Waiting for the magic of Christmas morning to rip into a pile of presents can be agonizing, but thankfully, advent calendars can help make the holiday countdown more fun. While you can easily snag an advent calendar with tasty chocolate treats to pass the time, these days you have a lot more options from which to choose. We scoured the internet to find a variety of unique and interesting advent calendars that not only make for great gifts, but also give you plenty of bang for your buck.
Advent Calendar Gift Ideas for Every Personality
1. Ulta’s 12 Days of Beauty for Those Who Need a Glow Up
Sale Price: $12.99 | Reg. Price: $20
Hang this garland of adorable boxes as festive decor, and reveal a mini Ulta makeup product for 12 consecutive days. This is a wonderful advent for tweens, teens and anyone who needs a little pampering this year.
You can also find these beauty advent calendars for under $25:
- Ardell’s 12 Days Of Wispies Advent Calendar — Sale Price: $23.99 | Reg. Price: $39.99
- Freeman 12 Days of Sunset Glow Kit Face Mask Palette — Sale Price: $10 | Reg. Price: $20
2. Treat Your Toddler or Young Kid with the PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendar
Reg. Price: $24.95
With 89 pieces for less than $25, the PLAYMOBIL Christmas Toy Store Advent Calendar is a great value. Similarly, check out the PLAYMOBIL Pirate Advent and PLAYMOBIL Farm Advent if you’re looking for options that are not specifically holiday themed. Just note that the farm advent set is priced slightly higher than the others.
3. LEGO Advent Calendars for Builders Young and Old
Sale Price: $19.97 | Reg. Price: $29.99
Walmart currently has the best prices on LEGO advent calendars, but act fast! We think these are going to sell out quickly. The LEGO Harry Potter advent, for instance, is on sale for $23.99 at Walmart.
4. Refresh the Sock Collection of Your Favorite Feet
Reg. Price: $15
Target has several different sock advent calendars for kids and adults alike. All come with 15 pairs of socks for $15 or less. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Men’s Star Wars 15 Days of Socks
- Women’s Woodland Critters 15 Days of Socks
- Girls’ JoJo Siwa 15 Days of Socks
- Boys’ Minecraft 15 Days of Socks
5. Friends Fanatics Rejoice: The Official Friends Advent Calendar
Reg. Price: $23.78
We all need a little Joey and Phoebe in our life this year. The The Friends: The Official Advent Calendar: The One With the Surprises allows you to relive your favorite holiday quotes and Friends moments as you countdown to Christmas.
6. DIY to a Happy New Year with Advent Calendars for Kid Crafters
Sale Price: $17.99 | Reg. Price: $19.99
Deck the halls with easy to make DIYs in the Kid Made Modern DIY Advent Calendar for less than $20 at Kohl’s. The box does not give an age range, but one reviewer on Kohl’s website said, “My kids 8 through 16 enjoyed putting the different crafts together. A little messy as crafts should be.”
The Hasbro Play-Doh Doh Vinci Advent Calendar will also inspire creativity for young hands.
7. Don’t Forget Your Furry Friends
Reg. Price: $16.99
Treat your pets this holiday season with goodies from PetSmart’s festive advent calendars. Choose from the Merry & Bright Holiday 25-Day Advent Calendar for Cats or the Merry & Bright Holiday Deck The Howls with Cookies Advent Calendar Dog Treat for $16.99 each.
8. Indulge Your Inner Nerd with DC Comic Collectible Coins
Sale Price: $24.99 | Reg. Price: $69.99
This is one advent calendar you may cherish for many years to come. The DC Comics JLA Limited Edition Collectible Coin Advent Calendar is full of 24 officially licensed DC Comics character coins. Only 2,000 sets have been made this year, and you will not find a better deal.
9. Expand Your Tea Lover’s Taste Buds
Reg. Price: $14.99
Being a tea lover myself, I am all too aware that I get into tea funks. The Pukka Herbs Tea Holiday Advent Calendar makes trying new flavors easy, without the commitment of buying a whole canister of something you may not like.
10. Bring a Little Festiveness to Your Morning Joe
Reg. Price: $24.95
For coffee lovers, this K-Cup advent comes in a cute Christmas tree holder, making it festive enough to display on the counter. And while it’s not specifically an advent calendar, the Coffee Masters Around the World in Twelve Coffees also makes a good gift for java lovers at just under $14.
11. Spice Up Your Relationship with a Couples Advent Calendar
Reg. Price: $13.99
Finally, if Netflix and chill nights with your significant other are getting a little bland, try the Tingletouch Advent Calendar for Couples – Daring December for less than $14.
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