Last year I bought the deluxe Body Shop advent calendar and I was really pleased with it. I did not wait to open a different box each day, instead opening all the boxes at once. I put the contents into an acrylic container, and chose something special to use each day during the glum autumn months of October and November, when Sweden is so dark and gloomy. It was great value for money, and I got to try some nice new products. Anything that I would not have used (products for oily skin, liquid eyeliner) I gifted to colleagues and friends.
This year the luxury calendar did not really contain products that appealed to me, so I bought the cheapest version and, once again, decanted the little boxes into a pretty container in the bathroom. The calendar itself is much more luxe than its counterpart last year – a proper little box for each day instead of flaps that you tear open. This means that nothing can fall down the back of the calendar.
I was pretty pleased with what was in it. It was mainly small sizes of bath and body products – hand cream, body butter, shower creams and gels, bubble bath. This was great for me because I love my evening bath time. It relaxes me and gets me ready for bed and sleep. There were also sheet face masks, which I often use in the bathtub.
It is not as much of a bargain as the other two, if you like the products they contain. But for me it was perfect because they were just right for pick-me-up treats in autumn and winter. The only things I would not use would be the hair clips and the tea tree oil facial wash, but I can gift those to someone else.
If you are not into the surprise aspect of these calendars, I recommend having a look at the contents beforehand because you can see which one suits you.
Open the door to joy with our Share The Joy Advent calendar, packed with 24 surprises. Behind each door you’ll discover a little act of kindness alongside our daily surprises. Can’t wait? Check out the full list of treats below:
- Strawberry Hand Cream 30ml
- British Rose Shower Gel 60ml
- Pink Grapefruit Bath Bubble 28g
- Mini Ramie Bath Lily
- Mango Body Butter 50ml
- Banana Shampoo 60ml
- Watermelon Lip Butter 10ml
- Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel 60ml
- Almond Milk & Honey Hand Cream 30ml
- Coconut Shower Cream 60ml
- Tea Tree Face Wash 60ml
- Vitamin C Sheet Mask 18ml
- Coconut Bath Bubble 28g
- Coconut Soap 100g
- Strawberry Shower Gel 60ml
- Banana Conditioner 60ml
- Moringa Bath Bubble 28g
- Hair Slides
- British Rose Body Scrub 50ml
- Pink Grapefruit Hand Cream 30ml
- Almond Milk & Honey Shower Cream 60ml
- Vitamin E Sheet Mask 18ml
- Mango Shower Gel 60ml
- Shea Body Butter 50ml
That’s such a good idea. I keep toying with the thought of doing myself a “12 Days of Christmas” pack with a treat for each day from Christmas to 12th Night. Miniature bubble baths and hand creams, ink for my fountain pens, a paperback book, some wool for a pair of socks. Perhaps this is the year I’ll have sufficient money to actually do that.
That sounds a wonderful idea! If you have an Amazon wishlist, I would love to be able to help!