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

Merry, merry times.

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
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
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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
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Craft Beer Advent Calendar, £74.99
A rather large (and heavy) advent calendar stocked with 24 craft beers.

Price: £74.99
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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
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Kitty Temporary Tattoos Advent Calendar, £25
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
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Gin Advent Calendar, £124.95
Behind each of the 24 windows lies a different 3cl sample of artisan gin.

Price: £124.95
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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
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Chase Distillery Mixed Advent Calendar, £130
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
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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
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Ciaté London Mini Mani Month, £50
With 23 nail polishes (and one nail file), you can wear a different look every day this December.

Price: £50
Buy it here.

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