We love Christmas here at Liverpool ONE. Trees, fairy lights, presents, and of course, advent calendars. No Christmas is complete without one, the thrill of counting down to Christmas while enjoying some delicious chocolate is a pretty great idea but an even better one is ‘alternative’ advent calendars. Think beauty, alcohol and luxury treats behind each door.
We’ve put together a list of our favourite calendars around to give you a better idea and convince you why alternative advent calendars are the way forward!
Essie Nail Polish Advent Calendar 24 Day Christmas Countdown
Found in Superdrug on Upper South John Street, this cute collection of nail care products is perfect for the mani-lover in your life. Featuring a fun festive mix of 7 nail polishes and 13 mini nail polishes – with 5 shades exclusive to the calendar – 1 mini nail polish remover and 2 essie mani surprises, this gorgeous advent calendar will keep your nails looking fresh all winter!
Essie Nail Polish Advent Calendar 24 Day Christmas Countdown, £50, Superdrug
BareMinerals ‘Box of Wonders’ Advent Calendar
The ‘Box of Wonders’ is a must for beauty lovers. Available in Debenhams on South John Street, this set is full of sumptuous colours, lavish textures, luxurious glistening finishes and complexion-loving skincare. Behind each door is a perfect beauty present hand-picked by the calendars creators for Christmas nights out, nights in, and magical moments. Think Deluxe Marvellous Moxie Lipstick, Tinted Mineral Veil Finishing Powder, Blush/All over Face Colour and more!
BareMinerals ‘Box of Wonders’ Advent Calendar, £75, Debenhams
Edinburgh Gin Advent Calendar
Make the countdown to Christmas warm, merry and aromatic with the Edinburgh Gin Advent Calendar found in John Lewis on Paradise Place. Featuring 25 mini 5cl bottles of gin, this advent calendar is a great gift for gin connoisseurs who love any excuse for a tipple! Find a variety of flavours behind each door, such as hints of juniper, pine, lavender, floral, soft spice and citrus, that will tantalise your taste buds throughout the festive period!
Edinburgh Gin Advent Calendar, £100, John Lewis
Cabinet of Scented Luxuries Advent Calendar
If you really want to treat yourself or a loved one this Christmas, get them the Cabinet of Scented Luxuries Advent Calendar. Available in Molton Brown on Keys Court, this sophisticated calendar is jam-packed with decadent scented luxuries. Some of Molton Brown’s most iconic fragrances are hidden behind each door in the form of exfoliators, lotions, eau de toilettes and more, so you can keep your skin sumptuously soft and smelling amazing this winter!
Cabinet of Scented Luxuries Advent Calendar, £165, Molton Brown
24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar
Featuring 24 days of feel-good, naturally inspired goodies, this beauty advent calendar will go down a storm with bath-lovers! Found in The Body Shop on South John Street, this calendar is crammed with mini essentials that will help ward off any drab, dry skin. From Body Butter to hand cream to shower gel, The Body Shop’s Beauty Advent Calendar has a huge collection of exciting different products – try and resist opening all the doors at once, we dare you!
24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, £45, The Body Shop
Liverpool ONE Advent Calendar
Finally, download our app and enjoy our exciting digital Advent Calendar! Our app enables one lucky person to win an amazing prize from one of our stores every day over the festive period. Just search Liverpool ONE in the App Store, download the app, head to Liverpool ONE between 12-6pm, open the virtual door and cross your fingers…