advent calendar from Prestat ($49).To make the countdown to Christmas sweet and luxurious, Prestat has developed a traditional advent calendar that has 24 doors and behind each door a chocolate truffle awaits to be enjoyed. British artist Kitty Arden designed the Prestat Advent Calendar with a metallic accented picture of the Three Kings- the magi following the star with their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. One of the truffle flavors in the assortment is Orange and Frankincense: “Sweet orange oil combined with aromatic frankincense infusing butter, cream and chocolate filling in a velvety smooth milk chocolate truffle shell,” which pays homage to one of the original Christmas gifts. One feature of the box is that it comes with a cover that is also printed with Kitty’s magi image that won’t end up bespekled with holes as the doors are opened daily, so you can keep the exterior for future holiday seasons…the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come would approve!
All told, there are 11 truffle flavors (each is repeated once during the month), besides the Orange and Frankincense, including: Pistachio Summer, Hazelnut Feuilletine, Honey Glow, Ginger Fire, Sea Salt Caramel, Key Lime, Gianduja, Cinnamon, Milk Chocolate, Coconut, and Earl Gray.
It’s the sweetest way to countdown to the holidays- an advent calendar makes a great gift and is also a great purchase to make your own home festive during the season. Keep checking back to our CMB blog for additional gift ideas throughout the month of December!