This is a post from 2009. Check out our latest gift guides – you’ll find advent calendars there, too!
I’ve been on the hunt for cool advent calendars, both paper and reusable. They’re all decorative in their efforts to count down to the big day, with some great for role-play and story telling, and others that will be treasured and anticipated in excitement each year. Starting from £4.99 up to £59, from whimsy traditional to clean and minimalist, there’s something to suit your discerning tastes…
Papergrain is the hotness when it comes to stationery and they’ve kept it simple on the advent front with a beautifully illustrated collection ranging from £4.99 to £7.99.
Eric Carle’s Dream Snow Pop-up Advent Calendar
Based on the popular children’s story of the same name, each little window reveals a decoration. Simple, beautifully illustrated fun. £6.99 The Pod Company
Alternative: Quentin Blake’s advent calendar, £6 at Heals
As featured last week, this knit and felt garland featuring numbered items of clothing hanging from twine is heavenly and a beautiful decoration. £26.95 Little Baby Company
This lorry is just waiting to be filled with goodies behind its decorated doors. Lots of fun and fabulous display piece. £30 Heals
Alternative: It’s out of stock due to its popularity, but you can add yourself to the list at The Pod Company for their train advent calendar.
Nativity Advent Calendar
Traditional yet oh so cool, this fabric wall hanging with 24 velcro backed characters let’s you build your nativity scene day by day but will no doubt evoke role-play and story telling. £34.99 Letterbox
Hand made, hand printed cotton bags in a mix of 12 small and 12 large with numbers and motifs on a garland, this is delightful individual style. Comes with a storage bag. Euro 39 plus delivery Jodii on Dawanda
This is a post from 2009. If you want the 2014 version, see our Christmas 10 best now!