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8 of the best alternative advent calendars 2023

Christmas isn’t all about chocolate, you know…

Written by Becky Hardy
Published 08.11.2023
Pukka Tea Advent Calendar – £12.99

Pukka Tea Advent Calendar – £12.99

For a daily wellness hit. Discover 24 excuses for moments of mindfulness with unique blends of citrusy, floral, sweet and spicy herbal teas infused with organic ingredients to support body and mind.

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Gramophone Musical Advent Calendar – £49.95

Gramophone Musical Advent Calendar – £49.95

An epic treat for any music lover. This quirky advent calendar contains 24 mini vinyl records, each playing a different Christmas song, and a mini record player to play them on. Perfect for rocking around the Christmas tree.

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Twelve Days of Woofmas Biscuit Calendar – £24.95

Twelve Days of Woofmas Biscuit Calendar – £24.95

Don’t leave your four-legged friend out of the celebrations. Behind every door of this advent calendar, your dog will discover a delicious, oat-sprinkled carob biscuit – packed with B vitamins and baked with extra crunch for healthy teeth and gums.

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Ilchester Cheese Advent Calendar – £10.00

Ilchester Cheese Advent Calendar – £10.00

Christmas isn’t Christmas without falling into a cheese-induced food coma at some point in December. Unless you spread it out with small helpings every day, that is. Open classics like vintage cheddar alongside seasonal delights in Ilchester’s latest.

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A Date A Day: Couple’s Advent Calendar – £37.50

A Date A Day: Couple’s Advent Calendar – £37.50

Spend December reconnecting with your special someone by opening up one of the 24 simple, yet romantic, date night ideas in this cute calendar. Better still, it comes beautifully personalised – so you can repurpose as a keepsake box.

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Yankee Candle Advent Wreath – £27.99

Yankee Candle Advent Wreath – £27.99

Level up your cosy Christmas nights in with a fresh festive fragrance every day. Yankee Candle’s enchanting advent wreath features designs inspired by shimmering constellations, mystical winter-scapes and glimmering jewel tones.

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Fever Tree Gin & Tonic Advent Calendar – £65.00

Fever Tree Gin & Tonic Advent Calendar – £65.00

Ideal for getting into the Christmas, erm, spirit. Fever Tree’s 2023 advent calendar contains 12 perfectly paired gins along with 12 tonics – from classic to fruity and floral flavours.

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24 Doors of Desk Delights – £120.00 

24 Doors of Desk Delights – £120.00 

Countdown to Christmas with a desk refresh ready for the New Year. Papier’s first ever advent calendar is a box brimming with extra special stationery treasures – including mini bestsellers and exclusive designs.

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