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Top Alternative Advent Calendars for 2019

05 November 2019

One of our top winter trends is the reimagining of advent calendars. 

More and more inventive adults’ and kids’ advent calendar themes are springing up each year. These fun Christmas countdowns have always been stuffed with chocolate in the past - but this doesn’t suit everyone!

Whether you miss out every winter due to allergies or dietary issues, you’re watching your nutrition, you just don’t really like chocolate or you simply fancy something different this time around, the massive rise of fun and unusual advent calendars might just suit you perfectly.

Don’t choose your advent calendar for 2019 without first consulting this article, in which the team at B&M explore our very best alternative advent calendars and help you select from the various amazing and affordable options that are available.

Sweet Advent Calendars

Perhaps you’re not a chocolate fan, or maybe you fancy a bit of a fun change. You could opt for a calendar full of sweeties instead!

Many people prefer these tasty snacks, so if you’re into gummy favourites like Haribo or fruity options such as Millions, why not include these treats in your countdown to Christmas for something a bit different?

Alcohol Advent Calendars

Why should the kids have all the fun? Christmas is for grownups too, after all. Advent calendars for adults are becoming more popular year on year and, of course, classy selections of booze are always among the favourites.

Choose from gifts containing a wide range of seasonal tipples - including prosecco, wine and gin advent calendars. Sample them with friends or add them to festive cocktails and have yourself a very merry Christmas indeed!

Beauty Advent Calendars

Is there a beautician in your life? Makeup artists and skin care specialists - both professionals and hobbyists - will love the beauty advent calendar trend that will get them glowing just in time for party season.

We think our 12 Days of Beauty offering is one of the very best advent calendars available for those who love to look their best, as behind each door they’ll find a different makeup product that they’ll absolutely adore.

This gift is one of the highest quality cheap beauty advent calendars on the market, as the recipient will get blusher, an eye pencil, eye shadows, a highlighter, lip glosses, a lip pencil, mascara and nail polishes - all for £5!

Chilli Sauce Advent Calendars

Looking for something completely different? One of our best alternative advent calendars comes totally out of left field. 

If someone you love is a big fan of spicy food, why not treat them to a chilli sauce advent calendar? B&M’s 24 Days of Hot Sauce Chilli Lovers Advent Calendar will keep them warm throughout the freezing festive season, plus they can try out a huge selection of different spices!

This is one of our most innovative and unusual pre-Christmas gifts, and serves as a really thoughtful but lighthearted treat to prove just how well you know a friend or colleague. Because of this, it’s a great Secret Santa option.

Toy Advent Calendars

Whether you want to limit the amount of unhealthy snacks your little ones consume over the Christmas holidays or you’re just eager to treat them to something fun before the big day, why not grab a kids’ advent calendar full of awesome toys?

With brands including LOL Surprise and LEGO - featuring LEGO Friends sets and characters from Harry Potter to name just a few - adults might just want to get in on the fun too.

If you’re on the hunt for something new this year, there’s a huge variety of brilliant options now available from B&M for the countdown to Christmas. Absolutely anyone can enjoy something from our selection of the best alternative advent calendars, whatever their tastes may be.

Whether you’re seeking out a mens’ advent calendar for the most important chap in your life, a fun option for the kids, a gin advent calendar for the classiest tippler you know or anything else besides, why not fill this festive season with personalised fun?

Of course, there is also a huge number of more traditional chocolate options available from B&M. Perfect for those who love Dairy Milk, Reese’s, Hershey’s, Milkybar or a wide range of other chocolatey treats, our advent calendars selection will help you find the perfect gift.

You can even pick up a savoury option for the Pringle-lovers you know!

B&M Top Tip: The treats need never end when you choose from our affordable range of delicious Christmas confectionery. The options include edible tree decorations, tasty biscuits, decadent selection boxes and novelty treats. ‘Tis the season to nibble!

How do you count down to Christmas? Share your fun and festive traditions with the B&M Community via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!