As we fast approach the season where everyone goes bonkers and panic buys random items from the shelves, we’ve decided to plan ahead. Yes, that’s right we are on a mission to buy the very best advent calendars this year and not get caught out on 1st December.

We’ve put together a pick of five advent calendars for you to check out including the obvious chocolate one, a mega beauty advent calendar, a CBD lovers’ choice, a most fascinating liquorice option, and a delightful beer calendar. Enjoy!

Montezuma’s Extraordinary Chocolate Advent Calendars, £9.99 each, from Montezuma’s

Back again to mark another joy-filled festive season, the iconic Absolute Black, Dark Chocolate and Milk Chocolate Advent Calendars have landed within this year’s Montezuma’s Christmas range. With three decadent options to choose from and made from the finest quality organic beans, combined with rich organic milk and finished off with 100% recyclable packaging, these advent calendars will certainly do the trick to make someone’s Christmas. Great for kids and big kids alike!

Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar, £70, from Amazon

The Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar 2021 features 24 full or deluxe-size products from beauty brands such as Foreo, Max Factor, John Frieda, Elemis, Neal’s Yard and L’Occitane worth nearly £260. What’s not to love!

OTO 12-Day Journey of Calm Advent Calendar, £299, from OTO CBD

This special selection of award-winning skincare favourites (worth £599), alongside new and exclusive products, will leave your complexion glowing, revitalised and restored. Whether you’re gifting it to yourself, a loved one, or even sharing it with family at home, this one-of-a-kind calendar will take you on a journey through the best of OTO’s premium CBD experiences. Including both full-size and miniatures of a range of high strength pure CBD OTO products, as well hand selected gifts and surprises from the whole team, OTO promises an advent calendar like no other.

Liquorice & Beer Below…

Lakrids by Bülow 24 Days of Unique Taste Advent Calendar, £45, from Lakrids by Bülow

The Danish brand, Lakrids by Bülow advent calendar provides a sweet twist to a classic chocolate advent calendar as they bring their famous chocolate-coated liquorice, with 24 days of unique taste experiences.

This Christmas there is a selection of all-time favourites, including chocolate, liquorice and fruity flavours along with some brand new delicate tastes, all in a beautifully packaged and fully recyclable box. Plus, every day contains 2 pieces of liquorice, so you can share!

Beavertown Brewery Advent Calendar, £55, from Beavertown

Sip into Christmas with Beavertown’s fridge-packable Beer Advent calendar that cleverly breaks down into 5 fridge-packs, so you can keep the element of surprise, and the beers as cold as a Rocketdeer’s nose. With 24 new and returning Beavertown beers, plus a limited-edition glass, Beavertown’s calendar is the perfect treat for counting down the days in the lead up to Christmas.


A veteran in global travel, Rachel also loves to explore hidden gems on home turf. She’s a writing connoisseur of Britain’s best hotels, luxury beauty products, and UK food and drink launches.

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