Advent Calendars have come a long way since the first chocolate advent calendar appeared in 1958 and each year they get all the more exciting and extravagant.
The word advent derives from the Latin word for ‘coming’ and while for many, the meaning of the countdown has changed over the years; a calendar is a wonderful way to start off counting down to the most wonderful day of the year. Christmas only comes around once a year so why not countdown in style.
There are so many amazing calendars out there, making this a difficult task, however, we have narrowed it down to our grand favourites. Read on to find the perfect advent calendar to start the countdown on the 1st…
Fill your home with a new festive scent every evening. Now, while the smaller Yankee Candle which holds a festive tea light behind each door may be plenty, if you or a loved one are a real candle lover this advent calendar goes above and beyond. Including smaller and larger candles along with tools and accessories, this advent calendar can be enjoyed for far longer than chocolate treats each day.
This extremely pricey advent calendar holds 24 sliding doors containing all sorts of indulgent treats from Biscuits and preserves to hot drinks. There will be no skimping with small a bites-sized chocolate with this advent calendar.
Rum is the new gin so what better way to stay on trend than enjoy a taste of rums from different countries. The advent calendar comes with two rum tasting glasses so you will be fully prepared on the 1st of December to get tasting. If you are already a rum lover but would like to learn a little more about the tasty tipple, the calendar also comes with tasing notes to help you get a real feel for the different rums. Maybe you will be asking for a full-size bottle of your favourite as a Christmas gift.
This beautiful box is not only an advent calendar, it also doubles up as a decoration for the home. If you have a lover of art to buy for then this is the advent calendar for them. This Willaim Morris Calander is filled with goodies like bath bombs and handcreams to help you wind down durning the festive coutdown.
For the wine lover of the family, we think this is a great way to explore wines you may normally not choose. Although it is the season to be tipsy, if a glass of wine every night sounds a little indulgent, there is nothing to stop you from saving them up for other days.
This Rituals Advent beauty advent calendar contains 24 Christmas gifts to yourself. This house of happiness includes 24 hand picked treats worth up to £120.00. A truly tempting way to pamper yourself or a loved one over the festive season.
If you are going to keep to the norm and have a chocolate advent calendar, do it properly with Hotel Chocolat’s everything advent calendar. Filled with 24 of Hotel Chocolat’s most iconic chocolates, it is the perfect way for a chocolate lover to count down to the big day.
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