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 are 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 and nonsense for the win!
The Office Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
$39.99 (33% Off!)
Perfect for anyone who’s ever dreamed of being an assistant to the regional manager. There are 24 Pocket Pop vinyl figures to open up. Bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica not included.
Godiva Gourmet Chocolate Advent Calendar 2021 – Shop It Here
If you love chocolate, this is the one. Features an assortment of 24 Godiva gourmet chocolates including milk, white, and dark chocolates – crafted with classic Belgian fillings. Joy!
A Christmas Story Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
$35.67 (11% Off!)
It’s a major award! Features 24 windows filled with fun 1-inch figures and accessories, including favorites like Ralphie in his pink bunny suit, the Bumpus’ dogs, the fabulous leg lamp and more!
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 2021 Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
$25.49 (15% Off!)
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.
Home Alone: The Official AAAAAAdvent Calendar – Shop It Here
$35.99 (10% Off!)
Reveal a new hidden ornament each day (24 total!) and decorate your pop-up tree with Christmas spirit!
Hot Wheels 2021 Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
24 windows feature a daily Hot Wheels themed surprise.
Scratch Off Advent Calendar Playlist – Shop It Here
Record scratch for the win! This mixes a little old school (records!) with modern day (QR codes!). Each day, gently scratch away the umber and reveal a QR code. Scan it – and your phone will download a carol! Sure the kids might not know what a record is, but you can clue them in on the trials and tribulations of growing up with records that could be ruined in minutes. Throw in the horrors of our cassettes unwinding for good measure.
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
Starting at $79.00
24 days of beauty include masks, moisturizers, skin treatments and more! (two other beauty calendars available as well).
Elf Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
Smiling’s our favorite! Enjoy 24 little windows that open to reveal fun and silly 1-inch figures from the movie. Congratulations! You did it!
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.
Shower Steamer Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
Are we even remembering to shower every day during the holidays!? Chaos every day. Take a little time to unwind and chill – we need it. End the day with shower steamers infused with essential oils in the scents of the season, like peppermint, eucalyptus, fir tree and clove. Can also be dissolved and used as a scrub!
L’Occitane Signature Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
Filled with 24 beauty surprises, including some of their best sellers. Other advent calendar options available as well.
Melissa & Doug Countdown to Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
$18.82 (24% Off!)
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
$93.37 (25% Off!)
A great option if you like the tradition of pulling out the same calendar each year! Includes 24 magnetic figures, that come together to form your own Nativity scene.
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. Clean-up well into the new year not included. 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.
Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends Minis Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
It’s Thomas and his friends! You know the song, sing along. 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! Tiny deliveries from the Elf on the Shelf? Check! Ugh.
Bonne Maman 2021 Limited Edition Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
Limited edition, so grab it while you can! 24 jars reveal a different Bonne Maman 1 oz. jar of fruit spread or honey.
Kiehl’s 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! Includes four figures, decorated tree, presents, table and chairs, candelabra, cat and kitten, violin, sleigh and more.
Beer Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
Stay tuned for 2021 Pricing!
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. Chill out with flavors like Chinese black tea, Scandinavian tea with cranberry and elderflower and more.
Super Mario Nintendo Advent Calendar – Shop It Here
$42.65 (15% Off!)
Let’s-a-go! Includes 17 2. 5” figures, and 7 accessories.
DIY Countdown Calendar Set – Shop It Here
Looking to decorate and 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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