Looking for something a little more special than a chocolate advent calendar this year? We round up the best luxury advent calendars for counting down to Christmas 2019, from alcoholic advent calendars filled with gin to makeup and beauty advent calendars by your favourite brands...
LINLEY Advent Calendar, £15,000
Crafted from oak burr and sycamore, LINLEY's Limited Edition Christmas 2019 advent calendar has been inspired by the Georgian architecture of Belgravia. The luxury home interiors company has created a 24-drawer calendar in the design of festive house facade, complete with an engravable front-door plaque. The windows have been left empty to fill with your own personal gifts year after year. But hurry - there's only five of these unique calendars available for sale.
Jewellery Advent Calendars
Tiffany & Co The Ultimate Advent Calendar, £104,000
For the 24 days leading up to Christmas 2019, Tiffany & Co have produced their first every luxury advent calendar. Diamond earrings, a rose gold bracelet, a stainless steel watch and a platinum necklace are some of the treats wrapped up in Tiffany's signature blue and hidden behind the windows of the calendar, which is itself a replica of the Fifth Avenue flagship store. Only two of these extraordinary gifts will be available worldwide: one in New York and the other in London.
The White Company 12 Days Of Christmas Jewellery Gift Set, £89
Inside the minimalist store-front design, this advent calendar carries some truly special gifts for the Christmas countdown. The calendar features one silver-plated necklace, one silver-plated bracelet and 10 silver- and gold-plated charms to open on each of the 12 days of Christmas.
Carolina Bucci Forte Beads Bracelet Advent Calendar, £850
Dressed to look like the night sky, this luxury advent calendar holds two coloured stone beads behind each of it's 24 windows. New beads are revealed each day to thread onto your 18k gold tipped lurex cord, meaning that by Christmas 2019 you will have created your own uniquely-designed beaded bracelet.
Food-filled Advent Calendars
Fortnum's Feasting Advent Calendar, £200
British establishment Fortnum & Mason are renowned for their luxurious food hampers filled with traditional British treats. In the Fortnum's Feasting Advent Calendar, expect to find everything from Fortnum's fruitcake and rose petal jelly, to sloe gin, tea blends, mustard, biscuits and truffles with each new day.
Sophie Conran for Biscuiteers limited edition advent calendar, £175
For 2019 the biscuiteers have produced a Christmas tin filled with 24 vanilla and all spice flavoured biscuits, hand-iced in the shape of nutcrackers, candy canes or toy trains. Each biscuit can be slotted into one of the compartments in the limited edition, hand-embroidered advent calendar. Sporting a Scandinavian style by Sophie Conran, the hanging calendar can be kept for next year even after its pockets have been emptied.
Joe & Seph's Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar, £25
Snuggle up in front of your favourite festive film with a packet of Joe & Seph’s artisanal popcorn in hand. Designed to look like a snowy shopfront, behind each of the calendar's window are 24 varieties of gourmet popcorn. Expect to find flavours such as salted caramel, toffee apple and cinnamon and orange chocolate.
Beauty Advent Calendars
Acqua Di Parma Advent Calendar, £235
Dressed in Acqua Di Parma's distinctive hue, this luxury beauty advent calendar has been specially designed by Italian artist Gio Pastori. In the run up to Christmas 2019, expect to find mini bath and body products, roll-on vials and scented home accessories in Acqua Di Parma's fragrances, from Colonia and Nobili to Blu Mediterraneo.
Armani Beauty Advent Calendar, £249
Armani's decadent beauty calendar has everything from signature lipsticks, eye creams, brow makeup and mascara. There's also mini bottles of perfume, including Armani Code, Aqua Di Gio and Si Fiori. Moreover, the red and gold design makes it a perfectly festive item to have in your home or superyacht this holiday season.
Diptyque Advent Calendar, £320
Parisian beauty brand Diptyque has released a colourful calendar filled with 25 items from their skincare and home fragrance ranges. Each window contains delights such as Eau de Toilette, shower oil and body cream. There's also a selection of mini candles in lily, Rose and Verbena scents.
Elemis 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, £165
Filled with Elemis' best-selling beauty concoctions, this advent calendar will ensure that you are primed and pampered before Christmas arrives. Treat yourself this December with Elemis products including a superfood vital veggie mask, frangipani monoi shower cream and pro-collagen rose facial oil.
ESPA Precious Moments Advent Calendar, £130
ESPA’s Advent Calendar is filled with 25 Christmas treats to delight your mind, body and skin. Bath oils, hair masks and hydrating moisturisers await behind each of the windows.
The White Company Beauty Advent Calendar, £160
Worth a total of £264, the beauty advent calendar by The White Company contains 24 treats in the signature fragrances of the home decorating brand. Expect pomegranate and lime Eau de Toilettes, peppermint body creams and an festive, orange-rind infused candle.
Jo Malone Advent Calendar, £320
Jo Malone's Christmas calendar holds 24 distinctive scents for your body and home to enjoy this December. Expect to find festive fragrances including a sweet almond macaroon candle, myrrh body cream and juniper cologne inside the Malone-monochrome calendar.
Mr Porter The 12 Days Of Grooming Kit, £105
Mr Porter has launched a 12 days of Christmas advent calendar filled with travel-size products from the best brands in grooming. Each window hides treats such as Pankhurst London Aftershave Ice Gel, Hanz de Fuko Modify Pomade and even a Hydrogel Mask by Erno Laszlo. Perfect for the gentleman who wants to be in ship-shape for the festive season.
L'Occitane Luxury Beauty Advent Calendar, £79
To get you ready for Christmas 2019, L'Occitane en Provence have brought back their brilliant beauty advent calendar. For 24 days enjoy miniatures of the brand's bestselling ranges, such as cherry blossom hand cream, verbena Eau de Toilette and shea butter lip balm. But if sample sizes just won't do, fear not. L'Occitane are also offering a giant version of the advent calendar, filled with full-size products, available to buy from the L'Occitane London flagship store on Regent Street for £380.
Kiehl’s x Janine Rewell Advent Calendar, £125
Kiehls' skincare products like Crème de Corps, avocado eye treatment and amino acid shampoo can be found in the 12-day countdown. Designed in colloboration with Finnish illustrator Janine Rewell, each pocket is also printed with a festive illustration.
Penhaligon's A Fragrant Countdown Advent Calendar, £350
The iconic London perfumery, established in 1870, is releasing a heavily scented advent calendar for Christmas 2019. Penhaligon’s Juniper, Orange Blossom and rose scents are housed inside the artfully decorated calendar, which features a design of Santa sleigh on its front door.
Valmont Advent Calendar, $300
Swiss beauty brand Valmont have released their first advent calendar for this Christmas. The Calendar features mini versions of the brand's most popular products, including a range of anti-ageing essentials, moisturisers creams and serums, make-up remover and an illuminating face mask.
Clarins 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar for Women, £60
The Clarins beauty advent calendar has mini gifts to be enjoyed during the 12 days of Christmas. Makeup items include mascara, kohl, primer and lip shimmer. For taking care of dry skin this winter, the calendar also contains a facemask, lip balm and hand cream.
Clarins 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar for Men, £60
To make sure everyone can enjoy the run-up to Christmas, Clarins have released two advent calendars this year. Inside the men's calendar are twelve treats catered to his needs, including hand creams, face scrubs and body wash.
Alcoholic Advent Calendars
Drinks by the Dram Very Old & Rare Advent Whiskey Calendar, £9,999.95
Drinks by the Dram has released their most extravagant advent calendar yet for Christmas 2019. The calendar features 24 of the finest whiskies sealed in 30ml bottles, with the youngest starting at 30 years. Expect a 1966 Auchentoshan Scotch, one of only 130 bottles of 1958 Glenfarclas and a 40-year old Glenfiddich; one dram is from a bottle that’s worth over £13,000 alone. The wood-crafted calendar is available in two styles; walnut or ebony.
Drinks by the Dram The Gin Advent Calendar, £124.95
Gin drinkers will be delighted by this 2019 advent calendar from Drinks by the Dram. Hidden behind 24 windows is a different juniper-based surprise for counting down to Christmas with. Tasty tipples include a fruity-flavoured Salcombe gin, the floral flavours of Hendrick's Midsummer Solstice and a honey-flavoured Sloe gin by Cornish company The Wrecking Coast.
Skylark Spirits 24 Days of Rum Advent Calendar, £79.99
Ideal for sharing, the rum advent calendar from Skylark Spirits comes with two tasting glasses and a pair of tasting notebooks. For 24 days, discover a mini bottle of fine rum from a different country around the world. Expect Deadhead Dark Chocolate Rum from Mexico, a Fijian 8-year-old liquor and Chairman’s Reserve Forgotten Casks from St. Lucia.
Make-up Advent Calendars
Feelunique 24 Day Beauty Advent Calendar, £79
Feelunique has produced both a 24 and 12-day calendar for this Christmas. Each window contains a luxuriant beauty product, from glitter eyeshadow and lipstick to body creams and face masks. The gift boxes can also be reused later for storing your products, jewellery or trinkets, making this a sustainable calendar.
BareMinerals 24 Days Of Clean Beauty Advent Calendar, £79
BareMinerals have made a name as a 'clean' beauty brand. This means that all of their products are free of harsh chemicals while still providing SPF and coverage. Their advent calendar is packed with 24 miniatures of their best-selling items, including highlighter, setting spray, finishing powder, blush and lip lacquer.
Charlotte Tillbury Glittering Galaxy Of Makeup Magic Advent Calendar, £150
Featuring Charlotte Tillbury's signature sparkle, the 2019 Glittering Galaxy advent calendar is sure to delight makeup fanatics. Expect shimmering eye makeup in champagne shades as well as a clay mask and face cream to leave skin feeling moisturised this holiday season.
MAC Starring You Advent Calendar, £129
With it's stellar design, this star-shaped advent calendar from MAC makeup is the perfect gift for any beauty enthusiast. Expect to find Mac staples inside, including strobe cream, lipgloss and eyeshadows in warm, wintery shades.