Bored of your cliché chocolate advent calendar?
Obviously, you aren’t bored with the chocolate side of them because who gets bored with chocolate? But you wouldn’t be judged for saying you are getting a little bored with each year opening the same kind of calendar to reveal the same little chocolate shape behind that door. What you really want is to change things up a bit – bring the excitement back into opening those daily doors, right? Of course! So here I have a selection of my Favourite calendars available this year for all ages..
Christmas Spirit Advent Calendar
£40 from Debenhams.
Okay, so this one doesn’t have 24 doors to open but behind each one of these 12 doors is a super cute shot sized bottle of branded spirits from the likes of baileys, Red square vodka, Teachers whiskey and Jim Beam Bourbon. What better way to prepare for Christmas than with a shot of strong stuff each day? Each calendar is £40 and are available to purchase online or in store from 1st November.
Pringles advent Calendar
£7.99 from B&M.
PRINGLESSSSS! Yep, I hear you. Who doesn’t love Pringles? My little one loves the mini pots of Pringles you find in service stations and we love them just as much because they keep her quiet for a while. They have heard all you Pringles lovers and have come up with a pretty awesome Calendar that is sure to please you all.
Although there isn’t 24 doors there are 12 each filled with those awesome small pots of goodness ranging in flavours from Texas BBQ right through to Original. However, news travels fast and if you want to get a Pringles calendar of your own you had better get down to B&M fast as they’re flying off the shelves!
Personalised Advent Calendar
Starting at £7.49 from fotoinsight.co.uk
If unique is what you are after then check this out. Over on fotoinsights website you are able to make your very own advent calendar fit with one or more of your favourite photos. Prices start at £7.49 for a photo advent calendar which has 25 pictures instead of chocolate behind each door and £24.99 for a personalised Kinder filled advent calendar which is pictured above and absolutely huge!
Check out their Advent calendar range here.
Merry Piggin’ christmas advent calendar
£17.50 from Snaffling pig
Pork scratching lovers unite! Pork scratchings are a little like Marmite, you either love them or you hate them. thankfully me and everyone I know love them! I am super-duper excited about this advent calendar for behind each door is 24 pieces or scrumptious pork crackling in 6 piggin’ awesome flavours! The Snaffling Pig advent calendar is available now for £17.50 and is guaranteed to make your Christmas that little bit more awesome. Head to www.snafflingpig.co.uk to check it out.
Reindeer advent calendar
£24 from bubblegum balloons
This one certainly brings the excitement back into the advent calendars. Each reindeer has a red balloon nose which you pop each day to reveal a chocolate. So you still get the perks of your usual calendar but with added fun! Simply inflate the balloons hang up the garland and get ready to pop, pop, pop!
Elf and Seek
from The little treats bakery.
Now this is a super awesome one for the kiddies. every day instead of opening a door your little ones have to try and find a ginger bread guy that you have hidden somewhere around the house. A little like the elf craze.
Mad Beauty Advent Calendar – Christmas Lights.
£17.99 from Find me a gift
Do you know someone who is make up mad? This is the perfect advent calendar for them. What female wouldn’t be happy with new make up every single day?
12 Days of body and Bath advent calendar.
£10.99 from Find me a gift
Although this doesn’t have 24 doors it does have 12 packed with relaxing stuff for bath time. Everyone knows that Christmas can be a very manic time of year so what better way to count down to Christmas than with a nice relaxing soak each day?
Have you got an advent calendar this year? Let me know in the comments what kind you’ve gone for!