December is fast approaching, which means that it’s time to find the perfect advent calendar which will help you count down to Christmas.
Growing up, a chocolate advent calendar has always been tradition. 24 (or 25 if you’re lucky) days of opening a little window to unveil a tiny present, bauble or tree shaped chocolate, delicious!
However, over the past few years, a wide range of advent calendars have become available with something to suit everyone. Today we’re going to share some of our favourite lifestyle advent calendars with you, ranging from candles to crisps, socks to stationery.
Whether you’re not a fan of chocolate or simply fancy a change this year, we’ve rounded up 12 of the best lifestyle advent calendars on the market.
Yankee Candle Fold Out Advent Calendar – £34.99 from Yankee Candle
Yankee Candle are known for their incredible advent calendars and this year is no different. The 24-day fold out calendar includes 12 tea lights, 12 votives and a votive holder, with candle scents such as Glittering Star, Icy Blue Spruce, Frosty Gingerbread, All Is Bright, and Snowflake Cookie.
The Yankee Candle advent calendar is also available in a wreath shape full of tea lights, or if you’re feeling a bit more extravagant, you could opt for the tower calendar which includes two small jars, 12 votives, six wax melts, a Smart Scent vent clip, a votive holder, a gold snuffer and a wick trimmer!
Twinings Tea Advent Calendar – £21.99 from Twinings
Perfect for any tea lover, the Twinings advent calendar includes 24 loose leaf tea pyramids and a stainless steel tea bag tidy. Tea flavours include The Full English, Superfruity, Redbush Caramel Velvet, Simply Sencha and more.
Disney Princess Sock Advent Calendar – $15.00 from Target
Target is THE place to go if you want an advent calendar which will spruce up your sock collection this year. Our favourite is the Disney Princess range which includes socks inspired by the princesses and villains of Disney. However, Target also has a huge range of other calendars for women, men and kids including Marvel, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Fantastic Beasts.
H&M Jewellery Advent Calendar – £24.99 from H&M
Available as an online exclusive, H&M has released this cute jewellery advent calendar which contains 24 pieces of festive jewellery including earrings, rings, charms, necklaces and bracelets.
‘Reason Why I Love You’ Advent Calendar Gift Box – £19.95 from Beija Flor Studio @ Not On The High Street
If you’re looking for a heartfelt gift for a loved one this Christmas, then Beija Flor Studio’s ‘Reasons Why I Love You’ advent calendar is perfect. The box, which can be personalised with the name of your loved one, comes with 24 numbered envelopes and message cards with ‘I love you because…’ on them, which allows you to add your own special messages.
KIKKI.K Stationery Lover’s Advent Calendar – £90.00 from Selfridges
This luxurious advent calendar from Swedish label KIKKI.K is ideal for any stationery lover. The calendar includes 25 special gifts such as notepads, pens, stickers, candles, and inspiring quotes.
Retro Sweets Advent Calendar – £12.00 from JD Williams
If you’d like an edible advent calendar but aren’t a fan of chocolate, then this retro sweets calendar might be right up your street. Sweets included are Fruit Salads, Black Jacks, Fizzers, Parma Violets, Love Hearts and Bubble Gum. You can also personalise the calendar by adding the recipients’ name on it.
The Naked Marshmallow Christmas Advent Calendar – £24.99 from Amazon
Marshmallow lovers will definitely want to get their hands on The Naked Marshmallow’s Christmas advent calendar! Each door includes a piece of gourmet marshmallow from one of six flavours: Salted Caramel, Candy Floss, Strawberry Cream, Gingerbread, Mint Choc Chip, and S’mores. The final door also includes a Belgian chocolate spoon and a classic Vanilla Bean marshmallow.
Pringles Advent Calendar – £7.99 from B&M
If you prefer savoury over sweet, then why not try the Pringles advent calendar? The 12-door calendar includes pots of Original, Sour Cream & Onion, Salt & Vinegar, and Texas BBQ Sauce flavour Pringles.
Personalised Luxury 12 Days of Christmas Jewellery Advent Calendar – £52 from Lisa Angel @ Cuckooland
This stunning advent calendar by Lisa Angel includes a sterling silver plated necklace chain, a bracelet chain and ten charms. A small pair of pliers are also included in order to easily assemble your new jewellery pieces. If you’re buying this for someone else, then you can even personalise the box to include their name.
Puzzle Advent Calendar – £29.99 from myphotopuzzle.co.uk
Know someone who loves jigsaw puzzles? Give them a special gift this year with the personalised puzzle advent calendar. You can choose which photo gets turned into a jigsaw puzzle, and then each door on the calendar will hold eight pieces which will form a small section of the jigsaw before it is completed with the final 16 pieces on Christmas Eve.
Inspirational Advent Calendar – £25 from Rock, Paper, Stars @ Not On The High Street
If you live by inspirational quotes, then the Inspirational Advent Calendar from Rock, Paper, Stars @ Not On The High Street is perfect for you. The calendar is made up of 24 numbered envelopes which contain motivational and inspirational quotes to get you through the day. You can even pay it forward by sharing the quotes with your friends and family!
Are you more interested in beauty? Check out our suggestions of 12 of the best beauty advent calendars around!