The build-up to Christmas is almost better than the day itself. Think about it: As soon as December hits, many of us start decking the halls, cranking up the Christmas tunes and tracking down the perfect gifts for the ones we love most. But if you really want to embrace the yuletide spirit, then start counting down to Santa's much-anticipated arrival with one of these advent calendars.
While there's certainly a time and a place for a chocolate advent calendar, there are so many other options tailored to different budgets, styles and interests. A lot of the brands that you know and love have jumped on the bandwagon, which means you can find everything from a calendar with 24 K-Cup pods to one that comes with enough OPI nail polish colors to carry you through the season.
There's an advent calendar for all kinds: the beauty lover, foodie, pop-culture obsessed, LEGO fanatic, wine drinker ... the list goes on. Keep scrolling to find an option for every kid, adult or pet (you heard that right) in your life.
My advice (and trust me because I'm Yahoo's gifting expert): If something catches your eye, pick it up now, because advent calendars tend to sell out before December rolls around.
Their lips could use some TLC — especially given the harsh indoor heating and chilly winter winds. With this advent calendar, they’ll get 12 full-size lip balms in a mix of sugary-sweet flavors — sugar cookie, candy cane and vanilla icing, to name a few – to soothe their dry, cracked lips.
Unlock Charlotte Tilbury’s best-kept beauty secrets, one day at a time. For 12 days straight, open a drawer and find a new makeup or skincare favorite, everything from a travel-size jar of Magic Cream moisturizer to a mini version of the TikTok-approved liquid highlighter.
Sephora regulars know that you can get the most bang for your buck by shopping from the store’s very own collection. This advent calendar will introduce (or in some cases, re-introduce) her to 24 Sephora Collection products — hydrating eye masks, lip products, nail polish and more.
She’ll be able to switch up her mani each and every day leading up to Santa’s arrival. Inside this 25-day advent calendar, there’s an assortment of holiday-specific shades, fan-favorites (Big Apple Red, for example) and nail treatments.
When she needs a breather after a day filled with errands, wrapping and baking (so, every single day in December?), she can pop one of these tabs into her shower and breathe in the soothing scents of the season, including eucalyptus, citrus and peppermint.
The chic skincare brand she's bound to love (if she doesn't already), Kiehl's offers 24 miniatures of their most popular formulasin this calendar, including Ultra Facial Cream, Lip Balm #1, Ultra Facial Overnight Rehydrating Mask and Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil. Plus, the packaging is designed by renowned artist Icinori.
L’Occitane knows advent calendars — and this year’s release proves exactly that. Along with the brand’s beloved shea butter hand cream and almond milk concentrate, she’ll be able to try out old and new favorites in hair care, body care and skin care.
Crack open this advent calendar each morning to uncover a mini jar of jam or honey to spread on your toast, top your pancakes or mix into your yogurt. Although you should eat them daily to get the full experience, there’s no rush since the spreads don’t expire until June of next year.
Because all they want for Christmas is a cup of cheer — er, coffee. Instead of drinking their same old brew, they can sip on a new seasonal flavor each day, such as Caribou Coffee's Reindeer Blend and Peet's Coffee Holiday Blend.
Oprah loves Vahdam tea — so much so that the brand earned a coveted spot on Oprah's Favorite Things list in 2018 and 2019. See what the hype is all about by sampling their loose-leaf teas in a variety of flavors, everything from spicy chais to citrusy greens.
A classic for a reason, chocolate advent calendars are perfect for young and old alike. Indulge in a mix of milk, dark and white chocolates — some are filled with caramel, nuts or cream, others are completely solid.
Here’s one way to keep warm this winter. As Christmas draws near, fire up your tastebuds with these 12 hot sauces. While some are milder or sweeter than others, all of them are guaranteed to bring the heat.
Nothing says Christmas like Harry & David (except maybe Currier & Ives!) but cookie monsters will love counting down the days until Christmas with this cookie calendar, featuring seven different types of cookies, including raspberry-filled tree-cutout shortbread cookies, chocolate-covered peppermint cookies and gingerbread sandwich cookies.
Lean into your cozy or chill side with this wine advent calendar, which comes with a dozen reds (for the ones who like to keep warm and cozy) or whites (for those who are the epitome of cool). You can also get the best of both worlds by picking up a 24-day calendar for $129.
Go on a journey through the Amber Kingdom — with a glass of whiskey in hand. Each day, you’ll get a top-shelf sample of whiskey that you can pour straight into a Glencairn glass (or, if you’d rather, place the mini bottle in your bar and enjoy it later).
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good wine. Speaking of wine, pop open a flap each day to reveal a half-bottle of white or red. Stick with all-white or all-red, or go with a calendar that includes both if you like to switch things up.
Ring in the season with Minnie, Mickey and friends. Each night, let your littles unwrap a new paperback book to revel in the magic of Disney and Pixar. If you have more than one kid, one Amazon reviewer offers a helpful tip: “Before I give it to the kids I write the name of which child is responsible for opening the book that night on the wrapping so there will be no arguments and every child opens the same number of books.”
There’s no question that your little fashionista needs new arm candy for this season’s festivities. Behind each numbered door, she’ll find a colorful charm or tassel to add to her gold-tone charm bracelet.
Jedi or Sith? Both are welcome at your holiday table — at least in Funko Pop! form. Collect 24 mini Star Wars figurines, all of which are dressed in their holiday best. Our favorite: A red and green Darth Vader holding a candy cane.
Keep their little hands busy with this build-your-own advent calendar. Each day, they’ll open up a corresponding envelope that gives them just what they need to assemble another section of their very own winter wonderland, complete with a reindeer, Christmas trees and carolers.
Get her American Girl in on the action. While she’ll be the one to open all 24 doors, the pint-sized holiday treats and baking supplies (think: a tiny rolling pin and piping bag) are actually made for her doll.
If your pet is particular about what they like, then fill this felt advent calendar with their favorite treats. Or better yet, include a mix of treats and toys so they don’t fill up before the big day.
Spend the extra $15 to personalize this wool advent calendar now, and thank us later. As your kids grow, you can change up what you put inside each pocket (or you can always stick to chocolate since that’s a safe bet).
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