Guys I have said this before and I will say it again, I love love Christmas! I love it so much that I usually start decorating the house in November in anticipation for this big day!! Well, not the Christmas tree as yet (this will have to wait till let’s say 20th of December) but all the garlands and wreaths are out of the box!
Today I wanted to write about Advent calendars. I don’t need one to know that Christmas is coming, but opening a little numbered door to reveal a prize is an idea that everyone – religious or not – can get behind.
Advent calendars: the story behind
The period leading to Christmas is called advent. Advent is the four-week period beginning on the Sunday nearest the feast day of St. Andrew the Apostle (November 30) through the following three Sundays. Advent calendars typically don’t follow the period of Advent described above. Instead, they begin on December 1 and mark the 24 days before Christmas.
The origin of the Advent Calendar can be traced back to the 19th. Century. Today, most Advent calendars include paper doors that open to reveal an image, Bible verse, or piece of chocolate.
One of the most expensive Advent calendars to ever hit the shelves was a four-foot, Christmas-tree shaped structure carved from burr elm and walnut wood available through Harrods in 2007. Each of the $50,000 calendar’s 24 compartments housed a piece of organic chocolate from Green & Black, with proceeds going to support cocoa farmers in Belize. How did I miss it then?
What I’m not going to miss is to have my very own advent calendar this year, well two actually. Keep scrolling down to discover the three different advent calendars that have conquered my heart this year.
Molton Brown Cabinet of Scented Luxuries Advent Calendar
Make this year’s countdown to Christmas the most special yet with the anticipated Advent Calendar from Molton Brown.
This opulent, festive and luxurious calendar is something out of this world. It’s guaranteed to get loyal fans of the label and novices alike in the festive spirit! The first time I saw it, I was wow this is dream come true. Trimmed with opulent silver foil and filled with 24 decadent, scented, indulgent gifts to count down to the festivities. It reveals scented luxury hidden behind each of the 24 doors. In a sleek red and green colourway, it will fit seamlessly into any christmas décor.
I’m super excited about this one!
The cabinet includes:
2 x 50ml eau de toilettes, 1 x 40ml hand treatment, 1 x 40ml hand exfoliator, 9 x 50ml body washes, 4 x 50ml body lotions, 2 x 30g mini candles, 2 x 50g body polishers, 1 x 50ml shampoo, 1 x 50g hair mask, 1 x 75ml festive shower gel bauble
Rituals DELUXE Advent Calendar
I have spent a while looking for a perfect advent calendar for my husband and myself and this one has conquered our hearts the minute we saw it on the shelve in the Rituals shop. As much as I love the Molton Brown calendar what makes this one different is that it’s actually in the shape of a Christmas Tree and it creates that unique Christmas ambience. When the countdown to Christmas is over, the beautiful tree, can be re-used again next year once you fill it with beloved beauty treats and essentials or even sweets.
Housed in a beautiful gold Christmas tree are 24 beauty products that have been carefully selected, wrapped and boxed, ready to be spritzed, loved and swatched.
Products included in the calendar are:
1 X Miracle Wipes, 1 X The Ritual of Sakura Shower Scrub 70ml, 1 X The Ritual of Sakura Body Cream 70ml, 1 X The Ritual of Dao Body Cream 70ml, 1 X The Ritual of Dao Night Balm, 1 X The Ritual of Dao Bed & Body Mist 20ml, 1 X The Ritual of Ayurveda Hand Lotion, 1 X The Ritual of Hammam Foaming Shower Gel 50ml, 1 X The Ritual of Hammam Hot Scrub 125g, 1 X The Ritual of Hammam Black Soap 70ml, 1 X The Ritual of Dao Relaxing Serum, 1 X The Ritual of Ayurveda Foaming Shower Gel 50ml, 1 X Samurai Cool Down 70ml, 1 X Scrub Glove, 1 X Mini mascara, 4 X The Ritual of Anahata Mini Candle, 1 X The Ritual of Karma Winter Protection 2-in-1 SPF 30, 1 X The Ritual of Anahata Foaming Shower Gel 50ml, 1 X The Ritual of Dao Shower Oil 20ml, 1 X Mini Fleurs de l’Himalaya 10ml
Wow this is a lot of goodies!
Lindt Teddy bear Adorable Advent House
Somehow we ended up getting this adorable calendar too. I guess we also wanted to treat ourselves with a daily dose of sweetness.
This adorable Bear calendar will fill you with sweet anticipation: every window is filled with the thrills of Christmas as it contains 3 Bear 10g, 3 Gold Reindeer 10g, 6 Lindor mini truffles, 6 Snowballs and 5 Christmas Napolitans.
Plus, on Christmas Eve, enjoy an extra special treat when adorable a full size 100g chocolate bear himself comes out of the house to play.
I have an incredibly sweet tooth so guess who will be opening the last door….
Counting down to Christmas has never been so exciting!
Well, I hope Guys this has helped a little bit to make up your mind as to what calendar you are going to buy this year. Happy shopping!
And if you have already got one let me know in the comments box below.