From luxurious candles, fragrances and makeup to whisky Christmas countdowns, here are some of our favourite adult advent calendars (because you’re never too old).
Best Adult Advent Calendars for 2017
Jo Malone London Advent Calendar, £300
Forget waiting for Christmas to be well and truly spoilt, this one-a-day treat-packed Jo Malone London Advent Calendar for 2017 is the quickest route to the merriest December ever. From signature 30ml fragrances to beautiful mini candles, you won’t be disappointed. Be quick; this one will sell out fast. From 1 October exclusively at Harrods and nationwide from 1 November www.jomalone.co.uk
Very Old & Rare Whisky Advent Calendar – Walnut (2017 Edition), £9,999.95
Uncover something rare and, ahem, very old, behind each beautiful door of this walnut whisky advent calendar. There’s even a 60 year old single malt Scotch, and a rare Japanese whisky that weighs in at £19,000 a bottle. The calendar itself is crafted by Kent cabinet-maker Simon Jewell Designs. www.masterofmalt.com
Always top of beauty-lovers’ lust-list, this year’s Liberty London Beauty Advent Calendar is bigger and better than ever. For the 2017 countdown, the 25 ‘Capello Shell’ print doors hold over £500 worth of the beauty hall products, including 15 full-sized products and favourites from Byredo, Diptyque, Le Labo and more. Don’t wait for someone else to treat you; have yourself a merry little Christmas. From 25th October 2017 at www.libertylondon.com
Add the advent biscuit tin (£48, or £39 when purchased as part of this set) and pop a beautifully-iced festive biscuit in every day of this lovely keep-forever cloth calendar. Too pretty to eat; too delicious not to. www.biscuiteers.com
Say no to mini chocolate cut-outs and keep things classic this Christmas with this pretty Liberty paper calendar.
Fortnum & Mason Musical Advent Calendar, £150
You’ll keep this beautiful wooden musical calendar in the family for generations; fill each little hatch with a treat for little ones or loved ones, and enjoy a new Christmas ditty each morning. www.fortnumandmason.com
ClarinsMen 12 Days Of Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar, £60
Who said beauty advent calendars are just for the girls? This 12-day advent calendar is packed with skincare treats and bath and body products to make the countdown to Christmas an indulgent one. www.johnlewis.com
‘Journey To The Moon’ Maison Pierre Marcolini Christmas Advent Calendar, £49
Discover a bite-sized Maison treat every day this December with this beautiful advent calendar decked out in colourful half moons. With nine Pralines, nine Planètes, three Cœurs, two Pavés de Tours, two Câlins, one Balle de golf and one caramel animal, it could be the most delicious Christmas countdown yet. Available from the Pierre Marcolini Marylebone Boutique, counters in Selfridges and Harrods, and online here from 9 November 2017.
Open the door to a new skin treat every day in December including all of Decléor’s cult classics. Along with a host of minis, there are three full-sized heroes in the mix, making this beauty advent calendar great value-for-money, to boot. Buy now at House of Fraser
Fortnum & Mason Rare Tea Wooden Advent Calendar, £125
The perfect gift for serious tea-lovers; uncover a new rare loose leaf tea blend from the Fortnum’s catalogue every day in this beautiful keep-forever wooden Advent Calendar. www.fortnumandmason.com
John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar, £149
This John Lewis beauty bounty contains £300 worth of makeup, skincare and body treats. Packed with cult classics, jingle all the way to a beautiful Christmas. www.johnlewis.com
GAIL’s Bakery Advent Calendar, £30
Love Gail’s? Make December the most delicious month of the year with a calendar of tasty treats from the London bakery. www.gailsbread.co.uk from November
Molton Brown Cabinet of Scented Luxuries Advent Calendar, £165
From mini candles and luxury body washes to hand creams and scrubs, fans of Molton Brown will find their festive heaven in this luxury beauty advent calendar. www.johnlewis.com