Why yes, we’re aware that Halloween hasn’t even arrived yet, and yes, we’re here to discuss all of the best advent calendars of 2021 (although there are Halloween versions too). Surprise! While it’s true that for some of us the holiday season starts the day after Halloween (you wake up and your neighbor has somehow put up all his Christmas lights, blasted Christmas carols through a speaker and has a 12 foot inflatable Rudolph twerk on their lawn), for others the party season is off to a slow start. Maybe a snow globe appears on the fireplace, a wreath appears on the door. And then there’s a third category of people: the most Christmas-obsessed among us — yes, that absolutely includes us – who have started to tune in to new toys and the advent calendar is launched around August.
Because believe it or not, the options of the year for advent calendars are already well advanced. Because toy brands are as crazy about Christmas as we are! And no matter your holiday decoration stylethere is then many better ways to count down to the big day than those flimsy cardboard advent calendars with coarse, hard chocolate inside. You thought that was the only option, right? Its good. Your kids will forgive you for being totally in the dark when it comes to really cute Advent calendars that come pre-filled with toys and treats – or ready to fill them yourself. Heck, we’ve even added some extra-elegant Advent Calendar DIYs for parents who want to get real serious about the trend.
I don’t know how to find the best advent calendar that adds to your holiday decor this year? Don’t worry: we’ve rounded up the coolest Advent calendars, from crafts to Disney stories, Nintendo characters, and Pusheen the chocolate cat and more, all of which look fabulous sitting on your dining room table or fireplace. Your kids will love them so much that they might actually be sad when Christmas comes around because their awesome Advent is over. But hey, at least then, there will only be 365 days until next Christmas.
Check out all the best advent calendars of 2021, for kids and adults, ahead.
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A version of this story was originally published in November 2018.