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9 fancy advent calendars you should treat yourself to for December

Who says kids get to have all the fun?

THE ADVENT CALENDAR has come a long way from manky-tasting chocolate (that’s strangely moreish all the same).

There are now a ton of grown up options to get you through December – and they’re the perfect treat for yourself or a loved one. But mostly yourself.

1. You could try the Ginvent Calendar

the-ginvent-calendar-gin Source: Masterofmalt

Twenty-four different types of gin to ease you into the Christmas season.

2. Or a wine calendar

winecalendar Source: Amazon

A little bottle of wine a day. What a treat.

3. Or even a craft beer box

martins Source: Martins


This one is from Martin’s Off Licence in Fairview, Dublin.

4. The Boots No7 calendar will provide some glamour

no7advent Source: Boots

There’s a mix of makeup and skincare, including the ever-popular Protect and Perfect range.

5. And the Yankee Candle one will provide the smells

yankee Source: Boots.ie

A candle a day keeps the doctor away. Isn’t that the saying? Also available here.

6. Or the Lush 12 Days of Christmas one, of course

gifts_twelve_days_of_christmas_0 Source: Lush

There are bath bombs, shower gels, and body lotions inside.

7. Indulge your inner child with Lego Star Wars

star wars advent Source: Boots.ie

No, you’re not too old to enjoy Lego minifigures. Especially if they’re Star Wars minifigures.

8. Keep the nails on fleek with this polish calendar

ciate Source: cloud10beauty

There are 18 mini polishes and a host of other nail-related goodies.

9. Or go all out with the Marks and Spencer Beauty calendar

beautyadvent Source: Instagram/marksandspencer

Filled with luxury beauty stuff worth over £250 (€290). At the moment, you can get it for €40 if you spend €40 on clothing, beauty or homewares.

Now you just have to decide if you’ll wait and open them one by one or blaze through them all in a day. It’s up to you.

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