Every year we review the best advent calendars and this year is no exception. We’ve searched far and wide for advent calendars with a difference and we’ve found some beauties, along with those that satisfy those Christmas chocolate cravings. For an advent calendar for every member of the family, see below.

Lily O’Briens

We love the Lily O’Brien’s advent calendar as it comes with a sturdy house that can be used year after year. It looks amazing as a Christmas Decoration and stands out on a shelf. Of course, each drawer also holds the most delicious chocolates from Lily O’Brien’s, making it a scrumptious, gorgeous advent calendar for all ages.

The Big Chilli Advent Calendar Souschef.co.uk

The Big Chilli Advent Calendar is one with a difference as it delivers a different chilli a day. It’s great for those who love a bit of spice and can be used to broaden knowledge on chillis from around the world. It would also make a great gift for foodies, as any chilli lover would adore opening all the doors on Christmas Day.


We love Haribo, they’re constantly inventing, they’re not too pricey and they’re a bit of fun. This Haribo advent calendar is great for children and grownups looking for an affordable calendar that isn’t full of chocolate.Haribo Advent Calendar 2018

Tropic Advent Calendar

This is my personal favourite. Tropic skincare is coming on leaps and bounds and rightly so. Their blends of ingredients are innovative and fresh and the products are simply divine. I adore the pineapple and lime body wash, it’s refreshing and uplifting at the same time. With 12 generously sized products behind each door, this is excellent value for money and packed full of treats that any woman would adore.12 Days of Tropic Gift Collection

Thorntons Snowman Advent Calendar

The Snowman is all over this Christmas and we’re not complaining one bit. He’s sophisticated and enchanting and embodies the true magic of Christmas. This advent calendar is generous as it includes a good sized white chocolate snowdog for Christmas Day, if you can wait that long to free him!

Green and Blacks Advent Calendar

The Green and Blacks Advent Calendar is a lovely gift for fans of the brand. Unfortunately they don’t make their chocolate from bean to bar and they do add vanilla but they do have a good range of dark chocolate. behind every window is a bite sized treat that’s just enough for grown ups.Green & Blacks Advent Calendar

The Wine Advent Calendar

The wine advent calendar is one sure way to ensure you have wine with dinner every evening throughout December. It has 24 little bottles of a wide variety of popular wines and is a delight to open. There are many wine advent calendars available at the moment but we love this one for the quality of the wine and the presentation. You can find it on Amazon2018 Wine Advent Calendar

Wainwright’s Pet Advent Calendar

Every pet needs an advent calendar and we love this one from Pets at HomeWainwright's Christmas advent calendar for dogs