The best part of Christmas, apart from all the festive feasts and presents, has to be the countdown – and we like to do it with advent calendars!
Even with the many Christmas events and festive markets going around to get us in the Christmas mood, we’re getting excited over advent calendars that are delivering major festive vibes. And we’re not talking about those boring stocking stuffers. Luxe scents, beauty finds and boozy treats… this is how you count down to Xmas, Honeycombers-style!
The best Christmas advent calendars
Little House of Dreams – Cookie Advent Calendar
What better way to count down to Christmas than with a box of festive cookies? It’s the holiday season, so calories don’t count! (Or so we think.) Little House of Dreams’ advent calendar comes with 24 tasty cookies and as you eat your way through the box, expect to find adorable festive illustrations of gingerbread men, snowflakes and Christmas trees. It’s the perfect gift for sugar fiends or kids, if you ask us.
Thirsty Beer Shop – Not An Advent Calendar
Give the gift of craft beers to your booze-loving friend this Christmas. Cheekily named Not An Advent Calendar, it features 24 beers from Aussie, America, Belgium and more, showcasing different beer styles from hoppy and malty to light and dark. Whether you religiously plan to follow the Christmas countdown from the 1st to 24th with one beer a day, or intend to tear open the calendar the moment it arrives, it’ll definitely be one boozy adventure.
Sephora – Wild Wishes Advent Calendar
Take a walk on the wild side with Sephora’s beauty advent calendar. Housed in a jungle-themed box, you can find 24 beauty must-haves that will help you spruce up your festive looks. We’re talking about eyeshadow, lip stain, nail polish and the works. This is every beauty junkie’s dream, ain’t it!
Hook Coffee – Advent Calendar 2020
Java junkies can do good while sipping on ethical coffee. Hook Coffee has joined hands with the students from Very Special Arts Singapore – a charity organisation aimed to empower people with disabilities through the arts – to bring you a limited edition advent calendar. Featuring cute artworks from said students, discover 24 unique blends including Christmas flavours like Nuts About You (nuts and milk chocolate) and Cake It Easy (with notes of strawberry shortcake). Plus, a portion of the proceeds will go towards supporting the various art programmes at Very Special Arts Singapore.
Kikki.K – Eraser Advent Calendar
The holiday season is not only about presents and festive feasts – it’s also about taking the time to pause and reflect. Start a gratitude practice each day till Christmas with Kikki.K’s advent calendar. Each box is filled with a super cute miniature eraser and a gratitude prompt to remind us of all the blessings we received this year despite the hurdles.
Jo Malone London – Advent Calendar
We can always count on British luxury perfumer Jo Malone for a lavish gift idea and this year is no exception. Decked out in a timeless cream-hued box, you can find its signature colognes, miniature candles and travel-sized bath oils and more. No judgments if you can’t resist buying it for yourself! We’re all about treating yourself for Christmas.
Available at Jo Malone London boutiques
Godiva – Advent Calendar Chocolate Gift Box
As the saying goes, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get”. We couldn’t agree more given what went down this year. So sweeten the tail end of 2020 with Godiva. Unlike the unpredictability of life, we can assure you that the 24 pieces of chocolate, which some come in the shape of Santa and penguins, will each bring you a tasty surprise.
T2 Tea – World of Tea: Teabag Advent Calendar
Count down to Christmas every day with a good cuppa. T2 Tea’s teabag advent calendar has 24 teabags, from old faves like earl grey to to festive flavours like Christmas breakfast. For tea purists, there’s also the tea leaves variation, if you’re looking for stronger quali-tea brews.
Clarins – 24-Day Christmas Advent Calendar
Is adopting a skincare regime part of your new year’s resolution? Well, get a head start with Clarins. The 24-Day Christmas Advent Calendar contains everything you need for a top-to-toe beauty routine. Think hand and nail treatment cream, oil scrub, foot treatment and beyond. For those new to the brand, this is also a good way to get acquainted with all its best products.
Intercontinental Singapore – Advent Calendar
Intercontinental Singapore has joined the advent calendar fray and boy is it a worthy contender. Have your fill of treats and goodies with cookies, candy canes, jam, champagne and $50 dining credits in these drawers. Though, we must say the main highlight has to be the 2D1N staycay voucher! And nope, we ain’t gonna spill on which drawer the golden ticket lies.