As we are now into November, you might be starting to think about advent calendars. With less than a month to go before the first advent calendar door is opened, it’s time to consider what’s available this year.
My children never believe me when I tell them that until I was a teenager my advent calendars were just a little cardboard door with a picture behind them. You just opened one each day to see a Christmassy image, that was it, anyone else remember those? By the time I was a teenager, chocolate advent calendars were more of a thing, so I had one of those.
These days there are a huge number of different calendars available. Anything from your favourite chocolates, teas, beers, gins, LEGO, bath bombs etc. Prices vary wildly from £1 for a fairly simple chocolate advent calendar to a ridiculous £350 for the Jo Malone Advent Calendar! Clearly that’s out of most people’s budgets and rather excessive for an advent calendar, but there are tons of others at a huge range of different price points, some of which I’ve included below.
Places like Home Bargains and B & M can be great for advent calendars, as can some of the supermarkets. I picked up a really fun Reece’s Advent Calendar for one of my children last year from Home Bargains. It had a winder on that you turned to drop the chocolate down each day.
What’s your favourite type of advent calendar? I love the Pukka Tea Advent Calendar.
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