The 17 Best Advent Calendars for 2019
Between sifting through white elephant gift ideas and figuring out gifts for teens, picking an advent calendar can be tricky, especially if you use disposable ones that are replaced each year. Plus, families use advent calendars to celebrate differently. Some families have reusable calendars that they share and gather around every day of the season; others purchase new calendars (even one for everyone in the family) each year, giving everyone a chance to celebrate every day.
However you celebrate—or if you’re trying to start a new tradition—these top advent calendars of 2019 have you covered. Advent calendars just keep getting smarter, with versions that feature snacks, drinks, treats, and more. For best results, order your advent calendar for 2019 before the season starts; some in-high-demand calendars (think cheese advent calendars or wine advent calendars from top grocery stores) run out of stock before the holiday season even begins, just like the best Christmas gifts.
To kick off the festive feeling before December 1, pick up or order one of these colorful, smile-sparking calendars and bring a little holiday magic to the December days leading up to Christmas. (Advent calendars typically come in either 12- or 24-day increments.) From chocolate and wine to LEGOs and makeup, these Christmas advent calendars will bring a healthy dose of cheer to any wanna-be Grinch.
bareMinerals 24 Days of Clean Beauty Advent Calendar
This beauty advent calendar has 24 fan-favorite mini sizes of bareMinerals products, including serums, setting sprays, finishing powders, glosses, and more.
To buy: $99; bareminerals.com.
DavidsTea 24 days of tea
Enjoy 24 days of fresh flavors with this tea advent calendar, which includes throwback blends, bestsellers, and exclusives alike. Each box has two portions of tea, too, so you and a buddy can sample all through the Christmas season.
To buy: $40; davidstea.com.
Seven Days of Self-Care Advent Calendar
For a shortened celebration, try this seven-day advent calendar, which includes self-care essentials such as essential oil roll-on scents and natural hair oil.
To buy: $38; anthropologie.com.
West Elm House Advent Calendar
Fill this 25-day advent calendar with candies, baubles, and other small treats for a reusable calendar you can use to count down to Christmas year after year.
To buy: $79; westelm.com.
Essie Beauty Advent Calendar 2019 – Nail Lacquer
Celebrate the season with great nails thanks to this nail polish advent calendar, which includes mini bottles of Essie favorites, with everything from colored polishes to top coats and cuticle oil.
To buy: $120; amazon.com.
George & Viv 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar
Stocked with premium samples from cult-favorite brands such as Sunday Riley and Mario Badescu, this beauty advent calendar promises glowing skin and hydrated hands all the way through Christmas.
To buy: $72; anthropologie.com.
Tsum Tsum Marvel Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar Playset
Build a collection (or add to an existing one) of these adorable, stackable Tsum Tsum collectibles with this superhero-themed calendar, which includes 18 figures, plus holiday-themed accessories and seasonal headpieces.
To buy: $97; amazon.com.
LEGO City Advent Calendar
Turn the 234 pieces of this seasonal kit into 24 small presents LEGO aficionados can play with all year long.
To buy: $24; amazon.com.
Vinebox Twelve Nights of Wine, Nice Edition
Master of Malt Whisky Advent Calendar
Give Them Beer Advent Calendar 2019
Gift 12 of the top craft beers of the year in this simple box for a brew-happy season full of cheer.
To buy: $79; givethembeer.com.
Funko Advent Calendar – Harry Potter
Open the 24 doors of this playful calendar for a new Harry Potter–themed figurine every day, for a full collection of the beloved characters at the end of the season.
To buy: $41; amazon.com.
Crayola Christmas Countdown Activity Advent Calendar
Make the countdown to Christmas a little craftier with the 24 daily activities in this kids advent calendar, which can be used as homemade gifts, ornaments, or keepsakes once they’re finished.
To buy: $40; amazon.com.
Cadbury Dairy Milk Heroes Advent Calendar
These 24 wrapped chocolates offer a new tasty treat every day. (Just try to resist eating them all at once.)
To buy: $17; amazon.com.
Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar
This charming, long-lasting advent calendar is good year after year. Pack it up at the end of the season with the rest of your holiday decor, then pull it out next year, fill it with tiny treats and treasures, and enjoy.
To buy: $38; anthropologie.com.
LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar
Build a new Star Wars LEGO figure every day with this 24-day calendar, which can join a preexisting LEGO collection or stand alone.
To buy: $33; target.com.
Harry & David Chocolate Advent Calendar Duo
Order two chocolate advent calendars—one for you, one to share?—and snack happily all holiday season long.
To buy: $35; harryanddavid.com.