Alternative advent calendars
Alternative advent calendars

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…

PlayDoh advent calendar

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There is a different surprise behind each of the 24 doors including play doh and cutters.

Minions Mega Blocks

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There are 24 windows with a buildable toy behind each door.

Haribo advent calendar

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There are 24 doors with a jelly sweet behind each door.

Yankee Candle Holiday Party Advent Calendar

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 This is perfect for any Yankee Candle lover! You get 23 tea light candles and 1 Votive candle.

Bomb Cosmetics 

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 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.

Playmobil 6624 Christmas on The Farm Advent Calendar with Santa Playset

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 I am not sure how many doors this one has but you can create a farm scene with over 20 animals.

Barbie advent calendar 

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 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.

Tanya Burr 12 Day Beauty Calendar

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There are only 12 days on this calendar but you get some pretty cool products such as glitter liner, nail varnish, lip gloss etc.

Makeup Revolution Beauty Advent Calendar

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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.

Sweet Snuggles 12 Days of Christmas Beauty Calendar

Alternative advent calendars  In this 12 day calendar, you can expect to find toe separators, lip balm, a nail file and more…

Look Fantastic advent calendar

Alternative advent calendars  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.

Vtech Baby Toot-Toot Drivers Advent Calendar Learning and Activity Toys

Alternative advent calendars  Behind each of the 24 doors, you will find a Toot Toot driver truck, trailer or character.

Kiss Cosmetic Calendar

Alternative advent calendars   24 door of gorgeousness with items such as beauty pencils, toe separators, bluer, nail varnish, nail jewels and more.

Jack Wills 

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A 25 day calendar which is filled with mini Jack Wills treats including body wash, body butter, nail varnish and hair grips.

Bare Minerals countdown to gorgeous

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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?

Sanctuary The Let Go of Days Christmas

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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.

Another Yankee Candle Calendar Screen Shot 2016-10-05 at 15.26.36

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.

 There are more advent calendars due out over the next month so I will keep adding to this post.


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