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Where can I find non chocolate / non edible Advent calendars?

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Where can I find non chocolate / non edible Advent calendars?

Advent calendars are a Christmas tradition, helping children count down the days from the 1st to the 24th of December and build up their excitement towards the big day.

The word “Advent” is actually derived from the Latin word “coming”. Advent calendars go back to the 19th century, when families used to mark each day in the month of December until Christmas eve with a chalk marks on doors.

Cadbury launched its first UK chocolate Advent calendar in 1971 but it wasn’t until 1993 when they finally became a Christmas tradition staple to stay put.

What if my child or loved one is tube fed and can not eat chocolate? How can I include them in this tradition too?

There are many Advent calendars on the market that include non-edible items so we thought we would list some of the best ones we have come across this year and made them easy for you to find by adding links.

  1. Aldi currently have a wooden train calendar with Santa driving it for £9.99, a wooden nutcracker calendar for £9.99 and soft santa plush calendars for £12.99.

Not only are these a sustainable option and can be reused each year but it gives you the option to fill it up with your own items (like stickers, confetti or jingle bells you get find at the works). 

  1. Aldi also has a play mat scene calendar that includes lego like block tech toy characters for £6.99
  2. have a wide range of calendars that include Toy Story, Disney princesses, Playmobil, Paw Patrol and other characters ranging from £4.49 to £12.99 
  3. If your child loves Play-Doh, you can find Play-Doh Advent Calendars on Amazon.
  4. Peppa Pig character calendar from Asda for £15
  5. Beauty product calendar from Wilko for older girls and ladies
  6. Disney Aladin  beauty calendar and Disney Lion King bath beauty set and grooming set  and Lynx set for older girls, older boys and men from Super Drug ranging from £5 - £10. These cover the 12 days of Christmas only.


We hope you have found this helpful

Wishing you all a healthy and happy  Christmas  

I hope you have found this useful.

By Zayne



*Zayne is a special needs mum and has 9 years of tube feeding hands on experience. She has designed and manufactured high quality and inspirational adaptive clothing for tube fed children in mind, inspired by her own daughter. She is a huge advocate for raising tube feeding awareness and providing "new tubie parents" with as much resources they need to help them start their tube feeding journey with ease. 

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