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 

XO XO

Evelyn

Christmas Gifts for the Senses

During the Holiday season there are many different things to indulge our senses. From the scent of pine, that reminds of (real) Christmas trees to the sound of carols playing over stores’ loud speakers…I have come up with some gift ideas for each of the 5 senses.

Christmas Gifts for the Senses

I have broken these gift ideas down into the 5 senses categories. These gifts would be great on their own or you could put some of them together as one ‘5 senses’ gift

See
senses
1. New York: Through A Fashion Eye by Megan Hess, $29.99 from Dymocks | 2. Fujifilm Instax 300 Wide (black), $179 from JB Hi-Fi | 3. Macro & Wide Angle Phone Lens, $12.99 from Typo | 4. Eureka Skydeck and the Edge Experience, Adult $32 Children $19.50 from Redballoon

Hear
senses1. Bluetooth Headphones- Champagne, $25 from Kmart | 2. Christmas albums- Michael Buble Christmas album $9.99 from Sanity, The Spirit of Christmas 2016 $19.95 from Myer | 3.Sony SRS-XB3 Portable Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth (Red), $179 from JB Hi-Fi

Taste
senses
1. Brown Brothers Prosecco Rosé Limited Edition designed by Mimco, $15.99 per bottle from Dan Murphy’s | 2. Lindt Peppermint White Chocolate Lindor pouch, $6 from Woolworths & Big W | 3. InterHampers Willow Basket Hamper, $29 from Kmart (in-store only) | 4. Cup & Saucer Quote: Svenska Hem, $16.95 from Kikki K | 5. Limited Edition 20 Little Gems Tea, $20 from T2 Tea

Smell
senses1. Crabtree & Evelyn Noel Home Fragrance Spray, $22 from Crabtree & Evelyn | 2. Ecoya Sweet Fruits Limited Edition Mini Reed Diffuser, $29.95 from Ecoya and other Ecoya stockists. | 3. Viktor & Rolf BonBon EDP, $159 for 50ml from Priceline | 4. Glasshouse Fragrances P.A Limited Edition Xmas Pudding Candle 350g, $46.95 Exclusive to Peter Alexander

Feel

senses1. Mercer + Reid Ultra Soft Charcoal Bathrobe, $79.95 (currently on sale for $63.96) from Adairs | 2. Ray Of Light gift box, $99.95 from Lush | 3. Adrenalin Gift Voucher, from $50-$500 (or your own amount) from Adrenalin | 4. Festive Hand Therapy Cracker single 3 x 10g, $15 from Crabtree & Evelyn

 

What reminds you most of Christmas time?

 

XO XO
Evelyn