With December just around the corner, there is only one thing on our lips: Advent! And the big run up to all thing Christmas is never complete without the well deserved excitement of opening a paper door every day to reveal a little slice of festive fun. And we here at Yuppee believe your never too old for a Christmas Countdown, so much so that we’ve found some adult advents for you, our dear reader, this Christmas.
Every girl’s diary can now be filled with a daily dose of delectable mini nail treats from Ciaté, £30, as behind each door lies a very colourful surprise. Gorgeously packaged with 17 of Ciaté’s best-selling mini mani Paint Pots, four mini Caviar blends, and three extremely special exclusive Paint Pot glitter shades you’ll not find anywhere else, ever. Yes – you can join in the countdown to Christmas without the calorific content.
Want something more exciting than the cheapo chocolates of the average Advent. This delicious Montezuma assorted chocolate advent calendar, £10, offers you a surprise every day, as it will not be known until the chocolate melts in your mouth just what flavour your daily treat will be. It could be plain, ginger or maybe butterscotch or is that chilli?
If you are a whisky fan, then Master of Malt has found the answer for you. Behind each of its little doors is a 3cl sample of whiskey, including a five-year-old scotch behind one of the lucky openings. Priced at £149.95, it is perfect to look forward to opening after a hard day’s work.
But if you prefer a different tipple, there is the Ginvent Calender. A dram a day keeps the doctor away? Well, it certainly keeps him happy in the lead up to Christmas. Which is why, of all the gin advent calendars, in all the world, you want to give him this one: at £79.99, featuring a superb selection of 24 individually labelled and wax-sealed bottles, ranging from the very rare artisanal brands to popular market leaders.
Spend your days lusting over Battenburg, or licking the pan of the Christmas cake? Then what could be a more enticing thought than a delicious piece of Niederegger’s legendary marzipan – every day – in the countdown towards Christmas? A very grown-up Advent calendar indeed, behind each of the 24 doors lies a luscious chocolate marzipan treat at £22.99.
And if coco isn’t your go-to then grab a sweet-inspired Advent. Yes- an original colourful Advent calendar that has been specially created by Cocoapod with ‘lots of pots’ of retro sweets. Four tubes make up this sweet Advent calendar each containing 6 pots of various retro treats – from Tom thumb drops, fruit salads, jazzies and snowies, to different flavour millions, jelly beans and love hearts. And at £19.50 this is one sweet steal!
If all you want for Christmas is Emporio Armani Diamonds, YSL Khol Eye Pencil, Lancome Juicy Tube and a sea of other high-priced beauty treats then look no further than the ‘All I Want for Christmas Advent Calendar.’ It is available now (exclusively) at selfridges.com for £80 – the hard thing will be keeping your mitts off the windows and not to tear the whole thing open in one sitting.
A little out of your price range? Well, YOU have teamed up with Latest in Beauty to give us a little slice of Christmas beauty to enjoy every day. Available to buy for £59.95, the calendar includes products from the likes of Nicky Clarke, Yardley and Benefit. Why not give yourself a reason to get out of bed on a cold winter morning?
Of course, no Christmas countdown would be complete without a beautiful biscuiteers advent calendar, £45, The Biscuiteers’ gorgeous limited edition advent calendar tin contains 24 festive biscuits including all the seasonal favourites: the tree, the candy cane, the holly – the robot!
Chocolate or not, there is plenty of choice out there for you to indulge in daily treats on the run up to Christmas. As the cards hit the welcome matt and the glitter falls slowly from the fireplace wreath brighten your advent with mini manis, shortbread snacks or festive tipples.