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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.