The holidays bring the joy of seasonal activities from family gathering, indulgent feasting, and the dazzle of decoration. With the annual festivities already in bloom, and the ongoing rise of advent calendars, gone are the days of waking up to teeny sweet treats. From mouth-watering preserves, delicious teas, gleaming jewels and relaxing beauty products, 2019 brings an array of exclusive advent calendars boasting a luxurious way to countdown the month of December. We’ve created a guide to the finest advent calendars that are unmissable must-haves for this holiday.
Fortnum & Mason continuously know how to celebrate, and this year, why not celebrate with them? Their Feasting Advent Calendar presents a delectable display of royal jellies, creamy biscuits, and unique blends of tea and coffees. For festive fancies and daily delicacies, give the gift of flavourful delights with Fortnum & Mason’s calendar.
The most decadent way to countdown December. This year, Liberty have produced an exceptional line-up of the most sought-after beauty products. Limited edition minis and new exclusives, the Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar contains the most deluxe beauty brands from NARS, Diptyque, Bobbi Brown, Dermalogica and Omorovicza, with eighteen of the twenty-five drawers including full sized products.
If you’re a choc-o-holic, Hotel Chocolat’s Grand Advent Calendar oozes with sophisticated, daily luxuries. From cocoa gin, cacao breakfast tea, caramel snowflakes and mini chocolate santas, Hotel Chocolat entices you to experience a chocolate calendar like no other.
For an unforgettable gifting treat, Missoma’s 12 Days To Shine Advent Calendar is gorgeously curated and elegantly classic, comprising a selection of exquisitely minimal jewellery. Expect to find double chain bracelets, huggie hoops, and exclusive astrology themed accessories. Worth over £600.
For a history on advent calendars, read our Art of Anticipation post
Bursting with seasonal sparkle, London becomes an illumination of spectacular light displays during the most magical time of the year. The city can be sure to offer an enchanting festive experience with themed markets, winter wonderlands, and a wide choice of activities and events:
A winter trail framed by glittering spiral trees, and dynamic laser projections illuminating the iconic Temperate House. Kew Gardens presents a dazzling exhibition of cascading lights and mysterious treetop walkways. Wander beneath the branches of Kew in an immersive, and interactive experience.
Famed as the birthplace of Queen Victoria, The Luna Winter Cinema is located on the Orangery Lawn of Kensington Palace. A truly spectacular and unique setting, showcasing classic festive movies from Elf, The Holiday and Home Alone.
Presenting a range of hand-selected artisan stalls, Novikov’s Christmas Market on Mayfair Place will be showcasing luxury gifts. Carol singers and Father Christmas can be seen amongst the merry market extravaganza.
Enjoy a charming workshop in one of Knightsbridge’s finest boutique hotels, hosted by Jane Wadham, official florist to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Learn how to construct your very own festive wreath using a collection of English-grown seasonal plants, berries and foliage. The afternoon will also include a delicious festive-themed Afternoon Tea.