Publication date December 12, 2022
5 Weirdly Cute Advent Calendar This Christmas
The countdown to Christmas doesn't have to be filled with chocolate; instead, peruse this selection of the greatest novelty advent calendars, which includes rum advent calendars, tea calendars, beauty calendars, and more.
Unusual advent calendars have become very popular in the last few years, as people start to think outside the box when it comes to gifts and the holiday season in general. Chocolate advent calendars are great for kids and more than a few adults, but as more and more of us think of advent calendars as treats for adults, novelty calendars with everything from gin to chili have flooded the market.
An advent calendar is a great way to get ready for the holiday season. It can also be a thoughtful gift for a friend or family member, especially if you can find a novelty calendar that fits their interests.
Of course, you can also buy a luxury advent calendar later in December, when many of them sell for less money. You can get all the good stuff for a small fraction of the price.
Here is a list of the best non-traditional advent calendars on the market this year.
Gin Advent Calendar
Source: Which Magazine
If you like tasty drinks, The Boutique-y Gin Company's 24-day gin advent calendar is for you. Each day leading up to Christmas, you'll find a 30ml wax-sealed dram of creative and tasty gin flavors, like mince pie and Christmas pudding, as well as the more common orange and rhubarb gins. Yum! Prepare your glasses for a month of fun and different holiday drinks.
The sealed drams are so cute that, if you have any leftovers, you could even put them in a homemade Christmas basket.
Sephora's Beauty Advent Calendar
Source: Harper's Bazaar
Sephora is coming to the UK, which is great news for people who like to look good. We think their beauty advent calendars will be on a lot of people's wish lists this year. Their multi-brand calendar costs £139 and has 34 items that are worth more than £700. You can expect brands like Nars, Origins, and ones that are only sold at Sephora.
There is a golden ticket worth £1,000 to spend at Sephora hidden in three of these advent calendars. You don't want to miss this launch, so hurry up—it'll sell out fast!
Advent Calendar for beauty
Source: Harper's Bazaar
This luxury advent calendar from Cohorted is perfect for people who are into beauty and skin care. This advent calendar has twelve cult-favorite products from brands like Laura Mercier, Sunday Riley, and This Works. The whole thing is worth a whopping £457. Each product, from bold red lipstick to a luxurious and hydrating night cream, was chosen to help you celebrate and enjoy the holiday season. This advent calendar would be a nice gift to yourself or to someone you care about.
Do you want to put your own treats in an advent calendar? This beautiful wooden advent calendar from Lights4fun has three drawers where you can put your holiday treats. Inside, LED lights light up the windows for a really cozy look, and wooden number tag hooks let you keep track of how many days are left until Christmas. This is an advent calendar you can use every year, and its design is so pretty that it can also be used as a decoration on its own.
Tea Advent Calendar by Bird & Blend Tea Co.
Source: Liverpool Echo
If you can't go a day without a cup of tea, this one from the British company Bird & Blend Co. is a must-try. There are some delicious Christmas flavors in the teas, like Snowball and Hazelnut Rocher, to get you in the holiday mood. The calendar comes with two tea bags per day, so it's great for sharing, and if you don't want a caffeine kick, you can choose the caffeine-free version. The calendar and tea bags are both made without plastic and are vegan, which makes them a great choice for the environment.
A Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar
Fans can add to their collection with this Lego Star Wars advent calendar. It comes with 10 mini-build vehicles and 10 well-known characters wearing holiday sweaters. Once it's put together, it will be an eye-catching holiday display.
Reviews say that both kids and adults can enjoy this advent calendar, but be aware that the small figures aren't good for very young kids.