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Alternative ideas to help you feel a little festive

Why not add a little extra cheer to the Christmas countdown this year with our selection of alternative advent calendars - an extra-special treat for you, or a loved one. From make-up minis to festive teas, chocolate to luxury skincare, there is something for everyone to enjoy this festive season. Discover the best selection from brands who call Regent Street & St James’s neighbourhoods home below.

Fortnum & Mason’s Calendar Selection

If you’re seeking a real showstopper Fortnum & Mason is a perfect choice. From Fortnum’s Feasting Calendar (featuring the very best of the store’s world-famous Food Hall), to the Musical Advent Calendar, or the Rare Tea Wooden Calendar, loved ones of all ages will delight in the treats behind every door. Discover here.

Hotel Chocolat’s Sweet Treats

With exciting options for every budget, Hotel Chocolat’s take on the chocolate calendar offers white, dark, milk and even caramel calendars to choose from. For little ones, the ‘Up To Snow Good’ children’s calendar is a winning selection, or opt for the Grand Advent Calendar for a daily indulgence for grown-ups. Discover here.

Jo Malone London’s Advent Calendar

Jo Malone’s calendar sells out every year – for good reason. With 24 minis including Colognes, Bath & Body luxuries and Miniature Candles, you can infuse your everyday with their signature scents. Discover here.

Liberty London’s Beauty Advent Calendar – one for her, one for him

Behind each of its prettily-painted doors, the Liberty London beauty advent calendar houses another luxury beauty product, with Beauty Hall favourites such as Le Labo, Bamford, Diptyque and Hourglass all making an appearance. Worth over £789, you’re getting more than your money’s worth. There’s also a version for men, featuring sloe gin and the likes of Ren Skincare, Neom Organics, Aveda, Kiehl’s and more. Discover here.

L’OCCITANE’S Advent Calendar

The ever-popular L’OCCITANE calendar is filled with beauty delights, each inspired by the heart of Provence. Whether you choose the Classic Beauty Calendar or the Calendar of Dreams, an important message about looking after the planet underpins this delightful treat. Discover here.

Molton Brown’s Advent Calendar

Celebrating London via The Roaring Twenties, each of Molton Brown’s dazzling dates includes a special size spanning across their collections – from home infusions to indulgent rituals. Discover here.

Prestat’s Vegan Advent Calendar

The 2020 Advent Calendar – resplendent with mythical creatures - is inspired by the legend that on Christmas Eve all the world’s animals talk to each other. Filled with vegan friendly dark chocolate bonbons, this is the ultimate indulgence for a sweet tooth. Discover here.

Space NK Beauty Calendar: Part II

Back by popular demand, the second edition of the Space NK Beauty Anthology offers you over £630 worth of carefully curated beauty products. Including brands such as NARS, Chantecaille, Laura Mercier, Dr Barbara Sturm, Charlotte Tilbury and Eve Lom, this is a treasure chest for any beauty or skincare maven. Discover here.

Whittard’s Tea Tasting or Hot Chocolate Calendars

Start every morning in style sipping on a fresh brew, chosen by Whittard’s expert team. Featuring 94 compostable and individually wrapped teabags, you can journey through the most popular black, green and white teas, whilst also enjoying herbal and fruity infusions. If something a little sweeter is more to your taste, the Hot Chocolate Calendar for Two is your best bet, with double servings in every drawer. Discover here.


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