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.

Hot Sauce

Make your holiday spicy! If you love hot sauce, or know someone who does, this Amazon hot sauce advent calendar is the perfect find. Packed with 25 different hot sauces made from peppers like the carolina reaper, trinidad scorpion, ghost pepper, cayenne, tabasco, habanero, banana, anaheim, jalapeño, serrano, and scotch bonnet. Each one comes in a 2 oz. glass bottle with its own unique Christmas themed label. Buy it!


Conjure up some sweet magic as you celebrate the festive countdown to Christmas in the Wizarding World. This Hogwarts advent calendar holds 24 tempting treats to surprise witches and wizards. Every day from December 1 until Christmas Eve, discover a new confection hidden behind each calendar window. Buy it!


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!


For a cozier approach to the holiday season, this tea calendar comes with 25 organic pyramid tea bags in 13 different flavors. Buy it!


A beautifully designed box packed full of different proper craft coffees. The perfect Christmas gift for yourself or loved ones! This box contains 24 sachets of different specialty coffees. Each sachet contains enough Omni-Grind or whole bean coffee for one cup. One sachet is one perfect cup of coffee. 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, pourover, moka pot or however you see fit! Coffees included: The Colombian, Daterra Sweet Yellow, Ethiopian Limu, Winter Delight, Zilian Santos, Monsooned Malabar, Costa Rica Honey Prep, Kenya AA, Papua New Guinea Sigri, Mocha Mysore, Supreme Crema, Lava Java, Daterra Sweet Yellow, Kenya Blue Mountain, Indian Tiger, Bourbon Daterra, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Volcanic Mocha, Peru 1PM. 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!

Funko Pop! Marvel

Celebrate Marvel’s 80th Anniversary in style with this 24 piece set. Countdown the holidays with this Marvel advent calendar from Funko! This calendar contains pocket pops of all of your favorite Marvel characters. Buy it!

Lego City

This LEGO City Advent Calendar playset makes a fun gift for kids and the minifigures and toys can be built together with all other original LEGO sets and bricks for creative play. Build 24 different presents in this Christmas countdown advent calendar, including vehicles, minifigures and other seasonal items. Buy it!

Enamel Pins

The problem with chocolate advent calendars is that once the contents have been eaten, there’s simply an empty box left. This year, how about buying a gift that will keep on giving? This very special advent calendar includes a themed box with numbered trays. Each day will reveal a bright and colorful enamel pin, that can be worn over and over again for lots of fabulous accessorizing. Buy it!

Nativity Scene

If you’re looking for an advent calendar that is really special, then you’ll love this one! Each numbered day reveals a wooden piece to build up the nativity scene. Beautifully designed and crafted, this is a fabulous gift to receive and display. Buy it!

Charm Bracelet 

Meri Meri’s Charm Bracelet Advent Calendar comes in a pretty jewelry box with numbered trays, which each reveal a beautiful charm. Add onto the gold tone bracelet every day to have a stunning accessory to wear on Christmas Day. Buy it!


Want to go all out on your Christmas countdown? Try one of these luxury advent calendars, from exquisite chocolates to diamonds by the yard.

Tiffany & Co.

If you’re looking to take luxury to the next level, this 5 foot tall Tiffany & Co. advent calendar is the pinnacle of luxe advent calendars. Filled with favorites from the 5th Avenue jeweler’s home goods and jewelry collections, including silver cups, 18k gold bracelets, and, yes, diamonds this is one calendar that’s guaranteed to dazzle. If you’re truly interested in this stunner, it will set you back a merger $118,000!

SpaceNK Apothcary London

Discover this exclusive, newly re-imagined advent calendar, The Beauty Anthology. Inspired by a beautiful, fairy tale tome, this calendar contains four chapters to see you through the festive season; Pre-Party, Night-Out, Morning After and Everyday – all filled with festive favorites. From full-size essentials to miniature heroes, you’ll find brands including Dr. Barbara Sturm, Oribe, Chantecaille and more, all hidden behind each of the 25 doors. Buy it!

Dr. Barbara Sturm

Speaking of Dr. Barbara Sturm, what about an entire calendar dedicated to her skincare line? The Advent Calendar is inspired by Dr. Barbara Sturm’s mother’s yearly advent calendars during the holiday season growing up. This calendar is the perfect holiday gift, revealing a new surprise product for the 24 days leading up to Christmas. Featuring $1,504 USD worth of Dr. Barbara Sturm’s most loved skincare products, this advent calendar set includes two full sized and 22 deluxe sized products. Buy it!

Wedgewood Decorations

Deck the halls and build excitement all December long with Wedgwood’s 2019 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. A Wedgwood Christmas classic, the highly collectable Snowglobe depicts a charming winter woodland scene. The timeless favorite comes to life with a Christmas tree at its center, as winter creatures are gathered around the snow-covered landscape. Enchanting and entertaining, each piece in this collection will bring surprises and delight throughout the holiday season. Buy it!

Men’s Socks

Exclusive to Neiman Marcus this year, the Marcoliani “Advent Calendar” box of mixed, multipattern socks is a must for the fancy sock lover in your life. With 24 pairs of men’s fine Italian socks, this calendar is sure to be a hit with your feet! Buy it.

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