21 Best Reusable Advent Calendars
Start a new tradition this Christmas with a reusable Advent calendar. Whether you opt for a classic wood calendar or one made of fabric or paper, these pretty countdowns will become a family heirloom.
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Of all the joys of the holiday season, counting down to Christmas with an Advent calendar may just be our favorite tradition. After all, is there a better way to start (or end) your day than with a treat?
We’ve rounded up the best Advent calendars on the market—from coffee countdowns to a delicious jam Advent calendar. But if you want to switch it up (and create a new family tradition), consider a reusable Advent calendar.
These countdowns give you complete control over what goes into your Advent calendar. Plus, consider them a permanent addition to your holiday decor. Reusable Advent calendars can be pulled out year after year for more magic.
What can I put in a refillable Advent calendar?
Whatever you’d like! Candy, jewelry, small toys, trinkets, snacks, mini beverages—it’s all fair game.
Just keep in mind that most reusable Advent calendars have size restrictions. (And some don’t have the option for storing treats at all.) If that’s the case, consider writing a sentimental note for each day.
Outdoorsy Advent Calendar
This rustic wooden Advent calendar is perfect for those who want to add a touch of classic Christmas flair to their holiday decor. With 24 refillable drawers sized for candy, notes or small gifts, your family will have fun filling this tree-shaped calendar year after year. Outdoorsy details, like plaid patterns, winter sports tools and even a pair of boots pay homage to the L.L. Bean brand.
Beer Can Advent Calendar
Sit back with a brew from this handmade beer Advent calendar. It holds 12 or 24 cans, so it’s perfect for beer lovers looking for a boozy countdown to bring some holiday cheer to the season. Plus, the wooden frame is easy to paint or stain to match your holiday decor. Oh, and wine lovers? We didn’t forget about you. Check out our favorite wine Advent calendars, including the 12 Nights of Wine collection.
Classic Hanging Advent Calendar
Advent calendars can take up a lot of space, which is why a hanging version is the way to go if you’re short on real estate. This 20-inches high by 15-inches wide hanging countdown features a classic red and white color scheme. Simply move the star into the accommodating fabric envelope each day leading up to Christmas.
Wooden Village Advent Calendar
Transport your family to a magical, wintery village straight out of the North Pole! This rustic wooden village Advent calendar includes cutouts of deer, elves and snowy pine trees. Plus, each of the 24 teeny wooden doors is waiting to be filled with the tiniest treasures.
The Nutcracker Advent Calendar
Calling all sugar plum fairies! This paper Advent calendar tells the story of The Nutcracker ballet. Each of the 25 doors on this dazzling, tree-shaped countdown reveals a seasonal motif. Plus, you’ll find illustrations of the story’s classic characters, like Clara, the Rat King and the Nutcracker, himself!
Magnetic Ornament Advent Calendar
This magnetic tree Advent calendar is perfect for the little ones in your life. They’ll enjoy adding a new ornament every day as they wait for Santa Claus to arrive. Discover more age-appropriate Advent calendars for kids.
Open Concept Advent Calendar
Modern floor plans call for open concept design, so why shouldn’t your Advent calendar? This bares-all wood house countdown does not have windows or doors, but rather 25 open spaces for stashing mini treasures. To keep an element of surprise, feel free to wrap your tiny gifts before placing them in the appropriate window.
Personalized Wooden Advent Calendar
Customize this handmade, personalized Advent calendar with your child’s name or family’s last name. Then fill each of the numbered burlap sacks (available in 10 different colors) with your choice of small gift, treat or other mementos. This is a family heirloom that will see use year after year.
Personalized Hanging Advent Calendar
Many Advent calendars, especially fabric ones, leave little room for storing gifts. Luckily, you won’t have that problem with this personalized hanging Advent calendar. Not only is it customizable with your child’s or family’s name, but each of the 25 pockets measure 4.5-inches wide by 4-inches high. That’s plenty of room for a few pieces of candy, a small toy or, for the adults, a mini bottle of wine.
Hotel Advent Calendar
Checking in for Christmas? This statement-making hotel Advent calendar is ready for your holiday getaway. We love the ornate pink details, as well as the bottlebrush trees and busy shoppers. Each of the tiny drawers opens, too, and are ready to fill with goodies.
Harry Potter Advent Calendar
Happy Christmas, Harry! While it’s not quite as magical as waking up to an invisibility cloak, this Harry Potter wall Advent calendar will delight any witch or wizard. While there isn’t anything to open with this countdown, it details all 25 days of December on one stunning, Hogwarts decal.
Christmas Tree Advent Calendar
Nostalgia alert! This Christmas tree Advent calendar will take you back to holidays at grandma’s house. We’re smitten with this countdown’s intricate details and vintage appeal. Plus, you can choose to buy it as is or with a pack of candy refills. Sweet!
Christmas Vacation Advent Calendar
Clark, this is the gift that keeps on giving the whole year…err…well the whole month of December at least! It’s no jelly of the month club, but fans of the classic holiday movie will love the intricate details in this Christmas Vacation Advent calendar. Look forward to opening doors on Eddie’s RV, tangled Christmas lights and Santa himself.
Stocking Advent Calendar
If your kiddos look forward to St. Nick stuffing their socks, imagine the joy of opening a mini stocking every. single. day. This wool stocking Advent calendar has 24 slots ready for stuffing. Each pocket measures 4.5-inches wide by 6.5-inches high, which is the perfect size for a candy bar, small toy or ornament.
Nativity Advent Calendar
Celebrate the story of Christmas with the nativity-themed fabric Advent calendar. It includes 25 nativity figures that can be transferred to a numbered pocket each day as you count down December days.
Wooden Truck Advent Calendar
For a farmhouse Christmas, pick up this adorable wooden truck Advent calendar. It looks just like the classic cars you see in Hallmark movies, and it features a movable wreath that hovers over each day of December. As an added bonus, LED fairy lights weave through the bottlebrush trees the truck is hauling to cast a cozy glow.
Candlelit Advent Calendar
This magical winter village Advent calendar will illuminate your space with the magic of the season. Handcrafted and laser-cut, light a Christmas candle or use a battery-powered LED candle each day and let the light shine through the village windows and numbers.
Gnome Advent Calendar
For a whimsical wall hanging, you can’t go wrong with this gnome Advent calendar. Made of wool, his oversized hat holds 24 pockets that are just waiting to be stuffed with treats. This countdown measures 26-inches wide by 55-inches high, so it certainly makes a statement!
Modern Advent Calendar
We love the modern design of this holiday house Advent calendar. Its large, wooden triangular frame contains 25 miniature wooden houses that are the perfect size for filling with your choice of treats, small gifts or paper notes.
Rudolph Advent Calendar
Little hands will love decorating this sweet holiday tree featuring Rudolph and Santa. This reindeer Advent calendar comes with 24 felt ornaments, plus a gold star for topping the tree—no Bumble required.