26 Advent Calendars to Help You Count Down to the Holidays

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We're all for spreading the holiday cheer, and what better way to do so than with an advent calendar. As Tina Douville, owner of the Little Llama Shoppe on Etsy, puts it, "there's no holiday quite like Christmas!"

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"It's not just a day, it's a whole season of festivity," Douville tells Hunker. "Advent calendars are the perfect opportunity to build up anticipation and spread out the joy of this magical time." And we totally agree! But that's not the only great thing about these festive pieces of holiday decor.

"The beauty of advent calendars is that the gifts contained don't have to be large or expensive," Douville adds. "They simply express the giver's knowledge of the simple, small things their loved one enjoys."

Whether you want a pre-packaged calendar or a refillable option to reuse every year, scroll through to find 26 of our favorite advent calendars, below.

1. Uncommon Goods Holiday Scratch Off Advent Calendar Playlist, $25

Count down to the holidays with classic holiday hits by up-and-coming artists, thanks to this advent calendar playlist by Natasha Alexandra. For 25 days, you scratch off a number to find a QR code that links you to a new song. There's also a playlist for Hanukkah!

2. In Good Taste Wine Advent Calendar, $150

Wine lovers will adore this advent calendar that features 24 mini wine bottles with everything from pinot noir to rosé.

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3. Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar Building Kit, $39.99

Star Wars fans of all ages can enjoy this 335-piece Lego advent calendar. Are you more of a Marvel fan? Try The Avengers option.

4. The Popcorn Factory Holiday Popcorn Advent Calendar, $39.99

You're in for a real treat this holiday season with this popcorn advent calendar. Enjoy everything from popcorn to chocolate covered pretzels over the course of 12 days.

5. Gem Snow Crystal Advent Calendar, $49.99

Make the holidays extra magical with 25 days of gems, minerals, and crystals.

6. Pukka Herbs Tea Advent Calendar, $22.65

Enjoy a hot cup of tea all December long with this herbal tea advent calendar.

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7. Williams Sonoma Dolly Parton Advent Calendar, $39.95

Get festive with a candy-filled advent calendar dedicated to the country legend that is Dolly Parton. Williams Sonoma has calendars for Harry Potter and Star Wars fans, too.

8. Uncommon Goods Stitch a Day Advent Embroidery Calendar, $45

Start Christmas day with a brand new piece of decor when you use this embroidery advent calendar by Amanda Watson.

9. Kport Gift Company Festive Advent Calendar Christmas Bags, $42-$49

"The Advent bags are perfect for placing small gifts like toys, notes, candy, gift cards, jewelry, ornaments, and so much more," Samantha, founder of Kport Gift Company, tells Hunker. "[The] bags can be displayed on a fireplace mantel, a bookshelf, in a Christmas basket, hung with twine and clothespins, or take one out each morning at breakfast as a surprise."

10. Harry & David Deluxe Chocolate Advent Calendar, $99.99

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Who knew the holidays could be so sweet? Treat yourself to a tasty piece of chocolate with this 25-day calendar.

11. Williams Sonoma Dog Advent Calendar, $73.95

Give your pup something to look forward to during the holidays with this calendar filled with all-natural, heart-shaped dog treats.

12. Global Goods Partners Handmade Holiday Felt Advent Calendars, $64

Fill this advent calendar — which was crafted by female artisans in Nepal — with all sorts of surprises for the holidays.

13. Voluspa Japonica Advent Calendar Candle Set, $150

This Voluspa advent calendar is beyond perfect for candle lovers with 12 luxe scents.

14. Bonne Maman Advent Calendar, $34.99

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Wake up every morning in December to a new mini fruit spread or honey with this calendar.

15. My Calendar Love Printable Wizard Advent Calendar, $9.99

Want a fun DIY project to kick off the holidays? Try this printable wizard-themed advent calendar from My Calendar Love on Etsy.

16. Merry & Bright Holiday Feline So Festive with Cat Toys 25-Day Advent Calendar, $16.99

Get your cats in on the holiday fun with an adorable new toy every day for 25 days.

17. Jet and Jones Wood Advent Calendar With Washi Paper, $130

Use this advent calendar for not only Christmas, but all sorts of special occasions throughout the year. The washi paper on each drawer looks festive, but not too Christmas-specific, according to Lesli Francis, founder of the Jet and Jones Etsy shop.

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18. Uncommon Goods Advent Shower Steamer Set, $98

Fill your shower with amazing scents with this unique, spa-like advent calendar set by Mazzi and Erez Peled.

19. The Holiday Aisle Wooden Christmas Shooting Star Advent Calendar, $73.99

Shoot for the stars during the holidays with this wooden advent calendar that doubles as a mini Christmas village.

20. Crate and Barrel 12 Days of Christmas Cookie Cutter Advent Calendar, $24.95

Indulge your sweet tooth with festive cookies you can make with this cookie cutter option.

21. Pottery Barn Lit Gnome Advent Calendar, $79

This gnome advent calendar features magical LED lights to keep your treats sparkling throughout the holidays.

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22. Mattel Hot Wheels Advent Calendar, $19.99

Expand (or start) your Hot Wheels collection with this fun option filled with not only cars, but also festive toys like a gingerbread man and snowman.

23. Anthropologie Kringle Village Light-Up Advent Calendar, $78

This advent calendar is the epitome of whimsical Anthropologie decor and can be used time and time again.

24. Little Llama Shoppe Printable Gingerbread Houses Advent Calendar, $5

Here's another DIY printable advent calendar that you can fill to the brim with all the little gifts your heart desires.

25. West Elm House Advent Calendar, $85

West Elm's house advent calendar can bring simple and Scandinavian holiday joy to any home.

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26. Lookfantastic Advent Calendar, $115

Enjoy over $500 worth of beauty must-haves, including face masks, cleansers, and more. You can also save $20 when you subscribe to the Beauty Box and use code ​ADVENTNEWSUBS​ at checkout.

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Pauline is Hunker’s Associate Commerce Editor. She covers all things home and shopping, whether it's the next must-have product launch or a roundup of the best home and decor sales. You can reach out to her at pauline.lacsamana@hunker.com.