29 Nov Wanted Wednesday: Luxury Advent Calendars
We love Christmas in the Global studio – December is just days away but we might have already played a couple of Christmas songs and eaten mince pies. Basically, the Christmas countdown cannot start soon enough, so we thought we’d kick things off a few days early.
Part of the excitement of Christmas is the anticipation and counting down the days until the big day with an advent calendar. However, it seems we’re no longer content with a bit of pre-breakfast chocolate. Over the recent years we’ve seen Lego calendars, Ginvent and sell-out beauty calendars. Advent calendars aren’t just for kids anymore.
If you really wanted to push the boat (or should that be sleigh?!) out then you could gift someone with one of these luxury calendars and start the countdown in a very decadent way…
Diptyque Limited Edition Advent Calendar
High-end goods company Diptyque renowned for its range of candles, perfumes and toiletries has created an advent calendar that features a selection of their products in miniature. The ‘little treasures’ are described as making ‘every day a celebration’. It’s now sold out but if it were still available, it would cost you a cool £300.
diptyqueparis.co.uk – £300
Currys PC World Tech Advent Calendar
This one is a tech lover’s dream. It features £10,000 worth of tech gifts with everything from a Fitbit to a Canon Camera. There is one catch – it’s not actually available for sale and is a one-off installation at Westfield Stratford City. Shoppers have the opportunity to win one of the prizes by picking up a key and trying to unlock one of the doors.
Very Old & Rare Whisky Advent Calendar
Potentially one of the most expensive advent calendars available to buy priced at £9,999.95, this one is filled with the very finest whiskies in 3ml drams. The whiskies are all from highly sought-after producers and long-closed distilleries, meaning each whisky is quite spectacular. Highlights include a 60-year-old single malt Scotch and a rare Japanese whisky that is priced at an eye-watering £19,000 a bottle. The exceptional contents are encased in a walnut finished case crafted by cabinet-maker Simon Jewell Designs.
mastersofmalt.com – £9,999.95
Carat* London 12 Door Advent Calendar
Luxury jewellers CARAT* have added some extra sparkle to the countdown with this impressive advent calendar. The build-up to Christmas will be all the more exciting as each door reveals a shimmering piece. From next season exclusives to best sellers like the Atrias necklace, this count-down is ideal for any lover of decadence.
caratlondon.com – £350
Mankind Advent Calendar
This is one for the modern man who likes to take care of himself and is looking to top up their stash of grooming products. Enjoy some pampering during the run up to Christmas with a lineup of brands that features Aregentum, Marvis, Hanz De Fuko, Jack Black and Antipodes. Mankind’s calendar combines a stunning aesthetic with quality products.
mankind.co.uk – £250
Have you got an alternative advent calendar this year or are you opting for the classic chocolate option. Whether you’re counting down in luxury or even Pringles or cereal…share your photos with us on social – we’d love to see it!