We’ve scoured the internet, crawled the magazines & trodden the High Street to bring you our picks for the Best Advent Calendars 2021!

Best Advent Calendars 2021 Collection

Yey, it’s that time of year again … advent calendars are back in town! Literally! In fact they are all over the place! No self-respecting brand is doing 2021 without one!

And with so many available, how can you possibly choose just one? Well there’s no need for panic – we’ve done the hard work and created a shortlist especially for you!

Looking for more activities to enjoy?  Click here for other fun ideas.

We should probably apologise however as deciding between these beauties is going to be some challenge! (And that’s without mentioning the whole ‘homemade advent calendar’ option of which we are huge fans as you probably already know!!)

But, hey, Christmas is the time of year for giving after all.  So why not extend the advent fun and get a calendar for your nephew, your great-aunt and your neighbour’s dog too!  That way there’s no need to choose after all!

Note: Prices correct as of day of publication.


Table of Contents

  • For The Foodie –>
  • For Drink O’Clock –>
  • For Little Ones –>
  • For Children –>
  • For Tweens & Teens –>
  • For Beautiful Skin –>
  • For The Stationery Lover –>
  • For The Eco-Conscious –>
  • For Your Furry Friend –>
  • For Something A Bit Different –>

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not just chocolate!

For The Foodie

Bonne Maman 2021 Advent Calendar

Well honestly, could anything be better than mini jam pots to add to your December toast each morning?  And these are not your regular jam flavours!  There’s sweet orange & passion fruit, peach with mint and apricot with lavender amongst others as well as two extra special surprises to start and finish the month.

Available here.  £23.99

Bonne Maman Advent Calendar 2021

Joe & Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar 2021

The perfect accompaniment to a Christmas Films Advent Calendar, surely?!  19 unique gourmet flavours (with the most popular appearing twice!) and a handful of special festive exclusive treats make up this beautifully presented Dickensian-style story book advent calendar.  Vegan version available too!

Available here.  £25 

Joe & Seph's Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar 2021

Candy Kittens 2021 Advent Calendar

With their ‘All Good Things Come In Trees’ catchphrase for 2021, Candy Kittens have pulled it out the bag once again with the fabulous 3D Christmas Tree of sweet treats.  Promising at least two delicious vegan sweets every day, Candy Kittens are also promising to plant a tree for every advent tree bought. Treat time with the guilt.  Perfect!

Available here.  £12 

Candy Kittens Advent Calendar 2021

Boroughbox Christmas Snacking Feast Advent Calendar

Boroughbox are going large on advent calendars this year with nine different ones to choose between.  Vegan, craft beer lover, snack fan or foodie, there’s something for everyone.  And this Christmas Snacking Feast combines award-winning juicy Spanish olives, chorizo thins, handmade white-chocolate-drizzled-fudge and much much more.  You’ll be salivating all the way to Christmas Day!

Available here.  £79.99

Boroughbox Snacking Advent Calendar

*Boroughbox are rebranding to FodaBox from 1 October but the calendar will still be available just the same.

Britain Loves Baking Deluxe Baking Advent Calendar

Want to get in on the cooking action as well as the chomping?  The fabulous Britain Loves Baking has just the ticket.  Bake your way through December with this highly original advent calendar design.  Each day gives you a mini bake or bake-related goodie whilst every Friday has a bigger bake to enjoy as you head into the weekend.  The Ultimate upgrade includes bake-inspired candles too and there’s a vegan calendar available too.

Available here.  £140 

Britian Loves Baking Advent Calendar 2021

Fortnum’s Feasting Advent Calendar

If you fancy a full-on foodie extravaganza this December, you can’t go wrong with Fortnum & Mason.  With coffee & teas, liquors & bubbles, sauces & james as well as sweet treats galore, you’ll have plenty to keep your taste buds tickled with this calendar.  It’s not cheap but it’s Christmas … what are you going to do!

Available here.  £200 

Fortnum & Mason Feasting Advent Calendar 2021

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Let’s sprinkle Christmas cheer far and wide!


For Drink O’Clock

T2 Tea 24 Reasons To Smile

This is a beautiful calendar, inside and out. With 24 teas hidden behind gorgeously illustrated windows, the T2 advent calendar certainly does provide plenty of reasons to smile. Tea flavours are thoughtfully selected with instructions included for the perfect cup.  So it’s the ideal way to ensure you carve out a few precious moments of me-time and relax with your festive brew!  Teabag and loose tea calendars available.

Available here.  £22 

T2 Advent Calendar 2021

Master of Malt’s Whisky Explorer Advent Calendar 2021

The perfect self-gift for a whisky lover.  Try a new dram each evening to keep you warm on those cold December nights.  With 24 different whiskies included, each in their own wax-sealed bottle, from 20 distilleries spread across five countries, you’ll certainly venture far and wide from the comfort of your own home!

Available here.  £99.95 

Master of Malt The Whisky Explorer Calendar

Beery Christmas Advent Calendar

Now in its eighth edition, Beer Hawk’s Beery Christmas calendar invites you to spend December discovering new breweries and flavours to add to your favourites list.  All 25 beers have been gathered from around the world and brewed exclusively for the calendar.

Available here.  £75 (pre-order) 

Beer Hawk Advent Calendar 2021

Prosecco O Clock Advent Countdown Calendar

If it’s bubbles you’re after, you’ve come to the right place. Presented in this fully functional quirky clock design, the prosecco o’clock advent calendar would make a great statement piece and add a whole lot of fun and fizz to your December countdown! It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere right?! 

Available here.  £114.95 

The Little Boys Room Prosecco O'Clock Advent Calendar

The Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar For Two

Whittard’s Hot Chocolate calendar for two couldn’t be better aligned with those December evenings! Housed in a striking starry skies calendar are 24 hot chocolate sachets, each big enough to serve two.  The ideal backdrop to your hot chocolate station!  Which of the twelve flavours included will be your favourite?

Available here.  £60 

Whittards Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar 2021

Premium Gin Advent Calendar

We couldn’t be-gin the celebrations without including the tipple of the moment.  Drinks by the Dram have 24 different gins for you, gathered from distilleries across nine countries and ready to pour into your glass.  So here’s your perfect excuse to run that bath, grab that candle and enjoy a downtime slurp each December night.

Available here.  £84.95 

Drinks By The Dram Premium Gin Advent Calendar 2021

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So cute!

For Little Ones

Playmobil 1.2.3. Christmas Manger

Designed with the smallest fingers in mind, your little one can build the original Christmas scene over the course the countdown and enjoy bringing the character to life along the way.  This is one of a series of Playmobil advent calendars available this year ranging from a Christmas Toy Store to Royal Picnic and Back to the Future (but the only one designed with toddlers in mind).

Available here.  £26.35 

Playmobil 123 Advent Calendar 2021

Peppa Pig: 2021 Advent Book Collection

Read your way through advent with this collection of 24 mini Peppa Pig stories, one to share with your little one every night of the month.  The series culminates with an exclusive story for Christmas Eve: Peppa’s Special Christmas Eve – absolutely perfect for Peppa fans!

Available here.  £13.19 

Peppa Pig Advent Calendar 2021

Vtech Toot-Toot Drivers Advent Calendar

Not new for this year but popular all the same, the toot-toot calendar is ideal for mini drivers.  There’s a playmat built into the box affording lots of opportunity for imaginary creative play.  Santa’s sleigh and a Christmas carol-singing truck are amongst the treats hidden inside.

Available here.  £31.25 

VTech Toot-Toot Drivers Advent Calendar

Play-doh Advent Calendar

Another oldie-but-goodie, Play-doh’s advent calendar comes with five cans of play-doh (including sparkly colours) and a whole host of play tools and treats to keep little hands busy throughout the Christmas countdown. 

Available here.  £23.99 

Play-doh Advent Calendar

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Schleich Farm World Advent Calendar

Perfect for farm lovers and fans of imaginary play.  The beautiful Schleich farm animals are brought to life in this wintry scene as each door adds a new piece to the display.  Alternatives for horse fans and wild animals are available too.

Available here.  £24.97

Schleich Farm World Advent Calendar

such fun

For Children

LEGO Advent Calendars

We’re not sure how you’re meant to choose between Lego’s five festive offerings.  The Marvel Avengers calendar takes the prize for novelty factor as the newest member of the LEGO advent calendar family and the Harry Potter calendar is always wildly popular.

But we have to give first place this year to the Star Wars calendar with its Mandalorian theme including Baby Yoda in a Christmas jumper –is there anything cuter?!

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar

Fidget Advent Calendar

Embracing this year’s poppit trend as well as offering a whole host of pocket-sized toys to keep restless fingers busy, the fidget advent calendar is on-trend this year.  Not particularly environmentally conscious but sure to raise 24 smiles. 

Available here.  £24.99 

Fidget Toy Advent Calendar 2021

Harry Potter Cube Christmas Countdown Calendar

This striking cube calendar is sure to be popular with those wishing they were at Hogwarts this winter!  Ornate wand pens and quills, hair accessories and jewellery – your young person can embrace their inner Hermione Granger to their heart’s content!

Available here.  £35.99 

Harry Potter Cube Advent Calendar 2021

toucanBOX’s Very Merry Advent Calendar

This strictly limited edition advent calendar is sure to be an instant hit! Start by constructing your chimney, complete with Santa at the top, and then stack the 24 festive fun boxes inside. With a mixture of craft activities, recipes, story books and elf challenges as well as a cute Merry Mischief Elf plushie, there’ll be plenty to keep young folk busy.

Available here.  £45 

toucanBOX Very Merry Advent Calendar

Hot Wheels Advent Calendar

With eight cars included in the calendar and a whole host of festive accessories, your young driver will have a great time creating their motorcar universe on the playmat provided.

Available here.  £22.49 

Hot Wheels Advent Calendar 2021

keep them cheery

For Tweens & Teens

Gourmet Marshmallow Advent Calendar

The Naked Marshmallow Co’s ingenious advent calendar allows its recipients the chance to toast their mallows every night of the month.  There’s twelve different flavours to try and a special marshmallow chocolate bar for the big day itself.  The calendar comes complete with marshmallow toaster so you really can enjoy an open fire every day!

Available here.  £18.95

The Naked Marshmallow Gourmet Advent Calendar

The Body Shop Share The Love Big Advent Calendar

With contents worth well in excess of purchase price and limited in order quantity due to popularity, The Body Shop advent calendars are back. We love the Share The Love Big calendar with 25 treats tucked into a gorgeous jewellery box inspired case which could easily be repurposed in the new year.  It’s sure to keep skin glowing in those harsh cold days.

Available here.  £80 

The Body Shop Share The Love Advent Calendar 2021

Personalised Spotify Playlist Advent Calendar

Treat your tween or teen to a guaranteed festive playlist every day of advent with this personalised Spotify playlist calendar.  Mixpixie’s calendar can be used with a free Spotify account and each day’s code will automatically play a Christmas hit followed by the rest of the song’s festive album.  Choose from one of five fun designs and have it personalised for your lucky recipient.

Available here.  £18 

Personalised Spotify Playlist Advent Calendar

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Ciaté London Mini Mani Advent Calendar 2021

Beautifully presented with vibrant feel-good illustrations covering the environmentally conscious packaging, this vegan nail polish advent calendar is sure to brighten your tween or teen’s month.  There are 22 mini polishes included as well as a full size pot and deluxe primer so nails will be well looked after long into 2022!

Available here.  £59 

Ciate London Mini Mani Advent Calendar 2021

Friends: The Official Advent Calendar 2021

Could we BE any more excited about this little gem?  Filled with 25 days of trinkets and keepsakes from ornaments to Friends-inspired recipe cards, this is sure to appeal to every Holiday Armadillo around. 

Available here.  £17.29 

Friends Official Advent Calendar 2021

United Oddsocks Advent Calendars

Festive fun at its best. Add a little Christmas cheer to the sock wardrobe for December with United Oddsocks extremely jolly designs.  A word of warning: these are 12 day calendars so may be best doubled up with some printed jokes to spread out the fun.  But your tween or teen will finish their calendar with six new pairs of socks to enjoy which are suitably versatile to last beyond the festive season.

Men’s calendar.  £35 

Women’s calendar: £35 

United Odd Socks Advent Calendar

seriously radiant

For Beautiful Skin

Liberty Advent Calendar 2021

The original beauty calendar and still a knock-out year after year!  Since 2014, Liberty have been brightening our Decembers with an array of fabulous treats for the body.  This year’s calendar is worth a whooping £840 with 19 full size products inside.  Sustainability has been considered too with fully recyclable packaging and some of the industry’s best natural and eco-conscious brands inside, from Susanne Kaufmann to Surratt and Decree.  Plus, should you be the lucky calendar owner to find a golden ticket inside, you’ll be treated to a £5,000 spending spree instore! (Men’s version available too)

Available here.  £225 

Liberty London Advent Calendar 2021

Next Beauty Advent Calendar

Lusting after the Liberty calendar but can’t justify the price.  Well the Next Beauty calendar may be your answer.  With £240 worth of products included behind its doors there are products included from brands such as MAC, Bobbi Brown, L’Occitane & Philip Kingsley to name but a few.  (Men’s version available too)

Available here.  £69 

Next Beauty Advent Calendar

The Ritual of Advent

Create your own glistening winter village with Rituals’ stunning calendar design.  Containing travel size treats from across the Rituals portfolio, this calendar will quickly form a key part of your Christmas home décor too.  Simple instructions will help you construct your village and add the festive lights, then sit back and admire the scene as you count down the days. 

Available here.  £89.90 

Rituals Advent Calendar 2021

No7 Advent Calendar

Another highlight of the calendar season, the No7 advent calendar is returning for 2021 with a friend in tow.  This year a second online-purchase-only calendar will take things up a notch for a new Ultimate Beauty Calendar offering even more sparkle.

Available here.  £47 (£120 for the Ultimate edition) 

No7 Advent Calendar

Kiehl’s Advent Calendar

The eye-catching design of this year’s Kiehl’s advent calendar is sure to be a hit.  Filled with customer favourites such as the midnight recovery concentrate and avocado eye cream, the calendar is fully recyclable if you ever feel the need to throw it away!

Available here.  £99

Kiehl's Advent Calendar 2021

Molton Brown Luxury Advent Calendar

The 24 treats in this year’s calendar include a selection of fragrances, candles and body products.  And there’s two of Molton Brown’s iconic baubles hiding inside as well.  It’s sure to give you a December of indulgent and delight.

Available here.  £195 

Molton Brown Advent Calendar 2021

24 Days Of Beard Treats

The Bearded Man Co are back for 2021 with their beard oil calendar.  With 24 natural scented oils included there will be plenty left to keep that beard in good condition well into 2022. 

Available here.  £30

The Bearded Man Co Advent Calendar 2021

pencils at the ready

For The Stationery Lover

Paperchase’s Stationery Advent Calendar

Paperchase’s hugely popular advent calendar returns for another year.  With contents worth more than double the ticket price for the calendar, you are quid’s in before you start!  And for mini Paperchasers, there’s a kids calendar available as well this year too!

Available here.  £40 

Paperchase Advent Calendar 2021

24 Days of Stationery Advent Calendar

We’ve got to hand it to Martha Brook.  She really does know how to make gorgeous paperware!  This personalised advent calendar box looks like that Beatrix Potter book collection you had as a child with its 24 treats wrapped inside.  Each calendar contains three personalised stationery products as well as a host of extra accessories to adorn your desk into the New Year.

Available here.  £89 

Martha Brook Advent Calendar 2021

Gibsons Merry Mischief Puzzle Calendar

Winner of Gift of the Year for their 2020 advent calendar, Gibsons are back with another design for this year.  Puzzlers can put together their own jigsaw tree ornaments in four different shapes with puzzle glue and ribbon included to ensure that these new additions can hang happily on the tree.

Available here.  £30 

Gibsons Merry Mischief Puzzle Advent Calendar 2021

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For The Eco-Conscious

The Urban Botanist Plant Advent Calendar

First of its kind, The Urban Botanist is putting its wealth of plant experience to work and has created a truly unique advent calendar.  Filled with succulents, cacti, festive treats and just the right amount of light and water for each, this calendar will fill your home with all sorts of green cheer well into the New Year. 

Available here.  £174.95 

The Urban Botanist Plant Advent Calendar

PLAYinCHOC Advent Calendar

As pretty as it is tasty, this fabulous advent calendar includes a vegan treat and 3D puzzle toy for each day of advent.  Plastic free and approved as organic by the Soil Association, this calendar ticks all the right boxes.

Available here.  £55

Play In Choc Advent Calendar 2021

Seed Advent Calendar

This beautiful plastic-free calendar will delight any green-fingered recipients.  Containing seeds for British grown wildflowers such as Cornflower, Corn Marigolds and Meadowsweet, to help attract insects and re-build lost habitats in your local area.

Available here.  £36 

Seed Advent Calendar

LUSH Advent Calendar

Known for their eco-conscious approach, LUSH’s advent calendar this year looks set to make for a very happy December.  All products within are vegan and the box itself is most definitely reusable and, if not, recyclable with ribbon made from recycled drinks bottles. 

Available here.  £185 

Lush Advent Calendar 2021


For Your Furry Friend

Scrumbles Happy Howlidays Advent Calendar

Pawfect for the dog in your life.  This calendar is full of natural dog treats with functional benefits such as dental treats, calming treats and chicken treats which are kind to tummies.

Available here.  £8

Scrumbles Dog Advent Calendar 2021

Wagg n Bone Man Doggy Advent Calendar

Following on from a successful launch last year, Wagg n Bone Man is back with its natural dog treat calendar.  With a separate version available for doggy training too, there’s something for every pooch! 

Available here.  £29.99 

Wagg n Bone Man Doggy Treat Advent Calendar

Refillable Dog Biscuit Advent Calendar

How cute is this?  So it may need to be kept out of reach and sniffing distance but this is such a gorgeous calendar that can be brought out year after year that it’s hard to resist!

Available here. £29.95 

Refillable Dog Biscuit Advent Calendar

Lily’s Kitchen Advent Calendar For Cats

With daily chicken and salmon treats for the feline in your household, this calendar is a great way to give your kitty a December countdown!

Available here.  £10

Lily's Kitchen Cat Advent Calendar 2021

Small Animals Advent Calendar

And we can’t miss out our smallest furry friends so the dandelion leaf treats hiding behind the doors of this Pets At Home calendar should enable you to spread a little Christmas cheer their way as well!

Available here.  £2

Pets at Home Small Animals Calendar


For Something A Bit Different

Little Elves Advent Calendar

We love this calendar.  Combining online whimsical storytelling with fun and intrigue in your own home, this is a brilliant way to embrace the magic of the season.  Each day your little one will receive news from the North Pole, courtesy of a selection of Santa’s friends, before being sent on a special festive treasure hunt to find a treat hidden somewhere around the house.  Whether the treat is a joke (with a free printable pdf provided), chocolate coin or something a little more is up to you.  And that flexibility is one of its greatest appeals!

Available here.  £12.99  *

Little Elves Advent Calendar

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Exit: Advent Calendar

We love this calendar.  Combining online whimsical storytelling with fun and intrigue in your own home, this is a brilliant way to embrace the magic of the season.  Each day your little one will receive news from the North Pole, courtesy of a selection of Santa’s friends, before being sent on a special festive treasure hunt to find a treat hidden somewhere around the house.  Whether the treat is a joke (with a free printable pdf provided), chocolate coin or something a little more is up to you.  And that flexibility is one of its greatest appeals!

Available here.  £12.99  *

Exit The Game Advent Calendar 2021

Best Sex of your Life Couple’s Advent Calendar

Well Lovehoney’s 2021 advent calendar certainly promises a spicy end to the year!  With tantalising treats worth over £370 hidden behind its doors, you’ll have plenty of ways to keep warm this December! 

Available here: £120

Lovehoney Best Sex Of Your Life Advent Calendar

The James Bond Advent Calendar

Any fans of 007 will be sure to swoon over this brand new limited edition calendar.  Filled with a whole host of exclusive calendar-only treats, there’s even a genuine casino chip prop from Daniel Craig’s Casino Royale (complete with authenticity certificate)!   Housed in a stunning luxurious black calendar, it’ll make a glamorous addition to anyone’s December home décor!

Available here.  £199

007 Advent Calendar 2021

Advent of Change

Share your advent with others through the Advent of Change.  Each door opened represents a £1 donation to a different charity allowing you to spread joy throughout the Christmas countdown and discover new causes to support into 2022.  Housed in a plastic-free, fully recyclable beautiful design, it’s a wonderful way to embrace the Christmas spirit of giving.

Available here.  £32.95

Advent of Change Advent Calendar

Spread Joy With A Kindness Calendar

Why not reverse your advent calendar this year and sprinkle cheer in your community with our Christmas Kindness Calendar!

A Mindful Advent Candle Set

Last but by no means least, this gorgeous advent candle/calendar combo from Modo Creative is the perfect antidote to the hectic December diary.  This small box is filled with 24 natural beeswax candles, each offering 20mins of burn time.  So take the time to carve out a little me-time each day, close the door on the world and just relax with music, bath or book.  With brass stand included as well as the option to add a personalised note, we think it makes the most fabulously thoughtful gift as well.

Available here.  £24

A Mindful Advent Calendar Modo Creative

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