£25 – £30
Shop your advent calendar locally this year from Elsie Boo-tique Wax melts located on The Barbican here in Plymouth. Reveal a new scent every day from behind each adorable door in the countdown to Christmas 2021. A gorgeous selection of brand-new festive scents & a few Elsie Boo faves thrown in too! Her wax melts are all hand-poured in Plymouth made from no paraffin, no soy, just 100% coconut wax. *Spoiler alert* Christmas Day brings an extra special gift! A hand wrapped, full-sized Elsie Boo wax melt bar!
After the success of last year’s L’Occitane advent calendar, we decided to see what their 2021 advent calendar has to offer. At first glance, the packaging design shows an illustrated quaint town at Christmas. As you open it out, the gorgeous smell hits you and are greeted with a fun design of characters in their houses dancing and celebrating Christmas. With 24 irresistible surprises 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!
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 an illustrated snowy mountain scene which is lovely to look at each morning. 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.
Simple vegan chocolate done well! This luxury advent calendar features 24 gorgeous rice milk chocolate shapes including reindeer, Santa’s, stars and Christmas trees. Their chocolate is always Vegan, free from dairy, gluten, wheat, nuts and peanuts but you really can’t tell. The chocolate itself is really thick and perfect for a little treat once a day in the run up to Christmas. The packaging is beautiful and sophisticated, featuring Santa and his reindeer flying over a town in the snow.
Enjoy 12 days of gin from the experts, Gin in a Tin. This advent calendar holds a stunning collection, showcasing their twelve gins of distinction, that speak volumes, in stylish tins. A different G&T can be enjoyed each festive afternoon/evening throughout the 12 days of Christmas. They have amazing flavours such as Raspberry, Cardamon & Pomegranate and Orange Peel, Nutmeg & All Spice. Please note: Flowers, glass and ribbon in their lifestyle image is not included.
For those winter nights; a hot chocolate, fluffy blanket and an open fire are all that is needed. We have you covered! Whittards have pulled it out of the bag with this beautiful and delicious advent calendar. Inside 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 really fun to open every day with its individual drawers! *Spoiler alert* There are 12 delectable flavours to discover from their signature Luxury and Luxury White to creative, cutting-edge concoctions Sticky Toffee Pudding and Peanut Butter.
Dive into Christmas this year with Joe & Seph’s Handmade Gourmet 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! Behind each of the 24 doors, hides 19 individual flavours including a merry collection of our most popular gourmet popcorn flavours, our festive favourites and several marvellous exclusives. All guaranteed to make December the most wonderful time of the year! With so many amazing flavours, we think this is something special to look forward to this December 1st.
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For all of your beauty requirements, wants and needs, GLOSSYBOX has you covered! We loved this advent calendar so much last year; we have decided to see what their 2021 calendar has to offer! The quality and attention to detail of the packaging alone is stunning. With a new 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; Molton Brown, Elemis, PIXI, Zoeva, Ilamasqua and Huda Beauty. This includes the full-sized Zoeva Infinite Potential Mascara worth £15, the Rodial full-sized glow drops worth £50 and a full-sized Huda Beauty eyeshadow pallet worth £58. There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy with this advent calendar!
Take your tastebuds on a trip around the world with these multi awards winning, limited-edition vegan chocolates. This adorable box contains 24 unique chocolates that share something relating to each country, from Poland to Guatemala. With flavours of Blue Matcha Tea from Japan and Blood Orange from Spain – Seville, this is one for the taste buds! Their idea was to unite the world for Christmas using the worlds most loved chocolate. From Brexit, the pandemic, loneliness, illness, extreme weather, fires and flooding to segregation, racism and discrimination. The year has highlighted what they have been focusing on and that we are equally responsible for taking care of our planet.