Advent calendars have long been a cherished Christmas tradition, and nowadays they’re getting more creative each year, thanks to talented brand designers and artisan chocolatiers alike getting in on the game. Let’s take a look at this year’s best advent calendars available in Hong Kong that cover a wide range of products such as cosmetics, chocolates, alcohol, and jewelleries, these gorgeous creations are guaranteed to make your holiday more fun as the countdown to the most wonderful time of the year begins.
Smith & Sinclair — Cocktail gummies
Celebrate this festive season with a daily “cocktail” by Smith & Sinclair, behind each door of their “Naughty or Nice” Advent Calendar (HK$495) is one delicious alcoholic cocktail gummy, made with real spirits at 5% ABV each. This lovely box contains all of your favourite cocktail flavours: Gin & Tonic, Mandarin Spritz, Berry Daiquiry, Paloma, Whiskey & Ginger, Elderflower Gin Spritz, Cherry Bramble, Tequila Sunrise, Manhattan, Pineapple Bellini, Tequila Slammer, Old Fashioned, Hibiscus Negroni, Margarita, Passionfruit Mojito, Whiskey Sour, Cosmopolitan, Rasberry Collins, and Pina Colada.
Shop online | +852 9844 5253
Venchi — Italian gourmet chocolates
This year, Venchi offers three versions of Advent Calendar to let you countdown to Christmas! Designed with glittering fairytale-like packaging, you can enjoy a range of delectable Venchi chocolates from the Advent Calendars and go on a magical chocolatey adventure this festive season. Advent Calendar (HK$220) is packed with 25 assorted Granblend that carries an intense cocoa aroma; Prestige Advent Calendar (HK$680) is the luxury option in a book shape and with an assortment of 31 delightful Venchi chocolates hidden in small drawers; Wooden Advent Calendar (HK$1,250) is the deluxe limited edition version presented in a wooden house shape, also loaded with Venchi scrumptious chocolates. All Advent Calendars are available for sale across Venchi stores in Hong Kong.
Multiple locations | +852 2868 0336
La Maison du Chocolat — French artisanal chocolates
French chocolate specialist La Maison du Chocolat’s products are always popular over Christmas. This year, they are introducing a beautiful Holiday Gift Extravaganza Advent Calendar (HK$810) that is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth in the family. Not only are you guaranteed 24 different flavours of chocolate treats on every day in December, the calendar box itself is also lovely and would look great under the Christmas tree!
Multiple locations | +852 2196 8333
RITUALS — Home & body products
This winter, everyone could use some relaxation after a year full of exciting challenges, busy weeks, and beautiful moments. Treat yourself or someone you care about to the 3D Advent Calendar (HK$1,135) from RITUALS, this beauty includes products worth HK$1,825, including a variety of body care and home scents products . Each product included in the calendar is designed to help you escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and create a relaxing spa moment at home. The Advent calendar comes pre-giftwrapped in a luxury box, beautifully wrapped in a ribbon making it the perfect gift to give to a loved one or yourself.
Multiple locations | +852 2789 2996
Swarovski — Crystal accessories
Count down the days leading up to the holidays and celebrate the magic of the season with this sumptuous Swarovski Advent Calendar (HK$7,000). Available only for 2022, it is filled with 25 expertly cut crystal creations, including some designs exclusive to the calendar and featuring much-loved Swarovski characters Mo the cow and Ricci the moose. The ornaments, figurines, and magnets can be used to adorn a festive table or tree, or can be presented on Swarovski’s elegant Ornament Stand or the Bell Jar Display.
Multiple locations | +852 3514 4115
Acqua di Parma — Luxury fragrances & candles
In celebration of the prestigious Italian fragrance Maison’s new store opening at Harbour City and just in time for the festive season, Acqua di Parma is spreading joy and happiness with an array of limited-edition Holiday Season products that will be available from early November at all Acqua di Parma stores in Hong Kong. Among the highlights of the Holiday Season Collection is the Advent Calendar (HK$4,650) with 25 precious windows of wonder – gifts to discover day by day during the holiday countdown. Inspired by the Maison’s iconic hat box and entirely decorated with marbled paper in yellow and gold shades, it marries craftsmanship with design and contains aromatic scents from the Colonia to Blu Mediterraneo and the exquisite Signatures of the Sun fragrances to the new Magia del Camino and Bosco 28gr and 70gr scented candles.
Shop 3323, Level 3, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui | +852 2155 9833
LUSH — Bath & bodycare
The ultimate Christmas countdown begins with this LUSH Advent Calendar (HK$2,950), it contains 25 specially selected products ranging from best seller bath bombs, shower gel, lip scrub, and more, designed to bring you joy in the run up to the big day. The limited edition gift box is designed by ARTHOUSE Unlimited, a charity presenting artistic talents of adults living with complex neuro-diverse and physical support needs.
Multiple locations | +852 2602 1266
Lane Crawford — Luxury skincare & cosmetics
This 2022 Holiday Advent Calendar (HK$2800 – saving over 75% of the original product worth) from Lane Crawford is the ideal gift for those who love luxury beauty products. The calendar features a mix of favourites from iconic beauty brands such as La Mer, BYREDO, Charlotte Tilbury and plenty more. Each item is designed to get you ready for any celebrations and festivities, from Christmas parties to New Year’s Eve.
Multiple locations | +852 2118 2288
Drinks By The Dram — Drams of your favourite spirit
Filled to the brim with premium gins, this Gin Advent Calendar (HK$990) created by Drinks By The Dram contains 24 wax-sealed rather exceptional mini bottles to be sipped and savoured. From well-loved and revered bottlings to new and exciting expressions, this calendar makes for a great gift to a spirit connoisseur in your life.
Shop online | +852 2118 2288
Green Lemon Atelier — Dainty jewellery
Parisian concept store Green Lemon Atelier launches a special advent calendar this year (HK$2,800 – valued at HK$4,800), featuring a sparkling selection of 25 unique pieces of jewelleries and accessories, including rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings to be mixed and matched with your holiday outfits.
85 Hollywood Rd, Central | +852 2712 7838
Header image credits: Acqua di Parma