−−− BY LINZI DAVIES −−−
Next month marks the start of Advent which means that the big day will soon be upon us! We all know that children love an Advent calendar to help them count down the days to Christmas Day, but we think that adults should be able to join in the fun too! Here is a selection of calendars for everyone – even if you don’t like chocolate!
1 – Divine Fairtrade Milk Chocolate
Advent Calendar RRP £4
This is a traditional milk chocolate Advent calendar for children with an added feel good factor. The delicious chocolate is ethically sourced from Fairtrade co-operatives. The calendar itself is adorned with a gorgeous colourful illustration depicting the Nativity scene and the Fairtrade bean to bar journey.
Available from supermarkets, ethical food stores and online at www.ukshop.divinechocolate.com/uk/shop/category/christmas
2 – HARIBO RRP £5
This colourful Advent calendar makes a delicious alternative for children who prefer sweets to chocolate. It contains all the HARIBO favourites including Tropifrutti, Goldbears and MAOAM, and the mini bags are seasonally themed.
Available from many stores including Tesco, B&M and Asda.
3 – Match Attax Premier League Advent Calendar RRP £20
This calendar is perfect for football fans who love the popular football trading card game. The calendar contains 24 individual packs of Match Attax Premier League trading cards and as a bonus – a limited edition ‘Superstar’ card of a top Premier League player!
Available from all good newsagents, grocery stores and online from www.toppsdirect.com
4 – Personalised Retro Reindeer Felt Advent Calendar £16.99
This calendar is great for kids and adults alike. Made from brightly coloured felt, it hangs on the wall and has 24 pockets for you to put your own treats in. What’s more, you can personalise the calendar with any name up to 15 characters. This was perfect for our twin reviewers as there was plenty of room for two treats in each pocket!
Available from: Personalised advent calendar from Born Gifted
5 – Reese’s Advent Calendar RRP £4
Behind the windows of this bright orange Advent calendar are 23 delicious Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures in white and milk chocolate, with a surprise behind window 24. If you are a fan of the brand then this calendar is perfect for a little daily chocolate treat!
Available from all major supermarkets and other high street retailers.
6 – Personalised Coffee Advent Calendar Box £49.99
This is the Advent Calendar to treat the coffee addict in your life! The well-made quality box which can be personalised with a name, contains 25 Nespresso pods with up to 13 different flavours to tingle the taste buds of any coffee connoisseur.
Available from www.ijustloveit.co.uk
7 – Crafter’s Companion Threaders Advent Calendar Fabrikit £14.99
Ideal for people who like to be creative, this kit contains everything you need to cut and stitch your own Advent Calendar. Even beginner crafters can create this Christmas tree shaped calendar complete with cute character fabric pockets.
Available from www.crafterscompanion.co.uk
8 – Green Regime Beauty Advent Calendar £75
This luxury Advent Calendar is a real treat for guilt free pampering. The 12-door calendar contains 15 organic and cruelty free skin, hair and beauty products with a combined retail value of over £125. All presented in a stylish, colourful box.
Available from www.greenpeople.co.uk
9 – Beer Hawk Craft Beer Advent Calendar RRP £69.95 – 18+ ONLY
This is definitely an adult calendar to impress seasoned beer drinkers. It contains 24 different beers in 15 different styles such as IPAs, pale ales and stouts to give you a new taste every day! Eight of the beers are exclusive to the calendar.
Available from www.beerhawk.co.uk
10 – Pet Advent Calendar from £2
Christmas is for the whole family, not just humans! Pets At Home have a range of fantastic Advent Calendars suitable for your pet whether it is a small animal, cat or dog. Full of tasty treats that are safe for them to eat, and with a cute picture on the front too!
Available from Pets At Home stores.