Advent Calendars 2018
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My Top 4 Advent Calendars of 2018

Hands up who hasn't got their advent calendar as of yet?

I have to admit I was sure which one I was going to get, but it went out of stock before I could.

So now I am back thinking and wondering about what I should go for.

I thought I would share a few I have come across in my search that I really like and perhaps give you some ideas on what to get for yourself.

jillyscrystals advent calendar

Jillys Crystals Advent Calendar

Etsy is my go-to place for so many things and one of my favourite shops is Jilly Crystal's.

This is actually the advent calendar I went for last year and I thought it would be a great place to start for my top countdown.

Containing a mix of 23 days worth of crystals and a surprise handmade jewellery item on day 24. This the perfect advent for people who are looking to up their crystal collection.

The Jilly Crystal Advent Calendar comes in at £25.50.

John Lewis and Partners Beauty Advent Calendar

John Lewis & Partners Beauty Advent Calendar

If you want to splurge and get to try a plethora of beauty products then this calendar from John Lewis & Partners might be just what you want.

Containing 25 products in a mix of full and luxury travel sized. This calendar is perfect for people who want to try products from brands such as; NARS, AVEDA, This Works, Lancôme and more.

Plus some of the brands are offering extras if you visit their in-store counters.

The John Lewis & Partners Beauty Advent Calendar comes in at £165.

Debenhams - Hot chocolate advent calendar

Debenhams – Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar

I've just realised this second half is drink related – so much for me trying to come up with 4 completely different options.

Anyway, this time we venture over to Debenhams who have this year brought out a hot chocolate calendar. Which means that not only can you chomp on some chocolate daily but wash it down with some as well.

Containing 24 sachets of chocolate which range in flavours from mint, to caramel and vanilla to hazelnut. Meaning there are just so many flavours to explore.

The Debenhams – Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar comes in at £20.

InfiniTeasStore advent

InfiniTeas – Tea Advent

Going back over to Etsy and this time checking out InfiniTeas.

This independent British tea retailer has come out with a 24 days of tea calendar. With each day including a different tea blend for you to try. They have even included an infuser and tips on how to brew to make your tea tasting December as easy as possible.

What's more, each tea pouch includes 4 – 6 grams of tea, enough for 2 – 3 cups, so you could choose to share or keep yourself going all day long.

The InfiniTeas Tea Advent Calendar comes in at £25.

So there you have 4 ideas for advent calendars for this year, do any of them take your fancy? Or if you have already ordered yours, what have you got to count down to Christmas this year? 


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This article has 78 comments

  1. Priscilla Stubbs

    I would love a John Lewis advent calendar, It is amazing how far advent calendars have come, since the days of one tiny chocolate a day!

  2. Charli

    I would love the John Lewis advent … that or a Jo Malone. Realistically though, I’ll probably forget to buy one!
    C x

  3. Tara Pittman

    What fun advent calendars. I would like a coffee and cookie one, please.

  4. Hollie

    I love fun advent calendars and I can’t believe we are already getting back into that season.

  5. Kacie

    The John Lewis advent calendar looks so indulgent – I’d love to treat myself to that one!

  6. Jeanette

    I cannot believe it is close to advance again! I love hot chocolate so I’m thinking that the hot chocolate advent one would be my favorite.

  7. Nikki - Notes of Life

    I’m all for non-chocolate advent calendars as I’m gluten-free and dairy-free. However, I do find the prices somewhat prohibitive.

  8. Anonymous

    I love advent calendars! There are so many different kinds nowadays that you can really have one tailored to every family and traditions.

  9. Sue Reddel

    Is it time for advent calendars already? Where the heck did the year go? I’d love that hot chocolate calendar. Yummy!

  10. sara lafountain

    I love the hot chocolate advent calendar. This is a great way to enjoy the month of December with some yummy cocoa.

  11. Brianne Manz

    I think my favorite advent calendar is the one with the hot chocolate. When I was a kid ours had Hershey Kisses in them and it was always a treat each day to be able to get one ‘kiss’ each day with our countdown.

  12. Danielle

    There are so many advent calendars out there now. I love the sound of the tea one.

  13. Amy simpson

    These advents look so good x

  14. Dalene Ekirapa

    The hot chocolate advent calendar has to be my favorite. I mean, in just love chocolates and I’d never mind eating as much of them.

  15. Sarah Meh

    John Lewis & Beauty advert calendar is quite tempting to me. I love to try Aveda and I am a big fan of Lancome.

  16. Lisa Favre

    The Jilly Crystal Advent Calendar is absolutely stunning! Now THAT’S something that’s totally up my alley and something I would love… for me! Gotta drop a hint to my husband.

  17. Rachael

    Oh I do like the sound of the hot chocolate one! I’d love to try a nice hot chocolate – be perfect to open when you’re getting ready for bed. I do love a good hot chocolate in bed!

  18. Mellissa Williams

    Such a great selection of advent calendars. I love the sound of the crystals advent calendar!

  19. Becca Wilson

    These advent calendars all look like they would be so much fun. I remember doing them as a child but have never done one as an adult.

  20. anshul

    Now that I have read your blog, I’ll look for some advent Calendars for myself. They look really quirky and cool

  21. Angela Cardamone @marathonsandmotivation.com

    These are all great ideas for advent calendars! I absolutely love the idea of the coffee one!!

  22. Lynndee

    Perfect! I looked for an Advent Calendar yesterday and wasn’t lucky to find one. Having an Advent Calendar is part of our Christmas Traditions so thanks for this.

  23. Lauretta at Home and Horizon

    Wow! I love all of them. But if I have to choose one, I’d like the InfiniTeas – Tea Advent calendar. Let me go out and get me one.

  24. Sayanti

    My vote definitely goes to the hot chocolate advent calendar. New Year is so nearby and I definitely have to look out for advent calendars soon

  25. Swathi

    Looks like great collection of gift ideas there I like John Lewis & Partners Beauty Advent Calendar most

  26. Cindy Dent Gordon

    I can’t believe the varieties available for Advent Calendars. There are so many to choose from.

  27. WhatLauraLoves

    Oh wow I actually love the idea of the crystal advent calendar, thats such a unique concept xxx

  28. Grace

    All looks unique and nice calendars. But the second one for me stand outs. Nice ideas!

  29. Jess Howliston

    Some great choices here! I always seem to forget to get myself a calendar but im definitely eyeing up that hot chocolate one lol!

  30. Wendy Tomlinson

    These are all so lovely. I really like the ones where you can put your own little gift.

  31. Nicole

    These are all awesome advent calendars! I use to do similar ones growing up, but with milk chocolate usually. I would love to try the makeup and face care one, that seems like a fun twist. Thanks for sharing!

  32. Wildish

    I’ve never used an advent calendar before but I might this year. Anything wine and chocolate I’ll take, lol

  33. paula cheadle

    my hubby and I, we make up an advent for each other, it can be anything you want to put in

  34. Nikki Turner-Chaplin

    I really want the John Lewis one but I don’t think I can justify the cost!

  35. Fatima Torres

    That beauty advent calendar reminds me of my husband’s niece. She loves everything to has to do with makeup.

  36. Hayley F

    Oh I need that hot chocolate advent calendar in my life. I’ve just brought a sewing one though. Would it be wrong to have two 😂

  37. Susie Wilkinson

    I’d love to have a really lovely advent calendar, but I can’t justify the cost, I’ve bought Cadbury’s again (£1 in Tesco!) for my colleague and I!

  38. Anonymous

    I never has an advent calendar before. I would love to try the hot chocolate one!

  39. kelly wheelhouse

    I still don’t have an advent calendar yet! I love the look of the John Lewis & Partners Beauty Advent Calendar, but I really don’t have that much money to splash out on an advent calendar!! I’ll probably stick to a chocolate one this year 🙂

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