The very best non-chocolate advent calendars for 2023

Get your hands on these unique advent calendars before the rush 🎅


by Jade Moscrop |
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Believe it or not, did you know that non-chocolate advent calendars exist? Cue gasp. Soon, it'll officially be treat yo'self season, meaning whenever someone says, "Do you want..." you say "YES". Cakes, booze, biscuits - you name it, we're consuming it. There's no better way to celebrate our favourite time of year than by treating yourself EVERY SINGLE DAY until Christmas with an advent calendar.

Do you hear that? The jingling of sleigh bells? The clinking of champagne glasses? The rustling of the Quality Street box? You know it, we know it, so we'd better just accept it - Christmas is WELL on its way and it's time to get into the festive spirit. Whether it's a tea advent calendar or an alcohol advent calendar, there's an advent calendar out there for you.

If you're over the whole chocolate thing, you might be in the market for a different kind of tasty treat. Luckily for you, brands in the advent market have been working hard to make their non-chocolate advent calendars really stand out, especially the best beauty advent calendars. And, there really is something to tickle every tastebud. So, here are the best non-chocolate advent calendars out there.

SHOP: The very best non-chocolate advent calendars

Best music advent calendar


Christmas music is just the best. If you're like us and start singing All I Want For Christmas is


  • Can be personalised
  • Each door reveals a new Christmas track for an awesome playlist
  • Five different designs are available


  • Free Spotify account may contain ads

Best mindfulness advent calendar

Embracing Mindfulness Mindfulness Advent Calendar Amazon
Price: £22.74


A wild card advent calendar, but a good one. This Mindfulness Advent Calendar from Embracing


  • A thoughtful advent calendar
  • 24 mindfulness tasks with Christmas themes
  • Can use all year round


  • Each calendar may vary

Best tea advent calendar

Twinings Superblend Advent CalendarTwinings


A calendar that will absolutely decrease your stress levels this Christmas, Twinings Superblend


  • Affordable price
  • 24 teas from the Superblend range
  • Each has an added botanical, vitamin or mineral


  • Aren't hidden behind doors

Please drink responsibly.


Where to find the best non-chocolate advent calendars?

If you're looking to shop the best advent calendars that DON'T involve chocolate (yes, that also includes the best men's advent calendars without the chocolate treats), there are a few places you can browse. Not On The High Street and Etsy have you covered with the best personalised options. However, other retailers like Amazon and Boots will sort you out with speedy delivery.

Jade Moscrop is the Commercial Content Editor for Closer, specialising in lifestyle topics. When she’s not writing about affordable homeware, beauty products and gym leggings, she can usually be found a hot girl walk, buying houseplants or listening to female-fronted rock bands.

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