Our Favourite Advent Calendars of 2018

I’ve been saying it for ages that Christmas isn’t far away and it really isn’t anymore, in just over a weeks time the countdown begins and My Three and Me can’t wait. We are so excited this year. Their brother is coming for the holidays, we’re getting a real tree to review and we’ve tons of festive things planned including baking, crafting and a trip to the pantomime. Before all those, we will be counting down the days. We all have an advent calendar this year but we thought it would be nice to show you what there is on offer if you’re still undecided on yours as there are so many different ones to choose from.

Toy Calendarsschleich farm advent calendar

Schleich Farm World – Sometimes its nice to countdown the days until Christmas arrives with something other than sweets or chocolate. This year Schleich have three new advent calendars on the market that are sure to be a big hit with little ones including a wildlife themed calendar. Their farm* themed calendar contains 24 surprises including animals, fruit and vegetables and other farm related items.

Harry Potter POP advent calendar

Harry Potter Mini POP – Harry Potter fans the world over are going crazy for this advent calendar and it’s easy to see why. It contains 24 vinyl mini figures from the Harry Potter world. There will be favourites Hermione, Ron, Harry, Dobby the House Elf and Dumbledore amongst other characters hidden behind each door.

Sweet Calendars

If chocolates and sweets are the calendars you are looking for this advent then there are lots out there. Here are our three favourite ones.

Haribo Advent Calendar

HARIBO – A hit with both adults and children this calendar from Haribo is sure to go down a treat.  This advent calendar from HARIBO contains a selection of mini bags and wrapped sweets.

Swizzels Advent CAlendar

Swizzels – This advent calendar from Swizzels* is sure to be a big hit with anyone who loves old school sweets. It contains sweet shop favourites such as refresher bars, parma violets and love hearts.

Cadbury Premier League Advent Calendar

Cadbury – Chocolate lovers are really in for a treat with an advent calendar from Cadbury especially if they love football. This Premier League edition calendar* is the perfect way for footy fans to countdown the days until Christmas. Behind each door is a chunk of Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate.

Luxury Calendars

yankee candle fold out calendar

Yankee Candle – I love Yankee Candle and have many different candles, burners and melts in the house and love alternating them especially at Christmas. If like me you love candles then you’ll want to countdown the days to Christmas with the Yankee Candle Fold Out advent calendar. The calendar opens up to reveal a beautiful holiday scene with each window concealing a lovely festive surprise including votive candles and tea lights. The set also includes a festive votive holder.

gin advent calendar

Gin – For those who like a premium calendar in their lives at Christmas, this Gin & Tonic calendar available exclusively from John Lewis is the calendar they should definitely seek out. It is on the pricey side but it does come with a full-sized bottle of The Lakes Distillery Explorer Gin which is perfect for pairing with the tonics that are hidden behind every door.


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