The 10 Best advent calendars

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Christmas might be 31 days away, but you’ve only got a week left to get ready for the festive count-down...

1. Montezuma's

£10, johnlewis.com

Montezuma's has become one of Britain's leading and most innovative luxury chocolate makers. Its offering this year has a surprise flavour each day.

2. Poundland

£1, poundland.co.uk

You won't get a better value advent calendar; kids don't care if the chocolate is luxury or not. Themes include Thomas the Tank Engine and Hello Kitty.

3. John Lewis

£12, johnlewis.com

There can be few tastes more Christmassy than gingerbread. This calendar contains delicious gingerbread treats for every day up to Christmas.

4. Niederegger

£22.99, lakeland.co.uk

Why save the festive taste of marzipan for the Christmas cake? You can tuck into a piece of Niederegger's legendary marzipan every single day.

5. Hotel Chocolat

£12, hotelchocolat.co.uk

Makers of the most innovative and delectable Christmas chocolates year after year – there's a 40 per cent milk chocolate sculpture behind each window.

6. Marks & Spencer

£2.50, marksandspencer.com

The Beano comic is enjoying retro appeal, so it's no surprise that M&S has chosen it as a theme for this advent calendar. Behind each door there's a comic strip and a choccy.

7. Divine

£4, divinechocolate.com

With this charming Fairtrade chocolate calender you won't just be pleasing your tastebuds, you'll be supporting cocoa farmers in Ghana too.

8. Master of Malt

£180, selfridges.com

This alternative and stupendously expensive advent calendar has a different 3cl sample of top-notch whisky each day, including a 50-year-old one from a £350 bottle.

9. Prestat

£30, johnlewis.com

The chocolatiers to the Queen have created the ultimate advent calendar. Behind each window is a differently flavoured truffle made from the finest chocolate.

10. Chococo

£19.95, chococo.co.uk

Inside this reusable red hessian bag are 24 numbered bags, each containing two seasonal chocolate shapes to hide around the house. A great twist on convention.

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