The countdown to December has officially begun, which can only mean one thing... It's time to start thinking about advent calendars.
(Any excuse, huh?)
For those who are no longer satisfied by a £3 chocolate-filled calendar from the supermarket, or perhaps if you simply want to steer clear of the sweet stuff this Christmas, we've compiled a list of oh-so-wonderful alternative advent calendars comprising gin, makeup and everything in between.
A breakdown of the advent calendars on offer:
People who love an excuse to booze it up over Christmas will find themselves tempted by the popular gin advent calendar, which has well and truly captured the nation's attention. For those who don't like gin, there are whisky and beer-filled numbers too.
For beauty-lovers there's the covetable Jo Malone calendar (priced at £260), which is filled with little luxuries including refined colognes and rich and nourishing body crèmes. If price is an issue and you don't want to spend a small fortune, there are also cheaper beauty-filled calendars from Benefit and No7.
For kids who don't like chocolate, try one of multiple Lego advent calendars - pull out a piece of Lego each day and on Christmas Eve they'll be able to construct something truly magical.
And for those who love nothing more than a nice Christmassy smell, check out Yankee Candle's carousel which is crammed with delightful scented candles including spiced orange, snowflake cookie and candy cane.
Oh, and there's even something for the dog. Enjoy!