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32 Things For Anyone Who Just Can't Wait Until Christmas

Advent calendars, cozy sweaters, festive decor, and more.

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1. A very ~aesthetic~ Advent calendar to help you count down the days while also doubling as holiday decor — this pastel dream is so beautiful, you won't even be upset that it doesn't contain little gifts inside.


This pretty little Advent calendar was designed by Susannah Garrod — each flap reveals a fun illustration inside. That means you'll definitely be able to use this one again next year!

Get it from Anthropologie for $20.

2. A Lego gingerbread house kit — it's way less messy, and you don't have to worry about it going bad before Christmas!

A reviewer's build of the Lego gingerbread house

Promising review: "'Is that real gingerbread?' You might think the above question was asked by an elderly relative but, no, it came from friend in her 30s. This is one of the most beautiful kits Lego has produced to date. Whimsical and wonderful don't begin to describe this lovely kit. Lego fans already expect a hefty price and this is no exception. But it has lots of parts and is quite intricate and detailed. What makes all Lego kits supremely wonderful is that if you get tired of looking at them or playing with them, you can take them apart and store them easily. And, of course, you can repurpose any of the parts to any original project you want since EVERYTHING in Lego is compatible, even from the older kits." —Matt Harnick

Get it from Amazon for $156.74.

3. A wizard-themed wooden countdown board if you marathon the Harry Potter films every December because of the cozy Christmas vibes.

A wooden 8- by 10-inch board with the words "I solemnly swear that there are 39 days til Christmas" written on it with various Harry Potter imagery
Creatively By Courtney / Etsy

Promising review: "So cute and fun! I bought this for my son as an early Christmas present and he LOVES it — it's proudly displayed in his room. Thank you so very much.! :)" —Debbie Reed

Get it from Creatively By Courtney on Etsy for $20

Creatively By Courtney is a small business on Etsy that offers a variety of handmade signs and coasters. 

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4. An ultra-cozy turtleneck sweater dress with *pockets* because you don't need a reason to walk around wearing a reindeer with a Santa hat. Plus, you'll already have an outfit for all those super-early holiday parties.,

Promising review: "I never knew how much I would enjoy and appreciate an oversized sweater. When you first put it on, it's so comfortable and soft! I'm going to wear it out and keep it for a night in. It's cute and warm! I love the pockets and it covers my butt."Anna

Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in women's sizes S–XL and 12 styles).

5. Or a more low-key Christmas sweater if you're kind of over the "ugly sweater" trend but still want a festive, wintry top for everyday wear.,

Promising review: "Super cute and super comfy! My husband told me all the time, 'It's not an ugly Christmas sweater!' I got so many compliments on this during the holidays. It's perfect if you are looking for something cute, warm, and comfortable." —Megan

Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in women's sizes S–XL and 10 styles).

6. Movie-themed Advent calendar cards for Christmas movie buffs. Each card gives you a classic Christmas film to watch along with a bit of interesting trivia you might not have known, even if you've watched these films dozens of times.

A pack of Christmas movie Advent cards, with a suggested movie and trivia on each card
Twist Stationery / Etsy

It comes with 24 cards, but who says you actually have to wait until December to start using them?

Promising review: "Ordered three, one for ourselves and two extras for a few friends. Amazing quality and a great gift to help our group of friends get into the festive mood when December rolls around. Will keep and use year after year as a lovely Advent idea. Thank you so much for the service of getting to review the design prior to dispatch too, really nice touch! Consistently updated with the order as well. Cannot fault the service or the product! <3" —Sarah Mercer

Note: This ships from the UK, so don't wait to buy if you're ordering from the US — the shipping estimate is 7 to 10 days.

Get it from Twist Stationery on Etsy for $18.48.

Twist Stationery is a UK-based small biz that handcrafts paper goods like cards, stationery, wedding invites, and more.

7. And a 24 Days of Tea Advent calendar so you have a hot, delicious drink to go along with all those Hallmark movies you'll be watching this Christmas season. You'll probably get to discover some new flavors as well!

David's Tea

Everything I've ever tried from David's Tea has been incredible, so whether you're a tea connoisseur or looking to branch outside of your usual chai, this is an awesome treat-yo-self gift. (If you don't want to be surprised, you can check out the full list of flavors on the listing.) You can also check out their caffeine-free Advent calendar or matcha Advent calendar if you want to mix things up this season.

Promising review: "I ordered this Advent calendar early because I thought they would sell out quick. And I absolutely love how it looks! It's remarkably detailed and I look forward to trying all of the incredible flavors." —Dylon

Get it from David's Tea for $50.

8. A ridiculously soft red plaid throw blanket you can curl up with all winter long — but the colors will make it look especially great next to all your Christmas decor.


You can also get this blanket in a bigger size if you want to use it as a Christmasy bedspread! These matching pillow covers help tie the festive look together.

Promising review: "If you haven't pressed 'add to cart' yet DO IT NOW. This is the softest fl*ffin' blanket I've ever held in my arms, both before and after washing. I've dreamt of this blanket for years and not in my wildest Lifetime-watching, couch-lounging days did I think I would find it. I'm not weird, but I would marry this blanket if I could and if you're married please know that if you buy it, you will consider a divorce while you figure out how to marry it too. Must be spun out of angel hair and puppy tears. Not sure how it got past customs and I don't care. Order this blanket or spend the rest of your life knowing you made the biggest mistake you will ever make." —Maverick

Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in four sizes and 13 styles).

9. A pair of snowflake throw pillow covers to update your couch or bed for the festive season. The nice thing about these covers is they're easy to store and break out again next year.,

Promising reviews: "These pillow covers are so cute for the winter. For the price, I think they are perfect. They have zippers and are thick and sturdy. I highly recommend them! They look expensive as well! I bought the white and gray ones to combine on my gray couch and they are adorable! I have gotten so many compliments!" —Orinda

"These pillow covers were perfectly sized to cover my fall pillows during the Christmas season. They are a canvas-like material with soft and fluffy snowflake appliques. I love the idea of not having to purchase new pillows each time I want to update my decor. These pillow covers were a perfect find." —Heather

Get them from Amazon for $17.76+ (available in four colors).

If you need throw pillow inserts, you can get a pack of two that'll fit these covers for $17.99. I have multiple throw pillow covers that I use for different seasons, so you can easily use these pillows year-round with other covers. They're good to have around if you like to change up your home's look on the reg!

10. A pack of 300 (!) snowflake window cling stickers in case you don't want to count on the fickle weather for a "white Christmas."

A reviewer&#x27;s window with snowflake clings on them

Promising review: "'Snow' delightful. Where I live, it's pretty spartan outside during the winter. These decals add a festive feel to my kitchen deck door and give a layer of cozy before the trees starting bloom again in the spring. They were very easy to apply and peel off! I had no problems." —Dan D.

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

11. A balsam and cedar candle to give your home that fresh Christmas tree smell before your tree is even set up.

The La Jolie Muse cedar and balsam scented candle surrounded by pinecones and other natural decor

Notes of cedarwood, rosemary, pine, fir balsam, and more make this dreamy scent a quintessential holiday favorite.

Promising review: "We purchased a Balsam Hill Christmas tree and needed the balsam scent to make the tree even better. When I looked on Amazon and read other reviews for your lovely candles, I knew I had to try one. We could not be more pleased with our purchase. Your candles are not only beautiful; the scent is perfect and a beautiful addition to our living room as well. The packaging is also above perfect and beautiful and the price was amazing considering the high quality. Thank you so much, and have a very merry Christmas!" —Shari Diehl

Get it from Amazon for $17.87 (available in seven other scents). 

12. A beautiful city-themed Christmas mug inspired by various locales, from Los Angeles and NYC to London and Paris. Whether you live there or dream of visiting, these magical mugs will make your morning cup of joe a little more festive.

A beautiful coffee mug depicting the Eiffel Tower lit up with Christmas lights and surrounded by snow.

FYI, you'll want to wash this mug by hand; it's not microwave safe. Some styles are on backorder and will be available around November 26.

Promising review: "The online pictures do not do these justice. My fiancé and I took our first trip together to NY, and that’s also where he proposed a year later. When these came out, I had to have them. They’re stunning, and I can’t wait to use them at Christmas this year!" —Cltx84

Get it from Anthropologie for $14 (available in four styles).

13. A new pair of satin pajamas so you can wake up and pretend it's Christmas morning...before you have to roll out of bed and go to work because it's only December 1. Sigh.


Promising review: "Just what I expected and wanted. These are comfortable and cute. My REAL comfortable pajama-wear is a beat-up, stretched-out tank top and cotton shorts that are big enough to parachute off my roof — but I really needed something that I could wear either when I felt like looking respectable or when I have overnight company, or on occasions like Christmas when I know people will be taking pictures. These are perfect because they're cute AND super comfortable! The fit was as expected, but I might even size up one just because the material is not stretchy so there are certain positions it might come in handy to have it sized up, but I would think it depends on your preference and also how much you move around in your sleep." —Amy J. Wilson

Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in women's sizes XS–3XL and dozens of styles, including the red elk pattern and plain red versions shown above).

14. A "Stitch a Day" embroidery Advent calendar for stitchers looking for a holiday project — the best part is that once it's completed, you'll have a lovely piece of decor for years to come.

a cross stitch pattern of a house with 25 items inside boxes
Uncommon Goods

This festive craft will ship by November 23.

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $45.

15. A grow-your-own-Christmas-tree kit you can set up now and watch grow over the years. You can even plant it outside once your seedling is at least 3 inches tall! 🎄

Nature Favors / Etsy

The kit comes with everything you need to get started, including soil and seeds.

Promising review: "My husband loved the sentiment behind this stocking stuffer! We plan to plant the seeds and hopefully measure growth near Christmas each year. We'd like to plant the tree outside in our future yard too!" —Toniann Keiling

Get it from Nature Favors on Etsy for $8.95.

Nature Favors is a Texas-based small biz you should check out for sustainable gift options (stocking stuffers and otherwise)! They offer a variety of tiny grow kits not only for Christmas but also birthdays, weddings, and other occasions.

16. A Home Alone–inspired door mat that's really evergreen decor but works especially well around Christmas.

Home Alone inspired door mat
Bloom With Claire / Etsy

Promising review: "I am so excited about this doormat for Christmas season! It came exactly as shown, well packaged, on time, and Claire even included some extra stickers for being her 300th customer. Very impressed with her shop!" —kylienoneill

Get it from Bloom With Claire on Etsy for $49.50 (available in two sizes).

Bloom With Claire is a woman-owned small business that creates unique doormats, from seasonal designs to mats with witty sayings, pop culture–themed quotes, and more.

17. A natural-looking pre-lit pine wreath adorned with red berries and pine cones. Even when the battery-powered lights are turned off, this beautiful Christmasy piece will seriously upgrade your door.

A reviewer&#x27;s front door with the wreath hanging on it

Having a wreath on your front door gives you that cozy Christmas feeling before you even walk inside. 

Promising review: "I can't say enough positive things about this wreath. We've always gotten fresh wreaths for our front door but this year I wanted to light up the outside of our house...maybe because it's 2020 and we need some cheering up! This 'feel real' wreath actually looks like the real thing and the lights are bright and beautiful at night. It's the perfect size for our front door. We're totally enjoying this purchase. Since we just got it, I can't speak to how it will hold up through the years but it seems very well made and sturdy. Highly recommend." —Antiquer

Get it from Amazon for $58.49.

18. Pine cone pre-lit garland you can scatter across a table or place inside a mason jar for dreamy holiday vibes.

Christmas pine cone light garland

This garland is about 6.5 feet long.

Promising review: "Adds a lot of sparkle mixed with nature. Very pretty lights for your tree or wreaths or to decorate the staircase or mantle. Very versatile and pretty. I bought two but could have used at least four." —AnnieP

Get it from Amazon for $16.98.

19. Snowflake string lights to bring a warm, cozy glow to any room — and you can leave them up all winter long. Hang them on a wall or drape them around other Christmas decor to light them up.


You get 20 feet of lights with 40 snowflakes, and there are two different lighting modes: twinkle/flash and steady on. Three AA batteries are needed!

Get them from Amazon for $11.99 (available in four styles, including warm or cool lights).

20. A snowy artificial tree for when you just can't wait until the day after Thanksgiving to set up a tree. This popular tree comes pre-lit with a gorgeous snowy effect on the branches.,

You could leave it looking pretty minimalistic with just a few white or silver baubles on the branches until after Thanksgiving — or just go all out right away because who cares about waiting.

Promising review: "Super cute! Me and my sister-in-law loved it. It’s prettier in person. Yes, it sheds, but of course this is the look you are going for and we wanted to fluff it out really good to create a good look. We just vacuumed the white stuff. It was very easy to assemble, and I love love love the warm lights. I recommend putting the tree on something first, like a mat or trash bag, and having someone help you move the tree, then wrap up the mess and throw it away to avoid mess. It was a great price for a good, tall tree, and it came a day early." —James Xiong

Get it from Amazon for $159.99+ (available in three sizes).

21. Or a pre-lit tabletop tree that's great for smaller spaces and less of a task to set up compared to larger trees. Nothing spreads holiday cheer like twinkling lights on a Christmas tree, no matter the size!

A reviewer&#x27;s tabletop tree lit up with ornaments placed on it

This tree is 2 feet tall and 18 inches in diameter. I have this particular one in my New York City apartment where space is at a *premium*, and I love how it adds a cozy holiday feel without me needing to clear out a bunch of space on the ground. I usually add my favorite ornaments to it for a personal touch! It comes with lights already on it, but you may want to add another strand if you're looking for a tree that really brightens up an area.

Get it from Amazon for $28.99.

22. A festive kitchen towel celebrating your beloved feline and all the mischief they're going to get into once you set up your Christmas tree (if they're anything like mine, they simply won't rest until they try to pull off all the lights).

White tea towels with the words &quot;Here comes Santa Claws&quot; and a tuxedo cat wrapped up in Christmas lights on it

Get it from ModCloth for $14.

23. A ceramic gnome cookie jar in anticipation of all the Christmas cookies you'll be baking — this little guy will keep them fresh for longer as well.

A ceramic Christmas gnome cookie jar sitting on a counter next to some chocolate chip cookies

The red hat comes off to form the lid, and aside from the practical use, this makes a beautiful little piece of Christmas kitchen decor. It measures about 5.5 inches wide and just over a foot tall. 

Get it from Target for $21.49 (originally $25.97). 

24. And Christmas Baking, a new cookbook to inspire you to try out some new recipes this year. Peanut butter caramel bars, cranberry pistachio scones, peppermint chocolate cheesecake...yep, I'm already drooling.


Promising review: "Received this as a gift and what a gift it was! Fantastic recipes and an absolutely beautiful book. You are sure to enjoy this! After having this for a few months and baking many many things out of here, I wish I could give it 10 stars. So incredibly happy with this and everything has been so yummy!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $21.36 (also available on Kindle for $16.99).

25. A wool garland so you can channel that Christmas cheer all season long. The white minimalistic design blends into most spaces and gives it a lovely understated look.

Merry Christmas garland strung across fireplace
West Elm

This garland is made out of wool with a white finish, and it's 60 inches long!

Get it from West Elm for $22.50 (originally $25).

26. Light-up birch trees that are so beautiful and versatile, you might even want to leave them up all year. You can put these out now (inside or outside) and add other Christmas decor around them in December, if you like.,

You could even skip the traditional Christmas tree this year and just use these instead — you can put little baubles on the branches!

Promising review: "I'd buy more if I had the space. I bought these for Christmas decorations, and I may keep them up year round — they’re so pretty!! Seriously, amazing value for the money. They sell these same trees in individual packs for like $50 a tree at Marshall's, so this was definitely a great price. They were packaged really well and they were easy to put up. Just set them where you want them, stake them to the ground (stakes included), and spread the branches out how you’d like them. My neighbors loved them, they were the talk of the block!" —Elley

Get a set of two from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in four sizes).

27. A classic sweater-shirt combo with embroidered string lights on the Peter Pan collar. The subtle festive detail on this otherwise plain (but lovely) sweater is simply *chef's kiss*.

A ruby red sweater-shirt combo with a white collar that has embroidered string lights on it

A keyhole and button-loop closure at the back adds to the stylish, classic look of this darling top. 

Get it from ModCloth for $75 (available in women's sizes XS–4XL and three colors).

28. A darling pair of Christmas tree earrings you can wear on your trip to the local tree farm (or while you buy a fake one on Amazon, no judgment).

A hand holding up a pair of Christmas earrings depicting a red car with a newly chopped Christmas tree on it on a snowy day
Luna's Made With Love / Etsy

These festive earrings are handmade out of clay and measure 1 inch long. You can also request personalization, like a different type of clip or hook.

Get it from Luna's Made With Love on Etsy for $25.

Luna's is a Milton, Pennsylvania–based small biz that sells gorgeous, handmade earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and other accessories. There are other holiday designs available as well!

29. A vintage-style laser-cut Christmas display to set out so everyone knows you're already counting down the days until Santa arrives. Set candles inside for a dreamy nighttime glow.

A laser-cut wood Christmas decoration depicting Santa and his reindeer flying over a forest at night, with cutouts for light from the candles to shine through
EngravisLT / Etsy

Promising review: "This is so Christmasy! I can hardly wait to put it up in December. It is crafted very well. I was surprised the arrival time was so swift." —Judy-Gene McCoy

Get it from EngravisLT on Etsy for $16.90+ (available with or without candles and in two sizes). 

EngravisLT is a small business on Etsy that specializes in decorations and gifts made from natural wood. 

30. A set of six reindeer tea light holders you can honestly sneak into your home decor as soon as the weather gets chilly and leave up all winter long. Get them as an early Christmas gift to yourself, because they're absolutely adorable.


If you don't already own tea lights, you can pick up a 24-pack of battery-powered ones for $11.59 to last you all season.

Promising review: "They were beautiful. I did a Thanksgiving with Christmas together, and they blended together with the turkeys. Beautifully made and sturdy. I got lots of compliments on the table and the candle holders. I will definitely recommend them." —ksj

Get them from Amazon for $21.99.

31. Artificial mini trees to bring more of that rustic Christmas charm to your space — they're quite small, so you can stick them pretty much anywhere to help elevate other decor.


Plus, you can pretend you live in a magical holiday forest (instead of, in my case, a loud dirty city). The set gets you trees of four different sizes (5.1 inch, 4.1 inch, 3.3 inch, and 2.3 inch) so your forest has a natural varied look to it.

Promising review: "Love these little holiday trees. They came in a really cute box and they were all in great shape. No bending or breaks in any of them. I think they redesigned their shipping and have made it a little better from what I’ve seen in other reviews. These will be perfect on my mantle this Christmas." —Cassie Chappell

Get them from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in gold/white/green or gold/silver/green combos).

32. Classic knit stockings to hang from the mantle with care, because Christmas will soon be here!,

These traditional, high-quality stockings are made from woolen yarn, and their minimalistic design means they'll probably fit in well no matter your decor style. Note that these are a bit smaller than what you may be used to with stockings — the large size is 18 inches long and 5 inches wide. So while you certainly can put smaller stocking stuffers in these, they're really more for the ~aesthetic~.

Decor idea: One reviewer paired these with personalized name tags from Etsy, which we love!

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $17.91+ (available in seven color combos and two sizes).

And if you do need ideas for little stocking goodies this year, we have lots of stocking stuffer ideas to get you started.

🎶 It's the most wonderful time of the yeeear 🎶


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