as well as eyeshadows, illuminators, powder or a primer.
Draper Limited-Edition Tool Advent Calendar
What do you gift the DIY enthusiast I hear you ask? You give them not one, not two, but 49 specially selected tools to open during the Christmas countdown. The tool-lover in your life will never be unable to tackle a DIY job again, having built their very own tool kit in time for the 25th. Draper Tools is also donating £1 to NHS Charities Together in recognition of all the hardworking NHS heroes who have done so much this year.
Lush 12 Days of Christmas
Indulge in 12 days of in Lush self-love… I’m sure you’ve heard all about the importance of self-care, it couldn’t be more in right now, well at least I for one love it and Lush knows it too! Find bath bombs, shower scrubs, body milks & lotions and bubble bars hidden behind each door, you’ll smell good enough to eat this Christmas!
Next Beauty Advent Countdown
Treating yourself or a loved one this Christmas period and can’t choose between perfume or body lotion? Lipstick or eyeshadow? Well, don’t! The Next Beauty Advent Calendar is overflowing with various beauty treats, you won’t have to decide what to buy. Make sure you get your hands on one before it’s too late!