We are all looking forward to the holidays more than ever this year, so why not countdown in style? From collector Harry Potter characters to LEGO bricks, we’ve rounded up the best countdown calendars of the season that will get your kids in the spirit in no time. Keep scrolling and let the excitement begin!

KIDS

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Funko Pop! Harry Potter Advent Calendar

Accio Christmas! The limited-edition Funko Pop! Harry Potter Advent Calendar ($39) comes packed with 24 vinyl characters to add to your growing collection. This unique roundup is perfect for Pop collectors.

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Schleich

This adorable advent from Schleich ($29.99) perfectly coordinates with the company's Horse Club theme. Kids will love unpacking a cut new accessory every day, including a Trakehner mare and foal.

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LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar

The 2020 LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar ($40) is designed for kids seven and up, has 335 pieces and features 24 little gifts for your brick builders including seven minifigures and buildable models like a miniature Beauxbaton carriage.

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LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar

The 2020 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar ($40) also features 24 doors that reveal tiny gifts. The gift set, which is designed for kids six and up, includes 12 buildable models like Anakin’s Podracer, a Republic Cruiser and Darth Vader’s Castle. It also features six minifigures, four droid LEGO figures and fold out playmat.

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My Kindness Advent Calendar

Countdown to Christmas––the kind way. My Kindness Advent Calendar ($56) encourages kiddos to give, rather than receive as they prepare for Christmas. Each kit comes with a reusable calendar, 25 reusable stickers plus 5 customizable stickers that can be used year after year. Stickers include thoughtful ideas like "making cookies for a neighbor" and "give a toy to a child in need."

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Mickey Mouse and Friends Plush Advent Calendar Wall Hanging

Get in the Christmas spirit with this new Disney advent calendar. The plush Mickey Mouse and Friends calendar comes with 25 pockets filled with friends from kiddo's fave Disney movies, like Frozen and Lilo and Stitch. The gorgeous collectible and reusable calendar is adorned with a gold Mickey topper and will quickly become a holiday tradition.

Available at disney.com, $59.95.

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Nintendo Super Mario Advent Calendar

With 17 articulated 2.5” figures and 7 accessories, the Nintendo Super Mario Advent Calendar ($50) will be a hit this holiday. The festive take on the classic game will have you shouting "It's-a-me, Mario!" in no time!

Target's Sock Advent Calendars

Target is ready to countdown to the holidays! The bullseye retailer has released seven sock advent calendars for adults including Mickey, Harry Potter, princesses, Game of Thrones, Lilo & Stitch, Marvel and Star Wars. For $15, your feet will have 15 comfy pairs of socks to celebrate the season.

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Christmas in the Wizarding World Advent Calendar

This year's Christmas in the Wizarding World Advent Calendar ($50) contains 24 gifts you won’t find anywhere else. Expect to find goodies like magic socks, magnets, pins, tattoos, crests, phone stickers, sticky notes and more.

Playmobil Christmas Ball Advent Calendar

This sweet new Playmobil Christmas Ball Advent Calendar ($24) is perfect for preschoolers. It comes with 24 surprises that all add up to a fun magical ball with a royal family! Your littles can expect to unwrap four figures, presents, a decorated tree, and plenty of other accessories in this 93-piece calendar!

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Disney Storybook Collection Advent Calendar

Disney's Storybook Collection Advent Calendar is available on Amazon, but probably not for long! and This cute countdown calendar features 24 of Disney’s “timeless tales” and has a list price of $29.99. You can expect to find mini books of some of your fave stories, like Frozen, Cars, Coco, Pinnochio, Bambi, Beauty and the Beast and The Incredibles.

Cry Babies Magic Tears Ruthy Advent Calendar

For the ultimate unboxing experience, this Cry Babies advent calendar is full of fun. It includes an exclusive Ruthy magic tears character inside as well as Ruthy's pet. Use the included baby bottle to feed water to your Cry Baby Magic Tears doll, squeeze their belly and watch them magically cry real tears before your eyes!

FAMILY

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Sugar Plum's Cookie Making Advent Calendar

We love this idea for a family advent calendar! Each of the 25 days before Christmas surprises you with a specialty ingredient, baking tool or recipe, to create six different kinds of holiday cookies. In true advent calendar tradition, the cookies are a surprise—but we know that hot chocolate lovers, peppermint purists, shortbread snackers and all holiday cookie connoisseurs will be ever-so-satisfied.

Available at Uncommon Goods, $65. 

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Holiday Favorites Advent Calendar Playlist

Music lovers, this one's for you! Scratch off each day to reveal a unique QR code (easily scannable from any smartphone) that will take you to a cover of a holiday classic song. You and the family will be jamming to everything from "Silent Night" to "Feliz Navidad"—a great way to keep the holiday spirit flowing.

Buy yours on Uncommon Goods, $25. 

ADULTS

Kiehl's Skincare Advent Calendar

Featuring one-of-a-kind designs by renowned artist Maite Franchi, this collection includes Kiehl's customer favorite skincare products. Behind each door you'll find cleansers, face masks, facial serums, moisturizers and more!

Buy yours at Kiehl's, $98. 

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12 Days of Pour Over Set Advent Calendar

Copper Cow Coffee's 12 Days of Pour Over Set ($69) is perfect for java lovers. Each one comes with four Black Coffees, one Ginger Coffee, one Lavender Coffee, two Peppermint Coffees, two Churro Coffees, two Pumpkin Spice Coffees, 10 Sweetened Condensed Milk Creamers and two Coconut Creamers.

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24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar

Savor 24 unique blends of soothing, finely-sourced tea every day of the season. It's the perfect gift for that cozy-seeker. 

Available at Uncommon Goods, $32. 

Friends: The Official Advent Calendar: The One With the Surprises

All we want for Christmas is a Friends reunion. Even though there isn’t a chance of that happening anytime soon, we can still celebrate the holidays with our favorite television show. Now you can countdown the days to Christmas with Friends: The Official Advent Calendar: The One With the Surprises.

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Godiva Christmas Chocolate Advent Calendar

Christmas never tasted so good. Godiva's Christmas Chocolate Advent Calendar is chock full of 25 decadent chocolates that come with Gold Ballotin Boxes, Dark Caramel Embrace, Milk Chocolate Snowman, White Ganache Bliss and Dark Mint Medallion.

Dig into your own advent by shopping your local Godiva boutique or Godiva.com, $39.95

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ALDI Cheese Advent Calendar

ALDI's coveted Cheese Advent Calendar is returning this year! Made specifically to pair with the ALDI Wine Advent, the savory calendar comes with 24 snack-sized European cheeses. Make sure you head to your local ALDI come Nov. 4 when the calendar is released alongside the beer and wine version because it WILL sell out.

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Vinebox 12 Nights of Wine

Vinebox 12 Nights “Home for the Holidays" advent ($129) is back!  Each calendar comes with 12 choice wines that are a perfect pairing for the chilly days, that include eight reds and four whites. You can pre-order both beginning Sept. 28 on getvinebox.com.

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ALDI Beer Advent Calendar

ALDI's limited edition Beer Advent Calendar is a must for ale lovers. Last year's 24-pack came with individual 11.2 oz bottles and is made up of seven exclusive varieties, two ALDI finds and six core range selections. 

PETS

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Aldi's Pure Being Premium Dog & Cat Advent Calendars

Don't forget your fur babies! Aldi's Pure Being Premium dog and cat calendars are made with all-natural grain free ingredients and are even oven baked.

––Karly Wood

 

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