The advent of a spectacular Christmas countdown
Advent calendars are still the most popular way to count down the days until December 25 – and 2021 brings new boxes of delights for both children and adults.
Whether you want a door that opens to reveal a traditional picture, a beauty product, a chocolate, or even a festive tipple, Festival Place has the calendar for you – just make sure you get yours before they’re gone.
Here are our top calendar choices.
Glam up your festive season with one of six Advent Calendars available at Superdrug. The Revolution Advent Calendar includes a Reloaded shadow palette, lip glosses, highlighters, makeup brushes and more.
The Body Shop has four sustainable, reusable calendars to choose from this year, each with a festive pop-up design and jam-packed with everything from body butters and bath bubbles to lip balms and face masks. And once you’ve unboxed all the treats, the calendars can be reused as beautiful storage cabinets.
Always hugely anticipated, the M&S beauty calendar is a real treat. Filled with 25 goodies worth £300 from big name brands like Stila, This Works, L’Occitane and Emma Hardie, alongside own brand products, the calendar will cost you just £40 - yes, £40 – when you spend £30 on clothing, home and beauty in store or online.
Keep It Sweet
If you’re not good at sharing, this calendar for two will put a stop to any fights over who gets the sweet treat, with two baby truffles for every day of the Christmas countdown. Hidden behind the doors are truffles flavoured with salted caramel cream, gingerbread praline, Madagascan vanilla and raspberry rush to name just a few.
You’ll have a golden Christmas with this collection of Ferrero Rocher favourites – the traditional (hazelnut and nut croquante), the Raffaello (coconut and almond) and the Rondnoir (dark chocolate)
Colin The Caterpillar Chocolate Advent Calendar, £10, M&S
Colin the Caterpillar has long been the go-to centerpiece for birthday parties – and now he’s set to sweeten up the festive season, too, with the launch of his very own Advent Calendar. Instead of opening doors, you fold out his legs each day to reveal 24 mini chocolate Colin faces. Then on Christmas Day, not only is Colin fully formed, but there’s a giant chocolate Colin face to celebrate!
Nomo No Missing Out Vegan and Free From Advent Calendar, £4, Tesco
It really will feel like Christmas for those who don’t or can’t eat dairy, with this calendar chock-a-block full of non-dairy treats. Filled with a selection of caramel and sea salt choc and creamy choc drop shaped pieces, there's a tasty treat to be revealed every day.
First class male
He’ll love this calendar filled with 12 full size multi-purpose masks that harness the power of natural ingredients. Among others are masks for under the eyes, post-shave, and cleansing.
Star Wars: The Mandalorian fans are in for a treat as they spend the 24 days leading up to Christmas discovering minifigures, buildable vehicles, weapons and accessories all inspired by Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2.
You’ll certainly be full of Christmas spirit with this calendar filled with a whole month’s worth of delicious wee drams. Each door opens to reveal a 3cl bottle of Scotch whisky including single malts and blends.