Advent Calendars for all Ages and Lifestyles

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I remember the days when advent calendars were an A4 piece of card with a picture behind each door

On Christmas Eve or Day (why do Advent Calendars stop at Christmas Eve?) you’d find a biblical photograph of the baby Jesus, surrounded by hay in a manger. These days most of us demand something a bit more. I have rounded up a few and I am sure you will find one to suit every member of your family:

An Advent Calendar for the Candle Lover – Yankee Candle

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Yankee Candles are synonymous with lovely scented candles and what could be better than finding a scented festive treat behind each door. Featuring 24 scented tea lights and a holder RRP 24.99 and available from Amazon: Yankee Candle Advent Calendar Gift Set with 24 Scented Tea Lights and 1 Glass Tea Light Holder, Festive Wreath Gift Box

A wine advent calendar for erm… people who like wine, from Aldi 

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In its third year Aldi’s wine advent calendar (£49.99) has a mini bottle of either white, red or fizz behind each of its 24 doors. Maybe not one to open at breakfast…

An Advent Calendar for young stationery lovers from Smiggle

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We had one of these last year and it really is great fun. Boasting 25 surprises including pens, pencils and our favourite a slap band! These have a RRP of £28 but are often on offer at Smiggle in store and online, and can be found on Amazon: Smiggle **NEW Advent Calendar 2019

For people who love a decent cup of tea, an Advent Calendar from Adagio Tea

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There are 24 different blends of fruity herbal blends and artisan varieties encased in pyramid bags behind each door. Great for a different cuppa every day (and suitable for mornings!). Available from Adagio Teas for £24 

A vegan friendly protein ball Advent Calendar from The Protein Ball Co. 

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You’ll find one of 6 different flavoured protein balls behind each of the 24 doors of this advent calendar. Billed to be guilt free and 100% natural it must be top of the list for the health conscious among us. Available direct from The Protein Company RRP £19.99 (plus shipping) and Amazon: The Protein Ball Co. Protein Balls Christmas Advent Calendar – Gluten Free, Vegan & 100% Natural

A gluten free, milk free, nut free chocolate alternative Advent Calendar from Plamil   

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These advent calendars have all the fun of chocolate without the milk, gluten or nuts so those of us who can’t or choose not to eat them needn’t miss out. RRP £4.95 they are available from health food shops and Amazon: Plamil, So Free So Free Milk Chocolate Alternative Advent Calendar, 110 g

Adventures that aren’t just for Christmas with Playmobil Advent Calendars

We had the previous version of Santa’s workshop a few years ago and it is still going strong. It’s lovely to have somthing that builds into a set that can be played with over and over again. Playmobil have several calendars to appeal to all children from toddlers onwards, including one that even comes with a house. Prices start at £19.99 and are available from Playmobil.co.uk, toyshops and Amazon: 

 

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