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5 of the Best Alternative Advent Calendars

With a treat hidden behind every window what better way is there is start each day in the run up to Christmas than with an advent calendar? But sometimes a small festive shaped piece of pre-breakfast chocolate can get, dare we say it, a bit boring.

At the Present Finder we’ve been on the hunt for the best alternative advent calendars to provide you with something different to really get you excited. So if like us, you think chocolate is a little passé and that you deserve a little more excitement when it comes to counting down to the big day, these non-chocolate advent calendars will have you and the whole family covered.

Let the countdown begin!

Joe & Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar

We’re all for advent calendars full of edible treats, but rather than the traditional chocolate filled calendars, the Joe & Seph's Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar hides delicious snack sized bags of handmade popcorn behind every door. Not only will you discover 12 irresistible flavours, including Toffee Apple & Cinnamon, Banoffee Pie, Raspberry Cheesecake and salted Caramel as you count your way down to Christmas but there’s also some of the corniest jokes to get you popping with excitement.

The Snaffling Pig Co. Pork Scratching Advent Calendar

The perfect advent calendar for those that like their treats savoury and crunchy. In fact, you'll be wishing away the days before Christmas in order to get your hands on the next delicious crispy pack of pork scratchings that lie in wait behind the 24 doors. And with an assortment of 6 flavours that includes: Pigs in Blankets, Low & Slow BBQ, Marvellous Maple, Black Pepper, Salt 'N' Vinegar and Perfectly Salted, we wouldn’t blame you.

Cath Kidston Beauty Advent Calendar

A favourite from last year the Cath Kidston Advent Calendar has been given a fresh new look for 2019. More than just an advent calendar, this is the perfect pampering gift for that someone special. Open up the double-sided box tied with a red scarlet ribbon, and inside are 24 numbered windows behind which lies your surprise Cath Kidston beauty gems. With a selection of hand creams, lip balms, body lotions, bath fizzers and more you’ll be looking and feeling amazing when the 25th rolls around.

Harry Potter Advent Potter

If the lead up to Christmas wasn’t already magical enough then the Harry Potter Advent Calendar will add an extra sparkle to your Christmas countdown that won’t be forgotten any time soon. A must have gift for Harry Potter fans of any age, they will wake up every morning to a bit of magic and find out what Hogwarts inspired surprise lies behind each window.

Ski Chalet Cosmetic Advent Calendar

Who needs chocolate when you can look this fantastic counting down the days to Christmas. Behind each of the 24 doors of this Ski Chalet Cosmetic Advent Calendar sits a new beauty treat from leading brand Technic, so you can get glam throughout the festive season. with 24 different Technic cosmetics and accessories from lip gloss to mascara and a bronzing compact to nail varnish, it’s a great way to have fun getting ready for all those Christmas parties.


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