Christmas Gift Guide – Best Of: Advent Calendars

Gone are the days of opening a chocolate advent calendar in December (although I still have one OBV, 25 isn’t too old, right?!) – a couple of years back the beauty industry opened our eyes (and doors) to beauty advent calendars, featuring some of our most loved products. We know see the shelves stocked with luxury beauty calendars (some retail up to £250!), candle calendars, jewellery calendars and so many more! I thought I’d round up my top five calendars for the festive season, ranging from £14.99 to £79.50 so there’s something for everyone! 

 My top 5 advent calendars this Christmas…

W7 Advent Calendar via The Perfume Shop: £14.99: A really affordably priced advent calendar this year from W7 at just £14.99 – the perfect calendar for any teen, young adult! Count down to the big day with this calendar packed full of lip glosses, lipsticks, nail polishes, glitter pots (great for Summer & festival season!), eye shadows, a foundation and mascara! This calendar would make a great ‘starter makeup’ kit for a teenager and would make a lovely gift!

Kerastase Luxury Advent Calendar – £79.50: This advent calendar is one for the Kerastase fans and hair lovers out there, admittedly it is way pricier but worth the money as it’s value retails at £125 so there’s a great saving involved with this purchase! Housed within the golden gift set are 25 days worth of saviours ranging from mini, travel size and full sized products!

Yankee Candle Reindeer Carousel Advent Calendar – £31.99: I’m a huge Yankee Candle fan (especially at Christmas time as their festive candles are so lovely!), in this advent calendar, everyday you’ll open a taillight or Votive candle in one of 8 seasonal scents – including; Candy Cane Lane, Cosy By The Fire and Snowflake Cookie. This advent calendar is super fun and looks the part too – a great price at £31.99 and I can’t wait to start opening this one!

 (Reindeer decoration from Oliver Bonas – £4)
Accessorize Polish Advent Calendar – £30: I absolutely love this advent calendar, it’s super girly and the perfect pre-Christmas gift for any nail polish lover *slowly raises hand! The calendar contains classic colours and seasonal favourites including super gloss, metallic, glitter, frost and pearl polishes to keep your nails tip-top right through the festive period – a great price at just £30 too!

Avon Nail Selection Box Advent Calendar – £55: A mid-range calendar price wise coming it at £55, with an £18 saving so if you’re an avid Avon / nail polish fan then this calendar is the one for you! Featuring a range of different 10ml polishes such as Gel Finish, Magic Effects Matt top coat, Nailwear Pro+, Magic Effects Diamond Shatter top coat and Magic Effects Fringe Effect Nailwear. The perfect calendar if you love experimenting with different top coats & colours, great for young adults and teens!

What advent calendar will you be purchasing this year? Spotted any that you love in this post?

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  1. Kate Is Coveting 18th November 2015 / 12:49 pm

    I'm desperate for a beauty advent calendar this year and I'm definitely tempted by the Accessorize one and the Yankee candle one because their candles smell so beautiful and Christmasy!
    Kate x Kateiscoveting

  2. Claudia 18th November 2015 / 3:20 pm

    The Yankee one has caught my eye- although I currently have 8 candles in my "to use" drawer, so maybe not totally justified…!

    Claudia Harriet

  3. Amy 19th November 2015 / 10:00 am

    I wanted to get the Charlotte Tilbury one but at £150, I just couldn't justify spending that on an advent calendar! The W7 and Yankee candle ones look great, would love to get my hands on either of those 🙂

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