Boy opens Advent calendar
A boy opens an Advent calendar SeanShot/iStock

Who wants to make do with a boring picture advent calendar when chocolately treats, skin-rejuvenating products and even craft beer are just a click away? Whether you want a small way to help the 24 days before Christmas easier to bare or are looking to treat a loved one who has been good all year, you are bound to find one to suit your budget.

With the festive spirit officially kicking in, IBTimes UK had put together a list of the best advent calendars out there.

Lindt advent calender
Lindt And Sprungli Advent Calendar 160G, £5

For the foodie


Available from the Lindt website and other major retailers for £5, the adorable calendar offers a selection of gold reindeer, snowdrops, chocolate Santa, Lindor Mini Truffles and milk Neapolitans behind each window.

Hotel Chocolat

Advent calendar dogs
Advent calendar for dogs £42

For those with a sweet tooth, this £24.50 calendar from Hotel Chocolat comes with 24 chocolate sculptures, including reindeer, snowmen, penguins and enchanted Christmas trees.

For the animal lover

Advent calendar for dogs

Man's best friend can get in on the action with this unique take on the advent calendar from It features decorative stitching detail and 24 little pockets to hold bone shaped dog biscuits. It will set you back £42.

For the adults

Lego Advent calender
Lego advent calendar £24.99

Craft Beer

Imagine indulging in craft beer instead of chocolates this year. If you head over to NotOnTheHighstreet you can get this variety of tipples for £85. A piece of advice: Save for after work!

Tea advent calendar

Enjoy a selection of organic herbal and fruit teas for £4.95 from

For the family


Tea Advent Calendar
Tea advent calendar, £4.95

This Star Wars £24.99 advent calendar is currently sold out on the Lego but you can still get your hands on it on Amazon for around the same price. It's great if your are watching you waist because you get daily figurines instead of chocolate.

Musical Advent calendar

Aside for tasty chocs, this £10.95 calendar from Harrods plays a musical tune at the touch of a button. it will make a delightful treat throughout December.

For the beauty conscious

YOU Beauty box advent calendar

Kiehls advent
Kiehl's Christmas advent calendar, £95

This YOU Beauty advent is an absolute must for beauty fans as you countdown to Christmas. You will get £270 worth of 20 products from the likes of The White Company and Bee Good for just £69.95.


Skincare junkies can treat themselves to their 24 products from this advent calendar for £95 (huge savings on regular products). This is a great addition to any stocking-filler. Available at now.