The Top Advent Calendars at centre:mk.

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun and what better way to get excited for the big day than with a special gift each morning?

We would, of course, never suggest that you replace your go-to chocolate advent calendar – but this year, there are some brilliant new advent calendars to try and enjoy. From beauty, food and novelty calendars, there is definitely something for everyone to enjoy this festive season.

We’ve picked our top advent calendars at centre:mk, for all the family members to love.

Let’s start off with beauty advent calendars, the most desired advent calendars every year. For all of you beauty and skincare fans, you will love M&S Beauty Calendar. Filled with a whopping £300 worth of luxurious make-up and skincare treats, with even six full-size products and only £40 when you spend £25 on clothing, home or beauty.

John Lewis & Partners host a range of beauty counters in-store, which means there is a variety of beauty calendars to choose from. Elemis is the ultimate luxury skincare brand, their 24 day calendar will cost you £165, however it contains £399.55 worth of the brand's coveted products. They also offer a 12 day calendar, which is perfect to try out some of their holy grail products for £89.

Charlotte Tilbury Advent, £150. Clinique, £85. John Lewis Beauty, £150.


A Boots exclusive, Soap & Glory have created a retro calendar ‘Miracle on 24th Sweet’ Giving you the big hitters you know and love from the brand, plus an array of miniatures to try – brilliant if you can’t get enough of its signature sweet and fruity scents. £42


L’Occitane festive calendar includes an array of their best-selling items behind 24 doors. The Luxury Advent Calendar comes in a unique moving design, with the two towers rotating to reveal hidden drawers filled with everything you need for the ultimate pre-Christmas pamper session. You can pick it up for £79 even though the items collectively are worth £98.50. They are also running an in-store competition to win one of their Luxury Beauty Calendars. Pop in-store to enter.

Now, all the men reading this, you may not have jumped on the alternative advent calendar trend yet. However we have found some fun and innovative advent calendars to keep you excited throughout December.

Next’s 12 Socks of Christmas is a great calendar to buy for your dad, brother or even yourself. With novelty socks like Santa’s hat and full of brightly colour designs, what better way to gift socks this Christmas than in an advent calendar. Next, £22.


Who doesn't like a bath and body treat from Molton Brown? Their 24 day calendar is bursting with beloved bath and body products and home fragrances. The Art Deco packaging makes this pamper treat even more luxurious. £175, worth £262.50.

MenKind have a huge range of fun novelty calendars. We love this Marvel Pocket POP! Calendar, £49. If you are a big fan of Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy you will definitely want to get your hands on this, great as a collectable.


We all know our little ones love their chocolate advent calendars even more than the rest of us, the only time a year they can eat chocolate for breakfast. But how about trying these novelty inspired calendars to keep them entertained.

Mr Simms has the loved and hated Bean Boozled challenge, this year there is twist with the Christmas naughty and nice calendar, £17 Keeping everyone on their toes with its weird and wonderful flavours hidden behind each door. What will you get? Another fun option this year is M&S Sprout Down, £4. A chocolate sprout up for grabs when you spin the dial, all you have to do is catch it!


Food is a fan favourite for advent calendars, the hardest decision is picking what chocolate brand you fancy. We’ve made it even easier with our favourites from Mr Simms, Hotel Chocolat and Whittards (the chocolately treat you can enjoy after December as well).


Mr Simms has an assortment of sweet and chocolate options from Swizzels sweet calendar to Reese’s miniature cups. Reese's £10, Swizzels £8.


Tisn’t the season to do things by halves. Hotel Chocolat’s epic two-sided advent calendar is full of gifts, it’s a Christmas present all by itself. Daily surprises include Salted Caramel Vodka Liqueur, luxury chocolate treats and more! £68

Whittard’s have dedicated an advent to all things hot chocolate. There's 8 delectable flavours to discover, from their signature Luxury and festive Christmas spice to creative, cutting-edge concoctions such as Sticky Toffee Pudding and Peanut Butter. The perfect chance to find your favourite. £45.

For all the practical buyers, we’ve found the advent calendar for you. Prepare for the New Year with pens, pencils, diaries, notepads and other essentials hidden in Paperchase's festive looking calendar. Perfect for the stationery obsessives. £35.


Hopefully you'll enjoy the 24 days before Christmas as much as we will, head to centre:mk to pick your advent calendar before it’s too late.