12 of the best Advent calendars for every personality and pocket

9th Nov 18 | Lifestyle

Mini chocolate treats are nice, but with such an array of choice, why not make the countdown to Christmas even more exciting? By Claire Spreadbury.


Advent is coming – and the calendars are getting bigger and better every year. Blow the budget on something utterly extravagant, or treat yourself to a tiny gift every single day. These are our favourites…

Best for… Chocolate fiends

Hotel Chocolat's Grand Advent Calendar
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The Grand Advent Calendar, £68, Hotel Chocolat

Best for… Wine buffs

Wine Advent Calendar
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Wine Advent Calendar 2018, £79.99, Virgin Wines

Best for… Mini chocoholics

Lindt Advent Calendar

Lindt Advent Calendar, £5.99, Lindt.co.uk and supermarkets nationwide 

Best for… Beauty buffs

Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar

Liberty London Beauty Advent Calendar 2018, £195, Liberty

Best for… Pencil-case lovers

Smiggle Advent Calendar

Smiggle Advent Calendar, £25, smiggle.co.uk

Best for… Foodies

Carluccio's Luxury Advent Calendar

Luxury Advent Calendar, £85, Carluccio’s

Best for… Total Indulgence

Jo Malone Advent Calendar
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Jo Malone London Advent Calendar, £300, Harrods and Jo Malone stores

Best for… Beer lovers

Beerhawk Advent Calendar

Craft Beer Advent Calendar, £69.95, Beerhawk

Best for… Cookie monsters

Biscuiterrs Advent Calendar

Limited Edition Advent Calendar & Christmas Circus Advent Biscuit Tin,  £99, Biscuiteers.com

Best for… Scrooges

Misfortune Advent Cookie Calendar

Misfortune Cookies Anti-Advent Calendar – Gruesome Christmas, £29.99 Prezzybox.com

Best for… Pooches who like to party

Doggie treats Advent calendar

Personalised Dog Treats Advent Calendar, £49.95, Prezzybox.com

Best for… Gin kings

Gin Advent Calendar
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Drinks By The Dram The Gin Advent Calendar 2018, £124.95, 31Dover.com

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