17 Unique Advent Calendars for the Holidays
One of the best parts of the holidays is decorating for the holidays. And one way you can decorate (and get hyped) for the season is to put out your very own advent calendar. Though the special calendars are a little more popular in the UK, they’re gaining some steam in the United States as well. And companies are coming up with new and unique ways to count down until Christmas besides the traditional chocolates or small toys. Now you can find calendars for wine connoisseurs, tea drinkers, or even beauty lovers to celebrate as the holidays draw closer. Take a look at some of these unique advent calendars to see which one is right for you.
1. Vinebox Twelve Nights of Wine Advent Calendar ($129): On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… a robust Merlot? This 12-day calendar is ideal for any lover of vino, so they can sip their way to their favorite holiday.
2. The Body Shop 25 Days of the Enchanted Deluxe Advent Calendar ($110): You’ll get 25 ways to pamper yourself with this curated calendar that’s chock-full of beauty goodies like lipsticks, lip balms, hand lotions, facial creams, and other bath and body products.
3. Yankee Candle Countdown Calendar ($40): Fill your home with fresh and festive scents by opening a new candle for 12 days leading up to December 25. Scents include wintry fragrances like Snow-Dusted Bayberry Leaf, Icy Blue Spruce, and Sparkling Cinnamon.
4. David’s Tea 24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar ($49): Curl up with a hot cup of tea for the month of December with this special sampler from David’s Tea, a purveyor of fine and unique tea blends. Each day includes two packets of tea, so you can share with a loved one, and the tea comes in many holiday-themed flavors like Caramel Shortbread, Fireside Mocha, and Mulled Wine.
5. LEGO Star Wars 2018 24 Day Advent Calendar ($40): The force is strong with this 24-day, 307-piece LEGO advent calendar. Each day there is a little gift from a galaxy far, far away.
6. Gin Foundry Ginvent Advent Calendar ($161): Fancy a gin and tonic during the holiday season? Gin Foundry has curated this calendar of 24 drams of craft gin, so you can have the smoothest, most “junipery” G&T your heart desires.
7. ASOS The Grooming Advent Calendar ($48): Men who enjoy getting self-care treats will also love counting down to Christmas by opening up mini versions of their favorite grooming products, including beard oil, shave balm, shampoo, and moisturizer.
8. BoozeBud Beer Advent Calendar ($100): Crack open a new bottle of brew every night in December leading up to the 25th. This curated sampler of 25 craft beers is like a flight you can savor all month long, featuring beers from Mornington, Hop Nation, and 3 Ravens.
9. Pottery Barn Glitter Lit Houses Advent Calendar ($129): Sometimes it isn’t about the treats, it’s about the calendar itself. This glittery calendar creates a wintery scene that lights up from within. And, you can customize each box by placing your own notes, candy, or tiny treats inside them.
10. Fantastic Beasts 12 Days of Socks Advent Calendar ($15): You can never have too many socks, and this magical set of Fantastic Beasts-themed socks will add some magic to your holiday season.
11. O.P.I. Nutcracker Collection Nail Polish Advent Calendar ($50): O.P.I. Nail Lacquer was inspired by Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms movie when it created this advent calendar of 25 mini nail polishes. Create a new mani or pedi every day as you count down to Christmas.
12. Williams Sonoma Advent Calendar ($17): For traditionalists, this vintage-inspired calendar is exactly what you need to make your holiday home complete. It contains 24 chocolates to enjoy between December 1 and Christmas Eve. After all, who could possibly say no to getting chocolate every day?
13. Vodka Advent Calendar ($130): This grown-up advent calendar has a variety of 3 cl bottles of your favorite clear spirit, ranging from Grey Goose to Tito’s. Feel free to host your own mini cocktail hour every evening.
14. Reese’s Holiday Countdown Christmas Advent Calendar ($25): What’s better than Reese’s? How about 24 days of mini Reese’s cups and Reese’s pieces? We applaud you if you can hold out for all 24 days.
15. Disney Socks Advent Calendar for Women ($40): Show your love for Disney from head to toe… and especially on your toes with this set of 12 colorful socks. (There is also a men’s version, for the Mickey to your Minnie.)
16. Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Advent Calendar ($18): For the kids in your life, this Hatchimals advent calendar has over 50 surprises to discover over 24 days. There are characters in- and out-of-egg, as well as craft decorations to build out your own winter scene.
17. Kaffebox Scandinavian Specialty Coffee Advent Calendar ($173): Your morning cup of joe never felt so festive than with this specialty coffee box. Scandinavian coffee company, Kaffe, believes in freshness so much, you actually receive your box in three shipments of eight coffee packages to make sure you have the best coffee ever.