Couldn’t get your hands on the sold out Bonne Maman advent calendar? These calendars from local Melbourne businesses are just as sweet. Countdown to Christmas with chocolate, gin, LEGO, luxe skincare and more. Plus find the best calendars for kids and even your pooch!
The gin box, $105
Head to Melbourne’s cutest little city distillery to get your hands on the gin box. Inside you’ll find a twelve-door selection of Little Lon’s most loved spirits. They’re perfectly portioned for a G&T in the evening. Try rhubarb gin, sweet lychee, then mix things up with a limoncello.
Tea lover’s calendar, $48
Bliss out with a fresh cup of tea every day until Christmas. T2’s beautifully designed calendar is loaded with 24 fruity, spicy and herbal bags of goodness. Unwrap flavours like strawberries and cream, sticky date and Christmas breakfast tea.
Premium chocolate calendar, $49.90
Haigh’s Chocolate has designed a stunning reusable calendar that you can hang up year after year. Made in festive red fabric, it comes with a box of milk and dark chocolate squares to slip in the 24 pockets. Next year, just buy a refill for $26.90 to nail a sustainable Christmas!
Milk chocolate advent calendar, $39.90
Get your December days off to a sweet start with Koko Black’s classic choc-loaded calendar. Open the doors to 25 milk chocolate treats. For a more decadent option, the yours and mine calendar is designed to share with two choccies behind every door.
Whiskey advent calendar, $299
Sip your way through Australia’s best whiskey distilleries with the White Possum alcohol calendar. Each door holds a nip of a premium spirit from award winners and indie distilleries. Available from the gifting legends at Miei, 100 per cent of profits from the store go to the Smith Family.
Beauty advent calendar, $119
L’Occitane’s classic advent calendar packs 24 mini beauty treats into a gift-worthy box. Try travel-sized versions of the brand’s most popular skincare products. Think soothing serums and sweet-smelling jasmine and bergamot body milk. Plus unwrap a full-sized surprise product.
Pop culture LEGO calendars, $59.99
Build excitement leading up to Christmas with a piece-a-day LEGO calendar. From Star Wars to Harry Potter, this range of advent calendars will delight little ones and pop culture geeks alike. A tiny scene comes to life as they unveil the figurines. Think pint-sized Draco Malfoys and LEGO Ewoks!
Bluey book collection, $39.99
If your little ones went wild after seeing the Bluey-themed Myer Christmas Windows, they’ll love this calendar from Readings Kids. The advent calendar comes with a set of 24 mini Bluey books. It includes a colouring book and a special Santa story to read on Christmas Eve.
Dog advent calendar, $33.95
Why should Buddy miss out on all the festive fun? The Paw Principality’s limited-edition dog advent calendar promises 24 days of tasty treats. They’ll sink their teeth into puppy biscuits of all flavours, from choc chip cookies to mixed berry pie. And worry not, strict pooch parents – they’re totally nutritious!
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