A Gift a Day; the modern Advent Calendar
The Advent Calendar; a firm family favourite in most households in the run up to Christmas. A traditional festive scene printed on piece of cardboard, with little doors that can be opened to reveal pretty coloured pictures to make the little ones smile.
Or that was how it all started way back in the early 19th century. These days there’s a lot more to this festive favourite, and it’s no longer just the little ones who get to enjoy a daily surprise.
Chocolates have been appearing behind the little cardboard doors for quite some time now and decorated wooden frames with pockets can be personalised with your own little surprises. But what has surprised us most during our research into modern day advent calendars is just how far these festive treats go.
How about the Wedgewood Advent House with 24 hand painted ornaments. Only three were made in 2014 and sold as heirlooms at a mere £12,500.00 each. Or Porsche’s 2010 $1m brushed aluminium advent calendar, including gifts such as a customised kitchen, a yacht and a pair of the world’s most expensive trainers!
But don’t worry. We’ve got some great alternatives available…just in case you’ve not got a few million pounds lying around!
Chocolate Treats and Dinky Toys
The little ones (and we’re sure some of the grown-ups) will love our range of chocolate calendars, with options including red, blue and luxury Lindt as well as a range of children’s favourites such as Peppa Pig, Transformers, Paddington Bear and Paw Patrol.
But if chocolate isn’t for you then a maybe a toy is more the ticket. Our Playmobile and Lego calendars are hugely popular with a wide variety of mini figures and accessories to collect. Themes include Lego Star Wars, Lego City and Lego Friends with choices from Playmobile including ice skating, police, dress up party, pirates and Christmas at the farm.
Our Furry Friends
Make sure your four legged friends don’t miss out on the advent fun. Our dog and cat calendars are packed full of treats they will love. Just pop into our Pet Place where you’ll find a fantastic selection to choose from.
How about a fragranced twist on tradition with scented candles from Yankee and Wax Lyrical or a little pamper product from Get Fresh and Heathcote & Ivory. Bath fizzes, beautifully scented soap and miniature hand creams are all waiting behind the little doors of these very special calendars.
As you can see, Advent Calendars are no longer just for children, there are lots of lovely choices out there all of which are much more purse friendly than Porsche’s! Whichever type of calendar you choose for the build up to Christmas we hope you enjoy your daily surprise and festive treats.