The festive season is upon us and it is almost time to get our advent calendars up and ready . 2019 is the year of the alternative advent calendar, with both independent stores and high street names offering customers a choice of goodies to mark the countdown to Christmas.
If you’re in need of some inspiration this year here’s our lowdown to some of the city’s top advent calendars, whether for a treat for yourself, a gift for a loved one or a family crafting project
Bunyip Craft Make Your Own & Decorate Yourself Calendars
For the craft enthusiasts, how about getting messy and decorating your very own advent calendar this year? Choose from two styles at Bunyip Craft on Fore Street,place your own gifts behind each door and then get creative by colouring in the outside to make it look bright and magical. Or choose to decorate an entire Christmas Tree shaped calendar with paint, stickers, stamping or whatever else takes your festive fancy.
Make Your Own & Decorate Yourself Calendars, Bunyip Craft, £10.00
Holland & Barrett 24 Day Tea Advent Calendar
Whether it’s black tea, fruit or herbal, the 24 Day Tea Advent Calendar from Holland Barrett is the perfect treat for December’s winter mornings. Pick up from Princesshay or the High Street and enjoy the countdown to Christmas with this selection of carefully chosen organic teas.
24 Day Tea Advent Calendar, Holland & Barrett, £4.99
Soap & Glory Miracle On 24th Sweet Advent Calendar
Love to feel fresh and need a little pick-me-up this December? Find goodies galore behind every door with the Soap & Glory Advent Calendar from Boots. This miracle-maker is packed full of soaprises – all waiting to be discovered over 24 days.
Soap & Glory Miracle On 24th Sweet Advent Calendar, Boots, £28.00
Smiggle Advent Calendar 2019
Choose this fun Smiggle Calendar which has 25 days of limited edition stationery surprises, perfect for when the new school term begins in January.
Smiggle Advent Calendar 2019, Smiggle, £28.00
Next Countdown to Christmas Fragranced Advent Calendar
For the ones who can’t resist a new home scent, Next’s Countdown to Christmas Advent calendar is full of fragranced fun. Including one tea light holder, six diffusers, six votives and 11 tea lights fragranced with a range of festive scents – your house will be smelling glorious just in time for the guests this Christmas.
Countdown to Christmas Fragranced Advent Calendar, Next, £35.00
Chococo Vegan Advent Selection Box
We couldn’t finish this advent calendar feature with out mentioning chocolate, so we are pleased to introduce Chococo’s limited-edition, vegan advent box. Containing 25 dairy-free and vegan-friendly handmade chocolates, this special gift is festive and fabulous. Expect flavours such as Spiced Rum, Milk Cashew Gem and Agave Honeycombe – pop over to Gandy Street to pick one up today.
Vegan Advent Selection Box, Chococo, £24.50