Countdown to Christmas – have you got your advent calendar?


Advent calendars are officially no longer just for kids! The past few years, we’ve seen the advent calendar market get bigger and bigger – with everything from make up to gin, jewellery to craft beers and beyond!

Here are a few of our favourites – but catch them whilst you can! Many advent calendars are eagerly anticipated and sell out within days of being launched . And remember to leave plenty of time for shipping so you can get yours in time for 1st December!


Beauty and cosmetics is one of the main categories of the recent trend of adult advent calendars. Compared to the RRP of the individual items, beauty advent calendars can work out as pretty cost-effective – as well as providing a lovely daily treat during the busy festive period. Several of the big beauty brands have their own calendar – check out these from Clinique, L’Occitane and Decleor. If you prefer to try items from multiple brands, these calendars from Look Fantastic, John Lewis and Glossybox all contain a selection of miniature beauty must-haves.


Christmas time is the perfect excuse to enjoy a tipple (or two) and if you’re a fan of gin, you’re spoilt for choice – there’s a whole host of gin advent calendars on the market. If you love a G&T, you can’t go wrong with this John Lewis advent calendar, which comes with 5.3 litres worth of gins and tonics. Alternatively, check out these branded gin advent calendars from Edinburgh Gin and Origin.


Winter is the perfect time for candles and if you love to try different scents, this Yankee Candle advent calendar will be right up your street.

Food and drink

As if you needed an excuse to indulge in the festive period, food and drink-based advent calendars make a great gift. We love this tea advent calendar, which offers a selection of fine teas and fruit infusions.  If chocolate is more of a favourite, this chocolate advent calendar for two from Hotel Chocolat means you can enjoy your daily indulgence with your other half!


We’re big fans of Lego at forward2me and so are our customers – especially when it comes to buying gifts. But why wait until Christmas Day? Lego fans around the world can play away throughout the festive period with an advent calendar from these loved miniature building blocks. What’s more, there are three to choose from – Lego City, Lego Star Wars, Lego Friends.  

Funko Pop! Harry Potter Calendar

We recently wrote a blog all about Funko Pops and it seems our customers can’t get enough of them! In this very first advent calendar from the makers of Funko Pop! vinyls, you can now get a Harry Potter Pocket Pop! every day of advent. This calendar has already sold out on some websites, so be sure to order yours quick!


Please note that some of the advent calendars detailed here may contain items that are classed as Dangerous for International Shipping purposes. Depending on the country, we may still be able to ship – but please contact us to double check before you make your purchase if you are in any doubt.