This year I decided to look at the non-chocolate advent calendars that are available for all the family. I have looked at advent calendars filled with toys, beauty products and even candles. I opened each one to see what you can find inside. In this post I have listed all the calendars that I have unboxed. I will include links to my unboxing reviews and were you can purchase the advent calendars.
Stationery Advent Calendars
I started my look at non-chocolate advent calendars with a look at a stationery advent calendar.
Smiggle Advent Calendar
Smiggle is everyone’s favourite stationery shop. The Smiggle advent calendar is full with 25 days of limited edition Smiggle stationery surprises. It also comes with a lucky ticket. It gives 25 lucky winners the chance to win a £500 Smiggle shopping spree voucher. The full contents are listed in my review. I loved all the items found in this calendar. The Smiggle calendar has an RRP of £25.
Craft Advent Calendars
Craft non-chocolate advent calendars are a way to create crafting fun in the run-up to Christmas.
Play Hooray Play Prompts Christmas Calendar
The Play Hooray Play Prompts Christmas Calendar is an alternative to non-chocolate advent calendars. It gives you the chance to countdown to Christmas with daily festive activities. Every day there is a Christmas themed play idea. There is also a bonus festive family activity. There are 25 daily activities for you all to enjoy. A full list of the advent calendars activities can be found in my review. I really love this Christmas calendar idea. What is great about this Christmas calendar is that it is reusable. Use this calendar year after year to become a new family Christmas tradition! This Christmas calendar is for ages 1 and over. It has an RRP of £12.
Collectible Advent Calendars
Collectible advent calendars are great non-chocolate advent calendars to help build your growing collectible collection.
Disney Animators Collection Advent Calendar
The Disney Animators Collection Advent Calendar has 24 doors containing items from the Disney Animators collection. This advent calendar contains items from the Tangled, Lilo and Stitch and Frozen movies. You will find 13 miniature Disney Animator dolls in this collection. You can also create your very own Christmas scene with this calendar. A full list of the contents can be found in my review. All the items in this calendar are nicely made and make a nice addition to any Animator collection. This advent calendar is not suitable for anyone under 36 months due to the small parts used. It has an RRP of £25.00. You can find it online at Shop Disney or in your local Disney Store.
Hatchimals Colleggtibles Advent Calendar
If your children love Hatchimals CollEGGtibles they will love the Hatchimals Colleggtibles Advent Calendar. There are 24 doors for you to open that contain over 50 surprises for you to discover each day. The Hatchimals CollEGGtibles included in this calendar are exclusive to this set. For the first time ever the Hatchimals also come with attachable accessories! A full list of the calendar’s contents can be found in my review. I was expecting a few more Hatchimals in this calendar for the price. Some of the accessories are also made of cardboard. This advent calendar has an RRP of £25.
Toy Advent Calendars
I looked at a selection of toy advent calendar’s for all ages. Another great alternative to non-chocolate advent calendars.
Playmobil Advent Calendar – Santa’s Workshop
The Playmobil Advent Calendar Santa’s Workshop set has 24 doors for you to open. Behind each door, you will find part of a Playmobil set that creates Santa’s Workshop in time for Christmas Eve. A full list of the contents it contains can be found in my review. I think the Playmobil Advent Calendar is one of the best toy advent calendar’s you can get in its age range. You get a lovely little set to play with when all the doors are open. I’m sure the contents will also give children hours worth of play too. This advent calendar has a recommended age of 5+. It has aa RRP of £19.99.
Vtech Toot-Toot Friends Advent Calendar
The Vtech Toot-Toot Friends Advent Calendar contains 24 doors. Behind each door, you will find a vtech toy. The toys will help to create a festive North Pole scene. You can find a full list of the contents in my review. I really love the singing Santa and the sleigh in this set. It uses MagicPoint technology which will trigger Santa’s fun music and Christmas phrases. This advent calendar is from ages 1 to 4. It has an RRP of £24.99.
LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar
The LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar has 24 doors to open. Behind each door, you will find either a Star Wars item to build or a LEGO Star Wars mini figure. Each item also helps to create a Christmas Star Wars scene. I have listed all the contents you can find in this calendar in my review. Building instructions are on the back of the open doors. This advent calendar really is a must for any Star Wars fan. This advent calendar is for children from age 6+. It has an RRP of £24.99.
Peppa Pig Advent Calendar
The Peppa Pig Advent Calendar is the perfect non-chocolate advent calendar for any Peppa Pig fan. There are 24 doors to open and behind each one, you will either find a Peppa Pig character or a Christmas themed treat. The contents will help you build a Christmas scene. The full list of contents can be found in my review. There is a great selection of Peppa Pig characters in this set. This calendar is for children aged 3+ and has an RRP for £19.99.
Candle Advent Calendars
Candles are the perfect non-chocolate advent calendars for your home.
Yankee Candle Advent Calendar
There are a few Yankee Candle Advent Calendar designs available this year. I unboxed the wreath design which contains 24 doors. Behind each door, you will find a scented tea light. This includes two new Yankee Candle scents, Icy Blue Spruce and Glittering Star. In my review, you will find the full list of this advent calendars contents. Behind door one, you will also find a tealight holder. This gives you a place to burn your daily candles. This advent calendar really is a lovely addition to your home in the lead up to Christmas. This advent calendar has an RRP of £24.99.
Beauty Advent Calendars
Beauty calendars have become very popular non-chocolate advent calendars. I was able to look at a few of the different options available.
No7 Beauty Advent Calendar
The No7 Advent Calendar from Boots contains a collection of luxurious skin care and beauty treats. There are 25 doors to open in this non-chocolate advent calendar. It contains a value of £177 worth of No7 products. A full list of its contents can be found in my full review. I think there is a great selection of No7 products in this calendar. It has enough products for a full face makeover. The only thing I think it is missing is some eye shadow. This calendar has an RRP of £42. This calendar is no longer available online. You might still be able to find one in your local boots store. If you were lucky enough to get your hands on one I hope you like the products you find inside.
Soap & Glory Advent Calendar
The Soap & Glory Advent Calendar has 24 doors each containing a beauty or bath product. This includes eyeliners, lip glosses, and body products. A full list of the calendar’s contents are listed in my review. I think there is a great selection of Soap & Glory items in this advent calendar but I was a little disappointed with the pods of body wash. This advent calendar has an RRP of £40 and is available in Boots online and in-store.
Disney Mickey Mouse 12 Day Advent Calendar
This advent calendar is a collaboration between Superdrug and Mad Beauty. Produced to commemorate Mickey Mouse’s 90th Birthday celebrations. This advent calendar is a 12-day advent calendar. Behind each door, you will find a bath or beauty product. The items in this advent calendar have a vanilla or coconut scent. You can find a full list of the calendars contents in my review. I really liked the contents in this advent calendar. A nice little set to pamper yourself before Christmas. This advent calendar has an RRP of £14.00. It can be found in your local Superdrug store.
Disney Snow White 12 Day Advent Calendar
The Snow White Advent Calendar is a collaboration between Superdrug and Mad Beauty. This advent calendar is also a 12-day advent calendar. Behind each door, you will find a bath or beauty product. The items in this advent calendar have a vanilla or the fresh apply fragrance created for this range. I have listed the contents of this calendar in my full review. I really love the apple scent of this calendar. It has a really fresh smell. This non-chocolate advent calendar has an RRP of £14.00. It can be found in your local Superdrug store.
Superdrug Flutter Beauty 12 Day Advent Calendar
The Superdrug Flutter Beauty Advent Calendar is a 12-day advent calendar. Behind each door, you will find a collection of mini cosmetics and accessories. This includes lip gloss, blusher, and eye shadows. You can find a full list of the contents in my review. I think this advent calendar would be perfect for someone just discovering make-up. An inexpensive set that introduces you to a nice mixture of cosmetic items. This advent calendar has an RRP of £16.00. It can be found in your local Superdrug store.
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