There are so many advent calendars available for Christmas 2018. You certainly don't have to settle for just chocolate or sweets anymore!
We have found some brilliant alternative advent calendars for 2018 from cheese advents to biscuit advents, so if you're on the look out for something a bit different then take a look at our favourites.
Nivea Advent Calendar, RRP £39.99
An alternative to the plethora of beauty advent calendars with make-up in, this Nivea Beauty Advent Calendar is full of pampering treats, with skincare, lip balms, moisturiser, cleanser, and even a roll-on deodorant!
Available at Amazon* for £19.99 (was £39.99)
Ilchester Cheese Advent Calendar, RRP £8-£10
Last year we were treated to the very first cheese advent calendar. It sold out so fast at Asda but fear not... it will return for 2018! The calendar was packed with 24 cheeses which boasted lots of different flavours.
Last year they were on sale in Asda stores nationwide in the UK for £8. This year Sainsbury's* will be stocking it for £10 from the 14th November 2018 with Asda* releasing it on the 13th November for £8. Booths, which are mainly found in the north of England, will also be selling the calendar.
Inside you will find seven varieties of cheese: Jarlsberg, Applewood, Edam, Red Leicester, Wensleydale, Cheddar and a limited edition Wensleydale gingerbread cheese!
Swizzels Candle Advent Calendar,
At first glance you may think this is a retro sweetie advent calendar
but oh no it is actually filled with candles! This candle advent
calendar contains 24 x Tea light candles and 1 x Tea light holder all
with a burn time of 4 hours each. Enjoy the fragrance of your favourite
sweeties including Love Hearts, Parma Violets and Refreshers!
The best part is that it has just been reduced to only £8 in the sale!
Available now at JD Williams*
The Snaffling Pig Co Pork Scratching Advent Calendar, RRP £15
If you prefer a savoury snack as you count down to the big day then why not treat yourself to a Pork Scratching Advent Calendar! The Snaffling Pig Co have released their 2018 Pork Crackling Advent Calendar and it is set to be a big seller this Christmas. Behind each of the 24 doors you will find a mini bag of The Snaffling Pig Co Pork Crackling to enjoy!
Kellog's Cereal Bar Advent Calendar, RRP £8.99
Ok so this has got me super excited! The first Kellog's Cereal Bar Advent Calendar is hitting the shelves of B&M very soon and is expected to retail for only £8.99!
It will include 24 tasty cereal bar versions of our favourite breakfasts,
including Coco Pops, Frosties, Rice Krispies and Squares bars. Plus B&M have confirmed there's at least one Pop Tart treat included too! This is going to be a sell out so head to your nearest B&M pronto!
Available in store at B&M*
24 Days Of Tea Advent Calendar, RRP £20
Available now exclusively at John Lewis and Partners*
Beanies Coffee Christmas Advent Calendar, RRP £20
I love a Beanies coffee! They are low in calories and so are great if you are following a low calorie diet. Plus they come in lots of different flavours so you are really getting a treat!
This is the first ever Beanies Advent Calendar and includes a very generous 46 x Beanies stick sachets in assorted flavours and 1 x Jar of Beanies Flavour Coffee all for £20! This is a great gift to share around the office!
Order today at Beanies*
The Protein Ball Co. Advent Calendar, RRP £12.99
If you’re a gym buff then this protein ball advent calendar is the one for you! Packed with 24 different protein balls, you’ll be fuelled up for the day ahead, guilt-free and still get to enjoy the fun of opening an advent calendar!
Flavours include: Peanut
Butter + Jam, Raspberry Brownie, Lemon + Pistachio and Goji + Coconut,
Peanut Butter, Cacao + Orange, Coconut + Macadamia and Cherry Bakewell.
Plus, behind door
Available from November at The Protein Ball Co.*
Pringles Advent Calendar, RRP
Christmas isn't complete without a tube or two of Pringles! Chips and dips are the way to go at Christmas time so that's why I will be heading to my nearest B&M and picking up one of these Pringles Advent Calendars!
Each pack contains 12 40g cans of crisps including three original
flavour cans, three salt and vinegar, three sour cream and onion, and
three Texas BBQ sauce flavour.
Available instore now at B&M*
Joe & Seph's Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar, RRP £25
Now I hear what you're saying, £25 for popcorn! But hear me out, they are so delicious! They are thickly coated in gorgeous flavours and toppings such as cookies and cream, chocolate orange and banoffee
pie. Their 2018 alternative advent calendar gives you the chance to
sample various flavours every day for 24 days.
Available now at Joe & Seph's* (£25)
Debenhams Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar, RRP £20
Count down the days of the festive season with this selection of 24 indulgent hot chocolates in a variety of flavours. Open up a box each day to reveal a delicious chocolatey treat.
Choose from a selection the following Hot Chocolates: Hazelnut Flavour, Vanilla Flavour, Mint Flavour, Caramel Flavour, Strawberry Flavour, Orange Flavour, White Chocolate, Cinnamon Flavour, Coffee Flavoured, Coconut Flavour and Macaroon Flavour plus many more!
Grab it today for just £18 down from £20!
Available now at Debenhams*
12 Days Of Mrs Bridges Preserves, RRP £18.99
If you cannot go through your day without a bit of jam on toast then this advent calendar will be right up your street! The 12 Days of Mrs Bridges Preserves includes small versions of Mrs Bridges’ signature jams, preserves, curds and marmalades. They are all in different flavours and would be lovely for an afternoon treat at Christmas!
Available now at Lakeland*
From sweet star-covered pens to stickers, candles, little notepads and
inspiring quotes, every day holds a new little surprise in the run up to
Christmas Day. It is on the pricier side at £90 (ouch!) but if you love your stationery on the fancy side then this ones for you!
Available now at Selfridges*
Yankee Candle Advent Calendars, RRP From £24.99
This year Yankee Candle are giving us not one, not two but THREE beautiful advent calendars to choose from. First up is the Wreath Advent Calendar priced at £24.99. This lovely advent includes 24 doors to open each with a scented tealight and a tealight holder. Get it for just £20 right now at Debenhams* or at Studio* for £19.99.
Finally if you want to push the boat out then go for the Yankee Candle Christmas Tower Advent Calendar*. It retails for £74.99 but you can get it for the best price at Temptation Gifts for £56.24.
Available now at selected retailers
Usborne Advent Calendar To Colour, RRP £6.99
This is a fold-out advent calendar featuring a black and white street scene, which can be coloured daily. There are doors and
windows to open, and lots of friendly mice to spot. Stand it up to
create a festive display, or fold away like a book for storage.
Popaball 12 Days Of Pimp Your Prosecco, RRP £29.99
The perfect advent calendar for Prosecco fans! Now you can enjoy a prosecco cocktail every night in the run up to Christmas! This advent contains everything you will need to give your prosecco an upgrade for the festive season!
With different flavoured Popaball's, chunky straws and of course a touch of rose gold shimmer to add to your prosecco, it is the ultimate in cocktail chic!
Happy Socks Sock Advent Calendar RRP £149.95
Now I have heard it all! Yes you read that right this is in fact... a sock advent calendar! We all know that socks are probably one of the most gifted items at Christmas time so why not treat yourself to a brand new pair every day!
This Happy Socks Advent Calendar provides you with a pair of socks daily for 24 days. These aren't just a cheap pair of socks though, Happy Socks are unique, fashion forward and built to last.
Available now exclusively at John Lewis and Partners*
Johnny Loves Rosie Jewellery Advent Calendar, RRP £55
What better way to count down the days than with the Johnny Loves Rosie jewellery advent calendar! Each day open the numbered door and find a jewellery treat waiting behind. The calendar includes a whole range of jewellery surprises including necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets and charms.
Available now at Johnny Loves Rosie*
Yankee Candle Home Inspiration Advent Calendar, RRP £15
If you can't stretch to the Yankee Candle price tag then why not go for their Home Inspiration range. They have released an advent calendar for 2018 featuring 24 tealights in a variety of 5 festive fragrances; Winter Glow, Cranberry Ice, Christmas Memories, Christmas Cookie, Macaroon Treats.
Available now at Asda George*
Curry Legend Advent Calendar, RRP £29
If you like a curry and love to cook with a bit of spice then this Curry Legend Advent Calendar is a bit of you! Behind each of the 24 windows in this double-sided Advent Calendar contains a
recipe for a classic Christmas dish, which can all be made using the 4
special Curry Legend spice blends included.
The perfect gift for any keen cook, or to treat yourself and learn new ways to spice up your seasonal cooking.
Available now at Not On The High Street*
Debenhams Coffee Advent Calendar, RRP £25
Count down the days of the festive season with this selection of
indulgent coffees in a variety of flavours. Open up a box each day to
reveal a delicious coffee treat. Each sachet of coffee is the correct
amount for a 4 cup (500ml cafetiere).
Choose from flavours such as: Tiramisu Flavour, Chocolate Flavour, Rich Hazelnut Flavour, Salted Caramel Flavour, Irish Cream Flavour, Mocha Orange Flavour, Strawberry and Cream Flavour, Amaretto Flavour, Brandy Flavour, Christmas Pudding Flavour and many more!
Currently out of stock online at Debenhams*
McVities Advent Calendar, RRP
Well that's me sorted, it's the stuff dreams are made of... a Biscuit Advent Calendar! The McVities Advent Calendar features 24 doors behind which you'll find either a Penguin bar, a mint or orange Club bar, Iced Gems or a Gold bar.
Behind door 25 there's an extra special surprise treat for Christmas day!
This is only available in store at B&M for £9.99 so head down asap as I predict a sell out with this one!
Available now instore at B&M*