December is an exciting month for lots of children, not just because of Christmas falls and the (very, very small) chance of snow, but because many get a piece of chocolate every single morning for 25 days straight. The chocolate might be a bit on the stale side and the tiny piece never fully satisfies, but advent calendars are still a fantastic excuse to eat chocolate before 9AM.
Get to your 20s (maybe 30s for some) and all of a sudden, December isn8217;t anywhere near as fun. The only way you8217;re getting an advent calendar is if you buy it yourself but if you8217;re buying it for yourself, you might as well treat yourself to 25 days of something more exciting than chocolate right? Cue, the adult advent calendars.
LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar
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LEGO and Star Wars fans, this advent calendar might make your year. It has 24 different LEGO Star Wars themed gifts behind its doors, including seven mini-figures, a holiday-themed figure and vehicles including The Ghost, The Phantom and Stormtrooper transport.
Amazon Beauty Calendar
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This calendar doesn8217;t involve eating or drinking anything from its special drawers, but it does offer a combination of 24 products and samples from well-known beauty brands including Elemis, Max Factor, Eylure and Rimmel.
Amazon isn8217;t the only company to do a beauty advent calendar 8211; John Lewis is also doing one this year. There are 25 products from some iconic beauty brands including Benefit, Charlotte Tilbury, Clarions and Laura Mercier.
Lancome, Elemis, Aveda and Clarins also have a complimentary gift or service at one of their John Lewis counters with this calendar, and there are £100 of beauty vouchers hidden in a drawer of 20 of these calendars so you might get very lucky.
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Another advent calendar from Drinks by the Dram, the Origin Single Botanical Gin option has 24 different gins behind 24 windows. Each gin is made using juniper from a specific region, cold distilled under vacuum.
This advent calendar is for those who love bubbles. It includes a 200ml Lanson Champagne to welcome in Christmas Eve but it also includes a selection of prosecco, cava and sparkling wines for the run up to Chrimbo too.
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The Beer Hawk Craft Beer calendar offers 24 cans of specially selected craft beer, as you might have guessed from its name. If you8217;re a craft beer lover, how can you possibly argue with 24 days of a different beers to try.
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There8217;s a mix of small batch beers from craft breweries and you8217;ll even get a special limited edition craft beer on the 24th. If this one doesn8217;t tickle your fancy either, John Lewis also do a beer advent calendar for £70.
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If wine, gin or beer aren8217;t your thing in the morning but coffee is, you8217;re in luck. The Coffee and Tea Company has created a couple of coffee calendars comprising 24 unique types of coffee from around the world.
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Treats include Mini Full Fat Lashes, Eyes to Mesmerise in Jean, Mini Rock 8216;n8217; Kohl in Bedroom Black and Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk. We8217;ll leave the other eight products a surprise to make sure we don8217;t spoil it for you.
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The Old and Rare Whiskey advent calendar from Drinks by the Dram however, features 24 different 30ml drams of 8220;astoundingly8221; rare whiskies. There8217;s a gamut of whisky varieties, including single malt, award-winning expressions and rare whiskies worth over £1,000 per bottle. Your wallet won8217;t thank you though, even if your taste buds do.