This year whilst rounding up products for my Christmas gift guide, these four incredible advent calendars dropped through my letter box. I decided that I wanted to give each one to a member of my family or a friend and share their reactions with you all. Advent calendars are so much more creative now rather than just the chocolate ones we buy from the supermarkets, they are now stuffed with jewellery, candles, makeup and bath & body gifts! I kept the Benefit advent calendar for myself (as how could I not, I love Benefit makeup!) and gave the others away, here’s what they had to say…
Topshop Advent Calendar – £25: “I would definitely buy this calendar for myself, it’s very unique and I have never seen and advent calendar like this! I would also love to recieve this as a gift, it’s great because the object behind each door is going to last me and is something that can be used again unlike traditional chocolate advent calendars. Considering how many pieces of jewellery you get with this and how many times you’re going to wear them in the future it’s great value for money!” – Ashley
Body Shop Advent Calendar – £50: “I would love to receive this calendar as a gift because it’s so different to the usual chocolate advent calendars, I’ve never seen a calendar like this. I would say it’s well worth the money as I always shop in The Body Shop, the products inside include some of my all time favourites so I know I’ll definitely be using everything in this calendar!” – Amber
Yankee Candle Advent Calendar – £21.99: “My Yankee Candle advent calendar was a present from my daughter, what a lovely surprise! I think it’s a great gift for this time of year, it’s great value for money considering how much you get and it’s a lovely gift for anyone to receice.” – Sharon
Benefit Advent Calendar – £60: “I decided to keep this calendar for myself as last year I missed out on purchasing one (they sell out so quickly and are like gold dust every year!). Benefit was the first makeup brand that I ever used, I remember me and my best friend roaming the beauty halls of Debenhams with our first ever pay cheque and picking up some bits from the Benefit counter, my obsession with the brand has never left me since. Although this advent calendar is the priciest of them all it’s crammed with goodies that more than makeup for it – I’ll be sharing snaps on my social media channels so make sure you’re following to see what’s in my calendar!” Yours truely
Which would be your dream advent calendar this Christmas?
*Products have been sent to me for my Christmas gift guide and others I have purchased myself, all opinions are my own. Thank you to all the brands who collaborated with me on this.