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Wellness-inspired Advent Calendars to Treat Yourself to This Christmas

by Voices Wellness 08 Nov 2021


Photo: Net-a-Porter

Treat yourself to a well-deserved advent calendar packed with self-care essentials, healthy snacks, and more. By SAMANTHA FRANCIS.

Counting down to the yuletide festivities is indefinitely more fun when you’ve got an advent calendar in your home. Let each day’s little surprise remind you to slow down and take care of yourself as you approach the end of the year. Whether you’re a fitness buff or a self-care advocate, here are a few of our favourite wellness-inspired advent calendars to invest in—whether it’s for yourself or someone you love.

Photo: Diptique

For scent lovers: Diptique Advent Calendar

Designed like a cabinet of curiosities, the Diptique advent calendar showcases the perfumery’s most iconic creations in sealed boxes, meant to be opened every morning in December. Inside, 25 scented products await, including the festive Sapin/Pine Tree candle in a limited-edition 70g format, a selection of 11 candles in scents like roses, amber, pomander, orange blossom, as well as snowflake. Other treats include Eaux de parfum, skincare essentials like body butter and smoothing body polish, as well as gilded holiday decorations.

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Photo: The Body Shop

For spa aficionados: The Body Shop Ultimate Advent Calendar

With illustrations depicting the acts of kindness carried out by millions of unpaid carers each day, this multi-tiered advent calendar comes with spacious drawers filled with 25 surprises. Create your own home spa experience with The Body Shop’s best-selling Drops of Youth Concentrate, Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser, as well as a mini skin-tingling Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask. Designed to be sustainable and recyclable, the box can be easily reused for storing crafts and jewellery.

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For fitness buffs: My Protein Advent Calendar 

Working out might not be the first thing on your mind during the festivities, but for gym bunnies, this advent calendar from My Protein is the perfect gift. It’s packed with tasty and healthy treats, alongside training essentials. Fuel up for your exercise sessions with Impact Whey Protein in cinnamon danish and recover with a guilt-free snack like Crispy Layered in chocolate caramel and Vegan Choc Chew in chocolate orange. Other items include multivitamin gummies, as well as a recovery ball to help you massage your sore muscles.

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Photo: Net-a-Porter

For skincare and makeup enthusiasts: Net-a-Porter 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

The ultimate gift for beauty and skincare aficionados, this year’s edition of Net-a-Porter’s advent calendar (US$325.12) is a stunning tome filled with products worth more than US$1,700. Presented in the luxury retailer’s signature black box, it comes with drawers that reveal full-sized and mini versions of best-selling products from Charlotte Tilbury, Sunday Riley, Oribe, Victoria Beckham Beauty, and more. Highlights include Natura Blisse’s Diamond Instant Glow peel, as well as Susanne Kaufmann’s indulgent Mallow Bubble Bath.

More information here.

Photo: T2

For tea drinkers: T2 24 Reasons to Smile Teabag Edition Advent Calendar

Make a tea lover smile today with this advent calendar from tea specialty chain TW, which features twenty-four teas and tisanes to help them countdown to Christmas day. The individually wrapped tea/tisane tea bags include popular T2 flavours like Chai, French Early Grey, Melbourne Breakfast, Packs a Peach, as well as festive favourites like Christmas Breakfast and Sticky Date Delight. Those who prefer lighter teas will appreciate Detox and Lemongrass & Ginger, which are perfect for aiding digestion after the festive feasting.

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