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The coolest Advent calendars for families

Advent calendars have been a long-standing tradition in many families, leading up to the excitement of Christmas. They've come a long way over the past few years; in fact, many of them feature the latest toys, beauty products and more. Rather than the holiday-themed mini-chocolates you may remember as a kid, these 2017 countdown calendars have stepped it up a notch with the hottest pop culture collectibles, figures, makeup, candles and more. Take a look at the coolest, most-coveted Advent calendars for the 2017 holiday season for kids and adults alike.

Cabbage Patch Kids Little Sprouts Advent calendar

This Little Sprouts advent calendar features Cabbage Patch
Photo Credit: Cabbage Patch Kids

This Little Sprouts advent calendar features Cabbage Patch Kids Little Sprouts kids, babies, pets and accessories. Surprises include nine figures and 16 accessories for each day leading up to Christmas, a fold down play area and a collector's guide. $29.95. More information: amazon.com, hallmark.com.

Lego 'Stars Wars' Advent calendar

For
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For "Star Wars" fans, this Advent calendar features 24 gifts, a playmat and more. You'll find eight mini-figures, a Stormtrooper transport, Millennium Falcon, Hovertank, blaster cannon, a sled with boosters and more; $39.99. More information: shop.lego.com.

Disney Tsum Tsum Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar

Open a new window each day to reveal
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Open a new window each day to reveal a surprise Tsum Tsum figure or accessory. There are 18 Tsum Tsum figures: six large, six medium, two of which are in holiday attire and six small, as well as six holiday themed accessories and six seasonal headpieces. $49.99. More information: amazon.com.

Royal Ice Skating Trip Advent calendar

Each day, open a surprise toy, including a
Photo Credit: Playmobil

Each day, open a surprise toy, including a snowman, sleigh, deer, snow-covered tree, life-size bracelet and more accessories. $24.99. More information: playmobil.us.

L'Occitane Advent calendar

This countdown calendar features skin care, bath and
Photo Credit: L'Occitane

This countdown calendar features skin care, bath and body and hand care for each day in December. The set includes shower gels, hand creams, shea butter body lotion, soaps, Aromachologie Shampoo, shower oil and more. $69. More information: usa.loccitane.com.

Target's 12 Days of Beauty

This Target Advent calendar features 12 beauty, makeup
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This Target Advent calendar features 12 beauty, makeup and skin-care goodies from popular brands. $15. More information: target.com.

Christmas on the Farm Advent calendar

Each day, open a surprise toy, which includes
Photo Credit: Playmobil

Each day, open a surprise toy, which includes Santa, a sleigh, reindeer, dog, pig, farm fence, chickens and and more accessories. $24.99. More information: playmobil.us.

Crayola Christmas Countdown Activity Advent calendar

Crafty kids will enjoy this 24-day calendar featuring
Photo Credit: Crayola

Crafty kids will enjoy this 24-day calendar featuring craft projects and homemade gifts such as ornaments, finger puppets, decorations and coloring activities. $19.99. More information: shop.crayola.com.

DIsney Animator Mini Advent calendar

For fans of the Disney classics, this Advent
Photo Credit: Disney

For fans of the Disney classics, this Advent calendar keepsake features 24 fully sculpted characters and accessories. The characters include Belle, Ariel, Pocahontas, Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Sebastian, Flounder and more; $34.95. More information: shopdisney.com.

Disney Frozen Olaf's Frozen Adventure Advent calendar

Kids can enjoy counting down to Christmas by
Photo Credit: Disney

Kids can enjoy counting down to Christmas by getting a surprise figure each day to recreate the scene from Olaf's Frozen Adventure. Characters include Elsa, Anna, Sven, Krisoff and Olaf; $29.99. More information: amazon.com.

Hot Wheels Advent calendar vehicle

Hot Wheels fans can start unlocking surprises on
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Hot Wheels fans can start unlocking surprises on the first day of December. There are eight decorated vehicles and 16 accessories for each day leading up to Christmas; $20.99. More information: amazon.com.

Jewel Thief Police Operation Advent calendar

The thief is in pursuit of robbing the
Photo Credit: Playmobil

The thief is in pursuit of robbing the jewels, but the police are on to him. The Advent calendar has 24 surprises for each day leading up to Christmas. Once all of the pieces are revealed, kids can play out an imaginary police chase and capture of the thief. The safe can then be used for a real-life piggy bank. The set includes two figures, a jewelry case, police motorcycle, handcuffs, functioning safe and more; $24.99. More information: playmobil.us.

Lego City Advent calendar

Kids can open a new door each day
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Kids can open a new door each day every day in December leading up to Christmas. The surprises include Santa's sleigh, a gingerbread house, Christmas tree, snowman, coast guard helicopter, jungle explorer and more; $29.99. More information: usa.loccitane.com.

Lego Friends Advent calendar

Open the calendar for 24 days in December
Photo Credit: Lego

Open the calendar for 24 days in December for a new buildable surprise piece to add to your Friends collection. The set includes furry friends and their homes, a Christmas tree, a Stephanie mini-doll and more surprises; $29.99. More information: shop.lego.com.

Marvel Tsum Tsum Countdown to Christmas Advent calendar

Kids can count down to Christmas by opening
Photo Credit: Disney

Kids can count down to Christmas by opening a new window to a surprise each day for 24 days. There are 18 Tsum Tsum characters of all sizes and stackable accessories; $24.99. More information: amazon.com.

Molton Brown Cabinet of Scented Luxuries Advent calendar

This countdown calendar features scented luxuries behind each
Photo Credit: Molton Brown

This countdown calendar features scented luxuries behind each festive cabinet door. Surprises include body washes, body lotions, mini candles, shampoo, a shower gel bauble, hand exfoliator, eau de toilettes and more. $250. More information: moltonbrown.com.

Monster High Advent calendar

The Monster High Advent calendar lets kids count
Photo Credit: Mattel

The Monster High Advent calendar lets kids count down to Christmas with 24 mystery windows. Each day features a different buildable surprise. The set includes mini fashion figures, small character-themed builds, trees, skis and other winter accessories; $29.99. More information: shop.mattel.com.

'Star Wars' R2-D2 Advent calendar

This exclusive
Photo Credit: Pottery Barn Kids

This exclusive "Star Wars" design features true-to-film character details, with a pocket for each day in December to hide toys and treats for little ones. You can also personalize it with your last name or more. $69. More information: potterybarnkids.com.

NYX Lippie Countdown Advent Calendar

The NYX Lippie Countdown Advent Calendar, only at
Photo Credit: Ulta

The NYX Lippie Countdown Advent Calendar, only at Ulta, is perfect for the makeup junkie in your life. Behind every door there's a lip-themed surprise. Goodies include Butter Glosses, Butter Lipsticks, Suede Cream Lipsticks, Matte Lipsticks and more; $65. More information: ulta.com.

QVC Beauty Christmas Advent calendar

Your entire beauty routine will be covered when
Photo Credit: QVC

Your entire beauty routine will be covered when a new product is revealed each day in December, counting down to Christmas. Surprises include Clark's Botanicals Age-Defying Radiance Cream, philosophy purity made simple, Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream, NUDESTIX Gel Color Lip & Cheek Balm and more; $77. More information: qvc.com.

Playmobil Santa's Workshop Advent calendar

Santa's Workshop Advent calendar features 24 surprise presents
Photo Credit: Playmobil

Santa's Workshop Advent calendar features 24 surprise presents for each day leading up to Christmas. Surprises include four figures, sleigh, work bench, reindeer, bike, toys and more; $24.00. More information: playmobil.us.

Vermont Nut Free Chocolates Advent calendar

All chocolate lovers can enjoy a piece of
Photo Credit: Vermont Nut Free Chocolates

All chocolate lovers can enjoy a piece of nut free chocolate every day for 24 days in December leading up to Christmas; $14.50. More information: store.vermontnutfree.com.

Mega Bloks Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Advent calendar

Kids can open a new buildable, Teenage Mutant
Photo Credit: Mattel

Kids can open a new buildable, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles surprise every day leading up to Christmas. There are 24 surprises to build, including action figures with accessories; $29.99. More information: shop.mattel.com.

Ulta 12 Days of Beauty Advent calendar

Ulta's 12 Days of Beauty features a different
Photo Credit: Ulta

Ulta's 12 Days of Beauty features a different surprise-filled box for each of the 12 days of Christmas. Beauty surprises include glossy balm, matte lip cream, eyeliner, eyeshadow, blush, brow gel and more; $18. More information: ulta.com.

Sephora Winter Wonderland Advent calendar

Celebrate beauty this December with the Sephora Winter
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Celebrate beauty this December with the Sephora Winter Wonderland Advent calendar, filled with a new makeup, skincare, bath and body, or accessory gift each day leading up to Christmas. The set includes makeup remover wipes, a sleeping mask, lip stain lipstick, nail file, blush and more; $45. More information: sephora.com.

Play-Doh Advent calendar

Find out what's hiding in the Play-Doh Advent
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Find out what's hiding in the Play-Doh Advent calendar, which includes 24 surprises such as a snowflake stamper, tree mold and more. The set also comes with five cans of Play-Doh. $22.98. More information: jet.com.

Yankee Candle Village Countdown Calendar

Open each door to reveal scented tea-light candles
Photo Credit: Yankee Candle

Open each door to reveal scented tea-light candles in fragrances such as Cherries on Snow, Christmas Cookie, Holiday Bayberry, Mistletoe, Red Apple Wreath and more. You'll also receive a glass candle holder $29.99. More information: yankeecandle.com.

Advent Calendar Christmas Charm, Bracelet and Necklace Set

Each day features a different charm to add
Photo Credit: Kohls

Each day features a different charm to add to a necklace or bracelet. The set includes a necklace, bracelet and 22 holiday-themed charms. $19.99. More information: kohls.com.

Fisher-Price Little People Advent calendar

Count down to Christmas with 24 Little People
Photo Credit: Fisher-Price

Count down to Christmas with 24 Little People friends and holiday-themed accessories such as presents, a sled, Christmas tree, table, chairs, Santa, Mrs. Claus, a reindeer and more. $34.99. More information: amazon.com.

Barbie Advent calendar

Count down to Christmas with Barbie and her
Photo Credit: Mattel

Count down to Christmas with Barbie and her friends. The set includes a festive dress, shoes, necklaces, cuffs, bangles, earrings, purses and more. There are also two special items, including a pink bracelet with a Barbie silhouette and a ring. $29.90. More information: amazon.com.

'Thomas & Friends Minis' Advent calendar

This minis-themed holiday countdown calendar features six exclusive
Photo Credit: Fisher-Price

This minis-themed holiday countdown calendar features six exclusive minis with holiday decorations and more. $35. More information: fisher-price.mattel.com.

Melissa & Doug wooden Advent calendar

This wooden magnetic holiday tree includes 24 unique
Photo Credit: Melissa & Doug

This wooden magnetic holiday tree includes 24 unique ornaments, a shining star and storage box at the base of the tree. $19.99. More information: melissaanddoug.com.

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