27 Advent Calendars That’ll Make Your Holiday Countdown a Treat

updated Oct 25, 2023
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Advent calendars make the countdown to the holidays so much more festive — and oftentimes, much more delicious! For many of us, they’re a beloved part of the holiday season. In case you’re not familiar, each day, you open up a box (or bag, or cubby) to reveal a special treat in a bid to celebrate the days leading up to the Christmas holiday.

While you could always DIY your own advent calendar (especially if you’re fluent in Pinterest), it’s just as fun to shop some of the many pre-made options on the market. There’s a range of holiday advent calendars to satisfy nearly every craving, from exquisite loose-leaf teas and handmade caramels to spicy sauces and (of course!) chocolate.

Whether you choose to spread the love and gift one of the sets below — or you just want to buy one for yourself — we can guarantee that with countdowns this delicious, the holiday season will be that much sweeter.

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Williams Sonoma

Behind each of these 12 doors awaits a cozy cup of hot cocoa — by way of two packets of Dutch processed cocoa in rich creamy flavors including hazelnut, peppermint, and salted caramel. That's two packets each day, because this hot chocolate is made to share through the holidays.

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Williams Sonoma

Toast your way through the holidays with these artisan cocktail mixers and bitters. Each day, discover the perfect ingredient for a bourbon-based cockatil, including spiced cherry bitters, whiskey sour mixer, and chocolate bitters.

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Williams Sonoma

Imagine a miniature pantry filled with 24 magical treats: that's the adventure presented by the Oliviers & Co. advent calendar. Enjoy flavored oils like bergamot olive oil, fruity vinegars like pomegranate, pesto, olive tapenade, jam, flavored salts, and truffles.

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A chocolate treat a day through the holidays! This Lindor advent calendar delivers 24 daily doses of chocolatey cheer in different flavors.

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Bean Box

In this holiday gift box you'll find a carefully curated collection of holiday blend coffees with seasonal tasting notes like roasted chestnut, spicy gingerbread, and figgy pudding. Choose between whole beans or freshly ground. Each day includes enough coffee for a full pot (4-6 servings).

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Jam lovers, rejoice! If you love to spread a little sweetness on your morning toast or afternoon cheese and crackers, you'll be smitten with this advent calendar from Bonne Maman. Behind each door, you'll find a different flavor from the iconic company, including holiday-specific recipes such as cherry with hibiscus flower and wild blueberry with lemon balm, each packaged in an adorable mini jar with their signature gingham lid. Don't wait on this one — these sell out fast each year!

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Williams Sonoma

Yes, there is maple syrup in this advent calendar inspired by the movie "Elf." You'll find other whimsical treats like snowflake gummies, Snoopy and Woodstock cookies, chocolate penguins, and striped marshmallows, all bound to spread Christmas cheer.

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Uncommon Goods

For anyone who needs a daily little snack to keep them going through the holiday, this 12 Days of Gourmet Nuts advent calendar delivers. The collection includes roasted and salted pistachios, smoked almonds, coconut curry peanuts, butter cinnamon pecans, trail mix, and more.

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Williams Sonoma

Parisian spice company Le Comptoir Colonial has curated a selection of 24 premium spices for savory cooking and sweet baking. This is an excellent gift for friends who love exploring flavor.

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These wine gummies from Danish confectioner Wally and Whiz will delight with flavor combinations like cherry and vanilla, elderflower and yuzu, and hibiscus and raspberries — 12 different natural flavor combinations over 24 days. And a little bonus for those who pay special attention: the days are numbered on the packages in braille.

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Uncommon Goods

Everyone could use extra calm during the holidays, and this delicious tea advent calendar provides 24 days of it. With a wide variety of flavors, from Chinese black tea to Scandinavian tea with cranberry and elderflower, each day will be a warm and soothing surprise to brew, sip, and savor.

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Williams Sonoma

With its perfect combination of rich semisweet chocolate, creamy white chocolate, and zippy peppermint candy, Williams Sonoma peppermint bark is a holiday classic. The person with the biggest sweet tooth in your life will love an excuse to have some this holiday season thanks to this advent calendar, which features 24 peppermint bark morsels in the shape of festive characters such as snowmen and Christmas trees.

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The Popcorn Factory

Your nightly Netflix snack sesh is about to get a whole lot more delicious with this advent calendar from The Popcorn Factory. Inside each of the 12 compartments hides some of their top flavors, including cheese popcorn, caramel popcorn, ranch popcorn, and more. The exterior depicts a charming snowy scene, so it'll look good for those (brief) moments it's not on your lap.

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There's nothing more classic than a chocolate-filled advent calendar, but this one is definitely a step up from those regular drugstore stocking stuffers. Each day of this Godiva calendar presents a new decadent treat, from favorites such as dark mint medallions to seasonal specialties including a milk chocolate Santa and a white chocolate snowman. Trust us, it will be hard to open just one day at a time!

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Uncommon Goods

12 Days of Noodles is an advent calendar and a recipe for warming up cold winter days. With Mandarin-style noodles in three different flavors — soy, spicy soy, and onion — these quick and easy meals can be dressed up with the recipient's favorite toppings for 12 easy, cozy dinners during the hectic holiday season.

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Start each morning with a different cup of holiday-inspired coffee, thanks to this Keurig advent calendar. It comes with a variety of 24 K-Cup pods, including light, medium, and dark roasts — plus hot chocolate and latte mixes. Looking for holiday flavors? There's also a cinnamon roll pod from Cinnabon, peppermint bark-inspired coffee from Donut Shop, and Green Mountain's dark chocolate hazelnut blend. Don't worry if you receive the calendar halfway through the month: You'll want to sip on these beverages all winter!

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Harry & David

What's better than a Harry & David gift basket? This Harry & David advent calendar, which combines the brand's most beloved treats into one festive pakage! Your giftee will get 24 delicious discoveries, from signature trail mix and blackberry galettes to smoked salami and pepper-and-onion relish. Every day will be tastier than the last!

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Vahdam Teas
was $149.99

There's nothing better than a cozy cup of tea fireside, and now you can gift that indulgence every day this holiday season — even if it's just to yourself! Designed by direct-to-consumer Indian tea brand Vahdam, this luxe set includes some of their best-selling (and award-winning) blends, such as Masala Chai, Turmeric Ginger, and Chamomile Mint Citrus. Bonus: The brand is climate-neutral certified and donates a portion of its proceeds to the education of farmers' children in India, so it's a purchase you can feel good about, too.

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Calling all oenophiles: This collection from Vinebox is basically a choose-your-own-adventure version of a wine tasting. Dubbed the "12 Nights of Wine" (we're very on board with that), the diverse assortment includes delicious and guzzlable picks from wineries around the world.

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Harry & David

Chances are you'll have no shortage of holiday cookies in your life this season — but there's always room for one more, right? This delicious cookie advent calendar from the expert gift purveyors at Harry and David includes classic treats such as gingerbread, shortbread, and peppermint. The best part? Each "day" includes multiple bites, so you can share with a friend — or, you know, not ...

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Give Them Beer

"Holiday hops" has a nice ring to it, wouldn't you say? This advent calendar (well, box) is perfect for the brew lover in your life. It bundles up 12 top-rated beers from craft breweries around the U.S. (including Victory, Bell's, and Coppertail) for a frothy, frosty way to count down to Christmas Day.

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Williams Sonoma

Indulge in sweets straight from Honeydukes with this clever advent calendar dedicated to the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Muggles can nibble on the likes of Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans and Fizzing Whizbees for a fitting tribute to everyone's favorite magical cast of characters.

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In Good Taste

Wine fans will love an excuse to toast each day leading up to Christmas with this vino-filled advent calendar. It features sips such as pinot noir, syrah, Sangiovese, and more — all in mini bottles with bespoke labels.

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Uncommon Goods

You'd be forgiven if you "accidentally" ate this entire advent calendar in one sitting — it's just that good. Filled with a variety of hand-crafted caramels from McCrea's, this treat is perfect for the sweet tooth who appreciates quality. Each of the candies (including unique caramel flavors like black lava sea salt, rosemary truffle salt, and tapped maple) uses only the best local ingredients for an indulgence like no other. Add a cute animal illustration by artist Cindy Hendrick, and you've got all the makings of a holiday tradition.

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Williams Sonoma

Every night can be movie night with this tree, trimmed with 24 different ingredients for the most epic popcorn party ever. From popcorn kernels and assorted glazes to sprinkles, seeds, and sanding sugars, the toppings are seriously delicious! Just pop in a favorite film, ready up your gourmet popcorn concession stand, and settle in for a comfy night at home.

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Your friend who loves all things cute and small will feel truly seen by this Bonne Maman advent calendar. They'll can try flavors that aren't sold at retail, including orange with cinnamon, and repurpose the delightfully tiny jars as little storage containers. (Everyone else does this, too, right?)

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Uncommon Goods

That friend who always orders their food extra-spicy will get a kick from having 12 days of heat. Like all great hot sauces, these have specific flavor profiles and funny names to match (Psycho Curry, Oh My Garlic, and Habanero Evil are our faves), and they may help someone on your list discover their next favorite sauce!