I have a list of some fabulous alternative advent calendars ideas for the whole family for you today!
I’ve always loved advent calendars, as a child they used to really add to the excitement of Christmas and act as a small compensation for having to actually wait for Christmas to arrive!
Here are some ideas of different advent calendars that you could try out this year for everyone in the family! Some of these I was sent to include in this list and some of the links below are affiliate links where I earn a small amount if you purchase through the link.
Advent calendar ideas for children and teenagers
I love this advent calendar from VTech, the VTech Toot Toot Animals advent calendar for 2017. It’s just so cute and colourful and that reindeer is so sweet. I actually currently have a giveaway live to win a Toot Toot animals advent calendar, so pop over and try to win if you like the look of it!
I love the cloth advent calendars that you can fill yourself. If you have one with big pockets or you are doing little wrapped gifts for advent, then how about some gorgeous Christmas/Disney themed itty bittys from Hallmark? They really are lovely and a lot of fun, I would probably end up wanting to keep them myself though! You can buy all sorts of different ones, they’re available to buy from Amazon.
For the Frozen lovers – DISNEY Frozen Advent Calendar with 24 Surprise Gifts
Children and possibly even teenagers too if they’re still into Lego, will love the 2017 Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar! (Affiliate Link) My boys used to love these when they were younger.
How about a beauty advent calendar for the teenagers? I would have LOVED one when I was younger, well I still do to be honest. This one from Find Me A Gift has a great mix of products and you can see on the back exactly what is in it if you wish. Helpful for those that are buying them and if those receiving them want to keep it as a surprise they can just not look at the back.
If you want to see what is inside this one, pop to the Find Me A Gift site where you can also buy it. I expect a lot of adults would be happy to receive this calendar too.
Not a make-up fan? Then this Haribo advent calendar (affiliate link) would be great for both boys and girls – or adults! It’s pretty huge and has a Haribo treat inside every door for you to enjoy. Perfect for those who prefer sweets to chocolate.
I’m a big fan of this SIX Christmas Advent Calendar 24 Girls Jewellery Surprise Gifts (affiliate link) one! A piece of Christmas themed jewellery every day aimed at girls, although I’m a big kid and love it ha! Click the link above to go see what’s inside the advent calendar, as I’m avoiding being a spoil sport!
Hot Wheels DXH60 Advent Calendar 2017 (Affiliate Link)
Alternative Advent Calendar Ideas for Men and Women
The children shouldn’t have all the fun, I love that advent calendars cater for adults as well. How about this fabulous Heart & Home Soy Blend Candle advent calendar? A different tealight candle for every day up until Christmas, all with gorgeous scents to make your festively decorated home smell as good as it looks!
You can buy this advent calendar on the Heart and Home website and have a sneaky peek to see what’s inside.
I really like this 12 days of Christmas beauty advent calendar from Find Me A Gift. It has hand cream, bath salts and fizzer, lip balms and more inside it. Perfect for adults or teenagers too.
Tea lover, then why not try the English Tea Shop Organic Blue Advent Calendar?
An Advent Calendar for All The Family To Share
Although not officially an ‘advent calendar’, this gorgeous Elf and Seek Festive Countdown from The Little Treats Bakery full of gingerbread elves is the perfect alternative. Especially if like my youngest you LOVE gingerbread. This one is a fun idea for the whole family to get involved with hiding the gingerbread elves all over the house and taking it in turns to be the one who gets to munch him all up.
Advent Calendar Ideas for The Family Pet:
Advent calendar for dogs
Advent Calendar for Cats
Advent calendar for small animals – guinea pigs/hamsters/rabbits/rats etc
Such a long list I know but, hopefully something in here for everyone! What’s your favourite one and will you be getting your pet an advent calendar?!