12 best non chocolate advent calendars for 2023 to nab while they're still in stock

Treat yourself to a non chocolate advent calendar, to sit beside your chocolate one, obviously.

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Here are the best non chocolate advent calendars for you to enjoy 24 days with a twist - we did the all the research and hard work so you can slide into the festive period with ease.

While we found the best chocolate advent calendars out there, we know it's not everyone's cup of tea. So if you fancy mixing it up a bit we've found a variety of non-chocolate advent calendars on the market to put a smile on your face throughout December. From perfume advent calendars to food and drink advent calendars - there's something for everyone, plus for the kids, the toy advent calendars really will be a hit.

Mum-of-three Sam tells us how her advent calendar is her gift to herself every year; "We - like most people - don't 'do' gifts for adults, it's always for the kids. So, instead, I treat myself to a beauty calendar each year - the Look Fantastic one is my go-go, though the Charlotte Tilbury is a worthy contender this year." 

While the Charlotte Tilbury one is currently out of stock, here are our favourite non-chocolate advent calendars for 2023, from beauty and fragrance to booze and food, and even non-chocolate options kids will love. 

12 best non chocolate advent calendars for 2023

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If you can't choose from this round-up of best children's advent calendars, then step away have a cuppa, and get ahead for Christmas with Argos' latest Top Christmas toys to buy (most are under £30!) the best chocolate advent calendars and the LEGO discount codes you need to know about, not to mention the cutest Christmas traditions to try. 

Stephanie Lowe
Family Editor

Stephanie Lowe is Family Editor at GoodToKnow covering all things parenting, pregnancy and more. She has over 13 years' experience as a digital journalist with a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to all things family and lifestyle. Stephanie lives in Kent with her husband and son, Ted. Just keeping on top of school emails/fund raisers/non-uniform days/packed lunches is her second full time job.