M&S Advent Calendar 2016: Worth The Purchase?

Boxing Day and I’m already posting. Look at me go! As I said yesterday, I am continuing with blogmas until the new year…or is it just daily blogging now Christmas Day has been and gone?


Last year I got my first ever beauty advent calendar, and it made me realise that I needed another one (or three) in my life. Over the next three days, I’m going to be reviewing the three calendars that I’ve bought this year. Not about whether the products inside are any good, just whether or not it was good value for money. I need more time to test out the contents, but some advent calendars this year were better than others in terms of monetary value and the products inside. First up is the M&S advent calendar, which was £35 when you spent £35 on clothes, beauty and home. 25 days of goodies from M&S meant I was definitely on board.

I paid £20 towards this, and my mum paid the other £15 and we’ve been splitting it as it can be resealed. It even fits the colour scheme of our kitchen and my mum says that she wants to keep it for next year to refill with treats. I’ve got first pick of the goodies so that I can review the products that I want, and she gets the remainder – a pretty good deal if you ask me!

The contents was worth around £250, so £35 (plus the £35 you had to spend on Christmas presents, or gifts for yourself) is a damn good deal. With products from brands such as Neal’s Yard RemediesRodialPixiEyekoNails IncEmma HardiePhilip KingsleyRenRitualsPur and many, many more, it was a great advent calendar if you’re a huge fan of luxury beauty – whether that’s makeup, skincare, body care or haircare.


The only issue I actually had with the calendar is that days 9 and 10 were both nail varnishes that weren’t dissimilar in colour. I don’t mind them being in there but they definitely should’ve been spaced out a little bit more in the calendar!

Overall, this advent calendar was definitely worth the money. I’m so excited to give some of these products as go and give them a review in the new year.

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