What Is An Advent Calendar?
It's almost Advent Calendar time! For many it's a long standing Christmas tradition to count down the days from the start of the Advent Season to Christmas Eve.
An Advent Calendar is a holiday calendar that helps us curb our anticipation as we count down the days until Christmas. Advent season begins 4 Sundays before Christmas. This year, 2021, Advent begins on Sunday, November 28th and ends on Friday, December 24th.
The calendar itself can be a piece of paper, an assortment of bags or boxes, it can be a chest of 24 drawers each to be opened one day at a time. Traditionally it was a simple calendar made of paper with flaps of paper over each day of the Christmas countdown. A joke, a quote, a good deed, or a treat was hidden under each flap. Sometimes the calendar was a piece of fabric or felt with pockets sewn on it, each pocket to hold a treat or toy.
It has become more and more popular lately to really go all out and get some very personalized Advent Calendars. You know how we all like to go all out when doing so will be a thrill for our loved ones. It used to be a quote or a piece of candy was hidden in a secret envelope or bag, but these days you can find chocolates, liquors, LEGOs, Funko Pops, Harry Potter, Dog Treats, Beauty sets, and more. Take a look at some of the fun Advent Calendars I've found and find the perfect one for you and your family.
Advent Calendar Themes
Here are some popular Advent Calendar themes. You can find one that is perfect for you and your family to open up daily and help count down the days till Christmas.
- Harry Potter
- Nightmare Before Christmas
- Science Experiments
- Funko Pop
- Tea Filled
- Bonne Maman Jams and Spreads
- Dog Treats And Biscuits
The LEGO Marvel Advent Calendar
The LEGO Marvel Advent Calendar is going to thrill the Marvel fans out there, and today, who isn't a Marvel fan? You will find some of your favorite characters hidden in this calendar including: Thor, Spiderman, The Black Widow, and there are also other surprises with a Marvel theme for you to build.
The Harry Potter Advent Calendar
Potterheads will love this magical Advent Calendar. With Pottermania as intense as it is, this calendar is something Muggles, Half-bloods, and Pure-blood fans will love. It's filled with gifts from the Wizarding World.
The Nightmare Before Christmas Advent Calendar
Fans of Jack Skellington and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas will be delighted to get this fun filled calendar. You will get 24 days of fun before Christmas, just like the name leads you to expect. 24 mini Funko Pop! characters and I wonder if they will include The King of Halloween himself, Sally, Oogie Boogie, Santa, or the Mayor?
It's a fun surprise to open a door a day and see which character you will find.
Chocolate Advent Calendar
For the chocolate lover in your life. You can find several different brands and styles of candy filled Advent Calendars. From Cadbury, to Godiva, to Lindt, to Reese's, to Kinder Chocolate, to McCrea's Caramels. Okay, so McCrea's aren't chocolate, but I was trying to get a hint to my family! Any of these calendars are filled with yummy, creamy, dreamy chocolates that are sure the satisfy even the biggest chocolate maniac in the bunch.
Funko Pop! Advent Calendars
Funko Pop! collectibles are all the rage right now, and you can find some great Advent Calendars for your Funko collector. Just look at this list:
- Funko Pop! Pokemon 2021 Advent Calendar.
- Funko Pop! Harry Potter 2021 Advent Calendar
- Funko Pop! Marvel 80th Anniversary 2021 Advent Calendar
- Funko Pop! Dragon Ball Z 2021 Advent Calendar.
- Funko Pop! The Nightmare Before Christmas 2021 Advent Calendar
- Funko Pop! Harry Potter 2021 Advent Calendar
- Funko Pop! Marvel 80th Anniversary 2021 Advent Calendar
- Funko Pop! Freddie Funko 2021 Advent Calendar
- Funko Pop! The Office 2021 Advent Calendar
- Funko Pop! Disney 2021 Advent Calendar
Wines And Liquor Advent Calendars
Advent Calendars for grown ups sure have gotten fun! You can find a fun collection of Anthen Berg bottles for grown ups who want to countdown to Christmas. You will find this dark chocolate box includes some of the following: Galliano Herbal Liqueur, Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey, Sauza Tequila Gold, Canadian Club Whiskey, Cointreau French Cocktail, Remy Martin Cognac, Danka Vodka and Caffé Borghetti.
A wine Advent Calendar is available at https://ingoodtaste.com/collections/wine-advent-calendar. Also at https://www.laithwaites.com/product/4168450, you will find 24 quarter-bottles so you are giving a generous glassful to help someone count down to Christmas.
And don't forget your local Costco - They also have a wine Advent Calendar. It's filled with 24 half bottles and costs about 4.00 per bottle. Not a bad price for a wine assortment from around the world.
There's a Japanese Whiskey Advent Calendar available at thespiritco.com. Sounds very interesting. You can also find a Arriba Tequila assortment, an all American Whiskey and Bourbon Advent Calendar, A British Gin assortment, and ... are you ready for this one? An Old and Rare Whiskey Advent Calendar filled with 24 old, rare whiskeys from around the world. This expensive collection includes:
- Fiona Macleod 33 Year Old - The Character of Islay Whisky Company
- Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old
- Glenfarclas 25 Year Old
- Glenburgie #14087 Refill Sherry Butt 1989 70cl 46%
- WhistlePig 13 Year Old - The Boss Hog 2018 Edition
- The Glenturret 15 Year Old (2020 Maiden Release)
- Crabbie 40 Year Old
- Tomatin Decades II
- J.J. Corry The Vattings 2
- Fettercairn 28 Year Old
Even if you don't want to order one of these very adult Advent Calendars, it's fun to take a look at them and see what is available out there.
Let's Not Forget The Dog - Advent Calendars For Your Furry Friends
Wufers has a tasty 24 treat filled Advent Calendar your dog will love. These are made in America with human grade ingredients. Nothing is too good for our dogs! Our furry family members deserve a gift and treat just like we do.
Bosco & Roxy has a doggie Advent Calendar too - it's a beauty. I wouldn't mind getting something in a box that pretty! Your dog may not recognize its beauty, but they will recognize the tasty treats hidden inside that super gorgeous box.
Tea Advent Calendars
The English Tea Company has two tea filled Advent Calendars to choose from and Pukka Herbs has one too. Vahdam has a 2021 Advent Tea bag Calendar too. David's has a loose tea filled Advent Calendar for those who prefer tea loose as compared to bagged.
Most of my family would love to get this Advent Calendar. They are all tea connoisseurs. They live, breathe, and drink tea.
The Bonne Maman 2021 Advent Calendar
Foodies and breakfast lovers will enjoy this jam filled Advent Calendar from Bonne Maman. This treat box to ring in the Christmas season is filled with 24 jars of fruit spreads and honey. Just reading the selection of spreads you will get in this box are making me want to order one right now.
Here are the flavors you will find in this holiday assortment sold in calendar style:
The 24 flavors of the 2021 Bonne Maman Advent Calendar are:
Apricot and Mango, Apricot with Bergamot, Apricot with Lavender, Blueberry with Lemon Balm, Cherry with Elderflower, Cherry with Hibiscus Flower, Cherry with Spices Extra, Fig with Cardamom, Honey, Lemon and Yuzu, Mandarin, Mango Peach and Lime, Orange with Cinnamon, Peach with Jasmine, Peach with Mint, Plum and Pear with Star Anise, Raspberry with Chamomile, Raspberry with Rose, Rhubarb and Strawberry Extra, Seedless Raspberry, Strawberry with Linden Blossom, Strawberry with Verbena, Sweet Orange and Passion Fruit, White Nectarine and Peach with Lemon Verbena. Each one sounds better than the last, I cannot imagine the wonderful taste of this on a piece of toasted bread or English Muffin.
Look on the Bonne Maman website for delicious recipes to use your fruit spreads in. If you like smoothies or heart shaped thumbprint scones you are in for a real taste treat. There's cheesecake, waffles, crepes, and 23 pages of recipes I want right now!
The Science Experiment Advent Calendar
This is the perfect Advent Calendar for the young scientist in your life. Just right if you've got a little Sid the science kid or a young Bill Nye the science guy on your hands. There are 24 science experiments in this collection and they are science projects just for kids ages 8 and up.
That means this set of experiments will be ideal for 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and even 6th grade students. The box says these science projects are good for kids ages 8 to 99. What a wonderful way to encourage learning through fun.
LEGO Advent Calendars
There are several LEGO Advent Calendars to choose from for anyone who has a LEGO loving child!
- LEGO Friends 2021 Advent Calendar
- LEGO City 2021 Advent Calendar
- LEGO Star Wars 2021 Advent Calendar
- LEGO Harry Potter 2021 Advent Calendar
- LEGO Marvel The Avengers 2021 Advent Calendar
Kids love LEGO sets and look at all the different themes these Advent Calendars come in. I'm sure your child's favorite is on there. These sets come with about 300 or so pieces and include some LEGO Advent Calendar mini figures to fit the theme.
The Star Wars calendar includes the Mandalorian child, Grogu or as you may know him, Baby Yoda.
The Marvel The Avengers calendar comes with Iron Man, Spider-Man, Black Widow, and Thor. And that's not all.
The LEGO Friends calendar comes with 5 micro-dolls with a stocking, plus kitten and puppy figures.
Harry Potter Advent Calendar comes with 6 figures including Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger.
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