In case you haven’t noticed (thanks to most of the high street shops and TV adverts) Christmas is fast approaching! Which means only one thing – it’s time to buy your advent calendars.

Make the countdown to Christmas all the more exciting with one of the fabulous advent calendars on offer this year. Here’s our top 10 advent calendars, from non-chocolate to chocolate, and even a few calendars for the kids

The Advent for Two – Hotel Chocolat

Share the countdown to Christmas with your loved one with this Advent for Two calendar. There’s two tiny truffles behind each window. Cost £26, website If you’re not up for sharing, Hotel Chocolat also do a luxury singular calendar for £12.50, milk, caramel, dark and white varieties available.

Adventfor2Photo Advent Calendar

Relive the year’s best moments by simply uploading 24 of your favourite photos and Cewe Photoworld will create your own personalised advent calendar with a photo behind each door. Chocolate versions are available too. Cost from £6.99, website



Hooray for Christmas and hooray for gin! Back for a fifth year, the Ginvent calendar is produced in collaboration with the juniper experts from Gin Foundry. Enjoy a selection of exciting gins from classic London Dry and navy-strength to unusual new releases and even sloe gins from distilleries in England, Scotland, Sweden, Germany and beyond … Cost: £125, website:


Cowshed Advent Calendar

Forget finding tiny chocolate squares behind each door – advent calendars don’t get any more indulgent than Cowshed’s deluxe advent calendar. Filled with 24 of their most-loved products, it’s full of surprises. Cost: £85, website:


Fill-Your-Own Advent Calendar – Sue Ryder

Count down to Christmas with a delightful fill your own Advent calendar from Sue Ryder. We’re loving the Skandi style wooden house, and the best bit is that 100% of profit helps provide incredible care. Cost: £14.99, website

SueRyderEat Your Greens

Count down to Christmas with this quirky chocolate Advent calendar, crammed full of chocolate disguised as brussel sprouts (if only the real thing tasted so good)! Cost £26, website:


Meri Meri Nutcracker Advent Calendar

The perfect advent calendar for children who like jewellery! This adorable box opens to reveal a gold bracelet and twenty three compartments. Each day you’ll find a new charm to add to the bracelet, and on Christmas Day your bracelet is complete! Cost: £18.99, website:

NutcrackerRailway Advent Calendar

This calendar will be a hit with train lovers both young and old. It comes in a lovely box with each pull out drawer containing a little piece of the railway. Cost £19.99, website


Stationery Advent Calendar


24 Treats of Tincmas Advent calendar comes with a joke a day, 24 new Tinctastic treats (worth £50) and once you’ve opened your treat, turn over the box to complete the Tinc Christmas puzzle. Cost £25, website:

We all know that kids love everything Smiggle. This years calendar is filled with £38 worth of Smiggle goodies that you can’t find instore! Cost: £28, website:


Happyland Advent Calendar

Happyland characters are a favourite with all pre-school children. This cute calendar comes with 24 Happyland characters, we love the cute little polar bear and penguin. Kids will love playing with the toys whatever time of year it is. Cost £25, website