The 11 Best Advent Calendars of 2019

Countdown to Christmas with a daily toy, treat, or little luxury

Girl opening Christmas advent calendar
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Our Top Picks

Best Chocolate: Charbonnel et Walker Chocolate Advent Calendar at Nordstrom

"These extra-indulgent chocolates will make waiting for Christmas a little more enjoyable."

Best for Kids: Playmobil Christmas in the Forest Advent Calendar at Amazon

"Featuring a toy snowman, woodland animals, and the big man himself, kids will enjoy revealing a Christmas scene day-by-day."

Best for Adults: Vinebox 24 Nights of Wine Bundle at Vine Box

"This bundle comes with 24 single servings of wine sourced from around the globe."

Best Classic: West Elm Wooden Tree Advent Calendar at West Elm

"The box is topped with snow-covered pine trees and can be refilled with your own treats year after year."

Best Budget: Wawi Chocolate Advent Calendars at World Market

"You can pick up this set of four Advent calendars for less than the price of one, so each member gets their own daily treat."

Best for Makeup: Sephora Frosted Party Advent Calendar at Sephora

"Glam up your holidays with this calendar filled with a mix of makeup, skincare, nail polish, and more holiday-themed treats."

Best for Boys: LEGO Star Wars 2019 Advent Calendar at Amazon

"Featuring a mix of buildable ships, accessories, and minifigures, Star Wars fans and LEGO fans will love this calendar."

Best for Girls: Hatchimals Advent Calendar at Amazon

"Hatchimal lovers will go bananas for this Advent calendar that includes ten exclusive Hatchimals, accessories, stickers, and more."

Best for Beauty Lovers: Kiehl’s Skincare Advent Calendar at Kiehl's

"Behind each of the 24 doors, you’ll find one of the brand's beloved skincare products, including serums, cleansers, masks, and more."

Best for Dogs: DreamBone Holiday Calendar at Amazon

"The calendar includes eight sweet potato mini bones, eight mini candy canes, and eight mini chicken wrapped sticks."

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    Best Chocolate: Charbonnel et Walker Theatre Chocolate Advent Calendar

    Advent Calendar

     Charbonnel et Walker

    One of the most common Advent calendar treats is a piece of chocolate to make the wait for Christmas that much sweeter. This calendar takes that concept and makes into something truly indulgent. The daily selection from the famed U.K. chocolatier includes milk and dark chocolate truffles and treats for each day of December leading up to Christmas.

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    Best for Kids: Playmobil 1.2.3. Christmas in the Forest Advent Calendar

    Advent Calendar

    Playmobil 

    With a toy snowman, woodland animals, and the big man himself (Santa, of course!), kids will enjoy revealing a piece of a festive Christmas scene day-by-day. The large, chunky pieces make this calendar appropriate for kids as young as 18 months. Store it after the season and save it for years to come.

    For more fun ideas, check out our list of the best Advent calendars for kids.

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    Best for Adults: Vinebox 24 Nights of Wine Naughty & Nice Bundle

    Advent Calendar

    Vinebox

    No matter which list of Santa’s you’re on, you’ll find a wine that perfectly pairs with your day. This bundle comes with 24 single servings of wine sourced from around the globe. You’ll enjoy rich white wines and bold reds that will add to your holiday cheer.

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    Best Classic: West Elm Wooden Tree Advent Calendar

    Advent Calendar

    West Elm

    Fill each of the 24 wooden drawers with your own small treat—think an ornament, a piece of chocolate, or a small toy—as you countdown to Christmas. The box is topped with snow-covered pine trees and can be reused year after year for holiday-lovers young and old.

    If you're planning to fill your Advent calendar with ornaments, check out our list of the best Christmas tree ornaments for inspiration!

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    Best Budget: Wawi Chocolate Advent Calendars

    Advent Calendar

    World Market

    You can pick up this set of four Advent calendars for less than the price of one at other stores, so each member of your family can enjoy their own. Each calendar has a fun, festive illustration and behind every door hides a small piece of German chocolate. Counting down to the holidays has never been as delicious!

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    Best for Makeup: Sephora Collection Frosted Party Advent Calendar

    Advent Calendar

    Sephora

    Glam up your holidays with this calendar filled with a mix of makeup, skincare, nail polish, and more. All 24 Sephora brand products are meant to add some sparkle or relaxation to your holiday season, and 11 of the products are even limited-edition, so the chance you own them already is low.

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    Best for Boys: LEGO Star Wars 2019 Advent Calendar

    This Advent calendar features 280 LEGO pieces— a mix of buildable ships, accessories, and minifigures that the young Star Wars fan in your life will love. While the calendar is sold every year, the pieces inside are switched up—highlights of the 2019 Advent calendar include a Gonk Droid, a porg in a Santa hat, and Poe’s X-wing starfighter.

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    Best for Girls: Hatchimals Advent Calendar

    If Hatchimals are on your kid's wish list, they'll go bananas for this Advent calendar that includes ten exclusive Hatchimals, plus accessories, stickers, and more. As the month goes on, your child can craft a fun holiday scene, complete with Christmas trees, a fireplace, and even a sled for their Hatchimals to ride!

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    Best for Beauty Lovers: Kiehl’s Limited Edition Skincare Advent Calendar

    Advent Calendar

    Kiehl's

    Hidden behind each of the 24 doors, you’ll find one of the brand's beloved skincare products, including serums, moisturizers, cleansers, masks, and more. They all come packaged in a gorgeous and playful calendar designed by artist Janine Rewell. A portion of the proceeds benefits Feeding America. 

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    Best for Dogs: DreamBone Holiday Calendar

    Your pup definitely made the nice list, right? Reward their good behavior with a tasty rawhide-free treat every day. The calendar includes eight sweet potato mini-bones, eight mini-candy canes, and eight miniature chicken-wrapped sticks.

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    Best DIY: Etsy Countdown to Christmas

    Advent Calendar

    QueenBeeInspirations 

    Cheery elves, flying reindeer, and cute little animals will help you mark the days on the calendar until the big 2-5. You can fill each of the 24 doors with a piece of candy or a small present. The top can be personalized with your child’s name for a holiday keepsake he or she will have forever.

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