November 26th, 2020

The 10 best grown-up advent calendars this Christmas

For many people, Christmas truly begins when they open the first door of their advent calendar. With December fast approaching, now is the time to start thinking about buying one. Here are some great ideas for something a little bit different this year.

1. The Grand Advent Calendar

Starting off is a classic chocolate selection with the Grand Advent Calendar from Hotel Chocolat. This variety of sweet treats is second to none and contains everything from truffles and caramels to hot chocolate powders and cocoa gin liqueurs.

Buy it from the Hotel Chocolat website.

2. Ginvent Calendar

The first company to offer a gin advent calendar, the Gin Foundry is back again. Instead of chocolate, behind each of the doors is a unique gin infusion. You’ll find old favourites, such as Hendrick’s Lunar and Hapusa Gin, as well as new infusions made specifically for this year, so you’re bound to discover something that you haven’t tried before.

Gin lovers are sure to love the Ginvent calendar and you can purchase your own from the Master of Malt website.

3. 24 Days to Roam the Foam Advent Calendar

The Soap and Glory advent calendar is a great gift for anyone who likes to pamper themselves. Inside each door, you’ll find a variety of beauty products such as body butter, exfoliators, and moisturising face masks.

This advent calendar has everything you need to pamper yourself after a stressful year. Buy one at the Amazon website.

4. Yankee Candle Advent Calendar

If you’re a candle lover, you’ll definitely appreciate this advent calendar from Yankee Candle. Each day offers a different candle with a unique scent, including festive favourites like Cinnamon Stick, Christmas Cookie, and Vanilla French Toast.

Buy at the Yankee Candle Website.

5. Decleor Infinite Surprises Advent Calendar

Offering an impressive 24 different beauty products, Decleor’s advent calendar is a good choice for anyone who wants to treat themselves.

The calendar offers a wide variety of Decleor’s iconic products, including essential oils, eye creams, and sleeping masks. If you like the sound of this, you can buy one at the Fragrance Direct website.

6. 12 Days of Whisky Advent Calendar

If you’re a whisky connoisseur, you’ll love the 12 Days of Whisky advent calendar from Drinks by the Dram. This calendar offers a variety of blends, from old favourites to newer and less well-known expressions, and is guaranteed to keep you sipping all the way up to Christmas.

Find out more at the Amazon website.

7. 25 Days of Sockmas Advent Calendar

If you’re looking for a calendar that’s a bit different, you should consider the 25 Days of Sockmas advent calendar by SockShop.

As the cold winter nights draw in, there’s nothing better than staying cosy and warm. Sockshop’s advent calendar offers 25 sets of high-quality socks to keep the chill at bay this Christmas, each one with a unique design on it.

Buy it from the SockShop Website.

8. Whittard’s Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar for Two

There’s nothing better than cosying up on a cold winter evening with a mug of hot chocolate, so if you’ve got a sweet tooth, be sure to take a look at Whittard’s Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar for Two.

This year’s calendar contains two sets of 12 different flavours, including both new recipes and old favourites such as Rocky Road, Sticky Toffee Pudding, and Crème Brûlée.

Buy it from the Whittard website.

9. The Pork Crackling Advent Calendar

If you’re shopping for someone without a sweet tooth, it can be hard to find the right advent calendar. That’s why The Snaffling Pig Co. have launched a pork crackling advent calendar.

Not only is this calendar chock full of pig puns, but each door offers savoury treats in a variety of bestselling flavours, including Low & Slow Barbeque, Perfectly Salted, and Marvellous Maple.

If you’re looking to pig out this Christmas, you can pick up a calendar at the Snaffling Pig Co. website.

10. The 12 Curries of Christmas Advent Calendar

Last but not least, if you’re sick of sweets, you could spice up your Christmas with the 12 Curries of Christmas advent calendar.

From a rich rogan josh to a perfect pathia, this calendar contains all the bespoke spice blends from your favourite curries and is ideal for spice lovers. While you can never replace a good old-fashioned roast turkey, if you’re looking to try something a little bit different this Christmas, you should consider this advent calendar.

If you’re interested in this calendar, you can buy one from The Spicery’s website.

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