8 Easy-to-Find Advent Calendars to Keep You Fed & Sauced Through the Holidays

All of these are available in the US, and most are easily available online.

By Food.com Staff
November 01, 2018

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Advent begins on December 2nd; do you know where your calendar is?

If you’re as amped for the holidays as we are, the best way to start your celebrations early is by picking up an Advent calendar. Another day closer, another day of surprises behind a little cardboard door.

Whether you’re going with the classics or looking to up your game, we scoured the internet for some of the most readily available Advent calendars—most of which can be purchased online.

And if you just can’t wait for the start of Advent? Well, there’s no shame in buying one for November, too!

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The Classics

So you’re a fan of the standards. After all, there’s nothing like breaking into your calendar after a big December dinner to extract that single piece of chocolate. The best part? All of these are available on Amazon.

The Belgian chocolatiers at Godiva are known for their holiday treats. This year, the Godiva Advent Calendar ($32.80) features mini penguins, snowmen and Santas in milk, white and dark chocolates. Adorable? We think so.

But maybe you’re partial to the American classics? This Assorted Candy Advent Calendar ($22.71), from Mars Inc., is filled with M&M's, Snickers, Skittles, Milky Ways, Twix and Starburst. So basically made for the little bit of kid in your heart.

And, of course, no Christmas season would be complete without Kisses. The Hershey’s Kisses Advent Calendar ($18.88) provides 24 days of classic and simple chocolate drops for you to eat and share with your loved ones.

The Snackable

Ate your fill of candy after Halloween and can’t bear the thought of more? Looking for something slightly more refined?

Savor the literal fruits of the earth this December, with the Bonne Maman Advent Calendar ($89). If you like jams, jellies and marmalades, this one will provide you with 24 days of holiday exclusives, including raspberry, lychee, strawberry, red currant, pineapple, passion fruit, orange, cinnamon and morello cherry.

Not sure what to eat with your daily jar of jam? Pair with a daily helping of cheese! This Aldi Cheese Advent Calendar ($12.99) is available in Aldi supermarkets beginning November 7th for a limited time.

The Boozy

All that shopping got you overwhelmed? Kick back and relax after a long day, then open up one of these alcohol-themed boxes, with new flavors every night.

For sophisticated drinkers, the Twelve Nights of Wine Advent Calendar ($129) from Vine Box offers 12 curated glasses of wine from famous regions around the world—all in a convenient test tube-style format. Plus, if you open it up and find a gold vial, it means you’ve won free wine for a year. Because who needs Mega Millions when you can win free wine?!

If you live near an Aldi supermarket, this one’s for you. Beginning November 7th, the German grocery will be offering an epic Festive Collection Wine Advent Calendar, which includes 24 different mini bottles of wine from around the world. Prices may vary at your local store, and you can learn where to find one here.

Finally, for something a bit stronger, Heritage Distilling Company’s Spirits Advent Calendar contains everything you need to make your favorite Christmas Cocktails. Think 24 award-winning miniatures of gin, bourbon, rye and vodka for your shooting pleasure. Why is the Christmas tree on the ceiling…?

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