11 of the best advent calendars

Wooden calendars, felt calendars, toy calendars and even gin advent calendars, we’ve got the perfect choices for the 24 days of Christmas...

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  • Large Reindeer Advent Calendar

    Why we love it: It’s a felt calendar so easy to display, store and re-use, and comes with pouches to fill with your own treats… ideal if you want to use sweets like chocolate, but need to cater to kids with allergies.

    What it costs: £24, from Ella James

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  • M&S Colour-In Advent Calendar

    Why we love it: It’s creative, plus there are cute quirky characters behind each door.

    What it costs: £3.50, from Marks & Spencer

  • John Lewis Wooden Houses Advent Calendar, Red & White

    Why we love it: The vibrant red and white are perfect Christmas colours, plus each individual wooden house (there are 24 in total) showcases a variety of cute designs. Attention to detail is key!

    What it costs: £40, from John Lewis

  • Play-Doh Advent Calendar

    Why we love it: Duh! It’s Play-Doh.

    What it costs: £14.99, from John Lewis

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  • VTech Baby Toot Toot Advent Calendar

    Why we love it: The toy range comes highly rated, so why not give the advent calendar a go?

    What it costs: £21.99, from Argos

  • Eat Your Greens Chocolate Sprout Advent Calendar

    Why we love it: This one’s a bit crafty - trick your kids into loving sprouts by offering up these deceptive choc versions. Worth a shot, right?

    What it costs: £26, from Not On The High Street

  • Lakeland Bethlehem Advent Calendar

    Why we love it: For Christian households - or those who want to share the story of the Christmas nativity - this advent calendar (which is def an investment) might work for you.

    What it costs: £59.99, from Lakeland

  • Hobbycraft Wooden Tree Advent Calendar

    Why we love it: A DIY advent calendar which crafty little ones can help decorate. Since it’s wooden, you can keep their work of art for years to come.

    What it costs: £12, from Hobbycraft

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  • Playmobil Santa’s Workshop Advent Calendar

    Why we love it: The LEGO calendar is hard to come by at this late stage in the game, but the Playmobil one is one for little one’s to love.

    What it costs: £19.99, from Toys R Us

  • Ginvent Calendar

    Why we love it: Well, what else do you buy the mum who has everything?

    What it costs: £125, from Fortnum & Mason

  • Smiggle Advent Calendar

    Why we love it: Full of stationary treats instead of sweets! Great for older children.

    What it costs: £28, from Smiggle

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Last updated on 26 November 2016

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