11 of the best luxury advent calendars

Count down to Christmas with chocolate truffles, rare whiskies or beauty treats

Newby Teas of London advent calendar, £59
Newby Teas of London advent calendar, £59

Newby Teas of London

A delightfully illustrated advent calendar inspired by ancient Japanese tea ceremonies; each drawer contains four examples of the brand’s Classic Teabag collection, from English Breakfast and Earl Grey to chamomile and verbena. £59; newbyteas.co.uk.

Fortnum & Mason

For a festive foodie countdown, look no further than Fortnum & Mason’s Feasting advent calendar. It’s stuffed with 25 delicious treats, from Piccadilly piccalilli to rose-petal jelly to marc de champagne truffles. £200; fortnumandmason.com.

Fortnum and Mason Feasting advent calendar, £200
Fortnum and Mason Feasting advent calendar, £200
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Dior

The maison’s Avenue Montaigne workshop is brought intricately to life by illustrator and dandyish decorator Vincent Darré on a calendar that opens to iconic Dior treats – perfumes, candles, body creams and soaps. £340; dior.com.

Dior’s advent calendar, £340, includes perfumes, candles, body creams and soaps
Dior’s advent calendar, £340, includes perfumes, candles, body creams and soaps
Carolina Bucci’s offering, £850, enables you to create a Forte Beads Rainbow bracelet
Carolina Bucci’s offering, £850, enables you to create a Forte Beads Rainbow bracelet

Carolina Bucci

From the Italian jewellery designer comes a DIY offering to fashion your own Forte Beads Rainbow bracelet. Each day two precious hard-stone beads can be added to a lurex cord – along with one special 18ct gold bead – to create a fun mix-and-match accessory. £850; carolinabucci.com.

There are 18 full-sized beauty products in Liberty’s advent calendar, £215
There are 18 full-sized beauty products in Liberty’s advent calendar, £215
Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse, €45
Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse, €45

Liberty

This sought-after beauty calendar is packed full of luxury skincare and make-u products, 18 of which are full-sized. Expect brands such as Le LaboByredo, Votary and Bobbi Brown, all carefully curated in a recyclable box. £215; libertylondon.com.

Jo Malone’s advent calendar, £320, includes her new Bronze Wood & Leather cologne
Jo Malone’s advent calendar, £320, includes her new Bronze Wood & Leather cologne
Harrods truffle advent calendar, £40
Harrods truffle advent calendar, £40

Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse

Find the famed chef’s sugar-coated almonds, praline bonbons and mini chocolate bars hidden behind a joyfully colourful jungle façade by Parisian artist Agathe Singer. €45; lechocolat-alainducasse.com.

Drinks by the Dram’s Old and Rare advent Cclendar, £1,000, contains 24 whiskies
Drinks by the Dram’s Old and Rare advent Cclendar, £1,000, contains 24 whiskies
Diptyque, £320: candles, scents, oils and lucky charm ornaments
Diptyque, £320: candles, scents, oils and lucky charm ornaments

Jo Malone

The much-loved annual calendar from London’s fragrance doyenne is brimming with miniature creams, candles and scents, including the new Bronze Wood & Leather cologne. £320; jomalone.co.uk.

Tiffany & Co’s first-ever advent calendar, £104,000, contains 24 precious gifts
Tiffany & Co’s first-ever advent calendar, £104,000, contains 24 precious gifts
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Harrods

Fine chocolate truffles, all hand-finished in Dorset, can be snuffled out behind every door of this Harrods classic. £40; harrods.com.

Drinks by the Dram

A very merry Christmas countdown, the Old & Rare Whisky advent calendar contains 24 different 30ml wax-sealed drams from renowned and award-winning distilleries across the globe. £1,000; masterofmalt.com.

Diptyque

This treasure trove of scented surprises includes the brand’s signature candles, fragrances and oils, along with three lucky charm ornaments. £320; diptyqueparis.co.uk. 

Tiffany & Co

The New York jeweller has gone for all-out luxury in its first-ever advent calendar – only two of which are available. Modelled after the New York flagship, the 4ft-tall keepsake houses diamond pendants and the new Tiffany 1837 Makers watch among the 24 precious gifts, each presented in one of the brand’s famed blue boxes. £104,000; harrods.com.

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