AFTER we heard Sainsbury's were this year selling advent calendars for cats and dogs, we couldn't resist taking a look at some more of this year's more unusual options. 

And if you've been told by your mum you're too old for the chocolate option, some of these more 'adult' calendars might be just the thing for you. 

Harry Potter jewellery advent calendar

This one is £15 from Asda and includes a charm bracelet with three beads, 12 charms and nine rings in silver, gold and rose gold so you can build your own bracelet throughout December.

It's already had influencers on social media very excited so you might have to move fast with this one 

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For your pet

Sainsbury's is selling an advent calendar for cats and dogs with treats behind each door priced at £2

English Tea Shop Advent Calendar

For those that love nothing more than a brew, Very.co.uk are selling this calendar for £12.99 with a different tea bag behind each door.

Festive blends include candy cane, gingerbread and spicy pumpkin.

See more here

Yankee Candle Advent Calendar

Ensure your house is filled with fragrance during the 24 days before Christmas with this candle calendar for £34.99. 

The gift set includes votive candles with four new scents and tea light candles with new scents including Icy Blue Spruce.

See more here

The Ginvent Advent Calendar

Share the spirit of Christmas with a gin-lover with this calendar featuring 24 mini gin bottles from moonpig.com.

But this one doesn't come cheap at £130.

Read more here

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar

May the force be with you this Christmas attempting to get out of the door to school/work on time with this advent calendar.

Behind each door is a Lego mini-figure or starship and once all the doors have been opened you can create your own desert and ice-planet scenes on the playmat.

It's priced £24.99 at Argos.

More here

The Cakenest Advent Calendar

Let them eat cake throughout December with this cake cups calendar priced £20.

Handmade by the team at The Cake Nest in the hills of the Peak District, they will be despatched the week commencing November 26 to ensure the cake cups are as fresh as possible. 

Read more here

Stationery Advent Calendar

For those who would rather have a rose gold sharpener over chocolate, this Next advent calendar is £18 and filled with 25 mini stationery items. 

Items behind the doors include heart-shaped neon pink post-its, silver glitter tape and a memo pad.

Find it here

BY LUCY FISHER