Many of us would remember waking up on a cold December morning, filled with excitement, opening up another window on their festive advents. Although, most if not all, of us are fully grown adults, we still strive to have that child-like feeling.
This has recently become more and more prominent with the roll out of advent calendars for a much older audience. Some of the biggest brands across the globe have launched their own advent calendars, just in time of the festive period.
So if you don’t want to eat chocolate every day of advent and picture versions just don’t do it for you anymore, why not try a luxury advent calendar. To help you choose, the bingo experts at bingo.paddypower.com have widdled the list down to ten top advent calendars to look out for this festive period.
Newby House of Newby 2017 Advent Calendar: £55, Newby Teas
This advent calendar was created with sharing in mind, you’ll get four sachets of tea each day. With flavours like Jasmin Blossom Green tea and the classic English breakfast tea its sure to be a hit and a great conversation piece with friends, family and co-workers.
Johnny Loves Rosie Jewellery Advent Calendar: £55, Johnny Loves Rosie
Probably one of the most appealing advent calendars in our list. This calendar has 25 doors to open all the door, each of them hiding beautiful pieces of jewellery, including earrings, bracelets, necklaces and charms, making the calendar good value for money.
Popaball 12 Days of Pimp Your Prosecco Calendar: £35.99, Amazon
Are you, or do you know a prosecco lover? If so, then this is the calendar. This isn’t necessarily an advent calendar, you open your first door on Christmas Eve (24 December) right up until 5 January, with the biggest gift being given on New Year’s Eve. You’ll find a variety of fruity bursting bubbles to drop into your prosecco. The bubbles don’t burst, unless you bite into them, and each pot will serve roughly three people. The bubbles look great in your glass, and you’ll find chunky straws as well as a pot of shimmer that turns your drink a role gold colour.
Love Your Selfie Advent Calendar: £19.99. The Present Finder
Designed for the selfie kings and queens of the group. This advent calendar features 24 days of beauty treats and cut-out selfie props. Inside the advent calendar are three layers of boxes with numbered doors. Behind each door is a variety of cosmetic ranging from sparkly nail varnish, lipstick and eyeshadow, to nail stickers, hair ties and make-up brushes. The calendar has a cute festive design.
Tinc 2017 Advent Calendar: £28, John Lewis
From tot to adult, the whole family will enjoy this advent calendar from the British stationery, gadget and accessory brand Tinc. The calendar includes a carefully selected range of goodies behind each door, such as a joke a day (Christmas themed), colourful stationary, festive luggage tags, hand warmers, magic towels, as well as a Christmas puzzle on the underside of the box. Some of these products are exclusive to the calendar, some of them you can’t buy in-store.
Kikki K Stationery Lovers Advent Calendar: £90, Selfridges
For those who gladly accept their papyrophilia, the obsession of stationery, this is definitely the calendar for you. The Swedish brand Kikki K has created a stylish, modern advent calendar containing a great collection of stationary. Containing gold paperclips, a mini notepad, sticky notes, men and gratitude journal, as well as handy Christmas accessories such as Christmas tree gift tags, gold sticky tap and star-shaped tree decorations. Although its on the expensive side, it’s a perfect calendar for any stationary lover.
Asos The Grooming Advent Calendar: £55, Asos
This calendar is exclusively for male readers. Although it takes up a lot of space, it’s well worth it. It contains 24 days of quality grooming products for your hair, skin, teeth, lips and beard.
Wera Advent Calendar: £44, UK Tool Centre
Here’s one for the DIY enthusiasts. Over the 24 days leading up to Christmas, you’ll get a collection that builds into a quality 34-piece screwdriver and socket set and bags up into a pouch.
SockShop Advent Calendar: £79, SockShop
When in doubt, buy them socks for Christmas. We all know that socks are a classic when it comes to Christmas. But this calendar means you will be very well stocked before the festivities. Behind each of the 24 windows, you get a pair of SockShops’ quality cotton-rich socks. There are a variety of different textures, including a pair of cosy slipper socks
Little Birdy Designs UK Personalised Advent Calendar: £32, Etsy
If you’re looking for something that is truly unique and different than any other useable advent calendar than this is for you. This Yorkshire-based business Little Birdy Designs will make a beautiful addition to your mantelpiece. This isn’t the standard calendar, this is a set of 5cm-square numbered marble tiles that rest on a vintage scrabble rack (included). This is a great concept for a Christmas countdown. The tiles can also be personalised with a family name or address. Make sure you store it safely so you can use it year after year.