7 Advent Calendars That Have Nothing To Do With Chocolate

Sweet gifting — minus the sweets


Chandré Davids |

Move over chocolate filled advent calendars, we’ve got a new way of counting down to the most festive day of the year. Filled with splurge-worthy beauty products or a new gin to add to your tonic, advent calendars have gotten a sweet makeover — minus the actual sweets.

Clarins

Not your regular 24-day advent calendar, Clarins helps you practice patience by having you open a window every second day. Filled with 12 of their best-sellers, this limited edition box will help you achieve radiant skin and flawless makeup.

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12 Piece advent calendar

R 890

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Paperchase stationery

If you’re more of a pen and paper lover, then this one is for you. UK stationery brand, Paperchase, have launched their new stationery advent calendar, where you can expect to find notebooks, pens, pencils, stickers and other essentials.

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2019 Stationery Advent Calendar

R 1435

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The Body Shop

Jam-packed with the Body Shops fav bath and body products, you’ll get a daily beauty surprise. The Body Shop has selected a few of their (and your) fav products from their bath and body range. You can expect to get their special edition juicy pear hand cream, strawberry glossing shampoo, coconut exfoliating cream body scrub and much more luscious goodness.

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Dream Big This Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar

R 1000

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L’occitane

Inspired by the south of France art de Vivre and Provencal beauty secrets, L’occitane brings you two advent beauty boxes to spoil yourself with this season.

The best selling classic calendar is the perfect treat for everyone! The calendar is filled with a selection of must-have skincare, body and bath, and hand care gifts.

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Classic advent calendar

R 950

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The premium calendar is filled with 24 small gifts to beautify the countdown to the holidays. Featuring their most loved products as well as novelties – all in a luxurious puzzle wrapping!

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Premium advent calendar

R 1600

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Essence

The Essence spread the magic! Advent calendar is spreading an extra dose of magic this year too, sweetening the waiting time until Christmas Eve with 24 carefully selected and lovingly arranged presents all packed in little boxes that can be reused for gifts and decoration.

Whether a shimmering highlighter, a Christmas red lipstick or a fragrant bath bomb — the surprises in the advent calendar make your eyes sparkle every morning. It includes products for your lips, nails, complexion, eyes and hands, as well as accessories!

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Essence spread the magic!

R 429

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Sugarbird 12 Mini Gins Festive Gift Box

The perfect gift for a gin lover or something to spoil yourself with, this gin box is sure to be a hit! Filled with 12 mini bottles of selected South Africa craft gins, you can discover a new gin to find a fav. The festive season just got a whole lot more festive!

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Sugarbird 12 Mini Gins Festive Gift Box

R 399

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