Looking for the best foodie Advent calendar or a new chocolate Advent calendar to enjoy this year? We've chosen our favourite calendars from those available, and there is sure to be something for everyone. In the world of chocolate calendars alone, you can take your pick from truffles, peanut butter cups, classic Lindt and more. Alternatively, treat yourself to a decadent whisky calendar or a pork scratching calendar might be a new guilty favourite for those who prefer savoury over sweet, too. Read on to discover the best ones to buy.


For more inspiration, see our round-ups of the best boozy Advent calendars, best coffee calendars and the best vegan Advent calendars. Once your Advent calendar is sorted, check out our best gifts for coffee lovers, best beer gifts or gin gifts for gifting inspiration.

Best foodie Advent calendars

Chococo Advent Selection Box

Chococo advent calendar

A classic chocolate Advent calendar gets a serious upgrade with this Chococo selection box. With 25 truffles for £27.50, this is brilliant value for money – every day is a different handmade truffle or chocolate, all intricately designed and multi-layered. There’s plenty of festive flavours, such as Fizzy Pudding and Black Forest Gateau, alongside fruity, boozy and caramel chocolates. The daily numbered menu details the order to eat the chocolates, if you can be restrained enough all month.

Available from:
Chococo (£27.50)

Hotel Chocolat The Grand Advent Calendar


Go all out with a luxury chocolate advent calendar from Hotel Chocolat. Not just a single square behind each door - in this calendar you'll find a whole range of chocolate treats from truffles and chocolate buttons to hot chocolate and even mini gin and vodka.

Available from:
Hotel Chocolat (£75)

Pip & Nut Advent calendar

Pip & nut calendar

Opening this calendar is a treat each day, with each door hiding a generous peanut or almond butter cup coated in rich dark chocolate. They’re individually wrapped, so open in the morning and take to work for an elevenses treat.

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Available from:
Ocado (£22)
Amazon (£20)

Venchi's prestige Advent calendar

Venchi Advent Calendar with 25 boxes and a selection of wrapped chocolates in front

Treat yourself or a loved one to Venchi’s luxurious Advent calendar, that unveils one of the chocolatier’s unique, individually-wrapped treats each day; from creamy cremino chocolate stacks to caramelised hazelnut nougatine and crunchy-coated chocoviar. Once you’ve found your favourites, you can fill the festive illustrated presentation box and windows time and again with your own pick and mix from the Venchi shop.

Available from:

Venchi (£42)

John Lewis (£55)

The Cartwright and Butler Advent calendar

Cartwright Butler calendar

For a truly decadent Christmas, you can’t top this luxury offering from Cartwright & Butler. The mammoth calendar is filled with full-sized products, including plenty of shortbread and biscuits, plus chutney, jam, sweets, hot chocolate and much more. A Christmas hamper in calendar form – you’ll just need a good place to display it!

Available from:
Cartwright and Butler (£210)

Paxton & Whitfield Artisan Cheese Advent Calendar


Do you have more of a savoury than a sweet tooth? This cheese advent calendar will make the festive season extra special, with three deliveries coming throughout the month to ensure your cheese stays fresh. Open a 75g wedge of cheese each day, complete with a fact sheet with all the information on each cheese and the cheesemaker, plus pairing ideas. There's 24 different cheeses so no repeats all month!

Available from:
Paxton & Whitfield (£150)

Snaffling Pig Pork Scratching Advent Calendar

Snaffling pig

Satisfy your salty tooth with this meaty calendar comprising 24 bags of crackling. Choose between black pepper, low ’n’ slow BBQ, maple, salted, salt ’n’ vinegar and festive pigs in blankets.

The World Whisky Advent Calendar

A dark blue advent calendar with three small glass bottles in front

Get in the festive spirit with 24 drams of whisky from 14 countries, each presented in a wax-sealed bottle. The selection is new each year, so even if you've had the calendar before you'll discover new tipples to try. For more like this, check out our full round-up of the best boozy advent calendars to buy this year.

Available from:
Master of Malt (£149.95)

Just Spices Large Advent Calendar

Just Spices advent calendar

This giant calendar from Just Spices will keep you cooking well into 2024 and most likely beyond. Each door contains a full tub of a different spice blend or seasoning, with quirky flavours including banana bread mix, pizza topping and roast potato seasoning.

Available from:
Just Spices (£99.99)

Selfridges Festive Mini Mince Pie Advent Calendar

SELFRIDGES SELECTION Festive-Mini-Mince-Pie-advent-calendar

What better way to get into the festive spirit in December than with a calendar full of mince pies? This special calendar from Selfridges is filled with mini mince pies in four flavours – classic, chocolate, citrus and almond. Spoiler alert – there's even a mini Christmas cake to discover on Christmas Day.

Available from:
Selfridges, £39.99

Hotel Chocolat The Chocolate Advent Calendar for Two

A white advent calendar opened up to reveal chocolate truffles

Take Advent to the next level with this indulgent calendar for two. Both sides open up to reveal a daily double surprise, from salted caramel cream to Raspberry Rush. Perfect for chocolate-loving couples!

Available from:
Hotel Chocolat, £27.50

Daylesford Organic Farm Shop Advent Calendar

Daylesford Organic advent calendar

For the ultimate decadent Christmas, this Daylesford Organic calendar could replace a Christmas hamper. We were impressed by the generous size of products within, as well as the variety – from plenty of food and drink to candles, Christmas decorations and a hand cream.

Available from:
Daylesford Organic (£250)

Joe & Seph's 'Find Joe & Seph' Popcorn Advent Calendar

Swap chocolate for popcorn this year with the Joe & Seph's calendar containing a mini bag of popcorn behind each door. There's 14 different flavours to discover so not too many repeats – the spiced speculoos is our favourite.

Available from:
Joe & Seph's (£30)
John Lewis (£30)

Lakrids by Bulow liquorice advent calendar

Lakrids advent calendar

Liquorice lovers rejoice, this sleek calendar comes with two pieces of the black stuff behind each door, with luxurious flavours ranging from chocolate and coffee to cool mint.

Available from:
Lakrids by Bulow (£50)

Naked Marshmallow boozy Advent calendar

Boozy naked marshmallow calendar

Indulge a sweet tooth with a daily marshmallow throughout December. We love this boozy twist, with six different cocktail-inspired flavours, from passion fruit martini to piña colada. The fresh and fruity raspberry and prosecco is our favourite. For an extra £3.95, you can get the calendar complete with a mini burner to make toasted marshmallows.

Lindt teddy Advent calendar

Lindt teddy advent calendar

The Lindt teddy is a Christmas classic. This calendar contains a variety of creamy Lindt chocolate in different shapes and flavours – from milk truffles to mini reindeer and teddy truffles.

Available from:
Amazon (£12)

Tony’s Chocolonely countdown calendar

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This giant calendar contains 24 ‘Tiny Tony’s’ in ten of Tony’s classic flavours, across milk, dark and white chocolate flavours. The inner door is printed with tiny missions, tying in with Tony’s ethical principles and commitment to eliminating slavery in chocolate production. Read these carefully, as there is one controversial day you won't get any chocolate...

Available from:
Amazon (£13)
Ocado (£13)
WHSmith (£11.99)


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Lucy RoxburghEcommerce and Reviews Editor

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