The 23 Best Advent Calendars for 2020
One of the greatest parts of Christmas is that the festivities last a whole season, not just a day, in part thanks to celebration-ready advent calendars. If you’re a more-the-merrier type or love jumping straight into holiday preparations, Advent calendars are a great way to celebrate every day leading up to Christmas. Include one with your Christmas wreath and Christmas tree decorations preparations, and you have a piece of holiday decor that treats you, just a tiny bit, every day.
Between sifting through white elephant gift ideas and figuring out gifts for teens, picking an Advent calendar can be tricky. Families use Advent calendars differently: Some buy reusable calendars that they share and gather around every day of the season; others purchase new calendars each year.
However you celebrate—or if you’re trying to start a new tradition—these top Advent calendars of 2020 have you covered. They just keep getting smarter, with versions that feature snacks, drinks, treats, and more. For best results, order your calendar for 2020 before the season starts; some 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.
Voluspa 12-Day Candle Gifting Advent Calendar
This collection of indulgent Voluspa scents—curated exclusively for Anthropologie—will fill your holidays with the smells of the season. With scents like butter cookie to spiced pumpkin latte, these 12 votives will help set the mood for the holidays (and hopefully last much longer than the 12 days of Christmas).
DavidsTea 24 Days of Matcha
Matcha fans, rejoice: DavidsTea is doubling the tea Advent calendar joy this year with the launch of its matcha Advent calendar, which contains 24 finely ground green teas and sweet treats to go with them. From infused chocolates to matcha honey, there’s plenty in this kit to keep the matcha-lover satisfied throughout the Christmas season.
Sugarfina Advent Calendar
With 24 different types of candy treats, this tasty Advent calendar will fill your holidays with sugary goodness. You’ll open a new treat every day until Christmas, and a handy guide on the back will help you figure out exactly what you’re enjoying—and even point you in the direction of some new candy favorites.
Atelier Cologne Clémentine California Advent Calendar Perfume Set
For the scent savant, look no further than this sampler, which contains 20 different scents—plus a few other treats—to make the holiday season a fragrant one. Whether they’re looking for a new signature scent or they love the quality of Atelier Cologne, this is a great way to count down the days until Christmas.
Saks Fifth Avenue Apothecary 14-Piece Advent Calendar
Packed with skin, hair, and wellness products to see you through the most hectic days of the holiday season, this 14-day beauty Advent calendar will set you (and your hair and skin) up for success all the way to Christmas. The set includes creams, serums, masks, and more from top beauty brands for you to discover (and maybe get hooked on).
Fortnum & Mason Children’s Advent Calendar
Beautifully crafted and filled with 24 pieces of gourmet, house-made milk chocolate, this Advent calendar will hold a place of honor on the kitchen table or mantel throughout the holiday season. You’ll love discovering a new molded chocolate every day, and the classic flavors from the storied Fortnum & Mason will never get old.
L’Occitane Signature Advent Calendar
The pampering products in this beauty Advent calendar are certainly a perk, but this set is also designed beautifully, with illustrations intended to invoke whimsy and nostalgia (and holiday cheer, of course). From hand cream to shower oil and hair treatments, there’s plenty here to help you feel your best for all 24 days of Christmas.
OPI Holiday 2020 Shine Bright Collection
Packed with 25 high-end nail lacquers, this nail polish Advent calendar offers months of gorgeous, colorful nails. Colors range from a snowy white to deep, rich tones perfect for the holiday season, all with OPI’s signature luster. The bottles are mini, but they’ll still last through a few at-home manicures—hopefully until next year’s collection is available.
Friends: The Official Advent Calendar
Perfect for the Friends fanatic, this 25-day advent calendar offers a keepsake, ornament, or booklet each day (all inspired by the show, of course). You can relive your favorite Friends moment with buttons, recipe cards, and more—you may even learn a thing or two about the show you’ve watched over and over again.
Vinebox 12 Nights of Wine
Enjoy a different glass of wine for each of the 12 nights of Christmas with this compact, sleek wine advent calendar, which doubles as decor while it’s enjoyed.
Ciaté London Mini Mani Month Nail Polish Advent Calendar
Nail polish advent calendars tend to go fast, so move quickly on this one: This 24-day advent calendar includes 22 mini nail polishes, one full-size one, and a lip oil, for nearly a whole month of fresh nail colors and other treats. Beyond the great products inside, this calendar is also pretty on the outside, so any self-manicurist will love turning to it every day in December and uncovering a new nail polish surprise.
Pottery Barn Rustic Wooden House Advent Calendar
For a reusable advent calendar you can put out year after year, try this charming wooden option. With 25 small numbered cubicles, you can fill this it with a new, small surprise for all the days of the Christmas season. The calendar will stay the same, but by changing up the treats inside, you can make every holiday season feel fresh (and enjoy the charm of this decoration) for years to come.
Minecraft 2020 Mini Figures Advent Calendar
Fans of Minecraft will be beyond excited about this 24-day advent calendar. Each day delivers a new mini figure based on a fan-favorite Minecraft character, a holiday-themed accessory, or a holiday sticker, so by the end of the Christmas season, they’ll have started quite the collection.
Red Presents and Christmas Tree Advent Calendar
Try this for a charmingly kitschy advent calendar you can use as a centerpiece or mantel decor, too. It has 24 boxes for a daily surprise, plus charming illustrations on the top and a built-in timer for the lights.
Capri Blue 12 Days of Volcano Holiday Gift Set
This 12-day advent calendar spotlights Capri Blue’s beloved Volcano scent, which has notes of tropical fruits and fresh mountain greens. With 12 scented goodies inside—think candles, scented oils, and room sprays—it’s perfect for a candle-lover or anyone looking to improve their indoor environment.
Tsum Tsum Disney Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar Playset
Build a collection (or add to an existing one) of these adorable, stackable Tsum Tsum collectibles with this Disney-themed calendar, which includes 18 figures, plus holiday-themed accessories and seasonal head pieces.
LEGO City Advent Calendar
Turn the 342 pieces of this seasonal kit into 24 small presents LEGO aficionados can play with all year long—this LEGO Advent calendar keeps giving long after the holiday season ends.
Give Them Beer Advent Calendar 2020
Gift 12 of the top craft beers of the year in this simple box for a brew-happy season full of cheer.
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.
Crayola Christmas Countdown 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.
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.)
Whisky Advent Calendar
Sample 24 different whisky flavors over the course of the month with this compact whiskey advent calendar, which includes a sample of a 50-year-old single malt Scotch.
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.