Adult advent calendars are back again for 2019 and more popular than ever. They are increasingly becoming a staple of the supermarket shop shelves and brought alongside their child counterparts. So, once again we have pulled together the best adult advent calendars for 2019.
As a business owner you should find creative ways to motivate and encourage your employees. Especially as the Christmas season of joy and happiness becomes ever closer. This is where adult advent calendars can be your saviour in 2019.
This year businesses have been focussing on ensuring their employees feel happy and supported in their workplace. Christmas can be a difficult time of year for anyone. Financial strain from getting all your loved ones presents. To the mental struggles people face from what should be the happiest time of the year. As employers there should be some responsibility in ensuring your employees are not stressed whilst in the office, or stressed outside the office due to work.
So what can you do? Well, one option is to give presents! We all love to feel appreciated in the workplace, and one way to do this is with the childlike wonder that an advent calendar can bring. Open one door a day in the lead up to Christmas to give your employees something to look forward to. A little reward goes a lot further than you think. Adult advent calendars are bigger than ever in 2019.
Read on to discover the best adult advent calendars in 2019. Bring smiles to the faces of some of the people you spend the most time with in the lead up to Christmas.
Virgin Beer Advent Calendar
Featuring 24 craft beers from premium breweries around the world, this beer advent calendar is sure to bring out the festive spirit. Discover craft beers from small English breweries such as the innovative Gipsy Hill brewery, or 7th generation family owned Harvey’s Brewery. Tuck into classics such as Belgium’s Rochefort 10 or a German Pilsner. Plus enjoy a taste of beers from around the world with Australia’s Coopers Pale Ale, or favourites from USA’s Stone Brewery.
What we think
Virgin Wines have gone all out this year with their sell out wine advent calendar from last year hitting all the right notes. They have expanded their range to include brand new Beer Advent Calendars for 2019.
Bursting with brilliant craft beer from around the world Virgin Wines are proven to be one of the best when it comes to alcoholic adult advent calendars, and have done it again for 2019. Packaged in a classic wrapping paper style the Virgin Wines advent calendar looks perfect nesting under the Christmas tree in the build up the the most wonderful time of year.
Beer Hawk Beer Advent Calendar
Join this year’s biggest beer Advent-ure! Featuring 24 exciting beers, covering 15 different styles, from 14 different countries, the beery Advent Calendar is our best-selling product ever – and this year we’ve really upped the ante!
As well as an absolutely knock-out beer line up, we’ve also built in the UK’s first ever virtual beer tours – powered by our special Beer Goggles! We’ve also created three unique Cloaking Devices, designed to keep your Advent Calendar safe from prying eyes until December 1st. Once the cloaks are off and the doors begin to open, we’ve got prizes, tap takeovers, and amazing beery content being shared every day to count you down to Christmas.
This year’s Calendar contains 19 beers that are exclusively packaged for Beer Hawk and are worth over £80 in total, but we’re selling it at a bargain £59.99!
What we think
Beer Hawk are the kings of the creative adult advent calendar and have done it again in 2019 with their calendars using top tech. Beer Hawk have used AR to build a beery Advent-ure powered by their special Beer Goggles. It adds an extra dimension to the advent calendar experience. They have really thought of what can keep their customers engaged for 24 dark December days. You can even purchase one of three clocking devices, if you have a Beer Hawk Advent Calendar in the office, prying eyes will be none the wiser of the excellent range of beers hiding in the corner.
Beer Hawk put a huge amount of thought into making their beer calendars special every year. Your beery Advent-ure awaits!
The Beerwulf Beer Advent Calendar
Beerwulf is back this year with the much-loved Beer Advent Calendar! The Beerwulf Calendar has a fresh new design and is filled with a cracking selection of 24 different beers from 24 different breweries, representing a number of trending beer styles. What’s even more special this year is that on one lucky day you’ll receive an exclusive beer from Dutch craft brewery Jopen – the Gin Trinitas Tripel. No joke: you won’t find this bottle anywhere else in the world. The Advent Calendar sold out in record time last year, so order this year’s edition as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!
What we think
The adult advent calendars scene would not be the same without Beerwulf in 2019, and they do not disappoint! They have stuck with a similar theme to last year with an attractively designed box that turns into a sort of stand for your perfectly perched beers. The design allows it to be delivered as it is, so no excess recycling for the, already full Christmas recycling bin. But enough about the box, more about the beer!
Beerwulf have the simply stunning task of organsing the best beers in the business, and they have delivered. For the fantastic price of £49.99 you can get 24 of the best in the lead up to Christmas. If you are into finding a new brewery the box has a handy rating system so you can find you favourite beer on the Beerwulf site in the new year.
Adnams Beer Advent Calendar
24 beery bundles of joy waiting to be revealed in the run-up to Christmas! An amazing gift for Adnams beer fans with seventeen different varieties to enjoy in both can and bottle. Some of the beers include Adnams favourites like Ghost Ship Pale Ale, Southwold Bitter, and Ease Up IPA. For those of you who are also wanting a lower alcohol option, the box includes Ghost Ship 0.5% and Sole Star 0.9%, so there is something for every craving!
What we think
Everyone loves a classic, and Adnams offers 24 of their classic beers in their advent calendar for 2019. You can’t really say that the box is as flashy as the other beer advent calendars but with a such a large range of Adnams classics there will certainly be no disappointments and you may find a few hidden gems in the form of low alcohol beers.
Mikkeller Beer Advent Calendar
Treat a loved one, or go solo and get psyched with 24 great beers for 24 days straight with this Christmas calendar package. The 24 beers are individually packed for some crafty beery surprises, featuring a variety of Mikkeller special beers. With an individual retail price of 1400+kr (about £160) the Mikkeller advent calendar is 1000kr (about £115).
Virgin Wines Advent Calendar
Now featuring more grape varieties, more wine styles, and more independent winemakers from more countries across the globe than ever before! These 24 wines are guaranteed to please and have been handpicked due to being our top customer rated wines (averaging 4.3 out of 5 stars), as well as boasting a total of 23 twinkling awards.
We have also listened to your feedback from previous years and are excited to introduce an all-red and all-white option to add to our wine advent calendar collection.
The calendars feature wines such as The Black Pig McLaren Vale Shiraz from Australia which is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by over 2.5k customers, and the impressive Savvie Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. Not forgetting a couple of sparkling stunners like our award winning Senti Prosecco or the unique Woolundry Road Sparkling Red.
What we think
Virgin Wines know how to put together stunning adult advent calendars, and they have done again in 2019. It is easy to see why they sell out year after year in an increasingly crowded market.
Most people love a glass of wine after work. This is the perfect office daily mini present that will keep your employees engaged and happy during the festive season. The box design would give the office a Christmasy atmosphere with a giant box of treats sitting under the tree will get any employee excited when they walk through the door.
With a choice between, mixed, red or white Virgin Wines have listened to feedback and given what their loyal customers want this Christmas.
Drinks by the Dram Whiskey Advent Calendar
This Christmas, the American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye Advent Calendar will give you a perfect taste of liquid Americana. Enjoy 24 unique 30ml drams that span the spectrum of American whiskey styles from brilliant bourbon, to radical rye, to wheat-based whiskey. Simply a must-have for fans of American whiskey, this calendar ensures this festive season you won’t be missing out on a pour from across the pond.
What we think
At £149.95 a Whiskey Advent Calendar may not be for everyone. But the steep price reflects the quality of the product. The packaging is exquisite and feels like the contents of incredible Whiskey inside. With 24 unique 30ml drams you will find something that you love (and maybe something you hate), but is is a unique experience that you will find difficult to find in any bar or pub in the country.
Virgin Wines Gin Advent Calendar
This is the best advent calendar for any gin lover this Christmas. Our gin advent calendar is filled with 24 different bottles of premium craft gin, in a variety of styles such as Old Tom, London Dry and various flavours. Indulge in delights such as the Japanese inspired Kokoro Gin and the award winning Silent Pool Gin. We’ve also included treats from favourite distilleries such as Sipsmith and Edinburgh Gin.
What we think
From old favourites to newly discovered treats Virgin Wines have turned their expertise in wine adult advent calendars in 2019 to the world of gin! The gin lover in your life would not go wrong with this Gin Advent Calendar. Open up your eyes to something old and something new with small bottles of premium craft gin.
Chocolate (and alternative sweets)
Chococo Advent Selection Box
It wouldn’t be Christmas without Chococo’s iconic Advent Box – 25 amazingly fresh, handmade, luxurious chocolates, in a stylish new box design, with a frosted, numbered sleeve and menu, so that the chocolates can be tasted in date order. Plastic-free packaging.
Chococo has selected the very best of its award-winning and festive chocolates plus exciting new flavours to go in this Advent Selection box & for 2019, these will include:
Spiced Rum, Mexican Chilli, Christmas Cluster, Gold Cocoa Nibs Gem, Tropical Colada Caramel, Cabin Pressure Gin & Rosemary (2019 Bronze Academy of Chocolate Award winner), Lemon Curd (Bronze Academy of Chocolate Award 2017), Dorset Smoked Sea Salt Caramel (2018 Bronze Academy of Chocolate Award winner), Tawny Port & Fig (2018 Silver Academy of Chocolate Award winner), Blackcurrant (2018 3 Star Gold Great Taste Award winner), Gingerbread Caramel (2016 Gold Academy of Chocolate winner, 2016 World Silver International Chocolate Awards), Mulled Wine (2012 Gold Great Taste winner).
What we think
This award winning advent selection box certainly lives up to the reputation. Freshly made to order you can try a number of high quality award winning chocolates and find your favourite from the Chococo range. There is nothing about this chocolate box which is for children and at £24.50 for one box it is not a bad price for the quality and freshness that you will not find in any other adult chocolate advent calendar in 2019.
Chococo have also extended their amazing range this year with a vegan advent selection box. You can get further savings by buying both for £45 and treat either both you and your partner or the office. The vegan advent selection box is delicious for everyone and can include your more health conscious colleagues at a time when indulgence can get a bit out of hand!
Godiva Advent Calendar
The wonderful treat encases 24 of Godiva’s delicious Belgian chocolates, including much-loved Carrés and famous Sujets, to provide the perfect start to the festive season.
Priced at £20, the Godiva Advent Calendar features three flavours of delectable Belgian chocolate Sujets. Each Sujet is artfully crafted into Christmas characters, including a snowman, Father Christmas and a cute penguin, to celebrate Yuletide.
The three exceptional flavours are: Sujet Noir – a rich dark chocolate with a sweet vanilla ganache centre; Sujet Lait showcases a mouth-watering milk chocolate figure enveloping smooth milk chocolate ganache; and Sujet Blanc is a delicious white chocolate character filled with nutty hazelnut praliné.
Nestled alongside the Sujets are Godiva’s silky solid Belgian milk chocolate Carrés.
What we think
Godiva know how of kick off Christmas with their advent calendar this year. A beautiful Christmas design and a very handy hanging ribbon is very effective. Hanging off a desk draw or door handle make it difficult to resist cracking open the next door early. Filled to the brim with Godiva’s delicious, rich chocolates. Small chocolate squares and little plump characters in white, dark and milk chocolate make you feel that you have indulged without going over that sweet limit.
Thorntons Continental Advent Calendar
The Thorntons chocolate makers have been hard at work crafting this year’s Christmas range. From the re-designed Cheeky Reindeer, who this year has had a little makeover and is back and more beautiful than ever, with a ruby red nose and jingle bell collar, to the new Snowy Bear tasting of delicious white chocolate with dark chocolate paws, there is something for the whole family. These loveable characters are guaranteed to light up your and your loved ones’ faces.
The famous Thorntons Cheeky Elf is also back for a second year, acting even more mischievously than ever. Wherever you find him, rest assured his cheekiness will follow!
For those that love to count down the days to Christmas, the range contains the Santa Advent calendar, a fun way to build up the excitement with the front of the calendar depicting Santa with his friends. The Elf Advent even has a Christmas quiz inside to make the festive season even more enjoyable for the whole family. The range also contains the Continental Advent Calendar, with its crisp white design stunningly adorned with golden Christmas trees and snowflakes, containing an assortment of delectable milk, dark and white chocolates.
What we think
Thorntons know their Continental range is a firm favourite with their customers so a range of adult advent calendars is sure to be a winner in 2019. A generous 25 days of chocolate in the lead up to Christmas day, the box design does ruin any surprise, but if you are familiar with the Continental range there will probably be nothing unexpected in this calendar. At £9 it is a bargain for the chocoholic in the office.
Personalised Truffle Advent Calendar
This premium personalised advent calendar gift box contains twenty-four luxurious Lindt truffles that are hidden behind a door for every day in the build up to Christmas. On Christmas Day itself, the twenty-fifth door will reveal a special Lindt Chocolate Teddy Bear, a wonderful way to finish off a choc-tastic countdown to the big day.
The recipient of this marvellous gift will love to see their name on the box, which will be embossed in premium foil on the lid, and the sparkling seasonal design that surrounds it is the final touch to what is most certainly a magnificent gift.
What we think
Call out the chocoholics in the office with this personalised advent calendar chocolate gift box. Bursting at the seams with 25 Lindt chocolate truffles will count you down right until the big day. It may be difficult to only open one a day. Hiding the box from prying hands would be a challenge, but with your name emblazoned on the box it will be difficult to deny any ignorance of chocolate theft. At £49.99 it may be a bit pricey compared to the other adult chocolate advent calendars on the list, however it is hard to deny that Lindt is a delicious, decadent favourite for a 2019 Christmas countdown.
Mazet de Montargis Advent Calendar
Behind each door lies one of Mazet’s exquisite creations; from the original pralines to fruit jellies, candied almonds to heavenly chocolate & fruit creams. The advent calendar features festive illustrations from Dominique Le Bagousse, including his favourite bear character enjoying a plateful of Mazet’s chocolate treats! When it comes to blending nuts with chocolate and caramel, Mazet are experts. Their range includes kaloudjas – large roasted almonds in a generous coating of gianduja – and mirabos – caramelised sugar, hazelnut and orange peel made into a nougat and coated with dark chocolate. Mazet are a luxury French confectioner, and are best known for making the true and original ‘praslines’. The recipe for their famous grilled and caramelised almonds has remained unchanged since its invention for the court of Louis XIII in 1636, and Mazet is now almost synonymous with this iconic French candy.
What we think
If you are looking for something sweet and truly unique then you need not look any further. You do not get much more adult for advent calendars than a luxury French confectioner and their 2019 calendar.
Possibly the most luxurious calendar in this guide it is surprisingly small, but good things come in small packages. At £19.95 the design is full of childish glee, with a luxury coat. It would look perfect on an office desk, adding a bit of quirk and intrigue. There is a very thoughtful design with the inclusion of a tiny magnet to hold the advent calendar closed.
After all this we have not talked about the sweets. If you are looking for something different from the typical chocolate, whilst still being very sweet, then this is the advent calendar for you. The contents of this calendar are delicious and decadent, and you may even feel like a famous French king then this is perfection.
Lakrids Liquorice Advent Calendar
The luxurious Lakrids Christmas advent calendar returns with some brand new flavours – and a sustainable makeover, too! The card and plastic in the advent calendar are both made from recycled materials, and the whole calendar is 100% recyclable.
Behind each window you could find an old favourite, or a surprising new flavour combination – all executed with Lakrids’ signature flair. You’ll discover chocolate, coffee, raspberry and other ingredients expertly married with the finest Danish liquorice.
This calendar has 24 windows, and comes all the way from one of the finest liquorice producers in Denmark, the home of liquorice. And behind each window there are two pieces of liquorice: two for you, or – if you’re feeling generous – enough to share!
What we think
Who could have known that an advent calendar could look so good. Lakrids have created an advent calendar with such style and flair that it would be confused for a pitch for the next big fashion brand. There are even images of a model walking around town carrying this sleek design and it does not look out of place. Lakrids have even made the box 100% recyclable, appealing to the environmentally conscious.
It would be easy to focus on the box design, but we must talk about the contents. The liquorice is equally as impressive as the calendar itself. Indulgent to the extreme and not just one, but two pieces of liquorice to share with a colleague or loved one, if you can. There is not much repetition in this calendar, so you get a good idea of the Lakrids liquorice range. At £34.95 it is a bargain for the box design itself, the decadent liquorice is just a bonus.
The Naked Marshmallow Advent Calendar
Our Gourmet Marshmallow Advent Calendar was the first on the market at the time of its launch in 2017. This is our third consecutive year of offering an Advent Calendar and the response this year has been amazing. We hit record breaking sales on the launch day and we are so grateful to all of our customers, both old and new for this. This year, the Advent Calendar was completely designed in house which is something we are so proud of and have been working towards for a while now.
What we think
They must inject these marshmallows with magic because it is hard to explain how they keep them so soft and delicious for so long. Each day you get a generous helping of delightfully pillowy marshmallow with a variety of flavours. You can understand how The Naked Marshmallow Co. have built an advent calendar that is sweet but not chocolate for a reasonable price of £17.50. You can even buy a mini marshmallow toaster with skewers and toast your daily dose to perfection for a price of £3.75 with the calendar. Well worth it!
Protein Ball Advent Calendar
Roll into the festivities and stay healthy with The Protein Ball Co.’s guilt-free advent calendar – a fun and delicious way to welcome advent without the guilt.
A must for fitness enthusiasts and clean eating fans who are looking for a healthy alternative to the traditional, sugar-laden calendar, this attractive advent is packed full of yummy 100% natural, no added sugar, bite-size protein balls, with eight tempting flavours to enjoy behind each door.
Tuck into Goji + Coconut, Lemon + Pistachio, Raspberry Brownie, Apple + Blueberry, Peanut Butter and a special festive-flavoured Christmas ball behind door no.24. All flavours are vegan so everyone can get stuck in. The Protein Ball Co. advent calendar is available from www.theproteinballco.com and selected retailers, priced at £19.99.
What we think
Sick of chocolate? Or just looking after your body under the Christmas jumper? Then the Protein Ball advent calendar is perfect for you. Laden with vegan, 100% natural protein balls you will never feel guilty when enjoying these tasty treats. With 8 different flavours and for £19.99, there are many reasons to feel good about this advent calendar.
Food & drink
Biscuiteers Advent Calendar
Biscuiteers, the award-winning online retailer of hand-iced biscuits, has unveiled their 2019 advent calendar collection, this year in partnership with luxury designer Sophie Conran.
The bright and colourful 2019 cloth calendar designed by Sophie Conran has been hand-crafted in India using an array of traditional textile techniques to create a family heirloom piece which will be used in the home for many years to come. The design has been inspired by prettily painted Swiss chalets and the gingerbread house creations which feature every Christmas in the Conran household.
With a gorgeous pom-pom trim, the advent calendar has 24 individually numbered pockets to hold the accompanying biscuits from Biscuiteers. The Advent 24 luxe tin features hand-iced luxury biscuits in vintage toy and sweets designs to fill the calendar to fuel the Christmas countdown. The whole family will be excited to unveil the daily biscuit surprise from within the calendar. The biscuits are delivered in an illustrated, keepsake tin, perfect for storing precious decorations for years to come!
What we think
The Biscuiteers know they can charge £45 for a box of biscuits as they are that good. The smell, the taste, the design is indulgent and delicious. You will not have tried biscuits like it.
The biscuit designs have changed this year, from the traditional Christmasy feel to the nutcracker and more religious traditions that Christmas holds. It does not take away from the beautiful work they have done. Once again they have partnered with Sophie Conran for a stunning work of art that encapsulates Christmas and can be passed down through the generations to become a Christmas tradition itself. Along with the unbelievable biscuits it would be a tradition worth upholding.
The Snaffling Pig Co. Advent Calendar
Sometimes a small piece of chocolate doesn’t quite do it. This is where the utterly irresistible Pork Scratching Advent Calendar comes in; crunchy pork scratchings in an assortment of 6 flavours: Pigs In Blankets, Low & Slow BBQ, Marvellous Maple, Black Pepper, Salt ‘N’ Vinegar and Perfectly Salted. Completely bonkers!
What we think
Christmas and chocolate go hand in hand, but we all know that a few too many sweets can make us feel overindulged through the festive season. The adult advent calendars that fly in in the face of the 2019 choc season starts with the Snaffling Pig Pork Scratching Co. Pork scratchings with the crackle and crunch that test our teeth, followed by the delicious complimentary flavours of the traditional Perfectly Salted through to, the slightly Canadian, Marvelous Maple balancing on the wire between sweet and salty. This one is more for the people that prefer the salty to the sweet. What is the Christmas season without considering everyone in at home and in the office! I would write a slight disclaimer that this may not be for the veggies.
Joe & Seph’s Luxury Popcorn Advent Calendar
Joe & Seph’s hand make gourmet popcorn in their North London production kitchen. Popcorn lovers can count down to the big day with a daily fix from the Joe & Seph’s advent calendar, now with more popcorn, the corniest jokes ever and gluten free for the first time! Designed as a beautiful snow-covered Victorian shop-front (£25), this year’s calendar features 12 flavours, behind the 24 windows, including Speculoos, Orange Chocolate and Banoffee Pie popcorn. Available at Debenhams, House of Fraser, Harvey Nichols, John Lewis Food Hall, Booths, Whole Foods Market, Ocado and joeandsephs.co.uk.
What we think
There may be nothing more deserving of the term ‘luxury’ than Joe & Seph’s popcorn advent calendar. Packed full of award winning luxurious popcorn these advent calendars are definitely adult and you should look out for them in 2019.
12 flavours behind 24 windows, you can be sure to find a firm favourite. If you struggle with bad jokes then maybe ignore the doors after you open them. The packaging is designed to evoke the Christmas spirit we all need and a double sided design that may confuse the popcorn enthusiast looking for their fix.
The Cheese Advent Calendar
Chocolate advent calendars are SO last (Christmas) season, and cheese is definitely the mature choice for a festive treat this year.
An alternative to standard chocolate advent calendars, the Cheese Advent Calendar will be available to buy in ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Ocado, Waitrose, Lidl and Booths nationwide from November.
After pitching the idea, the calendar was put into production with the help of Norseland in Ilchester, Somerset; the innovative cheese specialists behind leading cheese brands, Jarlsberg®, Applewood®, Mexicana® and Ilchester®. Including 24 individually wrapped cheeses, the calendar has a unique ‘book style’ packaging design, allowing one half to be torn off after the initial 12 days of Christmas to maximise fridge space (…for more cheese, obvs.)
What we think
It’s the Cheese Advent Calendar, back again for 2019. This time with added punch. One more flavour has been added to the epic cheesiness that has been created, the Mexicana. It does live up to the Mexican heritage of extreme spiciness, slightly soothed by the creamy cheese within. The bi-fold box design fits perfectly in the fridge and can be easily torn in half after the first 12 days are up. Freeing up space for the Christmas turkey is a necessity. So if you would rather go for the cheese platter after your main course rather than a sweet then this is the perfect advent calendar for you.
English Tea Shop Advent Calendar
This Christmas, treat the tea lover in your life to the ultimate advent calendar from speciality tea company, English Tea Shop. English Tea Shop uses only the finest quality organic tea leaves, herbs and spices. With a wide range of fruity festive blends in each one, it’s the perfect quirky gift for the tea drinker in your life as they enjoy a different flavoured brew every day in the run up to Christmas.
English Tea Shop also has a variety of different coloured stars on offer for the perfect stocking filler, with six tea bags in each case, shoppers can choose from a Red, Green, Gold or Red and Silver star.
What we think
Bird & Blend Tea Advent Calendar
The best thing about December mornings is opening your advent with a cuppa… so combine the two, with a new tea flavour to enjoy every day! Our sell-out Tea Advent Calendar is back for 2019 with even more tea, including limited editions not currently on sale & new Christmas blends that you’ve never seen before!
What we think
Bird and Blend have jazzed up this years adult advent calendars with a new vibrant design for 2019. They have kept the same unique blends of delicious teas that it would be a challenge for anyone to find elsewhere. You could even build your own tea advent calendar with your favourite blends, but that may have to wait until next year as you have to pre-order early!
They have kept the eco-friendly packaging so everything from the box to the tea bags should be easily recyclable. At £36 on their website the variety and quality of the advent calendar takes centre stage, it is certainly a tea brand that you need if you are looking for alternative flavours and blends.
Twinings Advent Calendar
In the run up to Christmas open a door a day to reveal one of our wonderful tasting loose leaf pyramids, and on Christmas Day open the final door for a little Twinings surprise.
What we think
The Twinings advent calendar presents us with a wonderful scene of their London store (where you can pick one up), and there is beauty in simplicity. Choosing to stick with the tried and tested advent design it is very effective, understated, a bit like Twinings themselves.
The treat of 24 bags of Twinings tea is a excellent way to move through December, and to finish it off with a small gift for Christmas day Twinings have put together a wonderful calendar for an affordable price.
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Personalised Tea Advent Calendar
When it comes to the mad rush of Christmas, nothing is more British than the old adage of keeping calm and having a cup of tea. This special personalised advent calendar box will be right there with you, offering up a special Teapig branded tea bag behind all twenty-five of the calendar’s doors meaning you will even have a calming brew on Christmas Day. The recipient of this sensational gift will love to see their name, which has been printed in full colour on the lid of the box alongside a festive greeting.
A wonderful pre-Christmas treat for the tea-addict in your life (even if that means you buy yourself one!)
What we think
Sipping tea as we move towards the end of the year could be the perfect way to see out the year for some office workers. The tea break is a truly British tradition, and with this personalised tea advent calendar with a new bag of high quality Teapigs tea. This advent calendar could turn your tea break from the same old PG Tips to the delicious taste of Teapigs.
Personalised Coffee Advent Calendar
The Personalised Coffee Advent Calendar Box is the perfect gift for coffee lovers before the big day. There are 25 Nespresso compatible coffee pods with up to 13 flavours to discover each day, all the way up to the 25th! The box can be personalised with any name up to 12 characters, making it an extra special gift for the recipient, knowing its been made just for them.
What we think
Do you need that everyday buzz of caffeine flowing through your veins every morning? Well this is the adult advent calendar for you in 2019. The Personalised Coffee Advent Calendar offers 25 Nespresso coffee pods to bring you to the office door every day in December. A gift for the coffee lover in your life there are 13 different flavours to keep every day interesting. With their name imprinted on the front of the box there will be no mistaking who owns this personal gift. At £44.99, this is a brilliant way to brighten a coffee lovers day!
Wilko Glow Advent Calendar
Countdown to Christmas in style with the Glow Beauty Advent Calendar – because everyone deserves a glow. With a lavish surprise each day, you’ll love counting down to Christmas even more than usual. There are 24 beauty treats and accessories included in this calendar, featuring everything you need to keep refreshed and relaxed during the festive season. Includes: 1x body mist, 1x face cream mask, 1x clay mask, 1x charcoal clay mask, 1x lip balm, 3x bath salts, 3x bath confetti, 2x nail polish, 3x bath fizzers, 3x hair bands, 1x nail block, 2x nail files, 1x cuticle stick, 1x toe separator.
What we think
Currently priced at £4 you cannot go wrong with Wilko’s Glow Advent Calendar. Packed full of 24 beauty treats you will feel pampered and beautiful after diving into the huge variety of products at a bargain price! The cheapest item on our adult advent calendars guide for 2019
Christmas Lights Beauty Advent Calendar
There is almost nothing more that gets you in the mood for Christmas than putting up the lights, Mad Beauty’s Christmas Lights collection Advent helps evokes the spirit of the festive season. Jam packed with goodies, behind every door there is a Mad Beauty surprise, lipsticks, lip gloss, nail polishes, lip liners, eyeshadows, blushes and more. All to get you ready for the Christmas season.
What we think
No one can resist 24 days of beautification and this is what the Christmas Lights beauty advent calendar gives us. Mad Beauty have done all out this year with a huge variety of different beauty surprises to keep you beautiful in the lead up to Christmas. At £19.99 this is the perfect gift for the loved one in your life from bath bombs to lipstick it has it all at an amazing price.
Ashden & Co Men’s Beauty Advent Calendar
Due to the outstanding success of their beauty advents over the last few years Mad Beauty have launched their Ashford & Co men’s advent calendar. An Advent for the well groomed man, counts through the days of Christmas giving you a scrumtious treat behind every door. Includes Lip balms, Aftershave balm, soap, body puff, foot cream, bath salts, hand cream, flannel & body wash getting you beautifully pampered!
What we think
Ashford & Co know how to make men smell good. Gone are the days when the bad smell of a man walking into the office was a common scent. These days men have no excuse to smell as good, if not better than their female counterparts. Adult advent calendars for men are not just coffee and beer, but a bit of pampering can make us all feel great in 2019.
Become a well groomed man after 12 days of pampering treats and get yourself in perfect shape for the new year.
Countdown to Christmas with our advent calendar candle!
Perfect for grownups, this stylish candle is the perfect way to count down the days of December. Simply light the candle for 1 hour each day and cross off the number on the label whilst the beautiful festive scent of Orange and Cinnamon will fill your home. With a 25 hour burn time, this candle will last until Christmas day.
The 180ml jar candle is presented in an apothecary style jar with lid and filled with a natural soy wax. Hand poured in our Manchester workshop, the candles are personalised to order before being beautifully packaged by hand. 25 hour burn time and found at www.normadorothy.com.
What we think
Adult advent calendars do not get much better than a candle that counts down to Christmas 2019. Personalised to your employees, with a mini calendar on the side of the candle to see the big day move every closer. This is the perfect way to fill your office with the smell most associated with Christmas time of orange and cinnamon. With 25 hours of burn time, it is almost like someone planned to burn this beautiful little candle for an hour a day. Small enough to look inconspicuous on an office desk but with a punch of the scent of Christmas to fill the office with joy. At £14.95 including postage and personalisation it is affordable way to boost happiness and productivity in the office.
Advent for Change
A beautifully updated version of the original 2018 calendar, the 2019 Premium Advent Calendar features a contemporary new design, and donates £1 per day to 24 new charities; local, national and international.
The 2019 Premium Advent Calendar supports a range of extraordinary charities while maintaining the same distinct product, sizing, quality and elegant design aesthetic.
£29.95 from adventofchange.com and John Lewis & Partners stores nationwide and online
What we think
Advent of Change is a fantastic idea and perfect for any businesses thinking to purchase advent calendars for their office or employees. A charitable business is a successful business. A key way for businesses to attract and retain top talent is to showcase their social commitments, with Advent of Change you can do this through adult advent calendars in 2019.
Each day reveals a charitable association you have donated to through your purchase of this advent calendar. The simple, but non intrusive, design will ring true with employee desks. It will open up conversations around the office with a short description of the charity and you can find out more about where your money has gone with a short link to the Advent of Change website. This is one of our favourite adult advent calendars in 2019 and well worth every penny.
Best of the rest
Brew Cavern Advent Calendar
Many of the beer advent calendars we see advertised come in a 24 bottle box with numbered doors and (slightly cheesy in our opinion) Christmas themed packaging. As our store is 100% refrigerated and we are committed to beer quality, we wanted our customers to have the option of putting their beers in the fridge at home, so we opted for a different approach. The 24 beers in our calendar are individually wrapped and numbered allowing you to load the fridge up a few beers at a time. We have selected the beers in a sensible order, with lower abv pales in the week and strong dark beers at the weekend.
The box is priced at £120 allowing us to put some pretty special beers in there without having to compromise. Want to find out whats in it? You’ll just have to buy one!
Beavertown Beer Advent Calendar
The Beavertown advent calendar will see you through the countdown to Christmas with a variety of their award winning core range beers, four different seasonal brews and one-off specials, plus two exclusive ‘mystery stouts’ at a price of £85. There’s even awesome Beavertown merch made exclusively for this release. A full spoiler list is available to view on the product page.
Flavourly Canvent Beer Advent Calendar
The Flavourly Craft Beer Canvent Calendar is back! This year, we’re offering our best calendar ever at our lowest ever price… Our craft beer advent calendar will take you on a 24-day journey of discovery with a different can of fresh, great-tasting craft beer behind every single door – with every beer exclusive Flavourly! Forget the frills and gimmicks, our Craft Beer Canvent Calendar is all about great craft beer, with fresh brews from the best in the business – like Wild Beer Co, Loch Lomond Brewery, By The Horns, and more! There is a limited number of these available on a first-come-first-served basis. This item is currently only available for pre-order and will begin shipping from week commencing November 18th – arriving in time for December 1st!
The Gift Experience Wine Advent Calendar
For many, wine & Christmas go hand in hand, and on the big day there will be a fair amount of vino quaffed to wash down the turkey and Christmas pudding.
This personalised Wine Advent Calendar is the perfect gift for such a person, who will love to find a 187 ml bottle of plonk behind each of the twenty-four doors, setting them up nicely for Christmas Day itself. The wine bottles are a mix of white, red, and rosé. A twenty fifth door will reveal a ‘Bluffers Guide to Wine’, a handy book that will turn even the most amateur of wine enthusiasts into bona-fide connoisseurs.
The calendar is made up of a wonderful blue leatherette box and features the recipient’s name which is foil embossed on the lid amongst a sparkling seasonal design. This product can be fantastic gift for any wine lover, or a pre-Christmas treat for yourself.
First 4 Hampers Wine Advent Calendar
Wine lovers rejoice! Wind down for Christmas sampling a variety of the finest wines from around the globe. Containing 24 quarter-bottles (187ml) of specially selected red, white and rose wines from brands including Founders Stone, Waters Edge, Orario and Quartetto. There’s no doubt this will get you ready for the holiday season. Available from www.first4hampers.com for £69.99.
That Boutique-y Gin Company
That Boutique-y Gin Company and Drinks By The Dram have joined festive forces this Christmas to bring you 24 drams of delicious gin discovery. Each gin has been thoughtfully curated to deliver an unforgettable tasting experience, including a festive chocolate orange gin to make the transition from chocolate a tad easier and the award-winning Moonshot Gin with botanicals that have been sent to the stratosphere and back! This is an excellent treat for someone beginning their journey of gin discovery, or the perfect way to simply make the countdown to Christmas a little bit juniperier.
Drinks by the Dram Tequila Advent Calendar
Banish any winter blues this Christmas with Drink By The Dram’s Tequila Advent Calendar, filled with 24 delightful drams of liquid sunshine! Inside this calendar lay an array of the world’s tastiest anejo, blanco and reposado expressions in handmade wax-sealed drams, meaning you can explore the best tequilas from across Mexico. Put down the salt and the lime, because these exceptional tequilas are definitely worth savouring.
Chocolate (and alternative sweets)
Prestat Advent Calendar
Prestat, chocolatier to Her Majesty The Queen, has created a NEW Vegan Friendly advent calendar called The Fairy Tale Calendar, rolling all the excitement of the countdown to Christmas into the finest chocolate that money can buy.
The chocolate bites in the advent calendar are made with a bespoke Domori range of single origin Côte d’Ivoire couvertures, using a manufacturing process that roasts and mills cacao beans at low temperatures to preserve their aromatics.
The calendar contains 24 bites of Vegan Friendly dark chocolate with a cocoa content ranging from 56-73% – Dark Chocolate With Raspberry – based on an award-winning recipe, Dark Chocolate With Roasted Almond & Cocoa Nibs – NEW recipe, Dark and Stormy Chocolate – named as a tribute to Storm Athill, who designed the new advent calendar’s packaging and Dark Chocolate With Pink Himalayan Salt, based on an award-winning recipe.
Hotel Chocolat The Grand Advent Calendar
A fan of a festive tipple but unwilling to sacrifice your chocolate advent tradition? Hotel Chocolat may have solved all your problems inside their Grand Advent Calendar. This epic two-sided calendar is so full of noel goodies you will think Christmas day has come early.
Your daily surprises will include the award-winning Salted Caramel Vodka Liqueur, meltingly smooth Hazelnut Bûche and Great Taste Award-winning Cocoa Gin. So, eat AND drink while you get merry for a jolly holly Christmas this year.
Lily O’Brien Advent Calendar
The Lily O’Brien’s advent calendar house is the perfect gift for Christmas and ensures a magical and festive count down to the 25th occurs. Each house contains 28 chocolates in total, including Sticky Toffee, Honeycomb Crunch, Milk Chocolate Truffle and a Zest Chocolate Orange.
It will retail at £25 and is available as an online exclusive at https://lilyobriens.co.uk/
Ferreo Rocher Advent Calendar
If you’re looking for the perfect choice for someone who’s got a sweet tooth, choose a CEWE photo advent calendar with a sweet treat behind every door. The calendar can be made personalised with a photo of your choice as the main image. The calendar can then be filled with the option of Kinder Chocolate or Ferrero Rocher, so you’ll be able to give a gift that is rich in memories – as well as delicious chocolate! From £18.99.
Buttermilk’s Fudge Advent Calendar
Buttermilk’s beautiful advent calendar was a massive hit last year and returns for 2019. The fudge fanatic in your life can look forward to opening 25 doors (that includes a full-size Milk Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt Fudge Bar on the big day itself), with a single serving of Buttermilk fudge behind each one. (395g, RRP £14.99 – available at Amazon)
Food and drink
Fortum & Mason’s Advent Calendar
Countdown to Christmas with a special foodie gift from Fortnum’s every morning!
New this year, the calendar has 25 delicious treats which includes Fortnum’s best-selling products, from the decadent Toffolossus Biscuits, the iconic 181 sauce to Sir Nigel’s Marmalade and more. Each gift has been carefully chosen to brighten up each day, such as Fortnum’s coffee on a Monday, a cheeky tipple on a Friday and for the most joyous occasion, Christmas Day, there’s a small bottle of Fortnum’s champagne!
The design of the calendar mirrors Fortnum’s Christmas and Other Winter Feasts Cook Book, created for a beautiful gift.
Pukka Herbs Tea Advent Calendar
To celebrate the countdown to Christmas, Pukka Herbs – producer of organic herbal teas – are launching a new edition of their Christmas Calendar, containing 24 specially selected Pukka blends.
The Pukka Christmas Calendar will be available from Waitrose & Partners, as of 7th October for an RRP of £10.
Decleor Advent Calendar
Give the gift of luxury to yourself or a friend with Decléor Infinite Surprises Advent Calendar. The reusable calendar holds 24 individual and detachable boxes containing 485ml of Essential Oil Skincare designed to lavish and indulge every day of December. Whether you’re looking to cleanse, moisturise, soothe, tighten or illuminate, the Decléor calendar comprises a nurturing, nourishing and versatile set of treatments to help achieve happy, healthy-looking skin throughout the festive season and beyond. Available from Beauty Flash for £68.50 with a number of amazing special offers and a saving over over £240!
Beard Oil Advent Calendar
For a fur-stive face this festive season, you can’t do better than the Bearded Man Beard Oil Advent Calendar. It contains 24 windows which all contains mini beard oils! The bottles are filled with 2ml each – which lasts more than one use – and the assorted scents include bay rum, black coffee, Sicilian lemon, sandalwood, lavender, race day, rain forest, and much more. Available from Menkind for £25.
Yankee Candle Advent Calendar
Featuring a mix of festive Tea Lights and Votive candles, this folding advent calendar will brighten up the cold winter nights and delight with a range of sensual fragrances. Priced at £34.99 RRP this luxurious advent calendar includes 12 Votive candles and 12 Tea Lights in a range of scents, including the new Alpine Christmas fragrances and beloved favourites including Cinnamon Stick and Warm Cashmere, plus one decorative Votive holder.
Sockshop Advent Calendar
There’s nothing quite like the anticipation of a really good advent calendar… and this 25-Pair SockShop Wild Feet Christmas Calendar Socks gift collection for £79.99 can absolutely be classed as really, REALLY good, with a different pair of ‘surprise’ socks for every single day of pre-Christmas December, right up to the big day itself.
Filled with the best men’s socks from our Wild Feet range, every day brings a fresh, fun pair hidden behind one of the doors in this huge 43cm x 31cm box. All the socks are quality made, smooth and soft weaves in cotton rich blends for year-round everyday wear. 12-pair and ladies options are also available.
CWE Photo Advent Calendar
This year, celebrate the Christmas countdown with an advent calendar of all your favourite memories from 2019. Whether it’s a gift for a partner, family member or just for you, CEWE has a personalised advent calendar collection that features your own beautiful photographs for a thoughtful twist on a Christmas classic. Create an advent calendar that’s totally unique by sharing your favourite memories behind each calendar door. A more traditional version than the typical chocolate advent calendars, this photo advent calendar is a thoughtful gift for someone who deserves something to smile about every day up until Christmas.
Paperchase Advent Calendar
If you’re more inclined to pens and paper than chocolate, you’ve come to the right place. The missing piece in our Christmassy hearts has arrived…The Paperchase Stationery advent calendar! This jolly giant is the Christmas treat we’ve always wanted. Expect to find notebooks, pens & pencils, a Paperchase voucher and so much more. The countdown to Christmas has never felt so rewarding.
Haynes Electronic Game Advent Calendar
Instead of plain old chocolates (which there’s always loads of at Christmas), this advent calendar contains 24 electronic components that you can combine to create 24 games, like Code Breaker, Whack a Mole, Memory, Wire Maze, and more. It’s great for anyone aged 14+ who wants to make the advent period more advent-urous! Available for £22 from Menkind.
VW Van Model Advent Calendar
This VW Advent Calendar does away with the idea of chocolates and, instead, lets you build a VW T1 van! The pieces come in 24 boxes, letting you piece together the van over the 24 days leading up to Christmas! It’s a great gift for car fans or anyone who wants a little more from their advent calendar. Available for £49 from Menkind.
Wickford & Co. Candle Advent Calendar
Bring the scents of Christmas into your home with the Wickford & Co. Advent Calendar! Open one of the 24 doors each morning as you count down to Christmas with these seasonal scents. Light a new candle each day and celebrate the festive season with your favourite Wickford & Co. fragrances.
A unique alternative to a regular chocolate calendar, this Wickford & Co. Advent Calendar will make a lovely gift for someone special or the perfect treat for yourself.
Available from Home Bargains for £3.99!