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The best women’s advent calendars

Ah Christmas! The most wonderful time of the year. If you’re excited about the countdown to Christmas, then what better way to do it than with an advent calendar? Now, we’re a big fan of the chocolate ones, and we’re sure they bring back happy childhood memories of the lead up to Christmas, but in recent times, advent calendars for adults just upped their game. 

This year, rather than the standard chocolate advent calendars available in most supermarkets, why not try something a little bit different? If you’re looking to buy your mum, friend or girlfriend an advent calendar this year, you could really make their Christmas extra special with one of the many luxury advent calendars for women available this year. 

With such a range of unique choices, advent calendars are the gift that keeps on giving throughout December, with a special treat behind each door which could be anything from a beauty product to your favourite tipple ( because tis the season to be jolly, right?)

We’ve rounded up some of the top picks for women’s advent calendars so that you can get a head start on planning your Christmas countdown. Whether it’s a gift to a loved one or a treat for yourself, we’re making sure Christmas comes early with these pamper and party presents. 

1. John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar

A mix and match of beauty treats to stay looking good this Christmas

Specifications

Best for: A pamper a day
Type: Beauty
Includes: 24 beauty products
RRP: £149.00

Reasons to buy

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Designer brands
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Range of products

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive 

For an extra special treat this season, the John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar has got you covered. This is a beauty themed calendar featuring a range of beauty products such as perfume, moisturisers, make up and hair care from the likes of Marc Jacobs, Mac and Chloe. This is the most expensive on the list but worth it for the high quality products you get and is easily the best beauty advent calendar for women this year.

2. Wine Advent Calendar

A glass of wine a day keeps the Grinch away

Specifications

Best for: Wine drinkers
Type: Alcohol (Wine)
Includes: 24 assorted mini wine bottles
RRP: £69.99

Reasons to buy

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Red, white and rose
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Great to share

Reasons to avoid

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Not to everyone’s taste 

If you’re a big wine drinker or you and someone else in your family both are, this is a great idea for a sharing advent calendar as it includes red, white and rose wine. Some wines might not be to your taste, but for the most part people have been pleasantly surprised with the choice and quality of the wines in this advent calendar. Given that there are 24 mini bottles of wine in this advent calendar, it is actually great value at £69.99 RRP. If you have a friend, wife or girlfriend who loves her wine, this is sure to out-do any chocolate advent calendar this year.

3. NYX Professional Make Up Lippie Countdown Advent Calendar

Pucker up under the mistletoe this Christmas with 25 different shades of lippy

Specifications

Best for: Lipstick obsessives
Type: Make-up (Lipstick)
Includes: 25 lip products
RRP: £50.00

Reasons to buy

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Guarantees a Christmas kiss!
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Different types of lip product

Reasons to avoid

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A little pricey 

For those of you who love a bit of lippy this advent calendar will make you extremely happy this Christmas. The NYX Professional Make Up Lippie Countdown Advent Calendar features 25 different types of lip product which makes for a great way to top up your make-up bag in December (and get that Christmas kiss!). As one of the only lipstick advent calendars on the market, this is the perfect pre-Christmas treat for lipstick loving ladies who adore their cosmetics.

4. SF Winter WonderGLAM Advent Calendar

Feel the benefit this winter with this cosmetic calendar

Specifications

Best for: Benefit addicts
Type: Beauty
Includes: 12 Benefit cosmetics
RRP: £34.50

Reasons to buy

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Mix and match products
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For all ages

Reasons to avoid

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Can’t guarantee products suitable  

If your make-up bag is filled with Benefit cosmetic products, then you’ll love this SF Winter WonderlandGLAM Advent Calendar featuring 12 amazing products from Benefit. Although you can’t guarantee the products will be right for you, you may also find a product you love that you’ve never tried before. A great way to stock up on some of your regular Benefit make-up items and spontaneously try some new products too.  

5. Edinburgh Gin Advent Calendar

It’s Gin o’clock every day during the festive season with this alcoholic advent calendar

Specifications

Best for: Gin lovers
Type: Alcohol (Gin)
Includes: 25 mini bottles of Gin
RRP: £100.00

Reasons to buy

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Different types of gin
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Perfect serving for a G&T

Reasons to avoid

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A little pricey 

If your go to choice of beverage is a G&T, then you have to have this gin calendar this Christmas. Featuring 25 different types of Gin, it’ll be like having your own distillery right on your doorstep. This is another great one for couples to share if you both like Gin, as although you get your monies worth, it is one of the pricier options on the list. The perfect advent calendar for ladies who love Gin and tonic.

6. Make-up Revolution Advent Calendar

A great beauty buy for young teens this Christmas

Specifications

Best for: Younger beauty lovers
Type: Beauty
Includes: 24 beauty products
RRP: £50.00

Reasons to buy

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Beauty & make-up
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Great value

Reasons to avoid

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Not high-end products 

Although it may not feature swanky products such as the ones in the John Lewis beauty advent calendar, this is a great budget buy for the younger beauty lover who is experimenting with make-up. You’ll get a range of different beauty and make-up products such as highlighter, lipstick, brushes and a travel mirror. A great little gift to start off your first make-up bag or an ideal advent calendar for any woman who loves trying new cosmetics.

7. Clinique Advent Calendar

Keep your skin silky smooth this winter with the best from Clinique

Specifications

Best for: Skincare
Type: Beauty
Includes: 24 beauty and skincare products
RRP: £75.00

Reasons to buy

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High-quality skincare products
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Kind to skin

Reasons to avoid

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One of the pricier ones

If you like the idea of a beauty advent calendar but aren’t big on make-up, then this is the best women’s advent calendar. If you usually buy Clinique products, then this will be perfect for you as you’ll be familiar with the products and able to collect all your favourite miniatures; perfect for your make-up bag or travelling. This really is luxury skincare advent calendar but with travel sized moisturisers, cleansers, cosmetics and much more, it's totally worth it if you love Clinique.

8. Popaball 12 Days of Prosecco Advent Calendar

Pimp your prosecco this Christmas with a range of bubbly treats

Specifications

Best for: Prosecco princesses
Type: Alcoholic (prosecco treats)
Includes: 12 prosecco accessories
RRP: £29.99

Reasons to buy

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Jazz up your fizz
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Lots of flavours

Reasons to avoid

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Given on Christmas day 

This calendar is designed to be given as a gift on Christmas day so that you can enjoy a glass of fancy fizz for the 12 days of Christmas with a range of different shimmers and flavours. This is a calendar that will kick the January blues as you keep on getting treats right through to the 6th January! Merry Fizzmas! The Popaball treats range from little edible balls that add flavour to your sparkling wine to glitter bombs that give your fizz a festive sparkle. A fun advent calendar for Prosecco lovers.