Earn Virgin Points by buying the best advent calendars of 2022

Chocolate isn’t the only fun way to count down to Christmas. Whether it’s toys, beauty products, drinks or socks, the popularity of chocolate-free alternative advent calendars is such that many brands are launching waiting lists long before the holidays begin.

Why? Highly sought-after options from brands like Cult Beauty and Space NK promise full-size products and the value of the products exceeds the calendar price. Likewise, LEGO releases themed collections of seasonal sets that are not always available in the General Store.

And best of all, if you buy your 2022 Seasonal Calendar through Virgin Red, you’ll earn points to spend on fabulous rewards long after the Christmas chocolate has been eaten. Here are the best advent calendars to discover this year.



Get daily makeup treats from Real Techniques via Superdrug (one point for £1) or check out Boots (one point for £1) for everything from Soap & Glory and Lynx, to socks for Disney, Harry Potter and Marvel fans . .

Boots will also be releasing two No. 7 calendars at different price points so customers can choose between favorites or full-size luxuries. LOOKFANTASTIC (up to eight points per £1) is also promoting its calendar with brands like The Ordinary, Elemis and Drunk Elephant pledged this year.

Row of expensive makeup and lipsticks


These advent calendars are a luxury treat, but for beauty fans, that means receiving up to 25 items worth more than double the price.

Space NK (up six points per £1) teased the inclusion of brands like Tatcha, Paula’s Choice and Olaplex. Cult Beauty (up to four points for £1) have unveiled their full list featuring Sunday Riley, Huda Beauty and Charlotte Tilbury. NET-A-PORTER (up to 10 points per £1) is another brand that promises to spruce up your Christmas with its calendar. The first Fortnum & Mason birds (three points for £1) have already released their version which includes 22 full-size products, two deluxe samples and three travel miniatures.

But how can a beloved department store top the most successful and best-selling product in its 145-year history? Liberty’s (eight points for £1) calendar (worth over £1,000) will feature brands like Rose Inc., Dr Sebagh and Surratt, and have five hidden golden tickets with value to spend at the store . Liberty is also releasing a men’s advent calendar with alternative products from its legendary beauty salon.

Image of Harrods department store.


If you want to find a few advent calendars but avoid multiple deliveries, larger stores will carry multiple brands. John Lewis & Partners (up to two points for £1) has beauty, sweets, booze and even art calendars from designer Sara Miller. Selfridges (up to nine points for £1) has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for skincare, Funko or Play-Doh figures.

Speaking of toys, few brands command a feverish response to its advent calendar like LEGO (up to eight points per £1). Each day will bring a character or model closer to Christmas for Star Wars, Harry Potter and Guardians of the Galaxy fans to build and play throughout the month. LEGO City and LEGO Friends sets will also be available.

Parents can also try Argos (one item for £1) for kid-friendly options including Pokémon and Frozen 2 with 25 boxes featuring various trinkets based on the hit Disney film.

Image of chocolate Santa Claus


Each year, Hotel Chocolat (two points for £1) caters to all chocolate lovers with options for various dietary needs and budgets. Milk, white and dark 70% vegan nut milk and caramel are the easiest choices, while there are also calendars for two with delicious truffles, a fun option for kids and “The Grand ” – the best chocolates from Hotel Chocolat with mini bottles of alcohol, a chocolate crown and mini crackers.

So whether you’re investing in beauty or want a toy a day, Virgin Red has something for everyone. Sign up and start building your points balance today.

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