Alternative advent calendars
Because sometimes we want something other than chocolate… maybe…
I remember when I was younger and advent calendars consisted of the traditional chocolate calendar or a large material Christmas tree that used to hang on our sitting room door with 25 little pockets and we’d catch my Mam quickly filling the pocket with a chocolate in the mornings because she had forgot the night before.
Everything has changed now and you can get some amazing advent calendars if you want an alternative to your traditional calendar.
Check out these calendars for some inspiration that Nicola and I have put together…
There is a different surprise behind each of the 24 doors including play doh and cutters.
There are 24 windows with a buildable toy behind each door.
There are 24 doors with a jelly sweet behind each door.
This is perfect for any Yankee Candle lover! You get 23 tea light candles and 1 Votive candle.
There is nothing like a long hot bath in winter so how does this sound? Behind each of the 24 doors, you will find a different bath bomb.
I am not sure how many doors this one has but you can create a farm scene with over 20 animals.
With 24 doors you will find lots of cool accessories for Barbie, however, the doll is not included so this seems quite pricey for what it is.
There are only 12 days on this calendar but you get some pretty cool products such as glitter liner, nail varnish, lip gloss etc.
I really like this calendar not only do you get 25 full-size products such as primer, lip gloss, lip sticks, highlighter etc you also get accessories such as a makeup mirror and a mini foundation brush.
Yikes! £70 for an advent calendar but it contains products worth more than £300 apparently. There’s a mixture of full size and deluxe sample size products but they are being very secretive with what you can find in the box. Last year it included brands such as Rimmel, Eyelure and Bare Minerals.
A 25 day calendar which is filled with mini Jack Wills treats including body wash, body butter, nail varnish and hair grips.
I’m not sure how many doors this advent calendar has but it is the dream for Bare Minerals fan. It contains lip gloss, face powders and a keychain however it cost’s £75 and I am not sure if I could justify this spend – what do you think?
I love Sanctuary products so this is like a little bit of heaven in a box! From bath soak, body wash, body scrubs and cleansing water you are going to be spoilt for choice.
Everyone loves a Yankee Candle so this 24 door advent calendar is perfect! There is a mix of tealights including Spiced Orange, Winter Glow and Cosy by the Fire.