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 2020, from alcoholic advent calendars filled with gin to makeup and beauty advent calendars by your favourite brands...
The Best Luxury Advent Calendars for Christmas 2020
LINLEY Advent Calendar, £15,000
Crafted from oak burr and sycamore, LINLEY's Limited Edition Christmas 2020 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.
Wedgewood Christmas 2020 Advent Calendar Book, £650
Luxury home interiors brand Wedgewood has created a unique collection of white and blue porcelain decorations for hanging up on your tree - discovered each day in the run-up to Christmas 2020 with this advent calendar.
Kindred Fires Advent Calendar Christmas Candle, £16
Made from natural soy wax, this orange and cinnamon scented candle will help you count down the days to Christmas while filling your home with a festive aroma - just light the candle for an hour every day from December 1 until Christmas.
Jewellery Advent Calendars
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 sparkling, 18k gold tipped cord, meaning that by Christmas 2020 you will have created your own uniquely-designed beaded bracelet.
Food-filled Advent Calendars
Fortnum & Mason Christmas Rare Tea Advent Calendar, £90
British establishment Fortnum & Mason are renowned for their luxurious food hampers filled with traditional British treats. In this tea-centric calendar, expect to find a variety of fragrant loose-leaf teas to enjoy each day, from white peony to imperial jasmine.
Joe & Seph's Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar, £25.95
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 espresso martini, eggnog, prosecco and Irish coffee inside.
Beauty Advent Calendars
Acqua Di Parma Advent Calendar, £400
Dressed in Acqua Di Parma's distinctive hue, this luxury beauty advent calendar has been specially designed by Chinese artist Oamul. In the run up to Christmas 2020, expect to find mini bath and body products, roll-on vials and scented home accessories in Acqua Di Parma's fragrances, from Nobili to Blu Mediterraneo.
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 mimosa scents.
Penhaligons Brilliantly British advent calendar 2020, £375
Want to treat yourself in the run-up to Christmas? Penhaligon's 2020 advent is filled with 25 treats from the iconic British perfume house, from Halfeti eau de parfum to Orange Blossom Lip Balm.
Lush 12 days of Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar, £75
Featuring 12 festive-scented body products from shower gel to bath bombs, the Lush 2020 advent calendar will be sure to get you into the Christmas spirit.
Mr Porter The 12 Days Of Grooming Kit, £105
Mr Porter's 12 days of Christmas advent calendar is filled with travel-size products from the best brands in grooming. Each window hides treats such as Dr. Barbara Sturm's hyaluronic serum, hand balm from Horace and Elemis beard oil. Perfect for the gentleman who wants to be in ship-shape for the festive season.
Valmont Advent Calendar, $350
Swiss beauty brand Valmont has released an advent calendar that features mini versions of the brand's most popular products, including a range of anti-ageing essentials, moisturiser creams and serums.
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 12 treats catered to his needs, including hand creams, face scrubs and body wash.
Alcoholic Advent Calendars
Drinks by the Dram Old & Rare Advent Whiskey Calendar, £999.95
Drinks by the Dram has released their most extravagant advent calendar yet for Christmas 2020. The calendar features 24 of the finest whiskies sealed in 30ml bottles. Expect a 23 year old Glenfiddich Grand Cru, an Isle of Jura 1989 Rare Vintage and a 40 year old Fettercairn to sip on amongst others.
Drinks by the Dram The Gin Advent Calendar, £84.95
Gin drinkers will be delighted by this 2020 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 gooseberry and elderflower Edinburgh gin, the floral flavours of Hendrick's Midsummer Solstice and a rich Finnish gin from Kyrö.
The Rum Advent Calendar from Drinks by the Dram, £149.95
For 24 days, discover a mini bottle of fine rum from a different country around the world. Expect spiced rum from Cuba, banana-infused Jamaican rum and a fruity 25 year old from the Flor de Caña estate in Nicaragua.
Make-up Advent Calendars
BareMinerals 24 Days Of Clean Beauty Advent Calendar, £89
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, mascara, finishing powder, bronzer and long-wear lip lacquer.
Selfridge's Beauty Advent Calendar, £210.00
London's iconic department store is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of its advent calendar with a collection of very special items inside, from Huda Beauty eyeliner to Laura Mercier setting powder.
Armani Beauty Advent Calendar, £249
Armani's decadent beauty calendar has everything from signature lipsticks, eye creams and mascara. There's also mini bottles of perfume, including Armani Code, Aqua Di Gio and Si Fiori, all wrapped up in a festive red and gold design.