Montezuma’s is an extraordinary British chocolate brand, founded in West Sussex. They make all of their chocolate from the best quality ethical cocoa sourced from plantations that meet their strict ‘Trading Fairly Policy’. 100% of their new range is either recyclable, compostable or biodegradable packing. This is a big thumbs up from OM! Before opening the double doors, the brightly coloured packaging immediately excites you. Inside the calendar, there are 5 different types of truffles named; ‘Secret Squirrel’, ‘Sweet Summertime’, ‘American Idol’, ‘Eclipse’ and ‘Milking Maid’. These truffles range from white, milk and dark chocolate with some delicious fillings. Creamy, rich and delicious, we loved them! Montezuma’s have not left out the vegans this year with a delicious vegan option available.
We have come back for more! After the success of last year’s L’Occitane advent calendar, we decided to see what their 2020 advent calendar has to offer. At first glance, the packaging design shows a L’Occitane market stall. As you open it out, the gorgeous smell hits you as you look at the whole Christmas market scene in Provence, where L’Occitane was founded. With 24 pampering treats behind each door, from hand creams and body milk to essential oils shampoo and conditioners, there is a lot to be excited for. Step into the South of France this Christmas and enjoy the relaxing scents of the lavender fields. L’Occitane is also trying to reduce waste therefore their packaging is 100% recyclable.
For those winter nights; a hot chocolate, fluffy blanket and an open fire are all that is needed. We have you covered! Whittard’s has won me over because their hot chocolate is one of my absolute favourites. With this advent calendar for two, you essentially get two for the price of one as there are two sachets per drawer- whether you share them is a different story. They have really hit the high-end market with their packaging, it is truly stunning and not to mention, really fun to open every day!
And what does every man already have written on his Christmas list? Socks! Firstly, the packaging of this unique advent calendar shows lots of woolly socks hung on an old fashioned, Victorian shop front, either side of a door, tied with a bow. As you undo the ribbon and open the white door, there are 12 pairs of socks with designs to suit all tastes. The quality of each sock is great and you can tell they are very well made. Enjoy a plastic free Christmas with their personalised advent calendar, made from 100% recyclable materials!
This one is for the beer lovers in the family. What better way to celebrate Christmas than by cracking open a bottle of beer! 24 bottles from 24 talented brewers! In the shape of a little Christmassy cottage, fit with a roof and a door, this advent calendar does not compromise on size! All cardboard, no plastic involved, even in the shipping! That is a big thumbs up from OM! This can be used as an advent calendar but it can also work well as a wonderful present for the beer lovers! Enjoy it with friends or keep it all to yourself! Each day has a different surprise beer in store, all are truly delicious with a wide range of flavours and alcohol percentages. With the year we have had, we can’t think of a better way to get into the Christmas spirit than treating yourself to a
Wake up each morning and smell the coffee! That is certainly what we did when this advent calendar arrived on a frosty morning in the office. The packaging design is based on the Peak District, showing an illustrated snowy mountain scene. With 24 different variations of coffee, this is one to be excited about. Each window has 18g of ground coffee, individually wrapped in biodegradable packaging with adorable little animal and winter-themed designs. Enjoy three ways as suggested on the back of the calendar; Brew French Press, V60/ Drip or Aeropress. Each of these brewing methods has clear instructions. In the office, we have enjoyed this in our cafetiere. The packaging is 100% biodegradable which is a big YES from us at OM!
Dive into Christmas this year with Joe & Seph’s handmade, Vegan popcorn! The packaging design shows a wintery Joe & Seph’s shop and kitchen that you can see through the windows, with a story about Joe and how the company came about in the inside. We tried their gourmet popcorn last year and we were a big fan so we decided to come back for more but opted for their VEGAN popcorn instead! It has yet to disappoint us! Behind each of the 24 doors, hides 8 unique flavours; Salted Caramel, Toffee Apple & Cinnamon, Coconut & Cacao, Olive Oil, Sea Salt and Black Pepper, Orange Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Strawberry Caramel and finally; Salted Maple. With so many amazing flavours, we think this is something special to look forward to this December 1st.
Take your taste buds back in time with sweets from your childhood! With 24 different retro sweets from; Refreshers, Fruit Salads, to Parma Violets and Black Jacks! This is a great gift to give your child or grandchild for the run-up to Christmas! Personalisation is also available which adds to the wow factor of this vintage-inspired advent calendar. The packaging design shows Father Christmas with a sack full of sweets above a snowy town. Treat your relatives this year or share the indulgence!
Get cosy this Christmas, put the open fire on and light some of these gorgeously fragranced candles by Yvonne Ellen around the house. If you are unfamiliar with this brand but love this packaging design, we recommend you check out their website listed above for more beautiful Christmas gifts! As soon as we took this calendar out of the packaging, the smell hit us and we immediately fell in love with them! Inside the 25 doors are four different scents; Exotic Fig, Vintage Palm, Wild Jasmine and Arctic Breeze. Enjoy a different smell around your home every day leading up to Christmas!
We loved this advent calendar so much last year; we have decided to see what their 2020 calendar has to offer! The quality and attention to detail of the packaging alone is stunning. With a marbled effect and shimmery details on the outside, you open the magnetic doors to four beautiful drawers. Inside each drawer are individually packaged boxes with gifts from brands including; Huda Beauty, Lime Crime, Fenty Beauty, ICONIC London, PIXI and GLOSSYBOX skincare. For all of your beauty requirements, GLOSSYBOX has you covered! This includes the Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick worth £21, the Avant 3-1 Hyaluron-Filler Collagen Eye Formula worth £99 and a surprise ICONIC London eyeshadow pallet worth £45. There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy with this advent calendar!
There is no hiding this advent calendar from your loved ones. As soon as this arrived at our office, that gorgeous Lush smell released from its box and we were all in heaven! This adorable box was designed by Harriet Seed and can be used to store all of your lush treats all year round or reuse to store your festive decorations. The packaging is made from 100% recycled board and displays illustrations taken from the song ’12 Days of Christmas’. The 12 days of Christmas include fizzy bath bombs, shower gel and body lotion, scrub, soaps and bubble bars. Each product is unique in its own way with bubble bars and bath bombs in the shape of a candy cane, Santa Clause and a polar bear! I can guarantee you won’t be getting out of the bathtub anytime soon with this advent calendar!
GLOSSYBOX is delighted to announce the launch of GLOSSYBOX x Grazia this year to bring us the advent calendar of dreams! When we thought GLOSSYBOX had outdone themselves this year, they have thrown in a little extra something to keep their fans happy. From the outside, you can tell this advent calendar is high-quality, much like the GLOSSYBOX calendar. Once you open the magnetic doors, you are greeted with 12 drawers of happiness. Each drawer holds a special something from 12 different brands. Marc Jacobs eyeshadow, NEOM candle, Tarte primer and ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cream are just teaser of what could be waiting for you come December 1st. There are 10 full-size and two deluxe size products in the calendar, making it an incredible gift for yourself or someone else to count down to Christmas.