Alternative Advent calenders gift guide

I thought I would do something a bit different this year and put together a list of different advent calendars. My kids have always had chocolate calendars every year, without fail. I have been sent a selection of advent calendars that I would love to share with you especially if you are looking to try something different too. If you have had or tried any of these in the past I would love for you to comment down below and let me know what you thought of them and if they were worth the price tag.

I have looked online and will be linking the websites with the lowest price I can find.

Playmobil Christmas ball for ages 4+

Lots of accessories hiding behind each door to create a beautiful Christmas ball.

This is perfect for all the little Playmobil fans out there. I have found this for £13.99 click here.


Playmobil 18months +

Christmas in the forest with Christmas figures, animals and accessories behind every door.

Cheapest I have found is on Amazon for £19.99 click here.

Smiggle 6+

I have always secretly wanted one of these for myself, so I was thrilled to be sent one for Lydia to check out.

At the moment these are on sale for £18 in-store or £20 online with an option of adding additional calendars at a reduced rate. here.

So Free

No Milk, Gluten-free, suitable for Vegans

 Free Organic Fairtrade Dairy Free Milk Chocolate Alternative Advent Calendars. You can find these here and they are also eligible for 15% off

Pact Coffee advent calendar

For all of you coffee lovers out there. I was sent this one for you! 25 bags of 18g sachets of grounded coffee for your Christmas countdown. I am giving this one to my grandparents. You will also get a limited edition tea towel when purchasing this product.  .


*These products were gifted to me in return for inclusion on my blog*


  1. Laura Wheatley

    I would be happy with all this!! wonder if its too late for hints lol

  2. Susan B

    A useful list, thank you. The Corks game is new to me.

  3. Ruth Harwood

    Older teens are so hard to buy for, and there are some great ideas here, thanks xx

  4. Rachel Craig

    Always nice to get ideas for gifts (Christmas, Birthdays, etc). Thanks for the information.

  5. Cindy Gillespie

    I wish I had read this before Christmas as there are some really fab ideas for older teens and adults here. I love the Chilly’s bottle as I am also trying to be more eco conscious and it’s good for teenagers to know they are helping the environment too. Also, I have never heard of the game ‘Corks’ which sounds really good fun. I think I might have to buy a couple of these items for birthday presents. Thank you for featuring them.

  6. Kayleigh Watkins

    Great ideas, my son was 14 this Christmas and it was so hard buying for him, luckily he wanted a gaming desk and gaming chair, a bmx, clothes and stocking fillers xx

  7. Margaret Gallagher

    Neices birthday soon – lots of inspiration for me thanks

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