Adults-Only Advent Calendars For A Very Merry Christmas
Adults-Only Advent Calendars
Leave the kids to their crummy chocolate advent calendars and treat that special someone -- or yourself -- to something a little more luxurious, fun or even a tad sexy.
'Tis the season to be jolly, after all.
Count down to Chrissy by working your way through 24 mini bottles (that's 50ml) of Aussie craft gin -- complete with tasting notes and serving suggestions from the distillers.
Australia has finally got the best Xmas gift ever, the world-famous ALDI wine advent calendar -- all thanks to us BTW -- which boasts two dozen mini bottles of fancy French dropd such as Sparkling, White, Red and Rosé.
There's also a beer version crammed with 24 premium beers from around the world ($59.99) for non-wine lovers.
ALDI's 24 Days of Celebration Wine Advent Calendar, $79.99 -- on sale Wednesday November 14, so get down to your local store ASAP!
If you miss out on the ALDI calendar, or if you prefer to support Aussie-grown vino from NSW and VIC, then De Bortoli's advent calendar is a great pick for you.
Image: De Bortoli.
It's almost too pretty to open, but you'll want to as soon as you hear about the 24 must-haves from the Sephora Collection inside, such as a Cream Lip Stain in Always Red and two Color Hit Nail Polishes in It Girl and Sugar Coated.
How does 25 of your Body Shop faves -- including the much-loved Shea Body Butter -- all wrapped up in an adorable box sound? There are three options to choose from ranging from $100 to $250 to suit all beauty-loving budgets.
Image: The Body Shop.
Packed with 10 of the label's favorite hair products -- Texturizing Salt Spray, All Purpose Spa Brush and 'Leave-In Conditioner and more -- all packaged in a beautiful printed box, this is perfect for the beauty fanatic in your life. (Or you yourself!)
This one's for the blokes, with a mix of 12 skincare and hair care products from men-friendly brands like Lab Series, Clinique and Uppercut, plus many more.
Tea lovers will be running to pop the kettle on when they discover the 24 delicious organic, herbal, fruit and green tea sachets waiting in this calendar, that can be hung on the wall and admired all Christmas long.
The tea giant's very first tea compendium features 24 loose leaf tea/tisane sachets -- think brews like Christmas Breakfast, Japanese Sencha and Twinkle Berry -- in an Insta-worthy box.
The scent of Christmas will be in the air for days to come with these 12 mini candles made up of the popular brand's core scents plus two new Christmas fragrances, Winter Pine and Summer Bellini.
Image: Palm Beach Collection.
Kmart's budget-friendly (but no less cute) option comes with 24 scented tealight candles in scents like Prosecco Fizz, Christmas Cookie, Pine Tree and more, plus a sweet little star-printed glass holder to pop them in.
As Christmas is the friskiest time for couples, award-winning online adult retailer Lovehoney have released their own NSFW version of the traditional advent calendar. It's positively bulging with $450 worth of erotic gifts to add some extra spice to your festive season.
Sticking with the ~sexy~ theme is this this 12-day calendar stuffed with a delectable dozen of Lovehoney's prettiest lingerie pieces -- six black and six red. Best of all each piece is fully adjustable to fit sizes 8-16.
There are chocolate advent calendars, and then there's Lindt's chocolate advent calendar. Prepare for 24 irresistible moments of bliss featuring all your fave flavours.
With its festive red fabric and gold foil print this might look like it's made for little ones, but knowing how rich and delicious Haigh's choccies are you'll want to keep this one for yourselves.
You'll need strong willpower to resist opening these 12 gift-filled windows all in one day. Inside await a necklace, bracelet and earrings, plus interchangeable pendants so you can create your own custom designs.
Set yourself up for an organised and inspired new year with this mix of delicious stationery, gorgeous decorations and fun surprises -- think notepads, pens, affirmation cards, gift tags, and much more.
Make your own
If none of these calendars tickled your festive fancy then why not make your own? You'll need something to pop all your goodies in, which is where this gorgeous wooden advent calendar comes in. It even lights up!