Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without an advent calendar, but recently the tides have changed. Gone are the days of weird tasting cheap chocolate. Hello to calendars full of premium chocolates, alcoholic tipples, jewels, luxury beauty products and much much more! There are so many alternate advent calendars now available, you can really spoil yourself or a loved one. I have found 11 of the best Alternate 2017 Xmas calendars for us girls. (Here are my recommendations for him). Either spoil yourself or leave a big fat hint for your other half, here’s what I’ve found!
ALDI, Wine Advent Calendar, £49.99
ALDI is offering us 24 mini bottles of Wine in Red, White and Rose from prestigious regions around the world, there’s even a couple of suprise bottles of sparkles in there too somewhere! This goes on sale on November the 01st instore and online and at roughly £2 a bottle, be quick, this will sell out fast.
GlowHush Advent Calendar, £18.00
24 Super Strenght Mini Melts in gorgeous festive scents. Your home will smell festive thoughout the Xmas period, with each melt lasting 4 hours. Just remember to have a Wax melter handy.
Bluebird Teaco, Tea Advent Calendar, £36.00
A huge selection of award winning teas in bluebird favourite flavours as well as some Christmas blends not available in the shops such as Mrs Claus’ Raspberry Prosecco, Mince Pie + Spiced Clementine. Also includes a number of other bluebird tea gifts!
Bomb Cosmetics, Countdown to Christmas Advent Calander, £19.99
24 Gorgeous 100% homemade, natural bath products to pamper yourself this Xmas. Full of essential oils that smell and feel wonderful on your skin. The only question remains, what will you open a creamer, a Mallow or a Blaster?!
Accessorize, Christmas Advent Calendar, £15.00
Countdown to Xmas with a beautiful little charm to ope each day. By Christmas Day you will have a stylish Chain bracelet and 23 interchangeable festive charms!
IWOOT, That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar, £99.95
One for the Gin lovers out there, 24 handmade, wax sealed drams of 30ml award winning Gin from around including Yuletide Gin, Cherry Gin, Chocolate Orange Gin and Rhubarb Triangle Gin – what a way to count down to Christmas!
Very, Ciate Mani Month Advent Calendar, £50.00
Containing a huge selection of Ciate’s chic shades! Includes 7x Mini Paint Pot (5ml) 2x Mini Treatment (5ml) 1x Topcoat (5ml) 2x Glitter Topper (5ml) 1x Nail File 1x Full Size Glitter (13.5ml).
Yankee Advent Wreath, £24.99
A festive set of 24 tealights in Yankee’s gorgeous scents set to capture the very best of the festive season. Containing scents of Perfect Tree, Sparkling Cinnamon, spiced white cocoa, winter Glow, snowflake cookie and Macaron Treats!
Artisan Du Chocolat, Chimera Advent calendar, £44.00
A chocolate Lovers Dream and one not to share! Well not until Xmas day at least, because this one has a surprise. On the 25th, this one doesn’t run out, you get a whole tray more! Share them, or gobble them all by yourself, I know what I’ll do!
BodyShop, 25 Days Ultimate Advent Calendar, £99.00
The wonderfulBody Shop, £214’s of beauty products for a bargain £99! This Calander contains a number of different treats from body care and skincare, to make-up and accessories!
Hotel Chocolat, The Grand Chocolate Advent Calendar, £68.00
Last but definitely not least, Hotel Chocolate! Grand gestures don’t come much grander! A little luxury every day, from award-winning cocoa gin to macadamia chocolate snowballs. There’s so much here this is a present in its self!
I don’t think I could possibly choose a favourite from among these divine advents, can I have them all? Which one is your favourite?