I know it’s only the beginning of November, but let’s be honest we’re all already excited about Christmas. As the mornings feel colder and darker, it’s always nice to remind ourselves that Christmas is (almost) just around the corner. With December fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about Advent calendars and I’m not talking about your average supermarket Advent calendar either. This year, at John Lewis, there really is an Advent calendar for everyone; there’s even a pork crackling one! I’ve selected 5 must-have Advent calendars from John Lewis which you need to get your hands on for the run-up to Christmas this year.

1. Lima Llama 3D Christmas Advent Chest – £10
Fed up with your average Advent calendar filled with tiny chocolates? Think you could do a better job picking the daily surprises? With the Lima Llama 3D Christmas Advent Chest you can personalise every single day running up to Christmas with your own surprises, and it’s reusable, so you can save the calendar for next year too!

2. The Snaffling Pig Co. Pork Crackling Advent Calendar – £18 If you’re looking for something a little bit different then this beast of an Advent calendar is just what you need. With six of the best-selling Snaffling Pig Co. flavours, be surprised every single day with some crunchy deliciousness. This Advent calendar encourages early morning snackage, so you can gleefully throw normal eating times out of the cardboard window. So if you’re more of a savoury loving swine, this is definitely the one for you. Jog on choccy!

3. Molton Brown Cabinet of Scented Luxuries Beauty Advent Calendar – £165

For many luxurious morning surprises cast your eyes on this absolute beauty of an Advent calendar. Molton Brown has housed 24 classic favourites and scented luxuries amongst new fragrances hidden and waiting to be revealed behind each door. With surprises such as a Pink Pepperpod Mini Candle and a Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel Body Wash, this deluxe calendar is certain to brighten up every morning.

4. Topps Match Attax Premier League 2018 Christmas Advent Calendar – £20

Combine footie with your countdown to Christmas with the fantastic new Match Attax Advent Calendar. With 120 possible cards to collect, including an exclusive Gold Limited Edition card of Jack Wilshere, this calendar is a card-collectors dream. It even includes a pop-out play-pitch! With a total of 50 collector cards in each calendar, it’s the ideal way to kick-start a collection or to complete an existing one.

5. Woodmansterne Dogs and Santa Christmas Medium Advent Calendar – £5
Finally, are you crazy about canines? Or know someone who is? For something a tad more traditional on your countdown to Christmas, then why not try the Dogs and Santa Christmas Medium Advent Calendar. This Advent calendar features an adorable scene of man’s best friends witnessing Santa and his reindeer flying over a snowy, moonlit landscape.