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The idea is simple: Count down the days in December leading up to Christmas Eve. Advent calendars can take a variety of forms and styles, from calendars designed for wine lovers to fun ones that would make great gifts for kids — and of course, the classic chocolate calendar. Here are some of our favorites this holiday season that will surely escalate the excitement as Santa heads near!
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Beauty Advent Calendars
This tree-shaped calendar from QVC features a wide array of the network's most popular brands like It Cosmetics, Sunday Riley, Smashbox and Too Faced. You'll find everything from popular mascaras to concealers in this collection.
This beauty Advent calendar from Sephora features 24 assorted cosmetics to discover during the lead up to Christmas. You'll find lipsticks, eye shadow, masks and more in this winter-themed collection of goodies.
If you're looking for a beauty calendar that won't break the bank, Ulta's offering looks like a good option. This triangle-shaped package features everything from eye shadow to bronzer, making it a great gift option even after the holidays are over!
The Lookfantastic Advent Calendar has become majorly popular for offering high-end goodies at a surprisingly affordable price. This year's collection includes picks from brands like Morphe, Elemis and First Aid Beauty.
The best of Target's beauty aisle is stuffed into this festive Advent calendar. It includes everything from hair care to makeup and it even has a highly-rated natural deodorant!
This adorable calendar from OPI might is perfect for any Hello Kitty fan. The set contains 25 mini nail polishes in festive colors.
This one is an absolute must-have for lip product lovers! It contains 24 of the bestselling glosses and lipsticks from the NYX lineup.
If you're looking for an Advent calendar filled with shower gels and bath goodies, then The Body Shop has you covered! This set features 24 bath and body favorites, including lip balms and even some hair care products.
This one is a seriously good bang for your buck. For $64, you get 24 of the brand's most popular products, including hand cream, shower gel and perfume.
Calling all skin care lovers — this one is for you! This calendar includes 24 bestselling products from Kiehl's, including its popular lip balm and facial cream.
Lego Advent Calendars
This "Harry Potter"-themed calendar is sure to be a hit with wizards and muggles alike! This set comes with mini figures of popular characters like Harry, Hermione and Ron, as well as several accessories and decorations.
The force is strong with this "Star Wars" Advent calendar! This one includes Lego versions of characters like Luke Skywalker and Chewbacca.
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If you're not a huge "Harry Potter" or "Star Wars" fan, this Lego calendar might be more up your alley. It includes tons of holiday-themed figures and accessories, including Santa himself!
This Lego Friends calendar will help you build a Winter Wonderland filled with candy canes, snowmen and penguins.
Kids Toys Advent Calendars
This speedy Advent calendar features plenty of miniature cars and accessories and a fold-down play mat.
Hatch over 50 surprises in this fun toy-themed calendar! Open all the doors to reveal a winter scene with a Hatchimals twist.
This Advent calendar will allow kids to bring Santa's workshop to life in the days leading up to Christmas. The set includes figures and winter-themed decorations behind each of its 24 doors.
Mickey and the gang are all here in this festive calendar that's an Amazon exclusive! Each day you'll be treated to either a figure of your favorite Disney characters or an adorable decoration.
Not only do you get a new Barbie doll with this calendar, but you also get a variety of outfits and accessories to fill her closet!
Chocolate Advent Calendars
If you're a fan of the classics like Mr. Goodbar and Krakel, then this colorful Advent calendar is for you!
Treat yourself to a kiss each day with this sweet Advent calendar from Hershey.
If you're looking for a little variety, you'll find it in this calendar that features M&M's, Snickers, Milky Way, Skittles, Twix and Starburst.
Those looking for a decadent delight each day should seek out this cute choice from Godiva. Each door features gourmet chocolate in various holiday-themed shapes.
This classic Advent calendar with a vintage aesthetic is filled with 24 chocolates in a holiday-themed foil wrapper.
Wine and Liquor Advent Calendars
Toast to the holiday season with this festive box filled with mini tubes of white wine. More of a red wine fan? Check out the "Naughty" box for something more up your alley.
If you're looking for the perfect advent calendar to end the day, this gin-filled option may be the one for you. You can also find calendars filled with rum, whiskey and bourbon if you're not a gin fan.
Tea and Coffee Advent Calendars
From apple cider to candy cane, this set from Davids Tea features tons of holiday-themed teas to enjoy throughout December. The best part? Each door contains two servings of tea, though we wouldn't blame you if you want to keep both for yourself!
Whether you're a fan of herbal, black, green or rooibos tea, there's a little something for everyone in this chic calendar from Palais des Thes.
This compact Advent calendar features 24 sachets of ground or whole bean coffee that will help start your day off on the right track. It's become a fan-favorite on Etsy with over 200 positive reviews.
Classic Advent Calendars
A hands-on way for kids to get into the holiday spirit, this wooden tree from toymaker Melissa & Doug makes keeping track of Santa easy with 24 magnetic ornaments. Be sure to read the Christmas poem on the back!
This beautiful calendar will remind you Christmas is near. Countdown the days by sticking velcro-affixed figures to each day of Advent to create a nativity scene that parents and kids will enjoy.
This wooden box from Primitives by Kathy captures the spirit of the season. The vintage theme allows it to match perfectly with all different kinds of holiday decor. Kids will love the individual compartments with doors big enough to hold candy, small ornaments or toys.
Ramp your Christmas decor up a notch with this Kurt Adler Tree Calendar. The festive tree features a small ornament in each box. By Christmas Day, the completed tree will make it feel like the holiday has officially arrived.
Designed with 24 numbered doors to hide small surprises for each day, the quality wood helps make this calendar last!
Easy to assemble, your family will love putting together this adorable wooden gingerbread house. Each door opens and is small enough for Mom or Dad to hide tiny candy canes or pieces of candy. Personalize the calendar with a child's name to make it extra special.
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