10 Best Unique & Luxury Advent Calendars For Adults Christmas 2017

November 08, 2017 6:00 AM ‐ Christmas

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Advent Calendar

For decades we've been able to buy our favourite chocolate bars and confectionary in the form of advent calendars, but over the last few years some more exotic calendars have appeared in stores.

Now-a-days you can open a door during the countdown to Christmas and find everything from expensive luxury chocolates, candles, beauty products, and even cereal.

That's right, Kellogg's have launched an advent calendar for the first time this year which contains a variety of 24 bowls of your favourite cereals to enjoy throughout December. The cereal calendar is available exclusively to Tesco.

If you are looking for something a little more exciting than a tiny bite of cheap chocolate in each window of your advent calendar this year, then here's the ten best advent calendars from affordable but different, through to luxury, as well as some unique and different options.

10. Sweets

Haribo Advent Calendar

A low cost advent calendar with a sweet treat which is a bit more interesting than your usual mouthful of chocolate. As you'd expect from Haribo, behind each door you'll find a great variety of fruit and cola flavour chewy sweets, marshmallows, liquorices and gums.

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9. Beauty Products

Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar

This calendar contains 24 products and deluxe samples from some of the UK's most-loved beauty brands. The calendar gives you the chance to try new products across skin care, hair care, make-up, nail care and fragrance in the lead up to Christmas.

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8. Hog Roast Pork Crackling

Snaffling Pig's Merry Piggin' Christmas Advent Calendar

This is a real change to the traditional advent calendar, from sweet treat to meat feast. The huge A3 calendar contains a 7g foil bag of Snaffling Pig's gourmet porky treats. There are six flavours to discover in the run up to the big day, including salt and vinegar, low and slow BBQ, maple, black pepper and sea salt, perfectly salted and the exclusive Christmas flavour, pigs In blankets.

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7. Beer

Craft Beer Advent Calendar

This is a must-have calendar for lovers of quality beer, although you might want to wait until the evening to open the doors on this calendar. Behind each one you'll find a craft beers from the UK, USA, Germany, Norway and beyond, bring you a season full of superb saisons, stouts, pilsners and ales.

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6. Gin & Tonic

Gin & Tonic Advent Calendar

If beer's not your thing then how about a G&T?
This advent calendar promises to be the perfect start to the festive season with with a 70cl bottle of The Lakes Gin and a selection of 24 mini bottles of tonic hidden behind the doors.

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5. Coffee

23 Types Of Coffee Advent Calendar

The Coffee & Tea Company has put together this mid-priced advent calendar with a difference. It includes 23 different types of coffee including organic and rare coffees, some of which are directly traded from all around the world. The calendar also includes a surprise accessory.

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4. Play-Doh

Play-Doh Advent Calendar

Count down to Christmas, Play-Doh Style! Does door five hide a snowflake stamper? Is there a tree mould behind door one? You'll have to find out what's hiding in the advent calendar.

With a different surprise gift for each day leading up to the holiday, there's no knowing what festive creations you'll be able to shape for the season and beyond.

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3. Luxury Chocolate

Lindt Bear Advent Calendar

An affordable calendar which hides a treat from Lindt behind each door to make the countdown to Christmas taste that little bit better. Behind the windows you'll find a full size 100g chocolate novelty each day, including chocolate bears, gold reindeers, Lindor mini truffles, snowballs, and Christmas Napolitans.

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2. Wine

Virgin Wines Advent Calendar

One of the more expensive on our list, but what better way to get into the spirit of Christmas with a fine wine each day. The calendar includes 24 187ml bottle of top rated wines.

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1. Scented Holiday Candles

Yankee Candle Advent Calendar

This is our favourite advent calendar for 2017, it's one of the cheaper luxury calendars on our list but includes one of Yankee Candle's premium scented candles behind each door. The selection includes tea lights from the Christmas collection, each provides around 4-6 hours burn time, making it great value too. The calendar also includes one Christmas Eve votive sampler which burns for up to 15 hours.

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