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Our Fave Advent Calendars 2020

Feeling the warm Christmas fuzzies? No? Well, if you’re not quite on the festive season vibe yet, then a good advent calendar that offers a little treat each morning is sure to set you on the right path to a merry mood. 

This holiday season has never been more needed, and although the tradition of counting down the days to Christmas Day has both historic and religious ties, it’s been modernised throughout the years to appeal to, well, pretty much everyone.

Lots of the best advent calendars are already up for grabs right now, so if you want to get your hands on the perfect one’s for you and your family then there’s no time like the present to get yours before they’re gone. From beauty to booze and of course traditional yummy chocolate calendars, we’ve handpicked a few of our favourites to help you have a wonderful morning each day in December. Here is our selection of the very best: 

The Chocolate Ones 

Hotel Chocolat The Advent Calendar  - £12.50 – hotelchocolat.com

Traditional advent calendars feature chocolate, and no-one does a chocolate advent calendar quite like Hotel Chocolat. Ranging from fully vegan and no sugar ones, to dark chocolate, caramel and white chocolate options – hotel chocolat covers all bases! You sweet toothers can rejoice and pick from a truly magical selection, no matter what your diary requirements.  

The Sweet One 

Candy Kittens Christmas Advent Calendar Tree - £8.00 – candykittens.co.uk 

Christmas officially starts when you put up your Christmas tree, and everybody’s favourite vegan sweet shop Candy Kittens knows this is true. Their 3D, build-your-own advent tree is filled with tasty gourmet vegan sweets in flavours from Wild Strawberry to Tropical Mango. It’s also a great lock-down activity to build your own calendar, so whack on those Christmas tunes, turn on those fairy lights and enjoy receiving this one from start to finish. Plus it’s vegan friendly, just like us! 

The Special Self Care One 

25 Reasons for Self-Care Luxury Advent Calendar - £200 – twentyfivereasons.co.uk  

Supporting independent brands has never been more important than this year, and that’s why this advent calendar is the ideal gift for not only a loved one, but also for all 25 independent brands that have been hand selected to be included. This incredible hand-made velvet wall hanging advent calendar is full of self-care gifts from clothing to skincare and you’d be crazy not to want one hanging by your tree this year. Think luxury, local and downright lovely gifts. 

The Boozy One 

Fever-Tree The Ultimate Gin & Tonic Advent Calendar 2020 - £60.00 – Waitrose.co.uk

Have a very merry advent with Fever-Tree's new gin-filled advent calendar for 2020. Now this doesn't actually include any gin, but it does include the catalyst the the UK's favourite alcoholic beverage. Each door to this one leads you to grabbing a bubble glass, putting your feet up and cheers-ing to the day. And if we’re being honest, we could all use a little tipple this holiday season – right? 

The Best Value for Money Beauty One 

Look Fantastic Beauty Advent Calendar 2020 - £85 - Lookfantastic.com

Worth a staggering £460, the Look Fantastic Beauty Advent Calendar is one you don’t want to miss! If you’re a lover of all thing’s beauty, this box of heaven is known to house amazing brands from Illamasqua to REN and we just love it. You’ve got to be quick to get your hands on one though, as this one always sells out and with a price tag of under £100 its clear to see why!  

The Glitzy One 

John Lewis & Partners Jewellery Advent Calendar - £199 - Johnlewis.com

From earrings and bracelets, to charms and necklaces, the jewellery products inside of John Lewis’ 25-day advent calendar are sure to upgrade your jewellery box to its highest status. Including semi-precious stones such as rose quartz, amethyst and pearls, your Christmas outfits this year will be accompanied by the finest of gems thanks to good old JL. If you’ve got the cash to splash, then this one is perfect for a luxury morning treat throughout the whole of December.