It’s the most exciting time of the year and I’m kicking off the Festive Season with a fabulous Advent Calendar Gift Guide!
Advent calendars have come such a long way since I was a little girl in the 80s. Even though I absolutely loved the chocolate calendars, the one that I remember the most is the traditional cardboard door calendars. The ones with no chocolates inside just a really Christmassy picture, just thinking about it gives me goosebumps (in a good way).
Here are my top picks for Advent Calendars this year.
Winter Village Advent Calendar £9.00
I absolutely adore this advent calendar by Flamingo Paperie and think they have taken the traditional card calendar and updated it with an elegant modern twist, still keeping the festive magic alive. The quality of this calendar is just stunning, there are 24 beautifully illustrated cardboard characters for you to pop out and slot into each day during the countdown to Christmas – I think this calendar would make a gorgeous gift as the nice thing is you can bring it out every year and reuse.
Reindeer Party Advent Calendar Cards £2.75
This is the first Advent Calendar Christmas card I have come across and I love it, what a great idea and something so unusual! This is the perfect two in one Christmas gift – a card and calendar in one, what’s not to like.
Again, the quality of the card is amazing, the detail within the illustrations is beautiful. If you haven’t already, go and check out Flamingo Paperie, they have some gorgeous cards, calendars, thank you notes and other festive delights.
Reindeer Balloon Christmas Advent Calendar £20.00
I’m always looking for a fun way to celebrate Christmas and love to decorate the house for the children. This year I found the most exciting way to countdown the days until Christmas with this fabulous Reindeer Balloon Christmas Advent Calendar by a brilliant company called Bubblegum Balloons.co.uk.
I think the reindeer balloon bunting is such a fun way to start the day, I know Amelie and Charlie will love coming down the stairs each morning to pop Rudolph’s nose. Each red balloon contains a chocolate treat when popped. The reindeers are of course numbered and they arrive pre-stuffed with a chocolate making it super simple to assemble.
Bubblegum Balloons.co.uk have such a brilliant and festive range of Advent Calendars, Elf balloons, bunting and so much more, the quality is outstanding and I just love how Christmassy everything is.
Up to Snow Good Advent Calendar £8.00
For all you chocolate lovers out there who cannot resist thick creamy gorgeous chocolate, this calendar is not just for the children. The Hotel Chocolat Up to Snow Good Advent Calendar is so cute, behind each door is a festive character to enjoy. This calendar is such a good deal and the chocolate is extremely scrumptious.
L.O.L. Surprise! OOTD Outfit Of the Day £29.99
My goodness, this is every L.O.L Surprise! fan’s ultimate dream. An advent calendar with fun fashion surprises for each day of the month. This calendar comes with an L.O.L Surprise! Doll and all of the accessories and outfits you could possibly imagine. If you have an L.O.L fan in your house you will know how exciting this calendar is, and to be honest I absolutely love it when Amelie receives an L.O.L Surprise! Doll I can’t wait to see which one she gets, which outfit it comes with and if she is a colour change doll.
Although the price is on the more expensive side to spend on an advent calendar I do think it is a great idea and it’s not really just an advent calendar it is more of a gift. Your little L.O.L fan will love tearing the doors open and mixing/matching outfits and accessories, adding to their collection, they will have tons of fun with this gift.
Playmobil Advent Calendar Jewel Thief Police Operation £19.99
This is absolutely amazing, Charlie would have a fit if this rocked up on 1st December. He is obsessed with Playmobil Police sets and I think this is just brilliant!
What I love about Playmobil is you can add to this collection time after time to provide hours of entertainment. This is not a one off gimmicky calendar, the quality is fantastic there are so many advent calendars to choose from and it’s the perfect gift for any Playmobil fan. This particular calendar comes with so many fun accessories as well as the policeman, motorbike and lots more surprises.
And there you have it, my top picks to start the festive countdown.
Disclaimer: **Collaboration Post, some items have been gifted in exchange for an honest review**