Christmas Countdown 2017: Our Top Advent Calendar Picks at Fenwick

 As of next week, the Christmas countdown is well and truly on. With Christmas decorations being unashamedly purchased and turkey dinner orders already being put in, there’s just one pressing issue you mustn’t forget: which advent calendar will you be the proud owner of this year?

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Here at Fenwick, our selection of calendars range from classic chocolate choices to perfect picks for the kids, and there's even something for the beauty junkies among us. Browse our hand-picked advent calendar edit below…

For The Beauty Junkie

Molton Brown Cabinet of Scented Luxuries Advent Calendar, £165, available at Fenwick Brent Cross, Canterbury and Newcastle

This opulent, festive advent calendar is filled with decadent fragrances, lotions and body wash to awaken the senses day in, day out.

Charlotte Tilbury Naughty and Nice Magic Box Advent Calendar, £150, available at Fenwick of Bond StreetNewcastle and Tunbridge Wells 

Whether naughty or nice, Charlotte Tilbury just wants to make sure you indulge every day this December with her advent calendar packed with miniature versions of her best-selling, iconic makeup pieces, including a Colour Chameleon eyeshadow pencil and Matte Revolution Lipstick. 

bareMinerals Box of Wonders Advent Calendar, £75, available at Fenwick Canterbury  and Tunbridge Wells 

Treat a loved one to this box of beauty wonders just in time for the party season. Each door reveals a new beauty essential, whether that's a mascara, soothing serum or radiant blusher. 


Clarins 12 Days of Christmas for Him Advent Calendar, £60, available at Fenwick Tunbridge Wells and Canterbury

If your man doesn't have much of a sweet tooth, alternatives to the classic chocolate-based advent calendar, like this men's grooming set, could make for his perfect Christmas countdown. 

L'Occitane Advent Calendar, £49, available at Fenwick Newcastle

Treat yourself to a pre-Christmas gift each day of December with this luxurious advent calendar, with everything from shower gels and shampoos to soaps and eau de toilettes. 

For The Foodie

The Pip Stop Gin Advent Calendar, £99, available at Bentalls Kingston and Fenwick Newcastle

If you're partial to a G&T, this boozy advent calendar filled with one full-sized bottle of The Lakes Gin and a mix of  various tonics, from brands such as Fever Tree and Franklin and Sons, means you'll practically be a gin and tonic connoisseur come Christmas Day. 


Lindt Dark Chocolate Advent Calendar, £12, available at Fenwick Kingston

Get your sugar fix in nice and early in the day with this dark chocolate advent calendar. Chocoholics know that it will take some serious talent to out-do the gooey, indulgent, melt-in-mouthyness that Lindt just does so well. 

The Big Chilli Advent Calendar, £35, available at Fenwick Newcastle

There's nothing quite like a spicy chilli to add a touch of heat to the chilly winter months. Perfect for foodies, you can cook something delicious every day of December with the 24 chilli varieties. 

Snaffling Pig Advent Calendar £19.99, available at Fenwick Newcastle

Enjoy a very merry piggin' Christmas with this pork-crackling packed calendar, perfect for you savoury-loving souls out there. Each door reveals a mini bag of flavoured pork crackling to make sure you start, or end, your day just right.

Popaball 12 Days of Pimp your Prosecco Calendar, £29.99, available at Fenwick Newcastle

It may seem too good to be true, but this really is an advent calendar created purely for prosecco. Pimp your prosecco with each door's reveal, including fruity bursting bubbles and rose gold shimmer to add to your drink. 

For the Kids

Gingerbread Advent Calendar, £25, available at Fenwick Kingston

Biscuits don't get much more Christmassy than those of the gingerbread variety. Pack your little one's advent calendar full of their favourite treats to add a little sparkle to their winter mornings.

Lindt Bears Advent Calendar, £10, available at Fenwick Kingston

Fulfil every chocolate-loving child's dream with this adorable bear-themed advent calendar from Swiss chocolatier extraordinaire, Lindt & Sprüngli AG.

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar, £25, available at Fenwick Newcastle and Canterbury

Behind these doors lies a galaxy far, far away of Star Wars minifigures, starships and space vehicles for your little boy or girl to get their hands on.

Playmobil Farm Advent Calendar, £20, available at Fenwick Canterbury

Your child can build his or her own farm in the Christmas countdown by gradually revealing animals, crops and even a Santa Claus farmer behind each of the advent calendar doors.

LEGO Friends Advent Calendar, £20, available at Fenwick Canterbury

Your little one will be itching to get out of bed every morning to reveal the newest addition to their gang of LEGO friends, including Emma and Naomi mini-doll figures. 

By Lizi Woolgar