Five fabulous advent calendars…

…for a chic countdown to Christmas

Wedgwood advent calendar, £600
Wedgwood advent calendar, £600

Wedgwood

Wedgwood recreates the splendour of a Georgian mansion for its 2018 advent calendar. The limited edition presentation box counts 24 days to Christmas and is filled with porcelain ornaments and tree decorations, including tiny teapots and stars, and a new blue and white Jasper miniature ornament. £600; wedgwood.co.uk and johnlewis.com.

Balmain advent calendar, £140
Balmain advent calendar, £140
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Balmain

This limited edition advent calendar features an elegant illustration of a Parisian store with a 10-day countdown to Christmas created for the beauty buff. Each door and window opens to reveal Balmain hair products, including travel-size shampoos and conditioners; an Argan moisturising elixir; a soft cotton towel; a mini mirror; and a texturising salt spray. £140; balmainhair.co.uk and selfridges.com.

Susanne Kaufmann gold advent calendar, £180 from Net-a-Porter
Susanne Kaufmann gold advent calendar, £180 from Net-a-Porter
Newby Teas advent calendar, £58
Newby Teas advent calendar, £58

Susanne Kaufmann

For those who plan to be in tip-top condition in readiness for the over-indulgence to come this Christmas, Susanne Kaufmann’s calendar is filled with “virtuous” treats. Enjoy a different pampering product on each of the 24 days running up to Christmas, from an alkali salt and intensive repair mask to oils that claim to detox, de-stress, sculpt or help to revive muscles. The design of the calendar is minimalist and contemporary, but available in an exclusive gold version at Net-a-Porter. £110; susannekaufmann.com. £180; net-a-porter.com.

Bettys advent calendar, £49.95
Bettys advent calendar, £49.95
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Newby Teas

Newby Teas’ advent calendar was a big hit last year, selling out by the end of November. There’s still time to get your hands on this year’s design – a charmingly illustrated presentation box depicting the brand’s London headquarters with a masquerade soirée in full swing in the apartments above it. There are 24 multicoloured drawers behind the façade – each opened by a gold silk handle – revealing a different tea that can be enjoyed each morning, from English or Indian breakfast, to strawberry and mango, ginseng oolong or Moroccan mint. £58; newbyteas.com.

Bettys

This cotton wall-hanging was exclusively designed for Bettys by Cornish embroidery artist Poppy Treffry. It features 24 pockets filled with milk and white chocolate novelties made by the Yorkshire tearoom-cum-confectioner – and for those who are tempted to indulge in more than one daily treat, the store has refill bags of chocolate snowmen, carollers, wreaths and Christmas trees for fresh supplies. £49.95; refill bags, £19.95; bettys.co.uk.

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