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The Best 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.

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Advent calendarSTICKASA/SHUTTERSTOCK

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.

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Mickey and Minnie Mouse Plush Advent Calendar Wall HangingVia shopdisney.com

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Plush Calendar

It’s just not the holidays without a Disney+ GroupWatch sesh while you pop open the day’s calendar door. This simple calendar rewards you with a gingerbread cookie and a tiny, plush version of your favorite characters, like Minnie, Mickey and more. The calendar also has a loop so you can hang it up alongside your Christmas decor and enjoy it all season long—even after all of the doors have been opened!

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12 Days of Buffalo Plaid advent calendarvia shopbhb.com

12 Days Buffalo Plaid Advent Calendar

If you’re really into Christmas and love all things plaid, this is the Advent calendar for you. Thanks to this box, you can open up something cozy every morning until the big day. That includes a hat, scarf, gloves, leggings, and so much more to fall in love with. Make sure to move quickly, though—these cozy calendars won’t be around for long!

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Funko Advent Calendar: Harry Potter - 24 Vinyl Figures (2020)Via amazon.com

Funko Advent Calendar: Harry Potter

For Funko Pop! fans who also love Harry Potter, it doesn’t get any better than this. Funko’s 2020 Harry Potter Advent calendar contains 24 pocket pops of all your favorite characters, like Ron, Hermione and Harry Potter himself. These are not suggested for kids under the age of three.

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Cadbury chocolate advent calendarVIA AMAZON.COM

 

 

Cadbury Dairy Milk Advent Calendar

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? These are the very best gifts for bakers.

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12 Nights of Wine, which includes 12 glasses of world-class wines in naughty or nice editionsVIA GETVINEBOX.COM

 

Vinebox 12 Nights of Wine Calendar

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 October 12 shipment, while supplies last.

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Pukka Christmas advent calendarVIA AMAZON.COM

Pukka Herbal and Fruit Tea Calendar

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—any tea lover will crave these adorable tea-inspired gifts.

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Bonne Maman’s limited edition advent calendarVIA AMAZON.COM

Bonne Maman Jelly, Jam and Honey Calendar

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. Fill up your own DIY calendar with these jam recipes.

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DreamBone's holiday advent calendarvia amazon.com

DreamBone Furry Christmas Advent Calendar

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. Here’s the doggie gift basket to give your furry friend.

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LEGO Star Wars advent calendarVIA AMAZON.COM

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar

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 kids who love to cook.

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Playmobil Advent Calendar - Christmas Ballvia amazon.com

Playmobil Christmas Ball Advent Calendar

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. Looking for something else your little ones can enjoy? Check out Walmart’s 2020 holiday line.

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Thomas & Friends Fisher-Price Minis, Advent Calendar 2019VIA AMAZON.COM

 

 

 

Thomas and Friends Minis Advent Calendar

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.

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Atelier Cologne Discovery Advent Calendarvia amazon.com

 

 

 

 

 

Atelier Cologne Discovery Calendar

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.

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The Body Shop Entry Advent Calendar, 24Piece Gift Set Of 100% Vegetarian Skincare, Body Care, And Makeup Treats, 33.33 Fl. Oz.via amazon.com

The Body Shop Beauty Advent Calendar

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. If that’s not enough, give these Aldi Advent calendars a browse.

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Dianne Bright
Dianne Bright is a southern California-based writer specializing in parenting, marriage, and family. Bright also enjoys writing on nutrition and health, books, culture, lifestyle, faith, and science. Her work has appeared in Scholastic's Parent & Child magazine and blog, the Press Enterprise, Thriving Family, I Love Cats (NY), Christianity Today, and other publications. Her M.A. is in Spanish American Literature with additional emphasis in Linguistics and Brazilian Literature. Bright has authored two indie titles, and her young adult fantasy duology is on query with publishers.
Laurie Dixon
Having a passion for writing her whole life, Laurie joined the Taste of Home team to bring together her two favorite things—creative writing and food. She spends most of her time playing with her dog, drafting up short stories and, of course, trying out new recipes.

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