– the winner is a must-have for Christmas

Bird & Blend Tea Co. Advent Calendar, £38, birdandblendtea.com 

A beautifully designed calendar, it contains 48 teabags in a range of unusual and tempting flavours including Apple Strudel, Hazelnut Rocher, Chocolate Digestives, Morning Kick and Lemon Sherbet.


Popcorn Shed Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar, £26, ocado.com

This popcorn advent calendar is vegan-friendly and behind each door is a small bag in six different flavours. The popcorn was really yummy but at £26, I did think it was rather expensive.


Wrong It's Nom Cheese Advent Calendar, £8, sainsburys.co.uk

This calendar has become a global phenomenon and contains 24 individual cheeses, plus a cheesy joke, behind every door. This year's cheeses include Ilchester Apple, Onion and Sage, Applewood, Mexicana and Ilchester Cheddar with Caramelised Onion.


Walker’s The Shortbread Advent Calendar, £19.99, walkershortbread.com

You'll find a delicious shortbread behind every window, including all butter mini choc chip shortbread, shortbread fingers, salted caramel squares and shortbread hearts, all of which were equally delicious.


The Snaffling Pig Co Pork Crackling Advent Calendar, £22, prezzybox.com

This is packed with 24 bags of pork crackling in different flavours including Pigs in Blankets, Salt Vinegar, Low & Slow BBQ, Black Pepper, Perfectly Salted and Marvellous Maple. It's huge but the crackling was yummy.


Pringles 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar, £17, amazon.co.uk

This calendar gives you one 40g tub of Pringles every day for 12 days in the run-up to Christmas. It's a super treat but not great value


Cocoba Chocolate Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar, £49.95, cocobachocolate.com

This calendar includes 12 hot chocolate bombs in different flavours, eight hot chocolate spoons and sprinkles. It seems expensive but if you bought this stuff individually it would cost even more.