Find your perfect Advent Calendar at Drake Circus

Gone are the days when advent calendars were exclusively chocolate and reserved only for little ones. Advent calendars are now bigger and better than ever and there really is something for everyone.

Whether your festive season is chocolate-filled, party-central or cosy nights in – Drake Circus has the advent calendar for you. So, get ready to deck the halls and count down the December days with our guide to your perfect advent calendar.

Night on the tinsel town

If you’re ready to get your sparkle on and make the most of party season, a beauty advent calendar might just be the thing for you.

Benefit 12 Merry Days available at Boots

Benefit 12 Merry Days available at Boots.

With lots of make-up must-haves tucked behind each door, beauty advent calendars are a great way to experiment with a range of different products or try a new brand at a great price, so it’s no surprise they are top of many people’s wish lists.

Packed with everything you’ll need for your festive fun, No7 and Benefit advent calendars are just a few of those on offer at Boots, while the M&S beauty calendar is sure to be a best seller.

Boots 24 Beauty Treasures Advent Calendar.

Boots advent calendar for him.

Some of the biggest beauty brands have been known to sell out fast so make sure you get down to Drake Circus early so you don’t miss out.


Best for: Make-up and beauty lovers

Harry Potter Advent Calendar.

Boots Harry Potter Advent Calendar.

Silent night of bliss

There’s nothing quite like a long soak in a warm bath when the weather outside is frightful, and with a daily dose of bath and body treats, you’ll never want to leave your cosy oasis again.

Packed with everything from bath bombs, to gels, creams, masks and everything in between, the Lush advent calendar is always popular choice.

Lush 12 Days of Christmas (image provided by Lush).

And of course, Christmas is a time for giving, so if you’re looking to spend a little more, M&S, Next and Boots offer luxury advent calendars from L’Occitane, Rituals, Liz Earle and more filled with their amazing products – a lovely idea as a gift, but a nice festive treat to yourself too!

The Fragrance Shop Advent Calendar (image provided by The Fragrance Shop).

Best for: Skincare obsessives

‘Tis the season for treats and nibbles

The Grand Advent Calendar from Hotel Chocolat

The Grand Advent Calendar from Hotel Chocolat (image provided by Hotel Chocolat)

See our article on the full range of Hotel Chocolat calendars.

No longer are our choices limited to milk, dark, or white chocolate – with advent calendars now available with everything from cheddar cheese to gourmet popcorn and even spicy sriracha.

Percy Pig advent calendar at M&S

Percy Pig advent calendar at M&S.

M&S and Next have a range of advent calendars filled with quirky treats and nibbles sure to satisfy all your festive fancies.

Best for: Foodies


All things books and stationery

Paperchase Stationery Advent Calendar (*image provided by Paperchase)

Paperchase Stationery Advent Calendar (image provided by Paperchase).

Whether you could open a library with your book collection or have more pens and washi tape than you’ll ever get through, there’s an advent calendar out there for you.

Head to Paperchase to shop your perfect stationery advent calendar or for little ones, the Smiggle advent calendar is sure to be a hit.

Smiggle Advent Calendar (*image provided by Smiggle)

Smiggle Advent Calendar (image provided by Smiggle).

Best for: Doodlers and bookworms

Lego advent calendar

Lego Advent Calendar in Waterstones.


Yankee Candle calendar

Yankee Candle advent calendar available in Clintons.


Whether you’re looking for an advent calendar for adults, or something for your little elves, it’s best to hit the shops early to make sure you get your hands on the one you want. For the full list of stores on offer at Drake Circus visit our Eat Drink Shop page.

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