One Gift a Day: 11 Luxury Advent Calendars for Beauty, Jewelry, Liquor, & Fragrances - Lifestyle Asia

If you feel the urge to cheat by opening more than one compartment a day, we won’t judge.

Some of the best memories during the holidays are made even before December 25th—it’s the anticipation and preparation for the day that makes us feel most festive. So, to add more cheer to your days of December leading to Christmas, advent calendars can provide you or a loved one small but special treats before you receive all your presents.

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However, given we’ve rounded up the most expensive advent calendar’s luxury brands are offering, these daily gifts may be small enough to be packed in one box but worth plenty. 

Whether you want luxury beauty products for party-ready makeup, award-winning whiskey to cap off December nights, or Tiffany & Co. diamonds to frost yourself with, here are eleven of the priciest sets out there.

L’Occitane Classic Advent Calendar ($79 or around P4,000)

The French beauty brand’s 2021 advent calendar holds 24 of their “most-loved” beauty items. It’s packed with their best-selling and award-winning products such as their Almond Shower Oil, Immortelle Overnight Reset Oil-in-Serum, and many of their hand creams and lip products.

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Net-A-Porter 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar ($325 or around P16,400)

Curated by Net-A-Porter’s team of beauty buyers, their 25-piece advent calendar includes fill-size and mini versions of their best-selling products. From items by Charlotte Tilbury to complete your holiday make-up looks to serums and masks from Sunday Riley and Oribe to sustain a healthy glow throughout the party season.

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Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2021 ($450 or around P22,700)

Make yourself pleasantly scented as you countdown to Christmas day. London-based brand Jo Malone includes their “festive favorite” in miniature and 30ml cologne sizes to be revealed from December 1st.

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La Mer The World Of La Mer 12-Piece Holiday Advent Calendar ($560 or around P28,270)

If you haven’t heard of La Mer, they’re famous for fermenting its “Miracle Broth” derived from natural sources like sea kelp. The ultra-luxe brand offers 12 windows in their advent calendar, including their best-selling Crème de la Mer eye cream, The Regenerating Serum, and Décolleté Concentrate.

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Acqua di Parma x Emilio Pucci Advent Calendar (£450 or around P30,320)

With both brands hailing from Italy, perfumer Acqua di Parma and fashion house Emilio Pucci collaborate for a line of perfumes, colognes, shower gels, and hand creams for 25 fragrant treats. In addition, each purchase of their advent calendar supports the Rewrite the Future, Save the Children campaign—the global organization that provides education for children in conflict-affected countries. 

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Guerlain Advent Calendar ($700 or around P35,400)

The Parisian beauty company releases its first advent calendar this Christmas season. Dubbed as “The Hive of 25 Wonders,” it contains 10 ml sizes of products for skin wellness, travel-sized candle scents, scented soap, solid perfume tiles, and lip color.

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Chanel Beauty Advent Calendar (£610 or P41,000)

Another first-timer riding on the Advent Calendar trend is the 111-year-old brand Chanel. To celebrate a century since the launch of Chanel No. 5, their most famous scent, they designed their packaging according to its bottle. 

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In line with this, twenty-seven other Chanel Beauty products like the Rouge Allure lipstick, Le Vernis nail lacquer, a ceramic bracelet, and limited edition miniature bottles.

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Carolina Bucci FORTE Beads 18-karat gold and multi-stone advent calendar (£850 or around P57,300)

Made in Italy, Carolina Bucci’s Advent calendar holds their two “FORTE Beads” each day. Their collection of multi-colored hard-stone beads include genuine magnesite, yellow jade, rock crystal, turquoise, and amethyst, to name a few. Spoiler alert: on day 24, or Christmas Eve, you’ll open a unique bead made of 18-karat gold.

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Old & Rare Whisky Advent Calendar (£1,000 or P67,400)

For those who would love a nightly whisky on the rocks, you can celebrate with an Old & Rare whiskey festive calendar. Packed with their best-selling and award-winning global liquors, you can indulge in the 24 wax-sealed glass drams made from 22 different distilleries.

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Chatsworth Luxury Jewellery and Gift Advent Calendar (£2,495 or around P168,200)

To complete a luxe Christmas experience, one can enjoy a daily surprise of shining jewelry pieces. England-based jeweler Chatsworth curates 24 earrings, brooches, pendants, and necklaces made with details for sterling silver, yellow gold, and white pearl materials.

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Tiffany & Co. Advent Calendar (starts at $150,000 or around P7.6 million)

What’s better than receiving a little blue box for Christmas? Perhaps an extra-large one containing 24 blue boxes would be. For millions of pesos, you can get the New-york jewelers advent calendar, which is inspired by their latest campaign featuring Jean-Michel Basquiat’s 1982 painting Equals Pi. In addition, the package is four feet tall and can make a great all-year-round decorative piece.

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Banner photo from Chatsworth.org

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