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If you feel the Christmas shopping rush is starting earlier and earlier, you'd be right.
And there are loads of big-name brands involved - Liz Earle, Rituals, Laura Ashley, Disney, Star Wars and Lindt to name a handful.
So why the rush to buy now? Once considered a bit of a thoughtless gift, advent calendars are now so packed full of amazing, covetable products, useful gifts, and tempting treats that they've become a cult Christmas buy.
In fact, they're so sought after that they sell out months in advance. Boots report that their advent calendar sales increased 20% last year compared to the previous year, with one selling every minute in the Christmas run-up.
We can see why - an advent calendar is the gift that keeps on giving for up to an entire month. It's a great way to add some joy and anticipation throughout the cold, gloomy days of December.
So whether you're after a gift-to-self or something for a loved one, check out our edit of the best advent calendars that are available now at Boots.
And, needless to say, you'll need to snap your favourites up pronto.
Boots best 2022 advent calendars to know about
Best beauty advent calendars
Bursting with all sorts of bathing and beauty must-haves, this Ted Baker advent calendar also features some special limited edition surprises. Each day you (or the lucky recipient) will unveil something lovely - like violet & bergamot body wash, champagne shimmer eyeshadow, raspberry & orange blossom body lotion, red nail polish or a moisturising sheet mask. Divine.
Liz Earle 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar | £65 (worth £164.67)
This high-end beauty bargain features twelve skincare surprises (four are full size plus a selection of smaller sizes), including the iconic Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser 30ml, the Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic 50ml, and Orange Flower Botanical Hand Repair™ 50ml. Luxe and affordable.
This lovely, limited edition calendar is full of indulgent, pampering treats and beautiful scents for bath, body and home. Think body wash, bath foam, room mist, a votive candle and a shower lily. Bathtime has never felt so luxurious.
An adorable calendar comprising lots of little mini houses that can be kept to be reused next year (simply fill with treats of your choice), or you can use them as part of your Christmas display as you open each one. Containing everything from soap to hand cream, lip balm, body butter, foot cream, bath fizzers, fragrance, and a hair scrunchie, it's full of luscious top-to-toe body treats.
Macmillan 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar | £88 (worth £167.10)
Back for the fourth year, the Boots charity advent calendar in support of Macmillan (every calendar sold means £2 goes to Macmillan) is jam-packed with 24 beauty products from across the Boots top-selling brands worth a whopping £167.10. Behind each door could be anything from a Botanics Pillow mist, to Liz Earle™ Eyebright™ Soothing Eye Lotion, or No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Eye Cream, Soap & Glory Hydrating Body Wash even a Sleek MakeUP i-Divine palette.
What a perfect way to countdown to Christmas than with 24 Soap & Glory treats! Featuring loads of the brand's much-loved products like Heel Genius Foot Cream, Righteous Butter, Puffy Eye Attack Under Eye Patches, and Clean On Me Shower Gel, this will make your recipient smile all the way through the festive season and beyond.
Featuring some fantastic illustrations by Manchester-Born artist Eleanor Bowmer, this is a Christmas delight bursting with beauty and home fragrance loveliness. You (or whoever you gift this to) can expect to reveal anything from soy-blend candles to lip balms, body scrubs, hand creams, bath fizzers and a reusable make-up remover disk.
Best chocolate advent calendars
A delectable gift for little (or big) kids. With delicious milk-chocolate gifts like gold wrapped reindeer, Lindt teddies (including a full sized one), milk and white chocolate snowdrops, and Lindor mini truffles, this cute-as-a-chocolate-button calendar has the kind of tasty treats that'll get you through 24 days of December.
Yet another 24 days of deliciousness will be unveiled with this Kinder Bueno advent calendar, which has a mini classic, white or dark chocolate kinder Bueno mini behind each door. Spoiler alert: there's a full-size Classic kinder Bueno on the 24th day.
Talk about an irresistible calendar full of tantalising chocolate treats. Expect to unveil some of the brand's iconic chocolate delights like the Ferrero Rondnoir (think Ferrero's fine wafer with a rich cocoa filling and a dark chocolate heart), to the Confetteria Raffaello - aka wafer with a velvety centre and a toasted almond, topped with a sprinkling of coconut
Best alternative advent calendars
A carefully curated selection of premium organic teas from Sri Lanka with a Christmas vibe that'll warm up any tea-loving recipient this Chrimbo. There are some delicious and unusual blends to experience, too, with names like Post Party Refresh, Gingerbread Treat, Festive Spice, Happy Holiday and Peachy Keen.
If you buy this calendar for someone you love, they'll have 25 days of bathtime bliss ahead of them. With bath bombs, bath confetti and bath salts to enjoy, self care has never been so fun.
There's nothing lovelier than cosying up on cold winter nights and lighting some beautiful scented candles to up the hygge factor. And this lovely advent calendar has all the Christmassy candles for a festive vibe, with pretty tea lights called things like Christmas Cookie and Winter Night Stars to name a couple. It even comes with a clear glass tea light holder.
If you’re a Harry Potter fan, this advent calendar is for you.
Filled with 24 Harry Potter-inspired beauty and self-care products, from a Slytherin mini bath fizzes to Gryffindor fragrance spray and Hufflepuff mini body wash it’s bound to be a hit with Potterheads. Keep an eye out for the golden snitch and Hogwarts keyring.
Banoffee Pie, Cinnamon Roll, Caramel, Toffee Apple and Cinnamon are just a few of the flavours behind the doors of this popcorn-themed advent calendar. And we love that it's for that period between Christmas and New Year when forget what day it is, and need a bit of pepping up. Great idea!
We love the 12 Socks of Christmas idea - and this advent calendar for big kids (as it's for adult sizes 4-8) offers the cutest, Disney-themed socks featuring illustrations of old-school faves like Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and Bambi. Adorable.
The Star Wars obsessives in your life will adore getting a pair of witty, themed socks a day for twelve days. Bound to be a fan favourite, the socks have such fun, cool designs we reckon they'll become collector's items (we especially love the Darth Vader pair that say 'Up to Snow Good'.
Boots claim this saucy, 25-piece calendar is "bursting with treats to jingle your bells and end the year with a bang". With everything from beginner-friendly bondage pieces to orgasm balm and mini vibrators, if you gift your partner this it'll definitely put the 'oh oh ohhhh' into Christmas.