The 13 best Advent calendars of 2019

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Posted On Mon, December 2, 2019 By In 6sqft gift guide, Features, holidays, Shop

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Advent calendars–those countdown calendars with little doors or tabs that can be opened each day of the month–are a visual, hands-on way to deal with counting the days ’til Christmas. The idea falls somewhere between a card and a gift, with the added excitement of having each day be a chance to reveal a new bauble, bonbon, potion or prize. Both the ritual of finding out what’s behind the door–and getting to enjoy it–can be almost as fun for grown-ups as kids. Below are 12 cool countdown calendars stocked with treats from chocolates and tea to Marvel figurines and “Game of Thrones” socks (yes, really.)–and one DIY version you can fill with whatever you like.

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Sweets and treats

The 24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar offers a soothing sachet of fine tea for every day of this sometimes-stressful season. Teas vary from Chinese black tea to Scandinavian tea with cranberry and elderflower to a full range of flavors in-between. Made in France.
The Bonne Maman 2019 Limited Edition Advent Calendar stashes 24 cute little jars filled with your favorite jam, preserves and honey.
A daily chocolate treat from Godiva is a sweet way to count December days. The mix includes an assortment of milk, dark, and white Christmas chocolates, chocolate carrés in festive wrappers and seasonal shapes, gourmet Belgian chocolates, jolly Santas, wintry penguins, and festive snowmen.
This adults-only Drinks By The Dram – 12 Days of Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar will be a hit with Scotch connoisseurs and anyone who enjoys a daily dose of tiny, alcoholic good cheer.

Favorite friends and heroes

Yes, these are 12 days of “Game of Thrones” women’s socks.
Lovers of LEGO and “Star Wars” fans will have plenty to rejoice about with this 280-piece LEGO Star Wars 2019 Advent Calendar. The building kit includes “Star Wars” minifigure characters and the LEGOs to bring them to life.
Count down the days with this Harry Potter advent calendar featuring pocket-sized versions of all of your favorite Harry Potter characters.
This adorable Moshi Squishies advent calendar contains a different squishy surprise buddy for each of 24 days.

Bath, body and beauty

The Body Shop Dream Big This Christmas Deluxe Beauty advent calendar delivers 24 days of your favorite pampering, signature scented bath, body, skincare and makeup goodies from Brit brand Body Shop. This version has a special focus on “the achievements of brilliant women who dreamed big and made history,” with daily trivia bits along with daily surprises.
The L’Occitane signature holiday advent calendar tucks an irresistible L’Occitane beauty treasure–like the Shea Butter Hand Cream, moisturizing Almond Shower Oil and more–behind 24 doors.

Don’t forget your pet

The GoodBoy Pawsley Meaty Treats advent calendar for dogs includes chewy chicken strips, duck bites, crunchy chicken and calcium bones, chewy chicken dumbells, chewy chicken stars and chicken bites. Good boy (or girl) indeed!
Your favorite feline won’t feel forgotten in all the fuss if a daily salmon and dried seaweed recipe cat treat from the Trader Joe’s advent calendar for cats is part of the festivities.

Gift-giver’s choice

Plaid House Christmas Advent Calendar This DIY holiday advent calendar from Joss & Main lets you choose the surprises in each drawer.

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