Forget all these new-fangled options – the original and best way to countdown to Christmas will always be a chocolate advent calendar – especially a luxury one. Am I right?

This year has been a tough one, to say the least – so we all deserve a big treat as we approach the festive season, and there’s no better way to start the day than with a divine little indulgence with your cup of tea.

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There are some mouth-watering chocolate advent calendars up for grabs this year, from Hotel Chocolat’s iconic Everything Advent Calendar to Lindt’s chocolate teddy bear one. This is going to be a hard choice to make – keep scrolling and good luck!


Fortnum’s Truffle selection advent calendar, £35, Fortnum & Mason


Truffle fans – this one’s for you. A truffle treat every day, and not just any old truffle – a premium Fortnum & Mason’s truffle at that! 

Highlights: Marc de Champagne, Christmas Pudding, Butter Biscuit and the Salted Caramel truffle.

Fortnum’s Piccadilly advent calendar, £22, Fortnum & Mason


Fortnum’s carousel-shaped chocolate advent calendar hides a festive shaped treat behind each door made from their high-grade Colombian milk chocolate with notes of cocoa and malt and a delicate floral finish.

Highlights: Each chocolate is the same recipe, but there are lots of cute Christmassy shapes to discover

Divine Chocolate dark chocolate advent calendar, £9.25, Amazon


If dark chocolate is the only one for you, then it has to be the fairtrade dark chocolate advent calendar from Divine. Each December morning means a new window to open, with a piece of delicious dark chocolate – and an interesting world fact – behind every one.

Highlights: The chocolate treat is the same every day, but you can be satisfied by the fact that the Ghana-based company uses only fairtrade ingredients and uses Ghanaian cocoa beans – some of the most sought-after in the world.

Lindt Teddy Advent calendar, £10.00, WHSmith


Lindt chocolatiers have 165 years in the trade so you can be sure this chocolate advent calendar is going to be delicious. There are 24 Lindt choccy treats, including their gold-wrapped teddies and reindeer as well as Mini Truffles and Swiss Milk Napolitains. 

Highlights: The full-sized gold-wrapped Lindt chocolate teddy

Green & Black’s organic chocolate advent calendar, £12.99, Green & Black’s


There are 24 mini bars of dark and milk chocolate to enjoy in Green & Black’s organic chocolate calendar – and the flavours are just amazing!

Highlights: Milk with butterscotch, Dark with Ginger.

Baileys advent calendar, £22.50, Amazon


This beautiful chocolate advent calendar contains 8x Baileys Heart Truffles, 8x Salted Caramel wraps and 8x Twist wrap truffles, plenty for your choccy sweet tooth! 

Cadbury heroes advent calendar, £9.94, Amazon


There’s a delicious Cadbury hero behind every window in this chocolate advent calendar. There’s nothing quite like the unknown if it’s going to be a fudge, wispa or crunchie behind every box!

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Cadbury Dairy Milk chunks advent calendar, £9.99, Amazon


The chocolate advent calendar for those who want a classic treat to enjoy as they countdown to Christmas. Filled with creamy Cadbury Dairy Milk filled with walnut, dairy milk and caramel.

Highlights: Call me old-fashioned, but there’s nothing quite like caramel-filled dairy milk!

Godiva luxury holiday advent calendar, $39.95, Godiva


Godiva’s luxury chocolate advent calendar ships at the end of October, but order now to avoid disappointment, it’s a limited edition, so once it’s gone, it’s gone! The Belgian chocolatiers have served up a variety of milk chocolate almond bites, dark chocolate carrés and a selection of milk, dark and white sujets.

Highlights: Milk chocolate hazelnut praline, chocolate ganache

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Lindt Lindor Mini Advent Calendar, £17.49, Amazon


The ultimate chocolate advent calendar for fans of the famous irresistible chocolate brand. This advent features 24 milk chocolate mini truffles behind each window, which is most certainly something to look forward to waking up to every morning! 

Highlights: Christmas activity card and irresistible truffles! 

Galaxy truffles premium advent calendar, £49.97, eBay


As if Galaxy wasn’t yummy enough to start with, you can get a delicious Galaxy chocolate advent calendar with 24 individually wrapped truffles to open.

Kinder advent calendar 3-pack, £16.13, Amazon


This one is perfect for kids – you get 12 kinder chocolate minis and 12 Kinder mini chocolate minis with cereals. Simple, but bound to keep them happy.

Ferrero Collection Advent Calendar, £21.99, Amazon


Ferrero Rocher’s Collection advent calendar really is a gourmet option for serious chocolate fans – it features 25 of Ferrero Collection pralines, including Rocher, Raffaello and Rondnoir. 

Highlights: Irresistibly smooth pralines

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Martin’s Chocolatier Advent Calendar, £19.95, Amazon


Want to take your chocolate advent calendar game to the next level? Martin’s Chocolatier has flavours which include Williams Pear, Cherry, St James Rum and Label 5 Whisky. These are unrivalled in taste and perfect for stronger choccy lovers!

Highlights: St James Rum and liqueur-filled dark chocolate

The Everything Advent Calendar, £26, Hotel Chocolat


The ‘Everything Advent Calendar’ from Hotel Chocolat contains their most iconic chocolate delights, from their Champagne Truffle to their Chocolate Orange Pot.

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