When it comes to celebrating special moments with our loved ones, few traditions are as cherished as birthday presents. And recently, a new sort of birthday present has emerged – the birthday countdown calendar…
Birthday countdown calendars are a great way to spice up the days in the run-up to your loved one's birthday – and that’s probably why they’re becoming so popular!
Intrigued? Read on to find out all about them!
What is a birthday countdown calendar?
A birthday countdown calendar (also called a birthday advent calendar) includes seven individually wrapped and numbered birthday gifts. Why? Because the recipient opens one gift on each day in the run-up to their birthday to extend the celebration beyond the big day itself!
The magic of a birthday countdown calendar lies in the anticipation it builds. Bringing a daily dose of joy and excitement, birthday countdown calendars give you a mini celebration every day for seven days, and help you to create memorable moments that will last for years to come.
Think daily surprises, big smiles, and buckets of gratitude… If you want your loved one to have an unforgettable birthday, you’ve come to the right place.
Where to buy birthday countdown calendars
At Luxury Gift in a Box, birthday countdown calendars are part of the family! Currently, we have two to choose from: the Birthday Countdown Advent Calendar for Her and the Birthday Countdown Advent Calendar for Him.
Each gift in the calendar is beautifully wrapped with quality wrapping paper and a ribbon, and numbered to be opened in order over the seven days in the run-up to their birthday.
The gifts are carefully packed in a recyclable box with shredded tissue paper to keep them safe during shipping. Please note: we offer FREE standard shipping, plus a next-day delivery option for those in a pinch!
What’s included in the Birthday Countdown Advent Calendar for Her?
Inside the Birthday Countdown Advent Calendar for Her you'll find a delightful assortment of seven gifts. These are:
Pink grapefruit soap bar: A zesty, sustainable gift from The English Soap Company Occasions Collection, made from pure vegetable oils and shea butter. Featuring hand-illustrated designs and a birthday message on the packaging.
Bee print bamboo socks: A pair of eco-friendly bamboo socks from Miss Sparrow London. These breathable and sustainable socks are designed for ladies size UK 4-7 and are as comfortable as they are stylish. With a spotted pink design and an adorable bee print!
Two daydreamer notebooks: A pair of stylish A6 notebooks, one blue and one pink, each with quirky illustrations of day-to-day life and 80 pages of lined paper. They make every note-taking moment a pleasure and are the perfect size for handbags!
Moisturising foot socks and luxurious hand pack: Treat her tired feet and hard-working hands with Skin Academy foot socks (enriched with rose flower oil and pomegranate seed oil) and a moisturising coconut oil hand treatment from DermaV10 – to nourish her hands and nails.
“You are Flamazing!” conditioning hair sheet mask: A revitalising and conditioning hair sheet mask with a cute flamingo print, by DermaV10. This 15-minute at-home treatment is enriched with nourishing Marula Oil to leave her hair soft, shiny, and smelling great!
Anti-pollution mud mask: An indulgent mud mask that gently conditions and cleanses skin while offering protection from environmental stressors. Enriched with raspberry, blackberry, black mulberry, and Vitamin E, this mask will add some relaxation to her birthday celebration!
“Birthday Wishes” wish bracelet: A hand crafted, sentimental wish bracelet made by Erin with Love. If your recipient makes a wish when she ties the bracelet to her wrist, the wish will come true when the cord wears through!
These seven gifts are more than just presents; they're carefully chosen to make the special lady in your life have an unforgettable birthday week! From the sentimental to the luxurious, each gift in the Birthday Countdown Advent Calendar for Her will likely leave her beaming from ear to ear.
What’s included in the Birthday Countdown Advent Calendar for Him?
So, how does the Birthday Countdown Advent Calendar for Him compare? Let’s take a look!
Sage and clove soap bar: A pure, natural, and aromatic soap bar that blends the earthy notes of sage with the comforting warmth of clove. It has an extra foamy and nourishing lather that will transform his daily cleansing into a luxurious pampering session!
Bamboo socks: These sustainable and breathable bamboo socks from Mr Heron are designed for men size UK 6-10. They really are the perfect gift, providing all-day comfort and impeccable style.
Two gentlemen’s jotters: A pair of stylish A5 jotters, each with 80 lined pages and an inspirational quote on the cover that says “The pen is mightier than the sword.” These sophisticated notebooks are sure to impress!
Peppermint foot lotion: Infused with peppermint oil, tea tree oil, and menthol, this vegan-friendly foot lotion from DermaV10 refreshes and revitalises tired feet – for softer toes in next to no time!
Vanilla and white woods scented candle: An eco-friendly candle crafted from biodegradable, hand-poured soy wax and infused with natural essential oils. With a crackling wooden wick, stylish glass jar, and bamboo lid that doubles as a coaster.
Charcoal under-eye mask: An anti-ageing, cooling under-eye treatment for men, from award-winning British brand Barber Pro! Infused with activated charcoal to target eye puffiness and dark circles
Gentleman's sheet mask: A rejuvenating, hydrating, and anti-ageing collagen sheet mask for men. This 15-minute at-home treatment from award-winning British brand Barber Pro will leave him glowing!
Can I personalise items in a birthday advent calendar?
While you can’t currently personalise the Luxury Gift in a Box birthday countdown calendars beyond adding a gift message or greetings card, or selecting a couple of add on items, you can always create a custom gift box and individually wrap the items yourself!
Creating a personalised gift box gives you the freedom to choose items based on your budget and follow a particular theme that’s 100% suited to your loved one’s personality.
So, are birthday countdown calendars really the next big thing?
Birthday countdown calendars are gaining popularity as a fun and engaging way to build anticipation and make birthday celebrations last longer. While they may not be the next big thing for everyone, they're definitely a growing trend among those looking for unique ways to make birthdays extra special!