The Best Advent Christmas Calendars (So Far) That Aren’t Cardboard Chocolate

The Best Advent Christmas Calendars (So Far) That Aren’t Cardboard Chocolate
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Nobody wants to start the Christmas season early but 2021 has forced us to look forward to something nice for a change. If that means playing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas” and pre-ordering advent calendars in October, then so be it.

If you’re in the tradition of counting down the days until the state-sanctioned day of gift-giving, you’ll want to organise your advent calendar purchases a little earlier this year to ensure they arrive on time.

Here’s our pick of the best ones you can grab that aren’t bargain bin chocolates, so far.

Amazon’s Beauty Advent Calendar, $99.99

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Valued at over $370, Amazon’s Beauty Calendar is stacked with international and local makeup, skincare and haircare brands like Weleda, Olay, Burts Bees, Rimmel and more. It’s available for pre-order now and goes on sale from Oct 29.

You can pre-order Amazon’s Beauty Calendar ($99.99) from Amazon here.

Lovehoney Best Sex of Your Life Couple’s Sex Toy Advent Calendar (Man + Woman), $225

The hotly anticipated Lovehoney calendar is finally here — and it’s even better than last year. “Bursting at the seams with toys to tickle your fancy and jingle your bells” according to the brand, it’s loaded with 24 couples’ sex toys that’ll ensure a not so silent night.

You can buy the Lovehoney Best Sex of Your Life Couple’s Sex Toy Calendar (Man + Woman $225) here.

2021 Whisky Loot Advent Calendar, usually $379, now $279

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If you’re a whisky lover, or you’ve got a friend who is one, you can’t go past this advent calendar from Whisky Loot. It comes with 24 30mL premium whiskies from 6 different countries and 19 regions. Orders will be shipped by November 20 in time for December 1.

You can buy the 2021 Whisky Loot Calendar (usually $379, now $279) from Whisky Loot here.

The Body Shop Share the Joy Advent Calendar, $100

Loaded with head-to-toe treats, the Body Shop advent calendar has everything from bubble bath to body butter. We don’t want to give too much away, that’s half the fun after all, but you can shop the advent calendar below.

You can buy The Body Shop’s Share the Joy Calendar ($100) here.

Net-A-Porter’s Beauty Advent Calendar

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Containing 17 full-size and eight travel-size products from cult-favourite brands like Augustinus Bader, Dr. Barbara Sturm and 111Skin the NET-A-PORTER beauty Advent calendar is a launch that you won’t want to miss. While it hasn’t officially launched yet, you can keep up to date right here.

Find out more info about Net-A-Porter’s Beauty Calendar here.

Glasshouse Fragrances’ Advent Calendar

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Lovers of fragrance can count down to Christmas with 24 luxe Glasshouse Fragrance gifts ranging from candles, bath and body products and its brand new perfume collection. If you’re keen to get your hands on this striking gift option, it’s $250.

Glasshouse’s Calendar is available to order now. Read on about it here.

LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar

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Lego Calendar via Amazon

If you’re a Harry Potter stan and lover of LEGO, this is a pretty sweet option. Each day in the calendar will unveil a new, festive Harry Potter LEGO piece – ready to add to your collection.

The LEGO Harry Potter Calendar is available from Amazon for $39.98.

Vittoria Coffee Capsules Advent Calendar

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ALDI is known to be the home of a whole heap of impressive festive gifts every year. In 2021 though, we can’t go past the Vittoria Coffee option. Gifting 25 days of coffee pods is sure to make a whole lot of people happy.

The Vittoria Coffee Calendar is available from ALDI for $19.99.

This article has been updated since its original publication.

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