Countdown to Christmas with our advent calendar edit 

There's nothing like opening the first little door on an advent calendar to get us feeling all Christmassy. With so many choices out there we've sent our TRAFFORDCITY elves to pick out this year's favourites. From traditional styles and cute children's characters to luxury beauty treats and novelty versions there really is something for everyone. How many sleeps till Christmas?

The traditional one

This Coppenrath Victorian Christmas Chest Advent Calendar by Barbara Behr is full of festive fun. The countdown to Christmas begins here with traditional Christmas images the whole family is sure to enjoy. 

Coppenrath Victorian Christmas Chest, John Lewis & Partners £14

Coppenrath Victorian Christmas Chest advent calendar

The Disney one

Join your Disney favourites in a fun-filled Christmas countdown with this characterful advent calendar. The tree-shaped design features 25 mini drawers, ready to fill with treats of your choice.

Mickey and Friends Share The Magic Advent Calendar, Disney Store £15

Disney Share the Magic advent calendar

The character one

What better way to countdown the days than with the Toot Toot Friends™ Advent Calendar!? This calendar includes 24 Christmas gifts. Open a window on the calendar every day for a new accessory! Fold down the gift box to reveal a beautiful Christmas scene and watch as your Toot Toot Friends™ winter wonderland comes to life! 

Toot Toot Friends™ Advent Calendar, Boots £25
Vtech Toot-Toot Friends Advent Calendar

The stationery one

The ever popular Smiggle advent calendar is back and better than ever, with 25 days of limited edition Smiggle stationery surprises! Find 1 of 25 lucky tickets inside and win a HUGE shopping spree worth £500!

Smiggle Advent Calendar £20

Smiggle advent calendar

The re-usable one

If you'd prefer an advent calendar that's going to last more than one festive season and looks fabulous as part of your Christmas decor, this Nordic influenced fabric stocking calendar could be just the thing.

Advent stocking, HomeSense £4.99

HomeSense stocking advent calendar

The novelty one

Build a working FM radio in 24 steps! Components behind each window build a new circuit every day. After 24 days, assemble the final radio complete with digital tuning and volume control - just in time to tune into the Queen's speech!

Haynes Build your own Radio Advent Calendar, Debenhams £18

Haynes build your own radio advent calendar

The indulgent choccy one

’Tisn’t the season to do things by halves. Open up this two-sided advent calendar packed full of indulgent gifts. Daily surprises include Salted Caramel Vodka, crackers filled with pecan praline, a meltingly-smooth Hazelnut Bûche, macadamia and coconut snowballs (too good to throw) and super-smooth, award-winning Cocoa Gin. 

Hotel Chocolat Grand Advent Calendar £68

Hotel Chocolat Grand Advent Calendar

The luxury beauty one

Beauty advent calendars are having a moment this year and Selfridges have put together the best beauty bits of the season in this Glam Sparkle calendar, with the help of best-selling brands Kiehl’s, Lancôme, Urban Decay, Viktor & Rolf and YSL. What’s inside each drawer? You’ll have to wait and see…

Glam Sparkle Beauty Advent Calendar, Selfridges £130

Selfridges Glam Sparkle advent calendar

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