Chocolate’s so last century! Which is why you need to read our round-up of the most interesting advent calendars we’ve seen this year.
Eat, drink and be merry
This year, we’re totally spoilt for choice with cheese, biscuits and whisky galore. We wouldn’t be surprised if there was a full Christmas dinner version (sprouts behind the 24th window, obvs).
Being foodie types, this alternative Christmas spice kit caught our eye. It’s almost as good for curry lovers as our Madras Collection. And we definitely want s’more of this gourmet marshmallow calendar!
Not all of us are keen on munching our way through advent. But that’s okay, because we saw loads of other luxe offerings out there. For fans of fragrance, this candle calendar makes scents (ahem). And if you didn’t get your hands on the sold-out-in-two-hours Cult Beauty Advent Calendar (£195!), how about this slightly less budget-busting collection?
Or if you sport facial fuzz and fancy treating your whiskers to a different beard oil every day you can.
But for those who are less ‘Fashion and Beauty’ and a bit more ‘Practical Mechanics’ advent 2019 has your back with this FM radio in 24 easy steps. Or if that’s not practical enough for you then this socket set advent calendar from Lidl absolutely nails it. Or should that be bolts it…
Calendars kids go crazy for
There’s been a lot of hype about these highly coveted brick building calendars. Of course, not everyone’s kids are going bananas for toys anymore. For teens who are too cool for everything now, then a personalised Spotify playlist calendar is genius. It’s up to you how much of your ‘totally embarrassing’ music taste you load it up with. And who says only dads are allowed to get socks for Christmas? This cute 12 socks of Christmas calendar means anyone can get in on the action.
The calendar that keeps on giving
Make it all the more sustainable with ethical gifts like fairtrade chocolate and natural soap. Pick a few fun reusable gifts like the Tefal Minis or a bird cake kit. Something to save all those yummy Crimbo leftovers would go amiss either!