Spoil your loved ones with our Top 10 unique advent calendars in 2014 to outshine the rest and make those 24 days on the run up to Christmas that little bit more exciting!
As a child I remember the countdown to the 1st December being such an exciting time. The advent Calendars when I was little consisted of a pretty Christmas scene with doors to open each day displaying a picture of a Christmas image and if we were lucky a chocolate behind the windows. Advent calendars now amaze me from luxury chocolate calendars to lavish and unique calendars that are designed to pamper, indulge and surprise you every day through December until the big man arrives. Advent Calendars come in all shapes and sizes with price tags to match. I have found some of the most unique calendars to suit tots, teens and the big kids at heart.
Below we have added another 10 unique advent calendars for 2015, maybe you could check them out too!
Unique Advent Calendars for Tots
Wow Toys educational Advent Calendar
Give your preschooler a treat every day with Wow Toys educational advent calendar.Each day in the lead up to Christmas, every window opens to reveal a super cute figure that any boy and girl would love. Collect all the figures and when Christmas approaches you get the added bonus of a Limited edition push along Police car, exclusive figures and a build your own tree and snowman. This is the only unique Advent Calendar I know of that provides a toy each day that is suitable for ages1 to 5 years. This is a fantastic value for money Advent Calendar that doubles up into a complete Toy set. A perfect gift for the run up to Christmas day that will last long after the big day itself.
Wow Toys Educational Advent calendar contains the following:
- 24 Cute toys; 1 for each day in the countdown to Christmas
- 1 Push- along Police car
- 1 fun-filled activity booklet
- Age 1-5 Years – RRP:£19.99
Advent for Boys & Girls
Playmobil for Christmas 2014 have not one, but 4 Playmobil Advent calendars to spoil your little ones with.
Choose from the follow playmobil advent calendars
- Santas Workshop
- Unicorn Fairyland
- Dragon’s Treasure Battle
- Pony Farm
We all know kids love a chocolate calendar, giving the choice I am sure a Playmobil Calendar would get their vote, I know they certainly get my son’s! We choose the Santas workshop Advent calendar to test out , this calendar is perfect if you are a collector or just fancy collecting and building up a lovely Advent scene to have out on display at Christmas.
All the Playmobil Advent calendars contain a unique surprise piece each day to build up a lovely themed scene to keep to play with long after Christmas has ended.
The Advent Calendar “Santa’s Workshop” contains twenty-four surprise items for each day of Advent to form a gift that will keep on giving long after the holidays have passed. Set includes Santa figure, two elves and one angel figure, reindeer with sleigh, gifts, assorted toys, wheelbarrow, basket, and additional accessories to build a complete Santa’s Workshop. Once all the pieces are revealed, experience even more fun with the bonus PLAYMOBIL memory game.
Santas Workshop Advent calendar contains the following:
- Santa figure
- two elves
- one Angel figure
- Reindeer with Sleigh
- wheelbarrow, basket & additional accessories
- Bonus Playmobil memory game
- Age range 5 – 10 years – RRP:£18.99 each.
Lego Star Wars 2014 Advent Calendar
Even though I do not have this years Lego star wars Advent calendar, we did have last years themed calendar and my son thoroughly enjoyed collecting the figures & pieces day by day to make a Star Wars themed Christmas Advent scene, It includes some great collectable star wars figures, this year you even get an exclusive Darth Vader wearing a santa hat!
Lego Star Wars Advent calendar contains the following:
- 7 Minifigures
- Fold out Playmat
- Christmas themed Darth Vader
- 3 droids
AAT, AV-7 Anti Vehicle Cannon, Vulture Droid, Jedi Starfighter, TIE Fighter, Lukes Landspeeder, Snowspeeder, Christmas Speeder Bike and an Imperial Shuttle.
Age Range 6+ – RRP £24.99
Chocolate advent treat for Teens
You can always rely on Thorntons to deliver some of the tastiest chocolate treats you can buy. This Christmas they have not let us down producing a unique Advent calendars for the little kids, the big kids and those who wish they still were kids! I have chosen the Thorntons Smile Advent Calendar as my choice for our Teens, It went down a treat with mine.This new Advent calendar features a fun game to play, simply spin the wheel to find the correct number to open. Once you have found the window, they are fun questions to answer whilst enjoying these melt in the mouth chocolate smiles, with a special chocolate treat for Christmas day!
The Smiles Calendar is available from Thorntons at the following price.
Advent for the Lady in your life
With the nights getting darker and our homes getting ready for Christmas, the Yankee Candle Advent Calendar is a perfect gift to keep our homes cosy and feel all Christmassy!
The collectable Calendar from Yankee Candle counts us down to the big day with a gift of a tea light candle each day. With the following fragrances your home is not going to look like Christmas but smell like Christmas too:
Yankee Candle Advent calendar contains the following:
- Angel’s Wings
- Snowflake Cookie
- Cranberry Ice
- Christmas Cookie
- Christmas Garland
- RRP: £21.99
Enjoy the surprise of not knowing what fragrance will appear in every window you open. A treat that keeps on giving!
The Luxury Advent Calendars
The Thorntons Continental Advent Calendar looks amazing and the chocolates taste even better! Every window hides a rich,european-inspired chocolate for you to enjoy, from nutty pralines to velvety truffles, all coated in Thorntons delicious milk, dark and white chocolate. Look out for that added little surprise you will find on Christmas Day.
This Calendar looks as if it will cost at least double the price.
If you want top class, high quality and more importantly indulgent, delicious, creamy chocolate then where better to look than Hotel Chocolat as they know more than a few things when it comes to making some of the finest chocolate I have tasted.
The Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar is suitable for all from 9 to 90! The Advent Calendar features 24 fabulous christmas Sculptures including Reindeer, snowmen, penguins and enchanted Christmas Trees to name a few. All made from delicious Mellow and 40% milk chocolate.
RRP at £12.50
This little Beauty is an very Unique advent calendar from one of my favourite brands Benefit. I have not seen this in stores but I have used plenty of the products in the past and do not leave the house without my Lemon aid colour correcting eyelid primer!
Benefit Beauty Advent calendar contains the following:
- “that gal”7.5ml
- POREfessional 7.5ml
- benetint 2.5ml
- high beam 2.5ml
- chachatint 2.5ml
- posietint 2.5ml
- stay flawless mini
- they’re real! mini
- ultra plush in dandelion mini
- ultra plush lip gloss in A-lister mini
- ultra plush lip gloss in fauxmance mini
- BADgal lash mini
- stay don’t stray in light/medium mini
- fake up in 02 medium mini
- it’s potent! eye cream mini
- total moisture facial cream mini
- ooh la lift mini
- watt’s up! mini
- beauty sticky notes
- doodle pad
- heart-shaped paper clips
- pinky, polka-dot hair tie
- elastic hair band with bow charm
- metallic silvery hair tie
The £60 price tag may seem a little expensive but the unique advent contains some of the best-selling benefit products. So well worth it! Perfect for a Benefit enthusiast or even someone who is new to the brand to sample some of their products! I would llove to open the windows on this stunning calendar.
Ta dah! It’s the No7 Beauty Calendar
With the Magic of Boots No7 this Christmas, you will go to the Christmas Ball!
If you can get hold of one of these the first ever No7 Advent calendar then you must be a magician. These are flying off the shelves as soon as they are restocked.
The calendar includes a selection of their best selling products, one behind each window with a little quote for that day.With an amazing worth value of £135, this Beauty Calendar makes a great treat for yourself. I hope I can perform some magic to get mine before the 1st December!
A Twist on Tradition – Sweet Treats Advent Box 2014
Every year Sweet Treats love to release their Christmas Advent boxes. This is the first time I have managed to have one of the Calendars in my grasp to see just how stunning and special these Advent boxes are.
Each large craft box is filled with 24 candy striped bags individually numbered and filled with treats including:
- Santa Chocolates
- Candy necklaces
- Cadburys finger of fudge
These Advent boxes are gift wrapped and individually labelled with a cute candy cane for decoration, to eat too of course! Sweet Memory Lane is a traditional family run sweet shop with a very modern twist. They are UK based in the lovely market town of Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire. Ashby treats also sell traditional sweets online.
However you count down the days to Christmas, be sure to give yourself a few little treats.
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