So the countdown to Christmas has truly begun in St Albans and Harpenden but have you remembered to get an advent calendar? Thank goodness for Amazon, their list of the best selling Christmas advent calendars range from chocolate and alcohol to toy advent calendars so there's something for everyone in the family!
If you like a Yankee Candle fan to help you embrace the smell of the festive season in your home there’s a house-shaped advent calendar which contains 23 tea light candles in seven fragrances, and one votive candle or a tree shaped one for the wall. For those with an extra sweet tooth there is a Haribo advent calendar containing a mixture of fruit and cola flavour chewy sweets, marshmallows, liquorice and gums.
Then there’s the toy and game calendars for the smaller folk, including ones that contain Lego and Playmobil Figures, each window holds a different surprise each day to help build up a magical scene. For any football fan the Match Attax calendar offering the football trading card game will delight many.
Not forgetting one for dad with 24 windows of wine joy from New Zealand Sauvignon blanc to Argentine Malbec and sparkling Prosecco, to enjoy, there’s even a window for mulled wine! But for some the classic chocolate behind each window is all that is required you just have to resist eating them all at once!