At this time of year you can't enter a supermarket without tripping over piles of chocolate advent calendars. For a more traditional way of marking of the days until Christmas, invest in a Scandinavian Advent Candle from John Lewis.
Rather than eating your way to the 25th of December you light the candle and burn down a section for each day of advent. The candle has a nice retro folk-style tree design in red and white complete with star and reindeer for that festive flavour – an altogether more stylish way to countdown to Christmas.
The candle costs £8 from John Lewis – you can buy it online here.