6 advent calendars to get you ready for Christmas

Make the countdown to Christmas day that much more exciting with one of these luxury advent calendars

By Tayla Sassen
Clarins Advent Calendar Ⓒ Clarins

When you think of an advent calendar, the sickly sweet baking chocolate of your childhood may come to mind, but we’re living in an advent calendar renaissance. Today’s advent calendars are for all ages, and they’re far more luxurious.


Whether you prefer your daily gifts to come in the form of a fine tipple, skincare, or makeup, there’s a variety of options to choose from, and we’re going to help you choose the best ones. Enjoy the countdown to Christmas this season with one of these decadent advent calendars.


This 12-window advent calendar from Clarins offers you a festive selection of skincare, body care and make-up that will keep you feeling and looking fresh for the holidays.

Nespresso Advent Calendar Ⓒ Nespresso


If you’re a wellness connoisseur, you may want to check out the SOil 24-day advent calendar. Each door hides a pure and organic wellness aromatherapy product, along with interesting facts and DIY recipes.

The Body Shop Advent Calendar Ⓒ The Body Shop


Have a holly, jolly Christmas with YuppieChef’s liquor advent calendar. After all, what’ll get you into the Christmas spirit more than a little tipple? This 24-day calendar will keep you merry with 24 x 25ml bottles of selected South African craft spirits.

Charlotte Rhys Advent Calendar Ⓒ Charlotte Rhys
Clarins Advent Calendar Ⓒ Clarins


Start each day leading up to Christmas morning with a speciality coffee from Nespresso. Behind each of the 24 doors is a different coffee, including three co-created with renowned French pastry chef, Pierre Hermé.

SOil Advent Calendar Ⓒ SOil

The Body Shop

Give yourself the ultimate self-care gift this season with The Body Shop advent calendar. This 24-day box of skincare and beauty essentials will keep you pampered all season long.

YuppieChef Advent Calendar Ⓒ YuppieChef

Charlotte Rhys

Nothing says luxury quite like Charlotte Rhys. This 24-window advent calendar comes with a wide range of fragranced treats that will leave you feeling and smelling great.

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