Monday, 27 November 2017

Advent Calendars for Grown Ups

With only days left of November, it's time to get your advent calendars ready. This year there are plenty to choose from for grown ups. There's chocolate ones, alcohol and beauty. You name it, there's an advent calendar for it. Here are a few of my favourites:

1) Find me a Gift - Mad Beauty - Advent Calendar *
This calendar includes 24 beauty items from Mad Beauty including lipsticks, blusher, nail polish, Christmas themed nail stickers and many more. This is ideal for beauty lovers that don't want to break the bank. It is such good value for money at £9.99.

2) Chococo - Advent Luxury Selection Box
We love homemade chocolates in our house. Hubby makes them quite a bit. When I saw this advent calendar my eyes lit up. This is by Chococo and includes 25 (yes 25, so a treat for xmas day) festive handmade chocolates. It's sure to be unique and super tasty. This is available for £21.95.

Image from the Chococo website

This calendar is right up my street. It's a great alternative to chocolate. I'm obsessed with candles (especially Yankee Candles) so the thought of having 24 festive tea light candles is fab. There are 6 seasonal scents included which are, sparkling cinnamon, the perfect tree, spiced white cocoa, winter glow, snowflake cookie and macaron treats. It's available for £24.99.

I am a stationary hoarder and Kikki K is one of my favourite stores to by stationary goods. They have this lovely calendar which includes 25 erasers along with a gratitude prompt. I try and practice gratitude as it helps with my cognitive behavioural therapy for my postnatal depression. I also think this is a lovely why of teaching children about gratitude this time of year. It's available for £18. 

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My mouth is watering as I type this. What could be better than 24 days of different flavoured pork crackling?!! These include pigs in blankets, low and slow bbq, maple, black pepper and sea salt, salt and vinegar and perfectly salted. This calendar is super unique and is a great way to enjoy a savoury treat everyday. It's priced at £17.50.

This beauty advent is ideal for those not looking for a treat every day as it's just the 12 days of Christmas. The cute packaging is lovely and it would look great on a mantel piece. It includes hand cream, bath salts, bath fizzes, body wash, lip balm and body lotion. £11.99

I always enjoy Hotel Chocolat chocolate and white chocolate is my fave. There are other calendars to choose from such as milk and dark and they cost £12.50.

Image from Hotel Chocolat

In my Hubby's eyes i've saved the best till last. He would call this the piece de resistance of advent calendars. This is a limited edition Christmas tree which includes 25 British Beers behind every door. He literally can't wait to open this every day. It also serves as quite a good Christmas decoration. It's available for £85.

Do you have an advent calendar? Which one would you like?

Items marked with * were gifted to me



  1. What a fabulous collection. It seems people are now using their imagination when developing things like this. I like the beer one. Thanks for the heads up

  2. A crackling calendar! Genius... Although I quite fancy the Chococo and Kikki K ones - how much would they brighten up December. If I'm honest, I wouldn't say no to any except perhaps the white chocolate :)

  3. There are so many options to choose from, it is hard to choose the right one for me. The Hot chocolate one would go well in our house.

    Thanks for Sharing.

    John M

  4. I find it hard to resist opening all the doors of a chocolate advent calendar in one go, so maybe a non-chocolatey one is a good idea? The Yankee Candle one looks like a good, festive alternative (especially as you can't eat candles!). I love the different Christmassy scents. Some lovely options here, Kerry!


  5. Never too old for an advent calendar ;-)
    The chococo one - yes please!!

  6. I've got the Yankee Candle one for my mum but I've been trying to get the cheese one to no avail x

  7. Ooh I'm loving this new trend of advent calendars for grown ups! Why should kids have all the fun?! I love no 5 for my hubby and I'd go for no 6;)

  8. I'm all about Hotel Chocolat at Christmas, so would love theirs. Yankee Candle one looks amazing too :) x


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