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Here’s our pick of the best options, there’s something for everyone.
The Lego City advent calendar is a fun and interactive way for little ones to count down the 24 days to Christmas. This festive calendar includes several mini figures with buildable surprises as well as 24 secret compartments.
Available from AA Place, $155
Early Learning Centre Happyland Advent Calendar
This advent calendar features no sugary treats but, 24 happyland surprises behind each door! Is it an angel, a happy snowman or maybe Santa himself? As the excitement builds and Christmas day approaches you’ll have lots of happyland characters and accessories for pretend play and adventures.
Available from Mothercare, $375
LOL Advent Calendar Assortment
Unbox lots of surprises in the LOL advent calendar. It features an exclusive doll and outfits of the day to mix and match for endless fashion combinations. Suitable for children age six plus.
Available from Toys R Us, $299
Usborne Advent Calendar to Colour
This delightful advent calendar has cardboard gatefolds which open to reveal a busy street scene with masses of things to colour. Behind each die-cut window there’s little picture to colour in every day in the run-up to Christmas. You’ll find Santa with a pile of presents, busy elves, skating mice, an angelic angel, a skiing penguin and lots, lots more. It stands independently, so will make a fantastic Christmas display, too
Available from Bookwise, $110
Personalised Activity Advent Calendar
The set features 24 wood veneer baubles, each printed with a number on one side and a festive activity, such as making a paper snowflake or gong for a walk, on the other. It’s a unique and interactive way to count down to Christmas and is ideal for families or younger children. Each calendar is made to order from FSC certified wood.
Available from Not on the High street, 42 GBP
Count down the days until Christmas with this unique advent calendar from Meri Meri. Beautifully decorated with a pop-up Nutcracker theme, this box holds a bracelet and charms to add on with each passing day. By Christmas day you will have a beautiful charm bracelet.
Available from Lane Crawford, $260
Tinc Stationary and Gift Advent Calendar
The Tinc stationery and gift advent calendar holds no chocolate but boxes full of Christmas-themed items that can be used throughout the year, and comprises stationery, accessories, and collectible must-haves! An unusual, quirky, funky not to forget healthy alternative advent calendar for children from around five years up to 14 years of age.
Available from Bookazine, $299
Cath Kidston Bath & Body
Behind each door of the Cath Kidston Bath & Body Townhouse Advent Calendar you will find a deliciously-scented beauty treat; from hand cream to lip balm to body lotion.
Available from Cath Kidston, $890
Bringing its best-selling products together, this limited edition advent calendar is perfect to gift over the holiday season. Spoil the lucky recipient with a 10 days countdown to Christmas. Behind every door is a treat from the Balmain Hair Couture range including: travel size shampoo and conditioner, argon elixir and a texturizing salt spray.
Available from Selfridges, $1,210
Fortnum & Mason
Count down to Christmas with this advent calendar by Fortnum & Mason, filled with 24 loose leaf canisters of rare tea. This is the perfect treat for tea lovers who enjoy tasting something different every day.
Available from Lane Crawford, $1,968
Personalised Christmas Playlist advent calendar
Open a door each day and hold your phone or tablet to the calendar to hear the Christmas hit for that day. Each track plays immediately, and after that track the album it is taken from continues to play. It’s the perfect gift for music lovers. The carefully curated tracks have been selected based on the most popular Christmas hits of all time. On Christmas Day, scan the Spotify code to listen to all 25 tracks as your Christmas playlist throughout the big day. Available from Not on the High Street, 18 GBP
Craft Beer Advent Calendar
Enjoy the countdown to Christmas with a beer in your hand. The set includes 24 bottle of Hong Kong made local craft beers.
Available from HK Brew Craft $888
My Protein Advent Calendar
The calendar by MyProtein includes 24 of the brand’s best-selling bars hidden behind mystery windows – from Oat & Whey and My Bar Zero to the classic High Protein Bar in a selection of tasty flavours including Salted Caramel, Chocolate Orange and Caramel Peanut.
Available from My Protein $199