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The 2020 holiday season has welcomed many festive trends to keep our spirits high.
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.
- Food Advent calendars
- Unique Advent calendars
- Beauty Advent calendars
- Pet Advent calendars
- Lego Advent calendars
- Kids toys Advent calendars
- Wine and liquor Advent calendars
- Tea and coffee Advent calendars
- Classic Advent calendars
- Advent calendars and holiday trends seen on TODAY
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
This assortment of gourmet chocolates features delectable bites like raspberry star and dark mint medallion that will make the Christmas countdown indulging.
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.
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.
This classic calendar has more than 800 rave reviews on Amazon, with many reviewers saying the pieces are a great size.
This fold-out calendar by Oh! Nuts features 24 squares of melt-in-your-mouth chocolate.
If you're a fan of the classics like Mr. Goodbar and Krakel, then this colorful Advent calendar is for you!
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!
Treat yourself to a Hershey kiss each day with this sweet calendar.
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
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!
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.
Spice up your holidays with 12 mini hot sauces featuring blends such as Xtra Hot, Chipotle, and Pepper Hot.
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
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!
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.
This one is an absolute must-have for lip product lovers! It contains 24 of the bestselling glosses and lipsticks from the NYX lineup.
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.
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.
From dry shampoo to hand cream, this beauty box is packed with Target's bestselling beauty products. The best part? It's under $20.
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.
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!
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!
This gorgeous Mac makeup Advent calendar features 12 mini bestsellers like Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash, Strobe Cream and more.
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.
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
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.
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.
Treat your pet to some gourmet treats with Molly's Barkey Advent calendar. Did we mention they're apple cinnamon-flavored?
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.
This Lego "Friends" calendar will help you build a winter wonderland filled with candy canes, snowmen and penguins.
The force is strong with this "Star Wars" Advent calendar! This one includes Lego versions of characters like Luke Skywalker and Chewbacca.
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
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.
This speedy Advent calendar features plenty of miniature cars and accessories and a fold-down play mat.
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.
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.
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.
Your child will love to mix and match 25 different #OOTDs on their exclusive L.O.L. Suprise doll, Snow Jamz.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
From British breakfast black tea to ginger peach, his festive 24-count sampler makes for a great gift or a treat for yourself.
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.
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
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!
No need to build a gingerbread house with this adorable Advent calendar featuring 24 interchangeable wooden drawers.
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 year after year.
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
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.
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.
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.