luxury advent calendars 2023

The best luxury advent calendars for Christmas 2023

04 Oct 2023 | |By Zoe Gunn

From delectable foodie treats to dazzling diamonds, this year's best advent calendars are anything but basic

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The advent calendar industry has grown astronomically in the past few years. What was once a simple chocolate or illustrated surprise has turned into the chance to indulge yourself (or a lucky recipient) in treats from some of the world’s most coveted brands. And why not? After a long year, we’ve all earned a little extravagance.

Whether it’s the ever-popular beauty advent calendar, a series of gorgeous daily jewels or a traditional chocolate advent calendar taken to the next level courtesy of a haute patisserie house, here’s our guide to the best luxury advent calendars for Christmas 2023.

Jewellery advent calendars

Astrid & Miyu 14k gold advent calendar

One of three advent calendars offered by Astrid & Miyu this year, this five-day countdown features 14k solid gold piece from the brand’s fine jewellery range housed inside a luxe lacquered jewellery box you can use far beyond the big day. Among the pieces are two exclusives you won’t find in the brand’s mainline collection, including a pair of topaz hoops and topaz chain stud earrings.

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Missoma advent calendar

If you don’t have thousands of pounds to spend but still want the daily decadence of a quality jewellery advent calendar, Missoma’s collection of 18-karat gold vermeil treats offers luxury that won’t break the bank. Designed to be gender-neutral, the calendar features a dozen of Missoma’s best-selling designs, including hoop earrings, chain necklaces and rope bracelets. There’s also a silver version if gold isn’t your thing and, if you are feeling flash, a fine jewellery advent calendar featuring solid gold pieces with pearls and diamonds priced at £2,295.

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Mignonne Gavigan advent calendar

Following its successful debut into the advent calendar space last year, New York-based jewellery house Mignonne Gavigan has created another 12-day countdown featuring brand best sellers worth over £1,600. Among them you’ll find gorgeous wearable pieces including the Madeline studs, Bird earrings, Scarf necklace and much more.

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Chocolate advent calendars

Harrods Coated & Dusted chocolate advent calendar

A classic elevated, Harrods’ luxurious advent calendar promises 24 days of decadent chocolate covered fruit and nut treats. Among the delights find coffee beans, dried fruits, cereals and nut in a lavish layer of Harrods’ signature dark and milk chocolate. One for the traditionalists.

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Maison Pierre Marcolini advent calendar

Available online from mid-October, this sweet and chic advent calendar from Belgian chocolatier Pierre Marcolini is one of the most sophisticated on the market. Designed with advanced palates in mind, behind each of its 24 windows you’ll find treats including salted butter caramels, Gianduja almond praline twists, dark chocolate Câlins and raspberry hearts.

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Venchi Prestige advent calendar

Venchi’s adorable advent calendars are always a highlight come Christmas time and its 2023 Prestige advent calendar doesn’t disappoint. Filled with 24 of Silviano Venchi’s delectable chocolate creations, expect a range of world-class truffles, chocolate shells, mouses and ganaches that are sure to satisfy.

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Foodie advent calendars

Cartwright & Butler advent calendar

If you don’t have the sweet tooth to stomach chocolate every day, Cartwright & Butler’s varied foodie advent calendar is the ideal alternative. The British fine foods firm is best known for its extensive range of hampers – making this advent calendar packed with full-size treats a brilliant run-up to the festive season. Expect loose leaf teas, Christmas cake, savoury biscuits, chutneys, classic British sweets and much more.

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Paxton & Whitfield Artisan Cheese advent calendar

Proof that you can now buy practically anything in advent calendar form, Paxton & Whitfield is offering 24 days of cheese to celebrate the countdown to the most wonderful time of year. For obvious reasons, it comes in three deliveries, with each day offering up a 75g wedge of fine cheese ranging from Christmas classics Gruyere and Stilton to more unusual creations from across Britain and Europe.

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Daylesford Farmshop advent calendar

Fan of a Christmas hamper? Then you’re going to love Daylesford’s 2023 advent calendar. Hidden within each of its 24 drawers is a classic British treat from Britain’s most luxe organic farmshop. As well as foodie treats including marmalade, honey, coffee and chocolate, you’ll also find gorgeous pieces from Daylesford’s home and beauty collections. The best of all worlds.

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Alcoholic advent calendars

The Whisky Exchange 25 Spirits for 25 Days

The Whisky Exchange’s 25 Spirits for 25 Days advent calendar is the perfect option for those with no fixed tipple of choice. Its 25 windows wander the globe to offer up 3cl serves of some of the world’s finest spirits, including exclusive Glenfarclas 25-year-old, Mauritius 2010 Moscatel cask rum and Frapin 1993 cognac, as well as exquisite gins, vodkas, bourbon and more.

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NIO 12-day advent cocktail box

If there’s any season in which it’s acceptable to have a cocktail every day, it’s Christmas – and so much the better if you don’t have to mix them yourself. NIO (aka Needs Ice Only) made a name for itself with its premium pre-mixed postal cocktails and now its packaged its biggest hitters into a 12-day advent calendar to get you through all that shopping and gift wrapping. Plus, there are two cocktails for each day – because no one really wants to drink alone.

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