We’re coming to that time of year, when traditionally we count down the days until Christmas. Yes, it’s time to break out the advent calendar. Now if you’re bored with buying your usual chocolate branded calendar from the supermarket and want to use something more creative and stylish this year, then look no further, as I’ve put together some of my favourites.
There’s no doubt that you can create an advent that fits the style of your home, and keeps the kids happy, and no more garish, character driven chocolate in sight. And of course, the beauty of these new suggestions is that you get to use them time and time again. Perfect!
#1. Adventi – Out There Interiors
I’ve been a big fan of Out There Interiors for a little while now, and they have this incredible, albeit rather large, advent calendar. Now yes, it’s big but that means you get to put some awesome, much larger gifts in the cubby holes. I think wrapping up a selection of books to open throughout December is a wonderful idea, for children and adults alike, and would fit perfectly with this particular calendar.
#2. Advent Bags – Not on the High Street
I’m featuring several advent calendar examples from Not on the High Street, because I do think it’s one of the best places to find creative and stylish pieces. Take this one, a set of beautiful bags, ready for you to fill and hang on a personalised plaque if you wish. Both can be ordered separately so you get to create the calendar that works best for you.
#3. Light Up House – The Contemporary Home
I had to feature this pretty little Scandi house, not only because I have this and have been using it for several years now but also because it is so sweet. Switching on the lights every day throughout December really starts to create that Christmas feel, even before you have up the main decorations, and filling each of the boxes with a little treat is ideal. Sold by The Contemporary Home.
#4. Zinc Village Advent – Not on the High Street
How beautiful is this Zinc advent house? I know, right? Simply stunning. All ready to fill with small sweet treats or miniature gifts, and add some tea lights into the top houses to give it a twinkling glow. Ideal if you like your advent calendars to either be a little out of the ordinary or you want something stylish and on-trend. Sold by Rowen and Wren through NOTHS.
#5. Personalised Railway Advent – Not on the High Street
Finally, I’ve selected a little something for more suitable for the children, or the big kid in your family. This personalised train advent comes in a box filled with numbered drawers. Open a drawer each day throughout December and create your train track set. And, of course, as it’s sold through NOTHS it can be personalised too.
Do you like to use a reusable Advent Calendar? Which one of these is your favourite?