We're almost halfway through November (seriously, how is that possible?!), which means we're only a couple of weeks away from advent calendar season. It might seem silly that a simple calendar that provides a tiny gift each day can bring thousands, if not millions of people so much joy, but you know what? It's the little things in life.
In recent years, alternative advent calendars that dole out gifts other than chocolate have exploded in popularity — not that there's anything wrong with chocolate treats — offering everything from beauty products to LEGOs to tequila. But, this year, there's one new advent calendar that takes the cake for us: Aldi's Happy Farms Preferred Cheese Advent Calendar, retailing for $12.99. (Thanks, Town & Country, for calling it to our attention!)
The calendar includes 24 imported cheeses and is small enough to fit in your fridge. It's available in select Aldi stores now, and once it sells out, it won't be restocked. We definitely recommend calling ahead to make sure it's on the shelves!
Stefanie is a New York–based writer and editor. She has served on the editorial staffs of Architectural Digest, ARTnews, and Oyster.com, a TripAdvisor company, before setting out on her own as a freelancer. Her beats include architecture, design, art, travel, science, and history, and her words have appeared in Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, Popular Science, Mental Floss, Galerie, Jetsetter, and History.com, among others. In another life, she'd be a real estate broker since she loves searching for apartments and homes.