The countdown is on: 10 of the best advent calendars for 2018

Mini chocolate treats are nice, but with such an array of choice, why not make the countdown to Christmas even more exciting? By Claire Spreadbury.

Advent is coming – and the calendars are getting bigger and better every year. Blow the budget on something utterly extravagant, or treat yourself to a tiny gift every single day.

Best for… Chocolate fiends
The Grand Advent Calendar, £68, Hotel Chocolat


Best for… Wine buffs
Wine Advent Calendar 2018, £79.99, Virgin Wines


Best for… Mini chocoholics
Lindt Advent Calendar, £5.99, Lindt.co.uk and supermarkets nationwide


Best for… Beauty buffs
The John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar, £165, available in stores and online


Best for… Total Indulgence
Jo Malone London Advent Calendar, £300, Harrods and Jo Malone stores


Best for… Beer lovers
Craft Beer Advent Calendar, £69.95, Beerhawk


Best for… Cookie monsters
Limited Edition Advent Calendar & Christmas Circus Advent Biscuit Tin, £99, Biscuiteers.com


Best for… Scrooges
Misfortune Cookies Anti-Advent Calendar – Gruesome Christmas, £29.99 Prezzybox.com


Best for… Pooches who like to party
Personalised Dog Treats Advent Calendar, £49.95, Prezzybox.com


Best for… Gin kings
Drinks By The Dram The Gin Advent Calendar 2018, £124.95, 31Dover.com