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The 59 best Advent calendars for everyone that’s still available

FYI: We’re officially weeks away from Christmas! Those eager to spread cheer and joy ahead of the holiday season are stocking up on matching family pajamas and daydreaming about hunkering down with puzzles, board games and piping mugs of hot cocoa and mulled wine. Recently, though, one of the most popular ways to escalate the excitement as Santa heads near is the beloved Advent calendar. The best Advent calendars are ones that combine their love of the holidays with their favorite movie, show, or perhaps their favorite beauty brand.

Advent calendars can take a variety of forms, styles and budgets, from calendars designed for wine lovers and skin care obsessives to fun ones that would make great gifts for kids — and of course, the classic chocolate option.

To help you decide on the perfect Advent calendar for you (or your loved ones), style and lifestyle expert Brittney Levine recently joined Hoda and Jenna to reveal some of the best options currently on the market.

From intricate beauty Advent calendars to bestsellers currently available at a serious discount to options filled with crafts, toys, mini jams and more, shop the best Advent calendars below.

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See 2 MoreThe “Scandi” Sharing Kindness Advent Calendar

If you’re looking for a non-traditional Advent calendar or want to embrace a new routine with your family during the holidays, consider the Scandi Sharing Kindness Calendar. Celebrate the holidays with 25 days of kindness and self-reflective activities, which offer you and your little one opportunities for more meaningful ways to spend time together. This calendar comes in various themes such as New York Ice Skating, Limited Edition Paris, Aussie Summer and Snowy Scandi. This different approach to the Advent calendar is supposed to educate the whole family on the power of meaningful gifts.

12 Days Of Mischief Advent Calendar

Calling all makeup enthusiasts! Whether you’re searching for a gift for the beauty obsessed or simply want to add to your own collection, this Advent calendar checks every box. The 12 Days of Mischief Advent Calendar includes the brand’s lip plumper, primer, brow gel and more, which can all be used to perfect the best holiday look. 

Walker’s Shortbread Cookie Holiday Advent Calendar, Shortbread Cookies in Various Shapes and Flavors, Pure Butter Shortbread Cookies,

Pokémon Deluxe Holiday Calendar Battle Figure Multipack

In the Pokémon world, you “gotta catch ’em all.” That just became easier with this 24-day Advent calendar. Each day reveals a new Pokémon figure or accessory such as a Holiday Pikachu or Snorunt Figure for you or your favorite Pokémon enthusiast to enjoy.

Andy Warhol 12 Days of Puzzles Christmas Countdown

This Andy-Warhol-themed Advent calendar combines art and strategy and features some of the artist’s most iconic holiday prints and drawings. With 12 80-piece puzzles, this calendar allows family and friends to work together in solving creative and tricky puzzles each day leading up to the holidays.

Le Mini Macaron 12 Days of Nails Advent Calendar

Craving a trip to the nail salon? Need a relaxing spa day at home? Or maybe you’re searching for the perfect gift for that friend who always has flawless polish on their nails. If so, look no further. This Advent calendar includes various nail colors and accessories such as nail stickers and a sanding sponge.

Unique Advent calendarsPeanuts 15 Days of Socks Advent Calendar

Who doesn’t love cute Christmas socks? With this affordable Peanuts themed collection from Target, you’re getting 15 pairs!

Rifle Paper Co. Snow Globe Advent Calendar

If you’re not a big fan of putting up a tree each year, opt for this unique Advent calendar pick from Rifle Paper Co. It features 25 doors that open to reveal surprise illustrations, and is stamped in metallic gold foil to add an extra pop of color to your home.

Uncommon Goods Puzzle Advent Calendar

Recently appearing on Shop TODAY’s Hot List, each day brings with it new puzzle pieces to solve one large puzzle, the end result revealing itself after the holidays. Each numbered door looks into a window of an apartment building, showing off a cute wintry brownstone on the front.

“Elf” Movie Advent Calendar

Don’t be a cottonheaded ninnymuggins and miss the opportunity to gift your favorite elf with this Advent calendar, which gives them the chance to be surprised with 25 accessories based off the movie.

12 Days of Gourmet Nuts Advent Calendar

If they go nuts for nuts, they’ll never go back to the street vendors once they get a taste of the gourmet varieties featured in this Advent calendar.

With options like salted pistachios, coconut curry peanuts, butter cinnamon pecans and more unique mouthwatering selections, they’ll want to order more from the brand’s distinct array of products.

Arteza Fine Art Advent Calendar

Whether they regularly dabble in creative hobbies or just getting their feet wet, this Advent calendar for Arteza is ideal for artists at any skill level. Available in 12- and 24-day iterations, each countdown includes all kinds of art tools so they could easily create their next masterpiece.

Book Christmas Advent Calendar

Choose between 12 genres of books, from mysteries and thrillers to poetry that’ll retrospectively get you through the season, this bestselling Advent calendar includes 25 books to unwrap.

Voluspa Japonica Advent Calendar

A candle a day keeps calm at bay with this 12-day candle Advent calendar from Voluspa. These mini candles burn for about 25 hours each, meaning you will have good smelling atmospheres well past the holiday season.

Apotheke Candle Advent Calendar

For 25 days of smells that are hard to pass up, gift them (or yourself!) with this Apotheke Advent calendar, ready with premium candles, diffusers and accessories to unwrap.

Originating in Brooklyn, New York, Apotheke has solidified a name for itself as a luxury candle brand, and it surely shows through in the packaging and details included in this splurge-worthy Advent calendar.

Candy, sweets and chocolate Advent calendarsWalker’s Shortbread Advent Calendar

Whether they like pairing shortbread with their morning tea or evening scotch or just like to savor it solo, Walker’s classic countdown will please any kind of cookie lover. While its approach is traditional by today’s Advent calendar standards (the biggest surprise is the shortbread shape behind each door), you’ll feel good knowing each day will be a guaranteed treat.

Williams Sonoma The Grinch Advent Calendar

Their hearts might grow three sizes when they open their way through this Grinch-themed holiday countdown calendar. Awaiting behind every door are a variety of treats that Whovillians can’t get enough of — twisty caramels and gummy rings and stars, to start.

See’s Candies Advent Calendar

Several members of the Shop TODAY team swear by See’s Candies for all kinds of holiday gifting, so we’re thrilled to nibble our way through their Advent calendar this year. The brand promises a generous mix of timeless treats and a few special surprises just for the holidays.

Sugarfina Santa’s Candy Shop Tasting Collection

Toys aren’t the only things being made in Santa’s workshop! Sugarfina’s popular Advent calendar is back for another holiday season, and this year it’s filled with tons of gummies, chocolates and other goodies the elves would rather pocket themselves.

Williams Sonoma 24 Days of Baking Cookies

Whether your family is whipping up dozens of colorful sugar cookies or jam-filled linzer tarts during the holiday, this Advent calendar is hiding all the essentials you’ll need for optimal holiday baking success.

Lady M Festive Delights Advent Calendar

One of the most elaborate Advent calendars on our list comes from the confectionary experts at Lady M. While the brand is best known for their elaborate Mille Crêpe cakes, their elevated candies and mini crêpe biscuits (all found within this 24-day countdown along with delicate ornaments) are also not to be missed.

Mah Ze Dahr Advent Calendar

Looking to impress the urbanite in your life? With locations in New York City and the Washington, D.C., area, Mah Ze Dahr’s rich Advent calendar — loaded with some of the bakery’s prized sweets, chocolates, spice blends and many other surprises — is bound to impress.

Beauty Advent calendars12 Days of ChapStick Holiday Advent Calendar

Nobody wants chapped lips when they’re mingling under the mistletoe. Fortunately ChapStick’s got any lovebird covered with their budget-friendly Advent calendar with a dozen seasonal and classic formulas like sugar cookie, clover honey and passion fruit.

E.l.f. Snow One Loves You More 12-Day Advent Calendar

If you’re a regular reader, you’re already aware of how much the Shop TODAY team loves e.l.f.’s viral (and affordable) makeup products. That said, we’re eager to grab this 12-day Advent calendar while it’s still available.

The Crème Shop x Hello Kitty 10 Days of Supercute Beauty

Hello Kitty has been a pop culture mainstay for generations, so Sanrio fans young and old may want to throw this affordable K-beauty Advent calendar in their carts sooner than later. Included in the 10-day countdown are all kinds of pampering essentials, from a cushy spa headband to blenders and blotting papers perfect for abrupt beauty emergencies.

Rituals 3D Advent Calendar

This him & her Advent calendar from Rituals doubles as a particularly gorgeous piece of Christmas decor. Beyond the sweet twinkle lights, each day — featuring premium beauty products from the brand like body oil, candles and hair masks — is its own ornament on the tree

Advent calendars for kids and babiesMondo Llama 12 Days of Crafts Kit

With a dozen felt, stick and other simple festive crafts in various holiday characters and accessories, they’ll have a new craft to do each day leading up to the holiday. Included in this kit is everything they need to complete each one, minus the glue stick or tape to fasten the pieces together.

Melissa and Doug Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar

A hands-on way for kids to get into the holiday spirit, this wooden tree from toymaker Melissa & Doug makes keeping track of Santa easy with 24 magnetic ornaments. Be sure to read the Christmas poem on the back!

National Geographic Rock Collection Advent Calendar

For the child who is always asking for souvenir rocks at museum gift shops, gift them with this Advent calendar that includes 24 days worth of rocks, from gemstones to fossils and minerals.

Harry Potter Holiday Magic Advent Calendar

Unveil a myriad of magical accessories in this 25-day Advent calendar, perfect for the Potterhead in your life. From trading cards to miniature coloring books, they’ll relive the magic of the movies and the books each day in December.

Sesame Street Advent Calendar Storybook Collection

What better way to count down to the holidays then by introducing your little one to some classic Sesame Street characters? All 24 books are individually wrapped in a paper sleeve to keep every story leading up to Christmas a surprise!

L.O.L. Surprise Advent Calendar

Your child will love to mix and match 25 bold outfits, shoes, accessories and other fashionable finds found inside this Advent calendar on their Makeover Babe 2.0 doll.

5 Surprise Mini Brands Advent Calendar

Mini Brands are all the rage for collectors everywhere. With 24 days to see if they can score the mini products they don’t already have, this has quickly earned the title as one of the most gifted Advent calendars on Amazon.

Barbie Cutie Reveal Advent Calendar

With 25 days to build up to the perfect doll to accessorize and play with, the Barbie fan in your life will have fun mixing and matching wintry frocks and accessories — not to mention a pretty awesome costume to boot. They’ll also be delighted by the other cute surprises waiting for them inside!

Playmobil Christmas Under the Rainbow Advent Calendar

Giving Christmas an extra magical touch this season is Playmobil, who recently came out with this imaginative Advent calendar featuring a golden Pegasus, princesses ready to twirl their feathery skirts, the sweetest snowman and so much much.

Lego Friends Advent Calendar

Lego Advent calendars are always a popular choice for brickmasters of all ages! This newly-released Friends calendar will help you build a winter wonderland filled with reindeer, snowmen and holiday-related festivities.

Nintendo Super Mario Pop-Up Environment Advent Calendar

Mamma mia, a new Nintendo Advent calendar! This one takes Mario, Peach, Yoshi and the rest of the gang through the Mushroom Kingdom and features several other iconic characters and accessories.

Plus-Plus Advent Calendar

Create and build a Christmas scene with over 600 3D puzzle pieces included in this set for children ages five and older. This kit includes instructions on how to create characters such as snow people, reindeers and other items such as a log cabin and pine trees.

Funko Pop! Disney Advent Calendar

Disney lovers can’t get enough of Mickey Mouse, Pluto and the rest of their friends, so this swell Funko Advent calendar — featuring two dozen Pocket Pops! decked out for the holidays — will surely bring about tons of good cheer.

Advent calendars for teenagersAmerican Eagle Fashion and Jewelry Advent Calendar

For six days of surprises, gift your teen with this jewelry Advent calendar from American Eagle that includes everything they need to elevate any outfit, from dainty to dangly earrings, new necklaces and bracelets.

Hickory Farms 12 Days of Hot Cocoa Bombs Advent Calendar

Chilly nights equal piping mugs filled with something decadent and soul-warming like hot chocolate. In preparation for many nights like that ahead, Hickory Farms curated a sweet spread of a dozen hot cocoa bombs in three indulgent flavors inside this 12-day countdown calendar.

Amish Country 12 Days of Popcorn

With four different seasonings and eight popcorn blends to add variety to their nightly snack time, they’ll have fun mixing and matching flavors to find one that suits their fancy. From rainbow to mushroom kernels to dill pickle and salted caramel seasonings, reviewers enjoyed this Amazon Advent calendar because “it’s fun to decide what kind is next” once you’ve unveiled them all.

EXIT: The Game Advent Calendar

POV: You’ve been spending all year getting ready for Christmas, only for a pending snowstorm and an empty workshop to almost destroy all your hard work and the holiday itself. To save it, unveil a new riddle each day to get you closer to figure out where your team is and how to save Christmas in the nick of time.

This storytelling game will keep children and adults alike on their feet as they try to solve riddles each day leading up to Christmas — if you manage to save it! P.S. This option is currently on backorder, so sign up for notifications once they’re in stock.

Funko Advent Calendar: “The Office”

Fans of “The Office” will adore this sweet Funko Advent calendar filled with limited-edition figures from the iconic comedies series. The characters are placed randomly, so you’ll never know who to expect.

Smoko Friends Plush Advent Calendar

12 days of Smoko! Perfect for the teen that can’t get enough of the super cute brand, each day comes with plush ornaments of their favorite characters decked out in their holiday finest.

Advent calendars for dogs and cats12 Days of Woofmas Milkbone Advent Calendar

For 12 days of crunchy, classic Milkbone treats, the miniature treats incorporate festive shapes, from stockings to Christmas trees. They also come in the traditional red and green holiday colors as well.

You don’t have to feel bad about indulging in your dog’s sweet tooth, because these treats work double time by nourishing them and cleaning their teeth as they chew. Bone appetit!

DreamBone Furry Christmas Advent Calendar

Meat and vegetable treats, oh my! Your furry friend will think every day is a holiday with the treats included within this Advent calendar from DreamBone.

Merry Makings Advent Calendar Chew for Dogs

One treat is never enough when it comes to your furry BFF, so they’ll be delighted to have 25 days’ worth of extra treats to look forward to. Have feline friends instead? There’s also Advents for catnip and toys available, as well.

Midlee Cat Toy Advent Calendar

Your favorite feline deserves to be showered with more playthings. This 12-day countdown features a dozen different toys that scream holidays — we’re talking snowmen, shiny mice, an assortment of balls and more, all including a bit of catnip.

Fancy Feast Feastivities Advent Calendar

With broths, purees, treat boxes and a plethora of wet food featuring their favorite flavors and ingredients, your feline friend will have a delicious December thanks to this Advent calendar.

Tea and coffee Advent calendarsGood & Gather Holiday Coffee Countdown

A good light roast is the perfect way to start the day for many casual coffee connoisseurs, and this affordable Advent calendar has plenty of variety (and single-serve Keurig pods) to give them enough jolt to start the day.

Tea Forté Winter Chalet Advent Calendar Duo

Tea Forté is a perennial favorite amongst cozy sippers when it comes to gifting, so this charming collection of 12 unique wintry teas made to “evoke the comfort and rustic luxury of a snowy retreat” is sure to be a delight. Even better, you get two Advents for the price of one!

Yawn Brew Coffee Advent Calendar

With this 24-day Advent calendar from Etsy, you’ll be doing just the opposite of yawning. Options to gift French press coffees, ground coffee or beans, you can’t go wrong with this coffee calendar. P.S. They also make tea and hot chocolate Advent calendars, too!

Sips by Holiday Tea Advent Calendar

Available in 12- and 24-day iterations, beyond its reusable, travel-friendly wall calendar design, we also love that it comes with a luxe golden Christmas tree infuser for all of your new loose-leaf teas. Expect to find a wide range of varieties spanning from modernly sweet (cinnamon bun! croquembouche!) to traditional (Moroccan mint and earl grey). If any variety particularly suits your fancy, you can score 20% off a full-sized version from the Advent with the code ADVENT20.

Wine, beer and spirits Advent calendarsGive Them Beer Advent Calendar

With a dozen different beers from breweries across the nation, from ales to stouts and IPAs, they won’t go bored experimenting with new flavors!

In Good Taste Wine Calendar

Do you like to unwind after a stressful day with a little wine? If so, Brach says you’ll enjoy “24 days of tastings” during the holidays with this wine calendar. From Sauvignon Blanc to Pinot Noir, the brand says the mini bottles are sourced from all over, including Sicily and California.

WSJ Wines of the World Advent Calendar

For the wine enthusiast or the one looking to expand their palette, this Advent calendar features 24 miniature bottles of wines from France, Spain, Argentina and other countries.

From bubbly to white wines, reds and more, what makes this Advent calendar even more tempting to try is the free shipping. Cheers!

Classic Advent calendarsThe Pioneer Woman Mercantile Advent Calendar

Fans of Ree Drummond will recognize the decorated restaurant and general store that serves as the inspiration for this super affordable Advent calendar. Move her beloved Basset Hound Charlie from day to day as you and the family get closer to Christmastime.

Leatherhead Laser Work “Die Hard” Advent Calendar

Move Hans Gruber down the building as we get closer to the holiday in this “Die Hard” wooden Advent calendar. Reviewers love this “super cool piece” whose “quality and craftsmanship” are worth the price.

HearthSong Wooden Gingerbread Advent House

A gingerbread house has its charms, but we guarantee the one you’re making from scratch can’t be filled with daily goodies. This version from HearthSong has 24 drawers for all kinds of treats and trinkets, plus it’ll last you longer than the edible version.