Cool Alternative Advent Calendars

This year for the lead up to Christmas we’re focusing on cool alternative advent calendars! If you’re wanting to vary it up this year from the good old daily chocolates (or fancy doing both!) there’s still time to get something unique ordered in time for the official Christmas countdown next week. We’ve found a great mix of advent calendars to suit the whole family, including personalised options, pre-wrapped goodies and a helping of fresh coffee for mum and dad. Enjoy! 

Cool Alternative Advent Calendars | Chalk Kids Blog1. We love this personalised hanging sign along with 24 hand pressed, drawstring cotton bags to create your very own Christmas Advent Calendar Cotton Bag kit! 

Cool Alternative Advent Calendars | Chalk Kids Blog

2. The latest must have from Oyoy design, their fun stripy socked Santa organic advent calendar! There’s a ring for each of the 24 days leading up to Christmas. Simply tie a string around each of your December gifts/treats/notes and tie the string through the gold loops.

Cool Alternative Advent Calendars | Chalk Kids Blog

3. How lovely is this MERI MERI advent calendar that comes in the style of a classic jewellery box. Opening the lid reveals a dancer and two trays with numbered compartments each with a charm to add to a charm bracelet.

Cool Alternative Advent Calendars | Chalk Kids Blog

4. Fabelab’s ‘In The Snow’ Advent Calendar is one that will last and last, but it is also multi-functional – when Christmas is over, these little pouches can be used as hand puppets!

Cool Alternative Advent Calendars | Chalk Kids Blog

5. This stylish Numero 74 advent calendar for boys includes 24 star pockets full of little gifts so all you need to do is assemble the packages!

Cool Alternative Advent Calendars | Chalk Kids Blog6. Looking for a fun festive activity to make with your little one? Moon Picnic’s Paper City contains 24 cards with pre-cut and pre-fold lines to make little houses numbered 1-24 and three cars, too. These are easy to construct – just pop out, fold and glue each one. Even better, they can easily be used all year round!

Cool Alternative Advent Calendars | Chalk Kids Blog7. No doubt a popular one for young kids, Playmobil offer a range of fun advent calendars including their popular Christmas on the Farm!

Cool Alternative Advent Calendars | Chalk Kids Blog8. The Kikki K Advent Calendar offers stationary fans can count down the days to Christmas and enjoy a super cute Eraser behind each window plus a nice winter activity idea.

Cool Alternative Advent Calendars | Chalk Kids Blog9. The gorgeous new Ferm Living Grey Advent Calendar has little pockets for you to hide a small gift in every day in the count down to Christmas.

Cool Alternative Advent Calendars | Chalk Kids Blog10. Let’s not forget something for Mum & Dad to enjoy! Presented in a luxury gift box, this coffee advent calendar is packed full of coffee to keep you going throughout December, in the lead up to the big day! Sealed for freshness in our kraft bags, each bag is numbered and filled with approximately 20g of fresh Cafetiere grind artisan roasted coffee, just enough to make you that one special cup of coffee a day.

Also check out some of our favourite DIY Advent Calendars, which go great with our 24 Christmas Family Activities!