Love it or hate it, Christmas will soon be here. But before we start getting busy with the present buying and wrapping, and preparing for Christmas Day. We have to start the countdown with an Advent Calendar.
I have been working hard on finding the best Advent Calendars for the whole family.
A more traditional advent calendar from Flamingo Paperie – open the stables in Lapland and find Santa’s reindeer’s getting ready for Christmas. You slot a new character in everyday to build up the complete picture.
Another traditional Advent Calendar from Flamingo Paperie – A beautiful illustrated calendar where you add animals 2 at a time each day, finishing with Father Christmas.
If you fancy sending a Christmas card with a difference, Flamingo Paperie also have a range of Advent Calendar Cards, these are just two of their many designs.
The Candy Kittens – Less sprouts more sweets advent calendar – is available at Debenhams. A gourmet, vegan advent calendar, and even better they have added extra doors as they believe December is a time for treating yourself. There are four flavours of sweets (28 packs in total) of Blueberry Bliss, Sour Watermelon, Peach Fizz and Wild Strawberry. All gluten free and suitable for vegans.
The Clarins – 12 Days of Advent Calendar Skincare Gift Set – is available at Debenhams, and is a must have calendar for the beauty addicts. The set is suitable for all skin types and includes
- ‘SOS’ 00 Universal Light Primer 30ml
- ‘Instant Light’ Honey Glam Lip Comfort Oil 7ml
- ‘Beauty Flash’ Balm 30ml
- ‘Instant’ Eye Makeup Remover 30ml
- ‘SOS’ Hydra’ Face Mask 15ml
- ‘Gentle’ Foaming Cleanser 30ml
- ‘Gentle Refiner’ Exfoliating Cream 15ml
- Hand and Nail Treatment Cream 30ml
- Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch 4ml
- ‘Supra’ Volume Mascara 3.5ml
- Black Crayon Kohl Eyeliner 0.25g
- ‘Instant Light’ Natural Lip Perfector 5ml
The Countdown to Christmas wine advent calendar is available at Amazon, featuring 24 windows each containing a small bottle of wine. Contents include 2 small bottles (187 ml) of each
- New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
- Australian Chardonnay
- Italian Pinot Grigio
- US White Zinfandel
- South African Chenin Blanc
- Chilean Merlot
- Argentinean Malbec
- Italian Merlot-Cabernet
- Australian Shiraz
- Australian Cabernet Sauvignon
- Mulled Wine
The Beerwulf Advent Calendar is available at Beerwulf featuring 24 beers from 24 craft breweries, each day will feature a special new craft beer. To find out what is behind each door you will have to purchase the calendar as they are keeping it a huge surprise.
The Threaders Fabrikit Advent Calendar is available at Crafters Companion. Ideal for beginners or for a quick project, the pattern pieces feature cute characters which have been printed onto the fabric. All you need to do is cut out the pieces and stitch as per instructions, the thread is also included.
The Konstsmide Advent Calendar is made of natural wood in the shape of a house, and finished with 24 brightly coloured drawers. Each of the drawers has a little handle and a number to represent each day, and is lit by 29 warm white LED’s which makes the day numbers and motif prominent. Comes complete with a transformer and is operated by remote control.
The Haribo Advent calendar is available from various retailers, each day you will find a mini bag of treats behind each door from Tropifrutti, Goldbears and MAOAM, also included are themed treats each day look out for Santa’s boot, a red hatted reindeer and gold star topped Christmas tree.
Webbox have even thought of our furry friends and produced an advent calendar for dogs, each day find a delicious treat for your dog to enjoy. Available from a range of retailers.