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    • Alidolly
    • By Alidolly 13th Sep 16, 8:25 PM
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    Christmas Advents 2016 - release dates, price etc
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    • 13th Sep 16, 8:25 PM
    Christmas Advents 2016 - release dates, price etc 13th Sep 16 at 8:25 PM
    Thought it might be useful to have a thread with all the best Christmas advent calendars (beauty, toys, alcoholic etc) so people can find the information quickly without having to go through the main Christmas thread?

    So perhaps along the lines of;

    - Name of company / advent
    - Type
    - Cost
    - Release date
    - Link to website

    I'll get things rolling

    Tsum / Tsum advent
    Kids collectables
    $39.99
    Already out but ONLY in the US
    Costco have no plans to stock and neither do ToysRUs so ATM, only available on EBay for megabucks.
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    • MoneyMission2015
    • By MoneyMission2015 14th Sep 16, 9:58 AM
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    • 14th Sep 16, 9:58 AM
    Smiggle advent calendar (kids stationery) already for sale on Smiggle's own website - £28.00
    • MoneyMission2015
    • By MoneyMission2015 14th Sep 16, 10:12 AM
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    • 14th Sep 16, 10:12 AM
    The variety of advent calendars nowadays is a favourite subject of mine. I love looking at the different choices and I check out some of the blogs that reveal the choices, items inside etc. Funnily enough I looked at a blog yesterday so have info on quite a few.


    LookFantastic
    Makeup/Beauty products
    £70.00
    1st November but preorders are being taken


    masterofmalt.com
    Whisky Advent Calendar 2016 (also other variants such as Scotch, Bourbon etc)
    £149.95
    October 10th but can be ordered now


    Jo Malone
    Jo Malone products - cosmetics, candles
    £260.00!!
    Preview launches in October


    Benefit
    Makeup - only 12 doors
    November 2016
    £34.50


    Bareminerals
    Makeup
    1st November 2016
    £75.00


    Liberty Advent Calendar
    Luxury cosmetics/beauty products
    £149.00
    End of October


    Diptyque
    Candles and some beauty products
    £250.00
    Mid November


    Charlotte Tilbury
    Makeup - only 12 doors
    £150.00
    October 2016


    The Body Shop
    Skincare and makeup
    3 options - £60.00, £80.00, £99.00
    November 2016


    There are others but I've forgotten them at the moment, the above ones I wrote down because I don't know which one to get
    • Alidolly
    • By Alidolly 14th Sep 16, 10:19 AM
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    Rituals (called the Ritual of Advent)
    Skincare / body products (24 items)
    £49.50
    Launches sometime in October


    Beer hawk
    Artisan beers
    £75
    On sale now
    https://www.beerhawk.co.uk/beer-advent-calendar


    Boots No.7
    Beauty products (lipstick, mascara etc from the No.7 range)
    £40
    No release date yet but sure to sell out quickly when it does


    Kiehl
    Beauty products (shampoo, face creams etc)
    £95
    Available October (exact date still to be confirmed)


    Miss Selfridges L'Oreal
    Beauty (includes perfume, body lotions etc)
    £95
    October (no exact date given yet)

    Last year I had about 5 Advents and M&S beauty one was good. Not sure if they'll do it again this year but one to watch out for. This year I've already preordered the Look Fantastic Calander and will likely try and get the Rituals one when its released. Would have loved the Tsum one for DD so not happy it's not being released in the UK (if anyone does see it though, please let me know!!).
    Last edited by Alidolly; 14-09-2016 at 10:59 AM.
    • Luckystar
    • By Luckystar 27th Sep 16, 8:38 AM
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    • 27th Sep 16, 8:38 AM
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    • 27th Sep 16, 8:38 AM
    Had an email from L'Occitane their advent calendar will be on sale 1st October priced at £42. Free delivery over £35 online.
    • crazy-cat-lady
    • By crazy-cat-lady 28th Sep 16, 11:52 AM
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    • 28th Sep 16, 11:52 AM
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    • 28th Sep 16, 11:52 AM
    Spotted this while googling..

    http://theldndiaries.com/the-best-advent-calendars-for-2016/

    Quite a few nice ones on there.
    • 04624181
    • By 04624181 28th Sep 16, 8:59 PM
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    • 28th Sep 16, 8:59 PM
    Wilkinsons have a lovely little cosmetic calendar for £5!
    Have ordered and picked up one each for me and DD. It looks lovely and the products that are specified on packaging look good for £5.

    http://www.wilko.com/kiss-gift-collection/kiss-cosmetic-calendar/invt/0438033
    • Alidolly
    • By Alidolly 1st Oct 16, 8:27 PM
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    Sanctuary Spa
    £25.00 (free postage)
    On sale now
    (Also can claim free candle by clicking on Colours candle and putting COLOURS in promo space) and a free sample of their moisturiser too.

    YOU beauty Have their calendar out as well today. There's a voucher for £10 off (sorry can't remember what it is though). But if not member comes in at £64.95 or so with postage.
    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 1st Oct 16, 9:32 PM
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    • 1st Oct 16, 9:32 PM
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    • 1st Oct 16, 9:32 PM
    Great idea for a thread we are advent calendar mad in this house I try to keep it to two each (one max £25, one chocolate)

    Lego calender's out

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/LEGO-60133-Advent-Calendar-Building/dp/B01CCT38PK/ref=sr_1_2?s=kids&ie=UTF8&qid=1475353720&sr=1-2&keywords=lego+advent

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/LEGO-75146-Advent-Calendar-Building/dp/B01CCT393G/ref=sr_1_1?s=kids&ie=UTF8&qid=1475353720&sr=1-1&keywords=lego+advent

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/LEGO-41131-Friends-Calendar-Building/dp/B01CCT38X2/ref=sr_1_3?s=kids&ie=UTF8&qid=1475353720&sr=1-3&keywords=lego+advent

    Prices will fluctuate between now and Christmas I am keeping watch, don't want to leave it too late as they will sell out.
    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 16th Oct 16, 8:59 AM
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    There is a Yankee Candle advent calendar in Boots priced at £20 (not on 3for2). I'm tempted to treat myself

    Description says:
    A luxuriously fragrant gift for her this Christmas! Capture the glamour of the festive season with these enchanting Yankee Candle® gift sets. Let the count down to the big day begin with this stunning Yankee Advent Calendar, exclusive to Boots this Christmas. Fragrances include a mix of 23 Yankee Candle® Tea Lights including; Spiced Orange, Winter Glow, Cosy by the Fire, Christmas Cookie, Bundle Up and Snowflake Cookie. There is also one Christmas Eve Votive Candle to ensure that Christmas morning is festively fragrant!
    Read more at http://www.boots.com/en/YANKEE-CANDLE-ADVENT-CALENDAR-2016_1892148/#63lvy5Qo6XDxQBcz.99
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    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 16th Oct 16, 1:58 PM
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    Also just seen the Mattel Megablocks Minions Movie advent on Amazon £13.85 with free delivery over £20. . Might be a good alternative to Lego:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mattel-Mega-Bloks-CPC57-Calendar/dp/B00V82MFR0/ref=pd_rhf_ee_s_cp_4?ie=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00V82MFR0&pd _rd_r=Z30P5DQ7BB775J7B9A2A&pd_rd_w=rxhPX&pd_rd_wg= taVyn&psc=1&refRID=Z30P5DQ7BB775J7B9A2A
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    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 25th Oct 16, 5:34 PM
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    boots one is out.

    Don't want to take credit as I found out about it via grab it board

    link to original thread http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5546058
    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 25th Oct 16, 5:39 PM
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    Also just seen the Mattel Megablocks Minions Movie advent on Amazon £13.85 with free delivery over £20. . Might be a good alternative to Lego:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mattel-Mega-Bloks-CPC57-Calendar/dp/B00V82MFR0/ref=pd_rhf_ee_s_cp_4?ie=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00V82MFR0&pd _rd_r=Z30P5DQ7BB775J7B9A2A&pd_rd_w=rxhPX&pd_rd_wg= taVyn&psc=1&refRID=Z30P5DQ7BB775J7B9A2A
    Originally posted by Coxy11
    son has that one as well as lego I manged to get him both for just over his budget of £25

    It looks ok. can't comment on quality (mega blocks is never as good as lego) but there seems to be a good selection of different pieces.
    • Alidolly
    • By Alidolly 29th Oct 16, 9:39 PM
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    For Harry Potter fans (who also like beauty products), Fortune Cookie Soap in the US have a countdown to Christmas suitcase with HP themed items. There are 12 in the box but does cost $90 including shipping and may attract duty (last year's calendar didn't so fingers crossed)
    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 4th Nov 16, 4:10 PM
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    I saw an advent calendar of tart style candles in B&M this morning. I think it was Airpure. Cost was £2.99. Externally, nothing much to look at (just red and white), but it smelled amazing!
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    • By kingfisherblue 13th Nov 16, 4:28 PM
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    Today I have bought the Aldi advent calendar. It has charms from 1st - 23rd December, and a bracelet onto which you can attach them for 24th December. Cost £9.99. It's a change from make up and skincare. It's quite small, about A5 size. For a tenner, the quality isn't going to be great, but I reckon it's still worth the money.
    • crazy-cat-lady
    • By crazy-cat-lady 16th Nov 16, 3:53 PM
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    I haven't got the Yankee one this year. Bought it last year and didn't really think it was worth the money. 4 tealight in a few Christmas scents and one votive. I bought a large jar candle instead.

    I have however got two lovely treats this year. Husband bought me the liberty calendar. And it's been torture not having a peep inside. It looks lovely.
    Mother in law bought me the l'occitane. Got the you beauty one from her last year but didn't like the look of the items this year.

    I have to get the cats a calendar. They have one every year. No clue what to get this year, as they don't like the catnip chocolate that you get in most cat calendars.
    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 16th Nov 16, 3:57 PM
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    I haven't got the Yankee one this year. Bought it last year and didn't really think it was worth the money. 4 tealight in a few Christmas scents and one votive. I bought a large jar candle instead.

    I have however got two lovely treats this year. Husband bought me the liberty calendar. And it's been torture not having a peep inside. It looks lovely.
    Mother in law bought me the l'occitane. Got the you beauty one from her last year but didn't like the look of the items this year.

    I have to get the cats a calendar. They have one every year. No clue what to get this year, as they don't like the catnip chocolate that you get in most cat calendars.
    Originally posted by crazy-cat-lady
    Lucky you, hopefully someone will be starting a thread for people to post each day what they get, it will be nice to see whats in all the various ones.

    I haven't found a suitable cat one this year either, previous years I had one with a toy for Christmas day but all I can find is just treats.
    • crazy-cat-lady
    • By crazy-cat-lady 16th Nov 16, 4:41 PM
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    Lucky you, hopefully someone will be starting a thread for people to post each day what they get, it will be nice to see whats in all the various ones.

    I haven't found a suitable cat one this year either, previous years I had one with a toy for Christmas day but all I can find is just treats.
    Originally posted by iammumtoone
    Found lots of good cat crackers. And I have treats for their stocking. I might have to settle for giving them a few little biscuits or treat each day myself. I know it wouldn't make ANY difference to them. They're happy with just the paper and boxes on Christmas Day!
    • Alidolly
    • By Alidolly 21st Nov 16, 10:02 PM
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    Arran aromatics have their advent online. There's 2 (red and purple design but same items inside!?). Costs £45 and includes candles, shampoo, conditioner and body lotions from their various ranges.

    And Lego online shop has an offer on at the mo where if you spend over £60 you get a countdown calendar thing plus a nutcracker decoration. They also include a voucher for a free Lego paper calender but need to redeem that in store so might be difficult if you don't have one nearby.
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