If you feel the Christmas shopping rush is starting earlier and earlier, you'd be right.
Not only has John Lewis launched its online Christmas shop already, but Boots has dropped a huge range of advent calendars, over 40 in fact, that feature a range of products from beauty bits to chocolate and toys.
And there are loads of big-name brands involved - Liz Earle, Ted Baker, Disney, Star Wars and Lindt to name a few.
So why the rush to buy now? Advent calendars are now so packed full of amazing, covetable and often great value products that the best ones often sell out way before December.
Best Boots advent calendars for 2023
Best beauty advent calendars
24 Days of Premium Beauty Treats Christmas Advent Calendar | £99 (Worth £467.91)
The 24 Days of Premium Beauty Treats Christmas Advent Calendar costs just £99, but its contents value is worth £467.91. That's a huge saving of £368.91. Inside are some of the biggest names in beauty, including Fenty, Huda Beauty, Urban Decay and Sol De Janeiro. There's 24 products in total, as the name would suggest, but an impressive 14 are full-size.
Some of our favourite picks from this advent include REN's Clean Skincare Brightening Dark Circle Eye Cream (£46), Huda Beauty's Liquid Matte Liquid Lipstick (£20), and Grown Alchemist's Hydra-Restore Cream Cleanser (£33).
12 Days of Liz Earle Beauty Advent Calendar | £75 (Worth £168.50)
Kick off the countdown to Christmas with this calendar filled with £168.50 worth of skincare and bodycare treats from Liz Earle. There's 12 doors to open, with products spanning full-size and travel miniatures of its bestsellers, including the well-loved Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, Orange Flower Botanical Body Wash and Instant Boost Skin Tonic.
This is a bargain for less than £50 and inside you'll be able to unwrap 24 of Soap & Glory's most popualr bath, body and skincare products. We've got our eye on the under-eye gel masks, smoothing body butter, hand cream and a coconut body scrub.
Ted Baker Advent Calendar | £46 from Boots
Inside Ted Baker's 2023 offering is 27 indulgent bath and beauty treats, including a violet and bergamot body soufflé, raspberry and orange blossom body wash, rose and cassis bath salts and a selection of its make-up line.
If you love make-up but don't want to spend hundreds of pounds on a beauty advent calendar this year, this Profusion 25 Days To Sleigh Advent Calendar does just the job. Inside is 25 of its bestsellers, including shimmery eyeshadow, lipsticks, nail polish, blending sponge and brushes.
Another festive treat full of bath and body treat is this option from Sence. It's packed with 24 pampering products, spanning shower gels, bath fizzes and salts, face masks, foot cream, body scrubs and soaps.
17 Countdown Of Joy Advent Calendar | £30 - Coming soon
This affordable make-up advent calendar is full of goodies to see you through the party season. There's 24 doors to open and plenty of limited edition pieces, including eyeshadow palettes, highlighter, mascara, brushes, eyelash curlers, you name it.
Joules Starry Night Advent Calendar 24 Days of Gifts | £42 - Coming soon
This impressive selection of festive joy is also sustainable, with its plastic tubes and bottles containing 30% post-consumer recycled materials, as well as the lip balm tins and hand cream tubes that are made from aluminium. Aside form the packaging, the products themselves are a indulgent treat, spanning bath bombs, body lotions and rollerball fragrances.
Revolution 25 Days of Glam Advent Calendar | £48 - Coming soon
Revolution Beauty's 2023 beauty advent calendar is jam packed with some of its most popular budget-friendly make-up. There's 25 products in total, most of which are full-size and perfect for updating your beauty routine. You can expect matte lipsticks, contouring powders, lip lines, eyeshadow and complexion palettes, eyebrow tints, sponges and make-up brushes.
Best chocolate advent calendars
Ferrero Collection Advent Calendar | £17.50
It's not Christmas without stuffing your face with chocolate, especially Ferrero Rocher. What better way to countdown to 25 December than with this lavish selection of Italian delicious? Inside there's an assortment of Ferrero Rondnoir (wafer, creamy cocoa and dark chocolate), Ferrero Rocher (hazelnut coated with wafer and milk chocolate) and Confetteria Raffaello (wafer, toasted almond and coconut).
Snap up 25 delectable treats from Kinder Bueno to make the countdown to Christmas that much sweeter. For just over a tenner, it's the best way to treat yourself or a loved on this year.
Another luxury treat for your senses is this Thorntons advent calendar. There's praline, almond, hazelnut and many more chocolate covered fancies - think of it as a box of chocolates you can enjoy without having to share.
If you're feeling fancy and love truffles, this is the chocolate advent calendar for you. Yes it's £15, but we guarentee it'll brighten up every day in December.
You can't go wrong with Lindt, it's Swiss chocolate melt-in-the-mouth delicacies have us salivating just writing this. Full of its various truffle flavours, this is going straight in our basket.
Yes that's right, this year you can choose between two Lindt calendars. This one is full of its famous chocolate teddy bears, which are the perfect companion with your morning tea or coffee. We can't wait to open this up every day until 25 December.
Cadburys Dairy Milk Advent | £10 - Coming soon
Dairy Milk is chocolate Christmas classic and what better way to enjoy a sweet treat everyday leading up to the big day. Inside you'll find as variety of milk chunks, caramel chunks, milk little robins, jingle bells hazelnut crème and a milk winter wonderland bar.
Best kids advent calendar
Roblox Advent Calendar | £29.99
If you have a little one who is a diehard fan of playing Roblox, then make sure this advent calendar is in your basket. There's 24 surprises to unwrap, each one a festive figurine or item that they'll have plenty of fun playing with.
Hot Wheels Advent Calendar | £27.99
This car-themed Hot Wheels calendar has already garnered some rave reviews. One shopper said: "My boys love this advent calendar. You can open it up and there is a back drop to use once they start opening up the pieces. There is 8 hot wheels cars that come in the advent calendar along with other items to “dress up” the cars."
A treasure trove of toys to discover throughout December, this Playmobil option is designed for children aged four to ten. Figurines including Father Christmas and a snowman, along with kitchen essentials and cooking cutters so your little ones can cook their own festive treats.
Pokemon Deluxe Advent Calendar | £59.99
Another 24-day calendar full of toys, this Pokemon design includes 15, two inch battle figures and nine diorama accessories. Whether you or your kids are fans, there's plenty to play with. Suitable for four years and older.
Thomas And Friends Advent Calendar | £23.99
Get your kids involved and excited for the Christmas countdown with this Thomas the Tank Engine advent calendar. Children aged three years and up can enjoy opening up toy train and rail vehicle miniatures along with push-along characters to tell a story of your own making.
Paw Patrol Advent Calendar | £27.99
Countdown to Christmas Day with this Paw Patrol advent calendar. There's 24 gifts, and features some of the series best loved characters, including Chase, Marshall, Skye, Rubble, Everest, Rocky and Zuma.
Funko Advent Calendar Star Wars | £59.99
Whether your kids are training to be Jedi or Sith, this Star Wars themed advent calendar is sure to earn some brownie points this December. Featuring some of the most beloved Star Wars characters all dressed up, there's plenty of hero and villan collectibles to add to their stash.
Funko Advent Calendar DC | £59.99
Suitable for children aged five and older, this advent calendar is filled with 24 unique DC themed gifts to countdown the festive season. You'd be hard pressed to find a child who won't love opening up every door.
LOL Surprise Advent Calendar | £24.99
This makeover kit comes complete with Babe 2.0, and an array of mix and match looks that will keepkids entertained for hours. There's over 25 surprises inside with new items to dress up the doll with colourful and fun outfit swaps.
Another winning Playmobil advent calendar to consider is this Xmas Sleigh Ride. Perfect for setting a snowy, wintery scene, it comes complete with a sleigh and harness, a horses stable, forest creatures, food and figurines.
If you have children, you're probably very well versed in the Elf On The Shelf craze that sweeps through December every year. Inside 24 door there's playable mini figures, vehicles and accessories all centred around aviation.
For superhero fans and socks (not the strangest combination of interests), look no further than this Marvel Mens advent calendar. Surprisingly it's full of 12 pairs of socks, all Marvel themed. Sized between eight and 11, it's ideal if you sock drawer is in need of a refresh.
Potterheads will love this fun Christmas countdown calendar. There's 24 magical treats behind each door, ranging from bath fizzes to body sprays, hand creams and lip balms, all themed according to Hogwarts Houses.
This Disney Princess 24 day bath and body advent calendar has a pampering surprise behind each window. It features cleansing pads, foot lotion, clay face masks, satin scrunchies, under-eye masks, bath salts, nail files, you name it. blue berry
Funko Advent Calendar Marvel | £59.99
This advent calendar brings together Marvel characters and Christmas, with Funko figurines dressed up in Yuletide garb. Whether you're a hero's or villan's fan it doesn't matter, there's 12 of each to kick off the festivities.
Barbie Advent Calendar | £20.99 - Coming soon
Have fun in Barbieland with this Dreamtopia Advent Calendar. From mermaid and fairy fashions to tea party sets, pets and accessories, it's the perfect playtime treat for children aged three and up.
Funko Advent Calendar 5 Nights at Freddy's | £59.99 - Coming soon
The last of Boots' Funko advent calendars is this Freddy's themed version. There's 24 doors to countdown to Christmas and build a vinyl collection of Freddy's for your little ones.
Pokemon Advent Calendar | £29.99
Behind 24 doors are Christmas-themed Pokémon toys, spanning figures and accessories. By 25 December you'll have an entire set, including the world famous Pikachu.
Best advent calendars for men
If Chewbacca, Yoda, C-3PO and BB-8 are counted as some of your favourite film characters, then this Star Wars sock advent calendar should go straight in your basket. Also, socks are always useful - what's not to love?
Another sock calendar to have on your radar is this Star Wars themed. With a different pair everyday for 12 days to unwrap, it would make a great fun, yet practical gift for a loved one.
This grooming gift set is full of everyday essentials, from shaving gel, lip balm and moisturiser, to face wash, shower gel, and eye cream. Revamp your grooming routine all in one.
One of the few advent calendars designed specifically for men is this one from Baylis & Harding. For less than £50 you can stock up on a range of grooming gifts, including shampoo, body wash, after shave, muscle soak and more.
Best alternative advent calendars
Tea lovers rejoice. This English tea calendar will serve up 13 festive flavoured brews throughout December, such as a Winter Warmer herbal tea, Gingerbread Treat, Tropical Lemongrass, Post-party Refresh Green Tea and Peppermint Candy.
While admittedly this popcorn calendar is a bit more niche, it's still going straight in our shopping basket thanks to the scrumptious 24 treats behind every door. It boasts a delicious selection of flavours, including cinnamon, orange chocolate, salted caramel, mint chocolate and bucks fizz.
Spice up cosy nights in December with Lovehoney's 2023 advent calendar. Worth £245, inside is sex toys, sensual massage accessories and beginner-friendly bondage items, including the popular Womanizer Classic 2.
One of the stranger advent calendars for 2023 is this pork crackling version, after a sellout success last Christmas. Flavours span black pepper, maple syrup, Salt ‘N’ Vinegar and more.
This festive Wax Melt Advent Calendar is perfect for filling your home with the scents of Christmas, ranging from frosted pine, eucalyptus and mint, gingerbread, and neroli and pomegranate. There's 12 wax melts to enjoy, each promising eight hours of fragrance.
Candle lovers get in line to snap up this Yankee Candle advent calendar. For less than £30, you can enjoy a selection of festive tea light candles, including silver sage & pine, Christmas cookie, amber & sandalwood. Behind one door is even a glass tea light holder.