Not Your Kids' Advent Calendar: 6 Grown-Up Ways to Countdown to ChristmasMeredith Carroll
Advent calendars are meant, in part, to celebrate the anticipation of Christmas. However, for certain adults, the days leading up to Christmas can be filled more with dread and endless to-do lists than good tidings and cheer.
Thankfully, Santa has arrived early this year with a batch of advent calendars that contain plenty of cheer — and are meant for grown-ups-only to help get through what can be the chaos of the Yuletide season.
Take a look (and a bite or a sip):
Whiskey Business 1 of 6If you're not kidding around, this is the advent calendar for you (with apologies in advance to your liver).
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More Truffle Than it’s Worth? Never! 2 of 6Let the kids have the cheap chocolate wrapped in foil. We'll keep these truffles for ourselves.
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Candy is Dandy AND Liquor is Quicker 3 of 6What better way to pass the time than with not one, but two favorite pastimes — chocolate and brandy all snuggled up together.
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Pass the Corkscrew 4 of 6Originally intended as table numbers at a wedding, these wine bottles would also work wonders for late-night gift-wrapping sessions and last-minute attempts to sneak in some relaxation before all hell breaks loose at the end of December.
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Makeup like a Bandit 5 of 6Sure, maybe you'll get a bottle of perfume or some fancy soaps that you'll never use, but who's really going to supply you with a gaggle of fun makeup samples for Christmas?
This advent calendar will, that's who.
Selfridges & Co. will give you the gift no one else will this holiday season
Do Nothing . . . Christmas is Coming 6 of 6Inject a little calm into the calamity of the holidays with some practical steps on how to breathe deep and take time out.
Do Nothing, yes, but you have to do something (like click here) to get it
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