Best Advent Calendars

best advent calendars

Get into the Christmas spirit with our round-up of the best advent calendars.
Who says advent calendars are just for kids? Here at ETL we’ve said goodbye to cheap chocolate and traditional tack and hunted down some seriously cool Christmas calendars guaranteed to spread some Yuletide joy this festive season.
From a biscuit filled beauty to a brilliantly boozy job and of course more than a couple of cheeky chocolate numbers, countdown to Christmas in style with our top 10 best advent calendars 2014.
Not made your Christmas cake yet? Check out Rachel Allen’s festive recipe here

What to See

best advent calendarsAdvent Calendar

Keep things cheap and cheerful with this colourful calendar. Filled with 24 quirky chocolate characters, including penguins, elves and even Santa himself, you’ll be racing to open a new door each morning!

£11.95 Carluccio’s

best advent calendarsGinvent Calendar Drinks by the Dram

Take getting into the festive spirit literally with this brilliantly boozy number. With a different 3cl sample dram of artisan gin waiting for you behind each door, you’ll be mixing up perfect G&Ts all December long!

£99.90 Ocado

best advent calendarsThe Good Gift Advent Calendar

Christmas is a time for giving and what better way to give back than with this wonderfully charitable calendar. Each door contains a donation, ranging from seeds for a poor farmer to lifesaving medicine and culminating in a warm hat for a cold baby. Giving has never been so good!

£14.95 Good Gifts

best advent calendarsAdvent Cloth Calendar

Designed by Susie Watson, this beautiful cloth calendar will look stunning hanging in your home. Filled with 24 festive biscuits in all your favourite seasonal shapes, including Christmas trees, crackers and traditional toys, it’s the sweetest way to countdown to Christmas.

£95 Biscuiteers

best advent calendars2014 Advent Calendar

Create your own tiny advent village this Christmas with Paul A Young’s seriously covetable calendar. Made up of 24 cute little individual cottages, each filled with one of this chocolate connoisseurs incredible creations, you’ll almost be wishing the big day was further away!

£69 Paul A Young

best advent calendarsAdvent Treasure Hunt

Tricks are for kids, but that doesn’t mean the whole family can’t enjoy this tremendous treasure hunt set. Hide these Venezuelan milk chocolate shapes, including snowmen and Christmas trees, around your home and let the Yuletide fun begin!

£15 Chococo

best advent calendarsA Very Grown Up Advent Calendar

No Christmas countdown would be complete without this fabulous adult advent box. Made up of 24 delicious hand crafted fair trade chocolate creations in 12 different flavours, each representing a day of advent, we dare you not to eat them all at once!

£25 Yumbles

best advent calendarsPAUL Advent Calendar

Trying to avoid chocolate this advent? PAUL’s stunning decorative calendar is calorie free and filled with 24 ceramic Christmas characters and objects, including a reindeer, rocking horse and snow men, that can be used year after year!

Available online from 24th November

£24.95 PAUL

best advent calendarsChristmas Advent Calendar

Keep things traditional with this decorative Christmas calendar. With one of three different types of Godiva sujet, milk with praline, white with orange and hazelnut praline, and dark with vanilla cream, waiting behind each window, it’ll certainly feel like the most magical time of the year.

£22 Godiva Chocolates

best advent calendarsWedgwood Iconic Advent House

We know you’d never choose this over a cheap and cheerful chocolate number but just look at it! With only three availiable, break – or more likely rob – the bank to get your hands on one of these incredible advent houses. Filled with 24 stylish ornaments, it’s sure to become a family heirloom!

£12,000 Harrods

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