20 Advent Calendars for Everyone on Your List
With Christmas just around the corner, now is the perfect time to shop and gift creative advent calendars. We found the most innovative picks for every age, stage, and style to help you countdown the days until Santa shows up.
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What is an advent calendar?
It’s fun to celebrate the holidays with the popular tradition of an advent calendar. From chocolates to bath products and everything in-between, the choices are endless. The tradition dates back to the mid-19th century when German Protestants put chalk marks on their doors to count down the days leading up to Christmas. Discover the history behind 10 more of everyone’s favorite Christmas traditions.
Warm-up with your favorite mug
Any tea lovers out there? Then this Pukka Christmas advent calendar set is the one for you: a collection of organic herbal teas inspired by nature. You get 24 sachets of their most loved teas, including Three Ginger, Turmeric Active, and Lemon Matcha Green. Enjoying a cup of tea at the end of the day is a tasty way to reduce the stress of the season—these holiday shopping tips can help, too.
Fun for all ages
With 280 pieces, your Lego aficionado will not be disappointed—just keep it to ages six and up. This LEGO Star Wars option is one of the best advent calendars—you’ll get 24 Lego characters and mini models to build and play with on the foldout playmat. Each new day reveals a mix of classic and festive-themed Star Wars icons, including Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, and a Porg—in the mix, you’ll also get vehicles, starships, and other accessories. Check out these cool gifts for boys that your son, nephew, or grandson is sure to flip for.
Treats for your furry friend
Check out DreamBone’s holiday advent calendar so your best friend can get in on the holiday countdown, too. It comes with 24 real chicken rawhide-free chews for small doggies. They are vitamin and mineral enriched and they help to maintain healthy teeth. Your pooch will love the three varieties: sweet potato mini bones, mini candy canes, and mini chicken wrapped sticks. These are more of the best holiday gifts for pet lovers.
One word: yum
Godiva offers one of the best advent calendars for sweet-tooths looking to count down the days until Christmas. You’ll get a mix of 24 milk, dark, and white chocolate pieces. (Check the ingredient list, since this product may contain dairy, nuts, or gluten.) Not sure what to get the gals on your list? Check out these holiday beauty gifts for her.
Perfect for preschoolers
With lots of exciting little trinkets, your preschooler gets to open 24 surprise items–one for each day leading up to Christmas. Once all the pieces are opened, your child can enjoy a magical ball with the royal family. The set includes a backdrop, four figures, a decorated tree, presents, a table and chairs, along with a cat, violin, sleigh, and other accessories. Unicorn Fairyland and Christmas in the Forest Advent calendar sets are also available.
Fisher-Price offers a Thomas & Friends advent calendar with 24 MINIS engines, each with its own special design. This set includes six special edition MINIS engines in Christmas-themed designs. Each door opens up a new surprise, perfect for collecting, racing, and trading.
Spoil your skin
You won’t want to miss this collection of 24 surprise mini Kiehl’s skincare products, featuring designs by renowned artist Janine Rewell. It’s a top seller every year and usually sells out before Christmas, so don’t wait. Behind each door, you’ll find a cleanser, face mask, facial serum, moisturizer, and more.
An excuse to splurge
Enjoy a wide variety of high-quality products that will make you smell fantastic with one of the best advent calendars out there from Atelier Cologne. Explore new scents with their natural perfumes, hand creams, and much more. This one’s on the pricier side, but it fits the checklist whether you’ve been naughty or nice.
The Ritual of Advent calendar by Rituals includes a unique selection of little luxuries, including four advent candles, for lighting each Sunday leading up to Christmas. The golden winter design looks festive and chic anywhere you place it.
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Charlotte Tilbury offers a 12-drawer calendar with a carefully curated selection of Tilbury’s best-selling make-up and skincare products. This year’s calendar stands out, offering not one but two full make-up looks. The blue, gold, and silver design includes lovely earth-toned drawers.
Calling all jewelry lovers
This year’s Mouttop advent calendar comes in a festive green box—offering beauty and festive cheer. On day one, you’ll open up the bracelet, followed by 23 charms, leading up to Christmas. This jewelry is silver-plated and nickel-free. It’s perfect for teens, just like these other Christmas gifts your teen will actually love.
Light up the night
You can practically feel the warmth from the soft lighting of this ROMAN Cabin Village Light-Up advent calendar. The cozy cabin in a frosty alpine backdrop sets the mood as you prepare for the holidays. The dates are printed on cute little drawers, which you fill yourself with treats. Not sure what to get your pop yet? Check out these best gifts for Dad.
Milk chocolate to share
Each delicious bite of Cadbury chocolate marks one day closer to Christmas and offers up a sweet treat to enjoy at the end of the day. Chocolate and reading go hand in hand for a relaxing evening. Not sure what to buy the book nerd on your list? Check out these must-have gifts for book-lovers.
Jam lover’s delight
Bonne Maman’s limited edition advent calendar sold out quickly last year, so get yours early. Each window reveals a one-ounce jar of fruit spreads or honey. With 24 unique flavors, your taste buds will not be disappointed. New holiday exclusive flavors include rhubarb and strawberry, raspberry and lychee, strawberry and verbena, and cherry and blackberry.
This is the time of year to treat yourself, whether you’ve been naughty or nice. Vinebox offers 12 Nights of Wine, which includes 12 glasses of world-class wines in naughty or nice editions. They are taking pre-orders now for November 4th shipment, while supplies last.
Frosty and fun
Sephora offers an advent calendar with 24 frosted beauty surprises. You’ll get a combination of beauty, skincare, body, and accessories products—11 of those items are limited-edition surprises, so don’t wait.
Funko and HP
For Funko Pop! fans who also love Harry Potter, it doesn’t get any better than this. Funko’s 2019 Harry Potter advent calendar contains 24 pocket pops of all your favorite characters. These are not suggested for kids under the age of three.
Pamper and relax
A perfect beauty set for that someone who needs a break—The Body Shop offers a collection of 24 carefully chosen products from their favorite bath and body collections. This includes special edition seasonal items, along with favorites you already know and love. Get ready for some down-time with 100 percent vegetarian body butters, hand creams, shampoos, bath bombs, and more.
Celebrate in comfort and style with C&F HOME’s Merry and Bright advent calendar pillow, available from Home Depot. Accent your home with this festive piece which includes embroidered daily countdown pockets. It comes with an attached marker of jingle bells. For the big day itself, you’ll want to check out these 100 Christmas gifts for people who are impossible to shop for.
Coffee City’s 12 Days of Christmas advent calendar will keep you energized for the twelve days leading up to Christmas. You’ll need some extra energy for all that holiday shopping. The vintage-style labels are based on the popular 12 Days of Christmas song. Amazon Prime members will get free shipping on this and these 60 other best Amazon Prime gifts.
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