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62 best Christmas Advent calendars of 2020 - TODAY

From Lego to chocolates, shop Advent calendars for adults and kids.
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The 2020 holiday season has welcomed many festive trends to keep our spirits high.

Those eager to spread cheer and joy are cozying up in matching family pajamas, hunkering down with puzzles and picking up the best holiday shopping deals.

The most popular one might be the beloved Advent calendar. 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.

These wonderful pieces of the holiday season will surely escalate the excitement as Santa heads near! From Lego Advent calendars to some fun options featured on TODAY, shop the best Advent calendars of 2020 below.

Don’t forget to check out Shop TODAY’s 2020 Gift Guide to find the perfect present for everyone on your list!

Food Advent calendars

1. Godiva 2020 Holiday Luxury Chocolate Advent Calendar

This assortment of gourmet chocolates features delectable bites like raspberry star and dark mint medallion that will make the Christmas countdown indulging.

2. Reese's Lovers Advent Calendar

If chocolate and peanut butter is one of your favorite combinations, you'll love this calendar stuffed with Reese's Cups and Reese's Pieces. Even better? It's a pack of three, so you can send some to a family member, or keep it around for some extra sweets.

3. Star Wars The Mandalorian 2020 Christmas Advent Calendar

If the "Star Wars" lover on your list is also a chocolate lover, they'll love this cute Advent calendar filled with 24 pieces of chocolate and baby Yoda on the front.

4. Madelaine Chocolate Advent Calendar

This classic calendar has more than 800 rave reviews on Amazon, with many reviewers saying the pieces are a great size.

5. Oh! Nuts Chocolate Advent Calendar

This fold-out calendar by Oh! Nuts features 24 squares of melt-in-your-mouth chocolate.

6. Hershey Miniatures Advent Calendar

If you're a fan of the classics like Mr. Goodbar and Krakel, then this colorful Advent calendar is for you!

7. Williams Sonoma Popcorn Advent Calendar

This adorable Williams Sonoma Advent calendar features popcorn from Wabash Family Farms, a second-generation business located in Indiana. It even includes a plastic needle and thread to make your own popcorn garland!

8. Hershey's Kisses Advent Calendar

Treat yourself to a Hershey kiss each day with this sweet calendar.

9. Vecchio Pastificio Di Gragnano 12 Days Of Pasta

Count down the 12 days until Christmas — and make dinner while you're at it! This non-traditional Advent calendar features a dozen different artisanal pastas that you can enjoy during the month of December and beyond.

Unique Advent calendars

1. Joypea Charm Bracelet Advent Calendar

This Advent calendar comes with a bracelet you can fill with charms in the days leading up to Christmas. It's perfect for the fashion lover!

2. Bonne Maman Preserves and Honey Advent Calendar

If you're looking for something truly unique, you'll love starting your days with this calendar filled with 24 different fruit spreads and honey from Bonne Maman.

3. Twelve Days of Hot Sauce

Spice up your holidays with 12 mini hot sauces featuring blends such as Xtra Hot, Chipotle, and Pepper Hot.

4. 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.

Beauty Advent calendars

1. Ulta 12 Days of Beauty

If you're looking for a beauty calendar that won't break the bank, Ulta's offering looks like a good option. This rose-gold colored garland features everything from eye shadow to highlighter, making it a great gift option even after the holidays are over!

2. OPI Nail Lacquer Mini 25 Pack Advent Calendar

This chic calendar from OPI is perfect for anyone looking for a little glam this holiday season. The set contains 25 mini nail polishes in festive colors.

3. NYX Diamonds & Ice, Please! Holiday Countdown Advent Calendar

This one is an absolute must-have for lip product lovers! It contains 24 of the bestselling glosses and lipsticks from the NYX lineup.

4. Kiehl's Skin Care Advent Calendar

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.

5. L'Occitane Advent Calendar

This one is a seriously good bang for your buck. For $74, you get 24 of luxury brand L'Occitane's most popular products, including hand cream, shower gel and perfume.

6. Target Best of Beauty Advent Calendar

From dry shampoo to hand cream, this beauty box is packed with Target's bestselling beauty products. The best part? It's under $20.

7. Origins Beauty 12 Magical Days of Origins

This 12-day calendar curated by bestselling brand Origins comes in a festive box and includes its No. 1 Frothy Face Wash and anti-aging serum.

8. e.l.f. Cosmetics 12 Day Advent Calendar

This cosmetic calendar from e.l.f. contains 12 of their top-selling products. It's a great way to try out new makeup products without breaking the bank!

9. Morraccanoil Advent Calendar

Morraccanoil gathered seven of its bestselling oils to create this stunning gift set. You'll love opening this box to discover a new item each day!

10. Mac Boom Boom Wow Advent Calendar

This gorgeous Mac makeup Advent calendar features 12 mini bestsellers like Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash, Strobe Cream and more.

11. Bareminerals 24 Days of Clean Beauty Advent Calendar

Try out new products and trusty fan-favorites alike with this Bareminerals Advent Calendar. This 24-piece set is valued at $250, but you can grab yours today for only $99.

12. Clarins Winter Wonders Advent Calendar

This set features 12 of Clarin's luxurious skin care and makeup products. Grab this limited-edition Advent calendar before it's gone!

Pet Advent calendars

1. Fancy Feast Advent Calendar

Fancy Feast's Advent calendar is the purrfect way to celebrate the holidays with your feline friend. It includes an assortment of popular recipes they'll enjoy munching on throughout December.

2. Holiday Tails Season's Treatings Advent Calendar

Count down to Christmas with treats for man's best friend. Each day includes a different activity and a gingerbread-flavored snack your pup is sure to drool over.

3. Molly's Barkery Holiday Advent Calendar for Dogs

Treat your pet to some gourmet treats with Molly's Barkey Advent calendar. Did we mention they're apple cinnamon-flavored?

Lego Advent calendars

1. Lego "Harry Potter" Advent Calendar

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.

2. Lego "Friends" Advent Calendar

This Lego "Friends" calendar will help you build a winter wonderland filled with candy canes, snowmen and penguins.

3. Lego "Star Wars" Advent Calendar

The force is strong with this "Star Wars" Advent calendar! This one includes Lego versions of characters like Luke Skywalker and Chewbacca.

4. Lego City Advent Calendar

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.

Kids toys Advent calendars

1. Disney Pixar Cars Advent Calendar

This "Cars"-themed calendar includes five mini characters from the hit movie and a racetrack playset that can be played with long after the holidays are over.

2. Hot Wheels Surprise Advent Calendar

This speedy Advent calendar features plenty of miniature cars and accessories and a fold-down play mat.

3. 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.

4. Joyin Christmas 24 Days Countdown Advent Calendar with a Tabletop Wooden Christmas Tree

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.

5. Mickey and Minnie Mouse Plush Advent Calendar

An adorable gingerbread mouse helps count down the days until Christmas in this special Mickey and Minnie Mouse-themed Advent calendar. It's easy to hang and even easier to use.

6. L.O.L. Surprise Winter Disco 25+ Surprises

Your child will love to mix and match 25 different #OOTDs on their exclusive L.O.L. Suprise doll, Snow Jamz.

7. Elover Slime Advent Calendar

Nothing helps usher in the Christmas season quite like holiday-themed slime. This calendar features 24 different slime combinations that will keep them busy year-round.

8. Atdawn Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar

Countdown to Christmas by unwrapping a new silicone squishy toy each day. This calendar also includes a Christmas scene for the little ones to color as the days go by.

9. 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.

10. Hot Wheels Advent Calendar

This Advent calendar from Hot Wheels features eight vehicles and 16 different accessories to keep your child busy throughout the holiday season. It even includes a bonus foldout playmat!

11. Funko Advent Calendar: Fortnite

Help the kid in your life collect all of their favorite Fortnite characters with this highly-coveted Advent Calendar from Funko.

Wine and liquor Advent calendars

1. Sparkling Wine Countdown to the New Year

Countdown to the New Year with a new sparkling wine every day for only $24.99. Although this product isn't available just yet, keep your eye out for its release on Dec. 2.

2. 12 Days of Holiday Toasts

The Wall Street Journal's 24-day wine advent calendar sells out quickly every year, but you can still get the mini version. It features 12 quarter-bottles filled with wine from all over the world. Even better? It ships for free.

3. Alcohol Advent Calendar

This customizable alcohol Advent calendar allows you to fill up the box with whatever booze you like. The durable design makes it easy to fill and reuse year after year.

4. Jack Daniels Holiday Countdown Calendar

Christmas will be here in no time with this Jack Daniels Advent calendar that features 20 50ml bottles of assorted whiskey and four shot glasses.

Tea and coffee Advent calendars

1. Davids Tea 24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar

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!

2. Pukka Herbs Tea Holiday Advent Calendar

Awaken your taste buds every day of December with 24 different teas from Pukka Herbs. All of the ingredients are gluten-free, organic and vegan.

3. The Republic of Tea Countdown to Christmas 24-count Tea Sampler

From British breakfast black tea to ginger peach, his festive 24-count sampler makes for a great gift or a treat for yourself.

4. Coffee 24 Christmas Countdown Selection

This compact Advent calendar features 24 sachets of ground coffee that will help start your day off on the right track. It's become a fan-favorite on Etsy with five stars and more than 7,500 sets sold.

5. K-Cup Christmas Calendar

Start your 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.

Classic Advent calendars

1. 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!

2. Wooden Gingerbread House Advent Calendar

No need to build a gingerbread house with this adorable Advent calendar featuring 24 interchangeable wooden drawers.

3. Vermont Christmas Company Nativity Fabric Advent Calendar

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.

4. Primitives by Kathy Vintage Santa Wooden Advent Calendar

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.

5. 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.

6. Byers' Choice Christmas House Advent Calendar

Designed with 24 numbered doors to hide small surprises for each day, the quality wood helps make this calendar last year after year.

7. Standing House Advent Calendar

This calendar is sure to bring cheer to any home. The house-shaped design and wooden structure make this product easy to re-use each year. You can't go wrong with a classic.

Advent calendars and holiday trends seen on TODAY

1. Meri Meri Ballerina Charm Advent Calendar

A twist on the classic ballerina music box, this calendar opens up to a ballerina and numbered trays, with each day revealing an acrylic charm to add to the included gold-tone bracelet.

2. Sugarfina 8 Nights of Light Hannukah Candy Tasting Collection

In addition to lighting a candle for eight nights, celebrate Hannukah with this tasting collection. Each night, open a drawer to reveal four Kosher candies, from sugar cookies and robin's egg caramels to dark chocolate sea salt caramels and chocolate mints.

3. Vintage Wine Estates 12 Day Holiday Advent Calendar

Wine connoisseurs can indulge with this calendar of 12 bottles from vintage wine estates, from a Delectus Winery Merlot to a Cosentino Winery Cabernet Sauvignon.

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