Our favourite chocolate-free Advent calendars!
With Christmas just around the corner, we’re on the hunt for Advent calendars! If you’re looking for something other than overpriced chocolates, we’ve got something for you. From charms to stationery, we’ve compiled a list of alternative Advent calendars, so you won’t ever need to cave to the wave of sweets and chocolates this Christmas!
kikki.K has long been a Sassy Mama favourite. Its seriously cool Scandinavian stationery and homeware always make for lovely gifts. This year we’re swooning over its various advent calendars. Start a new family tradition and make your own advent calenders with treasure and trinkets hidden away in the Refillable Canvas Advent Calendar. Or pick up a beautiful Advent Calendar Candle – this much-loved Swedish tradition is a great way to bring the family together in the lead up to the big day itself. Oh, and we’re (not so) secretly eyeing up the Lovers Advent Calendar for ourselves which includes a mix of beautifully-designed stationery, lifestyle items and gorgeous decorations.
Available from: www.kikki-k.com
Calling all Lego fans! Lego is bringing back its Advent calendars with Lego City and Lego Friends this year, and they are always set to sell out fast. Perfect for children age 6 to 12, each box contains 24 lego models, which are great props for role-playing and bedtime stories. If you’re ordering from Toys-R-Us, shipping is available from $35.
The IKEA Winter Advent Calendar is full of fun at an affordable price. From hedgehogs to foxes, IKEA offers a wide range of cute box designs for you to make your own event calendar at home. With the accompanying stickers, you can also number the boxes however you want. Also, these adorable refillable boxes make great mini gift boxes!
How much: $99.90
Where to buy: Available in stores and online at IKEA
Here’s a treat for our environmentally-friendly Mamas! Made from durable jute material, this adorable pocket Advent calendar can be reused every year. While the pocket Advent calendar is a bit on the pricier side, it is a good investment for future Christmases too. Each pocket can be filled with any Christmas goody of your choice, and we’re loving how versatile this is! This calendar is 200cm long, so you might want to make sure there’s enough space to hang the colourful pockets up on a wall.
How much: $650
Where to buy: Available in stores and online at Petit Bazaar
Unleash your kid’s inner Clara and build a beautiful Nutcracker charm bracelet this Christmas! From stars to tiaras, each box contains a charm that your kid will be excited to discover every day. Don’t worry, the box also comes with a complementary bracelet, so if you’re looking for a beautifully decorated, no-fuss Advent calendar, this might be it!
How much: $260
Where to buy: Available in stores and online at Lane Crawford
If you are looking for a dash of colour this Christmas, check out The Advent Calendar to Colour! With a beautifully illustrated layout, this Advent calendar is perfect for your budding artists. With daily colouring tasks, kids can create a festive display and bring life to the black-and-white street. Bonus: For storage, the Advent calendar can be easily folded like a book.
How much: $60.92
Where to buy: Available online at Book Depository
Have a snowy Christmas with Alison Gardiner’s Ice Skating Advent Calendar! This Advent calendar is a family-friendly classic with 24 doors to a different festive surprise every day. Whether it be homeware or stationary, there is definitely something for everyone!
How much: $105
Where to buy: Available online at Selfridges & Co.
Featured Image courtesy of Torsten Dettlaff via Pexels, Image #1 courtesy of kikki.K, Image #2 courtesy of Toys-R-Us, Image #3 courtesy of IKEA, Image #4 courtesy of Petit Bazaar, Image #5 courtesy of Lane Crawford, Image #6 courtesy of Usbornecharlotte via Deskgram, Image #7 courtesy of Selfridges & Co.