Next month sees the start of Advent and the countdown to Christmas – it seems to come around faster every year! Advent Calendars have grown in popularity over recent times, when once they were just for children with a small chocolate treat behind each door, now everyone can get involved including adults and even pets! Here is a selection of Advent Calendars available this year.

Christmas playCALENDAR

RRP £14.50 from

This is a calendar with a difference. Rather than a treat behind every door there are instead simple and fun festive activities and play ideas. With a handy resource list on the back parents can be prepared before December. Ideal for those who want to promote healthy play!


RRP £50 from www.JohnLewis.com

Each drawer in this award-winning calendar contains a mini choc, puzzle to build and a fact card. The calendar sleeve turns into a playmat for all the puzzle characters. Allergen and plastic free, and vegan.


RRP £5 from most supermarkets and retailers

A great chocolate alternative, this colourful calendar from HARIBO has festive and seasonal themed mini bags of treats behind each of the 24 windows. 

Percy Pig

RRP £5 from M&S

This calendar features the ever-popular Percy Pig on the packaging. There is milk chocolate behind every door and a special pack of the nation’s favourite piggies to tuck into on the big day!

Harry Potter Enchanted Forest

RRP £12 from M&S

This uniquely designed Advent Calendar is filled with milk chocolate snowballs, soft enchanted animals, and solid milk chocolate gold discs, as well as a special Harry Potter quiz. A must have for all wannabe wizards!


RRP £35 from www.selfridges.com

Super luxury 25 window calendar featuring a classic carousel design. You get more than one treat a day of marzipan, truffles, and pralines. A decadent choice for the grown-ups!

Pets at Home Christmas
Advent Calendars

RRP £2 – £25

Don’t forget your four- legged family members this Christmas! There is a wide range of calendars for dogs, cats, and small animals. Our dogs enjoyed the carob flavoured treats, and the bunnies in the family really liked their dandelion leaf treats.

Bonne Maman

RRP £23.99 plus P+P from
www.bonnemaman.co.uk, or Costco

This Advent Calendar contains 23 adorable mini jars of jams and marmalades to enjoy at breakfast, plus a special surprise gift on Christmas Eve. Exclusive flavours include apricot and mango jam, lemon and yuzu marmalade, fig and cardamon jam plus many more.


RRP £8.99 from www.montezumas.co.uk
and John Lewis

This bright and colourful Advent Calendar is a great choice for vegans. The milk chocolate alternative is high in cocoa, smooth and creamy but with absolutely no milk! Great for the environment too with 100% recyclable packaging. 


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