The best alternative advent calendars for Christmas 2018

Freixenet advent calendar christmas 2018

If you thought advent calendars were all about chocolate – think again. Christmas 2018 is all about alternative advent calendars.

So why not treat yourself to a pre-Christmas tipple behind each door in December? Or maybe you want a beauty treat from you-to-you in your advent calendar this year? Here’s a round-up of the best alternative advent calendars for adults this Christmas…

Freixenet Advent Calendar, £75

Freixenet_Christmas alternative advent calendars 2018 pngUpgrade the countdown to Christmas with this indulgent adult-advent-calendar from Freixenet.

This highly coveted gift box includes mini bottles of Freixenet favourites such as the Italian Sparkling Rosé, timeless Nails Inc party shades, premium Prosecco bath bombs, aromatic candles and many more surprises for a daily pampering treat.

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Biscuiteers Advent Calendar, £125

Biscuiteers advent calendarBiscuiteers have pulled out all the stops with their beautiful handcrafted advent calendar this Christmas, designed by Susie Watson. Better yet, the calendar itself is so unique that you’ll want to cherish it year after year. There’s only a limited number available, so make sure you act quickly.

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Aldi Wine Advent Calendar, £49,99 

Alternative Aldi advent calendars alcholic wine advent calendar 2018For the ultimate indulgence in the lead up to Christmas, look no further than Aldi’s Wine Advent Calendar.

Filled with 24 mini bottles of Red, White, Rosé and Fizz, including customer favourites such as The Exquisite Collection Touraine Sauvignon and their award-winning Fleurs de Prairie Côtes de Provence Rosé, there’s no better way to get into the festive spirit than sharing a miniature bottle or two with your nearest and dearest this season.

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The Naked Marshmallow Co. Advent Calendar, £15

Naked Marshmallow Co Advent Calander Christmas 2018The World’s first gourmet Marshmallow Advent Calendar returns for Christmas 2018 – and it’s even better than last year.

Behind each door, you’ll find a delicious piece of handmade gourmet marshmallow featuring six alternating flavours which include: Salted Caramel, Candy Floss, Strawberry Cream, Gingerbread, Mint Choc Chip & S’mores!

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Drinks By The Dram gin advent calendar, £124.95

Drinks by the Dram gin advent calendar

Count down to Christmas with 24 specially selected gins presented in 30ml wax-sealed drams.

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Broadland Wineries Christmas Wine and Prosecco Advent Calendar, £55

Wine Prosecco Advent Calendar Christmas 2018This Christmas Wine Advent Calendar brings you 24 windows of wine joy.

Enjoy all your favourites including New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Argentinian Malbec and of course, Prosecco.

For the cold evenings, there is even mulled wine, perfect when gently warmed with a slice of orange.

Whether you’re a connoisseur or taking your first journey into wine, treat yourself, or a loved one this winter and let the Wine Advent Calendar count you down to Christmas!

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Superdrug Bloom Collection 25 Days Candles Advent Calendar, £12

Superdrug advent calendar 2018BLOOM COLLECTION 25 DAYS OF CANDLES CALENDAR

This beautiful festive tree design alternative advent calendar holds a glass tealight votive behind door one and a scented tealight behind each following door for 24 days.

Each door reveals one of six scented tealights to light up your home this Christmas.

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Snaffling Pig 2018 Pork Scratching Advent Calendar, £18.99

The Snaffling Pig 2018 Advent Calendar is perfect for those who are pork scratching-obsessed.

Hidden behind each door is a bag of porky joy, including six flavours from Salt & Vinegar and Low & Slow BBQ to Maple, Black Pepper & Sea Salt, and even Pigs In Blankets flavour.

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Pets at Home 24 Chocolate Flavour Advent Calendar Dog Treat, £2

Pets at Home dog advent calendar

This super cheap Pets at Home Advent Calendar for Dogs contains a delicious chocolate-flavoured treat behind each of its 24 doors.

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Personalised Beer Advent Calendar, £99

Personalised beer advent calendarThis personalised beer advent calendar includes a variety of branded ales and lagers.

The alternative advent calendar for booze lovers can be customised with the recipient’s name, a personalised touch that will leave nobody in question of whose special advent calendar this belongs to!

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The Body Shop 25 Days of the Enchanted Ultimate Advent Calendar, £99

The Body Shop beauty advent calendar 2018 12 days of christmasFor the ultimate magical adventure this Christmas, The Body Shop introduce’s Freddie the Fox for 2018 who’ll will guide you through the forest to find 25 beauty surprises to revive your body and re-energise your mind.

Expect an amazing 14 full-size products, including top picks from our Bath & Body ranges, Drops of Youth and Oils of Life skincare ranges, plus their best-selling Facial Mask.

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The Big Chilli Advent Calendar, £29.95

From smoky Mexican chipotle to fiery Indian but jolokhia, this is the ultimate advent calendar for a chilli lover. But will you be brave enough to try the Carolina Reaper – the world’s hottest chilli…?

As well as whole chillies, you’ll also find powders and flakes behind the little advent doors, with a booklet of tasting notes and recipe ideas too.

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Joe & Seph’s popcorn advent calendar, £25

If you’re a popcorn lover, you can’t do much better than the gourmet varieties from Joe & Seph. Behind the doors of this advent calendar, you’ll find 24 bags of the stuff, with flavours including salted caramel, orange chocolate and strawberries & cream.

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Let the countdown to Christmas begin…

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