Think advent calendars are just for children? Fed up of getting a tiny piece of chocolate? Looking for something more exciting?

Then look no further!

From a £10,000 whisky calendar to a bottle of prosecco a day, these nine calendars will certainly liven up the countdown to Christmas.

1. £10,000 whisky calendar

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Behind each of the 24 windows is a different 3cl dram of something spectacular – including whiskies from the world’s most exciting producers and long-closed distilleries, resulting in highly sought-after limited editions and impossible-to-source liquid. There’s even a 60 year old single malt Scotch, and a rare Japanese whisky that weighs in at £19,000 a bottle! Visit this site

2. The John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar

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Discover indulgent and iconic beauty treats in the countdown to Christmas with the first John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar. It features 25 full and sample size products including radiant skincare heroes, makeup must-haves and beautifully scented fragrance favourites.

Behind every door you'll find a different treat each day from our much-loved beauty brands to ensure you're perfectly prepped and pampered for the festive season. Visit here

3. Molton Brown Cabinet of Scented Luxuries Advent Calendar

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This luxury advent calendar from Molton Brown houses classic favourites and scented luxuries amongst new fragrances hidden and waiting to be revealed behind each door. These include Delicious Rhubarb & Rose Body Wash, Alba White Truffle Hand Cream, Ylang-Ylang Scrub and Mesmerising Oudh Accord & Gold Body Wash. Visit here

4. Wine Advent Calendar

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Wine down to Christmas. A combination of 24 miniature bottles of white, red, rose, chocolate and mulled wine.

Calendar is the ideal way to guarantee a very merry countdown to Christmas. Visit here

5. The Sparkling Fizz Advent Calendar

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A perfect start to the festive celebrations with 24 mini bottles of sparkling sumptuousness. It event includes champagne in door 24 to welcome in Christmas Eve. Visit here

6. Vodka Advent Calendar 

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Featuring an array of vodkas from the world’s top producers, including award-winning Polish-, Russian- and French-made spirits, plus some deliciously flavoured variants, this Advent Calendar is back for 2017, with each of the 24 30ml drams offering both sipping and cocktail-making fun every day during Advent. Visit here

7. NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Advent Calendar

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Way better than chocolate! Count down the 12 days to Christmas with the ultimate soft matte lip cream collection and cute mini shadows. Visit here

8. Luxury Sweets and Chocolates Advent Calendar

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Behind every window of this magical treat calendar is a different sweet or chocolate treat. A huge upgrade on the classic chocolate advent calendar, this version includes some amazing classics such as, eclairs, fruit pastilles, cola bottles, humbugs, jelly beans, various luxurious chocolates, honeycomb, fudge and other sweet treats. Visit here

9. Bourbon advent calendar

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Behind each of the 24 windows lies a 3cl wax-sealed dram of deliciousness set to appeal to the most ardent of bourbon fans, with rare small-batch whiskeys lining up alongside highly sought-after age-statement expressions. Visit here

Please enjoy alcohol responsibly