1

Diptyque£300

December has never smelt so sweet with this divine calendar of Diptyque miniatures, from mini candles to fragrances. The hard part will be opening just one at a time.

2

Meri Meri£15

Celebrate a stellar countdown by filling this Meri Meri star garland with your own little surprises, or you can even add messages.

3

Godiva£28

We know. It’s hard to decide which chocolate-filled calendar to buy, but let us recommend this Godiva milk, white and dark chocolate box – meltingly delicious.

4

Marks and Spencer£25

For those who like a traditional, Scandinavian feel to their Yuletide, this elegant hanging stag calendar is perfect.

5

That Boutique-y Whisky Company£170

Relish a spirited dram from That Boutique-y Whisky Company, from single malts to delicious world whiskies – there’s even a whisky hidden inside that would be worth £600 for a full-sized bottle!

6

Charlotte Tilbury£150

You will spread some serious happiness with this ‘Naughty and Nice’ beauty advent calendar, filled with 12 of the make-up guru’s cult products.

7

LEGO£20

You can try, but you won’t be able to contain their excitement when each door of this Lego advent calendar is opened. Christmas in a box right there.

8

Meri Meri£23

Fast-forward the fun to December 25 with this Meri Meri countdown of charming treats (it makes a lovely alternative to chocolate).

9

Not On The High Street£59

One to take out year after year. Hunting for treats will become a magical memory with this artful wooden calendar.

10

Melissa & Doug£12

Instead of opening doors, children can switch, move and rearrange a wooden magnet on each of the days – they’ll love it.

For the countdown

Let the countdown begin! Whatever your age, there’s such a special pleasure in discovering what’s nestled in those 24 little advent calendar drawers – it’s part of the magic of Christmas. And with everything from beauty essentials to mini drams of whisky, it’s not just the children who’ll enjoy it.

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