Best part of the holiday season? You can keep your log fires and spend time with extended family; we’re here for the gifts, whether it’s large boxes to unwrap on Christmas Day, or small gifts to enjoy a luxury Advent calendar. At the end of a tough year, it’ll take more than ill-formed splashes of chocolate tucked behind bad joke-decked cardboard windows to get us excited this Christmas. That’s why we’ve worked like Santa’s elves to bring you the best Advent calendars to stay gifted throughout the month. Roll on December 1st!
Why all the hype around Advent calendars?
If you’ve ever walked past Liberty London on Advent Calendar release day, you’ll know that Advent calendars can get as much hype as a Supreme drop or a Nike trainer designed by Virgil Abloh. That’s because favorites from luxury department stores including Fortnum & Mason, and beauty brands like Dr Barbara Sturm, Nars, Charlotte Tilbury and Molton Brown put much more value in their calendars than if you had to shop. each component separately, which makes them excellent for filling stockings or stuffing your New Year’s toiletry bag. Fortunately, in 2021, these most coveted calendars can usually have pre-order listings or waiting lists, there aren’t any. So there is no excuse to be disappointed after the sale.
What are the best beauty advent calendars for her this year?
By far the most popular type of calendar aside from chocolate advent calendars are women’s beauty advent calendars, which stock miniature and full-size products at a fraction of the cost. If last year’s transport is anything to go by, that means you can count on luxury offerings from Liberty (£ 225, Libertylondon.com) and Net-A-Porter (£ 255, net-a-porter.com) being at the top of her wishlist, with both likely to sell out well before December 1. Can’t stand the heat? You can also consult the Lookfantastic Advent Calendar (£ 85, lookfantastic.com), the Feelunique Beauty Advent Calendar (£ 119, feelunique.com) and the 24-day Asos Face + Body Advent calendar (£ 75, asos.com).
What are the best Advent calendars for 2021:
Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best Advent calendars you can buy this Christmas, ranging from Lego sets to Lovehoney sex toys and James Bond memorabilia. And if you’re looking for an Advent calendar with a kick out of it, be sure to check out our pick of the best alcoholic Advent calendars of the season.