The best advent calendars for 2021

By Tempus | 12 Nov 2021 | Style, Indulge

Ready to be transported back to your childhood? Pick up one of these superb 2021 calendars now!

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* Pictured: Advent Collection 2021 by C.W. Sellors Fine Jewellery

Advent calendars are a fascinating aspect of the Christmas season; a small box containing goodies that are guaranteed to send even the most mature among us careening back into a child-like state, desperately waiting for each December morning to come around in order to rip open the next box for a festive treat.

Here, Tempus Magazine rounds up the best unique and luxury advent calendars for the 2021 festive season:

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The Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

There’s nothing guaranteed to get you more into the Christmas spirit than the Harrods beauty advent calendar, with all your favourite beauty brands in one beautifully presented ‘book’ of luxury treats, encased in a deep green sleeve, to be unveiled over 25 festive days.

A curation of must-have beauty essentials, the calendar contains 18 full and five deluxe size products from top international brands such as Huda Beauty, Nars, Dermalogica, Elemis, Omorovicza, Augustinus Bader, Natura Bisse and Dr Sebagh.

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The Grand Advent Calendar from Hotel Chocolat

If you’re after something extra special (and chocolately) this year, you'd be hard pressed to find anything better than The Grand Advent Calendar from luxe chocolate brand Hotel Chocolat.

This calendar, as the brand says, is "brimming with decadent chocolate slabs, batons and truffles", but those lucky enough to get their hands on one of these will also be treated to an array of tipples, beauty products, and maybe even a sachet of insatiably creamy hot chocolate.

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Advent Collection 2021 by C.W. Sellors Fine Jewellery

With C.W. Sellors having developed a reputation for holding gorgeous festive events on the grounds of Chatsworth House, the jewellery company has now turned its attention to advent calendars, launching a spectacular new collection of six pieces for 2021 containing 24 jewellery surprises and limited-edition gifts.

Whichever advent calendar you choose, there is a wealth of stunning jewellery pieces and gifts on offer, with every piece having been handpicked and approved by their in-house designer, Rebecca Sellors.

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Wedgwood 2021 Christmas Tree Ornaments Advent Calendar

Rediscover the traditional meaning of Christmas, wrapped up in a wonderfully decorative design to bring festive magic and nostalgic warmth to your home. Inside each of the 24 numbered drawers hides an porcelain ornament, decorated in Wedgwood's signature blue and white colouring.

Each ornament is strung with a white satin ribbon so it can instantly be hung on the Christmas tree. They include festive favourites, woodland animals and exquisite mini-replicas of Wedgwood's iconic pieces that you'll be able to bring out year after year.

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Flying Goose Sriracha Advent Calendar: 12 Days of Sriracha

Treat the sriracha-lover in your life to a calendar they’ll love opening throughout December. The 12 Days of Sriracha is fun, festive and full of flavour. Plus, this calendar makes a fantastic Christmas gift – one you can enjoy well into the New Year.

The 12 Days of Sriracha calendar contains 12x 200ml bottles in a rainbow of flavours - some extremely rare - including Sriracha Wasabi, Sriracha Blackout, Sriracha Super Hot, Sriracha Extra Garlic and even Sriracha Yuzu.

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John Lewis & Partners Beauty Advent Calendar

Discover a selection of new and iconic beauty treats in the countdown to Christmas with John Lewis' indulgent Beauty Advent Calendar.

A delightful gift for beauty enthusiasts or to treat yourself, it's a collection of 26 full and deluxe size products. The calendar has been designed to offer you a number of beauty rituals including a full skincare regime, a versatile makeup look, a moment of calm, some finishing touches for the hair and three iconic fragrances.

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The Spice Discovery Advent Calendar by Terre Exotique

Need a kick going into the Christmas season? Terre Exotique's Spice Discovery Advent Calendar lets you taste 24 sweet and savoury spices, salts and peppers from across the globe; perfect for pepping up your dishes well into 2021. 

This smart box calendar opens up to reveal individual sachets, each one complete with tasting notes and recipe ideas, be it cubeb pepper crème anglaise to ma khaen berry marinade, or a festive mulled wine.

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Ultimate Advent Calendar by Artisan du Chocolat

From pearls to salted caramels, truffles, coated fruit and nuts, elegantly filled thin Os, the chocolates that fill all 24 drawers and the secret extra box of our advent calendars are crafted with passion to provide a daily gastronomic treat and a chocolate feast on Christmas day. Sadly most advent calendars often just contain solid pieces of chocolates to ease production. Our oompa loompas won't have it, instead they work tiredlessly to create little morsels of soft praline, liquid caramels or melt in-the-mouth ganaches.


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Lakrids by Bülow Liquorice Advent Calendar 2021

Behind each window of this unique calendar you might find an old favourite or a surprising new flavour combination – all executed with Lakrids’ signature flair. You’ll discover chocolate, coffee, raspberry and other ingredients expertly married with the finest Danish liquorice.

Furthermore, the card and plastic in this beautiful advent calendar are both made from recycled materials, and the whole calendar is 100% recyclable.

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Jo Malone London 24 Day Advent Calendar

Countdown to the big day in stellar style with the Jo Malone London Advent Calendar, which returns this year with a gleaming selection of scents.

The set contains some of the hottest scented products around, including Honeysuckle & Davana Cologne, a Pine & Eucalyptus Mini Candle, Vetiver & Golden Vanilla Cologne Intense, English Pear & Fressia Shaped Soap and much, much more.