21 Must-Have Advent Calendars in Nottingham City Centre

Posted on: 06 November 2017

Who doesn't love opening a little door of goodness each day in the run up to Christmas? From beauty treats to tea and classic chocolate; advent calendars have evolved big time! So head into Nottingham city centre and grab yours before they go...

1. BareMinerals Box of Wonders, £75, House of Fraser, intu Victoria Centre

This luxury beauty calendar contains goodies worth a combined total of £238 and includes classic favourites such as Lash Domination Mascara and Tinted Mineral Veil Finishing Powder. The gorgeous gold windows/doors (there's a debate in the office over what they are called!) are waiting for you to take a peek, so head to House of Fraser and treat yourself today.

2. Luxury Advent Calendar of Tea, £36, Bluebird Tea Co, Victoria Street

If you haven't visited the new Bluebird Tea Co store in Nottingham city centre then you're missing out on some brew-tea-ful tea creations, such as Cherry Bakewell, Bonfire Toffee and the gorgeously cosy Snowball. This cute calendar contains 24 award-winning tea gifts plus some exclusive Christmas blends that you cannot purchase in store! 

3. The Body Shop 25 Days Deluxe Advent Calendar, £65, Bridlesmith Gate and Albert Street

This Christmas, The Body Shop has re-imagined Beauty Advent Calendars in a brand new, wonderfully playful way. As well as being filled with a selection of your favourite beauty treats; from body care and skincare, to make-up and accessories, these advent calendars are also hiding a few more surprises behind their doors. 

4. Champagne Truffle Advent Calendar, £15, Debenhams, Long Row 

Hic-hic horray! Add a little sparkle to your day with this fizzy festive delight from Debenhams. In a pretty pink and gold box, it includes 25 delicious white champagne truffles, as well as cut-out coasters with the slogan 'Champagne O'clock'. Cheers to the jolly season folks!

5. Charlotte Tilbury Naughty and Nice, £150, John Lewis, intu Victoria Centre

Indulge with 12 stunning beauty treats from makeup guru Charlotte Tilbury. The 12 best-selling makeup treasures wrapped in a glamorous, gorgeous Magic case that transforms in to the ideal jewellery case after all of the gifts are opened. Visit the new concession upstairs in John Lewis to pick up yours. 

6. Soap & Glory It's a Calendar, girls!, £40, Boots, intu Victoria Centre

It is really Christmas without a trip to Boots and their Soap & Glory section? Enjoy treats galore behind every door with this bright and playful calendar from Soap & Glory, including their sherbet fizztastic Sugar Crush body wash and Crazy Sexy Kohl liners. Look and feel fab this festive season - one window at a time!

7. Marks & Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar, £35 when you spend £35, Albert Street - launches 9th November 

Are you ready for the pampering extravaganza of the year? The beautiful little house of treats launches on Thursday 9th November and is only £35 when you spend £35 in store. Plus, head over on the 9th to enjoy facials from Filorga when you buy 2 products, hair advice from Percy and Reed, plus bookable makeovers from Pixi beauty. Follow them on Instagram @mnsbeauty_nottingham. 

8. Molton Brown Cabinet of Scented Luxuries, £165, House of Fraser, intu Victoria Centre

This luxury advent calendar from Molton Brown houses classic favourites and scented luxuries amongst new fragrances hidden and waiting to be revealed behind each door. We're loving the classic Christmassy green and red drawers!

9. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Advent Calendar, £13, Debenhams, Long Row

Chocolate and peanut butter go together like Santa and Rudolph, so we're super excited about this Reese's Peanut Butter Cup calendar! Enjoy 25 miniature Reese's peanut butter cups and be the envy of all the office when they see this pride of place on your desk.

10. Jack Wills Beauty Advent Calendar, £35, Boots, intu Victoria Centre

One for any stylish beauty loving queens out there, and packed with exciting mini beauty goodies to keep you looking and smelling lovely in December and beyond. 

There's a perfect treat behind every door, including body lotion, nail varnish and body spray. 

11. Christmas Tealight Advent Calendar, John Lewis, intu Victoria Centre

If you're looking for something different to beauty goodies and tasty chocolate then why not pick up a festive tealight calendar from John Lewis? Behind each window is a lovely festive scent, and it also comes with a Merry Christmas candle holder too. 

12. The Grand Chocolate Advent Calendar, £68, Hotel Chocolat, Albert Street

’Tisn’t the season to do things by halves. Open up this two-sided advent calendar packed full of gifts, which makes a great Christmas present in itself. Daily surprises include salted caramel vodka, crackers filled with dizzy pralines, a meltingly-smooth hazelnut bûche and our irresistible new treacle tarts cased in a 40% milk chocolate pastry case sculpted from real paper, folds and all. Make the whole month of December merry and brighter.

13. House of Fraser Beauty Advent Calendar, House of Fraser, £25, intu Victoria Centre

Make the countdown to Christmas even more magical with House of Fraser's Beauty Advent Calendar! Peek behind each door for a mini treat, featuring 24 glamorous beauty products to leave you sparkling through the whole party season. If you love beauty but don't want the luxury price tag then this is the calendar for you.

14. The Snaffling Pig Merry Piggin' Christmas Advent Calendar, £15, Debenhams, Long Row

One for those savory lovers out there, and brimming with their best-selling flavoured pork crackling. No need to wait until Christmas day for that crispy crackling when you can enjoy 24 mini bites to enjoy throughout December. Best of all - this calendar is the only one which is A3 in size!

15. Thorntons Advent Calendar, £5, Thorntons, intu Broadmarsh

Just because you're a grown-up, why should you miss out on all the fun? This advent calendar brings a touch of class to proceedings, thanks to its elegant design and 24 delicious milk chocolates hiding behind the windows. Don't forget to have your name iced on the chocolate plaque for free!

16. Sleek Makeup A Gift a Day Advent Calendar, £35, Boots, intu Victoria Centre

We're told by the brand that a 'gift a day keeps the basics away', but we're not cool enough to know what that means... We do know, however, that this dazzling beauty offering includes best-sellers and some exclusive surprises, so be on fleek this festive season and pick yours up from Boots.

17. Hand Decorated Gingerbread Advent Calendar, John Lewis, £15, intu Victoria Centre

Have a delicious countdown to Christmas with the Hand Decorated Iced Gingerbread Advent Calendar. With one for each day, there are 25 delightful numbered gingerbread biscuits. They're carefully hand iced, arranged into a beautiful Christmas tree design and packed in a crystal clear acetate case with a red ribbon finish. A perfect festive treat for everyone to enjoy.

18. Decléor Beauty Advent Calendar, £65, House of Fraser, intu Victoria Centre

Can't wait for Christmas morning? Discover a new beauty surprise every day with Decléor's Advent Calendar. 24 skin saviours from our bestselling ranges, including Hydra Floral and Aurabsolu. What's more, uncover three full size products along the way! This is one for skincare and beauty addicts alike... 

19. Laura Ashley Royal Bloom Advent Calendar, £40, Boots, intu Victoria Centre

This beautiful collection of mini treasures is the perfect gift for her this Christmas. 24 mini versions of Laura Ashley's classic bath & beauty luxuries are a special festive treat whether home or away, and the pretty box can be used year after year to store your favourite family surprises.

20. Debenhams Coffee Advent Calendar, £16.50, Debenhams, Long Row

Get someone to buy you this java gem of an advent calendar and you'll be saying thanks a latte in no time! (too much?) This unique calendar features 24 Nespresso compatible coffee pods, meaning you can enjoy a caffeine fix a day throughout December. 

21. John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar, £149, John Lewis, intu Victoria Centre

This amazing beauty calendar contains a Marc Jacobs eyeliner, MAC Lipsticks, Clarins Cleanser, Molton Brown wash and much much more! It's worth over £300 and we have one to giveaway on our Facebook page this week! Keep your eyes peeled folks... 

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