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Fancy a different way of counting down to Christmas this year? Check out our selection of the best non-chocolate advent calendars.
A chocolate advent calendar not for you this year? It goes without saying that come Boxing Day, most of us are in a chocolate coma after gorging on selection boxes, Quality Street and chocolate logs. So if you fancy cutting back on chocolate in the lead-up to Christmas Day, or simply adding to the element of surprise, there's a variety of non-chocolate advent calendars on the market to put a smile on your face throughout December.
In recent years, non-chocolate advent calendars have become a hit. Now there are plenty to choose from - from beauty advent calendars to gin advent calendars - there's something for everyone. Even your furry friends can enjoy cute dog advent calendars and it goes without saying that toy advent calendars are a hit with kids. Here's our favourite non-chocolate advent calendars for 2022.
Where to buy the best non-chocolate advent calendars in 2022
- Amazon: Black Friday savings on craft advent calendars with free PRIME delivery
- Boots: Better than half price off beauty advent calendars for Black Friday
- John Lewis: 50% off Lego & 25% off beauty advents in the Black Friday sale
- Selfridges: Selected Black Friday discounts on toy advent calenders including LEGO, Harry Potter and Playmobil
21 best non-chocolate advent calendars for 2022
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Best beauty advent calendars 2022
1. LOOKFANTASTIC advent calendar - View at LOOKFANTASTIC
Packed full of beauty treats worth over £500, this is LOOKFANTASTIC's most luxurious advent calendar to date - and you're getting a saving of over £400. It contains 26 products including Rituals Ayurveda Mini Diffuser, ESPA Optimal Skin Pro Moisturiser, Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub and much more.
2. Body Shop advent calendars - View at Body Shop
With three different options available, Body Shop have a beauty advent calendar to suit every budget. The cheapest option has now sold out, but the medium size is £95 and worth £159 and the largest comes in at £145, packed with £219 worth of goodies.
3. John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar - View at John Lewis
Over £770 worth of goodies for £152! Featuring full-size favourites from Olaplex, Charlotte Tilbury and Sunday Riley, John Lewis' calendar has been designed to offer you a number of beauty rituals including a full skincare regime, a versatile makeup look, a moment of calm, some hair essentials and three iconic fragrances. And hidden inside door 25, 10 lucky customers will be in with the chance of winning a £500 gift voucher to spend at John Lewis.
4. Molton Brown advent calendar - View at Amazon
This advent calendar is worth £313 and is full of fragrances as well as body and home products. You can expect to find a Fragrance Travel Case, the Delicious Rhubarb & Rose Mini Candle and Fiery Pink Pepper Fine Liquid Hand Wash to name just a few.
5. Flannels advent calendar - View at Flannels
Worth over £804, you get some serious bang for your buck with this advent calendar. You can expect cult classics from Augustinus Bader, Patrick Ta, Natasha Denona and more. And they've even put a £500 Flannels gift card inside one advent calendar, so you could get lucky!