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Pork scratchings, Star Wars Lego and Jagermeister: 10 of Norwich's weirdest advent calendars

PUBLISHED: 15:53 14 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:07 14 November 2017

Merry Piggin’ Christmas Advent Calendar from The Snaffling Pig co. Picture: Daniel Jarvis/The Snaffling Pig co.

Merry Piggin' Christmas Advent Calendar from The Snaffling Pig co. Picture: Daniel Jarvis/The Snaffling Pig co.

The Snaffling Pig Company

With students in Norwich having created a quirky advent calendar featuring the traders of Norwich market, we thought we'd try and dig out 10 alternative calendars for sale:

Lego Star Wars advent calendar. Picture: Roys of WroxhamLego Star Wars advent calendar. Picture: Roys of Wroxham

1) Debenhams - The Snaffling Pig co. – Merry Piggin’ Christmas Advent Calendar - £15

-This mighty A3-sized calendar provides you with the perfect snack on those winter mornings. Pork crackling is a favourite across the country, and this assortment of flavours should be a delight.

Luxury Dog Advent Calendar. Picture: Pets at HomeLuxury Dog Advent Calendar. Picture: Pets at Home

2) John Lewis - Edinburgh Gin Advent Calendar, 5cl, pack of 25 (43%) - £100

-Includes a variety of different gin flavours, such as pine and lavender. Expensive, but will bring a touch of class to your holidays.

3) M & S Advent Calendar Cushion - £35

Students from City College have produced an advent calendar featuring market traders. 
Picture: Sonya DuncanStudents from City College have produced an advent calendar featuring market traders. Picture: Sonya Duncan

- A Christmassy piece for the sofa which includes 25 pockets on the cushion where chocolates and gifts can be stored.

4) Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar (Roys of Wroxham) - £29.99

-Featuring locations from the latest Star Wars film, this set includes a different Lego figurine everyday, including characters and vehicles. The set also includes a play-mat in the style of Star Wars locations, so the little ones can play with the complete set on Christmas day.

Edinburgh Gin Advent Calendar. Picture: John LewisEdinburgh Gin Advent Calendar. Picture: John Lewis

5) House of Fraser Beauty Advent Calendar – REDUCED from £25 to £20

-24 beauty products to be revealed, including lipstick, nail polish and eyeliner at an affordable price.

Christmas Beard Oil Advent Calendar by The Bearded Man Company. Photo: The Bearded Man CompanyChristmas Beard Oil Advent Calendar by The Bearded Man Company. Photo: The Bearded Man Company

6) Christmas Beard Oil Advent Calendar (The Bearded Man company) - £30

-For men with majestic beards, this advent calendar provides different scented beard oil each day leading up to Christmas. Available on the Not on the High Street website.

7) Revell Advent Calendar Crawler in Jarrolds - £30

-An ideal gift for children this Christmas. Includes 24 components to be opened each day leading up to the big day, leaving you with all the parts to construct your own radio-controlled off-road vehicle.

8) Pub Crawl Advent Calendar (Quirky gift Library) - £26

-Perfect for getting you in the mood for a Christmas party, these 24 alcohol-themed chocolates include Jagermeister and Red Bull flavours. Available on the Not on the High Street website.

9) Pets at Home Christmas Dog Advent Calendar - £2

- Keep the dog happy this Christmas with their own advent calendar, full of 24 treats including gingerbread men and mince pies.

10) Hotel Chocolat – The Grand Chocolate Advent Calendar - £68

- If you’re keen to splash the cash, this selection is sure to kick off Christmas to a flying start. The Calendar features salted caramel-flavoured vodka, treacle tarts and a variety of other Christmassy surprises.

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