Chocolate advent calendars are one way to count down the days until Christmas, but without a stern parent monitoring your consumption we’ll wager they’ll all be scoffed before December’s date hits double figures. Instead, try one of these alternative advent treats which you may – we repeat, may – have enough willpower in you to stick to the intended schedule. Why? Well, with the three grooming options, there are only so many times you can wash or pamper yourself in one day (right?), while the craft beer calendar contains enough high-ABV varieties to make sure you’ll never make your way through it in one sitting without a trip to A&E.
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But who are we kidding? The Star Wars calendar will be ripped open before December even starts – maybe save that one for 25th December.
1. Molton Brown scented luxuries advent calendar
A selection of shower gels, exfoliators, body lotions and more in a package worth £192. £150, buy on moltonbrown.co.uk
2. Craft beer advent calendar
Try 24 bottles and cans of the finest beers from around the world – and you can drink them out of the free glass. £74.99, buy on craftbeeradvent calendar.co.uk
3. L’Occitane advent calendar
With £80 worth of beauty products, this is an easy way to share some holiday cheer through December. £42, available in store, uk.loccitane.com
4. Jo Malone advent calendar
The ultimate pre-Christmas indulgence, this includes a selection of high-end beauty products and fragrances. £280, available in store, jomalone.com
5. LEGO Star Wars advent calendar
Forget giving kids a daily dose of cheap chocolate, let them build Star Wars scenes instead. Or, better yet, keep it for yourself. £24.99, buy on lego.com
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