Beauty advent calendars are now big business, with pretty much every brand creating their own take on the trend; from affordable treats to pure luxury indulgences, there’s something for every beauty addict out there if you look hard enough. (Read my rundown of some of my favourites this year here.) However, if you’re not that into makeup or know you simply won’t get use out of lots of little beauty samples (because, let’s face it, a lot of those doors will reveal products that simply won’t tickle our fancy!) then this carousel from best selling home fragrance brand Yankee Candle may provide a more practical alternative. The rather chunky and space heavy advent calendar not only provides your home with holiday season decoration, but it holds a selection of tea lights and festive votives in some of their most well known scents; it looks great while simultaneously providing a great alternative to chocolate and more practical twist on the traditional advent candle.
Behind each of the little doors is hidden one of twenty and tea lights and four festive votive sample candles, in fragrances including Winter Glow, Bundled Up, Candy Cane Lane, Snowflake Cookie, Icicles and Spiced Orange. I adore Yankee Candle and just can’t stop myself buying more and more, so this is perfect for anyone that (like me) loves a little flickering candlelight of an evening. The tealights come in a variety of colours, while the chunkier votives burn to release a cosy winter’s scent; at £31.99 for 24 little lights and a beautiful centre piece to keep you company throughout December, I think you’re getting yourself a great deal. (Yes, the contents inside are worth less than the calendar value – but it’s all about the magic isn’t it!) The cardboard is sturdy enough to even pop this in the cupboard and re-use again next year, filling the box up with little treats to enjoy time and time again. I know many of you love the idea of a beauty advent calendar, but practically it’s not worth the investment – this is a much more practical alternative that’s fun for all the family (because I can’t see your dad/boyfriend/brother getting as excited about another nail polish as you.)
Would you opt for a Yankee Candle advent calendar, or are you sticking to the chocolate this year?
The Yankee Candle Christmas advent calendar is available now, priced £31.99, from Love Aroma. To get an exclusive 15% off all orders, just use code LBQ15 at the checkout.
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