Nothing makes the countdown to Christmas more exciting than an advent calendar! It doesn’t matter how old you are, opening a little door every day to find a special surprise is the best way to spend December. Advent calendars have really boomed over the years, and there’s more choice and variety than ever before. But don’t worry, we’re here with the lowdown so you can pick the perfect one for yourself, your kids, your partner and your pooch.
What is an advent calendar?
Advent is the 24 days in the run-up to Christmas, and an advent calendar is a traditional way to countdown to the big day itself. A more traditional advent calendar would show different pictures every day, or be filled with chocolate, but more modern styles can be filled with different sweets, treats, toys, make-up, booze or anything you like.
What types of advent calendars are available?
Advent calendars have really grown in popularity over the last few years, so now there’s something for everyone, and you can even make your own if there’s nothing that takes your fancy. Beauty fans can choose advent calendars filled with miniature skincare items, or even little bits of makeup for every day in December. If you still love a chocolate advent calendar, that doesn’t have to be plain or boring, you can choose an advent calendar from all your favourite brands, your favourite treat is sure to be among them. If you’re looking for something the kids will love, but doesn’t involve sweet treats, you could choose an advent calendar filled with mini toys, Christmas crafts, or even 24 different festive activities that they can get involved with every day. And it’s not just humans who can get involved in the action, your four-legged friends can get excited for the Christmas countdown with special pet advent calendars, made especially with treats just for them.
How to make an advent calendar
Our best-selling wooden advent calendars are back! And they’re supplied empty, so they’re primed and ready for you to fill with anything you like. Choose from a range of designs including colourful and cute Christmas characters, to more modern and minimal styles, whether you’re a kid or a big kid at heart, we’ve got the advent calendar to make your day. You can fill them with anything you like, and keep them year after year to make a true Christmas tradition in your home.
What can I put in an advent calendar for adults?
If you’re bored of traditional chocolate advent calendars there are plenty of options for making your own advent calendar that you’ll look forward to opening every day. Why not choose a boozy advent calendar with miniatures of your favourite tipple, whether that’s whisky or even gin? If you’re looking for a treat without the calories, you could choose a beauty advent calendar with skincare treats, bath time goodies or even your favourite brand of makeup. There’s something for everyone to get involved with in the festive fun.