Countdown to Christmas: Our Top Advent Calendars for 2016

The festive season is upon us and so it’s time to start pulling out the decorations, ordering the turkey, planning the presents and stocking up on advent calendars. This year, as well as the classic chocolate indulgence, Fenwick is full of advent calendars for all the family, and we've picked our favourites from Fenwick stores nationwide

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From beauty bliss and chocolate heaven to festive food and drink, find the perfect countdown to Christmas with our round up of advent calendars available at Fenwick this year...

For the Beauty Lover

Jo Malone LONDON, £280. Available at Fenwick Canterbury, ColchesterBrent Cross, Tunbridge Wells.

This extravagant calendar from Jo Malone London contains decadent mini perfumes and scented body creams, elegantly placed in a beautiful Georgian townhouse.

bareMinerals, £75. Available at Fenwick Brent Cross, York.

This jam-packed advent calendar from bareMinerals contains a blissful mix of base and colour products including lip glosses, lipsticks, blushers, eyeshadows, mascaras and skincare.

Clarins, £90. Available at Fenwick Brent Cross, Tunbridge Wells.

Clarins have crammed in a vast array of mini make-up treats into their calendar, alongside some of the classics, from their Beauty Flash Balm to the Instant Eye Make-Up remover.

24 Days Of Clinique Advent Calendar, £65. Available at Fenwick Canterbury, ColchesterBrent Cross, Bond Street,  LeicesterTunbridge Wells, York.

Enjoy 24 days of Clinique's singature skincare, fragrance and make-up, including the iconic Moisture Surge™ Overnight Mask, High Impact™ Mascara and Aromatics in White™ Perfume Spray.

Decleor, £60. Available at Fenwick Brent Cross.

Decleor's luxurious advent calendar is packed full of skincare essentials and body treats, perfect for keeping winter skin in check!

For the kids

LEGO® City Advent Calendar, £19.99. Available at Fenwick Bracknell, Brent CrossCanterbury, ColchesterKingston, Tunbridge Wells, York.

The Lego City advent calendar comes with 24 LEGO® items including buildings, vehicles, items and minifigures, perfect for every Lego fanatic. 

Schleich Dinosaurs, £19.99. Available at Fenwick Colchester.

This dino-crazy calendar features 24 compartments containing Schleich Dinosaur toys and accessories gifts, perfect for little explorers!

Jelly Belly Advent Calendar, £12.95. Available at Fenwick Kingston, Bracknell.

Behind each window of the whimsical Jelly Belly calendar lies a pyramid bag of  jelly beans in 23 different flavours. Watch out for the special Christmas Eve flavour!

Lindt, £10.00. Available at Fenwick Bracknell, ColchesterKingston, Leicester, York.

Lindt's adorable bear calendar is filled with choccy treats, including 3 10g chocolate bears, 3 gold reindeer, 6 Lindor mini truffles, 6 snowballs and 5 Christmas napolitans. There's also an indulgent full size 100g chocolate bear behind door 24.

LEGO® Star Wars Advent Calendar, £24.99. Available at Fenwick Bracknell, Brent CrossCanterburyColchesterKingston, Tunbridge WellsYork.

This popular Lego advent calendar contains 24  items from the LEGO® Star Wars collection, a great way to entertain little storm troopers!.

Thornton’s Snowman and the Snowdog Advent Calendar, £3.00. Available at Fenwick Leicester.

This nostalgic advent calendar contains delicious milk chocolate treats behind every door. 

Lindt Reindeer Advent Calendar, £5.50. Available at Fenwick Bracknell, ColchesterLeicester, York.

This fun and festive calendar from Lindt is filled with melt-in-the-mouth milk chocolate reindeer.

LEGO® Friends Advent Calendar, £19.99. Available at Fenwick Bracknell, Brent CrossCanterburyColchesterKingston, Tunbridge WellsYork.

The Lego Friends advent calendar houses 24 build-able gifts including musical instruments, microphone and DJ decks, a hamster, a fireplace, a snowman and even ice skates.

Kinnerton 'Star Wars' Advent Calendar, £1.95. Available at Fenwick KingstonNewcastle.

This Star Wars advent calendar from Kinnerton is great for every budding Jedi, find a milk chocolate treat behind every door.

Thornton’s Santa Advent Calendar, £3.00. Available at Fenwick Leicester.

Enjoy delicious Thornton's milk chocolate behind every door with this fun Santa advent calendar, a tasty treat for all the family.

For the home

Molton Brown, £150. Available at Fenwick Brent Cross, Colchester, Tunbridge Wells, Leicester, York.

Treat yourself (and your home) to festive fragrances, shower gels, body creams and hand lotions with the Molton Brown advent calendar.

Heart & Home, £19.99. Available at Fenwick Leicester.

This indulgent home fragrance advent calendar is filled with festive fragrance tea lights in six seasonal scents, and an extra special surprise for Christmas Eve... 

Yankee Candle Holiday Party Advent Calendar, £24.95. Available at Fenwick York.

Warm up your home with winter scents in the Holiday Party advent calendar from Yankee Candle. This pyramid delight contains 23 tea lights and one votive candle.

CB Imports Wooden Advent Gift Box, £25. Available at Fenwick York.

These beautiful hand-crafted delights make a great addition to your home decorations this season, or if you fancy creating your own advent calendar fill each wooden draw with sweets and treats!

For the foodie

Snaffling Pig, £19.95. Available at Fenwick Newcastle, Kingston.

Behind each door of the Snaffling Pig advent calendar  you'll find a mini bag of awesome flavoured pork crackling. There are 6 flavours included in each calendar: Pigs In Blankets, Low & Slow BBQ, Maple, Black Pepper & Sea Salt, Salt & Vinegar and Perfectly Salted.


Ginvent Advent Calendar, £114. Available at Fenwick Newcastle.

This blissfully boozy advent calendar is filled with 24 different 30ml fine Gins, each day open a new door to taste a dram of delicious Gin.

Charbonnel & Walker, £50. Available at Fenwick Bond Street, Newcastle

This decadent advent calendar from Charbonnel & Walker contains a delicious chocolate or truffle surprise behind each day. The beautifully finished calendar has a magnetic closure and each drawer is intricately printed in a funfair design.

Drinks By The Dram Whiskey Advent Calendar, £149.95. Available at Fenwick Newcastle.

The Drinks by The Dram's 2016 advent calendar contains 24 wax-sealed 3cl whiskey samples, including a 50 year old Scotch, the World’s Best Blended Whisky (World Whiskies Awards 2014) and a rare Scotch worth up to £600, making sure you'll be counting down Christmas in style.

Godiva, £24.95. Available at Fenwick Kingston, Newcastle.

Celebrate the festivities every day in the lead up to Christmas with a selection of 24 of Godiva's exquisitely flavoured and elegantly presented chocolate delights.

By Ellie Hamilton