Secret Seven Alternative Advents

Homemade Advent Calendar

Adult advent's are becoming such a big thing, full of beauty bits and bobs and delicious chocolates. However we're after something a little different this year... here's all our favourite alternative advents for this year. Make a friends day or treat yourself (we might have to indulge in a couple of these!).

Molly's Homemade Advent

If no advent's in the shops have taken your fancy, then why not put something together yourself. Molly's homemade advent comes out every year, is simple to make and every day is a surprise. Make your own at home by making a twig feel festive, pick up some small paper bags or sweetie bags and fill with whatever your heart desires.

The Book

An advent, with no little windows, no chocolate treats but just a day by day guide to doing less during the Christmas mayhem. Everyday Stephen Cottrell gives you practical steps to calming down the festive season, learning to relax and how to embrace your inner slob. The perfect 1st December gift for that one person in your life that makes Christmas become the busiest time of the year. Available on Amazon for £6.57


If you're not a coffee lover then perhaps a cup of tea would go down nicely? Treat yourself to a fresh flavour of tea, some herbal, some classic everyday brews. Buy online from Not on the high street for £49.00

Tea Advent Calendar

Pact Coffee

The perfect treat for coffee lovers. Enjoy a brew every single morning in December from the coffee experts at Pact. You'll receive 25 different coffees, pre-ground, from across the globe, carefully chosen, extremely tasty and presented in a beautiful box. Buy online from Pact Coffee for £39.00


Biscuiteers are always coming up with the most beautiful (and delicious) biscuit treats. This tin of delicious circus themed biscuits arrive beautifully presented, ready to be taken out day by day, or popped into your own advent pockets. Buy from Biscuiteers for £48.00

Biscuiteers Advent


Enjoy a tipple every night of December. This fabulous advent gives you the opportunity to unwind at the end of  the day and discover new favourite wines. Includes 24 small bottles including red, whites and the occasional Prosecco. Buy from Virgin Wines for £69.00

Pork Scratchings

A bag of pork scratching's doesn't last long in this office. So there were small squeals of excitement when we came across an advent calendar with a different flavoured bag of scratchings for every day of December. What a brilliant idea. Although we also let out a little sob when we discovered that the 'Merry Piggin' Christmas Calendar' has already sold old. Perhaps we'll have to recreate a DIY version at home.

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