What better way to get into the holiday spirit this season then to enjoy an Advent Calendar. When we were kids there was chocolate and chocolate. Nowadays the options are endless.
My husband has been spoiled with the Phillips Snowcase Advent Calendar for the last couple of years. He really enjoys craft beer, is a confessed sucker for a cool label, and gets excited about trying new local brews. Phillips unfortunately did not create a Snowcase this year, but not to worry – the Craft Beer Advent Calendar is equally impressive and sure to please.
The kids have enjoyed both the Purdy’s Chocolate Advent Calendars, and Lego Calendars. Admittedly I get all excited to see what the daily piece of Lego will be proving the big kid still exists in us to!
For those that do not have time to DIY, we’ve rounded up some of our favourites to help count down the 24 days of Christmas.
Beer, Beer, Beer Beer – remember this song?! This bevy of brews will cost you $150 pending location.
Twelve days of chocolate all packaged beautifully in a box. This gift box is $22 and offers twelve remarkable chocolate creations including an exciting selection of Mango Peppercorn, Honey Anise, award-winning Sea Salt Caramels and Earl Grey Tea.
One of my favourite stores since the 1990’s, Lush now offers an Advent Calendar – squeee! This twelve day calendar is a Lush Lovers Dream. Available online. $99
Twelve days of giving, twelve days of wellness. From Peppermint Halo to Liquid Sunshine, there’s a little something for everyone. $89
These calendars sell fast people, so get out there and get yours now! Available for a limited time in Lego Star Wars, Lego City, and Lego Friends. We’ve found them at Chapters, the Lego Store. and picked up ours this year at the Discovery Hut in Chinook Mall. $40-$50
A favourite in our house is the Purdy’s Advent Chocolate Calendars $20
Tea loves unite for this extraordinary 24 days of tea. $40
I heard about this advent calendar last year and since I’m all about the whiskey and scotch, thought it was the best thing next to sliced bread. You can buy your 25 days of whiskey at Kensington Wine Market for $399
Pottery Barn has some gorgeous non edible advent calendars available. If you can’t locate them in the store you can order online. Price range $69 – $190.
This Fair Trade milk chocolate advent calendar is made with the finest Fair Trade cocoa beans from Kuapa Kokoo, a farmer’s co-operative in Ghana. $10, available in stores only.
I saw my friend Fareen post on instagram she got her husband a Sock Lovers Advent Calendar this year. I was so intrigued! Even more so when I learned Sock Box is a local (Calgary) company. Don’t worry though, you can order online.