Originally a tradition coming from Germany, the Advent Calendar was introduced in Scandinavia in the 1940s and it used to be in cardboard. One new imagery was to be revealed every day, in a 24 day count down to Christmas, which in Scandinavia is celebrated on the 24th of December.
These days the reusable gift calendars are popular as well as a few figurines and sweets calendars. Make the countdown special! Whether you want to treat your little one or the family, here are the very best Scandinavian advent calendars to buy in 2019.
Reusable Ferm Living Christmas Calendar
The ways of getting in the spirit in the days up until Christmas are many. A Scandinavian tradition is the gift advent calendar, with a small gift to unwrap all the way up to Christmas. This canvas Christmas house, to be brought out season after season, has 24 small pockets to store the gifts.
£58 at scandimini.com
Moomin Christmas Calendar 2019 by Martinex
Discover a new character each day for 24 days leading up to Christmas with this year’s advent calendar from our favourite Finnish character, Moomin. This is a calendar that will entertain your little one long after the holidays! +3 years.
€34.90 from shop.moomin.com
Reusable Ferm Living Advent Calendar
There are many ways of getting into the Christmas spirit. A tradition is the advent calendar with a small gift on all the four Sundays of Advent. It’s a bit less gifts galore and more reflection of a traditional advent time. The timeless calendar is available in two different colours, off-white and rose.
£49 at bonordic.co.uk
Fabelab In the Snow Advent Calendar
In the Snow is a playful Christmas calendar made in organic cotton that turns the special season into an imaginative story through the 24 days of Advent. Fill each of the small pockets with a little gift or part of a story. Every day, there is another surprise waiting for your little one! After opening a pocket, turn them inside out and discover a little character or part of a winter wonderland and create your own Christmas tale.
€84 at kidslovedesign.com
Lego Harry Potter Advent Calendar 2019
Give LEGO and Harry Potter fans a magical build-up to Christmas with this advent calendar from the Danish number one toy brand. Behind each of the 24 doors is a different gift and as the big day gets closer, children can recreate favourite scenes from the Harry Potter movies that will inspire imaginative play through Christmas and beyond.
£24.99 at lego.com
Reusable Liewood Panda Christmas Calendar
Help little ones count down the days with Liewood’s beige panda print advent calendar. Crafted from organic cotton, there are mini hooks for each day for easy hanging. Top tip is to hang the incoming Christmas Cards once space becomes available.
£65 at alexandalexa.com
Wally and Whizz Gourmet Sweets Advent Calendar
Get ready for Christmas with this advent calendar, featuring 24 drawers filled with tasty vegan sweet surprises, naturally coloured and sweetened. Danish Wally and Whiz Advent calendar has a stylish design that the whole family would love to share. Go on culinary adventure of delicious flavour combinations added a distinctive touch of Christmas joy.
€40 at wallyandwhiz.com
then last but not least… something for the grown ups too!
The Lakrids by Bülow Advent Calendar
This December you can experience all of the tastes and textures of the Lakrids wonderland. Get ready for a little Christmas journey through a world of glistening sights, crispy surprises and sweet delights. As you count down for Christmas Eve, may your days be full of childlike wonder.
Sustainable design; the Lakrids and chocolate treats are all wrapped up responsibly, with sustainable packaging.
£39 at skandium.com
Which one is your favourite Advent Calendar? Please share in comments below! Bianca x