The Best Alternative Advent Calendars for Christmas 2016

Bored of advent calendars with tiny chocolate squares? Here's our pick of the best alternative advent calendars offering much more!

The countdown to Christmas starts now with our pick of the best alternative advent calendars

When it comes to advent calendars, tiny chocolate squares have become a bit boring. To make the countdown to Christmas Day a bit more fun and to give yourself or a loved one a nice pre-Christmas gift, check out our picks for alternative advent calendars.

Whether you’re a beauty queen, a teeny tot or a big kid, we’ve got an advent calendar for everyone.

  • 1. Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar
    1. Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar

    Price: £23.74

    Transport yourself to a galaxy far far away this Christmas with this festive Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar!

    Open up a door each day in December to reveal a fun Star Wars gift, including characters, vehicles, starships, iconic weapons and more. Unfold the playmat and battle with your collection on various cool locations including Hoth and Tatooine.

    The Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar features 8 LEGO minifigures, including an exclusive holiday-themed minifigure!

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  • 2. Drinks by the Dram Whisky Advent Calendar
    2. Drinks by the Dram Whisky Advent Calendar

    Price: £149.99

    Behind each of the twenty-four windows you’ll find a different 3cl sample of high quality Whisky; ranging from artisanal brands, popular market leaders, award winners and a number of choice new releases.

    Everything from single grain to a rare Scotch worth up to £600 a bottle! Each sample is individually labelled in a wax-sealed dram.

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  • 3. Clarins Advent Calendar 2016
    3. Clarins Advent Calendar 2016

    A must-have purchase or present for any Clarins fan! The Clarins Advent Calendar features a range of hero products and Clarins accessories including Detox Booster, Beauty Flash Balm, Wonder Volume mascara and much more.

    For more suggestions on great beauty advent calendars click here.

    Shop Now on Boots
  • 4. Haribo Advent Calendar
    4. Haribo Advent Calendar

    Price: £7.00

    If chocolate isn’t your thing, but gummy sweets most definitely are, then try the Haribo calendar, with 25 mini bags of everyone’s favourite sweets!

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  • 5. Christmas Tea Lover's Advent Calendar
    5. Christmas Tea Lover's Advent Calendar

    Price: £25.00

    The most refreshing way to countdown till the big day, each of the twenty-four windows are filled with one of Fortnum’s best and brightest brews in silky bags.

    Included some of their most popular single origin and Famous blend teas- Rose Pouchong, Darjeeling, Royal Blend & Moroccan Mint to name but a few.

    Shop Now on Fortnum & Mason
  • 6. Jack Wills Advent Calendar
    6. Jack Wills Advent Calendar

    Price: £35.00

    This Jack Wills Advent Calendar is packed with mini beauty and body goodies! Find a beauty must have behind every window, and enjoy the countdown to Christmas in style.

    Shop Now on Boots

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