We take a look at some of the best on the market this Christmas to help you indulge or shop for a loved one.
Ideal for vegans and dark chocolate lovers
Dark chocolate is the key to this. Divine does a beautifully ornate calendar with a gold Christmas tree on the front.
Each window has a dark vegan chocolate heart behind it as you count down to Christmas Day. Plus there are also facts to go with the chocolate treat that fit in with the season and promoting ways to mitigate the impact of climate change.
The chocolate is also palm oil free to make it even friendlier to the environment. It costs £5 from online and is available from Traidcraft, Waitrose, Divine Online, Ocado, Oxfam and Wholefoods.
Vegan and milk chocolate advent calendars from Divine.
There's also a great stocking filler with Lindt Teddy Sharing Bag for £3.50. It contains 28 delicious truffles with three different flavours - milk, double milk and hazelnut.
Lindt also has a new range of its Lindor chocolate flavours in Double Chocolate. It has a milk chocolate truffle shell with a smooth and decadent melting filling made from the finest dark Lindt chocolate.
The Lindt range is available from Lindt Chocolate Shops across the UK and online here.
Buttermilk has a Truffle Shuffle advent calendar featuring a surprise each day of chocolate truffles along with smooth caramel and rich orange flavours.
There's also a special 'zingy orange' surprise on Christmas Eve. Buttermilk's advent calendar is £13 from its website here.
Divine also has three new bars in time for Christmas with flavours of Smooth Milk Chocolate with Orange Crisp; Smooth Dark Chocolate with Pretzel and Caramel and the final one of Smooth Milk Chocolate with Almond and Salted Caramel.
Advent calendars don't seem to be so much of a thing here in Australia these days. I can remember seeing them in shops in years gone by but haven't noticed them for a long time now. They ate a great way to build excitement coming up to Christmas.