9 Amazing Advent Calendars That Make The Christmas Countdown Priceless
Remember how exciting it was to open that little window on the advent calendar and get a surprise every day for the 24 days leading up to Christmas when you were a kid? Well, who says kids should have all the fun this holiday season? Just because we do our own taxes doesn’t mean that we can’t still enjoy a daily holiday treat. Treating yourself with an advent calendar will bring you back to a simpler time. Maybe you’re still as much of a chocolate fan as you were as a kid or maybe the challenges of adulthood have led you to swap chocolate for booze. Whatever the case, one of these nine advent calendars will speak to your needs. You can find most of these fab countdown calendars on Amazon for less than $50.
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1. For the major sweet tooth — HARIBO Advent Calendar
If you’re the type of person who buys Halloween candy, only to eat it all by yourself before any trick-or-treaters arrive, this HARIBO advent calendar will give you a reason to get out of bed every morning. (Yes, candy for breakfast is a thing.) The calendar costs $18.45 on Amazon and it’s filled with traditional gummy bears, cola flavored gummies, marshmallows and licorice. You’ll get a small bag of candy each day for the 24 days leading up to Christmas. Sounds pretty sweet!
2. For the beauty guru — Bare Faced Chic Beauty Advent Calendar
Would you rather spend your money on makeup than on sweets? If that’s the case, then this beauty product-filled advent calendar is calling your name and it’s yours for $36.99. For every day during the 24 days leading up to Christmas, you’ll get a new pampering tool. This calendar has everything from lip balm to nail caviar, so by Christmas, you’ll have enough supplies to have your own spa day at home.
3. For the chocolate-lover — Lindt Assorted Chocolate Advent Calendar
Sometimes, all you want for Christmas is a traditional, chocolate-filled advent calendar and it’s hard to find chocolate that rivals Lindt. This 24-day advent calendar is available on Amazon for $31.48. Expect to indulge in one Santa or bear-shaped chocolate a day. Will it be a hazelnut bear, a white chocolate Santa or a milk-chocolate sleigh? Only time will tell…
4. For the baking fanatic — Cookie Advent Cookbook
No one loves the holiday season quite like a baking fanatic — think of all those holiday cookie baking opportunities! But even the most experienced bakers run out of new recipes at some point and that’s where this advent calendar comes in. Every day from December 1st through Christmas Eve, you’ll peek under one of the ornament flaps on the book’s front cover and discover the “cookie of the day” along with a page number. You’ll then flip to that page, which will reveal that cookie’s recipe. The calendar is yours for $13.24 on Amazon.
5. For the one who loves bling — Charm Bracelet Advent Calendar
We all know that person who wears so many charm bracelets that they all clink together and you can hear her coming from a mile away. If that person is you, consider investing in this $13.99 advent calendar. For 15 days leading up to Christmas, you’ll get one charm a day and finally a bracelet on December 24th. All the charms are Christmas-themed so you’ll still have some festivity to hold you over after the holidays. All jewelry is white gold-plated and made with nickel and lead.
6. For the tea-lover — English Tea Shop Advent Calendar
Do you find that there’s nothing quite as wonderful as curling up with a book and a good cup of tea? Us too. That’s why we like this tea-filled advent calendar. The calendar contains 12 variations of tea and 24 tea bags, so you can warm yourself with a soothing cup of tea every day leading up to Christmas. Tea flavors are festive and include spicy pumpkin, peppermint melon, spicy anise, gingerbread, candy cane and many more. Tea-lovers can find the calendar on Amazon for $25.95.
7. For the pawrent — Trader Joe’s Advent Calendar For Dogs
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Get your pup in the holiday spirit with this advent calendar for dogs, available for $5.99 at select Trader Joe’s stores. For the 24 days leading up to Christmas, your pooch will enjoy one smoked salmon and sweet potato cookie a day. This advent calendar is guaranteed to make your dog love you even more than he already does (if that’s even possible).
8. For the who’s always cold — Target Sock Advent Calendars
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You know that friend who always complains about being cold? Help her stay warm this winter by gifting her one of these sock advent calendars from Target. Each advent calendar costs $15 and has a different pair of socks for the 12 days leading up to Christmas day. The retailer offers Game of Thrones-themed calendars, Disney-themed calendars, Marvel-themed calendars and many more. If there’s one thing that you can never have enough of, it’s socks.
9. For the wine-lover — Aldi Wine Advent Calendar
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Although prices vary by location, Aldi’s wine advent calendar is rumored to cost $69.99, a little more than most of us would pay for an item that lasts a mere 24 days. But it does come with 24 mini bottles of wine that’ll help you celebrate those 24 days leading up to Christmas with gusto. For every calendar day, you’ll get to enjoy a new mini bottle of white, red or bubbly wine.
Note: These wine advent calendars are going fast, so you may not be able to get one from Aldi. But there are plenty of other boozy ones on the market. Some of these come at a hefty price and are pretty extravagant, but we still secretly want one.