Updated: Nov 16, 2020
We’ve all had the classic chocolate advent calendar, with a little chocolate treat behind every door in the lead up to Christmas, but there is now so much more out there if you’re a foodie (like us) then keep reading! We’re giving you savoury options, sweet options and the one that has it all - we’re not shaming if you opt to have all of them because why not treat yo’self!
Sweet Advent Calendars
Have a Merry Popping Christmas with this advent calendar! Inside those 24 festive cubbyholes, you will find 19 unique assorted flavours of popcorn with flavours such as brandy butter, apple & custard to gingerbread - yum. You can get your hands on this for £25.95 from Harvey Nichols and it is handmade in London.
What says Christmas more than a mince pie? At £35.99 this Selfridges countdown includes 24 assorted mince pies, packed with all kinds of fruity and traditional flavours, made with Selfridge’s Selection original recipe which was discovered in 1929!
Savoury Advent Calendars
Say Merry Cheesemas if you’re a fellow cheese lover! This is the world's first cheese advent calendar and you won’t only find an assortment of delectable cheeses behind each door, but some cheesy jokes too. Retailing for only £5 you’ll have to be quick to get your hands on it! Available in Sainsbury's.
After selling out last year, they have made the pieces inside and packets even bigger! For £17.50 you can buy this flavour-filled calendar and be treated to flavours such as pigs in blankets to marvellous maple. They offer a gluten-free version too!
A great novelty gift for a spice lover or treat for yourself if you are a curry fanatic! As it says in the name this offers 12 spice blends with a recipe to go with, open one a day or make it last all year for only £29.95.
The One That Has It All
For a foodie, this is definitely the ultimate advent calendar (mind you, you definitely need a larger budget as this comes in at £200)! Featuring 25 products which range from preserves, teas and biscuits to champagne, rum and gin - these are all things we love to indulge ourselves in during the festive period! Each morning the festive build-up has never been so exciting.