Don't fancy chocolate? Try an alternative advent calendar!

Don't fancy chocolate? Try an alternative advent calendar!

Yankee Candle House Advent Calendar (contains 25 tealights) £24.95,

Enjoy a festive fragrance each day in the lead up to Christmas with these sweet candles. Flavours include sugared apple, candy cane and spiced orange.

Benefit's Candy Coated Countdown (includes Benefit skincare and make up miniatures) £60, top 100 Debenhams counters on November 1st only

This limited edition calendar is always popular, thanks to its top quality (pleasingly kitsch) miniatures. Snap one up for teenaged grandchildren and be their festive hero.

Boots No7 Beauty Advent Calendar (includes make up and skin care miniatures) £35,

Make every No7 fan's dreams come true with this fabulous calendar crammed with make up and skin care. At £35 we think it's great value considering how much these miniatures would retail for.

Ciaté Mini Mani Manor Advent Calendar (including miniature nail varnishes) £49.99,

Fancy changing your nails every day in December? Turn to Ciaté for a fun selection - plus any which aren't to your taste would make sweet stocking fillers.

Elemis 12 Days of Beauty (includes 12 skincare miniatures) £59.50, John Lewis and Debenhams

It may only cover 12 days instead of 24, but the high quality of these luxury products will more than make up for that. A true treat for post-shopping fatigue.

24 Days of Joy Advent Calendar £50,

The Body Shop goodies inside are worth £80, plus the shop has partnered with War Child and will send a child to school for each one sold.