Saturday 24 November 2018

Advent Calendar Feature 2018

If you're a regular reader or visitor to Unique Young Mum, then you may know that Christmas is my favourite time of the year! It's the one time of year that I relax that little bit more, watch lots of television - well Christmas movies to be precise, and let's not forget the Christmas jumpers, whacky hair accessories and reindeer earmuffs come out to play, when else can we do that bar Christmas time?

The advent season is very nearly upon us, and as I've enjoyed doing Advent Features previously, I just knew I had to do one again this year! What other way can we countdown to Christmas than with an advent calendar? Well, I suppose we do have the Elf On The Shelf too, and he's the one who brings the Unique Young Mum household their calendars! Plus having a foodie advent calendar is the one time of the year we can get away with eating sweet treats first thing in the morning right!? Without further ado, let me introduce you to Unique Young Mum's 2018 Advent Calendar Feature!
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Photo Advent Calendar with Chocolates from 

I just had to feature this one first, purely because this calendar features a photo of my babies! Professionally reproduced in superb print quality, filled with 24 assorted kinder® chocolate - kinder Country®, kinder Bueno® and kinder Choco Bons®, this calendar comes in two different sizes and is perfect for any kinder® fan of any age, simply upload your photo and away you go, FotoInsight do all the rest for you!

If kinder® chocolate isn't what you're after, than why not go for a Ferrero® calendar instead, or even just a standard chocolate one?

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Personalised Retro Sweets Advent Calendar

This fun Personalised Retro Sweets Advent Calendar has 24 classic old-fashioned sweeties including Fruit Salads, Black Jacks, Drumstick Lollies, Refresher Chews, Love Hearts and Tattoo Bubblegum. Let the taste of Parma Violets and Traffic Light Lollies take you on a nostalgic trip back to your childhood. Personalise the calendar with any name up to 13 characters, and get ready to be taken on a journey back to your childhood. 

If sweets aren't up your street, why not check out the Spotify advent calendar to satisfy your ears, or the 12 days of Christmas bath bomb one, and if you're really looking to break the bank, Find Me A Gift have a Gin advent calendar too.

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Merry Christmas 2018 Advent Calendar

Perfect for counting down to Christmas - this one is especially popular with teenagers and adults who have 'grown out of children's ranges, but still want a chocolate treat every day leading up to the big day. I picked this up in a Thorntons store and was pleasantly surprised to see that it was part of their 3 for 2 range. The calendar is filled with 24 solid Thornton's milk chocolates.

This is just one of a few 'grown' up calendars that Thornton's have this year, and they also have a great selection of children's ones too, read on further for a children's one featured within this post!

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Snowman Like You, Standard Advent Calendar

Snowman Like You is just one of 39 'standard milk chocolate' personalised designs available from a fabulous company I've discovered for the first time this year - Vanilla Reindeer. Filled with 24 delicious solid milk chocolate shapes, its a simple case of picking your favourite photo, and then your favourite design. Whilst picking a photo wasn't that hard, choosing which design to pick was a lot tougher! They have styles for all ages, with Santa ones for the children, and a cheeky elf one for the grown-ups, it's no wonder their slogan is “Personalise your gift with a giggle”.

If you're looking for a personalised advent calendar, then you really can't get much better than Vanilla Reindeer, with their wide range of different designs and even two styles of chocolates available - oh yes, they do a truffle one too, you can read on further to see that one too!

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The Big Chilli Advent Calendar 2018

Last year The Big Chilli Advent Calendar was chosen as number 1 in the Telegraph's Best Alternative Advent Calendars 2017, and this year it's even better! The Big Chilli Advent Calendar is perfect for any spice fan this December featuring 25 sachets of different chilli's! Embark on a world tour with the smoky Mexican chipotle, fiery Indian bhut jolokhia, citrussy bullet chillies from China, or will you be brave enough to try Carolina Reaper, the world's hottest chilli?

As well as the 25 chillies, you'll also receive a booklet of tasting notes and over 20 must-try recipes. The recipient will be a chilli expert in no time, well at least by Christmas Day!

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The Swizzels Advent Calendar

The Swizzels advent calendar thankfully returns for Christmas 2018. Behind each door is one of Swizzels’ most popular brands including Drumstick Squashies, Refreshers and Love Hearts. The Santa’s workshop-themed calendar is an ideal alternative to traditional chocolate advent calendars and is suitable for all ages. Available from Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Wilko.

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The Snowman™ and The Snowdog Premium Advent Calendar

For a snowy adventure full of magical treats all the way to Christmas Day, The Snowman™ and Snowdog is the perfect advent calendar to gift to a little one. The 25 delicious milk chocolates include a white chocolate snow dog model for Christmas Day, and families will be extra excited to reveal a few surprises too!

This is just one of many advent calendars available from Thorntons this year, and it isn't the only character option too! Thorntons also do The Gruffalo advent calendar, along with their own Santa design, and many more!

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Tis The Season, Truffle Advent Calendar

As mentioned above, Vanilla Reindeer is a fabulous company I've only just discovered and they do a wide range of personalised advent calendars. Tis The Season is just one of 25 truffle advent calendars available for the adults this year. The truffle advent's include a collection of 24 rich holiday truffle delights in a variety of Christmas-inspired flavours, such as Gin and Lime, Christmas Pudding, Smooth Milk, Prosecco, Fudge Brownie, Intense Dark Chocolate and Sweet Mandarin.

Check out the Vanilla Reindeer website for many more truffle designs, including Gingle Bells, You're The Stuffing To My Turkey, It's The Most Wonderful Time For a Beer and many more. If truffles aren't your go-to chocolate, but you love the sound of the fabulous designs available, then don't worry because they also do standard chocolate calendars with their unique designs also!

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Dog's Countdown To Christmas Calendar

Last but not least, because how could we ever forget our pooches, the Pets at Home dog's chocolate advent calendar is just one of a few calendars available for dogs this year. Containing 24 doggie chocolate treats, and a steal at just £2, it's the perfect way for your dog to enjoy the countdown to Christmas. When I picked this up in store, I also noticed other dog advent calendars, including a rawhide one, and one from Lily's Kitchen too, what's more, the calendars are also on a 3 for 2 special offer, and you know what they say, every penny saved is a penny towards the presents from Santa Paws!

There we have it, Unique Young Mum's 2018 Advent Calendar Feature. I am now itching to get my hands on my calendar, thankfully I don't have long to go!

Until next time,
Jada x

Disclaimer: Some of these items were sent to me in return for coverage in this post, however all thoughts and opinions are my own. I've received no payment in return for any products 


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