7 Non-Lame Advent Calendars That Don't Cost The Earth
The Debrief: Bored of chocolate advent calendars? We’ve got you covered.
Christmas is approaching and you’re probably spending your spare hours searching for perfect presents for your loved ones. How about though, you give yourself a treat as advent calendars are an excuse to splurge on yourself without looking too self-indulgent (it’s all in the name of Christmas after all).
If you want an advent calendar that’s a bit more special than your average Cadbury’s one and has gifts that will last you past December, then take a look at these alternatives...
1. Topshop, £28, Jewellery
Your party look? Sorted. Topshop’s advent calendar is filled with jewellery (that includes earrings, necklaces and bracelets). And with the holiday party season coming upon us, you can turn up with a new set of accessories to every party.
2. Yankee Candles, £20
This one is for all you candle lovers. Have your home smell of Christmas for the whole month with scents like Snowflake Cookie and Cinnamon Stick Icicles.
3. Lush, £49.50, 12 Days of Christmas
With winter weather upon us, there’s nothing nicer than a hot bath, and Lush has released its advent calendar to help you make the most of your downtime. The selection contains its most popular Christmas products, including Snow Angel, Butterbear and Golden Wonder. And they will undoubtedly last you past December.
4. NotOnTheHighStreet, £12.50, Personalised Christmas Tree Calendar
If you don’t want to cave into what all these big brands are offering you, get a personalised advent calendar and fill it with what you want. It could also make a nice pre-Christmas gift, or secret Santa present, if you’re feeling particularly generous this year.
5. Liberty, £7.95, ‘Where’s Wally?’ Advent Calendar
Want to have the traditional chocolate gifts but with a calendar that’s a bit different? Get the ‘Where’s Wally?’ advent calendar from Liberty to bring back the nostalgia of your childhood. And you can treat your nephews, nieces or cousins to the calender to become aunt of the year.
6. NotOnTheHighStreet, £49.50, 12 Beers of Christmas
Sure, there’s only 12 days of booze in this calendar, but if you’re looking for something that you can consume (other than chocolate), then this one’s for you. Oh, and they’re limited edition, if that makes any difference.
7. Ciate, £49, Nail Polish and Treatment
So you planned your party outfits and have your accessories sorted thanks to the Topshop calendar. All that’s left is to complete your look with some nail polish. Worth a whopping £142, Ciate’s calendar will have you sorted for this festive season and beyond.
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