It’s the most wonderful time of the year—cold weather, hot cocoa, sparkly lights everywhere and, of course, Advent calendars. Did you know the first Advent Calendar can be traced back to the 1850s? Since then, they’ve become a staple for many families. Fast forward to 2020, and there’s a way to count down to Christmas Day for everyone (and yes, we mean everyone). So get into the holiday spirit with these unique calendar choices—fit for Santa’s helpers of all ages.
Advent Calendars for Families with Little Ones Ages 2–4
Cardinal Puzzle Advent Calendar // Cardinal
These 24 puzzles—nine pieces each—will help your kid think creatively while solving these holiday-themed puzzles.
Available at multiple locations including Walmart, Amazon and Yoohoo // $14.99, ages 3+
Crayola Christmas Countdown Calendar // Crayola
Behind each door lies a new art adventure. This creative calendar gives your kiddos the chance to create holiday art to keep or give as gifts.
Available at multiple locations including Crayola, Kohl’s and Amazon) // $21.99, ages 3+
Mini Animal Plush Advent Calendar // JOYIN
This calendar offers your kiddo a cute way to welcome the holiday season. Over a span of 24 days, your little one will uncover 24 animal plush toys (21 land animals and 3 Christmas characters) that double as Christmas ornaments.
Amazon // $38.95, ages 3+
Paw Patrol Advent Calendar // PAW Patrol
In this festive set, kids can discover a new PAW Patrol-themed gift every day. From small Christmas trees to their favorite pups, there is a new adventure behind every door.
Available at multiple locations including Amazon, Target and Walmart //$24.99, ages 3+
Santa’s Workshop Advent Calendar // PLAYMOBIL
Build Santa’s Workshop with 24 unique pieces. This adorable calendar lets your little elves help Santa load his sleigh to deliver toys!
Available at multiple locations including Walmart, Amazon and Playmobil) // $16.49, ages 4+
Advent Calendars for Families with Kiddos Ages 5–7
Hot Wheels Advent Calendar Vehicles // Hot Wheels
For your thrill-seeker—this 24-piece set includes eight decorated Hot Wheels vehicles and 16 accessories behind each window.
Available at multiple locations including Gamestop, Walmart and Amazon) // $19.99, ages 3–7
Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Advent Calendar // Hatchimals
Hatch away this holiday season with Hatchimals. With 24 surprise gifts, your child can create the perfect winter scene!
Available at multiple locations including Target, Amazon and Costco) // $19.99, ages 5+
LEGO Star Wars 2020 Advent Calendar // LEGO
This LEGO set contains 24 Star Wars figurines for your kids (or yourself) to unpack. With recognizable characters like Chewbacca and Luke Skywalker, this is sure to be a holiday hit in your household.
Available at multiple locations including Amazon, Target and Walmart) // $29.99, ages 6+
Holiday ’20 Nail Lacquer Advent Calendar // OPI
This unique set features 25 shades of nail polish from OPI’s Holiday Collection. These mini-sized polish colors are a great gift for your fashionista.
Available at multiple locations including Amazon, OPI and Ulta) // $49.99, ages 6+
Advent Calendars For Families with Tweens Ages 8–12
Make It Real Together // Body Shop
This holiday set could double as a gift for mom and daughter. Take a peak behind every door where a new bath-and-body product awaits—including items from the special edition seasonal collection.
The Body Shop // $70, ages 8+
POP! Advent Calendar: Marvel 80th // Funko
For your superhero, try this Marvel-themed Funko calendar. With 24 holiday-themed vinyl figures, this calendar will be a hit for your game-obsessed child.
Gamestop // $29.99, ages 3+
Advent Calendar Puzzle // Twelve Days of Christmas
Instead of candy treats, unbox a unique puzzle to celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas.
World Market // $19.99, ages 8+
Advent Calendars For Families with Teens Ages 13–18
24 Days of Matcha // David’s Tea
Have a cup of matcha with your child with a delicious tea set. Each day contains 16 ounces of flavored or straight matcha packs—including festive and classic blends, infused chocolates, matcha gummies and a 50-gram jar of matcha honey—that will put your family in the holiday spirit.
David’s Tea // $65 , ages 13+
Wild Wishes Advent Calendar // Sephora Collection
This calendar includes $70 worth of beauty products—from lipstick and eye shadow to eye masks. It features 15 full-size, nine mini and all-exclusive gifts from Sephora Collection’s beauty products and accessories.
Sephora // $45, ages 13+
12 Days of Pour Overs // Copper Cow Coffee
For your coffee lover—indulge in 12 days of coffee and natural creamers. We’re talking lavender and pumpkin spice lattes, to coconut and classic creamers y’all.
Copper Cow Coffee // $69, ages 13+
Advent Calendars for Adults
Wine Lover Advent Calendar // Wine Lover
For the wine connoisseur, this calendar features 12 different wines from across the U.S.—including reds, whites and rosés.
Total Wine // $49.99, ages 21+
Hoppy Hanukkah Craft Beer Box // City Brew Tours
Advent calendars aren’t just for Christmas. And if your loved one is a beer fiend, consider this craft beer box—filled with eight cans of beer for each night of Hanukkah. Plus, they can tune into a live stream on social media each night to learn about that day’s beer.
City Brew Tours // $75, ages 21+
Japonica 12 Candle Archive Gift Set // Voluspa
While this set doesn’t necessarily have a candle behind 12 mini doors, it does have 12 unique scents to boost any candle lover’s mood. (Our favorites are Santiago Huckleberry and Crane Flower!)
Bloomingdale’s // $75, ages 18+
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