It’s that time of year when many buy chocolate countdown calendars in anticipation of Christmas holiday. And while daily sugar fixes are nothing to complain about, it might be time to step up your countdown game.
Here are 10 luxury brands that have advent calendars on the market if you’re looking to treat yourself or someone special over the holiday season.
1. Drinks by the Dram
For the whiskey lover in your life, Drinks by the Dram created The Very Old and Rare Whisky Advent Calendar. It comes in either a handmade walnut or macassar ebony box and includes everything from 60-year-old Glenfarclas to Japanese Nikka. The entire box rings in at around $171,77. The company also makes speciality Irish whiskey and bourbon calendars.
2. Jo Malone
British fragrance company Jo Malone is offering colognes and travel-sized bath and body products for your Christmas countdown. The 24-day advent calendar will set you back $585.
3. Marcoliani Milano
We all have that friend who can’t get enough of specialty socks. So for the holidays, Italian luxury sock company Marcoliani Milano created a 24-day sock calendar full of different patterns to welcome the holidays in style. The unique countdown comes with a price tag of $475.
4. Coast to Coast Medicinals
While Coast to Coast Medicinals isn’t considered a luxury brand, the company is offering up a speciality cannabis-themed advent calendar. Buyers have the option of selecting different types of pot products in their calendars such as edibles, flowers and capsules. The concentrates-mix calendar will cost you $480.
5. Venus ET Fleur
Home of the “Eternity Roses” that last longer than a year, luxury floral company Venus ET Fleur created the 12 days of roses calendar. The countdown is filled with their most popular spray roses in individual boxes that you can share or keep all for yourself. The green and gold box also includes descriptions of what each rose represents. The calendar comes at a cost of $330.
6. Carolina Bucci
Florentine fine jewellery brand Carolina Bucci created an advent calendar for their FORTE Beads. The calendar has different beads every day until Christmas that you can thread onto a lurex cord with 18k gold tips. The luxury bracelet resembles the rainbow craft beads used in kindergarten classes, but this kit will cost you around $1,460.
7. Tiffany & Co.
You can feel like Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany's with this eggshell blue advent calendar dubbed A Very, Very Tiffany Holiday for a mere $150,000. But there are only four . The calendar contains 24 classic Tiffany’s pieces including a diamond necklace and silver paper cup.
Armani’s beauty line has created their first advent calendar this year with their most iconic products. The calendar includes two full-size items, 17 miniatures and five accessories including mascara, blush, and a lip magnet. The festive red-and-gold calendar can be yours for $350.
Luxury British company Linley specializes in high-quality furniture, but for Christmas, the company has created five exclusive wooden calendars with drawers for you to add your own gifts. The calendar also features a plaque that can be engraved on the front, similar to London’s heritage plaques, just so everyone can know who dished out $25,802 for a wooden advent calendar.
10. Diptyque Paris
Parisian fragrance line Diptyque is offering a colourful 25-day calendar with various candles, eau de parfume and skincare products. The countdown contains scents such as firewood, hookah, and fig tree for a total of approximately $565.