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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.

Now, we fully recognize that this holiday season is going to be, well, weird. #2020. But that doesn't mean that we can't give ourselves permission to get excited about it. In fact, we think it gives us all the more reason to get excited!

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, despite the weirdness that is 2020:


New mama calendar

new mama calendar

Do you have a soon-to-be mama in your life? Help her get excited for the holiday (and the baby!) with this adorable new mom themed calendar. For 14 days, she'll get to open thoughtfully curated, beautiful and useful items to help her prepare. With a baby swaddle, a gorgeous mama necklace and so much more, it makes the perfect gift (ahem, including for yourself).

$185

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.

$18

Advent calendar wreath

advent wreath

This has to be the most unique advent calendar we've ever seen. We love everything about it: The simple metal hoop, the greenery and the 24 kraft boxes that can be filled with goodies for both adults and kids. It's so pretty, we might even leave it up past Christmas!

$60

Clever Creations traditional wooden Christmas advent calendar

wooden advent calendar

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

$79.99

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.

$25.96

​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.

$129

​Forestland advent calendar

forestland advent calendar


For a whimsical, colorful Christmas countdown, Anthro's forestland advent calendar is perfect. Place a tiny treat in each of the 24 pockets and get lost in forestland daydreams of snow-covered winter scenes.

$58

Knit stocking calendar

knit stocking calendar

This adorable knit stocking advent calendar exudes rustic, simple charm.

$89

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!

$12.23

Godiva chocolate calendar

chocolate advent calendar

Does anything say Christmas like Godiva chocolate? Nope, not a thing. So why not open a deliciously decadent treat every morning? We won't tell if you want to eat them secretly in your closet.

$39.95

Pocket advent calendar

pocket advent calendar

Wake up every morning and move the little star one pocket closer to Christmas morning! It is simple enough for even the littlest hands to use yet beautiful enough to become an instant family heirloom.

$10

​Tea advent calendar

tea advent calendar

The family that drinks tea together… gets excited for Christmas together! Unwrap a delicious blend of tea each morning, and sip your way through this festive season.

$32

Nail polish advent calendar

nail polish advent calendar

Okay—we know this is a round-up of family calendars, but when mama is happy, so is everyone else. Treat yourself this year! If you've been meaning to try our Olive + June's (amazing) nail polish line, there's never been a more festive way to do it.

$50

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