We’ve looked at 20 fab toys for under £20, now it’s the turn of the alternative advent. Avoid that sugar rush before breakfast with a chocolate-free calendar – there are some brilliant options out there, from traditional ‘open door to reveal picture’ (I love the quirky Lapin & Me one),Â to cool figurines, via activity cards and treasure hunts. If you’re filling your own, check out the badges and crayons in Shop BG. The countdown begins…
Calendar with figurines, £18.40, Moomin Shop.
Meri Meri wooden nativity scene advent, £13, Sisters Guild.
Rainbow advent kit, £20, Peach Blossom.
Wooden activity calendar, £48, Made Lovingly Made.
Countdown to Christmas Advent Activity Calendar, £14.95, Illustries.
Season’s Greetings calendar, £7.50, Lapin & Me.
Covetable: Advent Calendar display box, £119.95, All Things Brighton Beautiful.
Christmas room (with light up tree), £16.50, Playmobil.
Treasure Hunt advent calendar, £20, Fitzjohn & Stone.
Max Made Me Do It Baby’s First Advent Calendar, £15, Not on the High Street.
Schleich Farm Animals, £24.99, John Lewis.
And, finally, one for the mamas… Bath and Body Advent Calendar, £149, Liberty.