Christmas is almost here and so are the best advent calendars to indulge in. Prepare for the holiday season in style by opening a window each day from one of these magical advent calendars! From boxes full of delicious sweets to pampering beauty treats, the variety is surprising with our selection this year. Find out what’s tucked behind each door from December 1 to 25. These really are the best gifts for giving or treating yourself.
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We simply adore everything from kikki.K and their new Christmas collection is just gorgeous. Celebrate the countdown to Christmas with fun and stylish products contained in each box of the kikki.K Lovers advent calendar. There are surprises lurking inside including a mix of cute and charming stationery, lifestyle items and gorgeous decorations from notepads and pens to affirmation cards, a key ring and pin, gift tags, page markers, and so much more. Share the fun of unboxing with family and friends to make it even more memorable. The coveted kikki.K Lovers Advent Calendar Christmas 2018 is priced at HKD $1,115.
kikki.K Harbour City, Shop 411, Level 4, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2110 4520
Christmas is synonymous with chocolate and what better way to mark each day of the festive season than with gourmet chocolates from the one and only French pâtissier Pierre Hermé. Head to the magical world of Pierre Hermé Lounge tucked away on the first floor of the magnificent Morpheus hotel.
Indulge in iconic holiday pastries, sample traditional salon de thé treats, and unique plated desserts. Spread the sweet love with family and friends. Most importantly, don’t forget to treat yourself or someone with the Pierre Hermé signature advent calendar to count the days until the special day of Christmas. This beautifully designed box of confectionery is available for purchase already, and it’s a limited edition so it’s truly special. It is priced at MOP $488.
Pierre Hermé Lounge Level 1, Morpheus Hotel, Estr. do Istmo, Macau, +853 8868 3400, www.cityofdreamsmacau.com
Jo Malone always creates decadent advent calendars. Compiling the brand’s most amazing products in one package to celebrate the amazing season will definitely sprinkle a bit of cheer to anyone who unboxes the precious pieces. Cologne, candles and beauty bits are contained within the beautiful box to help you survive the busy festive season. Available from Tsim Sha Tsui Ocean Terminal Lobby Christmas Roadshow from November 12 but also available at all Lane Crawford counters from November 19. The Jo Malone London Christmas Collections Advent Calendar is priced at HKD $4,000.
Jo Malone Lane Crawford Hong Kong, Shoppes at Venetian Macao and online at Jo Malone
Fortnum and Mason
If you want to stay away from the chocolate versions of advent calendars this year then it’s time to invest in this dainty tea lovers advent calendar from Fortnum and Mason. Adorned with 24 silky bags, this set is an ideal gift not just for tea addicts but for everyone. Guaranteed to keep the recipient calm amidst the chaos of the festive season, this advent calendar is not just thoughtful but also healthy and priceless. Relish in a cup of the rhubarb and raspberry infusion, earl grey, Moroccan mint or any of the many delightful flavors perfect holidays. It is priced at HKD $338.
Fortnum and Mason Lane Crawford stores around Hong Kong
Shine bright and beautiful at all those Christmas parties with the NARS 2018 advent calendar. Inspired by the iconic punk fashion of the 1970s, choose from any of the luxurious bold shades for a standout look this holiday season. Unveil 24 of NARS’s star-studded favorites from the lush mini orgasm blush to the mini bound velvet lip guide, mini rita audacious lipstick and via veneto larger than life long-wear eyeliner. You’ll have everything you need for those stylish soirees in one gorgeous red box. It is priced at HKD $1,500 at all NARS boutiques in Hong Kong.
NARS Level 1, City of Dreams, Estrada do Istmo, Cotai, Macau, +853 8868 6688, www.cityofdreamsmacau.com
NARS FSS Pacific Place Shop, Shop 161, L1, Three Pacific Place, 88 Queensway Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Smelling great is just as important as looking great. Set your mood for the remaining days of the year with unforgettable fragrances from Atelier Cologne’s luxury advent calendar. This special assortment for men and women is not only a delight for the eyes but also for all other senses. You could be sporting a light scent today and a strong aroma the next day with these mini bottles of the finest fragrances from Atelier Cologne. It is priced at HKD $4,000 – a bit indulgent, but worth every dollar.
Atelier Cologne Hong Kong Boutique Shop 1008, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, Central, Hong Kong
La Maison du Chocolat
We tried our best to stay away from sinful chocolates this year but La Maison du Chocolate deserves a place in our top advent calendars for a reason. There are twenty-four creatively-crafted masterpieces hidden behind each door. What’s not to love? This luxury calendar is the height of indulgence. As you battle your way through the busy often chaotic festive season rushing deadlines and cramming reports, open a door each morning to find yourself in seventh heaven with a variety of lush chocolates from La Maison du Chocolate. Lift your spirits up for HKD $720 – you won’t regret it.
La Maison du Chocolat Shoppes at Venetian Macao, Estrada da Baia de Senhora da Esperanca, Taipa, Macau, +853 2882 8877, www.venetianmacao.com
La Maison du Chocolat Shop 109, First Floor, 10 Charter Road, Landmark Prince’s
This calendar will hypnotize any beauty junkie. The coveted Net-a-porter beauty advent calendar is an exclusive box filled with downsized editions of top-notch products that you can easily take with you on your holiday travels. Each of the 25 drawers reveals a best-selling piece from brands like Omorovicza, Le Labo, Charlotte Tilbury, and Sunday Riley. Make your contouring easy for the winter parties with Illamasqua’s innovative ‘Gel Sculpt’ stick in ‘Silhouette’. It has a lightweight, matte formula that can be layered for a deeper tint. We also adore Dr. Barbara Sturm’s soothing face cream that helps prevent cell aging and leaves an instant fresh, firm and healthy-looking appearance. The calendar is priced at HKD $1,250 and is the best beauty investment to cap off the year in style.
Net-a-porter Order online
Taking the prize for the best packaging in our books, Charlotte Tilbury’s advent calendar this year is like a treasure box. Filled with the most iconic products from makeup to skincare, Charlotte’s Beauty Universe includes mini full fat lashes, Hollywood lips in screen siren, eyes to mesmerize in jean, the color chameleon in amber haze and many more award-winning products carefully curated for the Christmas festivities. It is priced at HKD $1,600 and is available at Harbour City Cosmic Gift Shop from December 5 to 9, 2018. Don’t miss this ultimate box of beauty.
Charlotte Tilbury Ocean Terminal Lobby, Harbour City, Hong Kong
If you’re interested in the history of advent calendars and where the tradition comes from don’t forget to check out our related article as well!