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11 unique advent calendars to countdown to Christmas with

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The countdown to Christmas is about to begin and what better way to get into the festive spirit than with a very merry advent calendar. 

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For so long, advent calendars have been restricted to small squares of chocolate or kids’ toys, but no longer! From beauty to alcohol and beyond, there is truly something for everyone.

We have rounded up our favourite advent calendars that go beyond the basics, so you can begin your countdown to Christmas in style. 

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Charlotte’s Lucky Chest of Beauty Secrets, $300, Charlotte Tilbury

Indulge and spoil yourself with this chest of goodies from the crème de la crème of the beauty industry, with products worth over $400. You can enjoy two full-size products and plenty of travel-sizes to test out some of their most saught after products. 

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Lovehoney Dream Wand sex toy advent calendar, $199.25 (usually $342.95), Lovehoney

Certainly one for the adults, but what could be more fun than this 12 piece advent calendar full of toys, lingerie and naughty accessories. 

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Advent calendar, $75, GODIVA

This is no ordinary chocolate advent calendar, oh no, behind each door unveils a delicious and mouthwatering surprise from the legendary chocolate house Godiva. 

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Design Studio Advent calendar, $99.95, MYER

Update your jewellery collection with 12 days of glitz and glam in the form of earrings, necklaces and bracelets from Design Studio. 

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24 Days of Christmas advent calendar, $275, Glasshouse

If you’re a die-hard scents girl then you’ll love this enormous advent calendar with 24 days to countdown to Christmas full of delicious scents like the iconic A Tahaa Affair, Night Before Christmas and Kyoto in Bloom. Enjoy a range of soy candles, eau de parfums and body lotions. 

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The Future Is Yours Premium advent calendar, $170, Sephora

If you’re a fan of Sephora’s enormous range of beauty and body goods then you will love this premium and limited edition calendar that counts down to the festive season with masks, brushes, nail polishes and makeup must-haves. 

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Original advent calendar, $60, Nespresso

Start your Christmas morning on the right foot with a cup of delicious coffee made from one of the pods you’ll unbox in this advent calendar. 

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The Tea Lover’s 24 Day Fabulous Feast advent calendar, $48, T2

More of a tea drinker? Then try a new brew every morning with one of the delicious options behind each door. 

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Yours & Mine advent calendar, $149.90, Koko Black

Everyone loves chocolate, and Christmas is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to a range of delicious flavours from Koko Black. This is like the grown-up version of the classic advent calendars of our childhood. 

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Mestige 12 Days of a Charm advent calendar, $59, THE ICONIC

Charm bracelets are officially back en vogue and with this adorable advent calendar you can unveil a new charm for your bracelet. 

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2023 Wine advent calendar, $150, Lathwaites

Truly get into the festive spirit with a selection of 23 quarter sized bottles of red and white wine, with a surprise Prosecco on the final night. 

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