Gone are the days where advent calendars are cheap tasting chocolates hidden behind cardboard windows! In recent years, the conventional calendar has taken a back seat as the market has exploded with all kinds of exciting adaptations. You can now enjoy the Christmas countdown with everything from miniature Gin & Wine Bottles, Scented Candles, Mini Cosmetics, Toys and so much more! Sound tempting? Keep reading!
If you haven’t already noticed, there are so many different types of calendars to choose from so you may not know where to start your search. Well, we’ve done all the searching for you! Our team of bargain hunters have compiled a list of our 15 favourite alternative Advent Calendars to help you make the Christmas Countdown that extra bit special.
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John Lewis Beer Advent Calendar
It’s no secret that most of us love a drink of beer, especially the men in our lives! Well, if you know a beer lover, this Adnam’s speciality beers calendar will be right up their street. Exclusive to John Lewis, this one of a kind Advent Calendar is the perfect Christmas Countdown for anyone who enjoy a tipple or two. Boasting an impressive 9.9L of Beer priced at just £70, ensure your Christmas is extra jolly this year.
Asda Cheese Advent Calendar
Christmas is a time for kindness, celebrations, love and most importantly – Cheese! Asda have launched their very advent calendar featuring an array of 24 different cheeses and we’re totally loving it! If you or someone you know is mad about cheese, what better way to head into Christmas than with a tasty new flavour to savour every single day of December! You needn’t have to worry about your cheese collection on Xmas day, Asda have got you covered. For just £10, ensure your Christmas 2018 is extra cheesey and get yours now.
Beauty Advent Calendar
Get yours hands on the most sought after Beauty Advent Calendar of the season right here! The Lookfantastic Advent Calendar is a firm favourite amongst beauty lovers who eagerly wait for it’s launch every single year. What makes the Lookfantastic Beauty Calendar so popular is the is the wide selection of top branded cosmetics including the likes of Illamasqua, HD Brows, ESPA and many more which collectively cost a whopping £300+. However, this 24 box beauty is just a mere £79 – that’s a bargain we’d say. What’s more, if you’re a new customer, you can bag yourself 15% off.
Hotel Chocolat Grand Advent Calendar
Despite all of the luxury alternatives to the conventional chocolate calendar on the market, nothing beats a sweet treat on the countdown to the big day. However, we’re not talking about your traditional supermarket calendar here – Hotel Chocolat are now selling their Grand Advent Calendar and it looks incredible. Bursting with mouth-wateringly delicious treats including chocolate slabs, truffles and even Cocoa Gin, this is truly one of a kind.
Yankee Candle Wreath Advent Calendar
When it comes to Christmas, Yankee Candles are at the top of many lists! Well, now you can collect your very own winter collection with the Yankee Advent Wreath. Add some sparkle to your holiday countdown this Christmas with this stunning gold and silver calendar containing 24 cardboard windows – each revealing a scented tea light. Featuring some Yankee Xmas favourites like Crackling Wood, Snowflake Cookie & Sparkling Cinnamon along with 2018’s latest Christmas scent, Icy Blue Spruce. Fill your home with the scent of magic this winter for just £19.99.
Cath Kidston Advent Calendar
The much anticipated Cath Kidston calendar has officially dropped and this Christmas, it looks better than ever. Priced at just £40, this is a real beauty necessity for Cath lovers. The iconic Townhouse design is simply beautiful and beholds 24 windows including mini beauty products and cosmetics including everything from soap and scrubs to hands cream, body lotions, lips balms and so much more!
Edinburgh Gin Advent Calendar
2018 was without a doubt the year of gin! Topped as this summer’s best selling alcoholic beverage, we don’t think gin will be going anywhere anytime soon. As Christmas looms, you can find Gin Advent Calendars filling store shelves. Our personal favourite is the Edinburgh Gin Calendar found at John Lewis. This top branded Gin is amongst the nations favourite and with its specialist flavours, it’s not difficult to see why. Bursting with 25 miniature flavoured Gin bottles – if you know a gin lover? You know where to send them.
Virgin wines Advent Calendar
If wine is your beverage of choice, this 24 window countdown is bursting with generously sized bottles of all your favourite wines! Bottles of Rose, Fizz, White & Red are ready to count you down to your best Christmas yet. Enjoy a tipple after work each night this December or collect your bottles for some Christmas fun with family and friends. Take a look what’s inside right now and make sure your Christmas countdown is one of your best yet.
Smiggle Advent Calendar
If your little one is stationary mad, they will be all too familiar with the newbie on the high street – Smiggle! This year, they can swap chocolates for little stationary prizes and build up their very own fun & playful collection which will be the envy of all their friend when they head back to school! This rendition of the traditional Advent Calendar is incredibly popular so get yours now and start getting creative with your little one this Christmas.
Star Wars Advent Calendar
Calling all Star Wars lovers, Zavvi have launched their very own coin collecting calendar meaning only 5000 of these have created! May the force be with you this Christmas as you build up your very own unique collection of Star Wars coins featuring all your favourite characters along with a cool display to show them all off. At £60 – this one-off star wars speciality is an investment!
Disney Animators Collection Advent Calendar
Add some Disney magic into your Christmas this year with the stunning Disney Animators Collection 2018 Advent Calendar. This 24 piece collection features an enchanting selection of Disney Figures and Accessories including all your favourite and beloved Characters from Princess Belle, The Little Mermaid and so many more! Make each day of December that extra bit special this year and build up your very own unique collection of Disney collectibles to show off to all your Disney friends.
LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar
With everyday December brings, uncover a new piece to your to your Star Wars Galactic world! Featuring LEGO mini-figures, starships, vehicles and many more other fun Star Wars collectibles – this is a Star Wars fanatics Christmas dream. Enjoy your favourite characters and arrange them on the foldout play mat featuring desert and ice planet scene for playing out Star Wars adventures. This is the perfect way for star Wars fans of all ages to prepare for Christmas.
LEGO City Building Kit
Renowned for their super cool and playful renditions of Advent Calendars, LEGO have once again tipped the list of best Toy Calendar this year. The LEGO City Advent Calendar features 24 windows of exciting surprises including mini-figures, vehicles and even Santa! Open each door to reveal the day’s present and make the Christmas countdown one to remember.
L’Occitane Beauty Calendar
The much loved beauty brand L’Occitane is back this 2018 with their new edition of their popular beauty Advent Calendar. Indulge a loved one or treat yourself to this luxurious Christmas Countdown of gifts boasting shower gels, shampoos, soaps, fragrance and so much more. Boasting 24 popular products, this is the perfect way for beauty & cosmetic lovers alike to head into Christmas this year! Make sure you don’t miss out and grab yours now in time.
Playmobil Royal Ice Skating Trip Advent Calendar
Playmobil Calendars are a firm favourite with younger audiences and once again, they have come back this Christmas with a super cool and fun Calendar. The Royal Ice Skating Trip Advent Calendar features Royalty enjoying sunny winter days in the snowy chateau park by the serene icy lake! Adorable forest animals watch on as the family enjoy Christmas. To a child’s delight, behind one of the 24 doors is a special bracelet. Grab yours and find the hidden treasure.