Advent Calendars- My Top Picks for 2018

Advent calendars have come a long way since the time of the $3 cardboard-tasting chocolate ones- While those are still available, there are now also calendars for everything from jewellery to alcohol!

Here are my top advent calendars for 2018, whatever your budget.

There’s only a week of November left, so there’s still time to pick up your calendar before Dec 1! You will have to order the coffee one today, if you hope it arrives by December 1 (or around then), as it’s in the UK

Advent Calendars under $30

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Lindt Lindor Assorted Advent Calendar, $19 from Kmart (in store only)- My favourite type of chocolate ever, I was so excited to see a Lindor calendar this year.

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Lovisa Christmas Advent Calendar, $29.99 from Lovisa- As soon as I saw this, I knew I had to pick one up. I love that every window is a surprise because the list of what jewellery is inside isn’t super specific. There are 3 types available, the one above, a kids one and a ‘quirky’ one that has clip-on earrings in place of regular earrings (that the one above has)

Advent Calendars $50-$100

Beanies Christmas Advent Calendar- £20 ($37.49 AUD) from IWOOT or Beanies Flavour coffee- I’m not a huge coffee drinker, but I’m a sucker for flavoured coffees, especially if they are holiday themed! I can’t wait to try the gingerbread flavour. The best part about is this calendar, is that not only do you get 2 coffee sachets each window (46), you also get a travel mug and travel size jar of coffee in a ‘mystery flavour’, I wish it was going to be Pumkin Spice, but I don’t like my chances                     

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12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, $39.95 from Sportsgirl  (Currently on sale for $31.96)- I have tried some of Sportsgirl’s makeup and I think they are great for the price, I love their lipsticks. This would be great as a gift for a teen or even for yourself. Click on the link above if you want to see what you get.

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Kiehl’s Holiday Limited Edition Advent Calendar, $95 from Myer- One of my favourite high end skin care brands, a perfect treat for someone special (or yourself) if your budget allows. It’s a great way to try a lot of different products from the brand before buying the full size products. No waste! advent calendars


Advent Calendars over $100

Kikki K Lovers Advent Calendar- $149.95 from Kikki K- One of my fave statonery stores! They are on the pricier side, but it’s reflected in the quality (plus they have awsome clearances after Christmas too!). This calender is no exception, it’s sleek and luxurious  without being boring. The items inside are too cute! 

Fairy Floss Advent Calendar, $140 from Fluffy Crunch (Pre-sale sold out, but date for a final batch will be announced soon)-  With one of my guilty pleasures being Fairy Floss (cotton candy), there was no way the first ever fairy floss advent calendar would be left off my list! Unfortunately it was way out of my budget this year, but maybe next year if Fluffy Crunch do them again. They do offer After-pay, but I don’t believe in using it. The pre-sale sold out completely, but they’re planning on releasing on more batch shortly. (I’ll share the release details on my instagram)

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Happy Friday to everyone in Australia and Happy Thanksgiving to my Pals in the US 



My Favourite Christmas Movies

I love Christmas movies and while they put some great ones on TV, they often replay the same ones. There are also too many commercial breaks!

If you have finished all your Christmas shopping and wrapping your gifts, why not put your feet up before the Christmas day prep. begins and have a movie marathon.

My favourite Christmas Movies

chistmas moviesElf, $6.98 at JB Hi-Fi | The Search for Santa Paws | Love Actually, $12.98 from JB Hi-Fi | Disney’s A Christmas Carol (animated) | Miracle on 34th Street (1947 & 1994 movies), 2 DVDs for $12.98 from JB Hi-fi

If you don’t want to buy Christmas movies on DVD, Netflix also have many great ones also!

Netflix Christmas movies

christmas moviesExcept for 12 Dates of Christmas, these aren’t my favourites, but they are new movies to check out on Netflix (I’m a sucker for Hallmark Christmas movies

I’ll Be Home for Christmas-2016 (not the JTT one haha) | 12 Dates of Christmas | A Dogwalker’s Christmas Tale | Once Upon a Holiday.


*this post isn’t sponsored by JB Hi-Fi or Netflix, I just find that JB Hi-Fi has the cheapest DVDs & I’m kinda obsessed with Netflix right now 😉