The 15 Best Advent Calendars To Countdown To Christmas

Whether you want to bring back that childhood joy of opening up a new surprise every day or you just want to add more Christmas cheer to your place, getting an advent calendar is a great idea. It’ll do all of that and more! You can DIY an advent calendar with unique filler ideas if you’re feeling craft but there are also a ton of amazing, themed advent calendars available!

Advent calendars are no longer just for kids! There are so many advent calendars out there nowadays that are specifically designed with adults in mind. If you are looking at a fun and unique advent calendar for yourself – or if you want to gift your bestie an advent calendar to get them in the festive spirit – these are some great options.

Not only will you get a special surprise each day that you will actually use, but you’re having fun, too!

These calendars have a high risk of selling out, especially as we get closer to the beginning of advent. If you have your eye on one, it’s better to grab it sooner rather than later! And make sure to check out our holiday gift guide for all of your gifting needs.

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The 15 Best Advent Calendars To Countdown To Christmas

Tea Advent Tea $34

There’s nothing like a cold winter night, snuggled under a blanket on the couch, drinking a warm cup of tea, is there? This advent calendar will give you 24 new flavors of tea for you to try!

Plus, it’s available in both loose and teabag options, so you can choose whichever one you prefer. All of the teas included are gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and vegan-friendly.

Get it at Adiago Teas

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Olive Oil Advent Calendar $85.95

You’re always using olive oil, right? This advent calendar may be one of the more practical ones. You won’t just be unwrapping olive oils though. You’ll also be unwrapping vinegars, truffles, pestos, salts, and other condiments and dressings.

Get it at Williams Sonoma

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24 Days Of Baking Cookies $69.95

The holiday season involves a lot of baking, doesn’t it? This advent calendar will help you get ahead of all that baking you need to do. Each day you’ll unwrap something to help you with your baking like cookie cutters, an icing bottle, piping bags, gift bags, spatulas, and more.

Get it at Williams Sonoma

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The Book Lover’s Advent Calendar from $34.45

If you’re a book lover but know you have too many books, this advent calendar is for you. You’re not unwrapping a different book everyday but instead are unwrapping a “bookish” gift each day. The surprises include readerly ornaments, bookmarks, gift tags, reading-themed stickers and other on brand items.

Get it on Amazon

Book Advent Calendar $68

If you’re a book lover and don’t have too many books in your house, the Book Advent Calendar is for you. For this one in particular, you can pick your genre option and then get 25 books to unwrap.

There’s 12 different genres you can choose from including action adventure, poetry, Christian, adult fiction, self-help and motivation, and more.

Get it on Etsy

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Shower Steamer Advent Calendar $98

Enjoy some self-care even more with this handsome shower steamer advent calendar.

Each steamer is a different holiday scent, ranging from floral to citrus. Plus, with this set, you can choose if you want to use it as a shower steamer or as a body scrub.

Get it at Uncommon Goods

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Volupsa 12 Day Candle Advent Calendar $75

Volupsa knows a thing or two about candles – and they’ve taken that and created an advent calendar!

Your place will smelling great all Christmas season long. The larger set even includes an exclusive wick trimmer.

Get it at Sephora $75

Larger Version at Volupsa $158

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Sugarfina Santa’s Candy Shop Tasting Collection Advent Calendar $55

Advent calendars have traditionally been filled with chocolate. Sure, chocolates great, but if you love candy, you probably want a mix of candy.

Sugarfina’s giving just that in their Santa’s Candy Shop tasting collection advent calendar. The candy you’ll unwrap each day include chocolate covered cookie dough bites, Santa’s trees gummies, sprinkle donuts cookies, merry berries gummies, candy cane caramels, and more!

Get it here

ChapStick Holiday 12 Day Advent Calendar $17.99

Are you always losing your ChapStick? Or do you just go through ChapSticks so quickly? Chapstick’s here to help with their 12 Day Advent Calendar lip balm gift set! Each day, you’ll unwrap a different lip balm that includes both seasonal and classic formulas. The flavors include sugar cookie, passion fruit, clover honey, and more.

Get it on Amazon

Revolution 25 Days of Glam Advent Calendar $60

Are you a makeup lover? Revolution has the perfect advent calendar for you! You’ll 20 full-sized and five travel-sized beauty items.

This includes lip liner, a mirror, lip oil, eyeshadows, contour powder, blush, and more. It’s a $145 value at just $60. Revolution also sometimes has it on sale for $50, as it was at the time of writing!

Get it here

L’Occitane Classic Beauty Advent Calendar $80

This advent calendar is super popular for a reason – it gives you everything you need to take your bath and shower routine to the next level! You’ll get shower gels, soaps, hand balms, shampoos, and more. It also includes some special editions, too.

Grab it at Sephora

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JP Chenet Sparkling Wine Advent Calendar $174.95

Love wine? Love sparkling wine, especially during the holiday season? The JP Chenet Sparkling Wine Advent Calendar will have you unwrapping wine each day until Christmas! You’ll get 24 mini, 200 mL bottles.

The sparkling wines include white and rose. There’s a different wine to unwrap each day, and all are made in France.

Get it at LCBO

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Flaviar’s Whiskey Advent Calendar $219.99

More of a whiskey drinker than a wine drinker? Don’t worry, there’s an advent calendar for that, too! Flaviar has different themes for their whiskey advent calendars each year, and this year’s is The Lost Art of Distillation: The Amber Kingdom.

You’ll get 24 vials of premium whiskey, two collectible Glencairm tasting glasses, a tasting log, and a free one-year Flaviar Black Membership. This is a bit pricy at $250, so it may be a good one to split with your roomie or sibling.

Get it at Flaviar

IPA Advent Calendar $79

Is beer your go-to drink? Do you love trying new IPAs? The IPA Advent calendar will let you do just that. For 12 days you’ll unwrap a different IPA.

All of these are the highest-rated IPAs of the past year. You don’t know in advance which IPAs you’re getting, but includes is a variety of styles like hazy, juicy, and imperial IPAs.

Get it at Give Them Beer

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12 Days of Murray’s Cheese (SOLD OUT)

Who doesn’t love cheese? If you haven’t heard of Murray’s Cheese, it’s located in NYC and pretty iconic – for good reason. You’ll be counting down to Christmas while eating delicious cheeses like Parmigiano Reggiano, Manchego, cheddar, and more. It also comes with jams and some of their favorite crackers.

What calendar will you choose?

Advent calendars are a fun way to lead up Christmas day! Which one will you be counting down the days with?!

About the Author

Michelle IoannouMichelle Ioannou

Michelle graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelors of Arts ’13 and a Master of Arts ’14. She’s currently working in corporate America with a side of freelance writing. She wants you to learn from her experiences and mistakes so your 20s can be your best decade. When she’s not working, she’s likely planning her escape to a tropical island.