November will be over in no time and everyone knows what that means…It’s time to crack open the first door of your advent calendars! If you’re yet to treat yourself or your loved ones to a 2017 advent calendar, now is the time to do so! Before you know it, the shelves will be emptying and you’ll have a limited selection of these festive calendars to choose from!
How do you even begin to whittle them down to your festive favourite? We’ve got you covered with a list of some of the best value for money advent calendars of the year. Don’t be tempted to buy a luxury calendar that could cost you more money than it’s worth. You’ll be able to feel the excitement of Christmas with these fantastic finds!
So what are you waiting for? Find your favourite bargain from our list and head out with your prepaid card to treat yourself to an advent calendar without the temptation to spend more!
Best beauty advent calendars 2017
There are numerous beauty advent calendars to take your pick from, however, you’ll soon discover that many won’t give you as much bang for your buck as you originally thought.
The Marks & Spencer beauty advent calendar, however, offers an astonishing amount of product for the price you pay. Smother on some liquid lipstick from Stila, extend your lashes with some mascara from Eyeko, or give your skin a boost with some sleep cream from Formula Absolute. These are just a few of the fabulous gifts and treats you will find in M&S’ advent calendar!
If you spend £35 on clothes or homeware in store, you can purchase the calendar for £35. The total cost of all the products included in the calendar is £250, saving yourself a whopping £180!
Alternatively, head over to Amazon where you will find their own fantastic beauty advent calendar, new for 2017! Behind every door, you’ll find miniatures from the likes of Molton Brown, Rimmel and Essie, to name a few. These 24 fantastic finds will be yours for just £50, a bargain when compared to the £185 they would cost you separately!
Best advent calendars for adults
For adults lacking the sweet tooth that’s tempted by traditional chocolate advent calendars, how about a tipple or two during the run up to Christmas instead? Boozy advent calendars are becoming increasingly popular, but which brands and retailers are offering the best deals?
If you do your weekly shop at Aldi, be sure to keep an eye out for their wine advent calendar this month! Available from the 14th November 2017, you’ll be treated to 24 20cl bottles of wine for just £49! That works out at £2 for every large glass of wine you receive!
If you’re more the beer type, head over to Iceland for a craft beer advent calendar to enjoy over the coming month. With 24 varieties of craft beer to sample at just £34.99, you’ll struggle to choose your favourite!
Best advent calendars for kids
Christmas is such a fantastic time for kids, abundant with lights, presents and of course, chocolate! To kick off the festivities, one of the following advent calendars is bound to brighten their day, all without breaking the bank.
So many children love Thomas the Tank Engine, so what better way to surprise them than with a Thomas themed advent calendar! Available at Asda for £35, the calendar contains 24 tiny trains along with festive decorations, so that they can create their own Island of Sodor in your own home! That works out at around £1.45 per train!
If they’re not a fan of Thomas then how about Lego? Tesco is stocking a Lego Friends advent calendar this year, featuring 24 items to build into themes! At just £19.50, each item is worth around £1.20 each. What’s more, it’s bound to keep them busy whilst you’re wrapping presents!
The best of the classic advent calendars
Of course, if you choose to stick to the classic chocolate advent calendars this year, there’s still plenty of bargains to be had. Whether you’re a fan of the depths of dark chocolate or the creaminess of white, there’s plenty of chocolate advent calendars out there at more than reasonable prices.
Peanut butter fans will celebrate when they get their hands on a Reece’s advent calendar at B&M Bargains for just £5! Or if you’re looking to treat that someone special in your life, push the boat out with a Hotel Chocolat advent calendar for just £12.50 – luxury can be affordable after all!
Kids love Kinder and they can enjoy some of their favourite chocolate every day throughout December, with this Kinder advent calendar, just £3 from Wilkos! Even cheaper still, there’s a My Little Pony advent calendar available at B&M Bargains for just 89p!
It doesn’t have to cost a lot to get involved with the festivities. All it takes is a little research to find the best deals and you’ll be as excited as everyone else when 1st December comes round.
If you’ve found any advent calendars for a fantastic price, share them with us! Or if you’d like more money-saving advice for the Christmas period, head over to our blog where we’ve covered everything from travelling home for Christmas, to Christmas shopping online.