15 Unique Advent Calendars

It's almost the holiday season, and what better way to countdown to Old Saint Nick's arrival than with one of these unique advent calendars. From the whimsical to the wild, we bet there are a few calendars on this list you've never seen!

Food & Drink

There is no better way to countdown than with something to eat. EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. Here are a few unique food and drink advent calendars for your perusing.



A purveyor of the finest English culinary goods since the 1700s, Fortnum & Mason is a destination for traditional holiday treats and gifts. Sure to sweeten the wait until Christmas, this whimsical advent calendar re-creates the company’s flagship store in the heart of London’s Piccadilly neighborhood. Each of the 24 windows and doors conceals a house-made milk chocolate in a festive shape. Buy it!



Celebrate the holiday season with Lady M’s Winter Dreams Advent Calendar. This interactive snow globe features a winter wonderland cityscape of New York City, home to Lady M. Created for kids, adults, and families to enjoy and delight, our Advent Calendar offers 12 unique gummies and chocolates from the Lady M Bon Bon collection inspired by flavors of the most famous Lady M cakes. Learn more!


Bonnie Mamon

For each of the 24 days leading up to Christmas, you can reveal a different 1 oz. jar of fruit spreads or honey. Try holiday exclusive flavors like sweet orange and mandarin, cherry and blackberry, and mango to put a sweet twist on your breakfast. Buy it!


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For a cozier approach to the holiday season, this VAHDAM Teas Holiday Advent Calendar comes with 24 tea blends in award-winning flavors. Buy it!


Yawn Coffee

This is the perfect Christmas gift for anyone who loves coffee! This box contains 24 sachets of different specialty coffees. Each sachet contains enough Omni-Grind or whole bean coffee for one cup. For an easy brew use a French press / plunger / cafetiere to brew the freshly roasted ground coffee. You can also use the following brewing methods: Aeropress, filter, chemex, percolator, cold brew, pour-over, moka pot or however you see fit. Buy it!



Bourbon and American Whisky fans, rejoice! Behind each window of this Advent Calendar you’ll find a new 3cl wax-sealed bottle filled with top whiskeys from across the pond, featuring bourbon, rye, Tennessee whiskey and more. The perfect way to share the Christmas ‘spirit’ with the bourbon boffin in your life! Buy it!

Toys & Collectibles

You don’t need to be a kid to enjoy these toy and collectible advent calendars, complete with dioramas and themed packaging galore!

Disney Littles 2020 Animators

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They’ll be tree-mendously excited to count down to the big day with this Disney Animators’ Collection Littles Advent Calendar. The holiday tree design has 24 doors and behind each one they’ll find either one of their favorite Disney characters, an accessory, or a festive item. Buy it!

Lego City


This LEGO City Advent Calendar playset makes a fun gift for kids and the mini figures and toys can be built together with all other original LEGO sets and bricks for creative play. Buy it!

Hot Wheels

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​Make the holiday season a countdown with colorful Christmas-themed packaging and 24 windows for a daily surprise. ​The Hot Wheels Advent Calendar now includes a foldout playmat for kids to play with their new Hot Wheels vehicles and accessories. Buy it!



With the Elf Advent Calendar, you can enjoy 24 days of fun collectible surprises from the movie ELF. Surprises include 1” stylized posed figures and more to build the world of Buddy and his friends. Buddy picks up all kinds of friends as he navigates his way from the North Pole to Manhattan! The set includes fan favorite characters Buddy the Elf™, Papa Elf, Leon the Snowman, and more! Count down the days until Christmas with this unique Elf advent calendar. Includes pop-up environment pieces so you can re-create your favorite scenes. Learn more!


Want to go all out on your Christmas countdown? Try one of these luxury advent calendars, from exquisite jewelry to unforgettable candles.

Carolina Bucci


Each door of Carolina Bucci’s advent calendar holds two ‘Forte’ beads, plus a special 18-karat gold bead on day 24 – they’re hand-carved from gemstones picked for their unique colors. Including a Lurex cord, by the end of the holidays you’ll have a rich collection for personalizing your own bracelet. The set comes with a card detailing the meaning of each stone and a velvet pouch to hold the final product. Buy it!

Voluspa Candles

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Celebrate the holiday season through delectable, indulgent scents with this advent calendar designed by Voluspa exclusively for Anthropologie. Including twelve glass votives and one brass-plated wick trimmer, it’s the perfect gift for the candle-lover in your life that will be cherished well into the New Year. Buy it!

Dr. Vranjes

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Make each day a memorable one this holiday season as you count down to Christmas with this gorgeous Advent Calendar by Dr. Vranjes. This exquisite piece unveils a new surprise gift each day and features 14 assorted sprays, a golden pendant and greeting card. Buy it!



Deck the halls and build excitement all December long with Wedgwood’s 2020 Holiday Decorations. This festive holiday decor celebrates classic motifs and traditions to create stunning mementos. Modelled after a traditional Georgian Townhouse in Wedgwood’s signature blue, each drawer is filled with an individual miniature Wedgwood ornament, exquisitely crafted in iconic blue and white. Enchanting and entertaining, each piece in this collection will bring surprises and delight throughout the holiday season. Buy it!

Mr. Porter

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MR PORTER’s annual ’12 Days of Grooming’ advent calendar is always a delight – our buying team carefully rounds up some of the best products they’ve come across throughout the year, and this one is no different. Buy it!

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