Alternative advent calendars for Christmas 2021

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With 1st December just around the corner, it’s nearly time for everyone’s favourite Christmas tradition – advent calendars.

But why not do tradition your way this year by picking out something a little more original? Here are some alternative advent calendar ideas that might be perfect for your loved ones (or you)…

Handmade calendar with wooden mini houses
Ilchester Cheese
One thing that’s certainly worth replacing chocolate with is cheese. Count down the days till Christmas with 24 cheese samples, made up of nine different British varieties. Tuck into vintage smoke flavoured Cheddar, aged Red Leicester, Double Gloucester, Cheddar with apple, onion and sage, and more. Mouth watering yet?

Where: Amazon

Candy Kittens
The vegan gourmet sweet brand founded by Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing have released a stunning Advent calendar tree for 2021. The build-your-own tree treats you to a daily selection of Candy Kittens sweets, tucked away in numbered windows. Even better, a UK-based social change and reforestation charity will plant a tree for every calendar bought.

Where: Candy Kittens or Amazon

Friends (TV show)
A Friends themed gift rarely disappoints. This calendar is packed with 25 days of unique surprises, guaranteed to transport fans into the world of Ross, Monica, Rachel, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe. Choose it for the bonus “Do not disturb – I’m watching Friends” door hanger, if nothing else…

Where: Amazon or WHSmith

That Boutique-y Gin Company
Calling all gin fans: That Boutique-y Gin Company has partnered with Drinks By The Dram to bring you 24 wax-sealed, 30ml miniatures from nine different distilleries and four countries. They include chocolate orange, moonshot and pink gin. If you feel like sharing, you can use them to make delicious Christmas cocktails for friends and family. Cheers!

Where: Master of Malt

Mixpie Personalised Christmas Playlist
This might not be packed with something you can eat or drink, but something you can definitely enjoy (more than once). Choose from five different designs and add a name of your choice to this calendar, with each door revealing a new festive track. Just use your phone or tablet to scan and play each song on Spotify – by 25th December you’ll have a whole Christmas playlist to enjoy!

Where: Not On The High Street


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