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23 Amazing Advent Calendars To Get You Pumped For Christmas

I feel like if the Grinch got a new pair of Harry Potter socks every day for twelve days, he would have never needed to meet Cindy Lou to understand the joy of Christmas.

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1. A Madelaine calendar for the milk chocolate connoisseur who would like nothing more than to fall into a chocolate lake, in the vein of Augustus Gloop.

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Promising review: "This advent calendar is really the best one I have ever had. The box is cute and on each date, there is a cute poem attached. Plus, these chocolates are the best I've ever seen in a calendar. Really nice!" —Lynda Webb

Get it from Amazon for $11.77.

2. A Melissa & Doug countdown calendar so that your kiddo can ~add~ a new magnetic ornament to their very own tree daily. And on Christmas Day? They add a star to the top!

Promising review: "This is a very sweet Advent calendar. I love that there are no candy or gifts involved —just the joy of counting down the days until Christmas. It has already served as a fun way to get my little one in the spirit." —Courtney CondoGet it from Amazon for $13.50.
Amazon

Promising review: "This is a very sweet Advent calendar. I love that there are no candy or gifts involved —just the joy of counting down the days until Christmas. It has already served as a fun way to get my little one in the spirit." —Courtney Condo

Get it from Amazon for $13.50.

3. A Harry Potter-themed set to infuse your sock drawer with some muggle-free magic. I solemnly swear that this thing will become the highlight of your December.

This calendar includes 12 socks; six crewcut socks and six low-cut socks. Get it from Amazon for $26.98.
Amazon

This calendar includes 12 socks; six crewcut socks and six low-cut socks.

Get it from Amazon for $26.98.

4. OR! If you're not crazy about the Harry Potter sock calendar above, may I present THIS sock calendar as an option instead?

This calendar contains eight pairs of ankle socks and four pairs of crew socks! Promising review: "This is such a wonderful gift! However, I kept these for myself. It comes with 12 pairs of socks that are thin, but comfortable. Plus, the designs are super cute!" —AahanaGet it from Target for $15.
Target

This calendar contains eight pairs of ankle socks and four pairs of crew socks!

Promising review: "This is such a wonderful gift! However, I kept these for myself. It comes with 12 pairs of socks that are thin, but comfortable. Plus, the designs are super cute!" —Aahana

Get it from Target for $15.

5. A L'Occitane calendar that includes their best-selling fragrances and products. Cherry blossom shower gel? Verbana body lotion? Shea butter hand cream? Be still, my L'Occitane-obsessed heart.

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Promising review: "What a superb holiday treat! My youngest child gave me this, and I can’t tell you what fun it is to peek in all the little drawers, smelling and sampling such a great array of high-end skin care and toiletry products. Came with gorgeous gift wrapping, as well as a beautiful gift card containing two more samples of their luxury skin care line. Very impressive gift!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $59.

6. An Ulta ~12 Days of Beauty~ box you'll want to purchase for the beauty enthusiast in your life. This super affordable star contains products that would be on the vanity of your dreams — highlighters! Liquid lipsticks! Chubby eye crayons! Brow pencils! The list goes on and on.

Get it from Ulta for $18 (valued at $74).
Ulta

Get it from Ulta for $18 (valued at $74).

7. A Lush hat box that has descended from cruelty-free, vegan skincare heaven. Expect everything from their cult-favorite Snow Fairy shower gel to a star bath bomb that will transform bathwater into a turquoise, pink, and purple work of art.

Get it from Lush for $99.95.
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Get it from Lush for $99.95.

8. A "24 Days of Tea" calendar for the pal in your friend group who prefers earl grey to cold brew. This contains finely-sourced, unique tea blends that range from Chinese black tea to Scandinavian tea with cranberry and elderflower.

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $30.
Uncommon Goods

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $30.

9. A LEGO countdown that contains 24 ~secret~ compartments, each containing a fun, festive, buildable gift. Christmas trees, candy canes, and gingerbread men, oh my!

Promising review: "Wow! 24 different mini-models here! Some are really cute. There's even a tiny tic-tac-toe game and a signature model for each Friends character (see guitar, roller skate, trophy, camera, and microscope!)." —SuzEatonGet it from Nordstrom for $29.99.
Nordstrom

Promising review: "Wow! 24 different mini-models here! Some are really cute. There's even a tiny tic-tac-toe game and a signature model for each Friends character (see guitar, roller skate, trophy, camera, and microscope!)." —SuzEaton

Get it from Nordstrom for $29.99.

10. A Rituals calendar packed with luxe skincare products valued at $179. Think luxe, foaming body washes and decadent candles that will give you some much-needed me time.

This calendar contains 24 products that will take your skincare routine to a whole new level. Get it from Amazon for $89.
Rituals

This calendar contains 24 products that will take your skincare routine to a whole new level.

Get it from Amazon for $89.

11. A countdown calendar with colorful tiles you can slide into place on the corresponding day. It'll feel (and look!) as if you're adding a new ornament to this tree every darn day.

Promising review: "This is adorable. Definitely a cute twist on the advent calendar — I love it and can’t wait to use it. Colors are simple and the pegs are easy to move around." —SF8Get it from Target for $29.99.
Target

Promising review: "This is adorable. Definitely a cute twist on the advent calendar — I love it and can’t wait to use it. Colors are simple and the pegs are easy to move around." —SF8

Get it from Target for $29.99.

12. A wine box containing twelve different, delicious glasses of premium ~vino~ imported from all over the world — Italy, France, Spain, Heaven, and more!

This box acts as a vineyard wine tasting, except you won't need to leave the comfort of your own couch to experience it. Psst, you might want to ship this to a work address because an adult (in other words, you) have to sign for it. Get it from Vine Box for $129.
Vine Box

This box acts as a vineyard wine tasting, except you won't need to leave the comfort of your own couch to experience it.

Psst, you might want to ship this to a work address because an adult (in other words, you) have to sign for it.

Get it from Vine Box for $129.

13. A Ciaté London nail set here to up your at-home manicure game. These mini bottles come in 21 gorgeous hues, including a ~ chilli-inspired~ color that is truly the perfect red.

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This set comes with 20 mini nail polishes, one full-sized polish, a mini treatment, and a mini top coat.

Promising review: "This set is SO GREAT!! The brushes in these are huge like OPI, so if you need a big brush like I do, you have nothing to worry about. There are so many fun colors in here. The metallics are extremely strong and when I put on the first layer, I actually thought about just leaving it because the coverage was already so good. (Second layer ended up being worth it though.)" —vampiremoney

Get it from Sephora for $59 (a $219 value).

14. An advent calendar that will have you covered throughout your entire shower routine, thanks to a variety of The Body Shop products. Think everything from chamomile eye makeup remover and peppermint shower gel to grapefruit body lotion and rose body scrub.

Get it from The Body Shop for $110.
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Get it from The Body Shop for $110.

15. A Disney countdown calendar packed with 👏 SOCKS 👏 to infuse your toes with the sheer magic that is Disney. Dumbo on my feet? I'm with that.

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Get it from Shop Disney for $35.95.

16. A Barbie calendar complete with 24 career-themed outfits and accessories. Barbie won't need to train to transition from an ice skater on one day to a veterinarian the next! How lucky for her.

Promising review: "I cannot say enough good things about this calendar! My six-year-old really wanted an advent calendar and I assumed chocolate. Nope! She wanted some kind of toy or activity. I searched and found this one. It was a very low price for what is given in this package. he would take it up and down and up and down, carrying it everywhere, and she loved everything that came inside each day and could not wait to see what was next. BUY THIS! Super worth it. Now to find something equally as great for next year." –Tracie BjoinGet it from Amazon for $42.
Amazon

Promising review: "I cannot say enough good things about this calendar! My six-year-old really wanted an advent calendar and I assumed chocolate. Nope! She wanted some kind of toy or activity. I searched and found this one. It was a very low price for what is given in this package. he would take it up and down and up and down, carrying it everywhere, and she loved everything that came inside each day and could not wait to see what was next. BUY THIS! Super worth it. Now to find something equally as great for next year." –Tracie Bjoin

Get it from Amazon for $42.

17. A NYX calendar you'll want to hide from friends and family. Why? They'll try stealing all the fan-favorite lip creams, butter glosses, and stunning shadows this box houses.

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Get it from Ulta for $33.

18. A luxury Diptyque calendar guaranteed to make you feel like someone you are usually not — in other words, bougie. Get ready to unpack 15 mini candles, seven fragrances, two body care products, and a ~special~ surprise.

Get it from Diptyque Paris for $425.
Diptyque

Get it from Diptyque Paris for $425.

19. A sugar-fueled advent calendar your sweet tooth will love you for, because this little box will have you feasting on white chocolate pralines, chocolate-coated almonds, dark chocolate pralines... just lots of chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate.

Get it from Bergdorf Goodman for $50.
Bergdorf Goodman

Get it from Bergdorf Goodman for $50.

20. A Charlotte Tilbury countdown box that luxury beauty connoisseurs may faint upon seeing. This contains twelve full-sized and travel-sized products — including the best-selling and ultra-matte "Pillow Talk" lipstick. Cue Zayn.

Promising review: "When I opened my latest CT delivery, I was struck at how beautiful and glittery this box is! I felt that anything inside was just a bonus! The presentation is just spot-on, with beautiful, glittery drawers and individually-wrapped gifts inside. A lot of thought and effort has obviously gone into the design and it truly does make you feel special. I just wish I could give higher than five stars for the quality!" —chrissiijGet it from Charlotte Tilbury for $200.
Charlotte Tilbury

Promising review: "When I opened my latest CT delivery, I was struck at how beautiful and glittery this box is! I felt that anything inside was just a bonus! The presentation is just spot-on, with beautiful, glittery drawers and individually-wrapped gifts inside. A lot of thought and effort has obviously gone into the design and it truly does make you feel special. I just wish I could give higher than five stars for the quality!" —chrissiij

Get it from Charlotte Tilbury for $200.

21. A Lip Smacker calendar to get you pumped for Kiss-mas, à la moisturizing lip balms inspired by bubble bum, cotton candy, mango, and eight other delicious treats.

Promising review: "This Lip Smacker Advent calendar takes me back to my childhood. It's perfect for all the young ones in my family!" —winter31124Get it from Target for $12.
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Promising review: "This Lip Smacker Advent calendar takes me back to my childhood. It's perfect for all the young ones in my family!" —winter31124

Get it from Target for $12.

22. A wood calendar that will let you get creative this holiday season. Pick out some small gifts for your kiddos, place 'em in each drawer, and you'll have yourself a personalized gift machine!

Promising review: "This calendar is not just a calendar, it's also very useful! I keep small change in one drawer, pins for bulletin boards in another, spare keys, needles, pins, thread... like I said, very useful!" —dunn54Get it from L.L.Bean for $59.95.
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Promising review: "This calendar is not just a calendar, it's also very useful! I keep small change in one drawer, pins for bulletin boards in another, spare keys, needles, pins, thread... like I said, very useful!" —dunn54

Get it from L.L.Bean for $59.95.

23. A keepsake advent calendar guaranteed to become an annual staple in your holiday decor — every door opens to reveal a new, gorgeous illustration by artist Jennifer Orkin Lewis.

Get it from Anthropologie for $18.
Anthropologie

Get it from Anthropologie for $18.

How I feel about opening a new present every day:

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