Our favourite advent calendars for the festive season

Our favourite advent calendars for the festive season
Advent calendars have come so far in recent years.

Gone are the days of having to resort to cheap, plastic-tasting chocolate in your advent calendar. There are a variety of calendars available holding delightful treasures – here are our top picks.

Pukka Herbs Tea

Tea lovers are bound to rejoice at an advent calendar dedicated to the beverage. The Pukka Herbs Tea Advent Calendar includes 24 different organic herbal teas made from organically grown and ethically sourced ingredients. Plus, you’ll be giving back to the planet, with 1% of sales going towards environmental causes.

Images: Instagram / @pukkaherbsaustralia

Ilchester Cheese

There are 24 cheeses in nine different varieties in this moreish pack. Each sample of cheese comes with its own cheesy joke to enjoy too.

Image: Instagram / @ilchestercheese

Bonne Maman

We love this adorable advent calendar containing Bonne Maman preserves, which includes unique flavours such as cherry and elderflower, lemon and yuzu, and fig and cardamom. We’re particularly fond of the sweet Christmas-themed illustrations.

Jo Malone

If you’re ready to splurge this Christmas, it’s hard to go past the Jo Malone calendar. This super luxe option includes colognes, bath & body products and miniature candles from the iconic fragrance brand.


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Mecca Max Beauty-Full Days

There are many stunning advent calendars for beauty products, but Mecca Max’s offering filled with 12 mini cosmetic must-haves is particularly mesmerising!

Koko Black

If you still can’t go past chocolate in an advent calendar, Koko Black has you covered with its two sweet offerings. The All Star advent calendar contains 25 of Koko’s best pralines, while Twelve Starry Nights is filled with 12 delicious surprises in keepsake draws.

Drinks by the Dram 12 Days of Gin

Don’t think we haven’t noticed how much MiNDFOOD readers love their gin! This advent calendar is perfect for all you gin junkies out there, with its 12 wax-sealed 30ml drams of gin in different varieties.


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