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Waiting for Christmas is an endurance test, especially when your senses are bombarded with festive imagery all around. Just imagine the countless Christmas trees, peppermint candy sticks, and holiday decals that decorate shop windows everywhere you go! However, the wait is made infinitely more charming and sweeter with advent calendars! Being treated to a small gift every day is a great way to pass the time, so here’s where to buy the best ones.
Relish in the serene beauty of the Christmas season with the limited-edition Winter Wishes advent calendar ($628) by Lady M. In each of the 24 custom-made drawers lies an assortment of exquisite candies that will certainly delight your taste buds. Signature bonbons are included within the set to sweeten the mood. An eye-catching New York City snowglobe pulls the entire calendar together to inspire a homey feeling of Christmas in “the city that never sleeps.” We really can’t think of any sweeter way to count down the days!
Acqua di Parma’s advent calendar ($4,650) will most definitely take you on a trip down memory lane with its aromatic scents. From the nostalgic Colonia and Blu Mediterraneo fragrances to the all-new Signatures of the Sun scent, this advent calendar will keep you smelling fresh and wonderful all holiday season. Its packaging takes heavy inspiration from Acqua di Parma’s iconic hat box, decorated with gold shades and underlined by marbled paper. Purchase it now directly from all Acqua di Parma stores in Hong Kong.
Pâtisserie Jane celebrates this winter season by bringing back its beloved dessert-edition Christmas advent calendar ($298). Seven enticing stacked boxes are included within this gorgeously designed package, filled to the brim with festive-themed desserts and gifts. Whether you are a cookie monster or a doughnut lover, the Pâtisserie Jane advent calendar has an assortment of sweet delights, such as the heartwarming Christmas chocolate comb, signature madeleines, and rich tea-infused Danish cookies.
Pâtisserie Jane, Room 07, 6/F, Shing Yip Industrial Building, 19 Shing Yip Street, Kwun Tong
For a different kind of Christmas countdown, Cheese Club is offering its one-of-a-kind cheese advent calendar ($889) with a whimsical twist of savoury specials! As you tick off the days towards a very merry holiday, embark on a delectable tasting journey with 24 distinct kinds of cheese. Cheese Club’s advent calendar comes in two adorable wooden cheese boxes as complimentary items that are reusable outside of the festive season.
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Count down to Christmas with Diptyque’s limited-edition advent calendar ($3,750). Included in the package are 27 celestial miniature surprises! Each item is beautifully scented with a unique fragrance so you can discover a new constellation every day that glows with vibrant stars and dancing letters. Each ornament is a special Diptyque treasure that mimics the deep black sky and the phosphorescent Milky Way so you can explore all the shades of the night.
Deck the halls and count the days till Christmas with Lion Rock Press’s reusable wooden advent calendar ($600). Its beautiful wooden case is decorated with Hong Kong’s skyline and cultural icons while maintaining a refreshing seasonal presence. For a bespoke present for your loved ones, personalise the advent calendar with a name of your choice!
Lion Rock Press, Unit 1005, 10/F, Arion Commercial Centre, 2–12 Queen’s Road West, Sheung Wan
Celebrate each passing day this Christmas month with a piece of magic with Rituals’ 3D advent calendar ($1,135), in which 24 soulful gifts and presents await you! A wealth of healthcare treasures dangle from the seasonal branches of this decorative 3D Christmas tree set-up, so you can embrace the thrill and excitement of gift unwrapping till the big day. From cosmetic masks to hand cream and more, this advent calendar has all the cosmetic products you need to get you through the dry winter season.