There are loads of advent calendars available, but if you’re looking for something a little different then make sure you check out our round-up of the most gorgeous, non-cholcolate advent calendars. There’s even something for the ladies & pooches too 🙂
Felt Christmas Tree Advent Calendar
A cute, handmade calendar is guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face. Just fill each pocket with a little gift or treat personal to your own child, or even add the odd festive surprise like a note saying ‘going to visit Santa today’ or a recipe for Christmas cakes or biscuits that you’re planning to bake together! It will make a great keepsake to be passed on through the generations.
Cost: £25 + delivery
Available from: Posh Totty Designs
Lego advent calendars are always a hit with kids, they can’t get enough of these multi coloured building blocks. Thankfully there are a few different designs (LEGO City, LEGO Friends, LEGO Star Wars) to keep things fresh if Lego has been a favourite for a while.
Cost: from £19.99
Available from: Amazon, Argos, etc
Balloon Advent calendar
This balloon advent calendar not only looks amazing but it also comes with daily activities to keep the excitment building all the way up to christmas.
Available from: Not On The High Street
Playmobil Advent calendar
We remember Playmobil from our childhood and it turns out our kids love it just as much. These calendars are nicely designed and well stocked with a range of characters to add to their collections.
Available from: Not on The High Street
Undecorated Wooden Advent Calendar
For those who want to get creative this undecorated advent calendar might be just the thing for you. Spend quality time with your family and give your house a unique merry makeover.
Available from: Hobbycraft
This advent calender is a must for all stationery lovers! There’s a whole host of fantastic goodies inside, it’s a bargain for 25 surprise items (plus the fun factor!)
Available from: Smiggle
Play Doh Advent Calendar
Let the kids get creative on the coutdown to Christmas. 24 different doors hide a different surprise each day and thegifts can be used over and over again.
Available from: John Lewis, Argos, Boots
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Yankee Candle Advent Calendar
Fill your home with 24 different festive fragrances this Christmas. Housed in this cute advent house these tealights are perfect for any candle lover to count down the days till santa visits!
Available from: Temptations Gifts
YouBeauty Advent Calendar
This is a great gift or treat for moi! Behind each door you’ll find a travel sized (and some full sized) products you can try out and use. It’s a nice way to try out new brands and products, plus it’s longer lasting than chocolate :). There are many beauty advent calendars on the market but this is definitely one of the best value for money calendars.
Available from: YouBeauty
Barney’s Biscuit Boxes Advent Calendar
Doggy delights right up until Christmas. Containing mutiple brands of biscuits and chews all made from human grade ingredients, plus donations to dog rescues and medical puppy farm rescue assistance.
Available from: Barney’s Biscuit Boxes