With the major Christmas TV ads dropping this week and festive lights adorning streets up and down the country, we’re ready to be back in full festive mode. Now is the time to get ahead with all your Christmas bits, from presents to home decorations, so we’ve rounded up the best reusable advent calendars that will not only add some festive magic to your home and delight the whole family but can be brought out year after year. Sustainable, money-saving, and oh-so cute, what’s not to love?

Here are our favourites…


If your home style errs more on the side of Scandi cool than tartan bows and velvet ribbons come Christmas time, check out our top contemporary advent pics.

Etsy is where it’s at if you’re after something super simple. We love their laid-back linen wall advents with a little pocket for each day. Fill them with candy canes, their favourite chocolates or even decorations to be added to the tree right up until the big day.

Whilst Anthropologie’s sweet set of 24 little snow-topped and fairy light festooned houses are an alternative to the usual Christmas advent. Hang them on the tree to open a special gift each day.

Fans of Wes Anderson will be taken with this adorable George & Viv Grand Hotel Advent Calendar. Fill it with sweets, trinkets of beauty minis and put pride of place on a Christmas mantle.


As much as we love a beauty advent or chocolate for breakfast every morning for 24 days, there is something so homely and comforting about a proper traditional advent calendar. This year there are so many beautiful options around, from Fortnum’s Christmas Tree Wooden Advent to Cox & Cox’s Gingerbread House.

For kids, Zara has some great options – check out the charming woollen mittens that can be hung like bunting in a children’s bedroom, or the Little House advent with cute, vintage-inspired drawings on each drawer. Bring it out year after year and it will become one of the family’s much-loved special traditions.

Zara’s charming Little House design has a different vintage-inspired drawing on each day’s drawer. Fill with sweets, decorations for the tree, or their favourite figurines to make Christmas memories year after year.