Windows of Opportunity...

This year's beauty (and tea!) advent calendars are the gifts that keep on giving.


Edited by Yamine Daaboul

Photography by David Newton


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It's that time of year again, when thoughts turn (whether you like it or not!) to Christmas... and the potential nightmare of what to get for whom. Marrying the two traditions of advent calendars and gift-giving, recent years have seen a boom in advent gift boxes, that give the lucky recipient a taster of a particular brand's goodies. Here are our four favourites this year, featuring two of Wylde's particular obsessions: Beauty… and a Nice Cup of Tea!


  Charlotte Tilbury   The Naughty and Nice Magic Box is back and better than ever, featuring 12 best-selling iconic makeup treasures wrapped up in a glamorous, gorgeous box, making it the perfect beauty advent calendar or gift for a loved one, with lots of full-sized and mini best-sellers for everyone!    Naughty & Nice Magic Box - £150.00

Charlotte Tilbury

The Naughty and Nice Magic Box is back and better than ever, featuring 12 best-selling iconic makeup treasures wrapped up in a glamorous, gorgeous box, making it the perfect beauty advent calendar or gift for a loved one, with lots of full-sized and mini best-sellers for everyone!

Naughty & Nice Magic Box - £150.00


  L'Occitane   Make the countdown to Christmas 2017 even more exciting with this luxury Advent Calendar. Open a drawer a day to discover a L’OCCITANE treasure hidden within. From fragrances, to hand creams, you will find an array of products to help you to relax and pamper during the festive period.    L'Occitaine Luxury Advent Calendar - £89.00

L'Occitane

Make the countdown to Christmas 2017 even more exciting with this luxury Advent Calendar. Open a drawer a day to discover a L’OCCITANE treasure hidden within. From fragrances, to hand creams, you will find an array of products to help you to relax and pamper during the festive period.

L'Occitaine Luxury Advent Calendar - £89.00


  Susanne Kaufmann    The 24 elegant, white boxes of the Advent calendar from Susanne Kaufmann contain everything you need for a relaxed time in the run-up to Christmas, allowing you to indulge yourself with moments of peace and contemplation in this often stressful Christmas period or simply be good to yourself. To help you out, Susanne Kaufmann has put together an exclusive selection of skin and hair care products for her and him. 24 moments of beauty, relaxation and, of course, anticipation!   Susanne Kaufmann   Advent Calendar - £110.00    Available from  Liberty of London

Susanne Kaufmann

The 24 elegant, white boxes of the Advent calendar from Susanne Kaufmann contain everything you need for a relaxed time in the run-up to Christmas, allowing you to indulge yourself with moments of peace and contemplation in this often stressful Christmas period or simply be good to yourself. To help you out, Susanne Kaufmann has put together an exclusive selection of skin and hair care products for her and him. 24 moments of beauty, relaxation and, of course, anticipation!

Susanne Kaufmann Advent Calendar - £110.00

Available from Liberty of London


  Fortnum & Mason   Count down the days to Christmas with a cup of Fortnum’s extraordinary Rare Tea in hand.The Rare Tea Wooden Advent Calendar really does delivery a merry tea – not to mention a delicious sensation every day.   Fortnum & Mason Rare Tea Wooden Advent Calendar - £125.00

Fortnum & Mason

Count down the days to Christmas with a cup of Fortnum’s extraordinary Rare Tea in hand.The Rare Tea Wooden Advent Calendar really does delivery a merry tea – not to mention a delicious sensation every day.

Fortnum & Mason Rare Tea Wooden Advent Calendar - £125.00


DAVID NEWTON