Par­ents protest over Zoella’s ‘tatty’£50 ad­vent cal­en­dar

The Daily Telegraph - - News - By Katie Mor­ley

ZOELLA, the Youtube star, has been crit­i­cised over an ad­vent cal­en­dar which costs £50 and only has 12 doors.

Par­ents con­demned the beauty vlog­ger’s cal­en­dar as “tat” and “mas­sively over­priced”, lead­ing to Boots re­duc­ing its price to just £25.

The cal­en­dar con­tains a bauble, a small packet of con­fetti, a cookie cut­ter, seven stick­ers, a small bag, a 130g “Fes­tive Cookie” can­dle, a 30ml “Christ­mas Cle­men­tine” room spray, a pen, a fluffy key ring, a gin­ger­bread man-shaped cookie cut­ter, a notepad and a 130g “Cozy Christ­mas” can­dle.

One re­view of the cal­en­dar read: “Def­i­nitely not worth the money and very dis­ap­point­ing items within.” An­other said: “Par­ents do not buy! This cal­en­dar is worth £20 max­i­mum. I am a huge fan of Zoella, how­ever she has made a huge mis­take with this.”

Zoe Sugg, who is be­hind the brand, is a Youtube sen­sa­tion whose vlog has more than 11mil­lion sub­scribers.

A Boots spokesman said: “We are sorry to hear that the price has dis­ap­pointed a num­ber of cus­tomers. We will be of­fer­ing the prod­uct at half price dur­ing our Christ­mas pro­mo­tion ... for £25 from Thurs­day Nov 16.”

Zoe Sugg has pre­vi­ously come un­der crit­i­cism for the value of prod­ucts which carry her Zoella brand

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