The holiday season is almost here – shops are full to the brim with crackers, wrapping paper and toys, children are sending off their letters to the North Pole and cities across the world are beginning to put up their trees and decorations.
Surely one of the best parts of Christmas is getting an advent calendar and counting down the days until Christmas. But gone are the days where advent calendars were just for children and full of cheap chocolate. Oh ho ho no. There are some new contenders in town! Here are the Talent Management reviews for our top five advent calendars for 2013…
1) Benefit Advent Calendar £50
The popular make-up brand Benefit have launched their very own limited edition beauty calendar for 2013 called ‘Count Down To Love’. It is filled with 24 fun and flattering beauty treasures! It contains a bevy of Benefit bestsellers and three glitzy little look goods…a charm necklace & bracelet and an adorable barrette. The advent calendar sold out in record time and are now being sold on Ebay for over double the price. Lets hope they make some more in time for Christmas!
2) Ciaté Mini Mani Advent Calendar £42
Christmas just got girly – what better way to count down to Christmas this year than with a delectable mini nail treat behind every door! This advent calendar by Ciaté London features 17 stunning mini paint pots, four delightful mini Caviar blends and three exclusive Paint Pot glitter shades you won’t find anywhere else – EVER!
3) Yankee Candle Advent Calendar £20
This gorgeous limited edition advent calendar is filled with 25 tea-lights. Scents include: Snow in Love, Balsam & Cedar, Merry Marshmallow, Snowflake Cookie and Sparkling Cinnamon. Buy this as a gift and treat someone to a delicious smell everyday on the count down towards Christmas. We love the sound of Merry Marshmallow!
4) The Whisky Advent Calendar £165
A whisky lovers dream – behind each of the 24 doors of this Master of Malt whisky advent calendar lies a different 30ml sample of delicious whisky. The contents are a surprise, but apparently behind one of the doors is a sample of 50 year old single malt Scotch whisky…
5) Lego Friends Advent Calendar £14.99
Your children can now count down to Christmas with LEGO Friends. The advent calendar lets them build the holiday story with Stephanie on her journey to the Christmas market. The set includes Stephanie and Lily mini-doll figures with 24 buildable surprises in a calendar with 24 secret compartments.