The countdown is on! One of the most important parts of the holiday season, is the countdown until Christmas arrives. Kids love to keep track of the days in a way that’s like nothing we’ve ever seen. And while they’re basking in the joy and magic of the season, we’re over here in an all out panic…There’s how many days left!?
Amp up their joy – and our stress level, with an advent calendar! (There’s even an advent calendar of beauty products and booze for the older crowd). These have come a long way since we were kids, poking through those little cardboard windows and doors for a piece of mediocre chocolate. Because even though it was kind of bad, it still really was the best.
Check out some of our favorite advent calendars for the 2021 into 2022 season, and keep track of how many more sleeps until Santa arrives. Even though they already know because they ask 9 to 14 times a day. Trinketry for the win!
Funko Advent Calendar: 2021 Harry Potter – Shop It Here
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Harry and this 24-piece calendar.
Strictly Briks – Classic Bricks Advent Calendar for Kids – Shop It Here
They can build their Christmas decorations from scratch! Includes brick to build 2 wreath ornaments, 4 ball ornaments, 3 gifts, 4 mini-presents, 1 stocking, 2 candy canes, 1 Christmas tree, 2 reindeer, 1 Santa, and 1 sleigh.
Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
Open a door every day to reveal 24 different LEGO Star Wars themed gifts, to include 7 minifigures and a fun holiday-themed figure. The force is strong!
Friends: The Official Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
The one where they counted down the days until Christmas! Features 25 days of surprises, and over 40 keepsakes, ornaments, and booklets. Could we be any more excited?
Disney Classic Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
This festive advent calendar featuring Mickey and his best pals includes 11 mini surprise figures, five card decorations, five sticker sheets, five stickers, and three stickers in three gift boxes.
Hot Wheels 2021 Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
24 windows feature a daily Hot Wheels themed surprise.
Hot Sauce Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
Not everyone likes something sweet, some are a little spicy! This calendar features 25 different hot sauces. Each 2oz glass bottle of slow-simmered Louisiana style hot sauces is made the old-fashioned Creole way, and has its own Christmas themed label. Spiciness varies from mild to the hottest pepper on the planet.
Hershey Milk Chocolate Kisses Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
24 little doors, with a Hershey Kiss behind each one.
Squishy Toys Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
Countdown to Christmas with 24 squishies. Adios holiday stress!
Countdown to Christmas STEM Advent Calendar Set – Shop It Here – Shop It Here
This DIY set allows them to build, then count down!
The World of Eric Carle: Eric Carle’s Dream Snow Pop-Up Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
This advent calendar allows you to count down the days until Christmas by opening a new door each day, revealing the coolest pop-up Christmas scene.
Dream Big This Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
24 days of beauty include scrubs, bath bombs, lotions, hair care, and more! (two other beauty calendars available as well).
Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
Count the days by revealing exclusive characters and nests, including characters both in-egg, and out-of-egg!
Fisher-Price Little People Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
It’s everyone’s favorite people, Little People. Includes 24 Little People friends and holiday-themed accessories.
Edible Artwork Chocolate Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
With cute designs like martini glasses, and french fries, these are almost too cute to eat. Almost.
Crayola Christmas Countdown Activity Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
A new activity every day as they countdown to Christmas. Divert their attention long enough to stop adding to their already lengthy Christmas list. Probably not though. But those crayons sure do look like they’re having fun!
L’Occitane Signature Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
Filled with 24 beauty surprises, including some of their best sellers.
Disney Tsum Tsum Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
The countdown is on with these cute little critters. Comes with 6 holiday themed accessories, 6 seasonal head pieces, and includes 18 Tsum Tsum figures (6 large, 6 medium and 6 small in holiday attire). Um, you had us at holiday attire.
Melissa & Doug Countdown to Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
This set includes magnetic wooden tree, 24 magnetic ornaments, and 1 shining star for the top of the tree. Great way to start a tradition by pulling this one out each year.
LEGO Harry Potter 2021 Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
A toy for each day of the countdown. Includes 7 minifigures: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Albus Dumbledore, Professor Flitwick, Hogwarts Architect—plus a Hedwig figure and a micro Hogwarts Express train.
Wooden Nativity Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
Includes 24 magnetic figures that come together to form a Nativity scene.
Funko Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
Celebrate the season with your favorite Marvel dudes.
Madelaine Chocolate Countdown to Christmas 2021 Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
A little piece of chocolate behind each door, that your kids will need to share (Joy!). Or keep if for yourself and eat it in the bathroom. We’ve been there.
24 Tastes of Christmas Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
Each drawer is filled with four pieces of candy, by Sugarfina.
Play-Doh Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
An alternative to 24 days of candy. Includes a play mat, 24 surprises and 5 cans of Play Doh modeling compound featuring 2 sparkle cans. Doh!
PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
Includes twenty-four surprises for each day leading up to Christmas. Once all the pieces are revealed, they can load the sleigh so Santa can get delivering! You’re not the only one who’s busy.
DAVIDsTEA Organic Tea Sampler – Shop It Here
Celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas with 12 loose leaf teas! Features certified organic teas ranging from floral and spicy to refreshingly minty.
Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends Minis Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
It’s Thomas and his friends. Includes 24 Thomas & Friends mini engines. Because we all know a little one who can’t get enough in the trains department.
LED Wooden Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
Perfect if you want to start a tradition, using the same calendar each year. Little wooden drawers allow you to add your own tiny treats. Allergy free? Check. Trinkets? Check. Personal messages? Check!
Bonne Maman 2021 Limited Edition Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
24 jars reveal a different Bonne Maman 1 oz. jar of fruit spread or honey.
Kiehls Limited Edition Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
For the beauty obsessed! Includes 24 surprises, one behind each door. Features cleansers, face masks, facial serums, moisturizers, and more.
Playmobil Advent Calendar : Christmas Ball – Shop It Here
24 surprises lead up to the royal Christmas Ball!
Beer Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
Now. We’re. Talking. Get into the holiday “spirits.” A mix of twenty five bottles and cans means a new one to open each day – from the 1st of December until Christmas Day. Also available in cider, wine, whiskey, gin, and rum. Pa RUM pum pum pum!
24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
Take some of the holiday stress away, with a little tea each day.
Diptyque Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
Feeling extra? This upscale calendar is filled with candles, eau de toilettes, eau de parfums, and skin care products.
Super Mario Nintendo Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
Let’s a go! Includes 17 articulated 2. 5” figures and 7 accessories.
DIY Countdown Calendar Set – Shop It Here
Looking to fill your own advent calendar? This kit includes 24 kraft paper bags, 24 seal stickers, 24 cardboards, 24 number stickers, 100 double sided sticky dots and 6 sheets of Christmas DIY stickers.
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