By Emma White
Advent calendars sell out notoriously quickly. Snap up your favourite calendar before it's gone! Make your countdown to the big day extra special this year with a lifestyle advent calendar. From stunning jewellery to sweet smelling candles, begin each day in December with a beautiful treat.
Are you looking for a change from your usual chocolate advent calendar this year? Nowadays the variety of alternative advent calendars is plentiful,so if you fancy something different to a sweet treat, how about something for you and your home?
We've rounded up all the best homes and fashion advent calendars for 2020, including jewellery from Missoma, stationery from Martha Brook and candles from Yankee Candle. All available to shop now, make sure you don't miss out on your favourite festive pick.
Do you also fancy a pamper and some much needed 'me' time this Christmas? We have also found all the best beauty advent calendars for 2020, you won't believe the savings you can make!
Or perhaps you fancy a festive tipple to help you countdown to the big day? Be sure to enjoy the lead up to Christmas with our pick of the best gin advent calendars. Whether a g&t is your drink of choice, or a loved one's favourite tipple, we have found all the best spirit-filled calendars.
Are you also on the hunt for special advent calendars for children? Shop all the best advent calendars with toys to ensure your little ones enjoy the countdown to Christmas.
Gone are the days of only opening each advent door to reveal a piece of chocolate. As much as we love a yummy treat, having something special that lasts past Christmas is even better. The perfect gift for a loved one this festive season, or a special treat for yourself, lifestyle advent calendars offer beautiful items that you can enjoy all year round.
Shop the best homes and fashion advent calendars:
John Lewis & Partners Jewellery Advent Calendar, £119
New for 2020, is John Lewis & Partners' first ever own brand jewellery advent calendar. The 25 day calendar is packed with gorgeous gold and silver plated jewellery, designed to be worn layered, mixed and matched this festive season. Also included are jewellery pouches to keep your pieces safe and a hair clip for the perfect finishing touch. The fully recyclable calendar has been designed in collaboration with up and coming British illustrator, Megan St Clair. We can't wait to get our hands on it!
Missoma Advent Calendar, £395
Launching online at Missoma October 21st. Missoma's much-anticipated calendar is back again after huge success in 2019, delivering jewellery gorgeousness in the lead up to Christmas. This year sees it filled with the brand's best-selling jewellery, including a mini version their sell-out Baya Hoops, their Interstellar Anklet and brand new pearl-studded huggies. The perfect accessories to complete your festive wardrobe!
Martha Brook 24 Days of Stationery Advent Calendar, £89
Martha Brook is the home of delightfully individual stationery designed to uplift, inspire and empower. Their much-loved personalised advent calendar is back for 2020 with entirely new stylish contents that are sure to delight. As well as looking stunning, the calendar has been created with the environment mind. The contents can be used all year round, and not only is the packaging 100% recyclable with no plastics, this year the boxes have been partially made from disposable coffee cups! The Martha Brook calendar gets a big thumbs up from us!
Hazel & Blue 12 Days Of Christmas Advent Calendar Tea Light Kit, £32
Enjoy a festive activity with Hazel & Blue's Advent Calendar Tea Light Kit. Make 12 festive scented soy tea lights and a Christmas Eve candle. The kit also includes a beautiful white ceramic holder in which to display your handmade soy tealights. If you are gifting the gorgeous calendar, make it extra special with the choice of personalised gift wrap. You will be able to have a name personalised on the outside of the box by a bespoke hand stamping service, the kit is then gift wrapped in eco-friendly kraft paper and natural twine with a personalised gift tag.
Lisa Angel Personalised 12 Days Of Happiness Jewellery Advent Calendar, £37
Choose either sterling silver plated or gold plated pieces to create your own charm bracelet in the countdown to Christmas. Lisa Angel's beautiful jewellery calendar makes for an extra special treat or a wonderful gift for a loved one. To make the advent calendar all the more special, the inside can be personalised with your own special message.
SOCKSHOP 25 Days of Socks Calendar, £59.99
Is it even Christmas if you don't receive new novelty socks to wear during the festive season? 15% of each sale of the 25 Days of Socks Calendar will be donated to Emmaus UK.
Paperchase 24 Days of Stationery Calendar, £40
Stationery lovers rejoice, Paperchase's advent calendar is filled with all the stationery goodness. The calendar features notebooks, pens, paperclips and several other super useful and cute items.
Yankee Candle Advent Calendar, £24.99, Boots
Famous for their amazing selection of seasonal candles, Yankee Candle are a one-stop-shop for giving the gift of scent. Their advent calendar for 2020 includes a votive candle and 23 scented tea light candles in their bestselling festive fragrances to help bring the Christmas spirit into your home.
Carolina Bucci Forte Beads Advent Calendar, £850, Matches Fashion
Create your own bespoke piece of jewellery with the Carolina Bucci calendar. Each slide-out drawer can be opened to reveal two hand-carved beads in a wide range of semi-precious stones, including jade, tiger’s eye and amazonite. On the 24th day there is an extra special treat, an 18kt gold bead with a textured florentine finish.
Emma White is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer. She has been working in the publishing industry since she graduated with an English Literature degree from the University of Southampton in 2018. Combining her love of writing and fashion, she started working as part of the fashion team at woman&home in early 2019 and now works across Womanandhome.com, Goodto.com, woman&home, Simply woman&home, Woman’s Weekly, Woman, Woman’s Own and Chat.
Emma writes about a broad range of fashion topics, including celebrity and royal fashion, trending seasonal styles, how to get designer looks for less on the high street, sustainable fashion and timeless wardrobe classics. When she isn’t writing she is probably shopping, looking for the latest must-have piece to update her wardrobe or home. She particularly loves to discover and support up and coming small businesses. You can follow what she gets up to with work and outside of work on her Instagram @emma_whitex
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