|Chocolate Advent Calendar Set |
May. Then my sister came to the rescue, getting in touch to ask if I could find an Advent Calendar for my niece. That's it, I thought! I bet Etsy artisans have created some fabulous Advent Calendars and I was right. There are gorgeous examples of all different types, many of which could well become heirloom pieces that become part of family tradition year after year. In this post I have picked out five of my favourites - and they're not all about the chocolate either!
For many of us, chocolate is kind of the point of an Advent Calendar these days though so I thought I would start my Five with the delights pictured above from ChunkyMonkeyChoc in Leeds. The Chocolate Advent Calendar Set is available in Milk or Plain Mint chocolate with the 25 squares wrapped in suitably seasonal designs - Numbers, Santas or Snowmen - which can either be placed into existing Advent Calendar pockets or mixed up together in a seanoably patterned bowl.
The Chocolate Advent Calendar Set is for sale at £6.99 with free shipping within the UK.
|Yarn Lover's Advent Calendar by Zanetto|
The Yarn Lover's Advent Calendar is for sale at £50 plus shipping
|Treasure Hunt Advent Calendar |
Even more activity is on offer with this Treasure Hunt Advent Calendar created by Helen Fitzjohn at FitzjohnAndNoble in Stamford, Lincolnshire. 24 little numbered envelopes each contain a 'Today's surprise is' card upon which you write a clue to the location of that day's advent treat. Of course you'll need to buy and hide the Treasure Hunt treats yourself too, but I think this is a great interactive idea. Older children could take turns writing a card and hiding a small gift for each other or the treats could be different aspects of Christmas preparation: 'Today's surprise is making crackers' or 'Today's surprise is decorating the tree'. A printable pdf of the card inserts will also be sent by email so purchasers can print off new cards each year.
The Treasure Hunt Advent Calendar is for sale at £22 plus shipping.
|Tea Advent Calendar by PostTea|
The Tea Advent Calendar is for sale at £45 with free UK shipping.
|Christmas Colouring Advent Calendar |
And now we are all relaxed we can look at my fifth choice which is a beautifully detailed Christmas Colouring Advent Calendar drawn by Daria Krajewska at NaturesPals in Belfast. 24 number illustrations incorporate all the traditional Christmas icons and motifs and each page is one-sided and detachable so after you have completed your colouring, you can pin them up as decorations. The books has a choice of covers although the colouring in contents are the same.
The Christmas Colouring Advent Calendar is for sale at £12 plus shipping.
So that's my five Advent Calendar suggestions and I hope at least one has caught your interest! If so, buying through one of the links from this post would earn me a small commission from Etsy. Thank you!