THE countdown to Christmas is on – but the wait just got even more tantalising.
Your favourite bargain shops are selling alternative advent calendars to rival the big brands — and they’re just for adults.
With most in stores this week, you will need to be quick to bag one.
- Bottle it: Aldi’s much-hyped Wine Advent Calendar launches in-store and online today and comes with 24 mini bottles ranging from 187ml to 200ml for £49.99. It works out at just £2.08 per bottle and 4.8 litres of wine inside. This is a big saving when compared to the Virgin Wines Calendar, £79.99, or £3.33 per bottle for the same volume. SAVING: £30
- Get crafty: Iceland’s Craft Beer Advent Calendar is just £40. This contains 24 cans and bottles between 330ml and 500ml — adding up to a whopping ten litres of beer and £1.67 per can or bottle. This is a huge saving when compared with Best of British Beer’s Christmas Tree Advent Calendar, £85, containing 24 330ml bottles. That’s £3.50 a bottle — over twice the price of Iceland’s. SAVING: £45
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- Tea time: Who doesn’t love a brew? With Pukka Tea’s calendar you can try a different infusion every day. At £9, it works out at a pricey 38p a cup. So imagine my joy at discovering Lidl’s Tea Advent calendar, for £2.99. SAVING: £6.01
- Say cheese: The only thing as delightful as booze — is cheese, and Asda and Sainsbury’s are releasing the Ilchester Cheese Advent Calendar. It contains 24 treats made up of seven varieties including Edam, Applewood, and a limited-edition ginger cheese. Asda’s is £2 cheaper at £8, and both go on sale next week. SAVING: £2
- Let the fun be-gin: Aldi’s 12 Gins of Christmas calendar comes with a dozen 5cl measures of gin and 12 150ml bottles of tonic, for £34.99. That’s £1.45 per G&T. Iceland own version is on sale from November 19, priced at £58 (£2.42 per miniature). SAVING: £23.01
Deal of the day
LOOK fresh in these Nike Air Max Guile mens running trainers, with durable suede leather overlays. Were £89.99, now £45, at Sports Direct.
KICK-START your morning with Lizi’s High Protein Granola on offer at Sainsbury’s. Was £3.70, now £2.50.
GET festive with this Spiced Orange Christmas candle from Kiss Air instead of the Winter Signature Candle from The White Company.
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Shop & save
PICK up this Rose Petal Hand Cream & Eau de Toilette gift set from beautynaturals.com. Was £10, now £5.
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Get two free tickets to Madame Tussauds London with Sun Superdays
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LAUNCH yourself on a trip to the Star Wars galaxy with our Sun Superdays offer of two free tickets, worth £70, to Madame Tussauds London.
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