Be ADVENT-urous this Advent! | Best of Advent Calendars 2017

If you haven’t heard all the drama surrounding a certain Advent Calendar this week, where have you been?! Beauty & Lifestyle Advent Calendars have exploded onto the shelves in recent years; it almost feels as though every brand is coming out with an Advent offering! In this post I’ll share some of my favourite calendars with you. I’ll try to keep these affordable for those of us on a budget! Personally, I don’t think I could ever justify spending over £100 on an Advent Calendar, as a student, and as a generally picky person when it comes to selecting my own products!

Morrison’s Gin Advent Calendar!

This is perhaps my favourite one offering this year! For £60, Morrison’s are offering a 24 door calendar, with a new gin inside for each day! Each bottle is 50ml, the equivalent of 2 shots. I feel like this is pretty reasonable, and fairly good value for money, with just enough gin included to give you a decent taste of it!

This is perfect for the (over 18!) gin enthusiast in your life. Are you even a blogger if you haven’t squealed over pink gin?!

There are similar calendars to this one on the market, but none this affordable, or offering such a wide range of samples!

Asda’s Cheese Advent Calendar!

SORRY haha, I will move away from food & drink ones soon, but hear me out! For a mere EIGHT QUID, you can snap up a very cheesy 24 door calendar from your local Asda!

Again, this is amazing for anyone who drools over their computer watching videos of cheesy snacks (just me? okay). Or just someone looking to be a bit adventurous, and have a bit of fun with the Advent Calendar trend!

I suppose the only gripe I have with this is that you’d have to keep it in the fridge! No displaying it neatly in your home for the best part of a month like your other calendars!

Ciate Mini Mani & 12 Days of Ciate London Calendars

See? I promised I would include non-edible calendars! For all the beauty lovers, Ciate have hit out with not one, but TWO gorgeous calendars to choose from this Christmas! At almost identical price points, you can choose the calendar based on the contents you’ll use the most! The packaging for both calendars is stunning, and I am kinda trying to convince myself not to buy both!

The Mini Mani Calendar sells for £50, and has 24 doors, hiding 23 mini nail polishes, and 1 nail file. Again, I would say this is excellent value for money. I’d also say that all the shades look really lovely and wearable, there’s not one pictured that I couldn’t imagine myself reaching for. But rather, a perfect mix of shimmers, glitters and everyday faves.

On the other hand, you could opt for the 12 Days of Ciate London Calendar, priced at £49. This calendar has 12 doors as opposed to 24, but don’t be too quick to judge, as the treats look really rather fab! The calendar contains every eyeliners, mascara, lipsticks, cleansers, highlighters, and more. Basically, by the time you’re done you’ll have a whole new make up bag!

Johnny Loves Rosie Jewellery Advent Calendar

I stumbled across this gorgeous jewellery calendar whilst on yet another ASOS binge! Packaged beautifully in the shape of a Christmas tree, this calendar has 25 pretty jewellery bits hidden inside, and is reasonably purse-friendly at £38!

If you go for this calendar you can expect 25 gold & silver toned necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and Christmassy charms! I’m extremely tempted to get this calendar as a gift, but also know they’d have to prise it from my chubby wee claws as this calendar is just perfection!

Johnny Loves Rosie is one of my favourite jewellery brands of all time, for dainty wee necklaces, dazzling earrings and pretty hair accessories; they got ya!

Bomb Cosmetics Advent Calendar

Lets just start this wee section with; Bomb Cosmetics are amazing. (No, they did not sponsor me to say that)

This is a brand I have grown up adoring. See, they stock Bomb Cosmetics’ gorgeous soaps & candles in my parents’ favourite garden centre, so whilst my parents pottered off to look at some plants, I would spend a good 30 minutes just prancing round ooh-ing and aah-ing over their products.

Back to the calendar! Bomb Cosmetics have hit out with a super affordable, but crammed to the brim calendar! This beauty will only set you back £19.99, and contains 24 soaps & bath blasters! If you, or someone you love, desperately needs some relaxation in the form of a gorgeous bubble bath, here ya go xo


Thank you so much for reading! Will you be picking up one of these this Christmas?


Aileen x



    • aileenetc
      November 20, 2017 / 6:25 pm

      Treat yo’self gal! Xx

  1. November 22, 2017 / 5:59 pm

    Founds this so interesting, was nice to read one of these posts that didn’t just talk about the Zoella and Soap & Glory calendar

    • aileenetc
      November 23, 2017 / 1:10 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Katie! I love looking at whats out there rather than just the hyped up ones, so many amazing brands are offering fantastic calendars that deserve waaay more publicity 🙂 xxx

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