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Best advent calendars to buy this Christmas 2023

By Celia Lee 26 November 2023

Header images courtesy of @thebodyshop.hk (via Instagram) and @ritualscosmetics (via Instagram)

Waiting for Christmas can be frustrating, especially with all the extravagant displays of festivities in town reminding you of the excitement to come. To make the countdown to Christmas a little more fun and enjoyable, why not invest in an advent calendar? From delicious sweets to the latest beauty products, start every day with a treat this month! Here are the best advent calendars to buy in Hong Kong.

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Photo: The Peninsula Boutique

The Peninsula Boutique

Count down to Christmas with The Peninsula Boutique’s advent calendars! The chocolate advent calendar comes in an iconic green and red gift box decorated with Christmas baubles, snowflakes, and berries, with each window revealing a delicious treat that makes the wait for Christmas a little sweeter. Alternatively, splash out on the Sweet Surprise Festive gift box which comes in the shape of a bauble, and where each compartment is packed with chocolates, cookies, biscuits, and other delightful treats. You can get these calendars directly from The Peninsula Boutique or online.

The Peninsula Boutique and Café, The Peninsula Arcade, 22 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Photo: @nespresso (via Instagram)

Nespresso

Coffee fiends will love Nespresso’s latest coffee advent calendar! In this limited-edition collaboration with Fusalp, the iconic coffee capsules come in an elegantly illustrated cube-shaped box. 24 different coffee capsule wait behind numbered window, from original flavours to festive offerings such as the limited-edition frosted caramel nut and seasonal delight spices flavours. The calendar comes in both original size and Vertuo capsules. Spice up your morning coffee and sample across Nespresso’s collections with this advent calendar! You can get these calendars directly from Nespresso boutiques or online.

Nespresso, locations across Hong Kong

Photo: @lamaisonduchocolat_hk (via Instagram)

La Maison du Chocolat

While we do not get snow in Hong Kong, there are other ways to experience a white Christmas. This year, La Maison du Chocolat is introducing a snowflake advent calendar to its festive collection! The blue, white, and gold calendar shaped like a snowflake houses 24 gourmet chocolates, making the days leading up to Christmas that much more enjoyable. Get your calendar online or in stores.

La Maison du Chocolat, locations across Hong Kong

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Photo: @thebodyshop.hk (via Instagram)

The Body Shop

Pamper yourself with beauty advent calendars from The Body Shop! This year’s collection features three pop-up advent calendars that come in beautifully illustrated boxes, filled with the brand’s beauty and skincare items. The Advent of Change box is a single-tier box packed with sample-size skincare products, body-care essentials, and accessories; The Big Advent of Change is a two-tier box filled with quality products and some full-sized favourites, including body butters, shower gels, and haircare products; and finally, The Ultimate Advent of Change is a three-tier box filled to the brim with the brand’s best-selling products. Calendars can be purchased online or in stores.

The Body Shop, locations across Hong Kong

Photo: Rosewood Hong Kong

Rosewood

If your living space is too crowded for a full-sized Christmas tree, Rosewood’s limited-edition 24 Days advent calendar is a perfect alternative. The Christmas tree-shaped calendar comes in a simplistic design where each numbered drawer reveals an indulgent treat. A nod to the upcoming Wonka (2023) movie, a golden ticket is hidden in selected advent calendars, and lucky winners stand a chance to redeem a gift voucher for a one-night stay or dining experience at Rosewood. Learn more about the offer and get your calendar on the website.

Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Photo: @intercongshk (via Instagram)

InterContinental Grand Stanford

Treat yourself to InterContinental Grand Stanford’s whisky advent calendars this Christmas! Filled with 24 tasting portions, these calendars let you sample across the finest collection of whisky from around the world. Five calendars are available: the Around the World—Mystery Selection offers the authentic advent calendar experience with different labels revealed each day; the Beginner’s Selection includes some of the most well-known labels; the Independent Bottler Selection is perfect for spirit enthusiasts as it includes classics and artisanal brands; the Japanese Craft Distilleries calendar offers a unique tasting experience of Japanese craft whiskies; and finally, the Premium Whisky Selection is a delightful treat for the connoisseur. You can get these calendars from InterContinental’s website and redeem them at Tiffany’s New York Bar.

Tifanny’s New York Bar, InterContinental Grand Stanford, 70 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Photo: @ritualscosmetics (via Instagram)

Rituals

Rituals’ The Ritual of Advent 3D advent calendar invites you to embark on a healing journey as you count down to Christmas. The gift box unwraps to reveal an adorable and whimsical Christmas village, with each snow-capped home housing one of Rituals’ popular products. From scented candles and diffusers to body care and skincare products, make your house a cosy and festive home this Christmas with this calendar! Available in stores and online.

Rituals, locations across Hong Kong

Photo: @venchi_hk (via Instagram)

Venchi

Chocolate lovers are sure to love Venchi’s advent calendars this Christmas! The Prestige advent calendar is illustrated with an adorable bear unboxing presents. Each drawer contains a delicious treat from the chocolatier that will brighten your days throughout December. For a more extravagant indulgence, opt for the reusable wooden advent calendar. The doll’s house-styled box is decorated with festive motifs and 3D details and comes with a selection of Venchi’s iconic chocolates housed in numbered drawers. Get your calendars online or in stores.

Venchi, locations across Hong Kong

Sephora

Look your best this December with Sephora’s The Future Is Yours advent calendar! The holiday limited-edition gift box comes with 24 quality products from the Sephora collection, including make-up essentials, skincare products, bath items, and accessories—the perfect gift for all the beauty gurus out there. Get yours online or in stores.

Sephora, locations across Hong Kong

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Photo: Lush

Lush

Among its expansive Christmas offerings, Lush is launching an advent calendar filled with vegan goodies, and in a reusable box for an exceptional yet eco-friendly celebration! The colourful Lush advent calendar, designed to “feel like a big party,” features 25 exclusive vegan Lush products you won’t find in stores, including fragrances, soaps, shower jelly, body lotion, legendary bath bombs, and much more. You can purchase yours on the Lush app, online, or directly in Lush stores.

Lush, locations in Hong Kong

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Celia Lee

Staff writer

Born and raised in Hong Kong and educated in the UK, Celia is passionate about culture, food, and different happenings in the city. When she’s not busy writing, you can find her scouting for new and trendy restaurants, getting lost in a bookstore, or baking up a storm at home.

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