After already introducing you to three of my favourite advent calendars over the last couple of days, it's time for the final day of pre-advent on smeethsaysfashion, which can mean only one thing.... a roundup!
I'm going to remind you of the ones I've already shown you and introduce you to a couple more, to provide you with some real choice and variety as the 1st of December approaches!
Shall we begin?
1. Advent Gift Boxes from £12
I did a larger review of these tower gift boxes here so if you want all the information and prices be sure to click the link!
These come in self-assemble or ready made and you can choose from a range of lovely little gifts to fill the drawers with or supply your own. They're high quality and will be a lovely treat every day on the run-up to Christmas.
For me these advent gift boxes are a lovely twist on the traditional advent calendar!
2. Hampton Court Palace Advent Calendar £8.99
A touch of history and raising money for charity, what could be better? Available in 3 different designs you can choose
between Hampton Court Palace, The Tower of London or Kensington Palace.. with all of them having a festive scene
featuring some historical characters that you might recognise!
There's no chocolate included but I love the historical aspect of these calendars and supporting the Historic Royal
Palaces charity is a great way to preserve some of our nations heritage this Christmas. You can read my full review here.
3. Countdown to Christmas - Activity Advent Calendar £14.95
I love this calendar for one simple reason... it boosts creativity. It is completely different to everything else I've found
and I think it's brilliant that there's a new festive activity for every single day on the run-up to Christmas, which will
really get everyone in the Christmassy mood.
It's technically aimed at the kiddies, but I'm looking forward to doing this one all by myself and releasing my inner child
this Christmas. You can read my full review and see more images from this fantastic calendar here.
4. Personalised Magnetic Advent Calendar £12.95
If you're looking for something that will take up minimal space and be reusable for next year, then this is a great option for you!
It will fit neatly on your fridge, it can be personalised with the name of your choice, comes in 3 different designs and just requires you to cross off each day with a whiteboard pen!
I really like the simplicity of this calendar and if you're looking to cut out sweets (even at Christmas) then it's ideal. You can buy one here.
5. Personalised Advent Calendar Money Savings Box £15.95
Sticking with the reusable theme, is another item from The Little Picture Company, the same as the magnetic calendar.
These are personalised and again, come in 3 different designs, making them a lovely early Christmas gift.
I really like the idea of saving during advent, perhaps they could save to buy themselves a treat in the post Christmas sales? They comes with a dry-wipe pen so that the days can be crossed off as you go.
A lovely functional idea, you can buy your own through this link.
6 Advent Calendars from Sue Ryder from £7.99
I've already mentioned raising for money this Christmas and these advent calendars from Sue Ryder are another great
way of doing that, whilst bringing some festive cheer into your own home as well. From left to right; the reindeer
features 24 little drawers for you to fill with the treats of your choice and would lovely in any home, the train also has 24 fillable drawers and any little-one would love to play with it I'm sure, and the reindeer felt advent calendar is another
great option if you're short on space as you could hang it where you like, perhaps on the back of a door etc?
100% of the money you spend will go direct to helping people in need and there's lots of other gorgeous items to buy
from the Sue Ryder shop while you're there... I gave into temptation and bought a few festive cushions!
7. Christmas Beard Oil Advent Calendar £29.99
Now while my experience of beauty/skincare advent calendars is zero, I will admit they look amazing and this one for the bearded gents is no different!
Each day will have a different oil so the gentleman in question can have a fabulously smelling festive facial hair.
Obviously, this isn't one for me and the men in my life don't have beards, but it would make a great pre-Christmas gift for the man in your life!
You can buy here, but be quick they're almost gone.
So those are my 7 handpicked must-see Advent Calendars for this Christmas... I'd love to know your thoughts and to know more about your own advent calendar (if you have one)! I hope you all have a lovely countdown to Christmas.
Stay safe and get festive, x