10 Of The Best Advent Calendars
The countdown to the countdown is on, and we’re childishly excited about this year’s crop of advent calendars.
They don’t come more classic than this. Fortnum’s Wooden House Advent Calendar is modelled on F&M itself, aka London’s most Christmassy shop. Behind each wooden door lies a festive treat, from chocolate coins to sweet Santas. Best of all, it’ll last a lifetime: you can re-fill it every year henceforth.
We love a traditional advent calendar – and this one comes with a lovely twist. Coppenrath Nostalgic Christmas House Mini Advent Calendar Lantern is a miniature 3D joy, beckoning you into a tiny Dickensian world, and doubling up as a lantern (with a battery-powered tea lamp, sold separately). You can’t choose from the four options, but who doesn’t love a Christmas surprise?
Sophie Conran for Biscuiteers’ hand-embroidered advent calendar is limited-edition beauty. We love its folky, Scandi-style; plus, it’s designed to be re-filled every year – and what better with than with Biscuiteers’ 24 biscuits in a specially designed tin?
Mini Maison’s Meri Meri Wooden Nativity Advent Calendar is packaged up in a cute wooden suitcase which, each day, reveals a wooden piece – animals, characters, stable – to be used over the month to build a nativity scene. An absolute delight.
Christmas is set to be extra magical with this Harry Potter advent calendar, which contains figures of all Hogwarts’ favourites in miniature. All together Potterheads big and small: accio calendar!
Crafty, alternative folk will adore Enchanted Wreath’s take on the advent calendar: a daily step-by-step make-your-own wreath. Sure, it’s only for 12 days, but the thrill of making your own decoration equals double the excitement.
This Pop ‘n’ Slot Advent Calendar packs a whole lot of festive magic. Made from paper card, it is easy to construct and promises hours of dolls’ house fun.
Katie Vernon’s 3D calendar has a dreamy fairytale vibe. We’ll buy it for our kids, but secretly, it’s for us. Win-win.
You don’t need to be a train fanatic to love this classic wooden number by Lime Tree London, which happens to come with drawers for all your advent treats. Plus, the rest of the year it doubles as a toy. Genius.
We think this large, wooden refillable calendar is an absolute steal. Bigger than it appears in the picture, the drawers are large, and can fit treats for more than one child. Ideal for big families.