Thursday, 7 September 2017

Wishlist: The Best Luxury Advent Calendars for Christmas 2017

The Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2017

Every year at around the middle of August, I have a sudden realisation that Christmas (yes the dreaded 'C' word) is a mere 4 months away. And whilst I'm mostly preoccupied with the thought of knitwear, pumpkins and burgundy makeup looks - just a few of my favourite things that Autumn brings along with it. I also begin to think about which beauty brands will be releasing advent calendars this year. Because, let's face it ladies, as much as we love chocolate, there's nothing quite so exciting as opening a door on your calendar to discover a vibrant nail polish or luxury face cream.

When I look back on the last 4 years, I'm amazed at the growth in popularity that 'alternative' advent calendars have seen. What started out as a few, niche brands at the forefront of the revolution, suddenly has swept across the board to encompass all sorts of luxury miniatures getting involved in the trend. I mean I even purchased a 'gourmet pork scratching' advent calendar for my Dad online last year - even though it never actually made it through advent, apparently once my Dad got a taste for those bad boys that was the end of it!

So here's the highlights I've stumbled across so far on the interwebs, along with my opinions on them - brace yourself for some of the price tags though, as you may need to start putting aside your money to get your hands on them!
The Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2017 - Diptyque

Diptyque - Available from November - (£300)

French. Chic packaging. Parisian scents. What's not to love about this advent calendar? Whilst it's currently unclear whether the box will behold a mixture of scents, or also incorporate some of their bodycare products too, this little advent calendar will be top of the list for anyone with a passion for perfume.

The Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2017 - The Pip Stop

The Pip Stop Superstar Sparkling Advent Calendar - (£125)

This little black calendar has taken the UK by storm for all of the right reasons. Bursting full of bottles of prosecco, cava and champagne, is there arguably a better way to countdown the party season? I think not.
The Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2017 - Jo Malone

Jo Malone - Exclusive to Harrods from October, available nationwide from November 2017 (£300)

This iconic and colourful calendar will undoubtedly be a huge hit with long-time lovers of the brand. It's quaint Georgian-inspired townhouse shape, and contrasting, vibrant windows make this stylish calendar a blogger must-have!

The Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2017 - Kikki.K

Kikki.K - Available from 30th September at Selfridges online (£90)

If you've got a penchant for pens, and you're currently making the most of all the 'Back to School' stationery offers in the stores, drop everything you're doing right now and take this calendar in! Stuffed to the brim with all the stylish stationery a girl could ever wish for, this calendar will send you back to work with an arsenal of office essentials.

The Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2017 - Khiels

Khiels - Exclusive to Selfridges from October 2017 (£95)

A classic skincare brand offering 24 miniatures to ensure your skin is nourished through the party season. There's no doubt this will be a best-seller this year.

The Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2017 - Molton Brown

Molton Brown - Coming Soon to Molton Brown (£165)

Does any other brand offer indulgence quite like Molton Brown? Wrapping up an assortment of bath and beauty goodies in delectable scents, your pre-Christmas party prep is all sorted!

The Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2017 - Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury's Naughty & Nice Magic Box Advent Calendar - Coming Soon (£150)

Crammed with luxury beauty miniatures and handy travel-sized treats, if the packaging doesn't have you rushing to buy this calendar then the products certainly will!

The Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2017 - Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar - (£35 when you spend £35 on home or clothing from October in store)

Bringing beauty advent calendars to an affordable price budget, M&S's wonderous advent calendar will encompass goodies from the likes of Eyeko and Korres. The little piece of luxury is perfect for those sticking to a festive budget.

And that's all I've stumbled across online so far, but it is early days yet and I've seen brands like Benefit and Ciaté all have calendars in the pipeline, yet to be unveiled - so keep your eyes peeled for more from your favourites!

Did you purchase an alternative advent calendar last Christmas? If so let me know which one and whether you thought it was worth it, in the comments below!

Until next time..



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