Ten advent calendars to celebrate the countdown to Christmas

Forget the bargain chocolate advent calendars, this year we’re all about the indulgent beauty, foodie and lifestyle versions to help us count down the days until Christmas. Here are ten of our Hood favourites - and there’s still time to get your hands on one if you’re quick!

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Iconic London’s ‘Night on The Town’

Move over chocolate, this advent calendar is all about high-octane glamour. Prepare for twelve days of surprises with this luxurious calendar, crammed with Iconic London’s bestselling products and a few cheeky treats besides. You’ll receive ten full-size treats and two minis, including two of their renowned Prep-Set-Glow face mists, alongside the blogger-approved BOOM Lash Mascara and a selection of highlighters, illuminators, silk false lashes and even lash curlers, makeup brushes and a pouch to store it all in.

£120, iconiclondoninc.com

Soap & Glory ‘It’s in the Calendar’

Treat yourself to this pamper-perfect advent calendar, packed with 24 treats to ensure a very indulgent run-up to Christmas. Expect mini versions of all of your Soap & Glory faves, including Hood’s favourites The Righteous Butter body butter and Hand Food hand cream, as well as a selection of kohl liners, Sexy Mother Pucker lipglosses and a host of other goodies too. Boots have been selling this one for half price (just £20) this week, so be quick if you want to grab a bargain.

£40, Boots stores

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No7 Beauty Calendar

If this is the advent calendar for you, you need to be quick – it’s been a sell-out so far, with an online waiting list of over 90,000 women eager to get their mitts on this. Once you get your hands on it, you’ll soon see why. This luxe advent calendar, worth £177, includes mini versions of No7’s renowned Protect & Perfect skincare collection, as well as a selection of cosmetics, nail varnishes, beauty tools and a voucher for a match-made lipstick. It’s sure to be a beauty-full Christmas with this!

£42, Boots stores

NARS Uncensored Advent Calendar

The perfect gift for the makeup addict in your life, or as a ‘treat yo’self’ to mark the most wonderful time of the year, this super-luxe advent calendar from NARS is a real showstopper. It’s filled with all of the brand’s best-loved products, including the infamous Orgasm blush, alongside 23 other favourites. There’s a mix of mini and full-size products in a wide variety of shades, all tucked away into a fiery red spikey calendar you won’t be able to resist.

£150, narscosmetics.co.uk

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Feelunique The Little Beauty Parcel

Billed as a ‘fairytale treasure trove of Feelunique’s most coveted items’, this dreamy advent calendar is sure to delight whoever’s lucky enough to receive it. With 24 deluxe mini products tucked away, every day will field a luxurious new surprise. There’s products from beloved brands like Revlon, REN, Caudalie and Sleek MakeUP, with a magical mix of items for your hair, face, skin and body, so you can look and feel your best from top to toe, and ensure that your countdown to Christmas is as beautiful as can be.

£75, feelunique.com

Ciate London Mini Mani Month

Obsessed with Insta-perfect nails? Get your mani on point with Ciate’s offering, which is filled with 20 mini nail polishes in a palette of sumptuous shades, alongside one full-size polish, a mini treatment and one very special, limited-edition surprise. There’s nine exclusive shades here so that you can rock a unique look for every party during the festive season, plus each shade has a high-gloss finish that lasts up to ten days. We’re spoilt for choice!

£50, ciatelondon.com

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L’Occitane Luxury Advent Calendar

Give the gift of pampering this festive season, with L’Occitane’s indulgent advent calendar. Filled with all of the brand’s best-loved treats in super-cute mini versions, from the Shea Butter collection to Hood’s favourite Almond Oil range, this calendar makes the countdown to Christmas more relaxing than ever before. There’s hand creams, soaps, shower oils, body creams and even more, to help you unwind and ease yourself into the festivities in the most luxurious way we can imagine.

£89, L’Occitane stores

Diptyque Advent Calendar

Looking for something a little different in your advent calendar? Diptyque’s offering is a sumptuous alternative to chocolates, bringing you 25 of their decadent products to help you relax into the festive season. Including 15 miniature candles, one large candle, seven miniature perfumes, a body cream and a shower oil, this advent calendar gives the gift of self-care every day of the month.

£320, selfridges.com

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Kikki.K Stationery Lovers

Are you a fiend for a weighty paper or a fresh new notebook? Then you’ll love this quirky offering from stylish stationery brand Kikki.K. Behind each door, you’ll find gifts including stickers, pens, candles and jotters, all in chic shades of navy, white and gold. There’s even some inspirational quotes and cards to brighten up your morning, and with 25 gifts in all, this calendar’s a lovely way to get yourself organised for the new year ahead.

£90, selfridges.com

Edinburgh Gin Advent Calendar

The trend for gin is going nowhere, so we’re sure there’s plenty of you that will love this boozy calendar. Countdown each day to Christmas with a different tipple from Edinburgh Gin’s library of flavours; there’s a selection of 25 miniatures to be enjoyed, from the classic original gin through to their Seaside and Cannonball varieties, and 13 fruity gin liqueurs too. Tis the season to be merry indeed!

£120, johnlewis.com