Forget Chocolate – Here Are 5 Advent Calendars That Will Make Your December Better Than Christmas Itself

It is officially the middle of November, so we ALL know what that means…


Ok, it’s a bit soon for Christmas spirit, but it’s not too soon to start searching for the perfect advent calendar. I don’t know about you guys, but I am an avid advent calendar supporter.

For those of you who do not know what an advent calendar is, first off, you have been severely missing out. Advent calendars are the tastiest way of counting down the days until Christmas. It occurs throughout the days of advent, a season observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. 

But to me, ever since I was 8 years old, it essentially was an excuse to indulge in chocolate for the 24 days leading up to Christmas.

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The good news is this year advent calendars have been pimped out to include great options for adults (cringing that I just used that to describe myself). As a side note: whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanza, Hannukah or nothing, you can still partake in these calendars because December happens for everybody. 

Without further ado, I give you quite possibly 2017’s greatest contribution to my life.

Here are my top 5 advent calendars:

1. Vinebox Wine Advent Calendar


For the wine lovers of the world, this is nearly the second coming. Who would not want an excuse to drink one glass of wine every night for two whole weeks??? I mean granted this would be better if it was two or three glasses a night, but I get what they are trying to do and I applaud them, and there’s always more wine in your stash anyways. Get the Vinebox here.

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2. Harry Potter Advent Calendar


This is the advent calendar of Dobby’s dreams. A 12 day set of Harry Potter themed socks to free an elf every day leading up to Christmas. Do you free a house elf or a Christmas elf? That’s up to you…But either way this box may be the most magical on our list, and who doesn’t love new socks? The best part? It’s available at Target.

3. Cheese Advent Calendar


This blogger in the UK was low key pissed when she couldn’t find a cheese advent calendar a couple years ago, and she wasn’t alone.


So she took upon herself for the sake of humanity to make it happen. You can now have 24 days of various cheeses and honestly I don’t know if there is anything better than that. There is a sliiight issue when it comes to this advent calendar – it’s only sold in British supermarkets, BUT I will gladly take one for the team and travel over there to pick a few up. You can venmo me @Elyse_stewart

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4. Whiskey Advent Calendar


Now I do not drink whiskey BUT I can appreciate this lovely company for trying to come out with this Whiskey calendar so everyone can participate in consuming one drink a night for a month. If anyone is interested in buying this I will buy the wine & we can do a wine and whiskey month ?? LMK when you buy it here!

5. Carat 12-door Calendar

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You may not know what Carat is but this calendar is what dreams are made of. Included in this calendar you get 12 pieces of jewelry. REAL JEWELRY. All sterling silver, some with rose gold finishes. So I know you’re all thinking “ok who is this girl and why did this expensive thing make her top five list?” My answer: these are my top five favorites, NOT my top five items I’m actually going to buy. Reminder: I am poor and cannot afford anything, but I do love writing about them for those who can. 

Go get your advent calendar on people, time is running out!!!!

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