Alternative Advent Calendars!

I’m going to admit something here… I’m not the biggest chocolate fan. I KNOW, I KNOW. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll eat as much chocolate cake as the next gal, but I’m very rarely ever in the mood to eat an actual block of chocolate! And of course, with Christmas just around the corner, talk is starting to build up on the subject of advent calendars – a topic which I usually sit out on because of my aforementioned evasion. So when I learned that there’s actually many different takes on advent calendars besides your usual Cadbury’s, I was very excited. Here’s a few of my faves!


PopaBall’s 12 Days of ‘Pimp Your Prosecco’ – PopaBall, £29.99

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Prosecco seems to have really taken off recently as the drink of choice, and I am LIVING for it. No longer do my friends scoff at me when I pull out a bottle of sparkling wine on nights out… Of course, after a while you might start looking to make more adventurous efforts with your fizz – and this calendar is the perfect way to start! Packed with bubbles, straws, and rose gold shimmer (for NYE, no less), the calendar is a sure-fire way to add some magic to your drinks.



Haribo Advent Calendar – £4.99, B&M

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While I may not like chocolate all that much, I CAN eat my body weight in gummy sweets (I’m actually eating a packet of Starmix while I’m typing this; my love for Haribo knows no bounds). With a selection of Haribo sweets for every day in the countdown to Christmas, this is a great choice for those with a sweet tooth for something else!



SF Winter WonderGLAM – Benefit, £34.50

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A Benefit product. Every day. For 12 days. I feel like I don’t even really need to justify this one… So many fab products for such a low price too! Gaaaah.



Liz Earle’s The Twelve Days of Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar – John Lewis, £66.00

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I’ve talked about my love for Liz Earle’s skincare range before, so I was super excited to find out that they’ve released an advent calendar containing 12 days’ worth of amazing products! Including minis of their skincare items, a fragrance, and a selection of accessories for use when pampering yourself, this is a great little treat for use over the Christmas period – or even as an introduction to the brand!



2017 Advent Book – Yankee Candle, £34.99

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Growing up with a mother who was (was, she’s not as bad now) borderline obsessed with QVC, I was no stranger to Yankee Candle as a child. I now live next to one of their Glasgow stores, and so the big love has only continued to the next generation. My all-time favourite time to be around their stores is at Christmas (big up to Christmas Cookie, u da best xoxo); while they have two advent calendars out this year, I’ve chosen this one based on the fact that it has a bigger variation of different sizes and scents. So many pretty Christmas-y smells!



Pringles 12 Days Advent Calendar – B&M, £7.99

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A 40g tub of Pringles every day for 12 days. Just picture it. Beautiful.



Gin Advent Calendar – The Pip Stop, £99.00

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Fun fact: a good number of those who think they don’t like gin are in fact put off by the tonic they’ve mixed it with, and go on to believe it’s the taste of the gin that they didn’t enjoy. Truth. So, what better way to explore what the world of tonics can offer than with this calendar? A bottle of The Lakes Gin at the start of the month allows you to try out 24 different tonics, ensuring a very Merry Christmas!

26 thoughts on “Alternative Advent Calendars!

  1. Great post Hannah ☺

    I’ve never considered an alternative advent calendar before, but that Pringles one has certainly caught my eye 😀 I may need to double it up though to get 24 days 😝


  2. This prosecco calendar looks so amazing! and that pringle one! OMG! Dream! way better than chocolate ones I agree! xx corinne


  3. I love the idea of all these advent calendars, I have a Jack Wills one this year but I definitely want to go and check out some of the ones you have mentioned. Great post!! X – @HayleyxLunn


  4. I admit that I’m not really a chocolate fan either. I like it with other things but by itself, it’s kind of meh. The Yankee Candle advent calendar sounds really nice.


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