Location: Harrods, London
I’ll admit that it does seem a little crazy to be talking about Christmas when Halloween has only just gone by and we are still in November. That being said, I walked past Harrods the other day to see the biggest Christmas tree propped up at the front of the building. If you are travelling to London and Harrods is not on your list – it should be! Of course, I had to pop in to check out the interior decorations and… their annual Christmas Advent Calendar!! The concept of an advent calendar that included anything but chocolate was so foreign to me until just a few years ago. Moving to London showed me that you can find advent calendars with pretty much anything inside! They make the perfect gifts for so many reasons. They are a great little treat for wives, girlfriends, partners, friends, teenagers, grandmothers… the list goes on and on! I also just thought that they would be the perfect bridesmaid gifts if you are having a winter wedding. I wanted to get this post out as soon as possible so that it gives you enough time to pick up yours. I know that some have already sold out and are being restocked! And so without further ado, here are my top 10 Christmas Advent Calendars that will brighten up anyone’s day.
1. The Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar 2019
One of the most beautiful department stores in all of London seemed like a good place to start. Encased in a rich navy blue sturdy box that will serve as a keepsake for many years after its Christmas season, this advent calendar is an absolute treat packed with 25 miniature and full size goodies. Everything from the Rich Cream by Augustinus Bader to Laura Mercier eye colour sticks, this advent calendar would make the perfect Christmas gift for a loved one. Click here for a full list of all the components.
2. Liberty London Beauty Advent Calendar 2019
Another of my favourite London department stores is Liberty London and once again they have produced the most beautiful Christmas advent calendar, featuring 18 full-sized products and 6 samples. From Diptyque Baies Scented Candle (full size) to Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist (again full size), this calendar has everything a beauty lover could possibly want for Christmas.
3. Balmain Paris Hair Couture Advent Calendar 2019
Something a little different here for those lovers of luxurious hair care products – and also a perfect gift for gentlemen! I was delighted to find the Limited Edition Balmain Paris Hair Couture Advent Calendar. A beautiful package offering 10 doors filled with Balmain shampoo, conditioner, masks and conditioning sprays.
4. Charlotte Tilbury’s Glittering Galaxy of Makeup Magic Advent Calendar
Twelve doors of Charlotte Tilbury goodness. I’ve grown to love Charlotte Tilbury over the past year, not just because of the excellent quality of the products, but because this is one of the few ethical brands that do not test on animals – making this box perfect for animal lovers who want vegan and cruelty-free options.
5. The Molton Brown Advent Calendar 2019
A quintessential luxury British personal care brand that has become a staple in almost every home. This beautiful Molton Brown Advent Calendar may cost a pricey £175, but you’ll be purchasing items worth a cool £262.50! Perfect for those Molton Brown lovers with a myriad of 25 fragrances, candles and oils.
6. The White Company Beauty Advent Calendar 2019
If you’re anything like me, you’ll love The White Company. A brand that, to me, is just so clean, fresh and elegant. Perfectly hidden behind these little doors are 24 goodies worth a total of £264 – all for a price of £160.
7. John Lewis & Partners Beauty Advent Calendar 2019
Yet another wonderful release from another of London’s top department stores. A little easier on the wallet, this beautiful advent calendar features some of my favourite brands including Sisley skincare (a brand I have loved since I was about 19) and Philip Kingsley hair care. Valued at over £250, but can be yours for just £150.
8. DECLÉOR Infinite Surprises Advent Calendar 2019
This one shocked me. For the amazing price of £85, this gorgeous Decléor Christmas Advent Calendar is packed with goods worth a total value of £311!! Yes – you read that correctly! A mix of 24 full-sized and sample products priced so incredibly well that you just can’t let this one slide!
9. MAC Cosmetics Starring You Advent Calendar 2019
One for the make-up lovers! A gift of 24 MAC goodies packaged in a star-shaped little box!
10. L’Occitane Luxury Beauty Advent Calendar 2019
A super reasonably priced bundle of 24 L’Occitane skin care, fragrance and body care products.
11. Space NK Space NK Advent Calendar 2019
The perfect mix of skincare, bodycare, haircare and make up, all bundled in a beautiful advent calendar priced at £195, yet packed with goods worth over £550.
12. NYX Professional Makeup Christmas 24 Day Advent Calendar 2019
A cute little box full of 24 NYX makeup products. The added bonus is that it is certified cruelty-free! I long for the day when all brands can say this, but until that time, know that they are definitely options!
I’ve tried my hardest to find a varied selection of Christmas advent calendars to suit all shoppers. The hardest part was finding a list of items that are not yet out of stock! If you have your eye on one, make sure to snap it up as soon as you can. They won’t be around much longer! I hope you find one that you love. Let me know if you’ve received one yourself! I’d love to hear about other advent calendars that I might have missed!
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