The 2021 Advent Calendar Review

The perfect way to get in the festive spirit is getting prepared for the first day of December, aka advent calendar time! Gone are the days of the classic chocolate surprise as now there is a calendar to suit everyone’s niche for the Christmas build-up.  

Feeling fancy  

The one which started it all. Liberty London is the luxury department store that initially started the craze for unique advent calendars. Their 2021 offering is their best yet apparently, with the box retailing for £225 but worth a whopping £844. Featuring makeup products, hair care, perfumes, and skincare – this year’s box does have something for everyone. If you’re able to splurge on a spenny gift for yourself, or even your nearest and dearest, this is the one to go for. 


Diptyque has brought out their option for your Christmas preparation. Filling your home with scents of pine, berries, orange blossom and wood fire – this selection of candles will have Christmas calling with the simple use of a spark, and £320. This advent calendar also boasts skincare essentials and even some decorations to add to your curated collection.  

You can’t get cheddar than this! 

Now, this is one for those who love a charcuterie board. The Chuckling Cheese Company have come to the rescue with their very own cheese calendar. This will have mouths drawling with a dazzling selection of cheddar. For £39.99 you can have a pocket of joy every day! 

Cheese Advent Calendar

Cheap and cheerful 

Makeup Revolution will get you glam in time for Christmas with their selection of beauty products ranging from lipsticks, eyeshadows, primers and all sorts! A cheaper alternative which keeps you in the mood, without breaking the bank at a reasonable £40. 

Wine Not! 

Since 1969 Laithwaites have been finding wine from all over the world. Now they are bringing it directly into your home with their gorgeously chic advent calendar. You can choose between a mix, all-white or purely red collection of wines to welcome in the festive spirit – time to get boozy! 


Lover of hot drinks? Whether you love tea, coffee or like to indulge in a cheeky hot chocolate, Whittards has something for you. Originally founded in 1886, the Chelsea-based brand is counting down to Christmas with a selection of their favourite infusions that make the brand so iconic. The packaging would make a delicious addition to your home, and all vegan and plastic-free too! 

Whittard Tea Advent Calendar

Pop till you drop 

Joe and Seph’s Gourmet Advent Calendar is bursting with 24 pockets of deliciousness just waiting to be opened. Filled to the brim with 175g of popcorn, this is the whimsical addition that your home has been waiting for. Be kind to yourself this Christmas, and buy the gift of gourmet! Fancy! 

Popcorn Advent
Popcorn Advent

Sleigh Your Mane 

To finish our stand-out list of calendars for 2021, Beauty Works offers its take on the Christmas classic. The luxury haircare company, best known for its collaboration with Molly-Mae Hague is getting us all hair-ready for the festive activities! With a selection of products and accessories, the box which is valued at £120 is retailing for a semi-reasonable £79.99, and is waiting for you to choose a good hair day on the big day!   

Beautyworks Advent Calendar