I’ve always loved holiday traditions. And one of my favorites is the Advent calendar.

Did you know the very first Advent calendar was created in the mid-1800s? The practice was originally started in Germany, but now people around the globe count down the days until Christmas in the same way.

Related: Just Jill Shop Holiday Decor

But what’s not the same? Today, there are a variety of calendars on the market — many of which are different than the classic ones you may have grown up with.

Want to see some of the creative styles I found? Check out my favorite Advent calendars of the season below!

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Anthropologie George & Viv Beauty Calendar

This first Advent calendar is from Anthropologie (a store I love for clothes and accessories!).

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It’s filled with over $350 worth of premium beauty treats and treasures and the box looks like a festive painting!

Sephora Collection Advent Calendar

I also discovered this calendar from Sephora.

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It also includes a variety of beauty items from the Sephora brand including cleansing wipes, face masks, lip liners and more.

Byers’ Choice Christmas Tree

Here’s an Advent calendar we sell in the Just Jill Shop!

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It’s from Byers’ Choice and it looks just like a classic Christmas tree.

It’s made with wood and it includes 24 small doors — the perfect place to hide little goodies or candy.

Byers’ Choice Nativity Calendar

This is another Byers’ Choice calendar style we carry in the shop.

It features a Nativity scene for those who want a style with a faith-based theme.

“The Grinch” Advent Calendar

Who doesn’t love watching The Grinch during the holidays? I love it!

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This fun calendar is filled with delicious candy pieces like gummy rings, caramels, chocolate hearts and more.

“The New Yorker” Puzzle Calendar

For anyone who want an interactive Advent calendar, check out this “The New Yorker” puzzle calendar.

It’s a little bit of an investment, but it includes 24 100-piece puzzles (yes, 24!), and each one is themed perfectly for the holidays.

“Elf” Advent Calendar

“Elf” may be my favorite holiday movie… I could seriously watch it every day leading up to Christmas and I’d never get sick of it.

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This year, you can also bring the love of the movie home with this calendar!

It’s filled with fun Elf-themed goodies.

Christmas Vacation Light-Up Calendar

Another movie I could watch time and time again? National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

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This Advent calendar lights up and can be filled with little holiday goodies.

“Harry Potter” Advent Calendar

“Expecto Patronum!” Any of you who love Harry Potter might recognize that…

If you have some fans in your household, you’ll love this Harry Potter-themed calender that includes a variety of delicious treats.

American Girl Advent Calendar

There’s something magical about American Girl dolls and the way they make our little ones feel.

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If you know a kiddo who owns a doll, this Advent calendar is perfect for them!

It’s crafted with 24 doors that reveal doll-sized holiday presents.

Disney Storybook Library

I grew up in a Disney household and you may have too!

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Bring the joys of Disney home with this storybook Advent calendar that includes 24 small paperback books.

“Hello Kitty” Advent Calendar

Think pink this holiday season with a calendar full of pink treats!

This one is filled with Hello Kitty’s favorite goodies and decorated in her iconic pin-themed designs.

Lego Friends Calendar

Legos have been enjoyed by kids for decades and I love that the iconic brand now comes in a calendar style!

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This Advent calendar includes buildable characters, accessories and activities.

“Rudolph” Advent Calendar

Talk about iconic. Rudolph has entered the blog!

Anyone that loves holiday candies and the classic (and heartwarming!) Christmas story will adore this calendar.

Dog Advent Calendar

Here’s one for all the dog owners!

Chewy is an awesome retailer for all your pet’s needs. But I also love that they offer a little “extra fun” in this Advent calendar.

Wine Estates Calendar

I’m known to enjoy a nice glass of wine every once in a while. And if you do the same, I hope you’ll check out this calendar!

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It comes with 12 bottles of wine, representing the 12 days of Christmas. And you can opt for all white, all red, or a mix of both!

Crazy Scientist Advent Calendar

A calendar that’s both fun AND educational? I’m all for it!

This Crazy Mad Scientist Advent calendar is for any young science enthusiast.

It’s filled with 24 science tricks and experiments.

Bath and Body Spa Advent Calendar

Pamper yourself with this 24-piece bath and body Advent calendar.

Not only is it super cute, but it’s also filled with body lotions, shower gels, bath bombs and more.

See’s Candy Advent Calendar

Have I told you how much I enjoy See’s Candies? Yes? No?

Well, let me clear things up… I LOVE See’s!

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In this calendar, you’ll find 24 individually wrapped treats like lollipops, chocolates and other delights.

I might snag one right now…

12 Mornings of Coffee Box

Any coffee connoisseurs here? I have a feeling you’ll like this one.

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Filled with 12 varieties of seasonal, ground coffee, this Advent calendar allows you to explore a variety of tastes!

What Advent calendar catches your eye? Maybe the “Elf” calendar or one of those neat beauty-themed ones?

I hope you find one you love!

From my holiday home to yours,


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