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The 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar with John Lewis

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By Rebecca Roberts | Last updated Dec 5, 2023

The 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar with John Lewis

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Prepare to unwrap the magic of the holiday season with the 2023 John Lewis Advent Calendar, created in partnership with Mumsnet. 

For the first 12 days of December, we’ll be serving as your daily portal to a world of Christmas inspiration, complete with thoughtfully curated products and heartwarming gift ideas from John Lewis that carry the seal of approval from our very own Mumsnet users. Plus, find new and old traditions that real parents and real families enjoy every year. So, mark your calendar and ensure you check back each day as we begin the countdown to Christmas.

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Where to find John Lewis’ 2023 Christmas shop

Christmas officially arrived at John Lewis in September, with their popular Christmas shop available to shop online and in their stores across the UK. 

Enjoy complimentary next day Click & Collect for orders over £30 when you shop with John Lewis. Plus, get an extended returns policy until 23rd January, and in-store gift wrapping services. Plus, benefit from Interest-Free Credit on Christmas trees exceeding £200. Terms and conditions apply.

For 2023, there’s a few new and exciting things that shouldn’t be missed..

  1. Not sure how to decorate your home this year? Find John Lewis’ top Christmas decoration trends for 2023 here

  2. Don’t miss their newly launched baubles, like their Holiball giant inflatable bauble (they’re set to be bestsellers!)

  3. Alternatively, choose from 32 gorgeous baubles from John Lewis and choose six for just £16 

  4. Have a sweet tooth? Get your hands on Quality Street’s Coffee Creme chocolate’s return 

  5. Find exclusive Disney products for the young and young at heart

  6. And for you gin aficionados, find fun Christmas crackers filled with your favourite Fevertree flavours 

  7. And finally - get a box of John Lewis Christmas cards for free when you purchase 3 or more (use the code CARD at checkout).

Is there a John Lewis Christmas sale in 2023?

Every year, John Lewis holds three major sales: summer, Black Friday, and Boxing Day/Winter sales. The latter usually starts on or around Christmas Day itself, and will last until the end of January as the Boxing Day sale is also considered as their January sale

  • John Lewis Black Friday sale: deals began at the start of November and ended on Cyber Monday, 27th November 2023

  • John Lewis Boxing Day/Winter sale: Friday 22nd December 2023

Last year, we handpicked some of the best winter sales deals from John Lewis, during which Mumsnet users and shoppers could save up to 50% off selected home and fashion, up to 30% off beauty and 100s of offers across technology. We anticipate that savings will be the same for the John Lewis 2023/2024 winter sale. 

When is John Lewis’ Black Friday sale in 2023?

This November the John Lewis Black Friday sale is back and has brought huge savings and slashed prices for savvy shoppers across multiple apartments - including tech, beauty, fashion, and home appliances. For 2023, the Black Friday sale began at the start of the moment and is expected to continue until Cyber Monday on Monday 27th November.

Read more: Find our full guide to the John Lewis Black Friday sale here

Watch the John Lewis Christmas advert 2023

The John Lewis Christmas advert has become a beloved holiday tradition that is eagerly anticipated every year by our Mumsnet users and our team at MNHQ.

Renowned for its heartwarming and emotionally charged storytelling, these adverts are known for their ability to capture the true essence of the Christmas season. Every year, John Lewis releases a Christmas advert that features touching narratives with memorable characters that often showcase the spirit of giving. 

For 2023, the world has been introduced to Snapper the Venus flytrap, the ‘perfect Christmas tree’ with a difference. We watch as the advert shows a young boy find a seed, which grows throughout December, ultimately becoming a rather large and a little destructive Venus flytrap. Watch the advert here: 

How much does delivery cost at John Lewis?

Enjoy free Click & Collect on all orders over £30 with John Lewis, and get free extended returns. You can also enjoy free delivery when you spend over £50, and for orders under £50, delivery costs £3.95. 

There are some exceptions for larger items, however, that are delivered to non-UK mainland. Smaller items are usually delivered within five working days. You can check out all delivery options from John Lewis here

About John Lewis

Known for much more than just those tear-jerking Christmas adverts, John Lewis is a department store that will accommodate all your needs. From home, garden, electricals, beauty, and fashion it's the perfect place to find a special gift for someone, or for yourself.

About the author

Rebecca Roberts is a writer, editor, and content marketing expert hailing from Leeds. Here at Mumsnet, she brings parents content designed to make life easier. As a mum-of-two, she knows all too well how difficult it can be organising Christmas. So, she's fully invested in finding the best Christmas gift ideas, offers and promotions for families this year. 

Beyond her role as an editor here at Mumsnet, Rebecca can be found balancing life as a working mum of two toddlers and when she’s not at her desk, you’ll likely find her at a local playgroup, in a nearby coffee shop, or walking the dog.