This year’s best advent calendars

Best advent calendars 2021
Ceri Thomas,-Writer

From marzipan and chocolate to LEGO and Plasticine, there’s an advent calendar out there for every member of the family

If there’s one thing that Christmas always delivers, it’s a cast-iron excuse to eat chocolate. And nothing guarantees a better dripfeed of the good stuff than a great advent calendar (or two). And rest assured that our selection this year has something for almost every kind of choc lover.

But advent calendars are about so much more these days. If you tire of pure chocolate (and – hard to fathom though it is – apparently some people do…), there are plenty of other foodie treats to enjoy. Why not try a jelly bean selection? Or a marzipan assortment? Or a popcorn-filled advent calendar? There's even one filled with different flavours of pork crackling

Grown-ups looking for a some much-needed relaxation through the festive season can enjoy a little self-care courtesy of the beauty miniatures in the William Morris at Home Dove & Rose Advent Calendar. Or some brain-teasing distraction as they challenge themselves with the daily puzzles in the Thames & Kosmos EXiT The Mystery of the Ice Cave Advent Calendar.

There’s lots of choice for the youngsters too. From Barbie to Playmobil and Plasticine, there are toy-filled calendars aplenty to keep them happy through December. And that’s all before we even mention the LEGO options. Get in quick if you want to secure LEGO Avengers, Harry Potter and Star Wars editions. Dads are sure to snap those up straight away. Purely for the kids, though, of course…



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