5 Unique Advent Calendars That Aren’t Chocolate

Love having an advent calendar but not a big chocolate fan?

Very few things are sure to put you in the Christmassy mood than opening the first door on your advent calendar. Before you arrive at that warm fuzzy moment though, there’s the very serious matter of picking the perfect calendar for you. Nobody wants 24 days of surprises they don’t like, right? Luckily the 2020 options are plentiful and diverse in range. Get inspired with these 5 unique advent calendars available from businesses in Nottingham city centre.

Molton Brown

Inspired by the roaring twenties, Molton Brown’s advent calendar oozes luxury. Packed with limited edition fragrances, bathing classics and much more; this calendar will make every day feel like a mini Christmas. It’s essentially like receiving a new present every day and who doesn’t want that? If this is the advent calendar for you, then you’ll be glad to know that it’s available for click and collect directly from the Molton Brown shop on St Peter’s Gate. Give the team a call on 01159581752 to get started.

Holland & Barrett

This ones for the tea lovers out there. The Off black advent calendar from Holland & Barrett celebrates colour and wants you to experience bold flavours outside of the standard black tea. Drink your way through 12 tasty flavours of tea (two of each) ranging from the classics to contemporary delights.

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The Works

This modern advent calendar with a craft twist will get your little ones truly in the Christmas spirit. With 12 activities to enjoy, this calendar is sure to bring out your child’s crafty side (in a good way of course, we wouldn’t want to upset Santa!). Not only is this calendar fun for kids but we think its great for parents looking to spend some quality time with their family in the holiday season. If you’re looking for a fun, creative and family focused advent calendar this Christmas then you won’t go far wrong with this one. Have fun! 

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The Body Shop

The Body Shop’s ‘Ultimate’ advent calendar is, well, the ultimate advent calendar for beauty and skincare fans. Unlike some other calendars, this one goes the whole stretch and includes a door for Christmas day. From face masks to moisturisers, lush lip butters; every day reveals a unique surprise that’s perfect for pampering. This one is certainly one of the more luxurious advent calendars out their, but if you can splurge then your future you will thank you for it.

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John Lewis & Partners

Add a little sparkle to your Christmas countdown with this Jewellery advent calendar from John Lewis & Partners. Designed in collaboration with up and coming British fashion illustrator Megan St Clair, the calendar is made up of gold and silver-plated jewellery that can be mixed and matched depending on what Christmas look you’re feeling that day. You can also expect to find semi-precious stones and stunning pendants which can be interchanged. If the idea of waking up to a beautiful new accessory every day in the lead up to Christmas sounds nice then this is the advent calendar for you. At the time of writing, you should be able to pick this up via click and collect if you’re looking to avoid those pesky delivery waiting times. 

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At this point we should probably point out that we don’t have anything against chocolate. There’s countless chocolatiers in the city we could name that will have a superb selection of advent calendars for the traditionalists out there… but that’s for another article. If you’re looking for something different this year then you won’t be disappointed with the above offerings. Whatever you go for, we hope each of those little doors fill your days with joy this December.

If you're still looking for ways to get into the Christmas spirit, take a look at our guide of five ways to enjoy Christmas in Nottingham. We've also got you covered for Christmas jumper ideas and a Christmas cookie recipe, so you can really start to get festive.


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