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21st Nov 2016

10 Advent Calendars Strictly For Mums (Because Lord Knows We Deserve One!)

Trine Jensen-Burke

Kids up the down the nation are soon going to be waking up to their advent calendars and the excitement it is to open these every morning in the lead up to Christmas.

Well, mamas, we think you all (and us too) deserve to be included in all that excitement, no?

Heck, if anyone in the household deserves an advent calendar this year, it is us mamas, we think.

And just to tempt you into agreeing with us on this one, we have rounded up 10 nothing short of AH-MAZING advent calendar sure to get your holiday spirit soaring this December:

1. Jo Malone Christmas Advent Calendar

Oh, how we love Jo Malone. And yes, it might be a “little” on the expensive side (€345, to be exact), but the brand’s 2016 calendar is filled with miniature perfumes and body creams that are sure to lift your spirits for every day in December, mamas.

Available from Brown Thomas.


2. Perkulatte Coffee Advent Calendar

December is a month full of mulled wine and cocktails, meaning that, come morning, most of us mamas need that cup of coffee even more so than we do under normal circumstances.

Enter the Perkulatte Coffee Advent Calendar – featuring a 20g bag of fresh, roasted, single-origin coffee for every day leading up to the 25th; it’ll perk you up on those especially groggy mornings.

(Note: The coffee sachets themselves aren’t actually housed within a calendar, but would fit nicely into a fill-your-own calendar.)

£35.00 and available from


3. Ciate Mini Mani Month

Ciate were one of the first on the scene with beauty advent calendars, offering 24 mini nail polishes over December.

This one is €72 and available from here.

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4. Yankee Candle Tea Light Christmas Advent Calendar

Any Yankee Candle fans would no doubt be delighted at this gorgeous gift.

Now just €26 and available from

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5. Pork Scratchings Mega Advent Calendar

The run up to Christmas is a traditionally boozy time of the year, and what snack traditionally goes with booze? That’s right, pork crackling.

Behind each door of this A3-sized calendar is a small pack of pork crackling, with six different flavour variations: pigs in blankets, low and slow BBQ, maple, black pepper and sea salt, salt and vinegar and perfectly salted. Yum.

€16 and available from


6. Lily O’Brien Chocolate Advent House

This very special house is the perfect gift for a mum this time a year – to make the run up to Christmas extra sweet.

The price? €30 and available to order now from

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7. Ginvent Calendar

Because who wouldn’t want 24 days of drinking gin?!

£124.95 and available from


8. Molton Brown Scented Luxuries Advent Calendar

24 days of little Molton Brown treats that will make you feel like you’re staying in a super-posh hotel.

A little pricey at €185, but we think you’ve deserved this one, mama.

Available to order from

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9. Diptique Advent Calendar

Who wouldn’t want to count down to Christmas with beautiful scents from the Parisian perfumer?

Diptique advent calendar, £250 and available from Selfridges


10. Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar

Get ready to celebrate as 12 of the cult make-up brand’s iconic beauty products await you in this World of Legendary Parties calendar.

€195 and available from Brown Thomas.


For more great ideas for your most amazing Christmas yet, make sure you pop on over to Pinterest, and give us a follow there.

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