Advent Calendars for you (and the kids)

So many advent calendars to choose from!

Christmas is still a while off, but if you’re considering buying a beauty or kids advent calendar – here’s some inspiration!

Advent calendars are the gift that keeps giving! No wonder they are so popular. There’s so many to choose from, so if you need some inspiration see below for ideas for kids and beauty advent calendars.

I was used to the crap chocolate variety growing up. The chocolate always tasted gross and yet every day, without fail, I had to open the little door to get a piece.

Now, you can get an advent calendar filled with your favourite beauty brands or one with the latest gin tipples. As for kids, there’s so many different ones on the market – ones with chocolate; mini toys and even craft ideas.

Advent Calendars – so much choice, what to buy

This year, I’ve decided not to buy one for myself (or get one as a gift!). As much as I love the beauty advent calendars, I have a tonne of products to get through from previous years to use up first.

However, I did take a look what’s on offer and present the ideas below of ones that are really great. Plus, some ideas for kids’ advent calendars.

Advent Calendars: for the beauty lover

Beauty advent calendars
Beauty advent calendars

Clarins 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar (£60) – As you may know, I LOVE Clarins so had to include this calendar. It has two full size products and ten travel size treats, including the brand’s Beauty Flash Balm and SOS Hydra Mask. A great gift for a Clarins’ addict or someone who might like the brand.

Liberty London Beauty Advent Calendar (£215) – This is the top dog of beauty advent calendars. It’s filled with 18 full-size products and seven travel-size, so it’s not light on the wallet or in weight! However, this is one of the best luxury calendars out there. It’s filled with some amazing brands – Omorovicza, Votary, and Diptyque. Perfect for a real beauty lover who knows her brands.

Look Fantastic Advent Calendar (£79) – Another great calendar filled with some excellent brands – Philip Kingsley, Morphe, and Elemis – and at a good price too. This would make an excellent early Christmas gift, plus the box can be reused for next year!

John Lewis & Partners Beauty Advent Calendar (£150) – The high street has gone gaga for advent calendars! Case in point: John Lewis & Partners’ calendar which features some great brands, including Sisley, Bobbi Brown and Lancome. Unfortunately, the website doesn’t say how many products come in full size but from the looks of it, this has a great selection of travel size too.

Advent Calendars: for the little ones

Advent calendars for the kids
Advent calendars for the kids

John Lewis & Partners City Vehicles and Accessories Advent Calendar (£20) – With 24 doors to open, this calendar is jam-packed with mini cars, buses and even tiny figures to play with. At £20, it’s more expensive than the usual cheapy chocolate calendar but I reckon would provide hours of entertainment.

Meri Meri Unicorn Stamp Advent Calendar (£27) – OMG this is such a cute calendar! Filled with wooden stamps and ink pads – this is perfect for unicorn fans and any little ones into arts and crafts. The packaging is also lovely – you will want to keep this for years to come.

Lego Harry Potter Advent Calendar (£24.99) – This comes with seven mini figures and even a mini Hogwart’s Express! It’s the ideal gift for a Harry Potter lover or someone who enjoys playing with Lego. And at £24.99, it’s a good price for a Christmas gift.

Hotel Chocolat Up to Snow Good Advent Calendar (£8) – I couldn’t do a round-up of advent calendars and not include a chocolate one! Hotel Chocolat’s calendar looks delicious and filled with yummy chocolate treats I am sure your little one will love.

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