Christmas is around the corner, and with Christmas, brings presents, and no more so that the inaugural giving and receiving of advent calendars; with each day bringing a new surprise as we count down to the big day. But it's not just chocolate these days - beauty, gin and wine advent calendars have proved even more popular that their chocolate counterparts in recent years. So whether it's miniature bottles of spirits that float your festive boat, or a brand new pair of socks each day; the days of plain old advent calendars are long gone.