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Advent Calendars for adults!

Forget the kids! Will you be treating yourself to an advent calendar this year?

Every year Christmas just seems to evolve doesn’t it? In 2018 you might have an Elf, a Christmas Eve box, special plates for Santa’s mince pie, matching PJ’s… oh the list is endless. So I’m delighted that after all the effort we put in to make Christmas magical for the children, there are now grown-up options!

Step forward.. the adult advent calendar! Gin lovers, make-up artists, candle addicts.. oh there’s something for everyone…. as long as you either know someone very generous, OR have a healthy bank balance! 

Here’s a round up of some of my favourites so far!

Charlotte Tilbury

If you’re a beauty lover Charlotte Tilbury has dubbed hers the “MUST HAVE” of the year. However … you only get 12! Must be the 12 days of Christmas! Yours for just £150 English pounds! See more info here.

Boots No7

If you’d rather a bargain beauty box, Boots No7 calendar has been cleverly pitched at £42 making it one of the most reasonably priced on the market. Available to buy tomorrow (Friday 19th October) Boots have managed to ramp up the hype with clever marketing of ‘limited stock’ and a reported waiting list of 88,000 people… who by the way, if you believe The Sun .. managed to crash the website today during the pre-sale. Details here should you wish you try and bag it for yourself tomorrow..

Birch Box

The Birch Box beauty advent calendar is at least going for 24 days!  (Take note Charlotte!) Boasting treats from Benefit, Sand & Sky, and Lumene (I must be getting old.. I only know benefit haha) 

£65 bags you a selection worth over £179. (So £179.50 then?) Click here for the Birch Box calendar

25 Days of Advent from The Body Shop

£65-  I quite like it because it’s cute! There’s an owl version too!  Apparently this has 24 beauty favourites from Bath & Body, Skincare, Make up, Haircare & fun Accessories (am wondering what the accessories are!???)

Click here for more info

Yankee Candle – £25

I love candles and this calendar never fails to disappoint! Christmas scents, a daily treat! Buy here on Amazon

So here we are Gin lovers…

John Lewis think they can trick you by calling it a Gin & Tonic calendar meaning you get one gin and the rest Tonic! You’re not fooling me JL … we were all hoping for a breakfast tipple throughout December, which is exactly what I’d expect for £95!! Click here to see it.

Fear not though as other gin companies will provide you with just what you require for some festive ‘spirit’ (ho ho ho) 

B&M is reportedly going to be selling a gin calendar for £30… nothing on the website YET

Or! You grab this one.. which (and I have checked!) has gin behind every door! That’s more like it!

Happy GIN-VENT from Master of malt ltd

£124.99 – Click here to buy on Amazon.


Speaking of gin accessories, gin bauble anyone? 

Pickerings Gin baubles x6 £30

Sipsmiths Gin Baubles £25 – Pre-order here

Not a gin fan?

Aldi’s Wine Advent Calendar goes on sale on 4th November and will sell out fast.. usually £49.99. More details on their website here

or Craft Beer maybe you’re thinking of treating someone else ? Click here £69.95 on Amazon.

Prefer something savoury?

Sainsburys and ASDA will be selling Cheese Advent Calendars, these will reportedly cost between £8 & £10 and will have to be kept in the fridge (obvs).

Debenhams Coffee Advent Calendar – £25

Coffee! Now you’re talking! click here for more info.


This Whittard’s tea calendar boasts 94 tea bags! That’s 3 and a half cups every day on the lead-up to Christmas. A lovely gift idea if you’ve got £60 to spare.

Click here to see the Whittard calendar

Classic – Chocolate (All the classic… except it’s not £1.99 in Saino’s)

Charbonnel et Walker – £50 Click here


I couldn’t finish this blog without posting the most expensive i’ve found… just for a laugh!

Jo Malone – A steal at just £300.00

Click here if you dare


So there we have it… there really is something for everyone! Will you be buying one? Let me know what you think! Nikki x

Please note TIFM has not been paid to write this blog, nor have we been sent any freebies, all opinions are my own & if you buy from one of the Amazon links I will get a little commission, though not quite enough to cover my own calendar haha! x

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