10 weird and wonderful Christmas advent calendars

Choose-One-FOr-CelebrationHaving trouble picking the perfect advent calendar? Don’t worry fellow Christmas shopper, we’ve picked out 10 unusual advent calendars to feast your eyes upon.

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Note to self: You’re never too old for an advent calendar…

1. John LewisPlay-Doh Advent Calendar £14.99
Behind each of the 24 doors there’s a different surprise, from a snowflake stamper to a tree mould. There’s no knowing what festive creations you’ll be able to shape for the season.

2. ArgosLEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar £24.99
Open a window every day to reveal 24 different lego® Star Wars themed gifts. Makes a great festive gift for humans and sith lords everywhere! This advent calendar includes vehicles like jabba’s sail barge, sandcrawler, star destroyer, millennium falcon, at-at, a-wing starfighter and a sleigh.

3. Debenhams Yankee Candle Advent calendar £24.99
Every day reveals a Tealight candle in one of seven seasonal scents, including an extra treat on day 24! The different fragrances include Bundle Up, Candy Cane Lane, Icicles, Spiced Orange, Snowflake Cookie and Winter Glow Tealights and Christmas Eve Votive.

4. House of Fraser Linea Red Wooden Reindeer Advent Calendar £28.00
Count down the days until Christmas with this fabulous wooden advent calendar in the shape of a reindeer in a gorgeous festive red! White numbers on the drawers make for a great scandinavian look.

5. Notonthehighstreet.comCraft Beer Advent Calendar £80.00
24 bottles of some of the finest craft beer from across the globe including beers from as far afield as Japan but also some classics the from Craft Beer Kings of the globe – Britain’s Camden brewery and Beavertown and America’s Flying Dog, Brooklyn and Anchor brewing Co.

6.TopshopTree Advent Calendar £28.00
Christmas tree shaped advent calendar with 24 doors. Featuring 13 pairs of earrings, 8 ditsy necklaces and 3 ditsy fine bracelets.

7. MissguidedAdvent Nail kit £18.00
Have nails on fleek everyday throughout the Christmas season. With this totally handy advent calendar, with different pieces behind each day!

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8. The Perfume Shop W7 Advent Calendar £14.99
The Countdown to the biggest day with this advent calendar which contains lip glosses, lip sticks, nail polishes, glitter pots, eye shadows and a foundation and mascara.

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9. The Works Shop Scribblicious Advent Calendar £10.00
A fantastic alternate advent calendar which includes 25 non-edible items from the Scribblicious range. On the first day of Christmas open the first window to reveal a great treat and then continue to open each window until you reach the big day.

10. TescoIf you just fancy a chocolate advent? There are 21 to choose from between £1-£7
For the countdown to Christmas these advent calendars contain a simple tasty chocolate treat.

  1. avatar

    Clive Anning

    19 November, 2015 at 07:43

    The word advent means ‘coming’ and refers in the context of this season to the coming of Jesus Christ being born into the world. How sad that not one of your advertised ‘Advent’ calendars refers to the true meaning of Christmas.

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      19 November, 2015 at 09:32

      Hi Clive

      Thanks for your comment. If you would like to buy a Christian-themed advent calendar, please take a look at Eden: https://www.giveasyoulive.com/stores/eden

      They are an online Christian retailer selling books, DVDs, CD and other gifts. You can raise 5% when you shop there using Give as you Live.



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