Count Down the Days Until Christmas With 15 Edible Advent Calendars
Crossing off the days until Christmas on a paper calendar is certainly efficient, but you'll definitely keep track of your dates better if you eat a piece of chocolate or take a sip of wine. Buy one of these edible Advent calendars, and you'll have a much faster — and tastier — 24 days until December 25.
World Market Windel Musical Chocolate Advent Calendar ($9): Snack on German milk chocolate while listening to holiday songs, which play from this charming, battery-powered calendar at the touch of a button.
Dylan's Candy Bar Christmas 2018 Advent Calendar ($15): Each day's compartment in this colorful calendar contains a festively wrapped chocolate morsel — plus instructions for completing a fun wintry task, such as ice skating or looking at twinkling lights.
Reese's Countdown Christmas Advent Calendar ($17): Who can resist an advent calendar filled with 24 days of mini PB cups and Reese's Pieces?
So Wrong It’s Nom Cheese Advent Calendar ($20): British food blogger Annem Hobson is finally making her wildly popular cheese calendar available in the U.S., where it will hit 247 Super Target stores in November. The loot includes mild Jarlsberg, paprika-dusted Applewood cheddar, a creamier Ilchester cheddar, nutty red Leicester, and sweet cranberry Wensleydale.
Godiva Chocolatier Holiday Advent Calendar ($25): This calendar hangs on your wall for easy viewing, and better yet, is packed with milk, dark, and white chocolates in Santa, snowman, penguin, and other festive shapes.
Bonne Maman Preserves Advent Calendar ($30): If jam on toast is your idea of a scrumptious evening treat, you need this uniquely sweet calendar, filled with 24 mini containers of French-recipe preserves, jellies, and honey.
Sugarfina 24 Tastes of Christmas Advent Calendar ($38): Twenty-four different candies, from pumpkin pie caramels and Parisian pineapples to sparkle pops and gingerbread men, are tucked inside this calendar that will convert you into a Sugarfina addict (if you aren't one already). It's sold out online, but you can find it in Sugarfina stores.
DavidsTea 24 Days of Tea ($49): What if you could have the taste of your fave holiday treats like mulled wine, candy canes, and gingerbread but without the sugar and calories? These loose-leaf teas do just that. We're particularly excited that Forever Nuts (a cookie-tasting variety) has made it into the collection.
Heritage Distilling Co. 2018 Spirits Advent Calendar ($59): However you drink these mini bottles of spirits (including brown sugar bourbon, crisp gin, and blood orange vodka), you'll go to sleep feeling extra-relaxed.
Williams Sonoma La Maison du Chocolat Advent Calendar ($65): If you're a sucker for anything Parisian, you'll dig these French chocolate-covered almonds and pralines, tucked inside a snow- and reindeer-covered calendar.
Aldi Wine and Cheese Advent Calendars ($70 and $13): For the first year ever, Aldi's wine and imported mini cheese Advent calendars are rolling into US stores on November 7. The wine calendar comes with 24 mini bottles of assorted wines, and the cheese version has varieties such as cheddar, gouda and red Leicester.
Charbonnel Et Walker Chocolate Advent Calendar ($75): You'll never feel opposed to ending a night with one of these rich chocolates and truffles from Charbonnel et Walker, one of Britain's oldest chocolatiers.
eCreamery 12 Days of Christmas ($100): There are few better ways to keep track of the date than by eating white chocolate peppermint, eggnog, cookies and cream, or brownie batter ice cream for 12 days of dessert.
Vinebox Twelve Nights of Wine ($129): Each sipping tube in this sleek package has a glass of wine from Italy, France, Spain, or another reputable region, which makes for an adventurous dozen days before Christmas.
Vosges Haut-Chocolat Calendar of Advent ($140): Slide open the doors of this centaur-, unicorn-, and rabbit-accented calendar to find caramels, mini chocolate bars, and candies shaped like hedgehogs and gnomes, which are magical for anyone's inner child.
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Sara is a food and lifestyle freelance writer in Los Angeles. She writes a weekly events column for the Los Angeles Times and loves writing food content for Brit + Co. After all, the English language's most fun adjectives are best applied to delicious foods. In her free time, she's a hip hop dancer, avid moviegoer, and thorough face-mask user.