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Best luxury advent calendars for Christmas 2019

Make the countdown to Christmas Day even more exciting this year

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As decorations start to go up around town and anticipation builds, the countdown to Christmas Day is officially on. And for those who want to start the festivities a little early this year, here are six of the finest luxury advent calendars for Christmas 2019.

Japanese Whisky Advent Calendar (2019 edition) 

What better way to toast the countdown to the big day than with a nightly dose of Japanese whisky? This calendar from Drinks by the Dram includes 24 different 30ml servings, each in wax-sealed glass by 13 distilleries.

The drinks include Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky, Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt and Hibiki Japanese Harmony. A real treat for those who love their whisky from the east.

£199.95, masterofmalt.com

The Naked Marshmallow Co. Advent Calendar 

Behind each door of this calendar is a festive-flavoured marshmallow, with a “special sumptuous chocolate spoon” behind the final door on Christmas Day.

New varieties of marshmallow this year include salted caramel, butterscotch, milk and cookies, gingerbread, mint choc chip and s’mores.

£17.50, nakedmarshmallow.co.uk

Fortnum & Mason Musical Advent Calendar 

Featuring the store’s well-known Piccadilly facade, the wooden calendar includes 24 spaces with small numbered doors to hide your own personalised gifts behind. On opening each door a “merry tune” rings out.

It is bound to become a beloved tradition every December.

£165, fortnumandmason.com

Beer Hawk Craft Beer ADVENTure Calendar

This calendar’s festive windows contain 24 beers, covering 15 different styles, from 14 different countries.

They come from top breweries including Mikkeller, Thornbridge, Amundsen, Magic Rock, Wild Beer and Bosteel, and are worth more than £80 in total, making this calendar a bargain.

£59.99, beerhawk.co.uk

Sophie Conran for Biscuiteers Advent Calendar 

Biscuiteers have created a limited edition, hand-embroidered calendar in collaboration with homeware designer Sophie Conran. The Scandi-style cloth calendar is designed to be passed down the generations.

The pockets can be filled with the hand-iced delights from Biscuiteers’ 24 luxe biscuit tin, which includes tasty snowmen and toy soldiers among other festive designs.

£125 for the cloth calendar and £58 for the biscuit tin, biscuiteers.com

Pierre Marcolini’s 24 Notes de Douceur 

If you are after a more traditional chocolate advent calendar, but don’t want to scrimp on quality, this one is for you.

Belgian chocolatier Pierre Marcolini has created an oversized snow globe filled with sweet delights, from salted caramel hearts and nougat “sleigh bells” to almond marzipan and pistachio praline.

£49, eu.marcolini.com

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