Sayonara 2021! The 10 best Advent calendars, the most OTT to see all year round

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Although I tried to watch my pennies just the fact that it’s 2021 I’m still here and the year is almost over means I’m not buying another of those supermarket advent calendars filled with little chocolates that taste like the cheap cardboard that wraps them.

No, this year I’m investing in a crazy advent calendar.

After all, has there ever been a bigger countdown than the one pulling us out of this year-long shit storm?

If you’re with me and enjoy this year’s countdown PLUS enjoying the magic of Christmas, here’s what I have in mind and what I can suggest to you!

* Sayonara 2020! The 10 best Advent calendars to see all year round
* The countdown to Christmas begins: your guide to advent calendars

My top 10 Advent calendars to count us through 2021 (and Christmas, of course) in no particular order:

Let there be light!

The Capsule Team is truly a team of dedicated candle fans, so this one is IDEAL. It is expensive, but so delicious.

Presented in a dazzling glitter flaky gift box, inside you’ll find mini versions of 24 of Glasshouse’s most indulgent products – and there’s a bit of something from each fragrance family.

Among the goodies you will find treats like Night Before Christmas Dancing Sugar Plums soy candle 30g, Melbourne Muse Coffee Flower & Vanilla body lotion 50ml and Midnight In Milan Saffron & Rose Eau de Parfum 5ml. It’s an obvious gift for those who live for fine scents, or a smart way to discover new scents as a gift to oneself.

Glasshouse Fragrances Advent Calendar, $ 279, Glasshouse Fragrances

Bad or nice?

Are you looking for something different this year?

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, with this luxurious Advent calendar you can count 24 naps until Christmas with eight high-quality sex toys, six bondage items, six intimate cosmetics and lubricants, and four accessories and games. .

Each day brings a pleasant new surprise to explore behind the calendar doors, making it the Christmas present that keeps on giving, giving and giving…! Yup, it’s a bit crazy, but it’s also a godsend, because these products have a value of over $ 800! Get in fast – this is the third year that Adult Toy Mega Store has been making indulgent advent calendars and they sell out fast every year!

Advent of sex toys Calendar, $ 299.95, available at Adulttoymegastore

It’s a chocolate advent calendar… but not as you know it!

There are plenty of goodies in this year's advent calendars.


There are plenty of goodies in this year’s advent calendars.

If you’re still looking for a little chocolate advent calendar, but want something that’s a serious step up from the cardboard tasting classics, this is the one for you!

From Honest Chocolat, this 24 day calendar is so cute and includes treats for two. Each numbered house has TWO Honest Chocolate treats and trivia to brighten up your day. Contains a selection of chocolate candies and festive chocolates.

There are also simple advent calendars, starting at $ 44. Best of all, their delicious treats are gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, palm oil-free, organic, and ethically sourced. Sign us up!

Decadent Christmas Advent Calendar FOR TWO, $ 95, available at Honest Chocolat

Start each day on the right foot …

If your morning routine isn’t complete without a cup of coffee, add a little something special to your morning routine with this beautiful Nespresso Good People Calendar.

For this edition, its superb packaging was designed by Johanna Ortiz and includes Nespresso lovers through a different cafe every day from December 1 to 23, with a special gift on the 24.

Make your morning coffee an extra treat by taking the time to sit down and enjoy a special brew before Christmas!

Nespresso Advent Calendar, $ 69, available from November 15 at Nespresso.

Let’s drink to that!

If you know someone who loves a craft beer at the end of a busy day, they’ll likely lose their Christmas head because of it. It’s made with 25 craft beers (yes, you get a special beer on Christmas Day too!)

The beers cover a wide range of styles, but there is a wide selection based on popular hoppy styles like IPA and pale ale. Cheers!

The Craft Beer Advent Calendar, $ 199.99 by The Beer Library

Get happy feet …

Give your feet 24 days of festive joy, with this pretty Advent calendar from Happy Socks. Every day there’s a new pair of Christmas-themed cotton socks to put on for the day.

It comes in two sizes – 36-40 or 41-46 – and is sure to brighten up your December month.

24 Days Vacation Socks Gift Set, 24 pack, $ 225, available at Happy Socks.

Bright and airy packaging also helps get through the Christmas rush.


Bright and airy packaging also helps get through the Christmas rush.

Fits me a T …

Tea lovers rejoice, here is the calendar for you! Sip your way to Christmas as you sample 24 teas, from old favorites to new friends to delicious festive blends. All presented in a beautiful calendar, there are two options available: tea bags or loose leaf.

Advent Calendar T2, $ 50, from T2

Bathing at Christmas …

Emma and I once spoke to a woman who worked for Lush who explained that her job had been to go to another country and immerse themselves in their markets / celebrations / traditions / Christmas spirit and come back for a report to the group – who also each went to a different location, and from there they would determine what new creations to make for their Christmas collection.

To this day, I just haven’t heard of a better job. In short, Lush knows how to do Christmas well. And this calendar is the total OTT Christmas indulgence and I need one.

There are 25 treats – most of them full size and Christmas themed, from my favorite Yog Nog 100g shower gel, to the Cinnamon Roll 200g bubble bar and a 200g Twilight bath bomb to ensure you a good dream sleep while you wait for Santa Claus. It’s exactly the sort of OTT thing we all need in 2021.

Lush Advent Calendar, $ 385, lush

Treat yourself from head to toe …

ASOS has a pretty legendary advent calendar, with 24 face and body treats, all at 74% off what you’d expect to pay retail. It includes 24 goodies – 15 of them are full-size products – each individually wrapped in a branded tote.

Among the treats you’ll find a Mac lipstick in Whirl format, Drink Up Origins Intensive Mask, 7ml Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum and 15ml Clinique Take The Day Off Balm.

ASOS Face + Body 24 Day Advent Calendar $ 193, available at ASOS

Damn, it’s been a hell of a year – take all my money !!

If your year has been hell and you want to invest in something totally forgiving and OTT, look no further. I don’t know if it’s just me, but something about mini-size beauty products is making me lose my mind a bit.

Besides the oh-that’s-cute factor, they’re so convenient to slip into your bag, purse, or when traveling.

This advent calendar has an OTT white and gold box adorned with gold leaf – you may feel great as this is a plastic free gift box made from 100% cardboard from sustainably managed forests . Inside you’ll find 24 surprises – 17 minis, 6 actual sizes, and 1 gift. And, maybe it’s a good deal after all, since it’s actually valued at $ 945 ??

YSL Yves Saint Laurent Advent Calendar, $ 449, available at

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