The best local advent calendars you can order now, because we’re all keen for Christmas

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The best local advent calendars you can order now, because we’re all keen for Christmas

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.

Are you the type that looks forward to Christmas all year round? Love the lead-up and countdown to Christmas!?

Well, we’re here to help amp up your pre-Xmas excitement this year with some of the best advent calendars courtesy from some of our favourite local businesses.

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12 Days of Christmas Chocolate Calendar

There’s no denying the pull of the Great Ocean Road Ice Creamery and Chocolaterie any day of the year. Chocolate and ice cream, is there anything else you need in life? This sweet retreat features a showroom filled with thousands of chocolates, chocolate tastings (with social distancing measures in place) and an international team of six chocolatiers as well as 15 acres of landscaped grounds to discover, all located just 30 minutes from Geelong.

For Christmas, the chocolaterie is gifting choccy lovers a festive countdown with their 12 Days of Christmas Chocolate Calendar. Created by their European Chocolatiers to give you a delightful surprise throughout the 12 days leading up to Christmas, you just peel back the number to reveal each day’s handcrafted chocolate treat!

Festive treats this year include Candy Cane Bark, Mini Marshmallow Chocolate Coated Balls, Chocolate Caramel filled Koalas, Marshmallow Filled Polka Dot Cones, Caramel Marshmallow Chocolate Reindeer, Chocolate Marshmallow Christmas Trees, Chocolate Gingerbread Friends, Chocolate Polka Dot Christmas Balls, Hedgehogs, Kangaroos, Marshmallow & Chocolate Snowman and a Build A Santa with Piping bag.

Available for $54.95, you can order yours here.

Bottles & Barrels Beer Advent Calendar

Local Geelong business, Bottles & Barrels, known for its wide range of beers, ciders, and wines, have put together a beer advent calendar once again.

Essentially, each day of the month of December you get a new sessionable craft beer to try. Not only are you drinking responsibly, but this year you’ll be supporting small business with each beer being from an independent brewery.

You can get 24 beers to countdown with for $120, or if you prefer something a bit more complex and unique you can give their 12-day countdown a whirl for $140.

So while we may be entering the craziest time of year, there is some solace for you (or whoever gets gifted one of these – guaranteed best friend/child/partner status).

Pre-order yours here. Deliveries of the Advent Calendars will be the week commencing 23rd November.

Treat Bakeshop Advent Calendar

Count down to Christmas with this calendar full of Treat Bakeshop goodies, locally made!

24 surprises await in this beautifully packaged box. This unique baking-themed advent collection includes items such as sprinkles, moulds, piping tips, cake decorating tools and more. It’s the perfect gift for a baking enthusiast in your life (or for yourself, let’s be real here!)

Pre-ordered boxes will be sent at the start of November to ensure they arrive in time for 24 days of festive fun!

Pre-orders close 31st October 2021, and a limited number of boxes will be available after this date. Boxes ordered after pre-orders have closed will be charged at $120.

Check it out here.


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Sensory Kingdom Fidget Advent Calendar

Earlier this year, Geelong locals opened a new toy shop in the heart of Belmont, dedicated to raising awareness for Autism, Anxiety, Asperger’s syndrome and ADHD, plus more by supplying toys, products, and resources for SEN (Special Educational Needs) children and adults.

Sensory Kingdom is an independent, inclusive toy shop situated on Thomson Street that’s placing itself at the heart of its local community and giving SEN toys the presence that they deserve to have.

Increasing access to tactile sensory products in the region, Sensory Kingdom have now introduced a Fidget Advent Calendar, gifting over 20 new fidget toys to help count down the days until Christmas.

Available for $39.95, advent calendars are available for pre-order now here and will be available for pickup or shipping early November.


Pawfect Pets Advent Calendar

Geelong-based Pawfect Pets is a local pet supply biz specialising in Australian made pet food and treats. Driven by the unconditional love that pets bring to our daily lives, and a desire for them to thrive and live their best lives, Pawfect Pets are stocking doggie and kitty advent calendars for the lead up to Christmas.

Available for $19.99 each, the Treats Advent Calendar contains 25 delicious Lovable bite-sized treats. Each treat is made from 100% Australian Chicken & Turkey with Cranberry and is packed full of nutrients and gluten-free, providing an irresistible treat for your cats and dogs.

You can purchase one for your doggo here and one for your cat here.


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Sweet Lyla Calendar of Earrings

This little local business is a market favourite in the region, selling grazing boards, wooden dangle earrings, silver glass earrings and chip and dips sets.

For Christmas this year, Sweet Lyla is slinging an advent calendar of earrings. Counting down 12 days of Christmas with 12 pairs of earrings in the themes of plant lover, Christmas, caravan, little ears, solid colours and a mix of designs, this truly is the Christmas gift that keeps on giving.

You’ll be able to find them at River Tree Trading Store in Ocean Grove.


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Know of more local legends supplying advent calendars this year? Let us know