Countdown to Christmas with Victoria Centre Article

The countdown to Christmas is officially on, and there’s no better way to mark the start of the festive season than with the opening of the first door on an advent calendar.

We know that not everyone’s a chocaholic, with some preferring to test out special herbal teas, sample warming whiskeys or chow down on popcorn and pork scratchings – that’s why we’ve put together a list of the best, and most unique, advent calendars available this year at Victoria Centre.

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For those with a penchant for herbal teas, try the 24 Days of Tea Calendar (£20). Each adorable teacup window contains a pyramid shaped tea bag, with flavours from classic English Breakfast to strawberry and kiwi, fresh Moroccan Mint, spicy chai or soothing ginger.

Have you been waiting all year to re-watch Love Actually for the thousandth time? Joe & Seph’s Popcorn Advent Calendar (£25) makes the perfect festive film companion. The 24 doors conceal 19 flavours of award-winning hand-made gourmet popcorn bites, including classic caramel alongside more seasonal options like cinnamon and custard roll and gingerbread.

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For the people in your life who think the best thing about Christmas is the pigs in blankets, then check out the Snaffling Pig Co. Pork Crackling Advent Calendar (£18). The moreish mini bags of pork crackling are perfectly crunchy with flavours such as Slow BBQ, Marvellous Maple and of course, Pigs In Blankets.

To see the complete range of advent calendars on offer, including luxurious chocolate advent calendars, visit John Lewis & Partners in store.

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Countdown to Christmas by candlelight with a beautiful 29cm Advent Calendar Candle (£1.80), containing gold leaf fir trees to mark each of the ‘twenty-four’ days leading up to the big day.

Or, have some crafty festive fun constructing this red and gold DIY Christmas Calendar (£5.12). Get creative and fill it with unexpected surprises such as chocolate coins, sweets or hair bobbles for a personal touch. Show how much you care and handcraft this specially designed calendar for a loved one.

Head down to Victoria Centre to explore more Christmas craft delights at Sostrene Grene.


Nourish your skin through the cold winter weather with the 12 Days of Liz Earle Advent Calendar (£60); the perfect way to explore the botanical scented products - from the Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser and Superskin Moisturiser, skincare lovers will glow with happiness from the inside out this Christmas.

The iconic No 7 Beauty Advent Calendar (£47), containing both skincare and beauty favourites, is a must-have this Christmas. For added excitement, 10 golden tickets have been hidden randomly inside 10 calendars worth £1,000.

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Transform your home into a snowy log cabin with the The Yankee Candle Advent Calendar (£24.99). Gloriously mouth-watering scents including Christmas Cookie and Christmas Eve Cocoa; will help create a winter paradise.

Finally, what better way to celebrate the magic of Christmas than with a Harry Potter Hedwig Calendar (£40)? Wizarding-fans are sure to be spell-bound by the golden snitch bath fizzers and slimey shower jellies.

For advent and Christmas gifting options galore, visit Boots in store.

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Nothing says Christmas more than a bit of glitz and glam. So the 24 Days of Advent calendar (£15 Black Friday deal) could be the perfect gift for anyone who loves a little bit of sparkle during this festive season.

Behind each door, you’ll find exclusive sparkly stud earrings and on-trend hair clips – accessories perfect for any occasion, whether a cosy evening celebrating at home with friends or the annual Christmas party. And behind the 24th door, there’s an extra little surprise.

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Marvel lovers, assemble.

Superhero and comic fans are sure to love the Marvel 80th Funko 2021 Advent Calendar (£54.99) set, featuring all your favourite fictional heroes and heroines.

Behind each door, you’ll find all the gang – from Venom and Iron Man, to everyone’s favourite American, Capitan America, as well as the crew from Guardians of the Galaxy.

Make Christmas marvel-lous with this super advent calendar, and re-create your very own ‘Endgame’ by uniting the world’s mightiest heroes on your shelf at home. What’s best, these miniature figurines are exclusive for the Marvel 80th celebrations and can be picked up in store today.

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