This year, my house is decorated early and I was thinking about what more I can do when it dawned on me that I should get an advent calendar. I’ve never had one as an adult, and really, I’ve never had one to myself. (Separate ones for me and my husband may be a necessity.) I went in search of a few different options and let me tell you – advent calendars have changed since I was a kid! I’m pretty sure our calendar used to cost $5 (or less), but I found one for as much as $1,200! Also, no longer do advent calendars contain just a small piece of chocolate each day – some of them go all out and contain awesome gifts.
Here are just a few of the awesome advent calendars I encountered in my search. Let’s call them Stylish Advent Calendars. Each is unlike any I’ve ever seen before!
Vosges Haut-Chocolat Advent Calendar – $143 at Saks Fifth Avenue
This advent calendar is definitely not cheap, but it probably ranks #1 in terms of deliciousness! Each day there’s a new piece of Vosges chocolate or a bon bon to enjoy! (Vosges just happens to be my favorite chocolate brand!)
Diabox Advent Calendar – $74 at Fab.com
You’ll have to fill (and hang) this advent calendar yourself, but it is a very stylish alternative to traditional advent calendars!
Benefit Cosmetics Advent Calendar – $68 at Benefit Cosmetics
Sadly, this advent calendar is out of stock everywhere, but if this is a must-have for you, keep watching the Benefit website. There’s always a chance they might release a few more. (Maybe in time for Black Friday?!)
I am smitten with this DIY Advent Calendar Kit ($16.50) that I found at Etsy. Sure, you’re purchasing the materials to make this envelope-inspired calendar, but the more creative among us will be able to replicate this calendar without the kit.
Freedom Advent Jewelry Calendar – $56 at Topshop
This fashionable advent calendar contains twelve pairs of stud earrings, four ditsy fine bracelets and eight necklaces.
Ciate Mini Mani Month – $58 at Henri Bendel
A new bottle of Ciate nail polish to enjoy each day!
Behind each window of this cute advent calendar you’ll find a mini Christmas scene.
A little easier for those that are DIY-lazy is this Modern-Looking DIY Advent Calendar. All you’ll need are some kraft paper bags, stickers, and large number stickers, as well as treats to put inside each day’s bag.
Do Tell: Do you and your family have an advent calendar? Do you like these stylish advent calendars or do you prefer something more traditional?