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Looking for something a little more special than a chocolate advent calendar this year? Perhaps a non-chocolate advent calendar for your vegan friend or an unusual advent calendar for you and your other half to share? From alcoholic advent calendars filled with wine to the best beauty advent calendars for this year, we round up the best alternative advent calendars for counting down to Christmas 2023…

Best Alternative Advent Calendars

Best Wine Advent Calendar

Freixenet & Friends 24-Day Wine and Fizz Advent Calendar

Freixenet & Friends 24-Day Wine and Fizz Advent Calendar - Best Alcohol Advent Calendars 2023

The brand new Freixenet & Friends 24-Day Advent Calendar is full of stand-out mini bottles of sparkling and still wine which would make the perfect gift for any wine lovers this Christmas.

Best Beauty Advent Calendar

Rituals The Ritual of Advent Premium Advent Calendar

Rituals The Ritual of Advent Premium Advent Calendar - Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2023

Featuring 24 miniature houses, each day of advent reveals a new surprise. From cosy cottages to bustling flagship store House of Rituals, every building is beautifully crafted and intricately detailed with LED lights, creating a magical winter wonderland scene in your home. Behind each of these houses are 24 treats from Rituals, including eight full-sized products.

The Perfume Shop Advent Calendar

The Perfume Shop Perfume Advent Calendar 2023

Discover 25 scentsational treats, including the bestselling iconic mini perfumes from Mugler, Hugo Boss & Paco Rabanne, all for £79.99.

Best Tea Advent Calendars

25 Days of teapigs Tea Advent Calendar

25 Days of teapigs Tea Advent Calendar Christmas 2023

Celebrate the festive season with teapigs! Some of the flavours include chocolate flake, chai, liquorice & mint or rooibos crème caramel.

Bird & Blend Tea Co. Advent Calendar

Bird & Blend Tea Advent Calendar

Unlock 24 days of tea exploration, with 24 unique and award-winning blends to savour. This tea advent calendar contains 48 tea bags in total and a mixture of both Christmas teas and fan faves including Mulled Cider, Hazelnut Rocher, Great British Cuppa & Dozy Girl! 

Best Coffee Advent Calendar

Pact Coffee Advent Calendar

Pact Coffee Advent Calendar - Best Alternative Advent Calendars 2023

UK speciality coffee roaster Pact Coffee is making caffeinated dreams come true this Christmas, with a limited edition advent calendar packed full of indulgent coffees from around the world. The coffee advent calendar includes 25 different coffees sourced from eight countries – from light, fruity roasts from Africa, to luxury dark roasts from South America, and rare coffees usually sold as limited editions on their website. 


  • Jennifer Read-Dominguez

    Jennifer Read-Dominguez is founder of The Women's Journal and a digital editorial director with over ten years experience in the media and publishing industry. Jennifer has led the digital transformation strategies for many market-leading lifestyle magazines putting SEO and e-commerce at the forefront. She is also founder of Jeneration Public Relations - a UK digital-first public relations and communications consultancy that provides strategic coverage for clients.

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