As you might guess, here at the Advent Calendar Shop, we really know our Advent Calendars! We recently shared our top ten picks for traditional Advent Calendars in 2022, but what about advent calendars that are a little more unconventional? Here’s a round up of our Top Ten Non-Traditional Advent Calendars!

1. Vintage Style Mini Gramophone Musical Advent Calendar

How about a little retro styling for the festive season? Our mini battery-powered gramophone advent calendars are available in two different styles and come with 24 songs on individual mini discs. Just pop them onto the novelty record player and it will play a lovely, traditional Christmas song.

Vintage Record Player Musical Advent Calendars

Christmas Scented Candle Tealight Advent Calendar

Here’s a twist on more traditional Advent candles - this Advent calendar contains 24 spiced berry scented candles in charmingly designed holders. If you like the idea of a traditional Advent candle, but find a single candle is not quite right for you, this jolly scented candle advent calendar set might just be the solution!

Gift Candle Advent Calendar

3. Lego 75340 Star Wars Advent Calendar | Christmas 2022 Kids Lego Advent Calendar

Who doesn’t love Lego? With this, the Advent calendar is the whole present! This Lego Star Wars Advent calendar contains minifigures and mini builds to occupy Star Wars fans of any age. You can also pick these Lego advent calendars up for other franchises, if Star Wars isn’t your cup of caf - how about a Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Advent calendar instead?

Gift Lego Advent Calendar

4. Make Your Own Christmas Advent Calendar Paper Bunting Garland Decoration

A fun activity for your little ones, or a gift that gives every day - this make-your-own Advent bunting set gives you complete control over what goes inside. This set is truly versatile, enabling you to really craft an fill your own Advent calendar that is perfect for the lucky recipient - or even yourself, to get you through those dark winter mornings!

Make Your Own Advent Bunting - Advent Calendar Bunting

5. Orange Tree Toys Children's Wooden Peter Rabbit Playset Countdown To Christmas Advent Calendar

A sweet advent calendar and playset gift for the little ones, featuring the iconic colourful cast of Peter Rabbit characters. For something a little longer lasting, but still evoking traditions from years past, these little wooden orange tree toy advent calendars will bring a touch of timelessness to your home, and your child’s toybox.

Peter Rabbit Wooden Toy Advent Calendar Gift Set

6. Reindeer Family 24 Day Countdown To Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar Block

With its magical Christmassy forest scene this Reindeer wooden Advent calendar can be placed upon a mantle, or a shelf, and be brought out year after year for a really sustainable piece of Christmas decor! Ideal if you’re looking for a touch of tradition, but with a bit of a twist

Reuseable wooden advent calendar with Reindeer Forest Scene

7. Cat Treat Pet Advent Calendar | Dog Treat Pet Advent Calendar

Can’t forget the furry family members, can we? Get your pets involved with the daily fun with an advent calendar designed just for them! With a treat each day, these fun cat and dog advent calendars are a great way to include your feline and canine furbabies in your celebrations - and maybe with a treat, they might not eat your tinsel? Unlikely, but worth a try!

Caltime Pet Treat Advent Calendar

8. 3D Pop-up Tree Advent Calendar | Vegan Gourmet Sweets Christmas Calendar

If you’re not much of a fan of chocolate, but you do enjoy other sweets, this might be the calendar for you: Simply build the 3D Christmas tree, and fill with the provided Candy Kittens sweets. They’re super tasty, and best of all - they’re vegan!

Candy Kitten Sweet Vegan Advent Calendar

9. Chocolate Truffle Christmas Advent Calendar | Vegan Chocolate Advent Calendar

If you ARE a fan of chocolate, but are still after a vegan Advent calendar, we’ve got you! Monty Bojangles bring their whimsical designs and tasty flavours to this lovely calendar - and it will certainly be exciting counting down to that large door 24.

Monty Bojangles Vegan Chocolate Advent Calendar


10. Christmas Organic Herbal Tea Advent Calendar | 25 Bag Tea Selection Book Style

Why not combine your Advent calendar and your morning cup of tea with this beautiful book design calendar? I know I plan to! This offering from The English Tea Shop has a wonderful selection of festively-flavoured teas, featuring ingredients from cinnamon to cloves, star anise to ginger. They also offer a selection of blends themed around Wellness, if that’s more your style. 

Organic Tea Advent Calender - The English Tea Shop

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