The Best Advent Calendars 2018

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It’s November and it’s now hard to miss the ramping up to Christmas. I try not to do too much before my eldests birthday in November. But I do like to get the advent calendars sorted. These are my pick of the best in 2018.

Advent calendars for the family

The boys love to open their advent calendars in the run up to Christmas. For years we have had a calendar that I made. Each drawer with a decoration I hand made, which they hang on a tree in their bedroom. I love the thought of sharing it with them. Plus it’s not fuelling them with chocolate first thing in the morning.

I love the story of the nutcracker and it’s one that I’d like to share with the boys. This story book advent calendar, is such a great idea.

‘Twenty-four miniature board books are nestled into 24 windows, numbered 1 through 24 and, like the peek-a-boo windows of an Advent calendar, are meant to be opened one-per-day from December 1 through Christmas Eve. Read in sequence, night after night, the full-colour four-page books and capture the magic of Marie’s Christmas Eve adventures.’ £13.28

If you liked my idea of creating your own advent calendar. This personalised advent calendar from Born gifted, could become a new family favourite tradition. Fill it with little gifts, Festive activity suggestions or even chocolate! There’s room for a little one for every family member. We’re going to hang it in the hallway and fill it with festive movie ideas and fun activities to do each day.

If you’ve got crafty children. This could be perfect for them. Sometimes a bit of quiet colouring is the perfect activity when they get a bit too wound up in the run up to Christmas. This Crayola Christmas countdown advent calendar is packed with projects, gift ideas and colouring activities. £17.99

Kids a bit older? Fans of stationery? This Bic Advent calendar with lots of writing products and postcards could be just the thing. £19.99

Beauty Advent Calendars

If you love a mini beauty treat every day in December, then you’ll love the Soap and Glory, It’s a Calendar, Girls. £39.75

If your beauty routine is more relaxing in the tub, then why not relax with a beautiful Christmas scented Yankee Candle each night. £69.98


Love everything Cath Kidson? How cute is this London house Cath Kidson Advent Calendar set! £40.00

Foodie Advent Calendars

If you just can’t do an advent calendar with out chocolate. Make sure they are fabulous. Choose this truffle calendar from Hotel Chocolat £26.00

Breakfast this December will be more fruity with Duerr’s Preserves advent calendar.  Available exclusively from Costco warehouses nationwide from mid-September, RRP £12.50 per unit.



Drinks Advent calendars

Personally I’m not much of a drinker. But I know hubby would love these boozy advent calendars. It’ll be hard to choose between this wine and Prosecco calendar £46.75

Or this Gin one £21.99

You’ll probably already know this, but I’m a big lover of tea. It’s my drink of choice and something I couldn’t give up. So what better way to start each day in December than with a cuppa from the Engligh Tea shop. £11.20

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