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Best Advent Calendars for Men 2023

A round-up of the best men’s advent calendars for men in 2023. From skincare to fragrance, candles and hair products.

Gone are the days of a 99p chocolate advent calendar. Sure, they still exist but the world of advent calendars has evolved, with some of our favourite grooming brands filling each of those amazing ‘little’ doors with fragrance, skincare, haircare and home products.

They’re an impressive gift for a loved one or the perfect present for yourself. For me, they’ve always been a fantastic way to discover unknown brands and find new favourites in grooming.

Here’s a round-up of some of my favourite advent calendars for men and a *spoiler alert* list of what’s inside them.


Liberty Men’s Advent Calendar 2023

Price: £230

Worth: £685

What’s Inside?

Open the doors to a world of indulgence with Liberty Men’s advent calendar. Carefully curated by experts, it’s guaranteed to bring joy to any gentleman who seeks a little pampering.

Packed with 25 must-have items, including skincare from Votary, captivating fragrance from D.S. & Durga, a special Liberty keepsake and more, this calendar is the perfect festive countdown.

  • Olverum Body Cleanser 100ml (full size)
  • The Seated Queen Cassiopeia’s Serum Concentrate 10ml (travel size)
  • Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel 40ml (travel size)
  • Noble Isle Water & Whiskey Shower Gel 75ml (travel size)
  • Liberty Playing Cards (full size)
  • Granado Boemia 25ml (travel size)
  • Acqua Di Parma Colonia Body Lotion 75ml (full size)
  • (MALIN+GOETZ) Leather Perfume Oil 9ml (full size)
  • L:A Bruket 017 Lip Balm 14g (full size)
  • REN Clean Skincare Glow Tonic 100ml (full size)
  • Skandinavisk Skog Candle 65g (full size)
  • Dr. Sebagh Serum Repair 20ml (full size)
  • D.S. & Durga I Don’t Know What 10ml (travel size)
  • Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream Men 20ml (travel size)
  • Claus Porto Musgo Real Mini Soap Black Edition 50g (travel size)
  • 111SKIN Oxygen Express Mask 30ml (full size)
  • Hair by Sam Mcknight Perfect Mess Matt Sculpting Clay 50ml (full size)
  • Marvis Classic Strong Mint Toothpaste 25ml (travel size)
  • Korres Foaming Cream Cleanser 40ml (travel size)
  • Frederic Malle Uncut Gem 10ml (full size)
  • Colorful Standard Classic Organic Sock in Oxblood Red (full size)
  • OTO Exfoliating Cleanser 25ml (travel size)
  • Votary Super Seed Nutrient Cream 50ml (full size)
  • QMS Medicosmetics Hand Cream 30ml (travel size)
  • Liberty Windsor Leather Loop Keyring In Navy (full size)


Why I love it…

The Liberty advent calendar is the O.G, and they’ve taken all that’s good about the woman’s and tweaked it for men.

This is the calendar for guys who want to try some of the best fragrance brands (MALIN + GOETZ Leather and D.S. & Durga are incredible) while exploring more niche skincare products.


Buy The Liberty Men’s Advent Calendar Here!


Molton Brown Advent Calendar

Price: £210

What’s Inside?

Embark on a festive countdown with Molton Brown’s incredibly sought-after advent calendar. Behind the magnificent golden doors, you’ll find 24 cherished Molton Brown icons, unique fragrances, and delightful new surprises, all eagerly awaiting your discovery.

  • 3 x Eau De Parfum Travel Case Refill 7.5ml: Flora Luminare, Re-charge Black Pepper and Tobacco Absolute
  • 3 x Eau De Toilette Travel Case Refill 7.5ml: Orange & Bergamot, Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel and Fiery Pink Pepper
  • 1 x Fragrance Travel Case
  • 1 x Re-charge Black Pepper Bath & Shower Gel 100ml
  • 3 x Festive Bauble 75ml: Delicious Rhubarb & Rose, Vintage With Elderflower and Marvellous Mandarin & Spice
  • 3 x Fine Liquid Hand Wash 100ml: Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel, Orange & Bergamot and Marvellous Mandarin & Spice
  • 1 x Marvellous Mandarin & Spice Hand Lotion 100ml
  • 2 x Hand Cream 40ml: Delicious Rhubarb & Rose and Flora Luminare
  • 1 x Hydrating Shampoo With Camomile
  • 1 x Hydrating Conditioner With Camomile 100ml
  • 1 x Intense Repairing Hair Mask With Fennel 50g
  • 1 x Orange & Bergamot Radiant Body Oil 45ml
  • 1 x Heavenly Gingerlily Caressing Bathing Oil 45ml
  • 1 x African Whitewood Balancing Face Wash 30ml
  • 1 x Re-charge Black Pepper Mini Scented Candle 25g

Why I love it…

Molton Brown is synonymous with beautiful bath, body and fragrance products. Some of my favourite scents are in this calendar (Re-charge Black Pepper, Tobacco Absolute, Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel, and Fiery Pink Pepper). They have also included their limited edition seasonal scent for 2023 – Marvellous Mandarin & Spice. 

I have been casually obsessed with previous seasonal launches (Bizarre Brandy was exquisite), so I know the new Mandarin will be just as good.

The sizing of these products is also really generous, meaning they’ll take you well into the new year.

Buy the Molton Brown Advent Calendar Here!


Next 12 Days of Grooming Advent Calendar

Price: £50

Worth: £159

What’s Inside?

Your favourite men’s grooming products are conveniently packaged in Next’s 12 Days of Grooming Advent Calendar. Overflowing with fail-proof skincare, body care, and grooming essentials, prep for the upcoming festive season has never been easier. Whether replenishing your bathroom staples, updating your gym bag, or exploring new favourites, Next has you covered with top-selling items from renowned brands like Clarins, ELEMIS, and L’Occitane.

  • ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream for Men, 15ml
  • Scottish Fine Soaps Thistle & Black Pepper Facial Wash, 75ml
  • Bulldog Original Face Wash, 30ml
  • Philip Kingsley Flaky/Itchy Scalp Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, 20ml
  • Philip Kingsley Flaky/Itchy Scalp Hydrating Conditioner, 20ml
  • Mo Bros Premium Beard Oil, 100ml
  • This Works Stress Check CBD Body Cocoon, 100ml
  • Bath & Body Works Eucalyptus Spearmint Travel Size Body Wash and Foam Bath 2 fl oz / 59 ml OR Ocean Travel Size Ultimate Hydration Body Cream 2.5 oz / 70 g
  • Aromatherapy Associates De-stress Muscle Gel, 150ml
  • Clarins Men Super Moisture Balm,12ml
  • ESPA Fitness Shower Gel, 30ml
  • L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream, 30ml

Why I love it…

Next do a really great job with their men’s advent calendars, and this year is no exception.

For £50, you’ll get fragrance, skincare, bodycare and haircare from some great brands.

I’d recommend buying this one as a little gift to yourself. Go on, you deserve it!

Buy Next 12 Days of Grooming Advent Calendar Here!


Elemis First Class Advent Calendar

Price: £189

Worth: £551

What’s Inside?

Get ready for an extraordinary skincare experience with Elemis’ exclusive and limited edition wellness advent calendar. Overflowing with 25 of their most beloved products for both face and body, this calendar is a true treasure trove. It’s also enclosed within a special keepsake box that emits holiday delight.

  • Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 50ml – full size
  • Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm 20g
  • Pro-Collagen Energising Marine Cleanser 30ml
  • Pro-Collagen Tri-Acid Peel 10ml
  • Pro-Collagen Night Cream 15ml
  • Pro-Collagen Eye Vitality 4ml
  • Pro-Collagen Marine Moisture Essence 28ml
  • Pro-Collagen Renewal Serum 5ml
  • Pro-Collagen Morning Matrix 15ml
  • Superfood Facial Oil 5ml
  • Superfood Fruit Vinegar Liquid Glow 50ml
  • Superfood Midnight Facial 15ml
  • Pro-Collagen Glow Boost Exfoliator 15ml NEW
  • Superfood Glow Priming Moisturiser 20ml
  • Superfood Glow Cleansing Butter 20ml
  • Superfood Facial Wash 30ml
  • Pro-Collagen Eye Revive Mask 4ml
  • Clarifying Clay Wash 30ml
  • Rehydrating Ginseng Toner 50ml
  • Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Wash 30ml
  • Dynamic Resurfacing Gel Mask 15ml
  • Dynamic Resurfacing Skin Smoothing Essence 28ml
  • Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads 14 pads
  • Frangipani Monoi Body Cream 50ml
  • Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream 50ml
  • Cleansing Cloth

Why I love it…

The Elemis advent calendar is so beautifully presented. It arrived on my desk last week, and I’ve loved going through each of the 25 doors of this post-box-themed calendar.

Elemis products really do deliver and this calendar is jam-packed full of their best sellers and some products you (and me!) may not already know.

Look out for the full-size Pro-Collagen Marine Cream and the Frangipani Monoi Body Cream. So good!

Buy Elemis First Class Advent Calendar Here!


Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar 2023

Price: £250

Worth: £1,173

What’s Inside?

Get ready to indulge in some of the best beauty products out there! From Augustinus Bader to Charlotte Tilbury, Dr. Barbara Sturm to 111SKIN, Harrods put together a calendar full of cult favourites.

This is not limited to travel size picks – there are plenty of full-size products included to ensure your beauty cabinet stays fully stocked until next Christmas.

  • Augustinus Bader Rich Cream (15ml)
  • Gisou Travel Shampoo and Conditioner (75ml/50ml)
  • Eve Lom Original Balm Cleanser and Muslin (50ml)
  • Decree Treat Tincture (30ml)
  • Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes Mascara (Travel Size)
  • ReVive Masque des Yeux Instant Eye Mask
  • Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Bath and Shower Oil (55ml)
  • Dr Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum (10ml), Kylie Cosmetics High Glossy Crystal (Full Size)
  • Elemis Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix (30ml), Christophe Robin Purifying Scrub (75ml)
  • Bio Effect EGF Serum (15ml)
  • 111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Brightening Essence (30ml)
  • Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Rosegold (Full Size), Ren AHA Tonic (250ml)
  • Acqua di Parma Colonia Shower Gel (75ml), Sunday Riley CEO Oil (15ml)
  • Living Proof Dry Shampoo (Travel Size)
  • EviDenS de Beaute The Night Recovery Solution (30ml)
  • Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Powder Pink (Full Size)
  • Rodial DB Eye Gel (15ml), Dermalogica Precleanse (30ml)
  • Champo Pitta Grown Serum (30ml), NARS Lipstick (Full Size)
  • Floraiku Between Two Trees (10ml)

Why I love it…

Some powerhouse brands and full-size products, the Harrods advent calendar, much like Liberty, is a great way to deep-dive into new and unfamiliar brands.

Slightly heavier on the female-skewing products (lipsticks, powders, lipgloss), but there’s enough in there to keep you happy. Top picks include Decree Treat Tincture, Sunday Riley CEO oil and the Christophe Robin Purifying Scrub.


Buy Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar 2023 Here!


Harvey Nichols Beauty Advent Calendar 2023

Price: £250

Worth: £1300+

What’s Inside?

The Harvey Nichols Beauty Advent Calendar is returning triumphantly to add an extra dose of excitement to your Christmas countdown!

This incredible calendar is bursting with 45 fabulous products (including 24 full-sized items) will delight all beauty enthusiasts throughout December.

  • Acqua Di Parma Colonia Body Lotion 75ml
  • Acqua Di Parma Colonia Shower Gel 75ml
  • Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream 15ml (full size)
  • Carolina Herrera Matte Red Algeria 410 Lipstick (full size)
  • Carolina Herrera Zebra Printed Cap (full size)
  • Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick – Walk of No Shame (full size)
  • Color WOW Xtra Large Bombshell Volumizer 50ml (full size)
  • Davines MOMO Shampoo 75ml
  • Davines MOMO Conditioner 75ml
  • Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel 50ml (full size)
  • Dermalogica Pro Skin30 Treatment Voucher (available in 5 stores)
  • Dr Barbara Sturm Cleanser 50ml (full size)
  • Dr Dennis Gross DermInfusions Fill & Repair Serum 5ml (full size)
  • Escentric Molecule E01 30ml (full size)
  • Eve Lom Rescue Mask 50ml (full size)
  • Fenty Beauty ICON Semi Matte Lipstick in POSE QUEEN (full size)
  • Fenty Beauty ICON Refillable Lipstick Case (full size)
  • Fenty Beauty The Whole Shebang – 45 minute Colour Masterclass Treatment Voucher (available in five stores)
  • Hermetica Verticaloud Eau De Parfum 10ml
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder – Diffused Light (full size)
  • Jo Loves Pomelo Paintbrush 7ml
  • Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cream 50ml (full size)
  • Larry King A Social Life for Your Hair 30ml (full size)
  • Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick – Bed of Roses (full size)
  • Maison Francis Kurkdjian 724 Eau De Parfum 5ml
  • Maison Francis Kurkdjian 724 Candle 30g
  • Maison Crivelli Hibiscus Mahajad Eau De Parfum 5ml
  • Memo Paris French Leather Eau De Parfum 5ml
  • Mizensir Palissandre Des Indes Candle 90g
  • MZ SKIN Skin Hydra-Bright Gold Eye Mask (full size)
  • MZ SKIN Vitamin-Infused Meso Face Mask (full size)
  • NEOM Perfect Night’s Sleep Pillow Mist 30ml (full size)
  • OPI Nail Polish – Bubble Bath 15ml (full size)
  • OTO Sleep Drops 10% CBD 15ml (full size)
  • Rodial Vit C Drops 31ml (full size)
  • Shavata Brow & Lash Strengthener 8ml (full size)
  • Shavata Eyebrow Shape Treatment Voucher
  • Sisley Sisleya L’Integral Anti Age Cream 5ml
  • Sisley Express 15-minute Treatment Treatment Voucher
  • Slip Pure Silk Skinny Scrunchie Duo – Black & Pink
  • Sol De Janeiro Bum Bum Cream 25ml (full size)
  • Sunday Riley Good Genes 15ml (full size)
  • Tan Luxe The Water 100ml (full size)
  • Tiziana Terenzi Nottebuia Extrait de Parfums 15ml
  • U Beauty Super Hydrator 15ml (full size)

Why I love it…

I opened this one in a TikTok reel, and I loved it. It’s fantastic value – £1,300 for £250 – and it’s beautifully presented.

The fragrance choices are a real highlight for me here, with some brands I know and love (Jo Loves, Maison Francis Kurkdjian) and some others I’m new to (Tiziana Terenzi and Hermetica Paris).

Buy the Harvey Nichols Beauty Advent Calendar 2023 Here!

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Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar 2023

Price: £200

Worth: £1000+

What’s Inside?

Get ready to be blown away by Space NK’s incredible selection for their beauty advent calendar!

This festive box is packed with 33 best-selling products from the most sought-after beauty brands like Charlotte Tilbury, Hourglass, Rare Beauty, Rose Inc, Tatcha, Augustinus Bader, Olaplex, JVN, and many others. Each of the 25 boxes is bursting with the latest makeup trends, luxurious skincare goodies, salon-quality haircare products, and even the dreamy bath & body treats you’ve been longing for. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to have your own!

  • Dr. Barbara Sturm Cleanser 150ml
  • Olaplex No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo 100ml
  • Olaplex No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner 100ml
  • Charlotte Tilbury Bigger Brighter Eyes Eyeshadow Palette
  • Drunk Elephant Lala RetroTM Whipped Cream 30ml
  • Sunday Riley C.E.O. 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum 15ml
  • Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick
  • Farmacy Beauty Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm 50ml
  • 111 SKIN Rose Gold Illuminating Eye Mask x3
  • Rose Inc Ultra-Black Lash Lift Serum Mascara 10.7ml
  • Naturium Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% 30ml
  • Tula Skincare Cooling & Brightening Eye Balm 10g
  • Bread Beauty Supply Hair-Oil: Everyday Gloss 30ml
  • Nécessaire The Body Serum Fragrance Free 250ml
  • Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask 64g
  • Kosas Wet Lip Oil Gloss Shade Exposed 4.5g
  • Biossance Vitamin C Rose Moisturiser 15ml
  • Eve Lom Rescue Mask 50ml
  • Paula’s Choice 10% Azeliac Acid Booster 30ml
  • Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Setting Spray 50ml
  • Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist 40ml
  • JVN Hair Complete Instant Recovery Serum 100ml
  • Malin+Goetz Vitamin B5 Body Moisturizer 30ml
  • Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cleanser 120ml
  • Medik8 Crystal Retinal 6 30ml
  • Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream 15ml
  • Boy Smells Hinoki Fantôme Scented Candle 85g
  • Colour Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray 50ml
  • 19/99 Precision Colour Pencil in Nutura
  • Rare Beauty Perfect Strokes Matte Liquid Liner 7.5ml Joy
  • Niod Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex 15ml
  • Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask 20g Chocolate
  • Erborian Skin Hero Bare Skin Protector 15ml

Why I love it…

For anyone who’s into cosmetic products and makeup, this is a great calendar – you should consider it.

For me, it’s all about the cleansers (Dr. Barbara Sturm, Farmacy, Kate Somerville), Boy Smells candle and the serums.

Buy the Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar 2023 Here!


La Mer The Atelier Advent Calendar

Price: £470

Worth: £571

What’s Inside?

Experience 12 days of holiday magic with La Mer’s limited edition advent calendar!

Discover a collection of luxurious La Mer skincare minis behind each door, including silky serums, rejuvenating creams, and other delightful treats. Whether you choose to give or keep it for yourself, this holiday treasure is sure to bring enchantment and wonder.

  • The Treatment Lotion 30mlThe Cleansing Micellar Water 30ml
  • The Intensive Revitalizing Mask 15ml
  • The Revitalizing Hydrating Serum 5ml
  • The Regenerating Serum 5ml
  • The Eye Concentrate 5ml
  • The Lip Balm 9gr
  • The Lip Polish 9gr
  • The Moisturizing Soft Cream 15ml
  • The Crème de la Mer 15ml
  • The Hand Treatment 30ml
  • The Body Creme 30ml

Why I love it…

La Mer is pure luxury. From the branding to the formulations, everything feels so great.

If you’re interested in trying La Mer but don’t want to commit to a full-size yet, this is your time!

Buy the La Mer The Atelier Advent Calendar Here!


Cult Beauty Advent Calendar 2023

Price: £225

Worth: £1000+

What’s Inside?

Introducing the highly coveted Cult Beauty Advent Calendar 2023 – the store’s largest and most impressive edition to date!

This extraordinary collection of 39 treasures is a result of a remarkable collaboration between renowned artist Gemma O’Brien and artist agency Grand Matter.

Prepare to be amazed as this calendar overflows with stellar beauty products, ranging from hidden gems to the biggest names in the makeup industry. You’re about to indulge in an unparalleled beauty experience like no other!

  • 19/99 Beauty full size Precision Colour Pencil in ‘Barna’ (1.1g)
  • amika deluxe Hydro Rush Intense Moisture Leave-In Conditioner (30ml)
  • Augustinus Bader travel size The Rich Cream (15ml)
  • bareMinerals full size MINERALIST Gloss-Balm in a random selection of ‘Heart’ or ‘Serenity’ (4ml)
  • Benefit travel size Fluff Up Brow Wax in ‘Clear’ (3ml)
  • Biossance full size Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream (15ml)
  • BYREDO deluxe mascara in ‘Astronomical’ (4ml)
  • Conserving Beauty full size Conserve You Face Oil (30ml)
  • Cult Beauty full size Compact Mirror – Cult Beauty Christmas Print 2023
  • Cult Beauty full size Satin Sleep Mask – Cult Beauty Christmas Print 2023
  • Cult Beauty full size Satin Pillowcase in ‘Ivory’
  • Dieux Skin full size Tattoo Forever Eye Mask
  • Dr. Barbara Sturm deluxe Hyaluronic Serum (3ml)
  • Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare travel size Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel (3 treatments)
  • Dr. LEVY Switzerland full size R3 Cell Matrix Mask (50ml)
  • ELEMIS travel size Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream (50ml)
  • Fable & Mane travel size HoliRoots Pre-Wash Strengthening Treatment Hair Oil (14.4ml)
  • Glow Recipe travel size Plum Plump Hyaluronic Cream (20ml)
  • Hair by Sam McKnight travel size Happy Endings Nourishing Balm (30ml)
  • Hair Gain full size Hair Gummies (60 gummies)
  • Herlum full size Copa Dew Oil (50ml)
  • Huda Beauty full size Cheeky Tint Blush Stick in ‘Coral Cutie’ (5g)
  • Jo Loves travel size A Home Candle – Roasted Chestnuts (70g)
  • Kinship full size Supermelt Vegan Lip Jelly Mask (10g)
  • Medik8 full size Crystal Retinal Ceramide Eye 3 (15ml)
  • Natasha Denona travel size Bronze & Glow (4g)
  • OLAPLEX travel size No.3 Hair Perfector (30ml)
  • OUAI Haircare deluxe Scalp & Body Scrub in ‘Melrose Place’ (30g)
  • Paula’s Choice travel size Clear Cleanser (30ml)
  • Philip Kingsley travel size Elasticizer Therapies Bluebell Woods (75ml)
  • REN Clean Skincare full size Bio Retinoid Youth Serum (30ml)
  • RÓEN full size Eyes on Me Eyeshadow Palette (3.68g)
  • Saie full size Glowy Super Gel in ‘Starglow’ (30ml)
  • Summer Fridays full size CC Me Serum (30ml)
  • Sunday Riley full size Good Genes Glycolic Acid Treatment (30ml)
  • Supergoop! travel size Unseen Sunscreen SPF 30 (15ml)
  • The Seated Queen travel size Cold Cream (50ml)
  • VERDEN travel size Herbanum Bath Oil (55ml)
  • VOTARY full size Super Sensitive Cleansing Cream (100ml)

Why I love it…

The Cult Beauty advent calendar is a real smorgasbord of beauty (definitely more in beauty than grooming), with some practical products (silk pillowcase and eye mask) and some luxury skincare and haircare.

Again, there is slightly more female-skewing products, but enough in here to experiment with and to find some new favourites.

Buy the Cult Beauty Advent Calendar 2023 Here!


Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2023

Price: £350

What’s Inside?

Countdown to Christmas with Jo Malone’s incredible advent calendar inspired by the delightful holiday staple: gingerbread.

Uncover a multitude of delightful surprises tucked away in every drawer – from Jo Malone London classics to festive fragrances that capture the spirit of the season, this calendar has it all. Experience a collection of colognes, bath & body miniatures, a full-sized scent, and not one, but two travel candles.

  • Ginger Biscuit 9ml
  • White moss & Snowdrop 9ml
  • Scarlet Poppy Cologne Intense 9ml
  • Wild Bluebell Body Mist 30ml
  • Orange Bitters Cologne 9ml
  • English Pear & Freesia 9ml
  • Wood Sage & Sea Salt Hand Cream 30ml
  • Cypress & Grapevine Cologne Intense 9ml
  • Peony & Blush Suede cologne 9ml
  • Wood Sage & Sea Salt Body & Hand Wash 50ml
  • Velvet Rose & Oud Cologne Intense 9ml
  • Poppy & Barley Cologne 9ml
  • Grapefruit Body & Hand Wash 50ml
  • Wild Bluebell Cologne 9ml
  • Myrrh & Tonka cologne 9ml
  • Peony & Blush Suede Body & Hand lotion 50ml
  • Silverbirch & Lavender Cologne 9ml
  • English Pear & Freesia Body Creme 50ml
  • Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne 9ml
  • Vitamin E Lip Conditioner 15ml
  • Oud & Bergamot Cologne Intense 9ml
  • Blackberry & Bay Hand Cream 30ml
  • Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne 30ml

Why I love it…

This is a fantastic way to delve into the world of Jo Malone. Great sized scents (9ml to 30ml sizes) across some gender neutral fragrances. Yes, fragrances can be worn by anyone, regardless of gender identity, but these picks are particularly good for anyone who likes something a little deeper and darker.

The Cologne Intense fragrances are my favourite from the brand, and I think you’ll love them too.

Buy the Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2023 Here!


The Fragrance Shop Advent Calendar 2023

Price: £85 / £65 for members

What’s Inside?

Experience 25 days of pure luxury with The Fragrance Shop’s collection of exquisite fragrances for both men and women.

  • Hugo Boss Boss Bottled Edt 5ml
  • Michael Kors Gorgeous Eau De Parfum 5ml
  • Hawkins & Brimble Body Wash 50ml
  • Ghost Deep Night 10ml
  • £10 Voucher*
  • Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Mask 14ml
  • Twist + Spritz Millennial Pink Atomizer
  • Dsquared2 Wood Pour Femme Eau De Toilette 5ml
  • Dsquared2 2 Wood Eau De Toilette 5ml
  • Dsquared2 Wood Pour Homme Eau De Toilette 5ml
  • Marc Jacobs Daisy Edt 4ml
  • Missguided Babe Oud 10ml
  • Missguided Babe Power 10ml
  • Beautypro Detoxifying Bubbling Cleansing Mask 20ml
  • Lord & Berry Liplock Lip Balm 4.5g
  • Calvin Klein Eternity Men Edt 10ml
  • Carolina Herrera Bad Boy Extreme Edp 8ml
  • Ysl Y 10ml
  • Wild Science Juice Boost Brightening Serum 15ml
  • Wild Science True Balance Scalp Hydration Shampoo 50ml
  • Wild Science Root To Tip Damage Recover Conditioner 50ml
  • Moschino Toy Boy Eau De Parfum 5ml
  • Versace Dylan Blue Eau De Toilette 5ml
  • Paco Rabanne 1 Million Parfum 5ml
  • Lord & Berry Maximatte Lip Crayon 1.8g (Colours May Vary)

Why I love it…

This is a great calendar for anyone looking to find a new signature scent. With more designer picks, you’ll be able to discover some of the biggest bestsellers in a budget-friendly way.

With fragrances ‘for him’ and ‘for her’, it could also be a great way to share an advent calendar with a partner.

Look out for Hugo Boss Bottled and Moschino Toy Boy – you may be surprised!

Buy The Fragrance Shop Advent Calendar 2023 Here!


Penhaligon’s Toy Chest Advent Calendar

Price: £395


What’s Inside?

Packed with 25 scented surprises, The Toy Chest advent calendar is here to make the build-up to the big day even sweeter. It looks beautiful but it smells even better!
  • The Favourite 10ml
  • Quercus Soap 30g
  • Comoros Pearl candle 35g
  • Halfeti 10ml
  • Duchess Rose 10ml
  • Elisabethan Rose 5ml
  • The Favourite hand cream 10ml x 2
  • Lord George 10ml
  • Halfeti Leather 5ml
  • Roanoke Ivy candle 35g
  • Luna 10ml
  • Quercus 5ml
  • Babylon 10ml
  • Orange Blossom Lip Balm 15g
  • Halfeti Soap 30g
  • Juniper Sling 5ml
  • Maduro Leaf candle 35g
  • Endymion 10ml
  • Blenheim Bouquet 5ml
  • 2 x Quercus hand cream 10ml
  • Empressa 10ml
  • Endymion Concentré 5ml
  • Christmas Charm
  • Halfeti 30ml

Why I love it…

Penhaligon’s had one of the best advent calendars for 2022. From the beautiful presentation to the generous sizes products, everything was perfect. And I’m pleased to say that it’s another stellar year for Penhaligon’s.

Buy the Penhaligon’s Advent Calendar Here!


Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar

Price: £220

Worth: £1,094

What’s Inside?

Selfridges is back with a bigger and even better advent calendar!

This year’s advent calendar guarantees that every morning before the big day is brimming with holiday cheer through a selection of beloved products and nourishing blends. Unveil the numbered drawers to discover Selfridges’ carefully curated surprises, including the renowned Dr. Barbara Sturm Clarifying serum, the delightful Gisou Hair Fragrance, and the vivid Pleasing nail polishes.

  • REFY Brow Sculpt 8.5ml
  • Dr. Barbara Sturm Clarifying serum 30ml
  • Natasha Denona mini bronze eye palette 4g
  • Fable & Mane SahaScalp Amla soothing serum 14.4ml
  • Charlotte Tilbury setting spray 34ml
  • Paula’s Choice Niacinamide Booster 20ml
  • Lisa Eldridge Luxuriously Lucent lip colour 3.5g
  • Sam McKnight Rich Nourish shampoo 100ml
  • Sam McKnight Rich Nourish conditioner 75ml
  • PHLUR Missing Person eau de parfum 9.5ml
  • MALIN+GOETZ Dark Rum scented candle 67g
  • Penhaligon’s Halfeti eau de parfum 10ml
  • 111SKIN Rose Quartz liquid mask 30ml
  • Davines OI All In One milk 50ml
  • JVN Hair Air Dry creme 30ml
  • Color Wow Raise the Root spray 50ml
  • Dries Van Noten Soie Malaquais eau de parfum 10ml
  • Costa Brazil Sunlight body oil 30ml
  • anatomē bath salts 168g
  • Vida Glow Natural Marine collagen supplement pack of six
  • Biossance Squalane + Copper Peptide rapid plumping serum 50ml
  • Augustinus Bader Rich Cream 15ml
  • Paco Rabanne Colourshot 10ml
  • Dermalogica Daily Milkfoliant 13g
  • True Fiction Pencil Liner set of three
  • Gisou Hair Fragrance 100ml
  • Kylie Cosmetics by Kylie Jenner lip plumping gloss 7ml
  • Byoma De-Puff & Brighten eye gel 20ml
  • Oribe Gold Lust hair oil 50ml
  • Byredo lipstick 3g
  • Pleasing Vine Ripe nail polish 13ml
  • Pleasing Pearly Tops nail polish 13ml
  • Selfridges Beauty Concierge gift card £45

Why I love it…

The perfect calendar for the beauty lover. A great mix of brands and products to try. If there’s something in here that you wouldn’t personally use, gift it to someone else!

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12 Day ClarinsMen Advent Calendar

Price: £65

Worth: £140+

What’s Inside?

Experience the enchantment of the holiday season with Clarins’ exclusive men’s 12-day Advent calendar!

Uncover the joy of ClarinsMen as you indulge in 12 delightful surprises, one for each day leading up to Christmas. Whether it’s a soothing gel, a rejuvenating face mask, or a nourishing moisturizer, treat yourself or a special someone to 12 days of skin-saving goodness.

  • Super Moisture Balm 50ml (full size)
  • After Shave Soothing Gel 75ml (full size)
  • Active Face Wash 30ml
  • Shampoo & Shower 30ml
  • Energising Gel 12ml
  • Exfoliating Body Scrub 30ml
  • Hand & Nail Treatment Cream 30ml
  • Cryo Flash Cream Mask 8ml
  • Energising Eye Gel 3ml
  • Double Serum Light Texture 7 Day Trial (0.9ml x 7)
  • UV Plus SPF 50 10ml
  • SOS Pure Mask 15ml

Why I love it…

I’ve had quite a few Clarins products over the years and I particularly like their ClarinsMen range. For £65, you really are getting a value. Look out for the SPF 50  and the aftershave gel. Some favourites!

Buy the 12 Day ClarinsMen Advent Calendar Here!