10 fun and festive advent calendars that are anything but chocolate

From booze to beauty, there are plenty to shop.

As the holiday season draws near, advent calendars are just one of the many ways to countdown to the most magical time of the year: Christmas Day.

Instead of the usual chocolate treats, however, we’ve been privy to a range of unique and fun advent calendars, all of which contain a selection of surprises that will make each day leading up to the festivities a delightful countdown.

From beauty to booze, LEGO to budget-friendly, we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to advent calendars that go beyond the humble chocolate.

The best non-chocolate advent calendars in Australia

So, if you’re wanting to add a touch of magic to your holiday season across a range of categories, we’ve curated a list of advent calendars that are anything but chocolate to indulge in this year.

Jewellery Advent Calendar

Accessorize 12 days Of Christmas Jewellery Advent Calendar, $105, ASOS

12 days of new jewels await with this luxe advent calendar, where behind each door you’ll find a shiny new piece of jewellery including: five pairs of hoops, two pairs of drop earrings, two pairs of studs, two bracelets, and one necklace.


bed bath n table

Wooden Opening Advent Display, $35.99 (was $59.99), Bed Bath N’ Table

This charming advent calendar is not only a functional way to count down the days until Christmas but also a stylish addition to your home décor.


Design Studio Advent Calendar

Design Studio Advent Calendar Novelty Boxed Jewellery, $49.95, Myer

This luxurious jewellery advent calendar features 12 unique jewellery pieces for the 12 days leading up to Christmas, in playful festive-themed designs that are perfect for celebrating the season.


Stationery Advent Calendar

Stationery Advent Calendar, $34.99 (was $49.99), Cotton On

For the stationery lovers, add some fun and excitement to your holiday season with Typo’s 12 days of Christmas advent calendar that offers a variety of exciting items waiting to be discovered.


Harry Potter Advent Calendar Book

Harry Potter Advent Calendar Book, from $55.56, Amazon

This 25-day advent calendar book will add a dash of Wizarding World magic to the holiday season for every Harry Potter fan, featuring unique keepsakes and collectibles ranging from festive paper ornaments to Harry Potter–inspired recipe cards and more.


Nespresso Advent Calendar

Nespresso Advent Calendar, $60, Nespresso

Enjoy a cup of coffee everyday in the month of December as you unbox this luxe advent calendar from Nespresso, available for both Original or Vertuo systems.


T2 Tea Advent Calendar

The Tea Lover’s 24 Day Fabulous Feast Tea Bag Advent Calendar, $33.60 (was $48), T2 Tea

Packed in a colourful, recyclable cardboard box, open an individual door to discover a new flavour of T2’s best selling teas, from black to green, fruit to herbal.


Dog Treat Advent Calendar

Doggylicious Christmas Dog Treat Advent Calendar, $52.50, Hardtofind

This Doggylicious advent calendar is the perfect way to treat the furry members of your family, with 24 Tail-Wagging Honey Glazed Ham Christmas cookies for them to enjoy.


Santa & Friends Advent Calendar

Santa & Friends Advent Calendar, $19.59, Amazon

With over 500 ratings – 83 per cent of which are five-stars – this advent calendar is one to have this Christmas. “A pleasure to open each day and kids are loving them – makes a wonderful change from the mass market chocolate calendars,” said a five-star reviewer.


Whisky Advent Calendar

The White Possum Whisky Advent Calendar, $349, Hardtofind

There are a total of 25 Australian whiskies hiding behind the slots of this calendar, each of them handmade in small batches around Australia.


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