It still surprises me how early on in the year Beauty Advent Calendars are released and how quickly they sell out. I made a whole video about them in October but if that was a little too early for you I thought I would recap on the ones which are still available.

Ciate London Mini Mani Month- HERE
Perfect for any nail polish lover, it’s one of the original beauty advent calendars. It’s filled with eighteen mini paint pot polishes and even includes some exclusive shades, perfect to add a pop of colour to your December.

Sanctuary The Let Go Days Of Christmas HERE
I can’t believe how affordable this one is and if you don’t want to stretch to the average £50+ for a beauty advent calendar then this one is fab. I love the mixture of items behind the doors; everything from body cream to cookie cutters.

NYX Professional Makeup Advent Calendar- HERE
I’ll admit I was a little disappointed by this one as you only get eyeshadows and Soft Matte Lip Creams. I’m not too excited about the eyeshadows but actually, can’t wait to start wearing the Lip Creams as there are lots of different shades for me to try. They’re also adorable makeup minis, which makes everything better.

The Body Shop Beauty Advent Calendars – HERE
This year The Body Shop has three different Advent Calendar offerings, ranging in price. They’re great for anyone that prefers bath & body to makeup but still wants a little makeup. I’m also a huge fan of the boxes instead of the doors as it keeps the box looking nice all the way until Christmas. I had this one last year and I loved it, lots of fab minis which I ended up saving for travel. Little tip: you are supposed to turn the boxes around once you’ve opened them to reveal an image/message at Christmas.

ASOS Beauty Extras Calendar- HERE
Not the most festive packaging but really blogger-esque with the marble print packaging. The brands inside are great and it’s at a good price point too. Inside you can find Philosophy, Elemis, Nuxe and more!

NUXE 10 Beauty Treasures- HERE
A little smaller than the other calendars as it only has 10 doors but it’s a must-have for anyone looking for a beautiful but paraben-free, eco-friendly calendar.

Tanya Burr 12 Days of Christmas- HERE
My younger cousin actually got this one recently and is so excited! It’s a great one for any younger teenage girls and it’s far more affordable than most especially as it’s currently Superdrug’s star buy at only £12! Inside there are nail polishes, lip glosses and glitter pots- great for someone starting off in makeup.

M&S Beauty & Advent Calendar- HERE
Saving the best until last, you might have to do a little hunting around for this one but the website suggests that they’re still available and that they’ll be getting more online. The M&S advent calendar has to be my pick of the lot! It fairly affordable at £35 (with a £35 spend), is a great fun design and most importantly has some great brands and products!

There are hundreds of candles on the market but they make a truly luxurious gift for almost anyone. I have so many at the moment that I thought I would talk you for my favourites to help you with your own Christmas wish list or your Christmas shopping.

Theres quite a few and I’m awful at describing scents so this will probably not be the greatest post… 
If you are looking to add a little sparkle to someones Christmas/life through a candle then I have two equally beautiful picks. Space NK Shimmering Spice is a great festive one with a blend of cinnamon, citrus and vanilla- perfect for a festive party.  100 Acres Sweet Orange, Cinnamon and Clove is another great one, made with 100& natural essential oils- the scent is my favourite for cosy winter nights in. 
If you’re on a budget fear not, as you will not be missing out. Sanctuary has a great range of candles but Yankee Candle would be my pick for inexpensive festive ones. There’s such a huge range that it’s almost to hard to pick; if you like sweet scents then Christmas Cupcake is perfect! If you want something a little more luxe than the Avon Winter Nights Candle has three wicks and is probably one of my favourite scents from all I’ve mentioned. 
Keeping with the orange theme Origins Feel Good Candle and La Montana Winter Oranges smell absolutely dreamy! Origins Feel Good Candle is out 7th December  and comes beautifully house in a recycled wine glass base, even more excitingly Origins will be planting a tree for every candle sold in partnership with Global ReLead. For an organic, natural, really relaxing candle then Lucy Annabella is the way to go, Niaouli & Lavender is my current favourite, especially great after a stressful December. If you’re looking for a more unisex candle or love Oud then you will love Van Cleef & Arpels Perfumed candles which is a really sexy, sophisticated scents!

But above all my two picks are Neom and Jo Malone, they’re my absolute favourites to give, receive and burn. Both brands do really special candles perfect for Christmas gifts! 

 I really love candles in the winter and have recently been burning them more than ever as they really add a little warmth to the room. However they can be very pricey especially as I am not too keen on the cheaper ones which often let off harmful chemicals. Therefore i think candles make great luxurious gifts and are a really indulgent treats.
Here are a few of my favourites…. 

 Diptyque Holiday Candles £25 & £45*
The world and his wife talks about Diptyque candles but I had never actually tried any until recently. They have released the most beautiful Christmas collection which start at a reasonable £25 for a mini one! Simply buying a Diptyque candle is a fabulous experience take yourself down to one of their stores or counters and take a minute to explore their scents before picking out that perfect for one for a friend or family member. They even have the most impressive large candles which are expensive but absolutely amazing!

 Neom; Home Candles £39.50 and Travel gift set £55*
An old favourite of mine has to be Neom and I think their large candles make a really nice present if you know what someones favourite scent is but the Neom Gift set which comes with four Travel candles is my favourite candle gift set of all! I like that their are four different scents and the size of each one is perfect too! The only problem is it is one of those presents I would never want to giveaway! I can’t wait to spend the next few weeks burning through these babies!

 Sanctuary £12.50
I have spoken about this candle before as I think £12.50 is a great price as I find them to be of high quality. If you are not into overly scented candles than this one is a great one! There is even a perfect little gift set of three for just £10! Make sure you burn it for a while for the first time as mine didn’t end up burning as evenly as I had hoped.

 Timothy Dunn £45*
This Arabian Fig Candle is by far the most luxurious one and is a little pricey at £45 but you can really see why! It has a perfect festive scent which isn’t over powering, is very elegant and beautiful! This would make a stunning present for an gender as the dark plum colour makes it a simply very classic candle but the other candles seem to be equally as beautiful!

The Craft Lab £18.90*
However if you want something more affordable, handmade and more original why not try this candle from The Craft Lab, it is even suitable for vegans! I have the Classic Christmas one but there are a few you can chose from. It’s main notes are orange, cinnamon & anis and looks rather luxurious with Swarovski Crystals surrounding the glass jar. They also burn for 40 hours so under £19 seems like a fabulous price! Also check out the Facebook page here  (This is a new addition and that’s why it isn’t featured in the first image)

What is your favourite candle? Will you be gifting any this Christmas?
Have you asked for any candles?
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