Bored of Cadbury’s, not a fan of chocolate or just fancy something fun to open every day in December? You might be wondering what advent calendar you should buy this year (because that’s not just a thing that kids do, right?) but never fear – we’ve got you covered with the 10 best non-chocolate advent calendars of 2017.
The Big Chilli Advent Calendar
This box of 24 mouth-tingling chillis comes with tasting notes and recipes so you’ll be a chilli expert by Christmas Day. Just don’t add any to the turkey, ok?
Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar
The press talks about this one as if it’s for kids, but who wouldn’t love getting a bit of Lego every day for a month?! There are minifigures, starships and vehicles to ensure you have a galactic countdown to Christmas (sorry).
Pork Scratchings Advent Calendar
You’d have to really love pork scratchings to eat a little pack every day, but if you’re a fan then this huge advent calendar is stuffed full of porky goodness with flavours ranging from salt and vinegar to pigs in blankets (there’s definitely a joke to be made here…)
ClarinsMen Advent Calendar
Everything you need to wake up on Christmas Day feeling clean-shaven and b-e-a-uuuutiful.
Christmas Coffee Advent Calendar
If you like coffee but your idea of adventurous is to go for the Tesco Finest coffee instead of Nescafe then drink your way around the world with this advent calendar from coffee makers PerkuLatte, featuring 24 little bags of coffee to enjoy every day.
Craft Beer Advent Calendar
This calendar features 24 different craft beers from 23 breweries in 7 countries and is perfect for those who are on board with the current trend for craft beer. Is having a beer every day something we should be encouraging you to do? Possibly not, but hey.
Cheese Advent Calendar
Get it from Asda for £8.
Pringles Advent Calendar
Enjoy a mini tub of Pringles every (other) day in December – that’s if you can find one, as they’ve proven SO popular that they’re selling on eBay for twice the price. Which just makes you wonder if the people buying them on eBay have heard of, oh I don’t know, a regular sized tube of Pringles?
Get it from B&M Bargains for £7.99. If you’re lucky.
Kellogg’s Advent Calendar
If you’re a huge fan of cereal (and who isn’t?) then count down the 24 bowls ’til Christmas with all your faves. Cornflakes? Yep. Rice Krispies? Oh yes. Coco Pops? You betcha. What a month.
Get it from Tesco for £4.
Protein Bar Advent Calendar
The best thing about going to the gym for me was the vending machine which was stuffed full of (expensive) protein bars. Will this one actually taste like a Snickers? Let’s find out! Eat your way around the gym locker room with this calendar, which includes 24 mystery protein bars.
The ‘Be Your Own Cheerleader’ Advent Calendar
If you really fancy giving yourself a little push to lose those stubborn few pounds before Christmas then you could also make your own little advent calendar by writing 24 little messages of encouragement to yourself that you read every morning. This idea was floated by one of the MVF team but would you really want a note to yourself scrawled on a Post-It Note when you could have a Star Wars minifig?! Exactly.