Novelty, geeky & luxury advent calendars all under £100

Counting down Christmas with chocolates and candles is a thing of the past, and there are some amazing alternative advent calendars to be had. Some are also crazy-expensive, so here's our pick of the best advent calendars under £100 for 2018.

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Harry Potter Advent Calendar

This Pop advent calendar has proven so popular with Harry Potter fans it has already sold out just about everywhere. Get down to Menkind now, though, and you can pre-order with stock expected mid-November.

It costs £59.99, which we're sure you'll consider a small price to pay for 24 Pocket Pop figures, which include all your favourites from Hermione to Dumbledore and the main man himself.

Click here to pre-order the Harry Potter Advent Calendar, and use code SANTA10 to save 10%.

(Find more Black Friday and Christmas deals here.)

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Next Prev harry potter advent calendar

This Pop advent calendar has proven so popular with Harry Potter fans it has already sold out just about everywhere. Get down to Menkind now, though, and you can pre-order with stock expected mid-November.

It costs £59.99, which we're sure you'll consider a small price to pay for 24 Pocket Pop figures, which include all your favourites from Hermione to Dumbledore and the main man himself.

Click here to pre-order the Harry Potter Advent Calendar, and use code SANTA10 to save 10%.

(Find more Black Friday and Christmas deals here.)

Star Wars Advent Calendars

You've probably heard of the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar that is being sold just about everywhere (here it is at Asda for £18), but Star Wars fans who no longer play with Lego might also appreciate this alternative from Revell.

With a fiver already knocked off the price and now available for £24.99, this special Advent Calendar lets you build your own Millennium Falcon with light-up engines, engine and combat sounds, retractable landing gear, rotating laser cannons, opening entry ramp, detachable escape pod and detailed cockpit. Do we need to say anymore? Buy it here.

RC Advent Calendars

Just as cool and also from Revell are these RC Truck (£29.99) and Helicopter (£32.99) Advent Calendars.

You get to gradually collect the pieces to build and eventually drive (or fly) an awesome remote-controlled toy.

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Audio Advent Calendars

Audiophiles will love this Retro Radio Advent Calendar from Haynes, which costs £19.99 from Menkind.

Another DIY kit, this radio is built from 24 individual pieces with one supplied each day in December in the lead up to Christmas. That will keep you busy assembling all those parts on Christmas Eve.

Beauty Advent Calendars

We can't write a best alternative advent calendars article and not mention the cosmetic crowd - there are just so many of them, and we've seen some going for up to £500! It's insane.

Our pick for sheer value is this Nivea Beauty Advent Calendar, which is half-price at Amazon and now only £19.99. Amazon also has its own Beauty Calendar at £40.

We won't go through them all in detail here, but your other options below £100 include: Bomb Cosmetics (£15.99); Morris & Co (£26.60);  Winter In Venice (£29.99); Holland & Barrett (£34); Cath Kidstone (£34.85); Soap & Glory (£35.99); Jack Wills (£39.99); ASOS (£55); Loccitane (£63.72); Birchbox (£65); The Body Shop (£65); Debenhams (£70); Decleor (£74.49); Clarins (£78.99); Look Fantastic (£79) and GlossyBox (£99).

Cosmetic Advent Calendars

As well as beauty and pampering advent calendars we're also seeing more and more come on to the scene with make-up inside. For value check out this Revolution Advent Calendar, now available at £48.79.

Also see options from Maybelline (down from £49.99 to £33.50), No7 (£89.90) and YouStar (£29.95).

We also like this Alessandro Nail Varnish Advent Calendar at £54.42.

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Sock Advent Calendars

What do you gift the person who has everything? Obviously a pair of socks. Who doesn't need socks?

Well, you might be thinking you probably don't need 24 pairs, but you won't need to do any washing for a while.

Anyway, check out this £79.99 Advent Calendar from the Sock Shop.

Stationery Advent Calendars

Got too many socks? This stationery advent calendar from KIKKI K could help with the thank you notes instead.

It's pretty pricey at £90 from Selfridges, but if you're the kind of person who appreciates this kind of thing you'll find it worth every penny.

Beer Advent Calendars

Beer advent calendars are all the rage in 2018. We like this Craft Beer Calendar from HonestBrew (£69.90), but you've also got options from John Lewis (£70) and IWOOT (£99.99).

Or why not go mad and chuck in some pork scratchings, too? This combo calendar costs £65 from The Snaffling Pig Company.

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Wine & Spirits Advent Calendars

If beer's not your poison, how about 12 Days Of Prosecco (Lakeland, £29.99)? John Lewis also has a wine advent calendar for £70.

For G&T lovers there's an 'ultimate' Gin & Tonic advent calendar from Fever Tree for £60 over at Waitrose, or this Boutique-y Gin Advent Calendar from IWOOT at £99.95.

We also found this Drinks By The Dram Vodka Advent Calendar under £100 at IWOOT (£99.95).

Tea & Coffee Advent Calendars

Less boozy options include this Beanies Coffee Advent Calendar at £20 from IWOOT, or if you have a Nespresso coffee maker check out this £20 option from Harrods.

For tea drinkers there's also this £49.99 Advent Calendar Box from IWOOT.

Popcorn Advent Calendar

Chocolate is so last year. Check out this Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar from [email protected]'s, which contains 24 5g packets of flavoured popcorn. 

It costs £25 - click here for more details.

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Jewellery Advent Calendars

Christmas is all about the bling, so get ready with this 12 Days of Christmas Jewellery Advent Calendar from Cuckooland.

The set can be personalised with your name, and is a bargain at £52.

Men's Advent Calendars

So beer and pork scratchings aren't just for men, but we're pretty sure beards are. Or at least we hope so.

The Bearded Man Company is offering its 24 days of beard treats on Amazon for just £29.99.

There's also this 'man-sized' advent calendar from Man'Stuff packed full of toiletries designed for men - grab it on Amazon for £29.99.

Naughty Advent Calendars

This Sinful Advent Calendar costs £99.99 from Menkind and is packed with erotic treats for you and your saucy Santa.

Do note you need to be 18 years of age to purchase this advent calendar. 

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Pet Advent Calendars

It's not just us humans who get excited about Christmas. Man's Best Friend appreciates the festive season too, and would very much like some presents, thank you, woof, woof.

IWOOT stocks this Dog Treats Advent Calendar for £49.99, but if that's stretching your budget a little too far also check out Ocado's alternatives for dogs and cats at £9.99.

Click here to buy the Dog Treats Advent Calendar Box.

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