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The Best Advent Calendars 2023

November 3, 2023

We love Christmas and have been on the look out for the best Advent Calendars for 2023! As we wave goodbye to Halloween, a new wave of advent calendars has hit the shelves, ready to delight both the young and the young at heart. From delicious treats to captivating surprises, this year’s selection promises to make each day of December an exciting surprise. We have searched high and low and can now unveil the best advent calendars for 2023. There is something for all the family, even your dog!

It’s a Beautiful Day

Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2023 – RRP £250

Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar showing products

The Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2023 is a must-have for beauty enthusiasts. A true embodiment of luxury, this calendar offers a daily dose of pampering and indulgence in the countdown to the holidays. Behind each door, you’ll discover carefully selected high-end beauty products from renowned brands, spanning skincare, makeup, and fragrances. With its iconic Liberty design, this calendar not only adds a touch of elegance to your holiday decor but also provides a delightful way to explore a diverse range of beauty treasures. It’s the perfect gift to yourself or a loved one, promising a month of self-care and discovery during the festive season.

One for the boys

Look Fantastic Men’s Grooming Advent Calendar – RRP £80

Mens grooming advent calendar

The Look Fantastic Men’s Grooming Advent Calendar is a fantastic treat for modern gentlemen looking to elevate their grooming routine just in time for Christmas. Behind each door, you’ll uncover a carefully curated selection of premium grooming essentials. This advent calendar is designed to help men look and feel their best, providing an opportunity to explore and enjoy an array of high-quality products from top-notch brands. With its sleek design and contents tailored for men’s grooming needs, it’s a perfect way to indulge and upgrade your daily routine in the countdown to the festive celebrations.

Pamper time

Awesome Botanical Self-Care Pamper Advent Calendar – Bath Lovers – RRP £99

Bath advent calendar

The Awesome Botanical Self-Care Pamper Advent Calendar for Bath Lovers is a perfect gift for those who appreciate the art of relaxation or who really need to relax. This calendar offers a month of pampering and self-care with a unique selection of botanical-infused bath and body products. Each day brings a new surprise, from bath bombs and luxurious bath salts to scented candles and essential oils, all designed to transform your bath time into a tranquil spa experience. With its thoughtfully crafted contents and beautiful packaging, it’s the perfect way to unwind, rejuvenate, and escape the holiday hustle and bustle while celebrating the spirit of self-care.

Have a Gin-tastic Christmas!

Sous Chef 12 Days of Gin – RRP £49.99

Gin Advent calendars have been around for a few years and we love the one from Sous Chef – it’s 12 days of Christmas rather than 24 days but we think that it’s all about quality over quantity when it comes to gin! It’s one for those who enjoy the finer spirits in life!


An Eco-Conscious Advent

PLAYin Choc 12-day Advent Calendar – RRP £49.99

Eco-friendly advent calendar featuring chocolates and toys

The PLAYin Choc 12-day Advent Calendar is for those who want to count down the festive season with a touch of eco-conscious sweetness. Behind each door, you’ll discover an organic and allergen-free chocolate treat. These ethically sourced chocolates are accompanied by fun and educational, biodegradable toy figurines. This makes it a unique and sustainable choice for those who care about the environment. The PLAYin Choc Advent Calendar offers a playful twist on the traditional countdown to Christmas while promoting sustainability and ethical consumption—a perfect blend of joy and responsibility during the holiday season.

Toys and More Toys

Playmobil Horses of Waterfall Advent Calendar RRP £24.99

playmobil horse advent calendar

Playmobil advent calendars are a holiday tradition that brings imaginative play to the Christmas countdown. Each day, children open a door to discover a tiny Playmobil figure, accessory, or scene piece. They can add these to a festive scene that unfolds as December progresses. These advent calendars are not only a source of excitement but also a creative way for kids to build stories, spark their imagination, and create cherished holiday memories. Whether it’s a winter wonderland, a traditional festive scene, or an exciting rescue mission, Playmobil advent calendars offer a delightful way for children to engage in festive play. Our favourite this year is the horse-themed ‘Horses of Waterfall’.

Fostering Imagination 

Plus-Plus Advent Calendar – RRP £29.99

Toy advent calendar with boy playing

The Plus-Plus Advent Calendar is a creative and engaging way to make the festive season even more exciting for kids. Behind each door, children will find colourful, interlocking Plus-Plus building pieces that can be used to construct a variety of imaginative designs and creations. This calendar combines the joy of discovery with the thrill of hands-on play, fostering creativity and fine motor skills development. It’s a perfect choice for young builders and problem solvers who love a daily dose of constructive fun as they count down to Christmas.

A Craft-Filled December

Pom Stitch Tassel 12 Days of Christmas – RRP £32

Pom Pom craft advent calendar

Although there are not as many ‘doors’ as some of the Advent calendars we have featured, we had to include this in our roundup of the best Advent calendars. Behind each door, you have the opportunity to make a pom-pom Christmas tree decoration. This whimsical concept brings back memories of a more traditional childhood and is a great way to spend time crafting with your child this December.

Teenage Bookworms

Disney’s Twisted Tale Advent Calendar – RRP £23.99

Disney book advent calendar

The Twisted Tales Advent Calendar from Disney invites fans to embark on a unique and enchanting countdown to Christmas. Behind each numbered door, you’ll find a captivating story twist inspired by beloved Disney characters and classic tales. This immersive advent calendar takes you on imaginative journeys where the familiar meets the unexpected. It offers fresh narratives that capture the essence of Disney magic. It’s a perfect blend of tradition and innovation, giving fans of all ages the chance to explore a world where fairy tales take on intriguing and imaginative twists with every turn of the calendar page.

Time for a Spot of Retro

Build Your Own Pinball Machine Advent Calendar – RRP £24.99

Pinball advent calendar

The Build Your Own Pinball Machine Advent Calendar is a thrilling twist on the traditional countdown to Christmas. Behind each numbered door, you’ll find pieces to construct your very own mini pinball machine. With step-by-step instructions, this calendar offers an engaging and hands-on experience for both kids and adults alike. It’s a unique and interactive way to make the holiday season even more exciting. It combines the joy of anticipation with the satisfaction of building your own arcade-style game. Get ready for a month of fun challenges and gaming nostalgia as you assemble and enjoy your homemade pinball machine.

Anyone for a Cuppa Tea?

Bird & Blend Tea Co. Advent Calendar RRP £38

tea advent calendar

The Bird & Blend Tea Co. Advent Calendar is a delicious treat for tea enthusiasts. It’s for those seeking a unique and interesting way to count down to Christmas. Behind each door, you’ll discover an assortment of premium loose-leaf teas and innovative tea blends. From classic favourites to exclusive holiday-inspired flavours, this calendar offers a daily dose of warmth and relaxation. There is even a caffeine-free version available. It’s the perfect way to embark on a journey throughout December, savouring the comforting and aromatic experience of Bird & Blend teas.

Afternoon Tea Sorted

Bonne Maman Advent Calendar – RRP £33

jam advent calendar

The Bonne Maman Advent calendar takes you on a journey through the world of gourmet jams and preserves. Behind each numbered door, you’ll find a miniature jar of Bonne Maman’s renowned jams, featuring an array of lovely flavours like strawberry, apricot, raspberry, and more. This calendar offers a deliciously sweet countdown to Christmas, allowing you to savour a different jam each day. It’s a perfect treat for those who appreciate the art of preserving and the simple joy of spreading a little sweetness during the holiday season.

Long Hair? No Problem

byEloise Advent Calendar – RRP £59

hair bobble advent calendar

Indulge yourself or a cherished someone with the gift of a stunning advent calendar featuring twelve of the most beloved classic and festive byEloise Bangle Bands. Designed to adorn your hair or wrist this holiday season, each door unveils a thoughtfully chosen Bangle Band. The calendar is brimming with a variety of colours and designs. This gorgeous calendar, valued at £84.80 when purchased individually, is the perfect way to add a touch of elegance and festivity to your December.

Vegan Happiness

Vegan advent calendar

HAPPi Oat Milk Advent Calendar – RRP £15

HAPPi Oat Milk Advent Calendars offer a tasty and dairy-free twist on the classic holiday tradition. Behind each door, you’ll discover a delightful assortment of oat milk-based treats and surprises. This makes it a perfect choice for those with a dairy intolerance or allergy or a preference for plant-based indulgences. The creamy chocolates in this calendar bring a unique spin to the festive season, ensuring everyone can enjoy a joyful Christmas countdown with a dairy-free twist.


NOMO Advent Calendar – RRP £5

NOMO Advent calendar

The NOMO Advent Calendar is a real treat for those with a sweet tooth and dietary restrictions. NOMO, short for “No Missing Out,” ensures that everyone can enjoy the festive season without compromising on taste or dietary requirements. This advent calendar is a perfect choice for vegans, those with lactose intolerance, dairy allergies, or just about anyone who appreciates the rich, creamy goodness of chocolate. With NOMO, counting down to Christmas is a delicious and inclusive experience for all.

Chocoholics Dream come True

Wikedly Welsh Chocolate Advent Calendar – RRP £19.99

chocolate advent calendar on table with a reindeer


If you love good chocolate, then this is the one for you. The chocolate is absolutely delicious! Each day leading up to Christmas, you can indulge in a delicious chocolate surprise, crafted with care and infused with the rich flavours of Wales. With its charming design, this calendar is a perfect way to sweeten the countdown to the most magical time of the year.

A Sweet Tooth

Swizzels – RRP £5

Sweet Advent Calendar

The Swizzels advent calendar is a sweet lover’s dream come true. Within this calendar, you’ll find a selection of classic Swizzels sweets and treats, making it a delicious way to count down to Christmas. From Drumstick lollies to Love Hearts and other iconic confections, this advent calendar brings a nostalgic and sugary touch to the holiday season. It’s a perfect choice for those who cherish the taste of retro sweets and enjoy a daily dose of sweet surprises throughout December.

What about the pets?

Pure Pet Food Feliz Navidog Advent Calendar – RRP £10.99

Pure Pet Food’s Feliz Navidog Advent Calendar is a heartwarming way to include your furry family members in the holiday festivities. This special advent calendar for dogs offers a daily treat that is not only delicious but also healthy, ensuring that your four-legged friend enjoys the holiday season without compromising their well-being. Each day, a nutritious and tasty surprise awaits behind the numbered doors, making it a paw-some way to count down to Christmas with your faithful companion by your side.

Whether you are looking for an advent calendar for yourself, your partner, your child, or your fury friend, we have you covered with our tried and tested selection. We wish each and every one of you a great December and run up to Christmas Day. Let’s count down in style this year!


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*Prices correct at time of publication


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