Miscellaeous Alternative Advent Calendars for 2016

Sharing Saturday: Alternate Advent Calendars - Miscellaneous

 

I love advent calendars, however, opening little doors just for a tiny bit of chocolate isn’t as appealing as it once was. I’ve been doing online advent calendars (I’ll introduce you to some at the beginning of December when they open!) for several years now, and last year I came across beauty advent calendars! This year I kept an eye out, found several different beauty ones as well as some other alternative advent calendars. So over the next few weeks I’m going to be posting the best ones I can find, starting with food and drink calendars and last weeks Beauty calendars. This week it’s time to show you the best other calendars for 2016. From socks, to candles and jewellery – take a look!

 

Jewellery

 

1 – Nostalgic Advent Calendar Vintage Charms Bracelets from TanjaBraun on Etsy, £34.13 (Shop includes several different themed bracelets).

2 – Jewellery Advent Calendar from ZWDesign on Etsy, £79.38.

3 – Earring Advent Calendar Gift Set from Pookledo on Etsy, £29.00.

4 – Mjartoria Necklace Jewellery Advent Calendar from Amazon, £19.99.

5 – Charm and Bead Christmas Advent Calendar from Amazon, £14.99.

6 – Nutcracker Theatre Charm Bracelet Advent Calendar from Amazon, £22.99.

 

 

Candles & Oils

 

1 – Candle Advent Calendar from ColtonCandle on Etsy, £19.99.

2 – Yankee Candle Pavilliuon Advent Calendar from Amazon, £24.95.

3 – Imperial Candles Advent Calendar from Amazon, £32.99.

4 – Airpure Scented Candle Advent Calendar from Amazon, £9.95.

5 – Primavera Fragrance Advent Calendar from Violey, £30.18.

6 – Scented Advent Calender from Busy Bee Candles, £19.99.

 

 

Toys

 

1 – Mega Bloks Despicable Me Minions Advent Calendar from Amazon, £15.44.

2 – Play-Doh Advent Calendar 2016 from Amazon, £14.99.

3 – LEGO Star Wars 75146 Advent Calendar from Amazon, £24.35.

4 – Toot-Toot Animals Advent Calendar from Amazon, £29.95.

5 – Hot Wheels Advent Calendar from Amazon, £19.64.

6 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles DPF85 Advent Calendar from Amazon, £15.30.

 

 

Books & Stationery

 

1 – ‘Inspirational Advent’ Advent Calendar from Not on the High Street, £24.99.

2 –  Stationery Advent Calendar Modern Advent from Not on the High Street, £32.00.

3 – Advent Calendar Colouring Book from Amazon, £3.47.

4 – Adventivity: A Countdown to Christmas with 25 Holiday Activities from Amazon, £9.98.

5 – Stationery Advent Box from Mrs Brimbles, £25.99.

6 – Smiggle Advent Calender from Smiggle, £28.00.

 

 

Other

 

1 – Yarn Lover’s Advent Calendar – 24 mini skeins, 24 patterns from Zanetto on Etsy, £50.00.

2 – Christmas Lucky Dip Advent Calendar / Pass The Parcel from PostboxParty on Etsy, £29.00.

3 – Activity Advent Calendar from Not on the High Street, £18.00.

4 – Crystal Advent Calendar from jillyscrystals on Etsy, £22.00.

5 – Haynes Build Your Own Retro Radio Advent Calendar from Amazon, £19.99.

6 – Sock Advent Calendars (Men & Womens, various themes) from Sock Shop, £79.99.

 

 

What do you think of these alternative advent calendars? Any jump out at you? Have you seen any others? Let me know!

 

 

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5 Favorite Fiction Inspired Foods [5 Fandom Friday]

5 Fandom Friday - Fandom food

So this weeks prompt is ‘Favorite Fictional Foods’ but after racking my brain I only came up with one thing. I dislike changing prompts, I feel like I’m cheating, however, I’d rather answer with something than skip a week. Hence the change to food inspired by fiction.

 

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Butterbeer Latte

There’s a lot of Harry Potter inspired food out there, especially for Butterbeer, but this one attracted my attention more. I converted to coffee a few years ago as I wanted to see if caffeine helps and yep, I became addicted. On a positive note it has really helped deal with the fatigue side of my health conditions. The reason for this little side story is that I got hooked on Mochas and flavoured coffees, so I love finding recipes for different coffees especially easy ones like this. I’ve yet to try it myself and would love to hear if anyone else has.

 

kix_starwars_snackmix-8Star Wars Treat Mix

I found a lot of awesome Star Wars recipes (check this and this out) but this one stuck with me because it was so different to the others. There’s plenty of cakes, biscuits, drinks and so on, and then there’s this treat mix. It takes a bit more effort, yet it’s such a good idea for parties or even if you’re just having a Star Wars marathon with friends.

Minion-cupcakes-by-Food-in-LiteratureMinions Cupcakes

My fiancé is obsessed with minions, so this one is for him. Although if he ever sees this recipe he’ll probably want them made ASAP. I chose to feature these because the shape and design of the minions faces/heads means that you could be very versatile with these cupcakes. You could even make up your own ones easily enough.

 

dalekcupcakesDalek Cupcakes

How cute are these little guys?! I love the range of different ingredients used to design them.

 

Disney-Frozen-Ice-Swirl-Cookies-447x700Frozen Ice Swirl Cookies

When Frozen came out it won the hearts of kids and adults, and there are a tonne of Frozen inspired recipes from cupcakes, to blue hot chocolate and cocktails. This one caught my attention because it is so pretty and sparkly, which ok, is a given for anything Frozen related. This was just so different from the other recipes I found and looks simple to make as well.

 

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