Not Your Standard Advent Calendars

GlamGlitzGloss Alternative Advent Calendar PitStop Sparkling ProseccoWho doesn’t love getting up in the morning and searching an advent calendar for that day’s door number before peeling it back to find a little treat to start of the day right. For most of us it’s a piece of chocolate or a cute little beauty product, but if like me you’re attempting to go on a diet or are sick and tired of overpriced, underwhelming beauty calendars you might be interested to see some of the alternative options available like this Pit Stop Sparkling Wine Advent Calendar £125, which also has a Wine option for £69.99, Beer for £74.99 or Gin for £99.99.

If you still want to have to get a chocolate Advent but want something a little different to the norm, you can get the Jessops Personalised Chocolate Advent for £9.99. Choose your favourite photo and peel back the daily doors to find 24 milk chocolate balls inside, or from £24.99 you can get Kinder Chocolates or Ferrero Rochers inside which come in two different sizes. For those of you who are massive Tea lovers to go alongside your chocolate treat (yes I’m suggesting still get a little chocolate advent) you can get a 25 day Tea Advent Calendar from Amazon for a bargain price of £10 with a selection of different flavours that are each repeated twice throughout the calendar.

If you’re looking for something for the man in your life you can get them a Grooming Advent Calendar. From Man’Stuff you can get a 12 Day Advent for £12 which includes pieces like shower gel, tweezers and face wash, but if you’re looking to splash out on them there is the 25 Day Advent from ASOS for £55 which includes 24 products and an ASOS discount code. With products from Elemis, Rituals and Carmex to name a few and laid out in a sleek looking box I think any man would be happen to join in the fun of the daily Advent opening.

If you’re looking for an Advent that the whole family can partake in I would suggest getting the Biscuiteers Advent Biscuit Tin for £48 (or invest in the limited edition cloth calendar) and get 24 individually iced by artists. If you have never tried the Biscuits from Biscuiteers you are definitely missing out, the care taken in every single individual biscuit is incredible and they taste lovely on top of that. In keeping with the food theme if you’re more of a savoury than sweet fan why not go for the Pringles 12 Day Advent for £7.99. You get 4 different flavours across the 12 days and they come in 40g tubs.

For something a little different and if you fancy starting your 12 day advent on the 25th December to shake things up why not go for the Popaball 12 Days Of Pimp Your Prosecco for £29.99. Popaball Bursting Bubbles and Prosecco Shimmer liven up your drink with new flavours or a splash of shimmer. And if you don’t drink Prosecco no worries as the Bursting Bubbles are perfect in gin or vodka or whatever your tipple choice may be. You can even use them in milkshakes or top them on your ice cream and desserts.

Finally as most bloggers seem to have an infinitive love for candles (whereas I’m always scared I’m going to burn the house down with them) I had to include the Yankee Candle Advent Wreath for £24.99. Containing 24 tea lights in six different Christmas scents including two brand new ones you’ll be in candle heaven with this advent calendar.

Personally I will still be getting a chocolate advent but I am considering getting an alternative one on the side, I’m finding myself strongly drawn to the Prosecco calendar although the price is a little bit steep so I’m currently having an internal fight over whether to get it. What advent will you be getting this year?

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  • Reply Nichola - Globalmouse

    Ooh I love the look of these, the prosecco would probably be my number 1 choice too!

    November 16, 2017 at 9:11 am
  • Reply Joanna Bayford

    Some great Calanders here I really want the biscut one but its out of my price range 🙁

    November 16, 2017 at 2:18 pm
  • Reply Jess

    As if there’s a Pringles calendar and I did’t know about it! I haven to admit I never usually have a calendar but there’s a few beauty ones I’ve got my eye on.

    November 16, 2017 at 4:34 pm
  • Reply Christy

    Oh wow, all of these look so much better than the standard chocolate advent calendar in my opinion. The prosecco one definitely looks the best to me but I really like the idea of a charm bracelet one as that’s a permanent gift as well.

    November 16, 2017 at 7:53 pm
  • Reply five little doves

    I’m not sure what I want more, gin or pringles!!! These are fab and I had no idea they did calendars like this! My chocolate one feels a bit boring now!

    November 16, 2017 at 8:17 pm
  • Reply Emma Raphael

    I would want nearly all of them, but the sparkling wine, and the ferrero rocher advent calendars would be at the top of my list. Actually, we have a lot of walls, so I could have quite a few!! 😀

    November 16, 2017 at 10:42 pm
  • Reply melissa major

    These look like such fun advent calendars! I want the pringle calendar

    November 17, 2017 at 12:12 am
  • Reply Hannah

    These look great. Id love a pringles calendar

    November 17, 2017 at 12:35 am
  • Reply Melanie

    Omg what a lovely selection of advent calendars. I’m feeling the pimp my Proescco one x

    November 17, 2017 at 4:00 am
  • Reply lisa prince

    oh wow the bracelet one and the ginger biscuits and the wine oh wow x

    November 17, 2017 at 9:40 am
  • Reply Rhian Westbury

    I had no idea what advent calendar to get but then I won a Yankee Candle one so my decision has been made x

    November 17, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Wow. What an amazing range of options! I think they seem expensive on first glance, but they are actually quite reasonable. I made my boyfriend a beer advent calender last year and it cost a fortune!

    November 17, 2017 at 12:41 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth

    A sparkling wine advent calendar actually sounds like my idea of heaven, lol! Yes please!

    November 17, 2017 at 1:02 pm
  • Reply Charli

    I would love the gin or prosecco one but no advent for me this year (I’m jetting off on holiday for December).

    C x

    November 17, 2017 at 9:54 pm
  • Reply Joanna

    I love the prosecco advent calendar, it would be my perfect treat to open each day before Christmas! 🙂 I am however going to be in Mexico this year for the winter holidays so no advent calendar for me.

    November 18, 2017 at 6:22 pm
  • Reply Danielle

    I am loving all the different advent calendars available now. I want a gin one.

    November 18, 2017 at 8:33 pm
  • Reply Tanya Brannan

    Wow there are some great calendars here!! I think the pop a ball and the biscuiteers tin the most! They look so beautiful x

    November 18, 2017 at 9:17 pm
  • Reply Fritha Strickland

    oh my gosh the sparking wine calendar is 100% my cup of tea!! or glass of fizz I should say x

    November 18, 2017 at 9:47 pm
  • Reply Emily Leary

    The variety here is amazing! My candle love still know no bounds apparently, as the Yankee Candle Advent Wreath does look rather lovely.

    November 18, 2017 at 9:51 pm
  • Reply Bread // Queer Little Family

    Apparently, Asda do a cheese one. That or a tea calendar is for me!

    November 18, 2017 at 10:54 pm
  • Reply Sarah Ann

    I’ve still not decided which advent to get this year but I love the sound of the Pringles one!

    November 18, 2017 at 11:49 pm
  • Reply Louise

    I might have to buy the Pringles one for my daughter as a Christmas present. She’d love a mini box of Pringles every day for 12 days after Christmas lol

    Louise x

    November 19, 2017 at 9:20 am
  • Reply Becca

    The Pringles calendar made me LOL – probably the least Christmassy thing! The tea one would make a great gift idea for my mum though, as her birthday is on 27th November, and I’m struggling for ideas, so will check it out x

    November 19, 2017 at 12:39 pm
  • Reply Candice Nikeia

    I honestly want all these gifts! The pringles are so cute and the chocolate is just want I want every single day!

    November 20, 2017 at 7:30 pm
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