15 luxurious Christmas advent calendars for getting into the holiday spirit

Find a reason to spread merry with these advent calendars to countdown to Christmas

Voluspa/ Sugarfina / palais des thés Christmas advent calendar
(Image credit: Voluspa/ Sugarfina / palais des thés)

There is no better way to countdown to the holiday season than with the best Christmas advent calendars. From sweet treats to tiny trinkets, advent calendars are a delightful way to mark the days to Christmas. There's an advent calendar for everyone, according to their favorites, from candy to candles, and taking into account their interests from general to niche. We've rounded up 15 exciting and unique options, and finish off with ideas to make your own advent calendar, if you're up for the task.

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Christmas advent calendar ideas

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What is an advent calendar?

An advent calendar counts down the days to Christmas and is a joyous way to spend the entire month of December getting into a festive mood. It's typically observed with a small item, or traditionally a devotional phrase, concealed and unwrapped each day. 

How to make an advent calendar

If you want to get creative, you can make your own advent calendar and fill it with personalized goodies for your loved ones. Craft your own, or invest in a reusable calendar design that you can use year after year, and start a new tradition. Many are every bit worthy of being displayed throughout the month among your favorite Christmas decor. It can center around a theme, or simply the recipient's favorite things, like candy, snacks, candles, pens, beauty products, jewelry, toys, collectibles, and ornaments, the sky is the limit. 

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