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Our Top Pick Advent Calendars For All The Family 2017

We have been sourcing some of the best advent calendars for all of the family. Have you got yours sorted yet? If not, then take a look at our selection and hopefully it will give you some inspiration!


 For The Kids



Year after year the Smiggle advent becomes increasingly popular with stationary lovers. As always it is packed with amazing surprises. There are novelty pens, rubbers, paper clips, keyrings, glitter markers, bracelets and much more.

Lego City

I don’t think it matters what age you are, everybody loves lego. There are 24 awesome little Lego surprises tucked away in this calendar. You get Santa’s sleigh, a gingerbread house, Christmas tree, snowman, coastguard helicopter and many more.

My Little Pony

With the movie released recently, My Little Pony fans are going to love opening up a chocolate treat from this calendar throughout the festive season.


My youngest adores the Teletubbies so we are definitely going to have to get one these advents from Bon Bon Buddies this year! Available from all major retailers.


Vtech Toot Toot Driver

We are big fans of V-Tech and love that you get 24 cute play pieces, including a toot toot driver truck which makes sounds and other goodies too. The box even folds out to make a little road for the pieces.


Now you can count down to Christmas with the Haribo advent. Containing a selection of mini bags hiding behind each door, there’s a sweet treat to help little (and big) kids count down to the special day.



For The Big Kids


Mad Beauty – 12 Days Of Beauty Products Advent

Hand cream, bath fizzers, body lotion, nail files and lip balms galore! Indulge in a little bit of pampering on the run up to Christmas.


Yankee Wreath

We often have candles and tealights burning around the home, so this is right up my street. As always the Yankee advent is full of lush scented tealights. Here is what you get –

4x Sparkling Cinnamon Tea Light Candles
4x NEW The Perfect Tree Tea Light Candles
4x NEW Spiced White Cocoa Tea Light Candles
4x Winter Glow Tea Light Candles
4x Snowflake Cookie Tea Light Candles
4x Macaron Treats Tea Light Candles

Craft Beer

A beer advent calendar! Definitely one for my husband. Filled with pale ales, saisons, porters, lagers and more. They are sure to go down a treat.

Mad Beauty Make Up

Another Mad Beauty calendar but this one has lots of make up surprises behind each door. There are lipsticks, lip glosses, a powder compact, eyeliner, eye shadow and more. This calendar is available in pink or gold but both contain the same products inside.



Aldi Wine Advent 

A mini bottle of well known wines to enjoy behind every door, what is there not to like? Containing a selection of rosé, red, white and fizz. This is definitely going to be mummy’s advent calendar this year!



Jelly Belly Bean Boozled

Are you a bit of a chancer? Then take a risk with every door you open and see if you get a naughty or nice Jelly Bean! Is it a strawberry and banana smoothie? Or is it a gone off milk? You will have to just try it and see.

So there are our top picks for this year. Is there anything you like?

*We were sent some products for the inclusion of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own*

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  1. Kim Carberry

    November 20, 2017 at 9:16 am

    These all look fab! They all would be mine and my girls top picks too! I love the look of Bean Boozled one. It looks a lot of fun x
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  2. Sonia Cave

    November 20, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Oh my gosh these are amazing!! It would be the smiggle one for my little lady (small sigh of relief we don’t live in the UK so she doesn’t know what she’s missing!) and the lego for my twin boys #MMBC

  3. Carol

    November 20, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Good grief! The variety is really overwhelming. I never would have thought of a beer or wine advent calendar. I’m pretty old school – you know 4 candles for each Sunday before Christmas. Advent seems to be turning into a mini-Christmas. #MMBC

  4. Jessica - A Modern Mom's Life

    November 20, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    We are torn about advents for the kids this year. We usually do Lego or Playmobil, but they are so expensive, and time consuming in the mornings. In a few years we could move into the ones with bath fizzes and lip balms, but this year we’re learning towards a boring chocolate one. It’s a good thing our Elf on the Shelf brings them with her, so hubby and I won’t get in trouble! 😉
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  5. mummy here and here

    November 20, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    I would love a smuggle one, stationary porn makes me super happy 🙂 X. #mmbc

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