We’ve researched the best advent calendars for your family’s countdown to the big day. Whether you’re a fan of the traditional picture windows, those stuffed with toys and chocolates or even the calendars that allow you to personalise each window with your own little gifts, here you’ll fine inspo for all.

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Flash back to the 80’s and early 90’s when the advent calendars were no frills but it was just so damn exciting to see what picture was behind a new door each morning.

There is something quite special about a traditional advent calendar.

Christmas Eve Sleigh, Fortnum and Mason

Victorian Wreath, Harrods

Toys and Accessories

There are so many different types of toy advent calendars on offer, from L.O.L and Frozen to Toot Toot, LEGO and Marvel, whatever your child is into there is sure to be an advent calendar to suit.

L.O.L Surprise!, Selfridges

Bethlehem Advent Stable, Lakeland

Advent Calendar 2020, Smiggle

Disney POP Princess, Mad Beauty

The Christmas Advent Collection, The Works


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If you’re into personalisation, we’ll leave the gift buying up to you. Here are some gorgeous options:

Advent Calendar House, JoJo Maman Bebe

Hang and Fill, Amazon

Chocolate and Treats

If it’s all about chocolate in your house like it is in mine, there you won’t have trouble finding your favourite brand. Here are a few of our favourites:

Glow-in-the-Dark Candy, Harrods

Chocolate Advent Calendar, Fortnum and Mason

3D Advent, Cadbury


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