While you’re waiting for Santa to prep his sleigh for the big day, why not enjoy some early Christmas treats every morning? Here’s our pick of the 12 best advent calendars of 2023 from Regent’s Street shops.
1. LIBERTY'S BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDAR
The much-coveted Beauty Advent Calendar returns to Liberty for 2023. This recyclable calendar is bursting with top-rated beauty finds from brands such as Sunday Riley, Votary and Le Labo. What's more, 20 of the 29 products are full size – and you may even be lucky enough to find one of five golden tickets, giving you £1,000 to spend at Liberty.
2. THE BODY SHOP'S BOXES OF WONDERS
The Body Shop elves have been hard at work this year, creating not one, but three pop-up advent calendars for beauty lovers in 2023. Inspired by the people who make its Community Fair Trade products across the world, these exquisite calendars are filled with winter skin saviours, plus mini and full-size hero products – with options to suit every budget.
3. LEGO ADVENT CALENDARS AT HAMLEY'S
As if they didn't need another reason to get excited at Christmas, the little ones will be running down the stairs every morning to open one of the many advent calendars by LEGO, available at Hamley's. They'll find a new brick toy behind the door each day; whether festive-themed LEGO Friends and LEGO City mini builds, or their favourite Star Wars and Harry Potter characters.
4. L'OCCITANE’S REUSABLE ADVENT CALENDAR
Featuring pretty designs by illustrator Éva Offredo, L'Occitane has three Christmas advent calendars to pick from in 2023. A greener choice is its reusable advent calendar made from recycled cotton, that you can treasure for future years – it comes packed with 24 of its best-selling products. Got a packed party season ahead? Soothe tired feet with L’Occitane’s lavender bath foam and shea butter foot cream or spend winter nights nodding off with relaxing pillow mist.
5. WHITTARD'S TEA ADVENT CALENDAR
A morning tea for two, or a night on the couch sipping a fresh brew with your beau? Whatever your preference, Whittard of Chelsea has all sorts of warming drinks bundled up in its tea advent calendar for Christmas. Enjoy mango and bergamot, Festive Breakfast, or the Refresh infusion to boost your mood, whatever the weather throws at you.
6. JO MALONE'S ADVENT CALENDAR
With everything from soaps and body butters to signature colognes, Jo Malone's advent calendar is high on our Christmas list. Packed with year-round Jo Malone favourites such as wood sage and sea salt body crème, and Cypress and Grapevine cologne, the reusable jewellery box spans 25 days of scented treats. After the festive fun is over, why not fill the cute box with more trinkets for the year ahead?
7. HOTEL CHOCOLAT'S GRAND ADVENT CALENDAR
If the key to your family or friends' hearts is by way of chocolate, gift them one of Hotel Chocolat's advent calendars. Among them, The Grand Advent Calendar is choc to the brim with cacao-based delights, from truffles and slabs to tempting boozy miniatures – more than enough to share… if they’ll let you.
8. PENHALIGON'S TOY CHEST ADVENT CALENDAR
Sniff out Penhaligon's scent-sational advent calendar, containing a selection of its best loved fragrances. End the suspense as you open its Toy Chest to uncover fragrances such as Halfeti Leather, Babylon and The Favourite. Make sure to look out for other little seasonal surprises held within, from a festive charm to perfumed soaps.
9. MOLTON BROWN'S ADVENT CALENDAR
A stylish Christmas decoration in its own right, Molton Brown's 2023 advent calendar features an embossed gold design and a bow that's just begging to be opened. Once inside, discover 24 drawers filled with fragrances, body lotions, candles and more. Using paper made from 100% recycled materials, this classy option from Molton Brown can be kept safe to use year after year.
10. ANTHROPOLOGIE'S WOODEN ADVENT CALENDAR
Cherish Anthropologie's exclusive Cindy Wooden Advent Calendar for years to come. Topped with a charming wintry scene, this hand-painted linden wood calendar has 24 little drawers that you can fill with whatever treasures you wish – you’ll not be stuck for ideas, as Anthropologie's Regent Street shop is full of gifts and stocking fillers.
11. SPACE NK'S BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDAR
Space NK packs even more treats in the run-up to Christmas 2023, with its 100% recyclable Beauty Advent Calendar. Open its 25 individual boxes to reveal 33 products from big names such as Charlotte Tilbury, Rare Beauty, Agustinus Bader and more - all ensuring you'll be revived and refreshed by the time the festive season is in full flow.
12. BOOTS' NO7 25 DAYS OF BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDAR
Featuring 25 customer go-to’s, the No 7 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar is the perfect gift for any beauty fan. Returning bigger and better than ever, Boots’ popular festive fixture features 25 full-size items – including the popular No7 Future Renew Range - all within a charming Cinderella-like jewellery box.
There are 24 doors for everyone to open! Discover even more tiny treats and trinkets in nearby St James's array of Advent calendars.