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!”
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: £149.95Buy it here.
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: £250Buy it here.
Craft Beer Advent Calendar couk
A rather large (and heavy) advent calendar stocked with 24 craft beers.
Price: £74.99Buy it here.
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: £150Buy it here.
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: £25Buy it here.
Behind each of the 24 windows lies a different 3cl sample of artisan gin.
Price: £124.95But it here.
The best of Lush’s new Christmas range including bath bombs, soap and the soon-to-be-sold-out new Sleepy body lotion.
Price: £52.95Buy it here.
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: £130Buy it here.
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: £149Buy it here.
With 23 nail polishes (and one nail file), you can wear a different look every day this December.
Price: £50Buy it here.