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The Best Advent Calendars to Order Now

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I send advent calendars every year to family members and friends.

Some years I go ALL OUT and make each one from scratch (like the one my German host mom made for me when I was a teen), while other years I stick to simpler pre-made calendars filled with little chocolates or sweets. 

If it’s a super busy year, I send virtual advent calendars — or I’ll pop a countdown candle in a candle holder and call it good! 

These days there are a TON of fun advent calendars for both kids and adults, and I always get excited to see what’s available each year. 

So I put together a list of the best advent calendars I’ve seen so far, just to make it easy for you to find the right ones for your friends and family.

If there’s any year we could use a sweet surprise each day, it’s 2020, right?!

Chocolate Advent Calendars

Food Advent Calendars

Christmas Countdown Candles

I brought a couple countdown candles home from Europe one year and we had fun lighting it every evening in December. They’re a nice alternative to advent calendars.

Non-Food Advent Calendars

Homemade & Reusable Advent Calendars

Etsy has all kinds of beautiful advent calendars. Some are wooden, some are fabric, and others are paper.

These are great if you want to add your own treats to the calendar. Many of them can be used again and again.

Take a look at the shortlist I put together of the best advent calendars on Etsy here!

Virtual Advent Calendar

  • Jacquie Lawson virtual advent calendar (click here to check price)
    I received one as a gift several years ago and now gift them to others each year!

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