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The 50 Best Advent Calendars for Holiday 2022

Three advent calendars feature empty compartments, cocktail mixers, and chocolate
The Twillery Co/Woodford Reserve/Godiva

Who says Christmas only has to last for a single day? With a holiday advent calendar, you can extend your celebrations for the entire month of December, and who doesn’t love a present every day?

There is no shortage of advent calendars for the 2022 holiday season. From makeup advent calendars to daily beer samples and even dog advent calendars, there’s a little something for everyone in your household. But, given that you need to have your calendar in hand come Dec. 1, you’ve got to shop early. That’s where we come in.

We’ve rounded up the best advent calendars for this holiday, so if you’ve been trying to decide which one’s for you, check out all of the advent calendar options we’ve got below.

Wooden Advent Calendars

For many, advent calendars are Christmas traditions, and if that’s true for you, there might have been a special one in your home used each year. Well, if you want to establish your own tradition, a wooden advent calendar is a great option. Use it each year and pass it down through generations, and these pieces make great options for your celebrations.

Wooden Gingerbread House Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar

A young girl opens a drawer on a gingerbread wooden advent calendar.

Bring even more whimsy into your holidays with this wooden advent calendar shaped like a gingerbread house. With adorable painted details like frosting snowflakes and a candy-dotted roof, it’s a sweet (in more ways than one) display. Each compartment is large enough to hold a piece of candy or a small trinket.

Best Choice Products Wooden Christmas Advent Calendar

A Christmas village advent calendar is made from wood and lit up using LED lights.
Best Choice Products

Who doesn’t want even more holiday lights in their house? With this illuminated wooden advent calendar, you’ll get them. The piece is beautifully designed to resemble a classic Christmas village with intricately carved snowmen and sweet homes. Of course, the best part is it lights up! Powered by batteries and using LED lights, it’s simple to set up (no plugins required) and will look beautiful on a shelf or mantle.

Juegoal Red Wooden Advent Calendar

A red, wooden advent calendar with white holiday patterns sits in front of a fireplace.

Those seeking classic Christmas decor will love this red, white, and silver wooden advent calendar. The minimalist, rectangular shape keeps the piece simple while its bright red color and white holiday-themed patterns amp up the holiday charm. Plus, thanks to that simple shape, the compartments are all different sizes which means you can add in all types of daily surprises.

Juegoal Red Advent Calendar

You can never go wrong with a classic.

The Twillery Co. Wood House Advent Calendar

A house shaped wooden advent calendar features Santa on the roof and multiple compartments along the base.
The Twillery Co

Who better to help you countdown to Christmas than Santa himself, right? The Twillery Co’s Wood House advent calendar brings Santa directly to your home as he slides down the chimney. With 24 wooden compartments shaped just like presents, you can feel like every day is Christmas morning.

The Twillery Co. Wood House Count Down Calendar

Who doesn't want a present from Santa each day?

The Holiday Aisle Tabletop Advent Calendar

An easel style advent calendar uses a present to countdown through the days of Christmas.
The Holiday Aisle

No need for daily gifts? This countdown, easel-style advent calendar is a great option. It fits perfectly on a tabletop and uses an adorable present to mark each day until Christmas Eve. Simple, easy to use and store, and of course, extremely cute.

Chocolate and Candy Advent Calendars

Everyone has a sweet tooth come the holiday season, right? Well, now is the time for a little daily indulgence. Whether you’re a gummy candy fan or can’t get enough chocolate, these chocolate and candy advent calendars will allow you to treat yourself every day—but please, feel free to keep baking. We’ll never say no to more baking.

Harry & David Holiday Chocolate Advent Calendar

Two advent calendars with tree illustrations sit on top of loose pine branches.
Harry & David

Chocolate lovers will definitely want to pick up this affordable advent calendar. You’ll get 24 milk chocolate candies as the days wind down to Christmas. Plus, how cute will it look on your shelf?

Sugarfina 24 Taste of a Candy Carousel

A blue, white, and silver carousel is filled with candy.

More of a candy person than a chocolate person? Sugarfina’s 24 Tastes of a Candy Carousel candy advent calendar is for you. The cocktail-themed candies come in small packs for the 24 days leading up to Christmas. But this beautifully crafted calendar also works as a decoration as the horses are lit by twinkling lights. Plus, they also spin just like an actual carousel.

Sugarfina 24 Tastes of A Candy Carousel

This splurge is both an advent calendar and a decoration.

Lindt Teddy Sleigh Chocolate Advent Calendar

A group of foil-wrapped Lindt chocolate sits under a Christmas tree.

Give the gift of chocolate this holiday season. Lindt’s adorable teddy-bear-themed advent calendar gives you a delicious and sweet gift every single morning. Plus, it’s Lindt, so you know it’ll always be tasty.

Lindt Teddy Sleigh Advent Calendar

Chocolate shaped like teddy bears? Yes, please.

Godiva Chocolatier Holiday Advent Calendar

A Godiva chocolate advent calendar sits under a Christmas tree.

Is there anything that says luxury more than Godiva chocolate? Probably not. That’s why, if you’re in the market for a luxury chocolate advent calendar that won’t break the bank, Godiva’s calendar is for you. Get a blend of dark, white, and milk chocolate alongside flavors like mint, caramel, and coconut, and enjoy each day of the holidays.

Godiva Chocolatier Holiday 2022

A blend of flavors and chocolates? Yes, please!

Dolly Parton Candy Advent Calendar

Dolly Parton is illustrated onto the top of an advent calendar.
Williams Sonoma

Who doesn’t want to have a Dolly Parton advent calendar, right? Parton’s collaboration with Williams Sonoma brings you a different chocolate, gummy, or mint for each day leading up to Christmas. Yes, they’re all officially Dolly-approved. Think of it as her Christmas present to you.

Cat and Dog Advent Calendars

Christmas isn’t just about you! Your furry friends deserve to celebrate, too! Whether you’ve got a cat or a dog, getting a pet advent calendar can be a fun bonding experience for you and your pet this holiday season.

Wüfers Dog Advent Calendar

A dog advent calendar has dog treats in front of it, and a dog sniffs an advent calendar.

Spoil your pup with this dog treat advent calendar from Wüfers. Each treat uses human-grade food that’s locally sourced and made in the Wüfers bakery. Each cookie is individually wrapped and ready to give to your dog as soon as it arrives.

Wüfers Dog Advent Calendar

How cute are these dog cookies?

Movinpe Cat Toy Advent Calendar

Two cats play with toys from an advent calendar.

Give your cat the gift of play this holiday season. Movinpe’s cat advent calendar features 24 days’ worth of toys so that your cat never gets bored again. From crinkle balls to play mice, it’s everything your cat could want.

Wondershop 12 Day Dog Toy Advent Calendar

A square advent calendar features holiday theme dog toys.

Santa’s reindeer will be very jealous of your pup given all the toys they’re about to get. This 12-day advent calendar from Target’s Wondershop brand includes a toy for each day. Whether your dog loves playing tug of war or is more of a sit-and-chew kind of pup, there’s something for everyone.

Purina Fancy Feast Cat Food Advent Calendar

Plate of cat food sit grouped together, and an advent calendar is filled with cat food.

Treat your cat to a new flavor every day with this Purina Fancy Feast advent calendar. This holiday spirit-filled collection features both food and treats, so your furry friend will have a delicious present daily. Plus, it even comes with a QR code for a festive playlist!

Frisco Holiday 12-Day Advent Calendar

A dog sniffs a pyramid-shaped advent calendar.

Looking for an advent calendar that’s great for your dog and also cute to display? Frisco’s dog advent calendar is the way to go. It features 12 days’ worth of dog toys, and it’s adorable pyramid shape with red and green tartan plaid will look great on your mantle.

Beauty Advent Calendars

Whether you’re seeking a makeup advent calendar or are seeking something skin care-focused, you can find it. Test out a holiday makeup look, snag a new Christmas nail color, or pamper yourself with a face mask with these beauty advent calendars.

NYX Cosmetics 24 Hour Holiday Advent Calendar

Multiple beauty products are arranged in rows, and beauty products pop out of an advent calendar.

Makeup lover? Meet NYX’s 24-Day Advent Calendar. It’s a full countdown to the big day and includes everything from lip glosses to finishing sprays to eyeshadow. Basically, by the time Christmas Day rolls around, you’ll be able to do a full face using just this calendar—and probably a New Year’s Eve look, too!

12 Days of Chapstick Holiday Advent Calendar

A 12-Days of chapstick advent calendar features different holiday flavors.

We all know those people who would never be found without their Chapstick—no matter the season. Whether that’s you, a friend, or a family member, Chapstick’s 12 Days of Chapstick Advent Calendar is perfect. Keep your lips nourished while indulging in some holiday-themed balms like Sugar Cookies, Candy Cane, and Pumpkin Pie.

12 Days of ChapStick Holiday Advent Calendar

Keep those lips healthy for the mistletoe.

Macy’s 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

A red and gold decorated advent calendar sits behind a bundle of 25 beauty products.

Love all things beauty? Macy’s 25 Days of Beauty Advent calendar is for you. Not only will you get your fair share of skin care and makeup, but you’ll also find fragrance and hair care in this countdown to Christmas. Plus, there are major brands like First Aid Beauty, Sunday Riley, and MAC Cosmetics inside.

OPI Holiday ’22 Nail Lacquer Advent Calendar

25 mini bottles of nail polish sit in front of a colorful advent calendar.

Keep your nails fresh for every holiday gathering with OPI’s Nail Lacquer Advent Calendar. This 25-piece calendar means you’ll get a wide array of colors including festive red and fun metallic finishes. Plus, there are also rapid dry top coats and base coats!

Best of L’Occitane Skincare Advent Calendar

A L'Occitane advent calendar features illustrated scenery on the cover and is positioned behind a group of mini products.

Did someone say skin care advent calendar? L’Occitane did! This 24-day countdown includes some of the brand’s most beloved products like its Almond Shower Oil, Shea L.E Lip Balm, and Immortelle Precious Cream. New to L’Occitane? Now is the perfect time to try this cult classic brand.

Wine and Beer Advent Calendars

Most people love a nightcap, especially during the holidays. Why not make it an advent calendar? Whether you’re looking for wine, beer, or spirits, there’s likely a countdown out there that’s perfect for you. If a boozy advent calendar sounds right for you, here are our picks.

Laithwaite’s Wine Advent Calendar

An advent calendar is shaped like a two-story, snow-covered house and has wine inside.

Looking to try a variety of wines this holiday season? Laithwaite’s Wine Advent Calendar is the way to go. You’ll get white, red, and rosé varieties all in an adorable house-shaped package. Not only will it look great on display in your kitchen, but each night you’ll get a little something different to pair with dinner.

Holiday Spirits Advent Calendar

A white box shaped like a present has a bow on top and small bottles of alcohol inside.
Holiday Spirits

Looking to gift someone a boozy advent calendar? This option from Holiday Spirits is perfect. Warning: it doesn’t come with the booze. You’ll need to fill those in yourself, but if you have a friend or loved one and know their favorite liquors, fill the adorable gift with their favorites.

Holiday Spirits Advent Calendar

Customize the experience for a loved one.

Williams Sonoma Woodford Reserve Eight-Day Cocktail Advent Calendar

A black box has compartments with slogans on the front and contains cocktail ingredients.
Williams Sonoma/Woodford Reserve

Some people have very singular tastes, and if your singular taste is bourbon, this Woodford Reserve Cocktail Advent Calendar is ideal. For eight days, you’ll get all the ingredients and accessories (minus the bourbon itself) to craft perfect bourbon cocktails. What’s not to love about that?

Vitner’s Choice Sparkling Wine Advent Calendar

A wine advent calendar features a variety of sparkling wines sitting in front of its container.
Vitner’s Choice/Harry and David

Bubble lovers, rejoice! There’s a sparkling advent calendar just for you. Vitner’s Choice Sparkling Wine Advent Calendar features bubbles for each celebratory day. From rosé to Moscato, toast to the holiday with this option.

Give Them Beer Advent Calendar

Beer cans are set in front of an advent calendar in rows.
Give Them Beer

If Santa has milk, you have a beer. This beer advent calendar from Give Them Beer (aptly named, right?) gives you a carefully curated craft beer for 12 days leading up to Christmas. Whether you’re into IPAs, stouts, or ales, you’ll find a new favorite here.

Pop Culture Advent Calendars

From Star Wars to Harry Potter, everyone has a fandom they love. For pop culture lovers, incorporating their fandom into the holiday season is as important as the lights they use on the Christmas tree. If you’ve been looking for the perfect way to add some fandom to your celebrations, these pop culture advent calendars are the way to go.

LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar

A box containing a LEGO Harry Potter advent calendar sits on a tabletop.

LEGOS and Harry Potter, do we need to say more? From the Quidditch Pitch to the Forbidden Forest to Harry Potter himself, this 24-day countdown includes some of your favorite characters from the film and book series as well as familiar scenes. Collect them all to form your own little Harry Potter-themed Christmas village.

LEGO Harry Potter 2022 Advent Calendar

Bring two worlds together with this advent calendar.

Friends Advent Calendar

A Friends advent calendar includes pens, pencils, notepads, and more.

Pivot! Right into the holidays that is with this Friends advent calendar. This affordable option is perfect for fans on a budget and includes items like a door hanger, pencils, pens, a notepad, and even sticky notes.

Paladone Friends Advent Calendar

No wearable turkey included, unfortunately.

Pokemon Advent Calendar

A Pokemon advent calendar sits on a wooden table in front of a Christmas tree.

Pokemon fans can form their own city gyms with this advent calendar filled with familiar faces. Each day during the month of December, you’ll get a new figurine including favorites like Pikachu and Ditto. Plus, you’ll also get a new Christmas-themed bit of scenery to display them.

Pokemon 2022 Holiday Advent Calendar

Who says Pokemon is just for kids?

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar

Star Wars' R2D2 and C3PO wear festive holiday sweaters in the LEGO Star Wars advent calendar.

Celebrate your love of Star Wars this holiday season with the LEGO Star Wars advent calendar. Inside, you’ll find classic pieces like Imperial drones, but you’ll also get fun, festive surprises like C3PO and R2D2 in ugly Christmas sweaters (yes, really).

LEGO Star Wars 2022 Advent Calendar

All you had to say was R2D2 in an ugly Christmas sweater.

Marvel Advent Calendar

A Funko advent calendar features Marvel characters.

Are you planning to see Wakanda Forever? Well, bring some Marvel magic home with a Marvel advent calendar. Funko has you covered. Collect 24 days’ worth of mini Funko figures. Once the holidays are over, display them on bookshelves or your desk for a heroic (or maybe villainous) pop of decor.

Food Advent Calendars

Yes, we know we’ve already covered chocolate and candy advent calendars, but not everyone wants candy. For those people, we’re delving into food advent calendars. While it might surprise you, there are plenty of daily snacks to have leading up to Christmas, so we’ve narrowed down the best food advent calendars for you to get your holiday snack on.

Bonne Maman 2022 Advent Calendar

The Bonne Maman Advent Calendar sits on a white countertop surrounded by lights.
Bonne Maman

Embrace your love of brunch with Bonne Maman’s fruit spread and honey advent calendar. Each day, make yourself a piece of toast and have a delicious breakfast. Who doesn’t want a fancy brunch every day leading up to Christmas?

Walkers Shortbread Advent Calendar

A woman holds an Walkers shortbread advent calendar, and a woman pull a shortbread cookie from an advent calendar.

Dessert lovers will definitely want to pick up this cookie advent calendar from Walkers. Over the holiday’s 25 days, you’ll get a different piece of shortbread for a sweet treat as you celebrate. Cookies include classic shortbread, chocolate chip shortbread, and salted caramel shortbread.

Walkers Shortbread Advent Calendar

Give yourself a sweet treat each day.

Popcorn Shed Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar

An advent calendar themed like a snowy apartment building holds popcorn inside.
Popcorn Shed

Remember those huge buckets of popcorn that always had Santa’s face on the outside? Well, this is the advent calendar version of that. Each day you’ll get a mini pack of popcorn with flavors like salted caramel, cookies and cream, and pecan pie.

Williams Sonoma Jerky Advent Calendar

Beef jerky sits in front of packs that came in an advent calendar.
Williams Sonoma

Not so much into sweet stuff? Try a beef jerky advent calendar like this one from Williams Sonoma. Get flavored jerky like sriracha and garlic ginger. If you’re feeling really fancy, you can even add this snack to a holiday charcuterie board.

Williams Sonoma Spice Advent Calendar

A spice advent calendar is open with spices displayed around it.
Williams Sonoma

If you’re a chef or have one in your life, Williams Sonoma’s spice advent calendar is perfect. Experiment with different recipes throughout the month with these fun spices. There are options of fish and meat dishes and even desserts!

Coffee and Tea Advent Calendars

We’ve covered food, chocolate, candy, and even wine and beer. But what about coffee and tea? Don’t fret hot beverage lovers. There’s a plethora of tea and coffee advent calendars available for you. Whether you like a cuppa in the evenings or want to start your day with an exciting new brew, there are the countdowns you need.

Pukka Tea Advent Calendar

A person removes a tea bag from an advent calendar, and a tea advent calendar hangs on a wall.

Whatever your tea preference, there’s a good chance this Pukka Tea Advent Calendar has something for you. Over 24 days, try multiple new flavors including unique options like peppermint and licorice and three fennel. Whether you wake up with a cup or relax at night with one, you’ll love this calendar.

Keurig Coffee Advent Calendar

A coffee-filled advent calendar sits next to a Keurig mini machine, and the same advent calendar sits open on a counter top.

Dedicated Keurig user? Welcome to your advent calendar. Each day, you’ll open up your countdown to get a new coffee option. From Cinnabon to Caribou, this advent calendar lets you sample some of the biggest names in K-cups.

Keurig Advent Calendar Variety Pack

Warm up with a new flavor every day.

Door County Coffee and Tea Co. Coffee Advent Calendar

A winter wonderland scene is on the front of an advent calendar box filled with coffees.
Door County Coffee and Tea Co.

Support a small business this holiday season with this 12-day coffee advent calendar from Door County Coffee & Tea Co. Get a fun bag of ground coffee each day with multiple flavors popping up as you celebrate the holidays.

Door County Coffee and Tea Co. 12 Days of Coffee

Shop small for your coffee advent calendar.

Bean Box Six Merry Mornings Coffee Advent Calendar

A person pours coffee into a red mug in front of a coffee advent calendar.
Bean Box

Want to make your Christmas coffee even more special? This six-day advent calendar really amps up the fun by allowing you to celebrate the week of Christmas with new brews. Each of the six blends is a limited edition creation and can make between four to six cups of coffee (so if you want to save some extra for yourself, we don’t blame you).

Vahdam Tea Advent Calendar

A cup of tea sits in front of an advent calendar surrounded by bottle brush Christmas trees.

Bring a whole blend of teas to your home with Vahdam’s advent calendar. Featuring a blend of chai, herbal teas, and green teas, it’s got so many varieties a connoisseur would love.

Vahdam Tea Advent Calendar

It's a different taste each day.

Kids Advent Calendars

Every kid loves a candy or chocolate treat, but for kiddos with allergies or parents who don’t want their kids hopped up on sugar, a special kid-friendly advent calendar is a perfect way to celebrate Christmas. From favorite characters to fun science-based experiments, there’s no shortage of quality kids’ advent calendars, but these are our favorites.

Paw Patrol Advent Calendar

Paw Patrol figurines sit in front of a Paw Patrol advent calendar.
Paw Patrol

While you might be a little tired of Paw Patrol, your kids likely aren’t. Allow them to unpack a daily figurine until they have a full snowy scene in Adventure Bay. Jus make sure you keep an eye on them as some of these pieces are small.

Paw Patrol: 2022 Advent Calendar

Celebrate the holidays with your favorite furry friends.

Fidget Advent Calendar

A family holds a fidget advent calendar.

Never have a dull moment this holiday season with a fidget advent calendar. Keep your kid entertained and their energy focused by giving them a fidget toy each day leading up to Christmas. These squishy tools will be perfect.

National Geographic Science Advent Calendar

A National Geographic Advent calendar sits on a snowy background, and a young girl looks over a science kit.
National Geographic

Is your kiddo into science? This advent calendar is perfect for them. You’ll countdown to Christmas with 13 different science experiments and an assortment of fossils and coins, and crystals.

National Geographic Science Advent Calendar

Let your scientist experiment this holiday season.

Hot Wheels Advent Calendar

A child plays with Hot Wheels toys in front of an advent calendar.
Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels are a classic Christmas toy, so why not bring it into an advent calendar? The calendar includes eight Hot Wheel toys and 16 accessories that can all be combined with the calendar itself to create a playful holiday wonderland for your car-loving kiddo.

Hot Wheels Advent Calendar

Hot Wheels are a Christmas gift staple.

Meri Meri Hair Accessory Advent Calendar

A reindeer hair clips sits among other hair accessories, and an advent calendar is shaped like a jewelry box.
Meri Meri

If your child is already loving all things hair accessories or beauty, this Meri Meri hair accessory advent calendar is perfect for them. give them a little bit of festive sparkle to wear every day leading up to the holiday. The calendar includes adorable reindeer, unicorn, and star clips alongside other fun pieces like pompoms.

Unique Advent Calendars

It’s no secret that there are a lot of advent calendar options out there. From chocolate to beauty products, you can find just about anything. But what if you’re looking for a more unique advent calendar? If you want to try something a bit less traditional as you celebrate the holiday, these options are for you.

Crystal Advent Calendar

An advent calendar features multiple crystals sitting in front of it.

Those who love crystals will definitely want to get this crystal advent calendar. Each day, open up the calendar to find a new piece with a different purpose. For those who might be new to using crystals, there’s even an identification key that explains how to use each one.

Elementao Crystals and Healing Stones Advent Calendar

Bring restorative energy to your holiday season.

Wowok Puzzle Advent Calendar

A puzzle advent calendar has small boxes filled with pieces, and a puzzle is begun featuring a dog in front of a Christmas tree.

If you just can’t seem to get enough jigsaw puzzles in your life, this advent calendar is for you. For each of the 24 days leading up to Christmas, open a box that will contain 42 pizzle pieces. Assemble them daily, and by Christmas, you’ll have an entire holiday puzzle done.

Wowok Jigsaw Puzzle Advent Calendar

Craft a masterpiece with this advent calendar.

The Purple Cow Arts and Crafts Advent Calendar

An arts and crafts advent calendar features a fun activity for each day.
The Purple Cow

Whether you love to craft or you want a fun activity to do with your kids, this arts and crafts advent calendar is perfect. Each day, you’ll receive a new box with an ornament or decoration to create. Then, display them around your home during the holiday season.

Sterling Forever 24 Days of Jewelry Advent Calendar

An advent calendar has pieces of sterling jewelry inside.
Sterling Forever

For those looking to splurge on themselves or a loved one, this unique jewelry advent calendar from Sterling Forever is the way to go. Each day open your calendar to find a new pair of sterling silver earrings ranging from cuffs to hoops. You’ll be loving this calendar’s contents long after the holidays are over.

FORVR Mood Holiday Candle Advent Calendar

A collection of multi-colored candles are arranged around a ribbon in the shape of a Christmas tree.

Give the gift of scent this holiday season with FORVR Mood’s candle advent calendar. For 12 days, you’ll receive a new festive scent to give your home a bit of holiday ambiance. From balsam-based scents to champagne and fruit-based fragrance, you’re sure to love each one.

FORVR Mood Holiday Candle Advent Calendar

We can just smell it all now.

Whether it’s with holiday chocolates, new coffee blends, or something a bit more unique, these advent calendars will make your holiday season even more bright.

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