10 'non-chocolate' Advent Calendars hitting the high street

10 'non-chocolate' Advent Calendars hitting the high street

Published at 10:48am 21st November 2018. (Updated at 10:56am 21st November 2018)

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From gin to candles, here's some of the weird and wonderful calendars to spice up your Christmas this year.

1. Aldi Wine Advent Calendar

The festive season is known for a beverage or two... or 24!

The calendar has 24 wine bottles in, with a mixture or red, white and rosé along with some special bottles of bubbly.

What a way to get Christmas started, right?

Aldi Wine Advent Calendar
The Aldi Wine Advent Calendar is sure to get Christmas off to a good start

2. Ilchester Cheese Advent Calendar

Cheese, glorious cheese!

Many of us spend our evening on the 25th cutting up brie and baking camembert - so why not do that the whole month with a selection of cheeses?

ASDA are also providing a joke behind each door... how brie-llient!


Cheese calendar (credit ASDA)
What does cheese say to itself in the mirror? Halloumi!


3. Yankee Candle Advent Calendars

Christmas has certain smells and it seems Yankee Candle have boxed up 24 different ones.

They're offering three different calendars with tea lights, candles and wax melts.

Light up on the 1st December with this special set.

Yankee Candle Advent Calendar
Switch the lights off and light these candles up in December

4. Fever Tree Gin & Tonic Advent Calendar

Calling all gin lovers!

You'll get a mixture of gin and tonics over the 24 days from the Calendar in Waitrose, from Bombay Sapphire to Tanqueray.

Is there a better way to spend the cold nights than with a tipple of gin?

Waitrose Fever Tree Gin and Tonic Advent Calendar
Maybe treat yourself to a special 'gin glass' to go with this one

5. Pringles 12 Days Advent Calendar

Once you pop, you can't stop!

Spend the 12 days of Advent with a tub of Pringles from B&Ms wacky calendar this year.

For £7.99 too - what more could you want?


Pringles calendar (credit B&M)
Will you eat the Pringles day by day or scoff them all on Christmas day like we probably will?

6. Retro Radio Advent Calendar

This is one that all the radios geeks (like us) will be rushing out to get.

Debenhams have released the calendar which allows you to 'build your own working FM radio in 24 steps!'

Get it built and and switch on Spire FM!

Debenhams Retro Radio Advent Calendar
'All we hear is Radio ga ga...'

7. WE 24 Days of Beauty Charity Calendar

Get glam in the run up to Christmas this year.

Boots, in partnership with charity WE, have released the special calendar with all things beauty in it.

From lip gloss to nail varnish to an eyelash curler - there's a little something for all to enjoy.

Boots WE beauty Advent Calendar
Not only will this calendar help us to get glam this year, it'll help women across the world

8. The Paperchase Stationery Advent Calendar

Who doesn't love new stationary?

There's a diary, pens and pencils inside to get you ready for 2019!

Add it to your wishlist (or do you need a pen from inside the calendar to do that?)

Paperchase stationary calendar (Paperchase)
Would you like a stationary present everyday in December in the run up to Christmas?

9. Marshmallow Advent Calendar

Our mouths are watering at the thought of this one.

6 different flavours of marshmallows, a hot chocolate spoon and our calory fill for the day.

Get ready to toast them on the fire this festive season.

10. Harry Potter Advent Calendar

Want to feel magical in December? 

The Harry-Potter inspired jewellery advent calendar will get you feeling like Hermione, Ginny or Luna this year.

Asda will have you wanting to go back to Hogwarts by the end of the month with this.

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