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Can you believe it’s less than two months until Christmas? 2019 has flown by!

And with Halloween out of the way, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas presents and, the biggest new trend of the past few years – advent calendars.

Gone are the days when a Cadbury Dairy Milk advent calendar satisfied your daily December decadence – 2019 is all about the alternative advents calendars.

Whether filled with toys, alcohol, gifts or cosmetics, you’ll be on Santa’s good list if you get one of these advent calendars for that special person in your life. Here are our favourites!

Lego City Advent Calendar

What could be better than getting a new piece of Christmassy Lego everyday? This gift is perfect for the little creators in your life (and a big ones too). There are even Harry Potter and Star Wars themed Lego advent calendars as well!

Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar

For the beauty lover in your life, the Amazon Beauty Calendar brings together 24 products and samples from the most loved beauty brands on Amazon. With products like the FOREO Luna Play Mini, Olay Brightening Eye Cream, Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick and Elemis Superfood Berry Boost Mask, your lucky receiver will be pampered all the way to Christmas Day!

Yankee Candle Advent Calendar

Christmas has a distinctive smell, doesn’t it? With this Yankee Candle Advent Calendar, your home will be smelling like Santa’s Grotto in no time.

Ilchester Cheese Advent Calendar

We’re pretty sure Wallace and Gromit would be loving this cheesy advent calendar! You get a mini cheese behind every door, with crowd favourites like Jarlsberg and Mexicana and seasonal twists like a Wensleydale with Gingerbread – what’s not to love?

BIC Advent Calendar

This advent calendar from BIC is ideal for the crafty person in your life, and much healthier than chocolate! With a new piece of stationary every day, plus colouring in cards and stickers, this is solidly aimed at children with an arty side!

English Tea Shop Advent Calendar

It doesn’t get more English than this – and what could be better than a delicious cup of tea to wake up to on a chilly December morning? Even better, all these teas are certified organic!

24 Days of Hot Sauce

December is getting hot with this spicy advent calendar. With sauces such as Hawaiian Lava Flow, My Outback is Burning and Death Valley, hot sauce lovers will not be disappointed!

Criminal Christmas “The Wrong Rudolf”

Criminal Christmas brings a totally new advent your way. Every December morning, you get a fine truffle (and it’s worth noting that some are alcoholic) and you get a thrilling chapter of a detective story, which comes to it’s finale at the end of advent.

Hot Wheels Advent Calendar

Quite frankly, how can you not be excited by this advent calendar? Hot Wheels are THE name in toy cars, so there is nothing cooler than becoming the proud owner of 8 awesome new cars, plus 16 accessories to upgrade your Hot Wheels kit.

Good Boy Dog Advent Calendar

You’re not going to let your furry friend miss out on the fun are you? This doggy advent calendar contains a treat for every day of advent – and they may not quite understand why, but they certainly won’t be complaining!

Whitley Neill Gin Advent Calendar

We’ve saved the best til last – the coveted gin advent calendar. December is a boozy season – what with all the parties, mulled wine and Christmas champers – so why not add a little premium gin to your days? Get your tonic ready – this one’s going to be fun!