The Best Advent Calendars for Kids and Adults That You Can Still Buy for 2021

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While the planners in our midst may have bought their advent calendars back in August, there are many of us who are downright shocked to realize that it's already December. After seeing advent calendars in our friends' homes, we might be thinking that building up excitement for Christmas by opening new gifts every day this month sounds like an excellent idea.

Fellow procrastinators, we are in luck. We can still buy an advent calendar for the kids, ourselves, or other grownups in our lives and have it shipped in time to open most of them before Christmas. (And hey, if you have to open more than one box per day, that just means a doubly joyous treat!)

We searched our favorite stores and found many great advent calendars still available, and some are even discounted now that it's December. For the kids, there are miniature Disney story books, tiny Lego builds and mini figures, and sensory-stimulating fidget toys. For adults, there's wine, makeup, skincare, and tea. And there are also calendars that appeal to the whole family (read: chocolate!). You can take advantage of fast shipping from Amazon and other sites to get these gifts delivered this week or early next.

Below are 33 great advent calendars you can order right now.

Kids' Advent Calendars

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To buy: Disney: Storybook Collection Advent Calendar 2021, $21.95 (originally $29.99);

If anticipating and unwrapping gifts is one of the best parts of receiving them, advent calendars have the right idea. Though many top favorites have sold out, we found plenty of collectible favorites from 5 Surprise Mini Brands and Funko Pop!, as well as lesser-known toy makers that will still delight. Some of last year's advent calendars, especially those from Lego, are easier to find than this year's.

Family Advent Calendars

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To buy: Wood House Countdown Calendar with Drawer, $32.99;

You can opt for the pre-packaged calendars full of delicious chocolates, cocoa, gummy candy, or even jerky. Or pick out an old-fashioned reusable advent calendar that you can fill yourself with surprises for the whole family.

Advent Calendars for Adults

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To buy: Sheelin 12 Days Of Irish Cream Calendar, $29.99;

Procrastinators are really in luck when it comes to some of the wine and whiskey advent calendars, which often come with just 12 gifts instead of 24. But if you get your hands on a 24-gift beauty calendar, like this one from the Body Shop, we're sure your giftee won't mind a bit.

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