30 Best Advent Calendars Of 2021

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Advent calendars have become rather trendy in recent holiday seasons, referring to the weeks before Christmas.

Advent means "coming" in Latin, so an advent calendar lets you know Christmas is on its way and to prepare. But you also get a fun surprise each day!

While these calendars come in many forms — spiritual, holy, funny, cute, or even a bit risque — the message is always one of good fun and holiday cheer.

And for your loved ones you can choose from a beauty advent calendar, makeup advent calendar, or advent calendars geared towards your preferences of movies, toys, pets, wine, and more.

There's something for everyone.

Behold, the 30 best advent calendars of 2021:

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1. L'Occitane Classic Advent Calendar

A classic advent calendar featuring 24 irresistible beauty products and beautiful illustrations.

This classic advent calendar features 24 doors — 24 invitations to step into a world fantasy — with a selection of absolutely magical and captivating products.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

Plus, for the fragrance lover: Natalie McMillan Blood Sugar Baby Perfume

2. The Urban Botanist Plant Advent Calendar

This calendar comes complete with Airplant Christmas Baubles, Potted Christmas Succulents, Potted Christmas Cacti, Fairy Lights, Rustic Merry Christmas Wooden Messages, and much more!

(The Urban Botanist, $174.95)

Plus, for the plant lover: Sweet Succulent Heart Garden

3 Ciaté London Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar

The original beauty advent calendar is back — this year housed in environmentally conscious packaging with a limited-edition piece of collectible artwork from UK-based illustrator + designer Ruby Taylor, and inspired by Ciate's hometown of London. 

(Ciaté London, $65)

Plus, for the nail lover: Spa Technologies Healthy Nails

4. Yu-Gi-Oh! The Trading Card Game's Advent Calendar 

Each day is filled with a different surprise card, and these calendars are both limited edition and limited supply. Basically, they’re super rare and a joy to have.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

Plus, for the anime lover: Anime Ankle Socks

5. McCrea’s Candies Calendar

A delicious countdown to the holidays, this first-of-its-kind all-caramel advent calendar features original artwork from New England artist Cindy Hendrick and a mouthwatering selection of McCrea’s caramels.

A whimsical caramel kitchen scene imagines charming woodland creatures handcrafting McCrea’s award-winning treats.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

Plus, for the caramel lover: Southern Coffee Caramels

6. Dr. Hauschka Advent Calendar

Experience and share the ultimate gift of the season.

Perfectly curated for 24 days of nurturing self-care moments, this gift is the perfect expression of our garden greats, from the essentials of every skincare ritual to comforting and nurturing care products.

(Dr. Hauschka, $75)

Plus, for the skincare lover: Bliss Bright Idea Vitamin C & Tri-Peptide Collagen

7. Vinebox 12 Nights of Wine

Count down the holidays with 24 glasses of world-class wines, perfectly paired to wash away the lingering pumpkin spice lattes of your hectic day.

Naughty or nice, it’s not drinking, it’s a wine tasting, and that makes it classy. Includes 1x Naughty Edition and 1x Nice Edition.

(Get Vinebox, $129)

Plus, for the vino lover: Unshackled Red Blend by The Prisoner

8. Neuhaus Chocolate 3D Advent Calendar 

These 25 premium full-sized pralines in their most timeless tastes pop up and build every day to create a full winter scene inspired by the classic charm of the holiday season. It's such a beautiful box and it's definitely something one would keep and refill the following year. 

(Neuhaus Chocolate, $74.90)

Plus, for the chocolate lover: Chocograms DIY Hot Cocoa Bomb Kits

9. Jerky Advent Calendar

Spice up your advent calendar this season with Man Crates’ Jerky Advent Calendar. Give your guy a wide array of jerky flavors for each of the 25 days of December leading up to Christmas.

With flavors like Habanero, Chili Lime, and Ghost Pepper, each day will be a delicious surprise. 

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

Plus, for the jerky lover: Country Provisions Mango Habanero Beef Jerky

10. Meri Meri Hair Accessories Advent Calendar

Each numbered tray reveals a beautiful hair accessory to make them look fantastic over the festive season.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

Plus, for the haircare lover: Luseta Beauty Ultimate Bonding Box

11. Cookie Advent Cookbook With 24 Festive Recipes

Beginners and experienced bakers alike will enjoy these simple recipes for beautifully decorated homemade cookies counting down to December 25.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

Plus, for the cookie lover: You're A Cookie Double Chocolate Chip!

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12. LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar 

Celebrate Christmas in the Wizarding World with the magical LEGO® Harry Potter Advent Calendar. Behind each of the 24 doors is a different LEGO Harry Potter gift.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

Plus, for the Harry Potter lover: Harry Potter Complete Book Series Special Edition Boxed Set 

13. Wooden Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

A wooden advent calendar shaped like a Christmas tree comes with 25 puzzle-piece ornaments that let your little one count down the days of Advent while decorating the calendar.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

Plus, for the Christmas lover: Seabear Christmas Morning Breakfast

14. Clarins Holiday Wishes Advent Calendar Set

A 24-day advent calendar filled with skincare bestsellers in full and travel sizes to make your holiday season a little more joyful.

(Clarins, $120)

Plus, for the travel lover: Great Useful Stuff Travel Media Pouch

15. Terrain Concordville Metal Advent Calendar

Countdown the days until Christmas with this galvanized-metal advent calendar that has dated drawers to keep little treats or holiday activity ideas.

(Terrain, $188)

Plus, for the home decor lover: Tea + Linen Pinar Acrylic Tray

16. Funko Advent Calendar: Marvel 80th Anniversary

Countdown the holidays with this Marvel Advent calendar from Funko! This calendar contains pocket pops of all of your favorite Marvel characters.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

Plus, for the Marvel lover: Marvel Champions The Card Game

17. Disney Mickey and Minnie Mouse Plush Advent Calendar

This item is a plush Christmas tree that can be hung on the wall. It has a ruffled base with embroidered Mickey and Minnie art that your little one will love!

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

Plus, for the Disney lover: Loungefly Disney Minnie Mouse Sequin Rainbow Shoulder Bag Purse

18. Bonne Maman Advent Calendar with 24 Jars

Fill your holiday season with excitement and joy as you open a new window, each day leading up to Christmas, to reveal a different Bonne Maman iconic 1 oz. jar of fruit spreads or honey.

New, holiday exclusive flavors include Rhubarb & Strawberry, Raspberry & Lychee, Strawberry & Verbena, Pineapple & Passion Fruit, Sweet Orange & Mandarin, Cherry & Blackberry, Mango, Peach & Lime and many more.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

Plus, for the fruit spread lover: Primo Apricot + Urfa Fruit Spread

19. Customizable Holiday Advent Calendar

This is a customizable advent calendar that can be filled with anything you wish. You could include gift cards, candies, chocolates, mini liquor bottles, toys, pet toys, and so much more.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

Plus, for the personalized gift lover: Knack Custom Gift Builder

20. Good Taste's Wine Advent Calendar

Each day has a different varietal, and each varietal comes in its own mini bottle, which is enough for one glass of wine. The wines come from all four of In Good Taste's wine collection, so you'll get the standard varieties from California, plus a selection of travel-themed wines, some adventurous varieties, and two exclusive wines.

(In Good Taste, $150)

Plus, for the wine lover: Vera Wang Party Prosecco

21. Fancy Feast's Feastivities 2021 Advent Calendar

 

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Liven up your furry friend's holiday season with an advent calendar just for them. Purina has put together this calendar with 24 cans of food for your purr-fect companion. All the cans are full size.

 

(Purina, $24.99)

 

Plus, for the cat lover: Amy Zhang 'Meow Or Never' Notepad

22. Godiva Holiday Luxury Chocolate Advent Calendar

 

This calendar has 24 chocolates including classic, dark, and white, and special Christmas-themed chocolates in the shapes of your favorite wintery creatures.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

Plus, for the Godiva lover: Godiva Chocolatier Limited-Edition Holiday Truffle Assorted Gift Chocolate

23. Wufer's Advent Cookie Calendar

Don't you think your best friend deserves something a little extra special for the holidays?

All of the ingredients in the cookies (24 mini bones and one paw-shaped cookie) are human-grade, so you can even nibble a little for yourself to see how they taste, and finally truly share the holidays with your dog.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

Plus, for the dog lover: Bonne et Filou Luxury Macaron Dog Treats

24. Twice Sheared Sheep Knitters Advent Calendar

Each day — this calendar has 25! — comes with a new knitting accessory, whether it's stitch markers, row counters, patterns, or something exclusive to the calendar. And if you're really missing the yarn, don't worry. Two of the days have mini-skeins.

(Twice Sheared Sheep, $235)

Plus, for the knitting lover: Knitting Bag Yarn Storage

25. Smudge Shop WI Advent Calendar

 

You'll get crystals, candles, smudge sticks, and more — a little sampling of all the products in the store. Each product comes with a handwritten information card explaining what the item is and how to use it.

(Sumdgeshopwi, $125)

Plus, for the crystal lover: Wakeheart Crystal Candle

26. Advent(ure) Calendar

You may already be a fan of The Adventure Challenge, a company that makes books full of scratch-off activities to do on your own, with friends, with your kids, or with your other half. They've taken that successful model and transformed it into the Advent(ure) Calendar, an advent calendar with 12 scratch-off activities focusing on holiday cheer.

(The Adventure Challenge $19.99)

Plus, for the adventure lover: Novica Undiscovered Artisan Box

27. Fidget Advent Calendar

Each day has a new, colorful toy for your little one to enjoy. In addition to fun-filled games and hands-on activities, children will also wait for Christmas throughout December to explore and cultivate their patience and creativity.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

Plus, for the fidgety kid: Piecework Plenty of Fish Puzzle

28. Voluspa's 12 Day Advent Calendar

Each box in the calendar has a petite pedestal candle with scents like Spiced Pumpkin Latte, Forbidden Fig, White Cypress, and Spiced Goji Tarocco Orange. All the candles are a coconut wax blend and phthalate, pesticide, paraben, and sulfate-free.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

Plus, for the candle lover: Ojas & Woo Moonlit Petal Candle

29. David's Tea 24 Days Of Tea Advent Calendar

Each day has a tin of tea that will make two 16-ounce cups, so you can share your holiday joy with someone else. The tins are a mixture of much-loved blends, exclusives, and limited quantity tea.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

Plus, for the tea lover: Ecletticos Atlas Coffee & Tea Mug

30. That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar

This advent calendar comes with 24 drams of delicious-y gin discovery. These are award-winning gins from renowned distilleries. Some included are the favorite chocolate orange gin and the winning Moonshot gin.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

Plus, for the gin lover: Glendalough Rose Gin

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who loves browsing for cute gifts (and great sales) on the Internet. Find her on Twitter. Jennifer Billock is an award-winning writer and best-selling author. She's been published in The New York Times, Smithsonian, Wired, and National Geographic Traveler.

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