Gone are the days when daily cute Christmas pictures behind paper doors were enough to satisfy the festive countdown.
We now expect a beautiful surprise every day in December.
Let's be honest, after the past few years few moments of joy to yourself is invaluable.
These advent calendars are a perfect gift to yourself, or someone else, to make every day in December feel like Christmas Day.
You can also use any extra items you don't need for stocking fillers and gifts.
I've previously purchased The Lookfantastic Calendar. It was so wonderful and exciting to wake up on a cold December morning to a treat!
You can buy fair trade pop up Advent Calendars from The Body Shop.
Each of their advent calendars celebrate the women behind the iconic products.
The Box of Wishes and Wonder is £145 and worth £219. The box contains 25 head to toe treats, in a mixture of full size and minatures.
The Box of Wonders calender is £95 and worth £159.
The Box of Wishes calender is full of little surprises and costs £55 and worth £89.50.
Fortnums is a British instituition and a wonderful place to visit during the festive season. The windows are always stunning and a stroll around the store will get you in the festive mood.
You can buy a multitude of themed calenders including the beauty advent calendar.
The Beauty Advent Calender is £245 and worth a whopping £844. The beauty advent calender includes items from brands Aromatherapy Associates and Espa.
Decleor is essential oil skin care. Behind the doors are 24 full and deluxe sized beauty products.
The Decleor advent calendar is worth £448.02 and costs £125.
Glossybox is a beauty monthly subscription box worth over £50, that costs from £11.50 a month.
You can purchase a Glossybox advent calendar that contains skincare, fragrance, hair care and make up. The Glossybox calendar is £99 and worth £443.
Lookfantastic is a leading beauty marketplace.
Every year they release their own advent calendar for £95 and this year it has a £500 value. The Lookfantastic Calendar includes products from Espa, Elemis and By Terry.
Yvonne Ellen makes vintage inspired homewares and gifts.
If you love candles, this advent calendar is for you. The Yvonne Ellen calendar includes 25 scented tea lights and a glass candle holder. The Yvonne Ellen calendar costs £35.
Mintd Box is an elite beauty subscription box.
You can buy a Mintd Box advent calendar for £250 with the value £810. Products include Zelens, Kate Somerville and Votary.
Use this link to get £5 off your first order.
Benefit is a fun and colourful beauty company.
Benefit Sincerely Yours advent calender is £59.50 and worth £133.84 via Look fantastic. The Benefit calendar includes 12 mini Benefit travel sized treats.
Nuxe is a luxury skincare and fragrance company.
You can buy a Nuxe skincare advent calendar full of 24 mini sized products for £65. Perfect to get your skin glowing this festive season. All the products in the calendar are vegan.
Liz Earle is a UK based skincare business made using botanicals.
Buy the Liz Earle 12 days of Christmas advent calender for £65.
You can also buy a limited edition Liz Earle beauty box for £39 that has a £125 value.
*Some of these calendars are sponsored links but I only recommend products from businesses I know and love.