With 1st December and Christmas around the corner, thoughts turn to advent calendars. If you’re like me and tend to leave things until the last minute, there’s still just enough time to get an advent calendar for your children. To make life easier, here’s my favourite seven. Each of them is unique.
TIP: Instead of sweets and chocolates, put in healthy snacks, like boxes of raisins or dried fruit and little gifts.
Wooden Advent Christmas Tree – Lakeland £24.99
Wooden Advent calendar in the shape of a Christmas tree with drawers waiting to be filled with treats & opened. Suitable for any age and any budget. Beautifully made and can be used year after year.
Christmas Stories Book Advent Calendar – John Lewis £15
Step back in time with this nostalgic Advent Calendar that looks like a book. Add treats and small gifts.
Rustic Wooden Advent Calendar – Dotcom Gifts £19.95
This stylish, rustic looking calendar will look great in your home. Fill it with healthy snacks and gifts for all the family.
Linea Advent Cube Candles Calendar– House of Fraser £15
Advent cube candles. The 24 days to Christmas candles look perfect displayed across a mantle piece they offer a creative homely feature during this festive period. Each cube has a burn time of 7 1/2 hours. Children will enjoy watching you light them (but keep out of reach of little hands).
Frosty advent calendar – House of Fraser £25
This gigantic interactive hanging advent calendar is ideal for your family to count down the holiday season with pockets for each day that can be filled with small gifts for playful fun for the entire family.
Advent Sack by The Orchard – Notonthehighstreet.com £22
In each pocket a small tree decoration is hidden. From gingerbread men, snowmen and angels to christmas puddings. This sack is also a great alternative to a stocking. There is a clear pocket on the front to insert a photograph or the name of each child so there can be no doubt who’s goodies are who’s, and the pocket also holds a letter to Santa.
Advent Bucket by Sage, Inspired by Life – Notonthehighstreet.com £29.00
I love this one. 24 small, rusty buckets each with its own date peg all threaded onto a ticking ribbon. Fill with healthy treats and gifts. Can be used year after year.
On of my favourite sites, Mydeco has a comprehensive list of the best advent calendars available.