My favourite way to countdown to Christmas has been with chocolate, but this year there are some alternative advent calendars stuffed with the most fabulous products that offer a great unique way to count down alongside the traditional chocolate one!
Here’s my round-up of the best alternative advent calendars for 2018. (Please note that these are very popular and so apologies if by the time you try and order one they happen to be sold out!
Reece’s Chocolate Advent Calendar
An Advent Calendar filled with Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups are how I will be counting down to Christmas this year, and you can purchase them in major supermarkets.
The regular advent calendar contains 23 Reese’s mini peanut butter cups, 13 in milk chocolate and 10 in white chocolate, and a special surprise behind door number 24.
This year you can also buy the Snowman advent calendar which contains peanut butter bells, mini white peanut butter cups and behind door number 24 – a peanut butter snowman.
The Big Chilli Advent Calendar 2018
The Big Chilli Advent Calendar is perfect for chilly lovers with a variety behind each door ranging from smoky Mexican chipotle, fiery Indian bhut jolokhia, and citrussy bullet chillies from China as well as the infamous Carolina Reaper, the world’s hottest chilli!
There are 25 different whole chillies, flakes and powders with a wide range of heat levels, so great to incorporate into your cooking during the festive period.
As well as the 25 chillies, you’ll also receive a booklet of tasting notes and over 20 must-try recipes. One thing is for sure -you’ll be a chilli expert by Christmas Day!
Cheese Advent Calendar
An advent calendar filled with cheese, the brain child of Food blogger Annem Hobson, is the perfect advent calendar for cheese fans. Last year it was sold out and I am pretty sure it will be this year too! The wheels inside include Jarlsberg, Applewood, Mexicana and Ilchester.
kikki.K Lovers Advent Calendar
If you are obsessed with stationery this is the advent calendar for you! Filled with all sorts of goodies such as desk accessories, candles and their infamous Gold Pen.
kikki.K Lovers Advent Calendar costs £90 and is available from their stores and online.
The House of Newby Luxury Advent Calendar
Elegantly illustrated, each drawer is packed with four individually wrapped sachets of a select Newby blend, and no two drawers are the same, meaning every day promises a different premium black tea, green tea or tisane, crafted with great care and expertise by Newby.
The House of Newby 2018 Advent Calendar is priced from £58 and is available at The Newby Teas website, Ocado and Selfridges. You can also order the House of Newby 2018 Advent Calendar here: https://www.newbyteas.co.uk/house-of-newby-2018-advent-calendar