This advent calendar will most definitely put a sparkle in your (or that special someone’s) eye! Available at Takealot.com for R1 800 (on special at the time of writing this) and Zando, the Destiny Jewellery Advent Calendar with Crystals from Swarovski, will delight with this dainty box containing a variety of sparkling jewellery pieces. The box contains four pairs of earrings and four pendants with crystals and pearls from Swarovski; and 13 charms (some with crystals from Swarovski). There are also two necklaces and a bracelet for your charms. And to ensure that you are buying authentic crystals from Swarovski, the Swarovski seal comprises the latest security features. To establish the authenticity of the Swarovski seal tag or sticker, you can verify the tracking number on the Swarovski website. How fabulous!
Another one for the makeup lovers! If you’re a big fan on M.A.C.Cosmetics, then be sure not to miss out on the opportunity of purchasing the limited-edition Boom Boom Wow Mini Advent Calendar. Filled with 12 M.A.C. Cosmetics makeup surprises, this is a fun and exciting way to add to your makeup collection and count the days until Christmas! This is another advent calendar that sells out fast, so be sure to visit M.A.C. Cosmetics online store and get yours now!
The Body Shop
We all know and love The Body Shop! And this year, they’re making Christmas extra merry with some cool advent calendars, jam-packed with your favourite Body Shop goodies. There are three options for you to choose from depending on your festive budget. First up, there’s the Make It Real Together Ultimate Advent (from R2 750*). If you’re not keen on spending that much, there’s the Make It Real Together Big Advent Calendar (from R1 800) or the Make It Real Together Advent Calendar (from R1 200). A few goodies include the Mango Hand Cream (30ml); Moringa Fragranced Bath Bubble (28g); Coconut Exfoliating Cream Body Scrub (50ml); Coconut Lip Butter (10ml); Almond Milk & Honey Soothing & Restoring Body Butter (50ml); and much more.
Do you love Clarins beauty and skincare products? If yes, then you’re definitely going to love this! Available online at Clarins.co.za ONLY, you can get your hands on their 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar from R1 985! Enjoy 24 make-up and skincare surprises that will give you a gorgeous glow during the festive season! They also have a 12 Days of Beauty & Wellbeing Advent Calendar for R1 050 with 12 Clarins best sellers if you’re looking for a smaller option. Please note, these sell out FAST! So, order yours online before it’s too late!
Count your way down to Christmas with the festive Mood 12 Mini Gins Collection Box from Yuppiechef! This is a deliciously refreshing rollercoaster of flavour, featuring 12 fun-sized 40ml bottles of gin from a variety of local distillers. It’s the perfect opportunity for you to savour and explore the South African craft gin scene. It’s also a great gift for a loved one who enjoys a good G&T. A few gins you can expect in this advent calendar includes 48 Gin Pink Gin, Cape Town Gin Rooibos Red Gin, Monks Mary Jane Gin and Indlovu Original Gin, just to name a few. Be sure to order this beauty before stock runs out!
This one is for the makeup lovers! If you have a fondness for essence cosmetics, then be sure to pick up their 2020 essence Ho Ho Home for X-Mas Advent Calendar (R499* exclusively from Takealot.com). Each day until Christmas Eve is a surprise with this stunning calendar, gifting you with 24 carefully selected and lovingly arranged Christmas-themed presents from Essence. Jam-packed with beauty favourites from the standard range in original size and limited products in a Christmas design, it is THE must-have for the festive season.
Christmas is not Christmas without chocolate! And Lindt has the perfect advent calendar for all you chocoholics. Take your pick from the LINDOR Advent Calendar (158g) filled with milk, dark and white chocolates with a smooth melting filling OR the LINDT TEDDY Advent Calendar filled with even more sweet thrills. As for prices, you’d have to visit a Lindt store near you. You can also find these at select Clicks and Woolies stores, or order them online!
Why not gift your little ones with the joy of LEGO®? They have a variety of LEGO® advent calendars that are sure to delight this Christmas. This is certainly a fun way to get into the festive spirit, with 24 different buildable presents, one for each day of the season. There’s the LEGO® Friends Advent Calendar (R349.99), the LEGO® Star Wars™ Advent Calendar (R549.99), and the LEGO® Harry Potter™ Advent Calendar (R449.99). Take your pick and have a blast building a mini LEGO® world! Do keep in mind that these sell fast, so be sure to get your hands on them ASAP! If they are out of stock, simply just provide your details on the desired advent calendar page and they’ll notify you when they receive more.
Funko Pocket Pop!
How about something different this year? We’re absolutely loving the Funko Pocket Pop! advent calendars this year! Head to Takealot.com and add the Funko Pocket Pop!: Harry Potter Advent Calendar (R1 249) to your cart! Each calendar has miniature figurines of your favourite Harry Potter characters, making it the perfect addition to any Funko Pocket Pop! collector.
Another great treat before Christmas is NetFlorist’s 12 Days Of Christmas Gourmet Advent Calendar. A unique touch for this calendar is the fact that you can personalise it with your name or the name of the person you’re gifting it to, along with a festive message for the holiday season. Now onto what’s important – what’s inside! Each day brings an envelope filled with candy and treats. The envelopes contain Kit Kats, Skittles, M&Ms (peanut and chocolate), Haribo Happy Cola sweets, Oreos (original and golden), Jelly Teddies, Cadbury Nutties, Cadbury Astros, Liquorice Allsorts and creamy vanilla pieces. This advent calendar costs R499.95 and can be ordered online at NetFlorist.
Or Simply Make Your Own!
Not keen on any of these? Not to worry, there’s always the option to create your own for your family and friends, and have them do the same for you! All you need to do is by a ready-made advent calendar box – Takealot.com has one, the Christmas Toyshop Advent Calendar! It’s a great option for the kids, but you can use it for anything and anyone. It’s R595 per box* but the best part is you can reuse it every year. Or why not get your hands on the Christmas Tree Advent Calendar for R1 095? Now for the fun part – buy 24 bits and bobs that you know your kids/partner/recipient will enjoy. This definitely adds a lovely personalised touch to the advent calendar.