Gone are the days when advent calendars were exclusively chocolate and reserved only for little ones. Advent calendars are now bigger and better than ever and there really is something for everyone.
Whether your festive season is chocolate-filled, party-central or cosy nights in – Teesside Park has the advent calendar for you. So, get ready to deck the halls and count down the December days with our guide to your perfect advent calendar.
Night on the tinsel town
If you’re ready to get your sparkle on and make the most of party season, a beauty advent calendar might just be the thing for you.
Boots Beauty Treasures Advent Calendar.
Boots Advent Calendar for him.
With lots of make-up must-haves tucked behind each door, beauty advent calendars are a great way to experiment with a range of different products or try a new brand at a great price, so it’s no surprise they are top of many people’s wish lists.
Packed with everything you’ll need for your festive fun, No7 and Benefit advent calendars are just a few of those on offer at Boots, with a great range also available at Superdrug.Some of the biggest beauty brands have been known to sell out fast so make sure you get down to Teesside Park early so you don’t miss out.
Best for: Make-up and beauty lovers
‘Tis the season for treats and nibbles
No longer are our choices limited to milk, dark, or white chocolate – with advent calendars now available with everything from cheddar cheese to gourmet popcorn and even spicy sriracha.
Best for: Foodies
Mistletoe and wine
Many of us clink and toast our way through December, as gatherings and Christmas parties fill the month.
So, what could spread more festive cheer than a boozy advent calendar filled with your favourite tipples.
Best for: Connoisseurs – pro and amateur
Ho ho home
One of the best parts of the festive season is all of the familiar scents that go with it – from cosy cinnamon and apple, to the sweet smell of warm cookies and hot chocolate.
Yankee Candle Advent Calendar.
Enjoy the countdown with a candle advent calendar and a new festive scent each day - Yankee Candle is a very popular option, available in Clinton Cards.
Best for: New homeowners and candle lovers
A Christmas craft
For a truly perfect fit and an ideal festive gift for someone, make your own advent calendar packed with personalised treats.
Build the calendar with supplies from Hobbycraft, then secretly pack it with 24 of their favourite things for a thoughtful surprise each day.
Best for: Crafters and family fun
The Christmas classic
Sometimes, you just can’t beat the original and nothing spreads joy like chocolate at breakfast.
Swiss Golden Blond Advent Calendar from M&S.
Traditionalists can find their favourite Cadburys or Nestlé chocolate advent calendars from WH Smith, Superdrug or for a touch of luxury, the Hotel Chocolat and M&S advent calendars are popular choices too.
Lindt Chocolate Advent Calendar from WH Smith.
The Grand Advent Calendar by Hotel Chocolat
Best for: Chocoholics
Whether you’re looking for an advent calendar for adults, or something for your little elves, it’s best to hit the shops early to make sure you get your hands on the one you want. For the full list of stores on offer at Teesside Park visit our Eat Drink Shop page.