Choose a reusable advent calendar this year that you can personalise yourself. Not only are they great for the environment but you can make them truly individual, too.

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Christmas waste is becoming a huge topic and for good reason. With tonnes of paper being wasted, not too mention the plastic involved, it's a important to think how you can make a difference. We think reusable advent calendars are a great way not only to cut down on waste, but to add a personal touch to your family Christmas this year.

Rustic wooden advent calendar, £48, Posh Banana Gifts

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Choose an advent calendar that can double up as a festive ornament, like this rustic wooden calendar. Each little drawer can hold a surprise for every day in December leading up to Christmas Eve. It even has an illuminated Christmas scene on the top, which gets all of our extra festive brownie points!

Wooden tree advent calendar, £19.99, Sue Ryder

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What's more festive than a red and green advent calendar in the shape of a Christmas tree? This wooden calendar is sturdy and can be enjoyed by the family year after year. Fill with sweets, chocolate or any small gift your loved one will want to receive. 

Gold peg advent calendar, £1, Poundland

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Keep things simple with this peg advent calendar from Poundland. We love the simplicity of it as any items can be pegged on the numbers or you can just use it as a cool Christmas countdown, either way – we love it!

Winter scene advent calendar, £39.99, Lights4Fun

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Light up the countdown to Christmas with this woodland calendar from Lights4fun. Open up to find your very own winter wonderland and fill the hand painted drawers with your favourite festive treats.

Hessian stockings advent calendar, £9.99, Ginger Ray

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How cute is this hessian stocking advent calendar? This advent calendar comes with 24 stockings and pegs. It's super easy to assemble and can be hung on walls or above the fireplace. 

Personalised hanging advent calendar, £24.99, GiftsOnline4U

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Personalise your advent calendar this year with this adorable gingerbread man. You can hang this little guy on the wall or door and pop in whatever you like. If you're a keen crafter you could have a go at making this one yourself.


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