Christmas traditions vary from country to country. It is an extensively prepared celebration centering on family and home, although it has a religious dimension also. One of our favorite Christmas traditions is counting the days to Christmas using an Advent calendar. Advent is the period of four Sundays and weeks before Christmas (or sometimes from December 1st to Christmas Day). Of course you can make the calendar yourself, but the manufacturers do their best to satisfy the tastes of anyone wanting to count the days to Christmas Day. And don’t forget that these calendars make great gifts that can surprize you or your loved ones every day. Let your Christmas preparations begin with these beautiful Advent calendars we found for Christmas 2016!
This one is a great find for any gin fan: the Ginvent Calendar lets you build up holiday anticipation with 24 magical flavors. You also get a Tasting Wheel to help you understand the flavors, along with a guide on garnishes.
You get wonderful treats that will pamper your skin and body and indulge your senses for 24 days. Enjoy surprise gifts of makeup, skin and body care products, accessories and more. Inside you find: White Bath Gloves, Fuji Green Tea™ Body Wash 60ml, Almond Hand & Nail Cream 100ml, Frosted Berries Lip Balm 20ml, along with 20 more awesome goodies!
Price: £99.00 (worth £187)
The recipient of this gift calendar is sure to feel like a beauty queen every day before Christmas. Each door opens to reveal a luxurious makeup goodie that’s perfect for holiday parties or those romantic mistletoe moments with your sweetheart. bareMinerals products are known for skin-friendly textures, luscious colors and gorgeous finishes. A great way to count those days down to Christmas.
‘Tis the season to enjoy things you love, so why not indulge in some great beer tastings with this fun Advent calendar? Experience ales, pilsners, stouts and saisons from Brooklyn Brewery, Flying Dog, Camden, Anchor and the like. That’s a grownup replacement for those tiny chocolates you used to get in your Advent calendar as a kid.
If you’ve wanted to sample as many Estee Lauder’s beauty products as you could, this is your perfect chance. Among the 24 luxurious beauty surprises you will find the Revitalizing Supreme+ Creme (EL’s newest innovation), Advanced Night Repair - #1 Repair Serum, Modern Muse Eau de Parfum, Pure Color Envy Lipstick and a lot more. A stylish way to count down the season.
This is the Advent calendar for any fan of luxury beauty brands. You get perfumes, creams and other beauty products by such best selling manufacturers as Yves Saint Laurent, Lancome, Viktor & Rolf and Ralph. 24 items in all to impress any woman.
If traditional chocolate treats are what you are looking for in an Advent calendar, then this awesome product from Charbonnel et Walker is a great choice. You get 25 individually wrapped pieces of milk and dark chocolates in flavors like English Rose, Framboise, Praline Noisette, Apricot, Menthe or Romano.
The Jack Wills Advent Calendar is a gift to pamper any girl. Packed with mini versions of sumptuous lotions, body washes, hair accessories and more behind each little door it is sure to satisfy beauty needs and make the recipient’s countdown to Christmas more fun and exciting.
This gift will make any little kid squeal with delight when opening each tiny door to reveal a plush mini toy from Disney. The adorable characters include Tinkerbell, Tigger, Goofy, Mickey and other Disney pals. Let the runup to Christmas day become a truly exciting time full of surprises for little ones in your family.
With tons of errands to run and things to do before the big holiday, you are sure to need a boost of energy every morning to help get you through the day. This amazing selection of delicious Christmas coffee flavors from the best Scandinavian micro roasters can make any java buff happy. You get a 50-gram sample of unique specialty coffee for each of the 24 days before Christmas.
Price: 1.295kr (approximately $158)
Get this extraordinary Advent calendar for the handyman in your family. Tool manufacturer Wera has included a useful tool behind each of the 24 doors and an empty storage box, which lets you put together an outstanding toolkit by Christmas day. You get screwdrivers and bits to cover any need.
Price: £49.95 (was £105)
Got a guy in your family who wears a beard? Surprise them with this Advent calendar that offers an awesome selection of beard oils that will last well past Christmas day. Scents include Irish Moss, Bay Rum and Spanish Orange. The recipient’s beard will stay fresh and smell great through all of the holiday season and beyond..
This Advent calendar is made like a pretty jewelry box that even comes with a pop-up scene from the ‘Nutcracker’. The treats include a beautiful silver bracelet and twenty three charms you can attach to it. You get glittery stars and moons, Christmas trees, candy canes and other fun shapes to make your countdown to the holiday brighter.
Have a tea lover to get a gift for? That’s perfect, because we have a great gift suggestion for you. This Advent calendar is sure to be a hit with tea fans: each window in it opens to reveal a specialty tea gift to indulge their senses. Included are tea bags in flavors such as Gingerbread Chai, Christmas Cake, Snowball, Strawberry Lemonade, Jelly + Ice Cream. You also get tea-scented candles, chocolates, mini matcha pots and other little tea-themed surprises.
We hope you are as excited as we are, because these Advent calendars are absolutely fantastic! If you are planning something very special this Christmas, give one or a few of these gift boxes a try - they will make counting days till Christmas even more exciting for you!