Get ready for December with an advent calendar for adults

10:35 23 November 2015

Have you thought about an adult advent calendar this Christmas? Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Have you thought about an adult advent calendar this Christmas? Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto

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Advent calendars aren’t just for kids, there’s a growing trend in grown-ups treating themselves to the Yuletide tradition too

Liberty's advent calendar is a thing of beautyLiberty's advent calendar is a thing of beauty

Liberty beauty calendar £149

This stylish advent calendar sold out last year, which is no surprise, as it contains over £400-worth of products for less than half the price. The luxury goodies on offer include a Diptyque candle, Eve Lom cleanser, and NARS make-up.

Hotel Chocolat's truffle advent calendar features soft centres that will melt your heart (Photo: Stephen Bond)Hotel Chocolat's truffle advent calendar features soft centres that will melt your heart (Photo: Stephen Bond)

Hotel Chocolat calendars £12.50-£26

For those who prefer something more traditional, Hotel Chocolat does chocolate advent calendars with serious cacao content. Choose from milk, dark or white chocolate, or upgrade to the luxurious ‘truffles for two’ version and share the treats.

The Lakrids advent calendar is available at Selfridge'sThe Lakrids advent calendar is available at Selfridge's

Lakrids liquorice advent calendar £29.99

If you yearn for something darker, this gourmet truffle advent calendar won’t disappoint. Made by Danish confectioners with quality raw ingredients, each window hides a gourmet experience.

Don't Lego of your childhood with this Star Wars advent calendarDon't Lego of your childhood with this Star Wars advent calendar

Lego Star Wars advent calendar £24.99

Okay, so Lego might technically be for kids, but we think this highly-collectible Star Wars advent calendar is best left for the grown-ups who can truly appreciate it. Just hang onto the packaging; it might be worth something some day.

For the furry man in your life...For the furry man in your life...

Beard oil advent calendar £29.99

Got a furry-faced fella in your life? Keep him looking groomed with this selection of scented beard oils, featuring flavours as diverse and manly as tobacco, fresh-cut grass and, er, ‘steel’.

Get ready for spring in December with these seed packetsGet ready for spring in December with these seed packets

Seed advent calendar £29.99

If you’re lucky enough to have a garden or an allotment (or perhaps just a really ambitious window-box), you’ll love this selection of 24 different varieties of seed. Supplied in beautifully-illustrated packets adorned with fascinating facts, they’ll grow into plants to remind you of this thoughtful gift throughout the year.

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