25 Contemporary Advent Calendars To Help You Count Down to Christmas in Style

Advent Calendar

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With December quickly approaching, the countdown to Christmas is about to officially begin. One popular way to mark the time is with an advent calendar, in which each day reveals a new trinket until you reach December 25. Typically, these small items are an assortment of candy treats or toys for kids. But recently, companies have been introducing contemporary advent calendars that are a twist on tradition.

You'd expect a conventional countdown calendar to include imagery of Christmas trees, holly, and snowmen. The Embroidery Advent Calendar, however, strays from holiday-themed illustrations and sweets by providing instructions on how to stitch a unique Christmas-themed illustration each day of December.

Scroll down for more contemporary Christmas advent calendars that buck tradition for some holiday fun.

Countdown to Christmas with these creative 2022 advent calendars this holiday season.

Concordville Zinc Advent Calendar

Contemporary Advent Calendar

Terrain | $228


Mini Ornament Tree Countdown Advent Calendar

Ornament Tree Advent Calendar

Threshold | $25


Buildable Train Station Advent Calendar


Coffee Blend Advent Calendar


Cookie Making Advent Calendar


Winter Ballerina Charm Bracelet Advent Calendar Gift

Ballerina Charm Bracelet Advent Calendar

Meri Meri | $52


National Geographic Rocks, Minerals, & Fossils Advent Calendar


Friends: The Official Advent Calendar: The One With the Surprises


Advent Shower Steamer Set


12 Days of Holiday Chocolate Advent Calendar


Brain Teaser Puzzles Advent Calendar

Brain Teaser Puzzle Advent Calendar

Hiprup | $18.99


24 Days of Tea Flavors Advent Calendar


Handcrafted Caramel Advent Calendar


Dinosaurs Advent Calendar

Dinosaurs Advent Calendar

Lulu Home | $16.99


LEGO Friends Calendar

Contemporary Advent Calendar

LEGO | $59.93


Family Games Advent Calendar


Super Mario Advent Calendar

Super Mario Advent Calendar

Paladone | $21.99


Stitch a Day Advent Embroidery Calendar


25 Days Until Christmas Candle


Wooden Advent Calendar

Wooden Advent Calendar



Holiday Scratch-Off Advent Calendar Playlist


Arts and Crafts Season Creations Advent Calendar


Dog Advent Calendar

Wooden Dog Advent Calendar Suitcase

Meri Meri | $52


Holiday 12 Days of Hot Drink Bombs Advent Calendar

Holiday Hot Drink Bombs Advent Calendar

Wondershop | $14.99


Mindfulness Advent Calendar


This article has been edited and updated.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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