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.

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    Cristina - Memories of the Pacific
    November 18, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    I haven’t had an advent calendar since I was a little girl. I used to love them! Oh those chocolate ones were yummy 🙂

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      Elegant Duchess
      November 19, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      thank you Cristina. Chocolatey advent calendars are the best! I love your sales round up post, especially the Ralph Lauren selection xx

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    Maru Conti
    November 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Great post!

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      Elegant Duchess
      November 19, 2017 at 9:13 pm

      thank you hun. Your post about Cindy Crawford is fantastic! She is so beautiful and my ever favourite top model! xx

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    November 17, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    The rituals advent calendar sounds so nice! And you can never go wrong with a chocolate one!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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      Elegant Duchess
      November 19, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      I agree! I really enjoyed your last post about 7 ways to motivate to change xx

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    Real Girl Talks
    November 17, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Great post! Though it’s hard to pick one cos’ I love all of them but the Lindt one is what I am looking forward to the most 🙂

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    Jessi Malay
    November 17, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Great post babe!! I’m getting so excited for the holidays 🙂 Thank you for sharing these!

    XO, Jessi

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      Elegant Duchess
      November 19, 2017 at 9:24 pm

      Thank you Jessi! I’m looking forward to the holiday too, I need a break. the Babymoon staycation looks fabulous. I hope you had a great time in LA xx

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    Gil Zetbase
    November 17, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Very beautiful!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

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      Elegant Duchess
      November 19, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      thanks Gil. Hope you had a lovely weekend. xx

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    La Bijoux Bella| by mia
    November 17, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    So interesting and lovely to know of the details on these advent calendar. Merci for sharing the knowledge. Wonderful! ♥️😘♥️

    🍂🍃LA BIJOUX BELLA 🍂🍃| by mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

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    November 17, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Lovely advent calendars it is hard to pick only one. I will take them all thanks. Have a beautiful weekend. xoxo Cris

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      Elegant Duchess
      November 19, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      thank you Cris, I hope you had a nice weekend too lovely. I really like your post about the festive dresses, so many great choices. xx

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    November 17, 2017 at 8:18 am

    You look so elegant, I love your glittery dress so perfect for the festive period. You are so incredibly beautiful with that timeless class.
    Love xx 😘

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      Elegant Duchess
      November 19, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      ah thank you Daniella, such a kind comment. you made my day lovely! xx

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    November 17, 2017 at 8:15 am

    I love all of them!! As I’m obsessed with Rituals I think I may get this one especially that it can be used over and over again! Thank you for sharing lovely xo

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      Elegant Duchess
      November 19, 2017 at 9:35 pm

      thanks Amy, the Rituals calendar is amazing! I cannot wait to finally dip into all those little gems! xx

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    November 17, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Ah Hun this is one great post!! I have been so torn between so many amazing advent calendars this year and your post has really helped me to make up my mind!! I’m definitely getting that Molton Brown one, my husband will love it!! Xx

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      Elegant Duchess
      November 19, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      thank Christie. Molton Brown calendar is truly amazing! One of the best ones I have seen this year. xx

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