Five of the best Advent calendars

From 24 rare and exclusive whiskies to a jewel a day from Tiffany & Co, five rather more exclusive takes on the traditional advent calendar.

Expand your range of beauty products

John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar

The John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar is filled with iconic beauty brands including Laura Mercier, Charlotte Tilbury, Sisley, Dermalogica and Clinique. It's a perfect way to try new products and, when the season is over, the calendar would make a pretty box for jewellery or keepsakes.

Price: £150

Contact: johnlewis.com

A children's favourite served with chocolate

Charbonnel et Walker Peter Rabbit Advent calendar

Charbonnel et Walker is one of Britain's oldest chocolatiers and has been producing quality chocolates since 1875. It now holds a royal warrant and is based in Old Bond Street in London. Its Peter Rabbit-themed Advent calendar is available from John Lewis.

Price: £20

Contact: johnlewis.com

A festive feast from Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum’s Feasting Advent Calendar

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Fortnum's Feasting Advent Calendar isan ideal way to get into the festive spirit as it's filled with the store's famous teas, chocolates, biscuits, jams and even a quarter bottle of Champagne to help see you through the stresses of the season.

Price: £200

Contact:fortnumandmason.com

One for whisky lovers

Very Old & Rare Whisky Advent Calendar

The Very Old & Rare Whisky Advent Calendar is an ideal present for the whisky enthusiast. It is presented in a bespoke walnut case and the 24 30ml bottles represent some of the world's finest whiskies, matured for decades from revered producers, many from distilleries no longer trading.

Price: £9,999.95

Contact: masterofmalt.com

And for those who have everything

Tiffany & Co’s Advent Calendar

Inspired by the luxury jeweller's flagship store facade and designed by artist Pat Vale, Tiffany & Co's Advent Calendar is an exclusive luxury gift. Behind every door is a gift box containing Tiffany's jewellery, including diamond pendants and the new Tiffany 1837 Makers watch. The gifts range in value from £100 to £13,000. Did we mention its exclusivity? There was only one example available for sale in the UK, from Harrods, and it will have set the lucky buyer back £104,000.

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