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The Avocado Guide to Alternative Advent Calendars

November 5th, 2014

Beauty advent calendars:

With this lush Body Shop calendar, December will be a pampering month!
Price: 75€ - Available in the Body Shop stores or online (click on the image)


This luxurious advent calendar from Liberty UK provides you with 24 beauty products from many famous brands
Price: 160€ - Available at Liberty in the UK or online (Click on image)


Tea advent calendars

Both the Lebensbaum and the Salus Bio Tea Adventskalender provide you with 24 warming teas for the cold days of December
Price: 5-10€ - Available at Naturata stores and online (click on images)


Healthy snacks advent calendar

Here is a smart idea for the whole family to share. For 24 days in December you can look forward to a different pot of healthy organic nuts, dried fruits and more every day!
Price: approx. 40€ - Available online only (Click on image)


Lucky advent calendar

Feel like December is your lucky month? Win up to 25.000€ with the December Calendar from the Loterie Nationale Luxembourg .
Price:10€ - Available in most Kiosks in the Luxembourg


Activities advent calendar

For the creative families – This DIY calendar is fun, cheap and guaranteed to give your kids a great time! The text is in English but if you have a little time, you can translate it.
Price: For free! The 24 activites are available to download here. To read the instructions and the blog post click on the image below.


Cook, cut, paint, fold and much more. Create 24 small gifts with this german advent calendar. „Der Bastel-Adventskalender: 24 zauberhafte Geschenke zum Selbermachen“.
Price: €10 – Available online at (click on image)


Riddle advent calendar

For the grown-ups who never get tired of solving riddles. With 24 riddles to solve in December, this German book will either put a smile on your face every day or make you pull your hair out. “Der ultimativ knifflige Advents-Rätsel-Kalender: 24 x Ratespaß bis Weihnachten (Rätsel-Adventskalender)“

Price: 10€ - Available online through (click on image)


The Avocado Advent Baking Boxes

If you are looking for something more culinary, we can recommend the Avocado Advent Baking Boxes. These will be available to order online as of next week and will provide you with all you need for successfull baking at home.

The Classic Christmas Cookie Box:

  • Tasty apple and cinnamon muffins
  • Short pastry cookie with chocolate and pistachios
  • Vanillekipferl (German crescent shaped biscuits with almond flour and vanilla)
  • Fine marzipan and nut bars

The Advanced Christmas Cookie Box (for those who bake more often):

  • Cinnamon stars with lime frosting
  • Spitzbuben cookies with lemon and cherry marmelade
  • Moist gingerbread with chocolate and almonds
  • Macaroons with cinnamon

The Gluten-free Cookie Box:

  • Spitzbuben cookies with lemon and cherry marmelade
  • Vanillekipferl (German crescent shaped biscuits with almond flour and vanilla)
  • Macaroons with cinnamon
  • Apple and cinnamon cookies

More information online and in our newsletter next week!

Which ever Calendar you choose, we wish you great fun :-)