Advent calendars are a fun way to countdown, but do you know what's even better?
Advent calendars with food items in them!
Whether it's sweet treats, pretty trinkets, beauty products or even wines, advent calendars allow one to try or obtain many new treats within a short span of time. It's fun, and a great way to end the year with a loud "treat yo-self".
Because we got a special interest in food, we are rounding up all the advent calendars that have food items or beverages inside. They will be updated as we find more online. Meanwhile, here's a couple of advent calendars to whet your appetite.
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South Australia has tightened its border rules following the emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.All international travellers and people arriving in SA from high-risk Australian locations will again be required to quarantine for 14 days.
A new parcel facility has been set up by Australia Post in southeast Sydney to keep up with record demand following Black Friday sales and in the lead up to Christmas.The 20,000 square metre facility in Botany is capable of processing more than 100,000 parcels daily, bringing Australia Post's total processing capacity in NSW to almost 1.
At least two people have been killed and 16 others injured in western Niger when protesters clashed with a French military convoy they blocked after it crossed the border from Burkina Faso, the local mayor says.The armoured vehicles and logistics trucks had crossed the border on Friday after being blocked in Burkina Faso for a week by demonstrations there against French forces' failure to stop mounting violence by Islamist militants.
Hundreds of environmental protesters have blocked major roads in Serbia to protest against new laws they say will give free rein to foreign mining companies.Serbia's government has offered mineral resources to companies including Chinese copper miner Zijin and Australia's Rio Tinto, but green activists say the projects would pollute land and water in the Balkan nation.
The Morrison government is sticking to its argument that Labor must agree to its version of an integrity commission before introducing legislation to parliament.The government says draft legislation has been available for scrutiny for some time but Labor says it does not go far enough.
When Pat Shannon was contacted by the Australian army to ask if he was related to Peter Shannon, a shearer-turned-soldier who died in the trenches during World War I, he was absolutely positive he couldn't be.The self-professed family historian from New Ross, Ireland had been fascinated by his family tree since he was a boy and was convinced he knew all the Shannons in the small town, dating back for generations.
South Africa say it is being punished for its advanced ability to detect new COVID-19 variants early, as travel bans and restrictions imposed because of the new Omicron variant threaten to harm tourism and other sectors of the economy.South Africa has some of the world's top epidemiologists and scientists, who have managed to detect emerging coronavirus variants and their mutations early on in their life cycle.
A large search effort in Victoria's alpine region is continuing into the weekend as police comb rugged bushland to try and locate the remains of missing campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay.The story of the campers, last heard from at a remote Wonnangatta campsite, has captured public attention since March 20 last year.
The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has probably arrived in Germany, a minister in the western state of Hesse says, after mutations were found in a passenger arriving from South Africa."Last night several Omicron-typical mutations were found in a traveller returning from South Africa," tweeted Kai Klose, social affairs minister in Hesse, home to Frankfurt airport, Germany's biggest hub and one of Europe's busiest airports.
A court in Siberia has remanded five people in custody for two months to face charges related to a mining accident that killed more than 50 people this week.Three managers of the Listvyazhnaya mine, including its director, were ordered to remain in custody until late January for flouting industrial safety standards, a spokesperson for the Russian regional prosecutor's office said.
NSW will run a trial of electric scooters to see if they can be rolled out safely across the state.The trial comes in response to growing use of private e-scooters, though they're currently illegal to ride on footpaths.
Boris Johnson has ordered the return of mandatory mask-wearing in shops and on public transport, and for contacts of Omicron COVID-19 cases to self-isolate, even if they are vaccinated, after the concerning variant was detected in Britain.All international arrivals will have to take a PCR test by the end of their second day in the United Kingdom, as the prime minister prepared to reimpose measures to control the spread of coronavirus over fears the new strain could evade existing vaccines.
A man has been taken into custody in NSW after allegedly firing a series of shots in the street and entering a store, prompting a stand-off with police.Police were called to the area in Windang, near Wollongong south of Sydney, just before 9.