Every year, we love to try out some of the latest advent calendar offerings on the market, as well as chocolate gifts that would put a smile on the face of even the grumpiest Scrooge come Christmas time! After the VERY hard job of trialling countless calendars and surprises, we've popped together the ultimate guide on which are worth your time in 2019!
Lily O'Brien's advent calendar house
The Lily O'Brien's advent calendar house is back this year, ensuring a gorgeous countdown to Christmas. Each of the houses contain a total of 28 chocolates, including Sticky Toffee, Milk Chocolate Truffle, Honeycomb Crunch and Zest Chocolate Orange.
Yankee Candle's book advent calendar
Yankee Candle have got three different advent calendars available this year, but our favourite is without a doubt the 3D book calendar! Mixing some gorgeous festive Tea Lights with Votive candles, this folding calendar is sure to brighten up even the coldest of homes on these dark winter nights. New Alpine Christmas fragrances combine with fan-favourites to deliver a stellar Christmas offering.
Cadbury 3D Advent Calendar
What's better than your usual Cadbury advent calendar? A 3D one, of course! This gorgeous tower of chocolate and stickers brings back the usual art style, traditional Cadbury colours and delicious flavour, all encased within a brilliant Santa's Workshop design.
Sleek MakeUP New Day, New Attitude Advent Calendar
At just under £40, you're getting a whole range of different treats leading up to the big day from Sleek MakeUP! Ideal for those who want to make an impression this festive season, this is the perfect gift for any youngster who loves watching beauty influencers online!
24 Days of Stationery advent calendar
Already making a stir this year is the personalised 24 Days of Stationery Advent Calendar! From Martha Brook, the calendar collects 24 items of stationery that have been designed to look like a row of books on a shelf. Packaging is 100% recyclable and biodegradable with no plastics, so pick up your own if you're crazy about stationery!
Lindt Teddy Advent Calendar
If you really want to treat yourself with some luxury chocolate this Christmas, you can't go wrong here! Mini milk chocolate reindeer, teddy figures and snowballs are included, along with a gorgeous full-size 100g Lindt Teddy for Christmas Eve!
Bird & Blend Tea advent calendar
Bird & Blend is back for 2019, with even more tea and limited edition offerings that aren't even currently on sale! There are Christmas blends never drank before, so make yourself one of the first to enjoy!
NIVEA Winter Wonders Advent Calendar
Available exclusively at Amazon, this brilliant selection of some of the most useful NIVEA classics, as well as some beauty bonuses, is great for anybody who wants to look their best in the last month of the year! Treats include a NIVEA Bye Bye Dry Sky Nourishing Mask, NIVEA Irresistibly Smooth Body Lotion, and an eye mask to get some well-deserved beauty sleep!
Premium Gin-Vent Calendar
Amazon have got a fantastic selection of premium British-distilled gins available in this festive and beautifully-designed calendar, featuring the likes of Whitley Neill, J.J. Whitley and more. Inspired by flavours from around the world, there's also a collectable book included containing tasting notes, serving suggestions and back story for each of the gins.
Pukka Herbs herbal tea advent calendar
Inspired by Pukka's tea box designs, their 2019 Christmas calendar is designed for a festive home, to hang on walls or doors and use not only as an advent calendar, but a holiday decoration.
LINDOR Milk Lovers Calendar
A must-have for those who adore milk chocolate, Lindt and LINDOR are offering fans the chance for a moment of luxury each day, with classic favourite LINDOR Milk Truffles in different shapes and sizes.
Olivia Burton x Cadbury Roses
The Cadbury Roses we all know and love have been given a makeover for Christmas, with Cadbury teaming up with Olivia Burton to create some stunning tins, perfect for gifting to a loved one this festive season.
Danilo's stunning Gruffalo musical calendar
As well as their Frozen and The Snowman musical calendars, Danilo are offering a Gruffalo musical calendar this year, which is absolutely beautiful for the family home.
Walkers Shortbread advent calendar
Walkers Shortbread have this year unveiled their new, limited edition Christmas advent calendar to help with the countdown to December 25th. Enjoy 24 individually-wrapped favourites, including the buttery classics, and chocolate chip cookies.
The Cheese Advent Calendar
The world's first Cheese Advent Calendar makes its return this year, and is available alongside the world's first Christmas Cheese Cracker, which is sure to send any cheese junkie wild!
Pierre Marcolini Giant Snow Globe advent calendar
Pierre Marcolini have reinvented the classic calendar, offering up a stunning snow globe depicting a gorgeous winter landscape. The company's iconic chocolates hide behind each door, including passion fruit hearts, almond marzipan, salted caramel praline, and other tastes to satisfy the palate.
The Gin advent calendar
Drinks by the Dram have got gin lovers covered this year, with their best-selling Gin Advent Calendar making a return with 24 specially-selected gins presented in 30ml wax-sealed drams. Offerings include Roku Gin, St. George Terroir Gin and Salcombe Gin - Start Point.
Snaffling Pig advent calendar
Snaffling Pig have got an array of different calendars up for grabs this year, with the addition of a super hot Pig of Doom calendar for the super brave, as well as a gluten-free option for those who usually can't indulge!
Cadbury Dark Milk Selection Box
Cadbury Dark Milk have proven to be a huge success, so why not try out three of the gorgeous flavours in a special selection box available this Christmas? Any chocolate lover would be over the moon to receive this gift!
Aquabeads advent calendar
This incredible Christmas pack includes beads to create a whopping 15 designs, with layout trays, bead stands, a sprayer and a winter-themed background sheet to use! Each of the designs can also be turned into decorations for the Christmas tree, meaning they can be used for years to come.
Elf on the Shelf Orna-POP! Advent Countdown
There are an incredible 25 popping pouches included in Elf on the Shelf's Orna-POP Advent Countdown, as well as some bonus pouches that you simply whack with your first, before allowing to inflate and eventually, pop! One side of each ornament reveals a joke, riddle or game, whilst the other is covered in a sweet decoration. They look great on the Christmas tree!
Countdown to Christmas with HARIBO
A sleek snowy scene and a peek inside Santa's workshop is available for HARIBO's biggest fans this Christmas, with a magical advent calendar offering 24 sweet surprises behind each door. For those looking for an alternative to the usual chocolate, this is the perfect choice!
The Premium Pink Gin Advent Calendar
Enjoy 12 different branded pink gin bottles in a festive gin journey like no other, with the launch of The Premium Pink Gin Advent Calendar. From Whitley Neill to Bloom and Gordon's, there's a whole lot of flavour in this package!
Lir's Discovery Collection
This Christmas, Brits are finally able to get their hands on iconic Irish brand Lir Chocolate, which has lauched its 16 hand-crafted chocolates-strong Discovery Collection. Eight gorgeous flavours come together in some stunning packaging, to deliver a strong festive offering.
Glow Beauty advent calendar
There are a whole selection of brilliant beauty treats and accessories included in this calendar, featuring an array of exciting items to keep you refreshed and relaxed through the holiday season.
Melissa & Doug's Countdown to Christmas
Family-festive cheer can be brought into the home of any craft lover this Christmas, with Melissa & Doug's Countdown to Christmas calendar for ages three to seven. 24 unique magnetic ornaments are included in the pack, with a shining star also in there for the big day!
Advent of Change
If you're on the lookout to give and make change this Christmas, then Advent of Change have the perfect solution. They've released charity advent calendars which, when opened each day, will allow you to see exactly where your donations have gone. This year, a Children's Advent Calendar has been released, available from John Lewis & Partner stores for £16.95, as well as Advent of Change's official site.
Montezuma's new truffle advent calendar
Alongside their usual collection, Montezuma are this year offering their fans the chance to sample some gorgeous truffles in the run-up to Christmas. A variety of flavours ensure that everybody is catered for here!
Biscuiteers' collaboration with Sophie Conran
Designer Sophie Conran has worked closely with Biscuiteers this year to launch a beautiful cloth advent calendar, which can be filled with a brand new tin of 24 hand-iced biscuits. Dropping one of each into the pockets of the calendar creates one of the best Christmas treats you could have this year!
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