12 Best Advent Calendars

Festive fun to fit every taste and budget

From books, chocolates, and toys to beauty, beer and cheese, these advent calendars starting at £8 to less than £100 (or less than 50 pence — £4.25 per day), are sure to please:

£.50 or less per day
Disney Storybook (£8) — The 24 books includes adventures of 101 Dalmatians, The Lion King, Mickey Mouse and Friends, Toy Story, Winnie the Pooh, and more.

Monty Bo Jangles (£9.99) — This advent calendar filled with six different chocolate truffle flavors (3 flavors in the vegan calendar).

£1 — £1.50 or less per day

Mini Brands (£19.99) — This collector’s item features the most popular minis from previous Mini Brand Series and 4 never-before-seen minis.

LEGO® (£21.99) — 24 buildable treats from LEGO® City, and Friends to favorite characters from Guardians of the Galaxy and Harry Potter.

T2 (£22) — Sip the Future Hello advent calendar includes either 24 individually wrapped tea bags or packaged loose leaf teas.

Bonne Maman (£25.99) — Everyday enjoy a different jam, marmalade or spread, including unusual combinations such as apricot with bergamot and pineapple with yuzu.

Chuckling Cheese (£34.99) — Say 'Merry Cheesemas' with 8 different wheels of cheese, including a limited edition and a mystery one.

~£2.50 per day

BrewDog (£59.95) — Features 24 beers, including core, headliners, new, seasonal and advent calendar exclusives along with a special glass.

Biscuiteers (£60) — The keepsake advent tin includes 24 festively decorated vanilla biscuits of bears, birds, cats, crocodiles and more.

~£3.50 per day

John Lewis (£85) — Wine advent calendar with 24 mini 187 ml bottles of red, rose and white wine.

Less than £4.25 per day

L'Occitane En Provence (£99) — Contains 24 of their best-selling body, fragrance and skin care products worth £132.

Master of Malt (£99.95) — Their Premium Gin, Spiced Rum and Whiskey Explorer each include 24 30 ml glass samples from some of the world’s top producers.

Best of all — they come wrapped and ready to give!

10 Black Friday Sales

Black Friday, the day after US Thanksgiving holiday (fourth Thursday of the month), is considered one of the biggest shopping days of the year and has become increasingly popular in the UK. Here are just some of the retailers participating:

Accessorize — Black Friday week with 50% off

ASOS — Black Friday through Cyber Monday

The Body Shop — Up to 50% off

Debenhams — Up to 50% off fashion and home

H&M — Black Friday Week through Cyber Monday

Monsoon — 25% off everything and 50% off new lines

Sports Direct — £20 voucher for every £100 spent

River Island — 25% off for £150 spent, 20% off for £85 spent and 15% off for £50 spent

Sweaty Betty — 25% off everything with code SBSAVE

Waterstones — Half-price books

Whether you shop on-line or in-person, there are only 5 Fridays left until Christmas!