Best Advent Calendars | 2018

It might be 3 months until Christmas, but it is only 2 months until you can open the first door on your advent calendar!

The 1st December marks the start of the countdown to Christmas, let the excitement commence!

Here are some of my 2018 favourites, whether you love crisps, candles, beer or cheese….There is an advent calendar for you!


Winter in Venice Advent Calendar £49.99

What a great way to start your countdown to Christmas with this gorgeous Advent Calendar filled with a collection of toiletries in five signature scents. Behind each door lies a handy travel size toiletry product from vitamin enriched lotions, body butters, shower gels, bubble bath, fizzers, and salts. Also, all of their toiletries are free from sulphates, parabens, minerals, paraffins and DEA. The PERFECT advent calendar for someone who loves travelling!

Buttermilk Fudge Advent Calendar £14.99

Behind each door you’ll find an assortment of individually-wrapped treats along with fun festive charade challenges! Enjoy Mince Pie, Rum Hot Chocolate and Gingerbread crumbly fudge. You’ll also get an indulgent bar of Caramel Sea Salt fudge covered with milk chocolate.

Christmas Tree Beer Advent Calendar £85

Remember the childhood excitement of opening a new advent window every morning and the anticipation of enjoying what was hidden behind it? Well now you can recreate that but with something a lot more fun; delicious British beer! The only beer Christmas tree in the world!

Pringles Advent Calendar B&M £8

The calendar has 12 doors to countdown to Christmas, where you’ll find a 40g tub of Pringles behind each one! They come with a range of popular Pringles’ flavours including original, salt and vinegar and sour cream.

Yankee Candle Fold Out Advent Calendar £34.99

This festive Advent Calendar is full of sparkle and festive flair. Beautifully boxed for gift giving, this clever calendar opens up to reveal a magical holiday scene.

Aspen Forest Wooden Advent Calendar £29.99

Inspired by the frosted forests of Aspen, the white mini calendar cabinet is snow dusted and adorned with woodland silhouettes. With 3 LEDs radiating a warm white glow, this whimsical Christmas decoration will transport you to a magical winter wonderland in no time!

Candy Kittens Advent Calendar £12

Life’s too short for boring advent calendars! Welcome to the most gourmet, vegan advent calendar you’ll ever eat. Chocolate is so last year anyway.

Marshmallow Advent Calendar £15

The World’s first gourmet Marshmallow Advent Calendar returns – and it’s even better than last year!

Behind each door, you’ll find sumptuous alternating flavours which include: Salted Caramel, Candy Floss, Strawberry Cream, Gingerbread, Mint Choc Chip & S’mores! The milk chocolate spoon behind door 25 will make a delicious real hot chocolate drink and includes a classic Vanilla Bean marshmallow to be dropped on top, dunked, or just scoffed – we won’t judge!

The Gourmet Marshmallow Advent Calendar completely SOLD OUT last year, so please don’t leave it too late to order.

Personalised Dog Advent Calendar £24.50

Treat your four legged friend to a personalised dog advent calendar wreath. Make your dog’s Christmas extra special!

This is Ruby the Puggle….You can imagine the fun we had trying to get this shot! What you can’t see is my moms hand teasing her with treats LOL!

Christmas Coffee Advent Calendar £40

Don’t let the kids have all the fun this advent! This coffee advent calendar is full of 12 different coffees (so two of the same coffee will be in your calendar); one for each day leading up to Christmas Day! And this time, for all you real coffee fanatics, our advent calendar is available in WHOLE BEAN, meaning you can grind it down just to how you like it!

Personalised Luxury Fabric Advent Calendar £79.50

Luxury king size embroidered fabric advent calendar is the perfect way to count down the days and make precious memories. An heirloom piece to be enjoyed year after year, this will become part of your family Christmas traditions.

 Scandi House Advent Calendar £34.99

A gorgeous scandi style, soft fabric Advent Calendar in a house design is a great alternative to a chocolate advent calendar that can be used year after year.  This gorgeous house shaped advent calendar will soon become a Christmas favourite as the whole family gets involved in the countdown to Christmas!

L’Occitane Beauty Advent Calendar £49

L’OCCITANE’s much-loved beauty Advent Calendar is back for 2018!

Indulge a loved one or treat yourself to a luxurious pre-Christmas gift with the L’OCCITANE Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar presenting a new gift each day with everything from shower gels, shampoos, soaps, eau de toilette.

Illustrated by the fashion house CASTELBAJAC Paris, this Beauty Advent Calendar features 24 of our most loved products, and is the ideal way to countdown to Christmas. Don’t miss out, this annual favourite sells out every year!


I can’t wait until December 1st! Have you seen any other cool advent calendars this year? Which one is your favourite?

Hannah xo



  1. October 1, 2018 / 8:43 am

    Great ideas 85days before holiday season. Thanks for sharing this ideas that gave me options to give to my godsons and daughters.

    • travelthroughlifehannah
      October 1, 2018 / 9:05 am

      It does seem early but so many sold out last year. The calendars that are a little different sell out really quickly. Glad you have some ideas! There are so many to choose from!

  2. October 1, 2018 / 9:19 am

    They look really good and pretty. Now I really wish if I could have them.

  3. October 1, 2018 / 9:21 am

    I haven’t picked up an advent calendar yet, but I love the look of the stationery one – it’s gorgeous! x

    • travelthroughlifehannah
      October 1, 2018 / 9:31 am

      Yesss, I love the stationary one too! It is so different isn’t it!

  4. October 1, 2018 / 9:25 am

    These are all so good, I love all the different sorts of advent calendars you can get nowadays. There’s something for everyone!

    • travelthroughlifehannah
      October 1, 2018 / 9:30 am

      There really is isn’t there…I mean, who even knew pringles had an advent calendar! ha ha. Gone are the days of a standard chocolate advent!

  5. October 1, 2018 / 11:09 am

    Advent calendars are getting so creative! I love the Scandi house one.

    • travelthroughlifehannah
      October 2, 2018 / 8:37 am

      They are aren’t they! Gone are the choccie days ha ha!

  6. October 1, 2018 / 12:26 pm

    I mean, I’ll take them all! And one for the pup too! 4 advent calendars means more treats leading up to xmas!

    • travelthroughlifehannah
      October 1, 2018 / 12:30 pm

      The dog one is SO cute isn’t it! Adorable idea!

  7. October 1, 2018 / 1:48 pm

    Awww these looks so cute I loved Aspen Forest Wooden Advent Calendar .

    • travelthroughlifehannah
      October 1, 2018 / 3:58 pm

      It is so pretty isn’t it! It lights up too. They have some really cool advent calendars. They’re from

  8. October 1, 2018 / 4:32 pm

    Love the Candy Kittens Advent Calendar! My fiance would love this. Looks very classy 🙂 They all look very nice.

    • travelthroughlifehannah
      October 1, 2018 / 4:33 pm

      Ohh my hubbie loves Candy Kittens too! I have a cupboard full of sweets too, I am trying my hardest not to eat them all ha ha!

  9. October 2, 2018 / 5:16 am

    Hi Hannah, I was scrolling up and down the list a few times to choose my favourite. Somehow they all seem to have caught my attention now…lol. I wished I could have them all.

    • travelthroughlifehannah
      October 2, 2018 / 8:25 am

      It is so hard isn’t it! They seem to be getting better and better every year too!

  10. Suchi
    October 2, 2018 / 11:54 am

    I love that there are so many different designs in advent calendars you can get nowadays. They are all so cute!

  11. October 2, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    That Pringles advent calendar has got me very excited and I feel like I just don’t want it…I need it. Amazing!

  12. October 2, 2018 / 12:51 pm

    I really want to get the cheese advent calendar for my parents this year. I have a treatbox one and the Selfridges calendar and I can’t wait to start opening them x

  13. October 2, 2018 / 4:11 pm

    I’m mor it nclined tothe foodie one especially the Pringles and caramel calendars. The sea salt fudge would be heaven! It’s amazing how many different ideas you get now for advents and most of the prices are reasonable for what you get out of them

  14. October 2, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    I love how different these calendars are. I love the cheese and the pringle one haha! x

    • HannahSwancott
      October 2, 2018 / 5:37 pm

      The food ones, my fave too ha ha. Priorities!

  15. October 2, 2018 / 5:35 pm

    Every year I promise myself I will get a luxury advent calendar and every year I never do. This year I really want a beauty one!

    • HannahSwancott
      October 2, 2018 / 5:37 pm

      Ahh I did the same last year! That is why I thought this year I am going all out! The beauty ones look amazing. Superdrug have a 50% sale on them at the moment!

  16. Tonya Morris
    October 2, 2018 / 5:45 pm

    I am totally obsessed with advent calendars and these are all SO cute! I need the Pringles and dog bone one immediately!

  17. October 2, 2018 / 6:40 pm

    Ack! I love the puppy treats .. too cool. When I was a kid, my mom put up our Advent calendar every year. It just didn’t feel like Christmas until I could take off a felt gingerbread man every morning. x

    • HannahSwancott
      October 3, 2018 / 9:58 am

      Oh that is so cute! I love little memories like that! That is what I hope to pass onto our kids, little things like that you always remember!

  18. October 3, 2018 / 12:05 am

    I love this list and never knew that Pringles did a advent!!! So many cool ones out there at the moment

    Laura x

  19. October 3, 2018 / 12:22 am

    Those look like some wonderful gifts for my grandchildren. Half my garage consists of Christmas decorations courtesy of my wife. lol

  20. October 3, 2018 / 10:05 am

    My husband came home from work last night with the children’s LEGO advent calendars (and one for himself). I need to find something for me to open this advent and you’ve given me lots to choose from.

    • HannahSwancott
      October 3, 2018 / 1:15 pm

      YAY! Oh the Lego ones looks so cool too! They sold out last year I think, so pleased you have got in early!

  21. October 3, 2018 / 11:12 am

    That marshmallow one would appeal and I love how pretty the wooden white one is.

  22. October 3, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    All these are so cute!! I’d absolutely love having the one with marshmallows!

  23. October 3, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    So many cool advent calendars to check out. I get sick of the same old chocolate calendar so these are some great ones to check out!

  24. October 3, 2018 / 6:20 pm

    These are some amazing looking advent calendars. This is festive season in India too and I am already in the good mood. Waiting for Christmas posts like these

  25. October 3, 2018 / 6:34 pm

    Eek! This is so exciting and I love all the different types of advent calendars you can get these days – the stationary one and cheese one caught my eye the most 🙂

  26. October 3, 2018 / 9:17 pm

    Advent calendars are one of my favourite things about December!

  27. October 3, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    I love all of these. They are too cute and creative! I can’t wait for that most magical time of the year. It’s right around the corner!

  28. October 3, 2018 / 9:56 pm

    Oh wow that really is a varied selection of advent calendars. I’m not sure which I would love the most. The fudge one sounds great.

  29. Kasey Ma
    October 4, 2018 / 5:01 am

    I LOVE Christmas calendars! I may or may not have bought a Disney one… :))

    Kasey Ma

    • HannahSwancott
      October 4, 2018 / 9:19 am

      Ahhhhh! A Disney one! Was it the bauble one or a different one!?

  30. October 4, 2018 / 9:18 am

    So many great advent calendars, I love the Pringles one, I didn’t know they did one! I have my eye on a wine advent calendar

  31. October 4, 2018 / 3:19 pm

    How fun! I’m especially interested in the marshmallow advent calendar and the dog one 🙂

  32. October 4, 2018 / 3:51 pm

    These are all so cute. I want to get a fun advent calendar this year. I really want to make one but I doubt I will… Haha

  33. October 4, 2018 / 4:24 pm

    These are so creative!! I want them all!!

  34. October 4, 2018 / 6:54 pm

    Some brilliant ideas here – would love the Yankee Candle one

  35. October 5, 2018 / 7:54 am

    I couldn’t have bumped into this at a better time. The Christmas season is literally around the corner. I’m saving this post.

  36. October 5, 2018 / 2:09 pm

    I adore those calendars! I am into Christmas already though hahaha I am willing to skip Halloween and Thanksgiving just to get it closer hahaha

  37. October 5, 2018 / 8:56 pm

    Never had an advent calendar chock-ful of goodies before…just the bare calendar lol. Methinks I’ll treat myself to one for the season as it’s my birthday month around that time too.

  38. October 6, 2018 / 2:04 am

    Christmas coffee advent calendar is my top pick! These ideas are so genius. Can’t wait to try during Christmas season.

  39. October 6, 2018 / 3:47 am

    Advent calendars are so much fun! I’m trying to find a good one for my grandkids! It’s always fun counting down day by day!

  40. October 6, 2018 / 8:27 pm

    What a fun collection! I could do with a few of these! Who knew they did advent calendars for dogs?!

  41. Blair villanueva
    October 7, 2018 / 2:47 pm

    Omg these advent gift is very sweet to concept and awesome gift. It could help to practice patience as well.

  42. October 7, 2018 / 3:21 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try an Advent calendar! They always look so perfectly structured and beautiful, but I know that I would lose focus after the first few days :O

  43. October 8, 2018 / 12:48 pm

    These all look great. i’ve got my eye on the Soap and Glory one from Boots

  44. October 8, 2018 / 2:09 pm

    Some of these calendars are incredibly creative and would make great gift ideas for the holidays. Thank you for the ideas, I know my granddaughter will love them!

  45. October 8, 2018 / 10:57 pm

    The advent calendar cabinets looks great! I didn’t know advent calendars can be so creative!

  46. November 23, 2018 / 3:00 pm

    Why wife asked if we should get the kids an advent calendar again this year. They are 16 and 21. The answer was yes of course. This year we found that there were more choices. We chose a Smartie calendar in the shape of a castle. Ok we may be more excited about this then they are.

  47. November 23, 2018 / 9:41 pm

    I love Pringles! I loved Pringles when I was a kid too. 🙂 Cute calendars!

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