69 Unusual Advent Calendars for 2018
Chocolate 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.
Advent Calendars for Kids
These luxury yet affordable calendars are full of toys, sure to keep the little ones busy. They also have the bonus potential of making you the best Mummies and Daddies in the whole wide world, once those eager little hands see what you’ve got for them.
Yankee 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 deliciously scented candle for every day of advent.
Hot Wheels Advent Calendars
Unlike a lot of cheap and cheerful plastic rubbish out there, Hot Wheels are built to last. They’ll keep sparking the imagination and delivering racing excitement for years after this advent season. These calendars provide a whopping 24 new cars (and plenty of joy) throughout the buildup to Christmas.
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 and Vodka variants.
Craft Beer Advent Calendar
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.
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…
Lego Advent Calendars
An absolute must for anyone who loves Lego! Get a different piece of Lego each day.
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.
Edible (and Drinkable) Advent Calendars
Plain chocolate calendars are boring – get something better! A Pringles calendar, for example. Or one full of mini marmalade pots. Or even 24 little coffee sticks to keep you energised through the advent season.
Unusual Chocolate Advent Calendars
But if you really do like your chocolate after all, here are some snazzy and unusual offerings, including a dairy free version and a incredible calendar that gives TWO pieces of chocolate a day.
Crafty Advent Calendars
If you want to encourage creativity instead of chocolatey bingeing, here are some artistically themed calendars to get those creative juices flowing every day of advent.
Beauty Advent Calendars
If someone you know is desperate for 24 items of small beauty products, then these calendars are for them. From bath bombs to mascara, these festive boxes have something for everyone.
Advent Calendars for Young Kids
Some things are like gold for younger children. Peppa Pig, for instance. Imagine your little one’s delight when presented with a calendar that delivers a new Peppa Pig toy every day in the countdown to Christmas!
Jewellery Advent Calendar
This lovely calendar is quite new to the advent calendar scene. Collect charms throughout advent to make the perfect bracelet, ready to wear on Christmas Day.
Christmas Jumper Advent Calendars
Strictly speaking, these jumpers aren’t exactly advent calendars as 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.
DIY Advent Calendars
These unusual advent calendars require some effort to get up and running. You’ll need to fill them with goodies yourself to add the finishing touch! It’s your calendar, customised your way. What will you hide inside for the household to discover?
Tea Advent Calendars
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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.
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.
Other Unusual Advent Calendars
Last of all, here’s some more cool calendars that don’t quite fit anywhere else. Daily football player cards, mindfulness meditations to help you relax in the hectic festive season, a daily Christmas story reading by the ever helpful Alexa, 24 little radio pieces that all fit together on Christmas Eve to make a working radio…. you name it, it’s here! Make this advent one to thoroughly enjoy.