The Best Advent Calendars for Kids and Adults to Make the Countdown to Christmas Even More Exciting

Toys, candy, and wine are just some of the novelties included in the beloved holiday tradition this year. 
By Bethany Braun-Silva
November 12, 2020
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Kids don’t really need another reason to get excited about Christmas, but after the year 2020 has been, why not make December even more special with an advent calendar? Advent calendars mark the days until Christmas, starting on December 1. Each day, a special toy or candy is revealed, and while these kinds of calendars are a traditional item, themed versions have become increasingly popular over the years. 

While we will always have a special place in our hearts for the classic advent calendars — with no toys or treats to reveal —  advent calendars like the Disney Storybook Collection Advent Calendar and the Harry Potter Funko Advent Calendar have become so popular that they have a tendency to sell out well before December 1. And surprisingly, despite the high demand, some of our top picks are on sale ahead of the holiday rush.

This year’s best advent calendars include treats and toys galore, and we are sure you will find one for everyone on your list. There are even fantastic options for adults, including wine and makeup advent calendars, so you can treat yourself or a friend as a reward for getting through this challenging year. Just think, counting down to Christmas means that the end of 2020 is not far behind, and that’s something to celebrate. 

Shop these 33 advent calendars now before they sell out.

Best Advent Calendars for Kids

Classic Advent Calendars

  • Melissa and Doug Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar
    $17.29
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  • Pottery Barn Kids Quilted Advent Calendar
    $89
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  • Northlight 15" Red and Beige House with Advent Calendar
    $36.79
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  • Clever Creations Wooden Village Sleigh Advent Calendar
    $50.99
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    amazon.com
  • Norman Rockwell Pop-Up Advent Calendar
    $17.57
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    amazon.com

Toy Advent Calendars

  • Joyin Scented Squishies Advent Calendar
    $29.95
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    amazon.com
  • Funko Advent Calendar: Harry Potter
    $39.96
    ( $59.99 save 33%)
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    amazon.com
  • Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends Minis Advent Calendar
    $34.99
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    amazon.com
  • Schleich Horse Club 2020 Advent Calendar
    $29.99
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    amazon.com
  • Playmobil Back to The Future Advent Calendar
    $34.99
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    amazon.com
  • LOL Surprise OOTD Dolls Outfit Of The Day Advent Calendar
    $29.99
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    amazon.com
  • LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar
    $29.97
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    amazon.com
  • LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar
    $29.96
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    amazon.com

Disney Advent Calendars

  • Disney Storybook Collection Advent Calendar
    $23.96
    ( $29.99 save 20%)
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  • Disney Animators' Collection Littles Advent Calendar
    $34.99
    ( $44.99 save 22%)
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  • Mickey and Minnie Mouse Plush Advent Calendar Wall Hanging
    $44.98
    ( $55.99 save 20%)
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  • Disney Classic Advent Calendar
    $29.99
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  • Disney Frozen Arendelle Advent Calendar
    $60
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Best Advent Calendars for Adults

Food and Candy Advent Calendars

  • Cadbury Chocolate Advent Calendar
    $9.92
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  • Williams Sonoma Advent Chocolate Calendar
    $18.95
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  • Man Crates Jerky Advent Calendar
    $79.99
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    amazon.com
  • English Tea Shop Book Advent Calendar
    $25
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    amazon.com
  • Haribo Advent Calendar
    $22.99
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    amazon.com
  • Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark Advent Calendar
    $29.95
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  • Bonne Maman 2020 Limited-Edition Advent Calendar
    $34.99
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    amazon.com

Wine and Liquor Advent Calendars

  • Vinebox 12 Nights of Wine Advent Calendar
    $129
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  • Flaviar Advent Calendar 2020
    $250
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  • Macy's Wine Lovers’ Advent Calendar
    $140
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Beauty Advent Calendars

  • MAC Limited Edition Boom Boom Wow Mini Advent Calendar
    $99
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    ulta.com
  • Best of Dermstore Beauty Advent Calendar
    $350
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  • 25 Days Of Beauty Advent Calendar
    $99
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    macys.com
  • Moroccan Oil Beauty Vault Advent Calendar
    $45
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    amazon.com
  • Charlotte Tilbury Bejewelled Beauty Chest Advent Calendar
    $200
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    sephora.com