The best advent calendars to indulge in this Christmas

Our guide to the best buys out there from chocolate to booze...

So Advent calendar time is fast approaching (which also means a lot of these are on sale which is a certified bonus!) and this year, there are endless ways to count down those final days to Christmas. Chocolate may be the classic that never disappoints but there are other food and drink treats you can celebrate the month with, too.

From luxury chocolate truffles to mini bottles of booze, advent calendars have got seriously posh this year, and we’’ve rounded-up all the best advent calendars for 2016, as well as the best beauty advent calendars available this year. You’re welcome.

Those with a sweet tooth and a chocolate-loving housemate/partner will want to check out Hotel Chocolat, where their luxury sharing version includes baby chocolate truffles which won’t have you fighting over who opens the door. Well, that’s a surefire way to start your day on the right foot during the run up to Christmas.

If you’’re looking for something that’’s going to last, try PAUL for their charming wooden calendar option, or Villeroy Boch for a porcelain calendar, that you can re-use by filling in with your own treats for years to come, whether that’s gifts, notes or sweets. And, if you want to buy a calendar for the pup or kitten in your life (because, frankly, why not?) we’ve got that covered, too, thanks to Lily’s Kitchen, because Christmas isn’t just about treating yourself, is it? Oh, and there’s even now an option if you’re on a The Paleo diet and if you consider yourself a linguist, Divine chocolate’s calendar boasts a wrapper with the phrase ‘Merry Christmas’ in 24 different languages.

And as if Christmas couldn’t get any more decadent and indulgent, we also hunted down the best calendars to get the party started, too. Think wine, beer, whisky and gin-filled treats. The wine advent calendar even includes a bottle of mulled wine which is suitably festive and exciting.

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