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
    13th December 2018 / 10:48 pm

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

  2. Susan B
    17th December 2018 / 10:39 am

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

  3. Ruth Harwood
    17th December 2018 / 10:43 am

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

  4. Rachel Craig
    30th December 2018 / 3:31 am

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

  5. Cindy Gillespie
    6th January 2019 / 5:08 pm

    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
    24th February 2019 / 9:04 pm

    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
    4th March 2019 / 10:26 am

    Neices birthday soon – lots of inspiration for me thanks

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