Everyone loves an advent calendar – in fact, there are few better feelings than waking up to a quick hit of chocolatey goodness from behind a little, numbered door.

But now, with the number of “luxury” advent calendars available, you may be able to enjoy something even more exciting than a small, moulded chocolate.

From beauty products and coffee to cheese and wine, there’s now an advent calendar suited to everyone’s tastes.

Here are 10 of the best luxury advent calendars that you could consider this Christmas.

1. No7 Beauty Advent Calendar

The No7 Beauty Advent Calendar has become a staple of the advent period for many households in the UK.

In the run-up to Christmas, you can open high quality No7 products worth £184, including everything from mascara to body wash.

Even better, this year there are 10 “Golden Tickets” hidden randomly across the calendars, giving the lucky recipient £1,000 redeemable across the entire No7 range.

You can buy the No7 Beauty Advent Calendar from Boots pharmacy for £47.

2. Naked Marshmallow Co’s Gourmet Marshmallow Advent Calendar

The Naked Marshmallow Co’s Gourmet Marshmallow Advent Calendar is a fun and squidgy alternative to a traditional chocolate one.

As the world’s first marshmallow advent calendar, you can open a differently flavoured marshmallow each day, from vanilla bean and salted caramel all the way to cinnamon churro and candy floss.

You can get the Gourmet Marshmallow Advent Calendar directly from the Naked Marshmallow Co’s website for £15.

If you’re willing to spend an extra £3.95, you’ll also receive a marshmallow toasting kit, including a toaster that will last for the full duration of the calendar, and 24 bamboo skewers.

3. Virgin Wines Mixed Wine Advent Calendar

For a slightly more sophisticated and adult advent calendar, you might enjoy the Mixed Wine Advent Calendar from Virgin Wines.

Enjoy 25 wines from around the world, including a full-sized bottle of bubbly to pop open on Christmas morning to really put you in the festive mood.

Virgin Wines also offer specifically red or white wine advent calendars if you have a particular preference over the colour.

You can buy the Virgin Wines Mixed Wine Advent Calendar, as well as any of their other advent calendars, on the Virgin Wines website for £89.99 (excluding £7.99 postage and packaging).

4. Joe & Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar

Joe & Seph’s has become a household name for their gourmet popcorn, and now you can enjoy their delicious treats throughout the Christmas period with the Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar.

The so-called “popcorn connoisseur’s” advent calendar gives you a huge 175g of popcorn, featuring 19 unique and delicious flavours behind the 24 doors.

You can buy the Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar on the Joe & Seph’s website for £30.

5. Ilchester Cheese Advent Calendar

For many people, the joy of Christmas is in consuming your bodyweight in cheese, so make the most of the festive period with the Ilchester Cheese Advent Calendar.

The calendar features nine of Ilchester’s best loved cheeses, including their Applewood smoked, Red Leicester, and Mexicana to enjoy across 24 days.

You can buy the Ilchester Cheese Advent Calendar from Ocado for £8.

6. Paperchase Stationery Advent Calendar

For something a little different to the traditional food and drink choices, you could look to Paperchase’s Stationery Advent Calendar.

Paperchase has become a high street favourite in the UK, thanks to its quirky stationery, birthday cards, and gifts.

The calendar itself contains £85 worth of stationery, including a £5 Paperchase voucher. Four of the calendars in circulation also contain a golden pen, giving you an extra £100 to spend at Paperchase.

You can buy the Stationery Advent Calendar on the Paperchase website for £40.

7. Friends Coffee Advent Calendar

If you’re a lover of both coffee and the hugely popular sitcom, Friends, then the limited-edition Friends Coffee Advent Calendar is perfect for you.

Imagine you’re enjoying a coffee in New York at Central Perk with 24 Nespresso-compatible pods to warm you up on those cold December mornings before Christmas.

You can buy the Friends Coffee Advent Calendar from Menkind for £25.

8. Bird and Blend Tea Advent Calendar 2021

There’s nothing more quintessentially British than a nice brew, so the Bird and Blend Tea Advent Calendar is a perfect Christmas choice.

All of Bird and Blend’s teas are vegan, hand-blended in the UK, and come in 100% plastic-free tea bags. There’s also a caffeine-free version for tea drinking just before bedtime.

Even better, the Bird and Blend Tea Advent Calendar doubles up its daily offering, giving you 48 tea bags to enjoy throughout advent.

The Tea Advent Calendar is available on the Bird and Blend website for £38.

9. Yankee Candle Advent Calendar

Yankee Candles have become inseparable from Christmas, with their unique candles that fill your nostrils with the scent of the festive period. So why not have that experience all the way throughout December with one of their Candle Advent Calendars?

Choose from one of three shapes for your calendar: book, wreath, or tree. You’ll then open a new votive or tea light candle to light each day throughout advent, each with the distinctive smell that only Yankee Candles can offer.

You can buy all the Yankee Candle Advent Calendars on their website, starting from £24.99.

10. Aldi Craft Beer Advent Calendar

Aldi might not be your first thought for a luxury advent calendar, but the budget supermarket’s Craft Beer Advent Calendar is a great choice for beer drinkers.

Enjoy 12 of Aldi’s most delicious and refreshing craft beers, including alternative flavours such as their vanilla stout or their strawberry lager.

You can buy Aldi’s Craft Beer Advent Calendar on the Aldi website for £44.99.