18 Contemporary Advent Calendars to Help You Countdown 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 candy or toys. But recently, companies have been introducing contemporary advent calendars that are a twist on tradition.

You'd expect a conventional advent calendar to include imagery of Christmas trees, holly, and snowmen. The Harry Potter calendar, however, strays from holiday-themed illustrations by featuring a portrait of Hogwarts that conceals 24 sweet morsels from the Wizarding World. Each day you'll dig into the likes of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans, Gummy Slugs, Dolly Mix, and more. Yum!

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

Countdown to Christmas with these creative 2020 advent calendars.


Concordville Zinc Advent Calendar

Contemporary Advent Calendar

Terrain | $188


Countdown To Christmas Advent Ornament Calendar


Wine Advent Calendar

Wine Advent Calendar

TeeleandCo | $29.99


Coffee Advent Calendar


24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar


L'Occitane Signature Holiday Beauty Advent Calendar


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


Advent Shower Steamer Set


12 Days of Holiday Chocolates


24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar


Enamel Pin Advent Calendar 

Enamel Pin Advent Calendar

Meri Meri | $42


LEGO Friends Calendar

Contemporary Advent Calendar

LEGO | $34.99


Super Mario Advent Calendar

Contemporary Advent Calendar

Nintendo | $49.99


Harry Potter Candy Advent Calendar


Harry Potter Vinyl Figures

Contemporary Advent Calendar

Funko | $39.96


Pusheen Holiday Advent Calendar Surprise

Advent Calendar

GUND | $100


Forestland Advent Calendar


Botanical Ornament Advent Calendar


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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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