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Style Challenge – Advent calendars

I failed at this weeks style challenge as I just absolutely could not pick one advent calendar I loved…so instead I am going to show you 3 and pick my favourite at the end.

First up is this absolutely gorgeous calendar from Lakeland that helps build up the Christmas story. I just absolutely adore it and know it would be bought out year after year. This is a calendar to pass on isn’t it. No chocolate in sight and just wonderful.

An heirloom calendar (not the thriftiest but definitely one to keep)


Lakeland Bethlehem Advent Calendar Stable  £59.99

I am rather liking this chappie too


Wooden Nutcracker Advent Calendar  £16.99

You can just pop whatever you fancy in each drawer, he looks gorgeous and will last year after year

And how about this lovely English teashop advent calendar.

teashop calendar

Advent isn’t just about the kids. At £11.20 this calendar is such a grown up treat, 2 teabags or infusions each day covering a wide range of tastes form gingerbread man to Honey melon. A tea lovers delight.

A really thrifty option is of course to make your own and my blog-crush Will Taylor from Bright Bazaar is showing you How to make your own advent calendar this week over at House of Fraser. Do pop over and have a look at his little video it is inspiring!


But this is my favourite…. when I was a child we got such a buzz out of opening the pictures on our advent. because now so often they are stuffed with toys and chocolate the children barely look. I want to bring back the excitement about what is behind looking …

This is a traditional German advent calendar Coppenrath House in a Christmas Dream Advent Calendar and it is  48 cm wide x 59 cm (huge)  I want the children to wake up excited to see the pictures each morning rather than focussed on what they get. I am going to break with the chocolate / toy tradition here and go for it.  I do hope they are not disappointed but get excited instead? Here is hoping.

Won’t it look magnificent?



So what advent calenders did the others in the style challenge find

Have a look here to see what Penny from Aresidence Jen from Love Chic Living and Amanda from The Ana Mum Diary came up with


Please share the thrifty โ™ฅ


  1. November 10, 2015 / 11:19 am

    Oh love your selection Becky, they are very you. Great idea to break from the chocolate/toy tradition, hope it goes well!

  2. Penny
    November 10, 2015 / 11:24 am

    I miss the pictures too, they really filled my imagination ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. November 10, 2015 / 10:58 pm

    Hooray for the traditional non-chocolate-filled or anything else stuffed in it advent calendar!

    • becky
      November 12, 2015 / 6:40 am


  4. Molly
    November 11, 2015 / 7:07 am

    They are very lovely, and your favourite is gorgeous, really evokes the magic Christmas spirit for me. But being a tea lover, I do fancy the tea chest very much too!

    • becky
      November 12, 2015 / 6:39 am

      Hi Mo;;y I agree it is rather special …a coffee one would be rather fabulous

  5. November 11, 2015 / 11:24 am

    I’m determined to have a go at making my own again this year, lovely list B x

  6. November 11, 2015 / 11:29 am

    Oh I’m off to have a look at Will suggestions now. I’m determined to make my own again this year.

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