Christmas Spirit

22 Fun Fantastic Advent Calendars to Get You in the Christmas Spirit

Why celebrate Christmas for just one day when you can celebrate for 25 in a row? Advent calendars are a great way to build excitement from December 1st right through to Christmas Day. But gone are the cheap advent calendars of your youth; these days, calendars are filled with gourmet chocolates, luxury beauty products, toys, and more. Here, 22 advent calendars to help get you in the spirit of the season.
Advent Calendars With Chocolates and Sweets

Godiva Chocolates Advent Calendar

Advent calendars with low-quality chocolates? So over. Treat yourself to 24 days of gourmet chocolate in Godiva’s calendar.
Price: £23.00
Available in the UK on the Godiva site.

Alain Ducasse Advent Calendar

This beautifully designed calendar serves up daily treats that go beyond plain chocolate.
Price: 40,00 €
Available for in-store pickup in Paris and ships to addresses in Europe from the Alain Ducasse site.

Vosges Haut-Chocolat Calendar of Advent

Gourmet chocolate on the next level. This luxury box features not just decadent chocolate treats, but holiday greetings as well.
Price: $135
Ships to US, Canada, Puerto Rico and the UK from the Vosges site.

La Pâtisserie Des Rêves Advent Calendar

An adorable cardboard Parisian “house” holds 25 treats and is designed to appeal to children as well as adults.
Price: £25
Available by emailing or phoning the contact info found on the La Pâtisserie des Rêves site.

Dylan’s Candy Bar 2015 Advent Calendar

With a tree you can use year after year, this advent calendar features 24 chocolate-filled mini ornaments for decoration.
Price: Now $25 (was $50)
Ships to locations in the US and many other countries, with restrictions; get more info on the Dylan’s Candy Bar site.
Advent Calendars For Coffee and Tea Drinkers

Starbucks Advent Calendar 2015

This calendar doesn’t contain coffee, but rather doles out daily sweets. It does come with a $5 mini giftcard that can be used for a jolt of java, though.
Price: currently $25.18
Available in the US on the Starbucks USA site.

Imperial Teas Advent Calendar of Coffee

You’ll find 25 samples of freshly roasted coffee in a gift box; each sample makes one generous mug of coffee.
Price: £33.00
Ships to locations in the UK and internationally from the Imperial Teas site.

Post Tea Advent Calendar of Tea

Twenty-five teas, including fruit, herbal, green and black teas, from December 1st through Christmas Day make up this advent calendar. Each sachet holds enough tea to make three cups.
Price: £43.25
Ships to countries in Europe from the Post Tea site.

Fortnums Wooden Tea Advent Calendar, Filled

From luxury London store Fortnum Mason, this wooden calendar holds 24 rare teas from India and the Far East. A great gift for the true tea aficionado.
Price: £125.00
Available for store pickup in London, delivery in the UK and to international destinations (subject to restrictions) from the Fortnum Mason site.

Advent Calendars With Alcohol

Craft Beer Advent Calendar
Twenty-four bottles and cans of craft beer ranging from ales to stouts make up this adults-only calendar.
Price: £74.99
Ships to UK addresses from the website.

Master of Malt Spirits Advent Calendars

What’s your drink of choice? Master of Malt has something for everyone – whiskey, gin, rum, tequila, absinthe, and more. Most range from around £100 to £150, but if you really want to splurge, get the £1000 Old Rare Whisky Advent calendar V1 featuring a 60-Year old Single Malt Whisky.
Price: varies depending on the calendar; from £100 to £1000
Ships to locations in the UK and internationally from the Master of Malt site.
Advent Calendars For Beauty Jewelry Lovers

Ciaté London Mini Mani Month

Twenty-four nail goodies including polish, glitter, and treatments to help make your nails look fabulous this holiday season.
Price: $59/£49
Available in the US from Sephora and the UK and international destinations from Boots.

Limited Edition Advent Calendar by Kérastase
Deluxe travel size hair care products plus one full size product from luxury hair care company Kérastase.
Price: £79.99
Ships to the UK from the Kérastase site.

Susanne Kaufman 2015 Advent Calendar

Treat yourself or a loved one to 24 organic treats including body oil, shampoos, and hand soap. These luxurious treats even include a few days of delicious organic tea.
Price: £99.00
Ships to the UK, Europe and internationally from the Liberty site.

The Bearded Man Co Christmas Beard Oil Advent Calendar

So the men don’t feel left out, this calendar is packed with samples of beard oils in fragrances ranging from bergamot to driftwood to tobacco, enough to last the Christmas season and beyond.
Price: £29.99
Ships to the UK, Europe and internationally from The Bearded Man Co site.

Kohl’s Advent Calendar Christmas Charm Set

One necklace chain, one bracelet chain, and 22 Christmas-themed charms pack this fun and sparkly advent calendar.
Price: Now $18 (was $60)
Ships to the US from the Kohl’s site.
Advent Calendars Kids Will Love

Play-Doh Advent Calendar

With five pots of Play-Doh and 24 surprises, this advent calendar is great for encouraging kids to play and be creative.
Price: $14.99
Ships to the US and internationally from Amazon.

Angry Birds Advent Calendar Game

The most popular game becomes a sure-to-be-popular advent calendar: each day contains a piece of the game. At the end of the calendar, all pieces can be used together.
Price: $29.99
Ships to the US and internationally from Amazon.

Playmobil Advent Calendar

These kid-friendly calendars contain 24 boxes filled with toys based on a theme like Fire Rescue Operation, Dragons Treasure Battle, or Santa’s Workshop.
Price: $18-$25/£19-£20
Ships to the US and internationally from Playmobil and to the UK and internationally from Hamleys.

Post Totty Designs Interiors Advent Calendar Charm Bracelet

Add a new charm to the gold-colored bracelet each day of the advent as you discover new treasures hidden in the Nutcracker-themed jewelry box. This fun and youthful calendar is not suitable for children under 36 months.
Price: £19
Ships to the UK and internationally from Not on the High Street.

Advent Calendars That Keep it Simple

If you’re not interested in getting goodies in your advent calendar, you can still take it up a notch by getting one of these beautiful 3D calendars from the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Unicorn Pop-Up Advent Calendar

The unicorn from the famous tapestries sits in 3D style in the middle of this gorgeous advent calendar. Open a flap each day to reveal a beautiful detail from the tapestry.
Price: $19.95
Ships to the US and internationally from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Store site.

Victorian Christmas Advent Calendar

First set up your stand-up tree, then decorate it with paper ornaments you find behind the flaps each day.
Price: $21.95
Ships to the US and internationally from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Store site.

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