I know it’s only just October what am I writing a blog post about christmas and advent calendars now for BUT you have the lovely people at Selfridges to thank for this ;) I recently received a press release from Selfridges telling me about their fabulous new beauty advent calendar which was released for sale yesterday, last year’s was a sell out and if I hadn’t planned to be out of the country for almost three weeks of December I would certainly be investing in one, but don’t let my disappointment stop you… I had a little google search and I want to share my findings with you for not only this amazing advent calendar but some other unusual ones you could turn to instead of the standard chocolate advent…
Selfridges Enchanted Spells… £85
Containing 24 luxurious miniature products from premium brands such as Lancome, YSL, Kiehl’s, Victor & Rolfe, etc – just imagine how much better about yourself this will make you feel instead of opening a door to a piece of chocolate every day!
Coincidence I think not considering the press release was sent out to every newspaper, magazine and blogger my friend on Facebook shared this Cosmopolitan link of other beauty advent calendars available this year, with brands such as Liberty, Body Shop and Benefit launching their 2014 advent calendar too there is enough choice to cater most tastes and budgets!
Yankee candles… £24.99
If beauty isn’t your thing how about candles and smelling nice? I found this gem of an advent calendar over at http://www.lovearoma.co.uk, with different scented tea lights behind each door you can keep your home smelling festive and fresh up untill christmas morning when you can fill the house with the smell of your Turkey! The candles are fabulously festively named too, which scented candle could be behind door number 1… maybe Icicles, Freshly Cut Christmas Garland, Snowflake Cookie or Cranberry Ice?
Master of Malt… Alcohol Tasting Advent Calendar £99.95-£279.95
I am so annoyed McD & I are away most of December as the Master of Malt’s Whiskey Advent Calendar at £149 .95 would have been the perfect gift for McD, he is a massive whiskey fan and having the opportunity to taste so many whiskeys is so up his street… this is definitely going on the ‘to buy’ list for next year!
If whiskey isn’t your thing they have alternatives too, I have ear-marked their gin version for myself, aptly named The Ginvent, which retails at £114.95. If your poison isn’t Gin or Whiskey how about Rum, Cognac, Tequila or vodka?
Bunting Advent Calendar with all the sweets… £19.90
Obviously there had to be some form of edible option in this list and I absolutely love this offering by Cocoapod sold on http://www.NotOnTheHighStreet.Com; you’ll receive a box of retro sweets and 24 paper bags, numbered stickers, cord and pegs to create your own bunting… I love this idea because once the bunting starts to get eaten you can reuse the pegs and cord to hang up your christmas cards… keeping your room all festive and cheery!
Lego Calendar… £15
Finally, I saw this and I couldn’t miss it off the list, my nephew like so many other people loves Lego but did you know they do advent calendars too? This City Advent calendar contains lots of Lego accessories to christmasify (is that even a word?!) any Lego construction. But if Lego isn’t your thing Asda also offer any Barbie loving kids a Barbie Advent Calendar for £17.97 containing a fabulous selection of accessories for your Barbie.
So there you go that’s my top 5 unusual christmas advents, chocolate calendars are so last year, I am definitely going the non chocolate advent route for the future. FYI if you are wondering at the time of writing this post christmas was exactly 88 days away, more accurate time of how far christmas is when you read this post can be found here, MERRY CHRISTMAS! xXx