The countdown to Christmas is just around the corner, and this can only mean one thing… Advent!
Advent is the preparation for the celebration of the nativity, and many of us today count down the days with an Advent calendar. There are so many different Advent calendars out there these days, from the popular chocolate calendars to quirky family activity calendars or gin calendars.
FOR THE KIDS
There are various fun and interactive Advent calendars for the little ones available in store this year. This fun Nutcracker Advent calendar is the perfect place to store your treats and goodies for the kids. Instead of chocolate try different types of sweets or small toys.
FOR THE FAMILY
Family Advent calendars are a great opportunity to bring the family together to celebrate the build up to Christmas. This wooden Christmas tree Advent calendar can not only be filled with treats for all the family, but you could also do something a little different by putting different activities for the family to do together. Activities could include decorating a gingerbread house together, going to a Christmas show, or decorating wreaths to hang on everyone’s bedroom doors. These activities don’t have to be big or extravagant – they are just a lovely way to spend some quality time with the family at Christmas.
For a more traditional twist on a family Advent calendar, we have a beautiful Advent candle that is burnt everyday up until Christmas to mark the end of each day in advent.
FOR THE GROWN UPS
With so many adult Advent calendars on the market it is hard to know which one to get and whether you will even like everything in it. Why not put together your own alcoholic Advent calendar this year? All this needs is 24 miniature bottles of your preferred drink – our choice is definitely gin. You can mix and match, giving yourself a different drink each day, and adding small bottles of mixers will break it up a little too. We have some great cocktail recipe books in store if you need some inspiration.
How are you celebrating Advent this year? Let us know in the comments.