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24 Days of Christmas: The Best Advent Calendars for Grown-Ups 2022

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Counting down the days until Christmas? Us too. Get ready for December – and show that festive season isn’t just for the kids – with one of these jazzy advent calendars for 2022. Alongside the usual chocolatey treat, expect luxurious skincare, rich fragrances, mouth-watering candies and a (much needed) splash of alcohol to top things off. 

The Best Advent Calendars for Grown-Ups 2022

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Bottle shaped advent calendar

Penhaligon’s

Doors of Wonder Advent Calendar, £375, penhaligons.com

More of a fragrance fan? Penhaligon’s ‘Doors of Wonder’ calendar is packed with perfumes from across the brand’s collections, with eight 10ml and six 5ml bottles up for grabs. Filling in the gaps are a selection of soaps, hand creams, lotions, body wash and a personalised festive charm.

Cartwright & Butler

The Cartwright & Butler Advent Calendar, £230, cartwrightandbutler.co.uk

‘Tis the season for indulgence, and luxury hamper brand Cartwright & Butler is one step ahead of the crowd with its advent calendar offering – think rounds of shortbread, loaf cake, fudge, cheeses and chutneys. An ideal pairing for your afternoon cup of tea…

Pink advent calendar on pink background with gold stars

Little Moons

Little Moons Advent Calendar, £35, littlemoons.com

Let’s face it: sometimes a tiny piece of chocolate just doesn’t cut it. Those that still fancy a treat in their yearly advent should try Little Moons’ 2022 calendar, containing 24 pieces of mochi (in signature flavours like salted caramel, pistachio and chocolate hazelnut) hidden away behind festive doors. Those lucky enough to come across one of Little Moons’ golden tickets will also be set for 2023, with a year’s supply of mochi to be had.

Arrangement of candles and creams around a white box

The White Company

Beauty Advent Calendar, £175, thewhitecompany.com

One that’s sure to fly off the virtual shelves, The White Company’s Christmas countdown features a selection of 25 candles, creams and room mists. Get ready for your home to smell like Christmas well before the day arrives.

 

Cardboard box shaped like a large house

Melt London

Holland Park House Advent Chocolate Calendar, £210, meltchocolates.com

Old habits die hard, and for some of us a chocolate a day is the best way to get through December. London-based chocolatier Melt has curated a selection of its bestsellers for the countdown to the 25th, all of which are hidden in a replica of a historical English home. As pretty to look at as it is to eat.

Beauty products advent calendar

UpCircle

12 Days of Beauty, £89.99, upcirclebeauty.com

Ethical skincare brand UpCircle has just launched its 12 Days of Beauty calendar, which features limited edition range of products spanning from skincare to accessories. To shake things up a bit, UpCircle has also hidden three golden tickets in the calendars which give the winner £100 to spend with the brand.

White and green cardboard jewellery box

Dr. Barbara Sturm

Advent Calendar 2022, £450, drsturm.com

The season of skincare has just begun, and Dr. Barbara Sturm’s new advent calendar can help you stay on track from day one of December. The brand has hidden away 24 ‘skincare surprises’ in a jewellery armoire-inspired gift box, offering a curated selection of the brand’s most popular products.

Advent calendar with marble design and background

OTO

Rituals Advent Calendar, £299, otocbd.com

CBD beauty and welness is booming right now, and if you fancy dipping your toes into the trend now’s the time. OTO’s 2022 advent calendar offers a selection of award-winning skincare treatments, creams and sleep products, altogether worth almost £600.

Box of colourful bath bombs

Lush

The Lush Advent Calendar 2022, £185, lush.com

The hotly anticipated Lush advent calendar is back for 2022 with an exciting new selection of bath bombs, bubble bars, soaps and perfumes (many of which are exclusive to the calendar). Packaged in a box designed by charity ARTHOUSE Unlimited, this one is bound to go sooner rather than later.

White and gold advent calendar

Mariage Frères

Noël Over The Rainbow Advent Calendar, £48, mariagefreres.com

The best way to bring in each new day of December? With a cup of tea, of course. French tea brand Mariage Frères has filled its new calendar with 25 surprise premium teas, all boxed up in a gift box decorated with rainbows, doves and peace signs.

Overhead view of craft felt ornaments and brown box with wrapping paper

The Make Arcade

Craftvent Calendar 2022, £70, themakearcade.co.uk

More of a crafter? The Make Arcade is bringing back its craftiest Christmas kit ever with the re-launch of the Craftvent Calendar. Containing 24 individual felt kits, the calendar guides you through the month with tutorials detailing how to make a number of cute decorations for the tree. Is this the cosiest (and most wholesome) calender ever? Probably.

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