66 Unusual Advent Calendars for 2018

unusual advent calendarsChocolate advent calendars, which not so long ago were considered a luxury, have now become so common that even Poundland sells them!


The good news is that some people who are able to help have also noticed this, and have created some truly amazing and unusual advent calendars. Read more to discover the absolute best Christmas countdown calendars that British retailers have to offer for the 2018 festive season.

Don’t forget to check out our list of  19 Unusual Christmas Crackers, 32 Funny Christmas Jumpers, and 44 Secret Santa Gifts Under £5.

 

Advent Calendars for Kids

These luxury yet affordable calendars are full of toys, sure to keep the little ones busy.

Play-Doh Advent Calendar 2016
£23.40
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Hot Wheels DXH60 Advent Calendar 2017
£29.99
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Yankee Candle Holiday Party Advent Calendar - Multi-Colour
£39.99
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Mattel Hot Wheels Advent calendar DMH 53.
£44.99
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Hot Wheels Advent Calendar with Mini Cars Toy Mattel
£71.71
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Playmobil 5494 Christmas Advent Calendar Santas Workshop
£96.18
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Airpure Scented Luxury Candle Advent Calendar (Gifts Under The Tree)
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Yankee Candle Advent Calendar-Snowflakes, White
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Yankee Candle Holiday Sparkle Fold Out Advent Calendar, Medium
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Mega Bloks TMNT Toy - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Xmas Advent Calendar...
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Mega Bloks Despicable Me Minions Advent Calendar
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Candle Advent Calendars

The world’s favourite candle company brings us adorable advent calendars, where each day reveals a Yankee tealight candle. That’s right – a new candle for every day of advent.

Wine Advent Calendar
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Craft Beer Advent / Gift Cube
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Craft Beer Advent Calendar 24 Beers Gift Pack
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Kalea BeerAdvent Calendar Cans
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Drinks by the Dram The Vodka Advent Calendar (2016 Edition), 24 x...
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The Gin and Tonic Advent Calendar * Available from Mid September *
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Hot Wheels Advent Calendars

LEGO 75213 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2018 Christmas Countdown Building Toy for...
£48.00
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Christmas Wine and Prosecco Advent Calendar
£55.00
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Sendagift by Virgin Wines Wine Advent Calendar 2017
£79.99
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Alcoholic Advent Calendars

Most definitely not meant for children, these alcoholic advent calendars ensure that you don’t miss out on feeding your habit for at least the first 24 days in December. If you do want to complete the whole month, you will have to arrange provisions for the remaining days. But why would your average Joe want to drink a shot of spirit a day for 24 days straight?

The reason is obvious – there are many different types of spirit in each calendar, each packaged in its own quirky bottle – which means this alcoholic experience becomes a classy tasting, rather than quenching your insatiable thirst for the demon drink.

Available in Gin, Whisky, and Vodka variants.

LEGO City 60099 Advent Calendar
£44.99
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LEGO City 60133 LEGO City Advent Calendar
£51.01
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Lily's Kitchen 2016 Advent Calendar for Cats
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Beer Advent Calendars

I know what cynics among you are saying right now – “You could just buy a 24-pack of beer and use that”. Well, that is true, but you’d be drinking the same beer every day if you did that. So why not expand your horizons and enjoy 24 totally different beers; a new beer every single day of advent. Who knows, you might even discover your new favourite beer.

Pet Brands Dog Advent Christmas Calendar
£4.80
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-12% Haribo Advent Calendar, Christmas 2018 sweets, 300g
£6.99 £7.99
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Trixie Advent Calendar for Small Animals
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Crafty Advent Calendars

[could put crayons and tinc advent calendars here – currently in everything else section]

Wine Advent Calendars

Wine lovers will absolutely love a guaranteed drink every day of advent. Consider getting one for your mum – after all, you are the reason she drinks…

Merryteaser Advent Calendar, 108g
£4.75
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Mad Beauty Advent Calendar
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Jelly Belly Beans Christmas Advent Calendar Jelly Beans - Imported from USA
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Lego Advent Calendars

An absolute must for anyone who loves Lego! Get a different piece of Lego each day.

-18% Bomb Cosmetics Countdown To Christmas Advent Calendar
£16.20 £19.99
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Echtschmuck 4050878527280 Women's Jewellery Set Advent Calendar - Perfect Gift for Your...
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Disney Frozen Royally Cool Cosmetic Advent Calendar
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Pet Advent Calendars

It’s the festive season – so don’t let your pets miss out on the fun! Make opening your calendars even more of a family affair by including the pets. You know they’ll love you for it.

Nutcracker Advent Calendar
£15.86
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tumundo Jewellery Christmas Advent Calendar Man Woman Kids Earring Tunnel Piercing Fakeplug...
£49.99
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Christmas 3D Advent Calendar Knitted Jumper With Pockets
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Edible Advent Calendars

Plain chocolate calendars are boring – get something better!

-50% Advent Calendar to Colour
£3.48 £6.99
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Christmas Advent Bunting
£7.72
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O Christmas Tree Treasure Box Advent Calendar (Countdown to Christmas)
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Envelope Hanging Advent Set Pockets / Pegs / Gold String / Xmas...
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Threadbare Men's Advent Long Sleeve Jumper
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Threadbare Light Up Advent Christmas Jumper Charcoal - Medium 39-41" Chest
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Advent Calendars for Young Children

 

-14% WeRChristmas Pre-Lit Advent Calendar with 24 Pull Out Draws Christmas Decoration, 36...
£29.99 £34.99
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English Tea Shop X'mas Advent Calendar Joyous Christmas Pyramid Tea Bags (Pack...
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Advent Calendar Socks Large DIY Christmas Countdown Gift Xmas Red Sockings Large...
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Beauty Advent Calendars

If someone you know is desperate for 24 items of small beauty products, then these calendars are for them.

12INCH (30CM) CHRISTMAS RED / IVORY ROUND PYRAMID ADVENT CANDLE (ONE RANDOM...
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Hallingers Tea Deluxe Advent 24 - Christmas Advent Calendar WHITE | Set/Mix...
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English Tea Shop X'mas Advent Calendar Christmas Ornaments Pyramid Tea Bags (Pack...
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Jewellery Advent Calendars

These calendars are quite new to the advent calendar scene. Add various pieces of jewellery to your stockpile, or collect pieces throughout advent to make the perfect bracelet.

-12% Advent Pyramid Christmas Candle by Advent Candle
£5.19 £5.90
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Handmade Hanging Metal Buckets Christmas Advent Calendar
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Sebnini 10-Piece Wax Merry Christmas Advent Pillar Candle
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Christmas Jumper Advent Calendars

Strictly speaking, these jumpers aren’t exactly advent calendars we know them. These don’t give gifts on any day of advent, and the grey version doesn’t even have 24 numbers on it, let alone 25.  But for what they lack in presents, they make up for in originality.

Wear one of these and you’ll be sure to be the talk of this year’s ugly christmas jumper party.

Colourful Paper Bag Advent Calendar Set - Numbers, Bags & Pegs
£11.56
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FloristryWarehouse Nordic Patchwork Style Fabric Hanging Advent Calendar 118cm
£14.99
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Christmas Chic & Shabby Garland Fabric Advent Calendar With Bags
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DIY Advent Calendars

These unusual advent calendars require some effort to get up and running. For some you’ll need to fill them with goodies yourself, others need some finishing touches added before they’re ready. It’s your calendar, customised your way.

-49% Do Nothing... Christmas is Coming: An Advent Calendar with a Difference
£3.52 £6.99
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Hanging Fabric Advent Calendar Christmas Santa Snowman Reindeer Kids Decoration Shopmonk (Reindeer)
£4.99
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Fabric Bunting Christmas Advent Calendar Garland With Hanging Gift Bag Pouches
£19.99
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Wooden Santa's Train Advent Calendar
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Holy Family Jumbo Advent Calendar (Countdown to Christmas)
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Santa Sleeps Until Christmas Advent Calendar Chalk Board by Eurowrap
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Tea Advent Calendars

For those who love a calm, quiet cup of tea. If you can’t get enough of high-quality teas, you need to check out the Tea Subscription.

EPL Match Attax 2017/18 Advent Calendar
£12.49
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-10% Haynes Build Your Own Retro Radio Advent Calendar
£20.58 £22.99
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Advent Candles

These are truly a different type of advent calendar. You burn a portion of the candle each day. Date markings along the side show you exactly how much to burn.

Body Collection Vintage Toiletry Bunting Advent Calendar
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Thomas and Friends Xmas Advent Calendar - Contains 24 Toy Train Engine...
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Hanging Self-fill Advent Calendars

Grab a hammer and a nail because these calendars all need to hang from something relatively sturdy. Fill them up with whatever you want – it’s your advent, your way.

Official Duerr's Jam & Marmalade Individual Portions Festive Merry Christmas Advent Calendar
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Morris & Co Pure Advent Calendar
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Other Unusual Advent Calendars

Last of all, here’s some more cool calendars that don’t quite fit anywhere else.

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