With Halloween and Bonfire night behind us, we are now officially on the countdown to Christmas – who’s excited?! Talking about the countdown to Christmas, are you looking for this year’s top advent calendars? I have put together a selection of the best advent calendars for 2017, there’s something for everyone whether you’re a chocoholic, stationery addict or like a little luxury.
If you have children then you will be well acquainted with Smiggle, the one-stop stationery shop for children. My nephew is a huge stationery fan and loves Smiggle. If you’re looking for the perfect advent calendar for your children this Christmas why not take a look at this years offering from Smiggle. With 25 doors to open and each hiding a limited edition stationery surprise, this is a calendar which any little (or big) stationery fan will love. You might even find 1 of 25 lucky tickets inside and win a massive £500 shopping spree!
Where: Available from Smiggle
Kids and grownups will love this sweet treat advent calendar from HARIBO. With 14 different varieties of sweets to enjoy over 24 days, treats include Christmas themed HARIBO mini bags, Pinballs, Bloxx, jelly Christmas characters and a pinwheel. This advent calendar stands out among the crowd, not only because of it’s larger than average size but thanks to the colourful Christmas scene displayed on the front which really brings Christmas to life. It’s sure to get a great reaction from HARIBO fans, big or small.
Where: Available from Amazon
Yankee Candle Advent Wreath
Why not add a little luxury to your advent calendar selection this year with the Yankee Candle Advent Wreath. This would be a lovely gift for yourself or for a family member or friend who wants to countdown to Christmas in style. There are 6 gorgeous scents to discover including two new ones, this advent will have your home smelling and feeling like Christmas right until the big day. Scents include Sparkling Cinnamon, The Perfect Tree (new), Spiced White Cocoa (new), Winter Glow, Snowflake Cookie and Macaron Treats.
Where: Available from Yankeecandle.co.uk
LEGO Friends Advent Calendar
If you have a little LEGO fan they will love this advent calendar which is packed with buildable items behind each door. There are 24 exciting gifts to find in this holiday-themed calendar including furry friends and their homes, a Christmas tree, a Stephanie mini-doll figure and lots of other fun surprises. Children can create a fun party scene with the items they uncover during the countdown to Christmas.
When all of the gifts have been collected little ones can visit LEGO.com/Friends where they can discover a special combination build on Christmas Day!
Where: Available from LEGO.com
Pringles 12 Days Advent Calendar
Countdown the 12 days of Christmas with this savoury advent calendar. Every crisp fan will love this tasty twist on the traditional chocolate advent calendar. Each day you will find a tub of Pringles (40g) behind the door, Salt & Vinegar, Sour Cream & Onion, Original and Texas BBQ Sauce. What more could a Pringles fan want?!
Where: Available at B&M and Amazon while stock lasts
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so why not start the countdown to Christmas with a tasty bowl of Kellogg’s every day. The Kellogg’s advent contains 24 single serving cereal boxes including Frosties, Coco Pops, Rice Krispies Multi-Grain Shapes, Rice Krispies and Cornflakes. Although the boxes aren’t hidden behind the doors, there’s a sleeve around 3 Kellogg’s multi-pack boxes. The sleeve has doors to open each day which tells you which box of cereal you should enjoy that day.
Where: Available now at Tesco (instore) and Amazon
Who doesn’t love cheese?! Cheese and Christmas go hand in hand so it’s surprising it has taken this long for us to get a delicious cheese advent calendar but it sounds like it will be worth the wait! The calendar contains 24 individually wrapped pieces of cheese to enjoy over the festive period.
Where: Available at ASDA from the 9th of November
If you enjoy a glass of wine at the end of a long day then this wine advent calendar from Aldi should be at the top of your wishlist this Christmas. The advent includes 20 mini 187ml and four 200ml bottles of wine, included is a mixture of red, white, rosé and sparkling wine from brands including Calvet Côtes de Provence Rosé and the Calvet Limited Edition Merlot
Where: Available instore at Aldi
Not forgetting a delicious chocolate advent calendar in the form of this tasty Lindt Bear Advent. Each door hides a yummy Lindt chocolate to enjoy, including 3 Bears 10g, 3 Gold Reindeer 10g, 6 Lindor mini truffles, 6 Snowballs, 5 Christmas Napolitans and a full-size 100g novelty chocolate on day 24. An indulgent treat that will make the countdown to Christmas even more enjoyable.
Where: Available from Amazon
*This post contains PR samples. All thoughts and opinions are my own.