An excuse to have a treat for 24 days in a row!

I have always been a big fan of advent calendars.  My mother thought one would distract me while waiting for Christmas to finally arrive.  The other trick my mother had was to let me open a very few presents several days prior to December 25th, but they had to be from family members or godparents and I had to write a thank-you note – the day I opened the present. That way, most of my thank-you notes were done by Christmas day.  Very clever.

When it comes to advent calendars, there is something for everyone. Each site has more than one calendar to choose from, so browse.

Yummy Bazaar sells curated gourmet foods from around the world.  They offer twelve different advent calendars with different chocolate assortments behind the doors.  Prices range from $2.95 to $85.95.

Sugarfina, one of my favorite candy stores, has an advent calendar with tiny boxes behind each door, each with a different treat, Their signature candies are sourced from across Europe and will appeal to both adults and kids.$60.00.


Advent calendars are fun for adults also, and this one has a delicious tea bag behind every door.  Food52, who stocks it, says that the tea has ‘blends ranging from single-estate steeps to herbal tisanes’. $32.00.





McCrea’s Candies Handcrafted Caramel Advent Calenda has twelve different flavors of caramels.  $38.00.



There are 24 L’Occitane skincare products behind the doors in this advent calendar. $79.00


FAO Schwarz Dinosaur Advent Calendar $29.99.  This calendar is Fun for kids because the surprises behind the doors include fossil excavations to egg hatching and volcano creation.  Not for children under 3 years old. $35.99.



Give this Meri Meri Dog Advent Calendar Suitcase to a dog lover.  They will unwrap a new dog toy every day, all inside an adorable suitcase. $45.00.



The Harry Potter Advent Calendar has edible treats from the Harry Potter series.  Try Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans and the Gummy frogs. $39.95


A vintage-style advent calendar from Williams-Sonoma has a chocolate behind each door.  Each piece of chocolate is lovingly wrapped in Christmas paper and ribbon. The chocolates are all-natural premium milk chocolate.  $19.95


If you’ve never had a Harbor Sweet you have a real treat coming.  This Coastal Christmas Calendar has twenty-eight assorted chocolates, each wrapped in gold foil.  They sell out quickly so place your order early.  If you are tempted to try any of their candy, my favorites are the Sweet Sloops which are almond buttercrunch toffee with milk and white chocolate. The calendar is $35.00.