13 reusable advent calendars that make instant family heirlooms

Make the countdown to Christmas part of an annual tradition.

13 reusable advent calendars that make instant family heirlooms

Do you feel it?

That little spark ✨ in the air that only comes around this time of year is starting to buzz and pop around us. There's nothing quite like the joy and excitement that comes with counting down to the holidays—especially with your kids who think last Christmas was forever ago.

And what better way to count down to Christmas than with an advent calendar?

We've rounded up our favorites advent calendars that will spark joy for the entire family for years to come.

Gathre Minimalist Advent Calendar

We love this simple design that lets the decor around and gifts within it shine.


Pottery Barn Kids Merry & Bright Advent Calendar

Colorful pom-poms make everything more festive! This personalized calendar is perfect for your little one's room–if they can resist peeking at the days ahead, of course.


west elm x pbk Felt Santa Advent Calendar

Wake up every morning and move Santa's cookie one pocket closer to Christmas morning! The felted wool piece is simple enough for even the littlest hands to use yet beautiful enough to become an instant family heirloom.


Concordville Zinc Advent Calendar

With its antique aesthetic and timeless metal construction, you could easily tell anyone who asks that this one's been in the family for 100 years.


Annie Howe Tannenbaum Light Up Calendar

She's a beaut, Clark. This spectacular plywood piece is designed by Baltimore-based paper cut master, Annie Howe.


Rifle Paper Co. Night Before Christmas Advent Calendar

The excitement comes in the anticipation and this advent calendar from Rifle Paper Co. captures that perfectly—without the need for any extra "stuff" or candies. Similar to your child's favorite fold-a-flap book, this advent calendar has a special illustration hiding behind each day's flap. It's the perfect conversation starter for talking to your kids about what they're most excited about this holiday season, or for sharing your own holiday memories with them.


Clever Creations Traditional Wooden Christmas Advent Calendar

This beautiful calendar is a showpiece. It lights up to create a cozy and festive scene.


Acts of Kindness Reusable Calendar

kindness advent calendar

The holidays are all about giving—and that doesn't stop with just material items. We can give in the form of kindness every single day, and this calendar helps us do just that. Each day, this calendar suggests a different kind deed you and your family can do for others: Donate clothes, send cards to the armed forces, call a relative and so much more.


​Pottery Barn Light-up Glitter Houses Advent Calendar

light up advent calendar

If you dream of Christmas in the Alps (festooned in glitter), look no further than Pottery Barn's glitter house calendar. The battery-operated lights will make this an instantly festive part of your holiday decor. Plus, each little house can hide a treat to help hold them over until Christmas morning.


Coral & Tusk tree trimmers advent calendar

For a whimsical and sweet Christmas countdown, Coral & Tusk's embroidered advent calendar is perfect. Place a tiny treat in each of the 12 pockets and get lost in forestland daydreams of snow-covered winter scenes.


Kraft paper house calendar

kraft house calendar

The possibilities are endless with these adorable houses made of kraft paper. They look adorable on a mantle, on the tree, on the dinner table—anything goes!


Melissa & Doug Countdown to Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar

Melissa & Doug Countdown to Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar

Little ones will love adding an ornament each day as they countdown to Christmas! The colorful wooden pieces attach to the tree with hidden magnets and can be stored in the tray as they await being hung.


Wondershop Santa Face Hanging Advent Calendar


Slide the candy cane along Santa's beard and get ready for the big day!


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