One of my favorite memories of the Christmas season as a girl was indulging in a small piece of chocolate every morning before breakfast thanks to my advent calendar. It was such a thrill to have sweet alongside my cereal and eggs but over thirty years later, my piece of chocolate seems not-so-special anymore. I mean, there are Advent Calendars that feature all sorts of treats, from bath bombs to Legos—even wine! I rounded up the Best Advent Calendars for the Entire Family (even your fur babies) to help you count down to Christmas in style.
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Keep in mind that I’m not saying that simple chocolate-filled Advent Calendars aren’t great (I mean, you can’t go wrong with this Charlie Brown Classic). But if you want to kick things up a notch to compensate for the stressful year we have had, go right ahead!
Best Advent Calendars For Foodies
Explore unique flavors of hot chocolate through this cute and affordable triangle hot cocoa gift.
A beautiful calendar for the foodie in your life, this calendar features the iconic jar in flavors of mini fruit spreads or honey. Includes exclusive holiday flavors like Pear/Mirabelle Plum.
Pick up this pack in store to get you in the festive spirit, even if your Ugly Sweater Party is just a party of one.
Take a culinary trip around the world through 24 sachets of high quality tea bags.
There’s always something to celebrate (this year we just have to look REALLY hard) and this bubbly box is the perfect way to pop some mini-bottles!
Perfect for holiday movie marathons, this beautiful calendar holds 12 delicious flavors of artisan popcorn behind its 24 doors.
Only available in-store, this box is great for those who like a spicy cocktail to round out the holiday season.
Best Advent Calendars For Those Who Need to Relax
This unique advent calendar includes seven winter self-care products including lip scrub, body butter, body wash and more.
This 12-piece collection includes scrubs, creams, as well as eye masks and gels to keep you feeling beautiful this long winter.
Just because you aren’t heading to the nail salon doesn’t mean your nails can’t look great. This calendar includes a variety of colors and oils to keep your nails looking great this winter.
The perfect way to remind the one you love that he/she needs to incorporate self-care into their holiday prep.
Best Advent Calendars For Kids
Perfect for book-loving families who want to gift a book a day but don’t have the time (or patience) to track them all down. Favorite timeless Disney tales are included like Frozen, Cars, Coco, Bambi, and more.
Build, play and imagine with this Pokemon-themed set.
Zoom your way to Christmas with this Hot Wheels Advent Calendar. Includes eight different cars and sixteen accessories for each day leading up to Christmas.
Build key characters, ships and props from Star Wars each day of the holiday season with this popular kit. Integrate your own Legos to keep play going all year round.
Build and collect favorite witches, wizards, beasts, ghosts, elves and more from the Harry Potter Funko Advent Calendar. Once put together the figurines create hours of fun.
Completely kid-proof, this stand-up toy is perfect for hiding larger treasures as you count down to Christmas. After the holidays it still makes a great gift for pretend play. It’s basically the gift that keeps on giving!
If 2020 isn’t the year to invest in puzzles, I don’t know when is.
Keep your favorite gamers’ feet warm and cozy with these cute and colorful Mario themed socks!
My absolute FAVORITE crafting company has come up with a great way to get kids off screens and being creative all holiday season long! Kids can either keep or gift their daily projects.
A reusable calendar is the perfect holiday tradition for families who want to focus on giving back this holiday season. 5% of the profit from the calendar goes towards local charities.
Perfect for the little Princess Ana and Elsa in your life, this collection features a different Frozen-themed story to enjoy as you count down to Christmas.
Best Advent Calendars For DIYers
An online exclusive, this rustic Advent calendar features 24 small boxes to hide small treasures and trinkets for kids to discover.
Perfect for the playroom, this beautiful Advent calendar has 25 felt pockets. Either hide small treasures in the pocket or have a favorite stuffed animal move throughout the calendar as it gets closer to the big day.
Creativity has no limits when using these festive linen bags for your Advent countdown.
Countdown to the big day with a 3D light-up Santa’s sleigh scene. 24 wooden treat boxes included.
Who needs Christmas stockings when you can have ADVENT stockings? This garland features festive red, green, and white mini stockings are great for small books and other tokens and look great hanging on a mantle.
Lastly, don’t forget about your fur babies on your next trip to Trader Joe’s. They have the CUTEST dog and cat advent calendars filled with tasty treats.
For more gift ideas, check out my tried-and-true gift guides.
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