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Our 5 favourite alternative advents

It’s here – November marks the official countdown to the biggest countdown of them all – ADVENT!

Of course we all love the timeless daily chocolate treat that comes with your traditional Advent Calendar, but recent years have seen our favourite brands pull out all the stops to count you down to the big day, with unique treats from 1st-24th December, from beauty, to gin, to fragrance.

To mark the occasion, we’ve picked out our fave Advent Calendars you can pick up here right from Resorts World, whatever your vice:


One of the go-to Advent indulgences of the season. Beautiful Body Shop treats are waiting behind every door, from their delicious soaps, to beauty bits and body gels, with some calendars giving you an extra challenge to follow The Body Shop mantra and help make the world a better place. #GAMEON. From £45.


Our popular new beauty addition has Advent Calendars a-plenty for make-up lovers. Open the door to a new beauty treat each day with Technic’s seasonal calendars at just £10 a go.


As much as we love the alternative options on the list, we think we *might* just have to have one of these as well. Lindt have gone all out this year, allowing you to choose 24 treats from their pick ‘n’ mix treasure trove to CREATE YOUR OWN Advent Calendar. No more explanation needed, just get here and get choosing immediately. Prices average around £13.50 but will varying dependent on the weight of your chosen sweet treets.


We might just get started on Advent early with this number from Yankee Candle at Hallmark; a new yummy autumn/winter scent to unwrap each day to keep the home smelling festive all season long. For just £14.99 (saving of £10 at this outlet price) that’s a cosy winter bargain right there.


You can’t go wrong with a good old Cadbury classic. These Cadbury Heroes & Premier League specials were spotted in WH Smith for just £5 each and we guarantee they won’t be on the shelf for long!


Fancy a treat every day in December on us? Don't forget to sign up to our own Email Advent for a range of goodies each day, from Christmas cocktails to discounts on hotel stays, spa days and more.