FYI: We're officially weeks away from Christmas! Those eager to spread cheer and joy during the holiday season are stocking up on matching family pajamas and planning on hunkering down with puzzles, board games and piping mugs of hot cocoa and mulled wine.
Recently, though, one of the most popular ways to escalate the excitement as Santa heads near is the beloved Advent calendar. 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 option.
For more holiday countdown excitement, Shop TODAY editorial director Adrianna Brach recently stopped by TODAY with Hoda & Jenna to share some of her favorite Advent calendars for anyone on your list.
From intricate beauty Advent calendars to options filled with crafts, toys, mini jams and more, shop the best Advent calendars of 2022 below.
- Advent calendars as seen on TODAY
- Bestselling Advent calendars
- Unique Advent calendars
- Candy, sweets and chocolate Advent calendars
- Beauty Advent calendars
- Kids Advent calendars
- Advent calendars for dogs and cats
- Tea and coffee Advent calendars
- Wine and beer Advent calendars
- Classic Advent calendars
Advent calendars as seen on TODAY
In Good Taste Wine Calendar
Do you like to unwind after a stressful day with a little wine? If so, Brach says you'll enjoy "24 days of tastings" during the holidays with this wine calendar. From Sauvignon Blanc to Pinot Noir, the brand says the mini bottles are sourced from all over, including Sicily and California.
Bonne Maman 2022 Limited Edition Advent Calendar
Brach loves this bestselling option from Bonne Maman, which features mini jams and honey, to change up your morning routine and enjoy with your coffee or tea. P.S. While it's sold out at most retailers, you can still schedule pickup at select World Market locations.
Olive & June Christmas Advent Calendar
Brach says you can have yourself a "mani little Christmas" by creating a salon-worthy manicure right at home and just in time for Christmas Day. From nail tools to nourish your cuticles to popular polishes, each little door has a mani surprise — all for the price of a salon visit.
Arteza 12-Day Art Advent Calendar Diane Hill Collaboration
If you're looking to get cozy and crafty, Brach says this artsy calendar is the perfect activity to do with your loved ones. According to the brand, the 12-day countdown activity features a wide range of projects for all levels, from wood to paper.
Sugarfina 24 Tastes of Christmas Advent Calendar
If you're looking to branch out from your usual chocolate Advent calendar, Brach says this Sugarfina option will satisfy your sweet tooth. The gingerbread-themed house contains 24 sweet treat surprises, from sea salt caramels to strawberry heart gummies.
L'Occitane Classic Advent Calendar
This pick will keep your skin moisturized and happy all season long, says Brach, and she also mentions that men will enjoy this too. It features many of the brand's bestselling products, from hand creams to cleansing lotions. Brach suggests to use them as stocking stuffers, or keep them for yourself!
Hiwild Jewelry Advent Calendar
Every day of this calendar features a new pendant to build adorable bracelets, from holiday candy canes to butterfly charms. Many Amazon reviewers said their children loved the surprise of building their own bracelet and wearing the finished product on Christmas day.
Bestselling Advent calendars
Godiva Holiday Luxury Chocolate Advent Calendar
This assortment of gourmet chocolates from Godiva features delectable bites like raspberry star and dark mint medallion that will make the Christmas countdown indulging.
12 Days of ChapStick Holiday Advent Calendar
Nobody wants chapped lips when they're mingling under the mistletoe. Fortunately ChapStick's got any lovebird covered with their budget-friendly Advent calendar with a dozen seasonal and classic formulas like sugar cookie, clover honey and passion fruit.
DreamBone Furry Christmas Advent Calendar
Meat and vegetable treats, oh my! Your furry friend will think every day is a holiday with the treats included within this Advent calendar from DreamBone.
D-FantiX Burlap Hanging Advent Calendar
Designed like the garland on a Christmas tree, this Advent calendar is the perfect addition to your holiday decorations. With 24 small burlap sacks to fill with treats, the calendar is completely reusable.
Sesame Street Advent Calendar Storybook Collection
What better way to count down to the holidays then by introducing your little one to some classic Sesame Street characters? All 24 books are individually wrapped in a paper sleeve to keep every story leading up to Christmas a surprise!
Unique Advent calendars
Mondo Llama 12 Days of Crafting Kit
'Tis the season to be...crafty? Kids of all ages will have a blast making one-of-a-kind festive decor and ornaments thanks to this 12-day Target Advent calendar. Several reviewers shared that they had a blast making crafts with their youngsters and grandchildren.
Shimmy: A Workout Advent Calendar
You may want to wait until January to start your New Year's resolutions, but this app can help you ease your way into it. This fitness-driven Advent calendar app delivers fun-sized, trainer-led seven-minute workouts every day in December leading up to Christmas.
Mystery Tackle Box 12 Days of Fishmas Advent Calendar
"I thought last year's box was good, but this year's is even better!" one Walmart shopper recently said about Mystery Tackle Box's fishing-themed Advent calendar. Perfect for the token angler in your life, it's jam-packed with lures, tackle and other fun surprises.
Twist Stationary Countdown to Christmas Movie Marathon Advent
For the movie buff who can never stop quoting "Home Alone" or "The Grinch," gift them this movie countdown chock full of trivia that might have them stumped. Reviewers love them because they're "beautifully made" and arrive quickly as well.
Rifle Paper Co. Advent Calendar
If you're not a big fan of putting up a tree each year, opt for this unique Advent calendar pick from Rifle Paper Co. It features 25 doors that open to reveal surprise illustrations, and is stamped in metallic gold foil to add an extra pop of color to your home.
Amigurumi Advent Calendar
With a new pattern each day for 25 days, the crafter in your life will love creating three-inch creatures each day. With "very clear directions," Etsy shoppers noted they gifted this e-calendar to their children who found it simple to follow.
National Geographic Rock Collection Advent Calendar
For the child who is always asking for souvenir rocks at museum gift shops, gift them with this Advent calendar that includes 24 days worth of rocks, from gemstones to fossils and minerals.
12 Days of Crystal Magic Self-Care Advent Calendar
If they're the sort to incorporate regular crystal healing sessions and manifesting into their daily lives, they'll love this inspirational Advent calendar that features a dozen quartz and store and tools to incorporate more self-care into their lives.
Voluspa 12 Day Calendar Advent Calendar
A candle a day keeps calm at bay with this 12-day candle Advent calendar from Voluspa. These mini candles burn for about 25 hours each, meaning you will have good smelling atmospheres well past the holiday season.
Alo Yoga Advent Calendar
Unwind with this Alo Yoga Advent calendar, complete with 24 wellness gifts to unbox each day leading up to the holidays. Gifts include self-care products, accessories and a one-year subscription to Alo Moves (the brand's fitness streaming site), with videos to guide users in yoga, meditation and other wellness exercises and practices.
Candy, sweets and chocolate Advent calendars
Whittard Chelsea 1886 The Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar for Two
Winter often means warming up by the fire or underneath the biggest blanket can find, but you can make the experience more enjoyable with a piping mug of cocoa. This compilation of a dozen hot chocolate varieties over 24 days is one many shoppers haven't resisted — how could you with flavors like cookies and cream, crème brûlée and sticky toffee pudding?
Williams Sonoma Dolly Parton Advent Calendar
If someone in your life lives by the motto "What Would Dolly Do?" gift them this Dolly Parton-themed Advent calendar. Filled with candies galore, this country-inspired calendar will have them wishing they were celebrating in Dollywood rather than at their 9-5.
La Maison du Chocolat Paris Holiday Gift Extravaganza Advent Calendar
Crafted by esteemed chocolatier Nicolas Cloiseau, this collection of 24 sweets are individually wrapped like little presents for your senses. Beyond delivering captivating flavors inside milk and dark chocolate shells, it also serves plenty of festive aesthetic thanks to its gorgeous packaging.
Altar'd State Holly Dolly Chocolate Advent Calendar
Have a Holly Dolly Christmas thanks to this sweet 24-day countdown from Altar'd State. With western- and winter-shaped chocolates, they'll be wishing they didn't have to work a 9-5 so they can snack on chocolates all day.
Compartés Gourmet Chocolate Advent Calendar
For the foodie who loves the finer things in life, gift them with this gourmet calendar set, complete with 24 days of delectable delights to help them celebrate the holiday season.
Cheryl's Cookies 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar Gift Box
Sugar cookies scream holiday baking, so why not celebrate the season with a 12-day cookie countdown? From frosted cookies to cranberry orange, cinnamon roll and candy cane flavored options, there's bound to be a cookie for every appetite in this Advent calendar.
Williams Sonoma 24 Days of Baking Cookies
Whether your family is whipping up dozens of colorful sugar cookies or jam-filled linzer tarts during the holiday, this Advent calendar is hiding all the essentials you'll need for optimal holiday baking success.
Beauty Advent calendars
The Ritual of Advent 3D Advent Calendar
Come for the beautiful 3D design and magical twinkle lights, stay for the wide variety of luxurious skin care and home offerings (think candles, shower gels, body oils and more) featured in Rituals's annual Advent calendar. Bonus for anyone living in a smaller home: It could also serve as a beautiful piece of holiday decor!
Babor More to Give Advent Calendar 2022 Set
Colder weather typically leads to dry, dull skin, but not this season! This curated Advent calendar features an array of high-performing active ingredient concentrates that aid in lifting, firming, rejuvenating and other aging concerns, according to the brand.
Kids Advent calendars
Elmer's 10 Days of Gue Advent Calendar
Sometimes the holidays can get a little messy, so Santa will give them a pass if they have a little too much fun with this slimy Advent calendar from Elmer's. Given perfect ratings for value and quality from Target shoppers, each day features some pre-made slime with unique mix-ins to give their "gue" extra texture and an overall fun twist.
Funko Pop! Disney Advent Calendar
Disney lovers can't get enough of Mickey Mouse, Pluto and the rest of their friends, so this swell Funko Advent calendar — featuring two dozen Pocket Pops! decked out for the holidays — will surely bring about tons of good cheer.
American Girl Pop-up Advent Calendar
For the child in your life who loves dressing their doll to match the occasion, gift them with this American Girl-themed Advent calendar that comes with a holiday tree and flaps that open to unveil ornaments to decorate it with, featuring many of their favorite characters.
Play-Doh Advent Calendar
Perfect for kids ages 3 and up, this Play-Doh Advent calendar is a great option for expanding their developmental skills and blossoming imaginations.
"We both get so excited to see what new stamp or Play-Doh will be behind the door," one Target shopper said about how much joy this has brought their child. "He is entertained for sooo long creating different things, which is a bonus for me!"
Atdawn Dinosaurs Advent Calendar
Have a dinosaur lover on your hands? This Advent calendar includes 24 adorable prehistoric friends and a surprise squishy dinosaur on the final day of the countdown.
Lego "Harry Potter" Advent Calendar
This "Harry Potter"–themed calendar is sure to be a hit with wizards, muggles and Lego lovers alike! This set comes with mini figures of popular characters like Harry, Moaning Myrtle and Neville Longbottom, as well as several accessories and decorations.
Marvel: The Official Advent Calendar
While it's not filled with traditional toys, this action-packed calendar has more than 30 surprises that range from greeting cards, paper ornaments, buttons and booklets to help you celebrate all your favorite Marvel moments.
Melissa & Doug Countdown to Christmas
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!
5 Surprise Mini Brands Advent Calendar
MIni Brands are all the rage for collectors everywhere. With 24 days to see if they can score the mini products they don't already have, this calendar has quickly earned its title as Amazon's Choice.
Buildable Train Station Advent Calendar
Your little tot who is obsessed with trains will go head over heels — or wheels — with this Advent calendar. With a new piece to add each day to a paper scene, from train tracks to characters and signs, they will be able to play with and marvel in their new playlet by the time the holiday comes.
Barbie Color Reveal Advent Calendar
With 25 days to build up to the perfect doll to accessorize and play with, the Barbie fan in your life will have fun mixing and matching shoes, a winter hat and scarf to cool skirts and shirts to customize the doll to their liking.
Playmobil Santa's Workshop Advent Calendar
Kids can bring Santa's workshop to life in the days leading up to Christmas with this fun Advent calendar for kids. The set includes figures and winter-themed decorations behind each of its 24 doors.
L.O.L. Surprise #OOTD Advent Calendar
Your child will love to mix and match 25 different #OOTDs on their exclusive L.O.L. Surprise doll.
Lego Friends Advent Calendar
This Lego Friends calendar will help you build a winter wonderland filled with reindeer, snowmen and holiday-related festivities.
Joyin Christmas 24 Days Countdown Advent Calendar
This interactive Advent calendar will keep your kids busy the whole month of December. It features a wooden tree, a tree topper and a fun assortment of Christmas tree ornaments.
Funko Advent Calendar: "The Office"
Fans of "The Office" will adore this sweet Funko Advent calendar filled with limited-edition figures from the iconic comedies series. The characters are placed randomly, so you’ll never know who to expect.
Advent calendars for dogs and cats
Fancy Feast Advent Calendar for Cats
While your feline friend deserves the best year-round, gift them with some extra special treats this holiday season thanks to this Fancy Feast Advent Calendar, complete with both wet and dry food options, offering everything from savory to gourmet flavors.
RoR Crafts Personalized Cat Christmas Calendar
Not only can you personalize this Advent calendar to display your pet's name, but it also serves as an extra holiday decor piece. With both cat and dog shapes to choose from, your pet will feel included in the holiday festivities with this calendar.
Wondershop Dog Toy Holiday Advent Calendar
Show your pup how much you appreciate them with this 12-day Advent calendar from Target. Whether they like to tug, fetch or cuddle, this collection of holiday-themed toys has you covered. P.S. They also make a version for cats!
Wufers Advent Cookie Calendar
Share the joy of opening up an Advent calendar every day in December with your furry best friend. Each of the treats are hand-decorated and made with locally sourced, human-grade ingredients.
Tea and coffee Advent calendars
Women Philosophers Tea Advent Calendar
Elevate your favorite tea lover's morning routine with a little extra thoughtfulness. This Etsy's Pick Advent calendar features a variety of teas from Maryland's Eastern Shore Tea Company alongside a different inspiring quote from female philosophers across history.
"I have many friends who are tea drinkers, well-educated, and too busy/too far away to meet for a cup of tea," one reviewer said. "This is a perfect gift -- a reason to slow-down for a mug of tea at least once a day during the busy holiday season (and possibly learn something too)."
K-Cup Christmas Calendar
Let the coffee nerd in your circle start their day off right with this 12-count single-serving K-Cup Advent calendar. It features delicious holiday flavors like gingerbread cookie, candy cane, spiced egg nog and more.
Palais des Thés 24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar
24 days of tea to unveil will have the user feeling oh-so zen, specially when it comes in packaging that also feels calming. With flavors ranging from cranberry to elderberry, black tea to Scandinavian tea, the tea connoisseur in your life will be satisfied.
Yawn Brew Coffee Advent Calendar
With this 24-day Advent calendar from Etsy, you'll be doing just the opposite of yawning. Options to gift French press coffees, ground coffee or beans, you can't go wrong with this coffee calendar. P.S. They also make tea and hot chocolate Advent calendars, too!
12 Mornings of Coffee Advent Calendar
Count down to the holidays with expertly-curated cups of joe! Displayed as a stack of 12 books, this gift box features several different flavors of coffee, including some with notes of spicy gingerbread, roasted chestnut, figgy pudding and more. Reviewers who have gifted this calendar noted that their recipients "love the variety and taste and look forward to trying a new blend each day."
Wine and beer Advent calendars
Studio 29 Eleven Design Mini Wine Advent Calendar
With 25 days to count down to Christmas, stock this Advent calendar with wine coolers of your choice. (FYI: They're not included with purchase!) However, this means you can earn the title of #1 gift giver, but we have to warn you — this one might be hard to top.
Give Them Beer Advent Calendar
With a dozen different beers from breweries across the nation, from ales to stouts and IPAs, they won't go bored experimenting with new flavors!
Maker 12 Days of Canned Wine Advent Calendar
Featuring whites, reds, rosés and sparkling wine varieties, there has never been a better way to get into the holiday spirit than with some spirited canned sips! There's no need to gift wrap this Advent calendar, as it comes in a colorful box.
Classic Advent calendars
Wondershop Snowman Advent Calendar
Decked out in his frightful weather best, this snowman serves as an adorable reminder that Christmas is coming! His belly features 25 small pockets and a candy cane that doubles as a counter.
Hans Village Light-Up Advent Calendar
Resembling a quaint ski village, this wooden calendar from Anthropologie can be filled with their favorite candies, random knick-knacks and everything in between leading up to Christmas Eve.
HearthSong Wooden Gingerbread Advent House
A gingerbread house has its charms, but we guarantee the one you're making from scratch can't be filled with daily goodies. This version from HearthSong has 24 drawers for all kinds of treats and trinkets, plus it'll last you longer than the edible version.
L.L. Bean Woodland Advent Calendar
Older generations have plenty of raves about this "quintessential" L.L. Bean Advent calendar stacked with tiny hiding spots for candy, personal notes and plenty more.
"It is a holiday decoration that would enhance every type of home, because it is tasteful, beautifully decorated, and each and every drawer works perfectly," one verified shopper perfectly summarized.
Kurt Adler Christmas Tree Advent Calendar
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.
Don’t forget to check out Shop TODAY’s other gift guides to find the perfect present for every Christmas lover on your list including personalized stockings, tree toppers, custom ornaments, affordable stocking stuffers, Secret Santa gifts and more.