Gone are the days when advent calendars were exclusively chocolate and reserved only for little ones. Advent calendars are now bigger and better than ever and there really is something for everyone.
Whether your festive season is chocolate-filled, party-central or cosy nights in - Whiteley has the advent calendar for you. So, get ready to deck the halls and count down the December days with our guide to your perfect advent calendar.
Night on the tinsel town
If you’re ready to get your sparkle on and make the most of party season, a beauty advent calendar might just be the thing for you.
Benefit Advent Calendar in Boots
With lots of make-up must-haves tucked behind each door, beauty advent calendars are a great way to experiment with a range of different products or try a new brand at a great price, so it’s no surprise they are top of many people’s wish lists.
Boots Beauty Treasures Advent Calendar.
Boots Advent Calendar for Him.
Some of the biggest beauty brands have been known to sell out fast so make sure you get down to Whiteley early so you don’t miss out.
Best for: Make-up and beauty lovers
Silent night of bliss
There’s nothing quite like a long soak in a warm bath when the weather outside is frightful, and with a daily dose of bath and body treats, you’ll never want to leave your cosy oasis again.
The Body Shop Advent Calendars (*image provided by The Body Shop).
Packed with everything from bath bombs, to gels, creams, masks and everything in between, The Body Shop advent calendars are always popular choices.
And of course, Christmas is a time for giving, so if you’re looking to spend a little more, Boots offer a range of luxury advent calendars filled with amazing premium products – a lovely idea as a gift, but a nice festive treat to yourself too!
Best for: Skincare obsessives
Harry Potter Advent Calendar in Boots.
‘Tis the season for treats and nibbles
No longer are our choices limited to milk, dark, or white chocolate – with advent calendars now available with everything from cheddar cheese to gourmet popcorn and even spicy sriracha.
Percy Pig Advent Calendar in M&S.
M&S have a range of advent calendars filled with quirky treats and nibbles sure to satisfy all your festive fancies.
Best for: Foodies
Mistletoe and wine
Many of us clink and toast our way through December, as gatherings and Christmas parties fill the month.
So, what could spread more festive cheer than a boozy advent calendar filled with your favourite tipples.
Best for: Connoisseurs – pro and amateur
Ho ho home
One of the best parts of the festive season is all of the familiar scents that go with it – from cosy cinnamon and apple, to the sweet smell of warm cookies and hot chocolate.
Yankee Candle Advent Calendar.
Best for: New homeowners and candle lovers
All things books and stationery
Whether you could open a library with your book collection or have more pens and washi tape than you’ll ever get through, there’s an advent calendar out there for you.
Paperchase Advent Calendar (*image provided by Paperchase).
Head to Paperchase to shop your perfect stationery advent calendar or for little ones, the Smiggle advent calendar is sure to be a hit. Book lovers can unwrap a new story each day with an advent calendar filled with books from WH Smith.
Smiggle Advent Calendar (*image provided by Smiggle).
Best for: Doodlers and bookworms
A Christmas craft
For a truly perfect fit and an ideal festive gift for someone, make your own advent calendar packed with personalised treats.
Best for: Crafters and family fun
The Christmas classic
Sometimes, you just can’t beat the original and nothing spreads joy like chocolate at breakfast.
Swiss Golden Blond Advent Calendar at M&S.
Traditionalists can find their favourite Cadburys or Nestlé chocolate advent calendars from Poundland or for a touch of luxury, the M&S advent calendar or Lindt advent calendar from Clinton Cards or WH Smith are popular choices too.
Lindt Advent Calendar at WH Smith.
Best for: Chocoholics
Whether you’re looking for an advent calendar for adults, or something for your little elves, it’s best to hit the shops early to make sure you get your hands on the one you want. For the full list of stores on offer at Whiteley visit our Eat Drink Shop page.