+ win a YOU Beauty Discovery Advent Calendar
from Latest in Beauty worth over £240

There are tons 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 and mostly re-useable advent calendars. There’s even something for the ladies & pooches too 🙂


Ginger Breadman Felt advent calendar

Fun, Christmassy and a bit different to the traditional tree and stocking designs, he’s bound to be loved by all and will make a great keepsake to be passed on through the generations. 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!

Advent ginger

Cost: £24
Available from: The Contemporary Home

Advent Peg & Envelope set

We love this Advent Peg & Envelope set by East of India. You get a set of 25 individually numbered red envelopes with herringbone stripey ribbon which attach together to form a garland type calendar.

Advent peg

Cost: £11.95 + delivery
Available from: Posh Totty Designs

Alternatively you could buy these East of India Advent Pegs, which are numbered from 1 to 24 (one for each day of advent). The pegs can be used in a multitude of useful roles, be it for Christmas card displays; hanging holly, reminders and messages around the house; or even the laundry.

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Cost: £4.79
Available from: Temptation Gifts

Or if you’re a creative type (I wish I was 🙁 ) you could easily make this yourself. Grab some wooden pegs, paint them red, buy some coloured envelopes and ta da, job done at a fraction of the price!

Wooden Nordic Advent Tree Calendar

Pricey but I had to include this Wooden Nordic Advent Tree as my husband’s a Scandi and I think you can justify the cost as you can reuse it every year 🙂 Little individual drawers can be filled with special treats and treasures to keep your children excited about the big day! From little penguins to reindeer to Christmas trees, each drawer features its own lovely Christmas image.

Advent wooden

Cost: £34.95
Available from: Not on The High Street

Red Wooden Advent Reindeer Calendar

This funky wooden reindeer by Gisela Graham advent calendar brings a touch of excitement to every cold December morning! With a drawer for each day in the countdown to Christmas, it’s a gorgeous Christmas decoration for your home and a lovely family keepsake. Fill each drawer with a festive treat, gift or message and give a really personal touch to a classic Christmas tradition.

Advent reindeer

Cost: £24.95
Available from: Gifts from Handpicked

Lego calendar

All the kids Christmas’ will come at once with these Lego advent calendars (including Lego City, Lego Friends and Lego Star Wars). What’s better than opening a window each day and getting a chocolate? Getting 24 mini LEGO toys of course 🙂 They’re not cheap but we bought these last year for the kids and said that it was an early christmas present from Granny & Papa 🙂

Advent lego

Cost: £14.99 – 24.99
Available from: Most major retailers including the Entertainer, Argos and John Lewis (at time of posting this prices on the John Lewis website were £14.99 for Lego City, £15.99 for Lego Friends and £24.99 for Lego Star Wars)

Iced Gingerbread Advent Calendar

We’re loving this Iced Gingerbread Advent Calendar. Have a gingerbread each day in the lead up to Christmas Day with this gingerbread advent calendar!

Advent iced

Cost: £12
Available from: John Lewis

Lots Of Pots Of Sweets Santa Advent Calendar

Four tubes make up this Advent calendar each containing 6 pots of various retro sweets–and each pot has different contents! Carefully packaged in tubes the individual pots have a colourful numbered sticker on each pot. Open number one on the 1st December and work your way through the sweets each day.

Advent sweets

Cost: £19.90
Available from: Cocoa Pod


Reg & Ruby Rawhide Dog Advent Calendar

An Advent calendar made from 100% rawhide and coloured with EC approved colourings. Snip off a rawhide bone treat each day on the countdown to the 25th December, then the whole tree can be eaten. Doggylicious!

Advent dogs

Cost: £8.99
Available from: John Lewis


Rusty Bucket Advent Set
This lovely rustic advent set is a beautiful Christmas decoration as well as an advent calendar and one that would work for grown ups too. Each bucket has a numbered plaque peg clipped onto it and is tied together to the other buckets with a red and taupe striped grosgrain ribbon. String it along your mantelpiece or stairs and fill with little gifts each day leading up to the 25th.

Advent bucket

Cost: £20.76
Available from: Temptation Gifts

Win a YOU Beauty Discovery Advent Calendar worth over £240

Latest in Beauty

And finally, forget about sweets, chocolates and toys, we’ve saved the best until last! Here’s an advent calendar that our kids won’t want to nick – the ultimate YOU Beauty Discovery Advent Calendar from Latest in Beauty. Lovingly packed with 24 premium beauty and skincare products to help you look and feel more beautiful this winter, and beyond; the YOU Beauty Discovery Advent Calendar is precisely what you and your skin have been waiting for. It contains a selection of must-have premium beauty and skincare products including ESPA, Dermalogica, Leighton Denny, Caudalie, Sisley and Stila (to name just a few), and combined them in one sensational beauty box. The Limited Edition Advent Calendar is worth over £240 and we’re giving one away for FREE. To enter this competition, simply register as a member on Chiltern Chatter (it’s FREE and takes 15 seconds). The winner will be announced on Saturday 23rd November on our Facebook page. And lastly, remember that Christmas is the season of goodwill, so don’t forget to share this offer with your friends ☺ Good luck!

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