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... 1 of Ad break Large Reindeer Advent CalendarWhy 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 Next Page M&S Colour-In Advent CalendarWhy 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 CalendarWhy we love it: Duh! It’s Play-Doh. What it costs: £14.99, from John Lewis Continue slideshow > VTech Baby Toot Toot Advent CalendarWhy 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 CalendarWhy 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 CalendarWhy 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 Continue slideshow > Playmobil Santa’s Workshop Advent CalendarWhy 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 CalendarWhy we love it: Well, what else do you buy the mum who has everything? What it costs: £125, from Fortnum & Mason Smiggle Advent CalendarWhy we love it: Full of stationary treats instead of sweets! Great for older children. What it costs: £28, from Smiggle Read more: Where to get 2016's most wanted Christmas toy Could what we tell our kids about Santa undermine their future trust in us? 10 of the best Christmas gifts for nan By Hazelann Williams and Elizabeth Atkin Last updated on 26 November 2016 Comments Latest on MadeForMums What are stretch marks? Mum gives best answer ever! THIS Facebook rant is why so many mums like us feel judged Hollyoaks dad-to-be Kieron Richardson reveals his buggy pick Easter crackers: are they becoming a thing?