Reviewed by Darryl Ryznar
It’s coming to that time of year again when everyone starts the countdown to Christmas. Some people mark it with 24 days of novelty Christmas images, or chocolates from a traditional style advent calendar. In recent years, novelty advent calendars have risen in popularity, with wine, beer and beauty calendars popping up more and more often. But what if you could have a best-of-both-worlds style calendar? Well, let me introduce you to Sevenyays.
As an independent, family business, their mission is “to bring joy and make those special moments last longer”, and I can honestly say they really do! They were inspired to develop the idea by their teenage daughter who had questioned as to why birthdays didn’t have advent calendars (what an excellent question!). After creating their own for family and friends, sometime later, Sevenyays was born and the rest is history.
They’ve got a whole host of advent calendars to choose from including a choice of 28 readymade options. Have a bearded one in your life? Look no further, they’ve got ‘Seven Days of Beardy Brilliance’ covered. Maybe you’re looking to celebrate your sister, the party animal? Well, there’s one for that too! If none of the pre-made calendars take your fancy, or you want to get really creative, Sevenyays also offer a ‘create your own’ option which allows you to pick 6 products (plus one special yay) to customise your very own ‘seven days of…’ calendar. What a lovely idea! And there’s over 400 items to add to your calendar, from mini disco lights to badges to sweets to alcohol miniatures. A great variety that means you could gift this to anyone and everyone!
I had been gifted the ‘Seven Days of Ginspiration’ (£37 RRP) as part of this review and when it dropped on my doormat I was please to find a gorgeous fold out box, detailed in a lovely contemporary green geometric design, complete with 7 doors behind which was a mystery! Once revealed, I was blown away by the quality and products supplied.
Inside my calendar I got 6 tasty treats and a game – a Love Cocoa Gin & Tonic Dark Chocolate Bar, a Slingsby Marmalade Gin miniature, a Sipsmith Lemon Drizzle Gin miniature, a Warner’s Rhubarb Gin miniature, a Masons The Original Gin miniature, a triple pack of DJs cold infusion pockets and a pack of gin-themed playing cards. It was utterly delightful! As someone who enjoys a gin or five, the selection of products was diverse and really enjoyable. Not to mention, the chocolate was absolute DIVINE! All I had to do was sit back, relax and supply my own tonic water. Magic!
Overall I think that Sevenyays ‘Seven Days of Ginspiration’ would make the perfect pre-Christmas advent calendar gift – or in fact, an advent calendar gift for any occasion whether it a be a birthday, wedding, or other celebration – for the gin lover in your life. Check out their full range of calendars for inspiration, or have some fun creating your own! Prices start at £33 RRP – a bargain for 7 days’ worth of fun treats!
Rating: 5 stars (5/5)
This product can be purchased from Sevenyays here.