Sure, the days might be drawing closer, the chill might be setting in and the dreaded Super Cold may be on the rampage, but this is bound to cheer you up. We've got a little something up our premature-holiday-gifting sleeves — well, technically, 27 little-somethings that are made up of 24-little somethings... We'll cut to the chase: it's advent calendars.
As it turns out, not only have advent calendars for the 2021 holiday season already started to drop but they're even more oddly specific than ever. Long gone are the days of a paper picture of one of the three kings behind day 13, or, for the secular/non-Christian among you, a star-shaped square of Dairy Milk. These days digital and literal shelves are lined with the weird and the wonderful world of unique advent calendars. And they aren't just fun, they're actually a good way to get bang for your buck (especially for those looking to share gifts or wanting to try a variety of products). So fill your boots, be it cheese, jam or sex toys. Given everything that happened last Christmas, its understandable you'd want to plan for a daily treat come December. Read on for the best candle, sex toy, food, tea, coffee and alcohol advent calendars for 2021 (including gin, wine, craft beers and ciders!) from all your favourite brands — Nespresso, Pukka, Bonne Maman, Yankee Candle and Lovehoney are all here.
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