Tuesday, 10 October 2017

The Ultimate Luxury Advent Calendars of 2017

As a dedicated fan of the YouTube world, alternative and usually pretty luxury advent calendars have been on my radar for a few years now. I watched enviously as Zoella opened her multiple calendars on Vlogmas and receive an array of deliciously decadent treats from leading beauty brands. Personally, as a student, I could barely afford Christmas presents nevermind a £150 advent calendar, but this year I have decided to do a bit of research and find the best and brightest calendars on the market. I am willing to treat myself to one of these beauties as an early Christmas present to myself  (my birthday is in December, so I definitely deserve it). As if the December countdown to Christmas isn't exciting enough, here is some luxury advent goodness to make it even better!

The Ultimate Splurge

This advent calendar is a very generous Christmas present in itself. The Diptyque calendar costs an eye-watering £300, but it is worth so much more and would literally mean you were sorted for all things scented for the entire year. If you are feeling particularly spendy and love an exquisite, look no further than http://www.diptyqueparis.co.uk/. Available from November.
One for the Stationary Addict 

My obsession with Kikki.K knows no end, and when I came across their advent calendar I was mesmerised. The offerings for each day of December are a mix of beautiful gold trinkets, notepads and everything to make your workspace look like a Pinterest dream. The Kikki. K calendar is available now at Selfridges for £90.

The Classic Beauty Advent Calendar

The Body Shop calendar was one of the first of this kind I ever came across. For me, this is an absolute fail-safe. These guys know what they are doing, the products are amazing and you get the perfect mix of; make-up, bath treats, body products and scent. This year The Body Shop has four different calendars at different price points, so there is something for everything. Prices start at £45.

Traditional Chocolate

As much as I love all the fancy advent calendar, sometimes nothing can beat a really nice chocolate every morning for a month. If you really deserve a sweet treat this year then just go all out and select one of the amazing Hotel Chocolat calendars. Prices start at £12.50.

Prosecco Every Day of December - Perfection!

Who doesn't like Prosecco? Could this calendar get any more sparkly and festive, if there is one thing that will get you hyped for Christmas it is this! Treat yourself to 25 different bubbly's and kick off December the best way you can! Available here for £130, order now to avoid disappointment.

The Beauty Powerhouse

This calendar may be my favourite, Estee Lauder is the parent brand of so many of the best beauty brands out there. The fact they have put together a collaborative calendar has thrilled me to pieces. They seem to have pulled together all of the best products across the company, I think I will have to very controlled not to rip into the whole thing on day one! There are only 1000 calendars available for £125 so keep your eyes on http://www.esteelauder.co.uk/.

The Cost Effective Option

Last year my friend bagged the amazing Marks & Spencers calendar and was met with a whole selection of amazing beauty treats. M&S have a fantastic beauty hall that I think is grossly underrated, so I was completely thrilled when I learned their fantastic deal was back on again this year. When you spend £35 on clothing or home you get the £250 calendar for only £35. It seems like the best deal for a luxury beauty calendar! It will be in store from November the 9th but be fast because I am sure it will sell out as quickly as last year!

The Beauty Budget One

Undoubtedly one of the best priced and full of amazing goodies QVC are serving you a great deal as usual. With items from Pixi, Becca and Caudalie the £40 price tag seems beyond worth it! This calendar is on sale from the 23rd of October on the QVC Website. Definitely on my shortlist!

The Best of the Department Stores

If you are looking for luxe then look no further Liberty has you covered! With some of the most luxurious brands included in the calendar such as Diptyque, Byredo, Le Labo and Omoroviczsa. If you are a big beauty lover and usually spend a lot of money on products then you have to go with Liberty! The calendar is available from Liberty London Website from the 25th of October!
The Foodie Calendar

When I was last in London I visited the fabulous Carluccio's and was blown away by everything from the decor to the mouth-watering Italian food. This year they have put together the ultimate foodie calendar, do indulge all amateur chefs out there. Treats behind the doors include limoncello chocolates, truffle butter, aged balsamic vinegar, torrone pieces and porcini oil. Available now at £75 from the Carluccio's Website.

The one for Young Make-Up Lovers

Last year Toni had the Benefit advent calendar and although it only has 12 days worth of gifts in it, she absolutely loved it. Each day you get a new, mini addition to your makeup bag which is a real treat when you are working to meet Uni deadlines and have exams coming up. This one is great for students who need a little pick me up to get through the last two weeks in the run up to Christmas. This will be available on the Benefit website from the 12th of October! 

If you are on a little bit more a budget there are some amazing calendars available from ASOS, NYXPrimark & Superdrug.

L x


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