Price Points: Grown-up Advent calendars

Selection of grown-up Advent calendars | H is for Home

There aren’t any children in our household, however that doesn’t stop us getting excited about Christmas. Christmas proper for us generally begins on Advent – this year, the 3rd of December. On that day, the tree gets erected, decorations go up and, if we’ve managed a bit of forward planning, the first door of the Advent calendar gets opened.

There’s a growing number of grown-up Advent calendars on the market – and there’s something for everyone – glamour pusses, real ale drinkers, coffee connoisseurs as well as the sweet-toothed. Here are three of our favourites…

  1. Christmas coffee advent by Perkulatte: £40, Notonthehighstreet
  2. Beer advent calendar: £74.99, The Pip Stop
  3. 24-day beauty advent calendar: £120.00, Selfridges

Wednesday Wish: Models Own nail polish

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trio of Models Own nail polish bottles in metallic colours
Models Own nail polish – £5 each; buy 3, save £3; buy 5, save £7


I make the effort, in the summertime when I’m wearing sandals and have my toes on display, to give my toenails a little TLC after they’ve been cooped up in (mainly walking) boots since late last year.

I treated myself a few weeks ago to a couple of bottles of Models Own metallics – namely Gold Rush [centre] & Proper Copper [right]. The one on the left is called Bronze Rage, and I may just need to get myself a bottle of that one too!

They have a HUGE range of colours to chose from – a hundred, if I counted correctly! Have you got a fave?