The best advent calendars including Hotel Chocolat, pork scratchings and Wilko's calendar for pets

Are you ready for a countdown to Christmas?

After the last few months most of us are perhaps keen to chalk off some of the final days of 2020 and a slightly more extravagant advent calendar will let you do it in style.

There are advent calendars on sale for all ages and all interests
There are advent calendars on sale for all ages and all interests

Advent calendars have become increasingly popular in the last few years with 24 tiny doors now filled with everything from chocolate and other edible treats to beauty products and stationary. Not to mention an entire range of advent calendars from LEGO for brick building fans.

Whilst there are also options for your pets alongside the more traditional Christmas decorations you can fill with 24 gifts of your choice.

Here's some of the advent calendars still available to order online or buy in store across the county:

Rituals advent calendar available from Boots
Rituals advent calendar available from Boots

Rituals The Ritual of Advent Calendar Giftset, £59.90, Boots

Filled with 24 luxurious surprises and with a value of £120, it is the perfect way to spread a little happiness this festive season.

Snafflinf Pig Advent Calendar (42803233)
Snafflinf Pig Advent Calendar (42803233)

The Snaffling Pig Pork Crackling Advent Calendar, £17.50

Last year's was a sell-out and so the 2020 version is back and bigger than before. The A3 sized calendar hides a mini bag of flavoured crackling behind each door.

Hotel Chocolat have an advent calendar for kids big and small
Hotel Chocolat have an advent calendar for kids big and small

Kids Advent Calendar, £8, Hotel Chocolat

Chocolate penguins, Santas and snowmen hide behind the 24 doors including a very special chocolate design for Christmas Eve! Kids of all ages are likely to enjoy this calendar full of sweet treats.

Wilko has remembered the family pets
Wilko has remembered the family pets

Advent calendar for pets, £2, Wilko

Especially formulated for dogs and cats, this will enable the family pets to enjoy the countdown to festivities this year.

Cath Kidston fabric advent calendar will allow you to fill with your own choice of treats
Cath Kidston fabric advent calendar will allow you to fill with your own choice of treats

Fabric Advent Calendar, £35, Cath Kidston

Struggling to find the perfect calendar for someone? This evergreen advent can be brought out year after year and filled with your own choice of gifts or treats.

Tipped to be the must-have for Harry Potter fans. This is £16 from Primark
Tipped to be the must-have for Harry Potter fans. This is £16 from Primark

Harry Potter Hogwarts Advent Calendar, £16, Primark

It was predicted to be a 'must buy' for Harry Potter fans - but with the second lockdown brought in just as they hit the shelves if you're willing to wait you may find some still available when restrictions lift. It'll be down to you to fill the 24 doors with something magical.

Cadbury once again has a 3D advent calendar this year
Cadbury once again has a 3D advent calendar this year

3D Cadbury Advent Calendar, £10

Who wouldn't enjoy a piece of Cadbury's chocolate every day in December? Work your way around the 24 doors on this 40cm tall calendar where you'll find a Cadbury mini hollow figure, one Cadbury bag or a treatsize chocolate bar.

Percy Pig fans will love this advent calendar from M&S
Percy Pig fans will love this advent calendar from M&S

Percy Pig Advent Calendar, £5, M&S

Count down to Christmas Day with Percy Pig. The adorable advent calendar comes filled with milk chocolates and a pack of the nation’s favourite piggies to tuck into on the big day!

M&S beauty advent calendar(42836381)
M&S beauty advent calendar(42836381)

12 Days of Beauty Advent Gift Set, £70, Autograph at M&S

This luxury gift set from Autograph contains 12 mini cosmetics to discover this Christmas. Individually boxed and numbered, the products include lip lacquer, skin primer, tweezers and more.

Read more about the 2020 LEGO advent calendar range here.

For more suggestions of things to do with the kids in the run up to Christmas visit www.mykentfamily.co.uk

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