Alternative Advent Calendars For Adults: Filled With Booze, Makeup And More

Merry, merry times.

20/10/2016 11:27 BST | Updated 27/10/2016 12:12 BST

For those who don’t like chocolate (or perhaps you’re cutting down on the sugar this year) we’ve scoped out the best alternative advent calendars on the block - so you can countdown to Christmas in style. 

From scent-sational smelling candles, to prime beauty buys and calendars that are chock-a-block with booze, there’s guaranteed to be something you and your loved ones adore. 

And if there isn’t, well, “Bah Humbug!”

  • Whisky Advent Calendar, £149.95
    Drinks By The Dram
    Behind each of the 24 windows lies a different wax-sealed 3cl sample of whisky. Highlights among this year's drams include a 50-year-old Scotch, brand new releases and the World’s Best Blended Whisky (from the World Whisky Awards 2014).

    Price: £149.95
    Buy it here.
  • Diptyque Advent Calendar, £250
    An advent calendar jam-packed with scents from the iconic Parisian perfumer house. It includes everything from home candles to body polishes and infused facial waters.

    Price: £250
    Buy it here. 
  • Craft Beer Advent Calendar, £74.99
    Craft Beer Advent Calendar couk
    A rather large (and heavy) advent calendar stocked with 24 craft beers.

    Price: £74.99
    Buy it here.
  • Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Calendar, £150
    The World of Legendary Parties advent calendar is packed with 12 of the brand's travel-sized beauty icons including Magic Cream, Pocket Pout: Jessica Red and more.

    Price: £150
    Buy it here.
  • Kitty Temporary Tattoos Advent Calendar, £25
    Hello Harriet
    The perfect advent calendar for cat-lovers. Comes with 24 "purrfectly grumpy temporary tattoos, and an extra special enamel pin on Christmas day to give you all the festive feels".

    Price: £25
    Buy it here. 
  • Gin Advent Calendar, £124.95
    Gin Foundry
    Behind each of the 24 windows lies a different 3cl sample of artisan gin.

    Price: £124.95
    But it here.
  • Lush Advent Calendar, £52.95
    The best of Lush’s new Christmas range including bath bombs, soap and the soon-to-be-sold-out new Sleepy body lotion.

    Price: £52.95
    Buy it here. 
  • Chase Distillery Mixed Advent Calendar, £130
    John Lewis
    A grown-up advent calendar containing 24x 50ml miniatures from Chase Distillery in Herefordshire.

    Each window contains miniature bottles of infused vodka, liqueur, gin and even Pococello (a fancy type of Limoncello).

    Price: £130
    Buy it here. 
  • Liberty Advent Calendar, £149
    One of the most coveted beauty advent calendars, Liberty’s offering contains over £400 worth of products including a Diptyque candle, Dermalogica skincare and Le Labo fragrance.

    Price: £149
    Buy it here. 
  • Ciaté London Mini Mani Month, £50
    Ciate London
    With 23 nail polishes (and one nail file), you can wear a different look every day this December.

    Price: £50
    Buy it here.