The only thing better than an Advent Calendar is an Advent Calendar for Grown-Ups. What a fabulous way to bring a bit of grown-up Christmas magic and cheer to what can othewise be a stressful, busy old time. We've trudged high and low (ok, we've scanned the web) to find you 10 of the best Advent Calendars for Grown-Ups so, without further ado, here they are... Just click the links or the pics to find out more.
1. Hotel Chocolat Advent Calendar £26
At £26 this isn't cheap by chocolate Advent Calendar standards, but with two baby truffles behind each window, you get toshare it with the one you love. Or, you know, scoff 'em both by yourself completely guilt-free. Flavours include Mulled Wine and Pecan Gingerbread. Drooling!
2. The Ginvent Calendar £119.95
Who needs chocolate when you find a little snifter of gin behind every window on your Advent Calendar?! Probably best not to open this one before breakfast, though...
3. Thorntons Continental Advent Calendar £10
As well as this Continental one, Thorntons also does a Classics Advent Calendar, also £10, and they're both in the 3 for 2 deal at the moment, as is the Thorntons Kids Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar which is just £4.50.
My craft-beer-loving other half would love this - behind each door is a 330cl bottle of quality craft beer, including the CAMRA Champion beer of Britain. Again, best not open this one as soon as you wake up in the morning.
5. Lindt Teddy Bear House Advent Calendar £9.99
Yum. Just don't let the kids see this one. I hate to be a meanie but Lindt should never be wasted on children.
6. Selfridges Beauty Workshop Advent Calendar £60
Ooh, the beauty-lovers go mad for this one. It's filled with 24 luxurious miniature treats - worth a whopping £226 - and including some of the world's best-loved beauty brands like Caudalie, James Reed and bareMinerals. And it's currently still in stock! That won't be the case for long.
7. Yankee Candle Advent Calendar £20
Boots has this in stock for £20 right now, and behind every door you'll find a scrumptious-smelling Yankee Candle tealight. Scents include Christmas Memories, Angels Wings, Cinnamon Stick, Icicles, Christmas Garland, Snowflake Cookie and Christmas Eve. What a gorgeous way to bring a bit of Christmas magic into the house for every day throughout Decemver!
Woefully these are out of stock for home delivery right now but if they re-appear in stock any time soon, we'll be sure to let you know. It's also worth checking the link for in-store stock - no such luck at my local branch of Boots but the No 7 gods might be smiling on you!
Worth £93.50 but priced at £60, the Body Shop Beauty Advent Calendar contains an indulgent Body Shop treat behind every door from bestselling bath and body care to sparkling fragrance. Delish!
10. Advent Christmas Tea Gift Set £19
I think this tea advent calendar is completely adorable and might actually treat myself to one - I can think of nothing better to offset the Christmas chaos than a lovely, soothing cup of festive tea each day.
So there you have it! 10 of the best Advent Calendars for Grown-Ups! We'd love to hear all about your favourite Advent Calendar - if you'll be treating yourself to one that's not on this list, come and tell us all about it over on our Facebook page!