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Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Other Advent Calendars 2015 // Holidays With Hannah

If you're not keen on Beauty Advent Calendars or are looking for an alternative to chocolate for the children then here are some different ones for 2015. I really like that fact they are doing alternatives as some friends of mine have very complex skin or are very subtle with makeup and don't use half the items from the Beauty Calendars. 

I especially love the concept of toy advent calendars. An idea would be to say they are an early gift from Santa and do something to prepare for Christmas either every day or week with the children and they can open the door(s) as a reward. You can include sorting through old toys, helping with the wrapping or tidying their rooms ready for Santa.

Again this post will list what is featured in each Advent Calendar so if you don't want any spoilers then please don't read ahead!

Let's get straight in with Yankee Candle who have two calendars this year.

The Advent House is £27.99 and features:

Everyday this set will contain a tea light from one of the seven festive scents; Cosy By The Fire, Winter Glow, Snowflake Cookie, Icicles, Christmas Garland, Spiced Orange and Christmas Eve.

The Advent Carousel is £31.99 and features:

Everyday you will open a Tealight in Berry Trifle, Bundle Up, Christmas Cookie or Cinnamon Stick. Or a Votive in Red Apple Wreath, Candy Cane Lane, Angel Wings or Snow In Love.

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar is £25 and features:

- 5 Mini Figures
- 2 Holiday Themed Droids
- Jabba's Sail Barge 
- Sandcrawler
- Star Destroyer
- Millennium Falcon
- A-Wing Starfighter
- A Sleigh
- Ewok Weapon Rack
- Catapult
- Gun Turret
- Blaster Rack
- Hoth Command Post
- Fold Out Playmat
Build the winter village in Heartlake City Square, with a new piece to add every day. You’ll find special winter sports equipment, fairground games and Christmas cakes and candies. You might even find some furry winter friends inside too.
Includes Andrea and Liza mini-doll figures in a calendar with 24 secret compartments, each containing its own buildable surprise.

Lego City Christmas Advent Calendar is £20 and features:

Enjoy the countdown to Christmas with the Lego City Advent Calendar, featuring 24 awesome gifts that will make each day a special day! You can meet Santa, decorate the Christmas tree, build a snowman or blast off into space aboard the shuttle. It’s just like Christmas day!

Block Tech Advent Calendar is £7.50 and features:

- 2 Presents
- 3 Lanterns
- 2 Trees
- Outdoor Table & Tableware
- 1 Girl
- 1 Boy
- 1 Skier
- 2 Flowers
- Snow Mobile
- Snowmobile Rider
- Horse, Carriage & Coachman 
- 2 Gift Bags

VTech Toot Toot Drivers Advent Calendar is £25 and features:

It features 24 fun play pieces including a cute Toot-Toot Drivers Sleigh, detachable trailer with SmartPoint, Christmas decorations, mini Toot-Toot Christmas book and lots more surprises. Box panel folds down to become a Toot-Toot Drivers road so you can create a Toot-Toot Christmas world! Sleigh includes three Christmas songs, 6 festive melodies and lots of fun sound effects.
Also includes a storage bag so that all the pieces can be stored away to play with again and again.

Play-Doh Advent Calendar is £14.99 and features:

Different Shape Cutters (x24)
Tubs Of Play Doh (x5)
Give your child a stable lead-up to Christmas, with this enchanting horse advent calendar. Having a showjumping theme, every day of December will yield a special gift to help build a perfect equine paradise. These include two of the cute animals, a jockey, a steeple jump and even a trophy and ribbons to reward each horse's efforts!

Schleich Farm Advent Calendar is £24.99 and features:

Build up your very own farmyard this festive season with this delightful advent calendar. On each day leading up to Christmas, your animal-mad child would reveal a special gift, ranging from cow, pig and precious piglet figurines to hay bales that set the rural scene! There are all kinds of accessories to care for and feed the animals included, but what day will they come?
Countdown to Christmas with a novel and fun twist on the traditional Advent calendar. The Playmobil® Christmas Room Advent Calendar contains 24 surprise items for each day leading up to the big day. Once all the pieces are revealed, light up the Christmas tree for some extra holiday cheer!
Playmobil Advent Calendar includes a festive backdrop, 4 Playmobil figures, an illuminating Christmas tree, presents, food, dog and other accessories.

The Playmobil Santa's Workshop Advent Calendar is £19.99 and features:

Celebrate the festive season with the Santa’s Workshop Advent Calendar from Playmobil. This special Advent calendar contains 24 surprises for each day of the countdown to Christmas. As each box is opened it creates a wonderful scene, with Father Christmas and his elves helping load the sleigh with toys, pulled by his trusty reindeer. The set includes backdrop, Santa figure, 2 elves and angel figure, reindeer with sleigh, gifts, assorted toys, wheelbarrow, basket and a matching pairs card game.

Mega Bloks Minions Advent Calendar is £21.12 and features:

Build all kinds of merry mischief when you count down to the holidays with the Advent Calendar by Mega Bloks Minions™!
Featuring 24 different holiday-themed surprises, which you can open and build each day, this exclusive seasonal set includes three never-before-seen buildable Minions in special festive outfits!

Hot Wheels Advent Calendar is £28.95 and features:

Eight different Hot Wheels cars, cool stickers and surprising accessories.

Topshop Jewellery Advent Calendar is £25 and features:

Advent calendar with 24 festive doors featuring 12 pairs of stud earrings, 4 ditsy bracelets and 8 ditsy charm necklaces. 100% Metal.

Jewellery Advent Calendar is £16.75 and features:

Two bracelets and 22 charms behind each window.

Charm Bracelet Advent Calendar is £21.95 and features:

This beautiful charm bracelet is a great idea for advent. It comes with 23 individual acrylic charms in their own drawer which attach to a stylish gold bracelet. It is the perfect girly advent calendar for those who don't want to give sweets to their little ones.
Pack contains 1 charm bracelet with 23 charms.

I really adore the last advent calendar for a little girl, it's so sweet! I'm also glad that more brands are getting involved with this concept as Lego ones have been around for a few years and ones such as The Play Doh Advent are great for younger years.

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