Looking for the best foodie Advent calendar or a new chocolate Advent calendar to enjoy this year? We've chosen our favourite calendars from those available, and there is sure to be something for everyone. In the world of chocolate calendars alone, you can take your pick from truffles, peanut butter cups, classic Lindt and more. Alternatively, treat yourself to a decadent calendar hamper, whisky calendar or even open a drawer all December long to reveal a daily mince pie. The pork scratching calendar might be a new guilty favourite for those who prefer savoury over sweet, too. Read on to discover the best ones to buy.

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For more inspiration, see our round-ups of the best boozy Advent calendars and the best vegan Advent calendars. Once your Advent calendar is sorted, check out our best gifts for coffee lovers, best beer gifts or gin gifts for gifting inspiration.


Best foodie Advent calendars

Selfridges mince pie Advent calendar

Fully embrace the Christmas season with this mini mince pie Advent calendar. In chic red and signature Selfridges' yellow packaging, four different flavours of mini mince pie are hidden in the drawers, with a Christmas cake for Christmas Eve.

Available from:
Selfridges, £39.99


Pip & Nut Advent calendar

Opening this calendar is a treat each day, with each door hiding a generous peanut or almond butter cup coated in rich dark chocolate. They’re individually wrapped, so open in the morning and take to work for an elevenses treat.

Available from:
Ocado (£20)
Amazon (£19.36)


M&S House of Whips calendar

A quirky name for a quirky calendar. Inspired by a retro walnut whip, this calendar is filled with either plain or chocolate orange marshmallow whips, with a giant one for Christmas Day itself.

Available from:
M&S in-store (£10)
Ocado (£10)


T2 Sip the Future Hello tea bag Advent calendar

Experiment all month long with 24 carefully selected teas. There’s a range of tea styles, from classic earl grey and chai, to unique strawberries & cream or sticky date delight. The fun, festival-inspired packaging makes a change from festive colours, and we like the motivational quotes inside each door.

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Available from:
T2 (£22)
Amazon (£22)


The Cartwright and Butler Advent calendar

For a truly decadent Christmas, you can’t top this luxury offering from Cartwright & Butler. The mammoth calendar is filled with full-sized products, including plenty of shortbread and biscuits, plus chutney, jam, sweets, hot chocolate and much more. A Christmas hamper in calendar form – you’ll just need a good place to display it!

Available from:
Cartwright and Butler, £220


Snaffling Pig Pork Scratching Advent Calendar

Satisfy your salty tooth with this meaty calendar comprising 24 bags of crackling. Choose between black pepper, low ’n’ slow BBQ, maple, salted, salt ’n’ vinegar and festive pigs in blankets.


Chococo Advent Selection Box

A classic chocolate Advent calendar gets a serious upgrade with this Chococo selection box. With 25 truffles for £26, this is brilliant value for money – every day is a different handmade truffle or chocolate, all intricately designed and multi-layered. There’s plenty of festive flavours, such as Gingerbread Caramel and Black Forest Gateau, alongside fruity, boozy and caramel chocolates. The daily numbered menu details the order to eat the chocolates, if you can be restrained enough all month.

Available from:
Chococo, £26


The World Whisky Advent Calendar

A dark blue advent calendar with three small glass bottles in front

Get in the festive spirit with 24 drams of whisky from 14 countries, each presented in a wax-sealed bottle. The selection is new each year, so even if you've had the calendar before you'll discover new tipples to try. For more like this, check out our full round-up of the best boozy advent calendars to buy this year.

Available from:
Master of Malt, £149.95


Hotel Chocolat The Chocolate Advent Calendar for Two

A white advent calendar opened up to reveal chocolate truffles

Take Advent to the next level with this indulgent calendar for two. Both sides open up to reveal a daily double surprise, from salted caramel cream to Raspberry Rush. Perfect for chocolate-loving couples!

Available from:
Hotel Chocolat, £27.50


Lakrids by Bulow liquorice advent calendar

A black box advent calendar with Lakrids by Buklow writing on the front and the number 24

Liquorice lovers rejoice, this sleek calendar comes with two pieces of the black stuff behind each door, with luxurious flavours ranging from chocolate and coffee to cool mint.

Available from:
Lakrids by Bulow, £45


Naked Marshmallow boozy Advent calendar

Indulge a sweet tooth with a daily marshmallow throughout December. We love this boozy twist, with six different cocktail-inspired flavours, from passion fruit martini to piña colada. The fresh and fruity raspberry and prosecco is our favourite. For an extra £3.95, you can get the calendar complete with a mini burner to make toasted marshmallows.


Lindt teddy Advent calendar

The Lindt teddy is a Christmas classic. This calendar contains a variety of creamy Lindt chocolate in different shapes and flavours – from milk truffles to mini reindeer and teddy truffles.

Available from:
Amazon, £11


Tony’s Chocolonely countdown calendar

This giant calendar contains 24 ‘Tiny Tony’s’ in ten of Tony’s classic flavours, across milk, dark and white chocolate flavours. The inner door is printed with tiny missions, tying in with Tony’s ethical principles and commitment to eliminating slavery in chocolate production. Read these carefully, as there is one controversial day you won't get any chocolate...

Available from:
Amazon (£13)
Ocado (£13)
WHSmith (£14.99)


Divine chocolate Advent calendar

For a Fairtrade Christmas, this simple chocolate calendar from Divine won’t disappoint. The milk calendar has a colourful Christmas tree design to brighten up a mantelpiece, whilst there’s also a dark 70% chocolate version with a sleek navy nativity design for those with a slightly less sweet tooth.

Available from:
Divine, £5


Montezuma's dark chocolate Advent calendar

Enjoy creamy dark chocolate every day with Montezuma’s organic calendar – it goes all the way up to Christmas Day too. There’s also milk, a mixed milk and white calendar or truffle versions to choose from.

Available from:
Ocado (£11.99)
Abel & Cole (£11.95)

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