The advent of fun

Advent calendars used to be run of the mill. There was a small chocolate behind each door… if you could resist the temptation to open each day in one go and gorge yourself silly. Or was that just us?

Nowadays, advent calendars are so much more than that. They’re a chance to indulge while counting down to Christmas, and let’s face it, we could all do with a little bit of that this year.

So, here’s our rundown of our favourite advent calendars.

Bonne Maman jam advent calendar

Brighten up your morning slice of toast with a different jam for each day in the run-up to Christmas. It’s sure to keep your tastebuds tingling.

Christmas around the world advent calendar

Jigsaws were a real hit during lockdown 1.0 and if you’ve still got a penchant for puzzles, this advent calendar has a different one for you to tackle each day. Great fun for the family.

Love Cocoa advent calendar

Ethical chocolatiers Love Cocoa will plant three trees for each advent calendar they sell, so treat yourself to a little luxury and do your bit for the environment in the process. Win-win.

Snaffling Pig pork crackling advent calendar

More of a carnivore than a sweet tooth? This pork crackling calendar has a mini bag of salty treats behind each day of December. Perfect snacking fodder.

Advent of change charity advent calendar

If you’d rather do your bit for some great causes, this advent calendar is the one for you. Behind each door is a different charity who’s benefitted from a 50p donation, thanks to your purchase. Isn’t that a nice idea?

Which one would you chose?

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