After all that 2020 has brought us, we can’t be blamed for wanting something beautiful to look forward to every day.
As the holidays approach and families and friends change the celebrations this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, various companies are offering interesting Advent calendars to celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah in different price ranges.
There is an Advent calendar for just about everyone with plenty of options that include alcoholic drinks, sugary treats, toys, makeup, books, and even daily pet surprises.
Let’s get ready to break through those little cardboard doors or peek through the tiny sliding Advent calendar drawers and extend the gifting season through December. Here are 12 Advent calendars to keep the mood going as we head into the New Year (and note that some of these will likely be sold out, although we’ve sought to include those that are still available and may. change quickly).
DRINKS AND SNACKS
Raise a glass with one or two dozen different wines from various parts of the United States with Wine Lover 12 or 24 Day Advent Calendars. Both calendars include medium-bodied red, white and rosé wines with red berries and berries in 187 ml bottles.
Price: $ 79.99 for 24 days; $ 49.99 for 12 days
Available from: TotalWine.com
Excite your palate and avoid the stress of the holiday season for 12 or 24 nights with premium alcoholic drinks from The Spirit Co. Explore whiskey straight from Scotland and Japan – or take a trip around the world with a World Whiskey Advent Calendar. There are also calendars for gin, rum, vodka, tequila, and mezcal. For the ultimate madness there is the Old and rare Advent calendar with selections from Macallan, Glenfiddich, Yamazaki, Rosebank and more.
Price: $ 65 to $ 1,249
Available at: TheSpiritCo.com.
Countdown to Christmas with 24 days Jerky Advent Calendar by Man Crates. Each punch-out window features a different flavor from classic and black pepper to habanero root beer and Thai satay. Other half-ounce tastes include Honey Bourbon, Whiskey Maple, Ghost Pepper, Lemon Pepper, Sarsaparilla and more.
Price: $ 79.99
Available at: mancrates.com.
Treat yourself to something sweet for every Hanukkah night or the 24 days leading up to Christmas with little snacks of some of Sugarfina’s best-selling candies. Each drawer includes four pieces of a variety of candies. The 24 Flavors of Christmas Calendar includes peach hearts, spicy pumpkin almonds, snowman candies, dark chocolate sea salt caramels, candy cane caramels and apple frogs. The Calendar of the 8 nights of Hanukkah light is filled with certified kosher candies like Robin’s Egg Caramels, Champagne Bubbles, Heavenly Bitters, Sugar Cookies and Blueberry Candies.
Price: The Christmas calendar is available for pre-order for $ 50 and the Hanukkah calendar is $ 20.
Available at: Sugarfina.com
BEAUTY & FASHION
Famous cosmetics retailer Lush has come up with a limited edition 12 days of Christmas box with a dozen of her holiday items to promote cocooning and self-care in December. Unisex set includes 3.3 oz caramel and eggnog scented shower gels, winter bath bombs, polar bear, candy cane and santa bars, body scrub body and lotion.
Price: $ 99.95
Available at: lushusa.com
NYX offers 24 days of professional makeup in a bold and colorful setting Diamonds and ice cream, please! Holiday countdown collection that includes both mini and full size products like lip scrub, lip oil, buttery lip gloss, matte lipstick, high definition finishing powder, liquid highlighter, simple eye shadows and more.
Price: $ 55
Available at: ulta.com and nyxcomsetics.com
Stay warm every day until Christmas with a new pair of colorful and stylish clothes 24 days of vacation socks by Happy Socks. The calendar is available in unisex adult sizes 9-11 and 10-13. Sock patterns include holiday-themed designs, pizza and tacos, polka dots, diamond patterns and more.
Price: $ 225
Available at: HappySocks.com.
Funko has created themed Advent calendars with mini-versions of their popular Pop! vinyl figures hidden behind small doors. Each calendar includes 24 digits that vary in size (up to two and a half inches) depending on the character. The Harry Potter Calendar includes Harry, Ron, Hermione, Hagrid and more. The “Dragon Ball Z” box includes Goku, Vegeta, Master Roshi, Piccolo and more. Jack Skellington, Sally, Santa, Oogie Boogie and more are waiting inside Calendar “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and Funko freddy celebrates the holidays in a variety of festive outfits including a snowman, reindeer, and toy soldier in its own calendar.
Price: Each set is $ 50
Available at: Funko.com or Amazon.com
Lego has released several new Advent calendars for kids with 24 days of creative fun. There is a 311 pieces “Star Wars” calendar on the holiday theme featuring buildable vehicles like the Millennium Falcon and an X-wing as well as locations and characters like Stormtroopers, Darth Vader and Poe Dameron. The 342 pieces Lego City Calendar Includes vacation-themed mini-figures and accessories from the animated TV series “Lego City Adventures”. The Lego Friends calendar includes 236 pieces with buildable holiday treats, mini figures and polar friends. For fans of “Harry Potter” there is a 336-piece Hogwarts-themed calendar with main characters and buildable scenes that recreate the Yule Ball as Christmas approaches.
Price: All calendars are $ 29.99 – $ 39.99
Available at: Lego.com or Target.com
The Christmas tree Disney Animator’s Collection Littles Advent Calendar includes 24 small doors containing fan favorite Disney characters, holiday themed accessories or party favors. The collection is inspired by “Alice in Wonderland”, “Beauty and the Beast”, Tangled “and” Lilo & Stitch “.
Price: $ 44.99
Available at: ShopDisney.com.
Expand your library with a beautiful 2020 news calendar from Hingston & Olsen editions. As the company has done in previous years (albeit apparently the last!), The calendar features 25 individually bound stories from great news writers including Jim Shepard and Amber Sparks. Plus, the set comes with a colorful book storage case, and readers can return to the website for an interview with the authors chosen for each day.
Price: $ 46
Available at: HingstonandOlsen.com
Our pets have been home with us every day during the pandemic, and they too could probably use as many surprises and treats as we do. Frisco created a fun Advent Calendar 12 Days of Christmas for dogs that features plush, rope toys, squeaky latex toys in the shape of snowmen, gingerbread men and candy cane dog bones. Snif-Snax released a Advent calendar for cats which includes 25 days of treats with Atlantic salmon and seaweed rich in omega-3 fatty acids for the feline companion.
Price: $ 39.98 for the Frisco Dog Calendar; $ 9.99 for the Snif-Snax cat calendar
Available at: Chewy.com