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The coolest Advent calendars for kids and adults

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 2019 countdown calendars have stepped it up a notch with the hottest pop culture collectibles, figures, makeup, hard seltzer and more. Take a look at the coolest, most-coveted Advent calendars of the holiday season for kids and adults alike.

Funko Pop Advent Calendar: Marvel

This Marvel-themed Advent calendar features Funko Pop mini
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This Marvel-themed Advent calendar features Funko Pop mini figures, including popular characters from "The Avengers," "Guardians of the Galaxy" and more $50; funko.com.

Dream Big This Christmas Deluxe Advent Calendar

Count down to Christmas with this beauty calendar,
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Count down to Christmas with this beauty calendar, which features daily trivia and 25 surprises. The set includes Rose Dewy Face Mist, Mango Bath Bomb, Juicy Pear Shower Gel, Fuji Green Tea Body Butter, Shea Lip Butter, Aloe Soothing Day Cream and much more; $110; thebodyshop.com.

L.O.L. Surprise! #OOTD Christmas Advent Calendar

Winter Disco, one of the newest L.O.L. Surprise!
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Winter Disco, one of the newest L.O.L. Surprise! collectibles, now has an outfit of the day (#OOTD) Advent calendar. The set features 25 surprises behind each door, such as an exclusive doll named Snow Jamz, clothing, shoes, accessories, headphones and more; $29.99; loldolls.com.

Countdown to Beauty 2019

Behind the 14 doors are a variety of
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Behind the 14 doors are a variety of beauty goodies, including Lancome Smoothing Eye Cream, MAC Cosmetics Strobe Cream, Benefit Lengthening Mascara, Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow Stick and more; $40; birchbox.com.

More Than Magic 12 Days of Dazzle Bath Bombs

Find 12 surprise bath bombs, such as Peppermint
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Find 12 surprise bath bombs, such as Peppermint Peace, Sugar Plum Parade and more in this star-shaped Advent calendar; $9.99; target.com.

American Girl 12 Days 'Til Christmas

Part of the Truly Me Nutcracker Collection, kids
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Part of the Truly Me Nutcracker Collection, kids can count down the 12 days before Christmas with their American Girl dolls and enjoy a surprise each day. The box comes with an invitation card for the dolls to attend "The Nutcracker" ballet, satin gloves, bracelet, blue headband, purse, snowflake ornament, a miniature version of the "The Nutcracker Ballet" book and more; $40; americangirl.com.

My Kindness Calendar

Unlike traditional Advent calendars that contain chocolates or
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Unlike traditional Advent calendars that contain chocolates or toys, this one lets families count down to Christmas by giving an act of kindness, instead. Each day, choose from one of the 25 included reusable stickers to add to the tree, with suggestions such as "Plant something," "Give a hug" and "Donate a toy to a child in need." The set also comes with five blank stickers so kids can add their own act of kindness; $57.27 (be sure to select USD at the top of the page); mykindnesscalendar.com.

Lush 12 Days of Christmas

Packed inside this resuable box are 12 surprises
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Packed inside this resuable box are 12 surprises that range from bubblegum-scented Snow Fairy Bath Bomb, Cookie Dough Shower Scrub, Golden Pear Soap and more; $99.95; lushusa.com.

Bosco & Roxy’s Advent Calendar for Dogs

Dogs can now get in on the fun
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Dogs can now get in on the fun of daily surprise treats leading up to Christmas. This calendar features 24 baked treats for any four-legged friend; $14.99; Target stores.

Hard Seltzer Advent Calendar

Spiked seltzer was the most talked about beverage
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Spiked seltzer was the most talked about beverage this year, and now there's an Advent calendar. Curated in a festive box, the 12 hard seltzer brands include Truly, White Claw, Mighty Swell and more; $59; givethembeer.com.

The Elf on the Shelf Orna-Pop! Advent Countdown

From The Elf on the Shelf, this calendar
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From The Elf on the Shelf, this calendar features 24 days of popping surprises. Kids can pop the self-inflating Mylar ornaments to reveal jokes, riddles, games and more. The set includes 27 Mylar ornaments that can be hung on a Christmas tree and a poster featuring North Pole characters; $14.95; shop.elfontheshelf.com.

Countdown to Grooming 2019

Men can unbox 14 days of Birchbox grooming
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Men can unbox 14 days of Birchbox grooming products. The set includes Baxter of California Beard Oil, Oars + Alps Natural Deodorant, Harry's Body Wash, Hanz de Fuko Invisible Shave Cream and more; $35; birchbox.com

12 Hatchimals of Christmas

Hatchimals get into the holiday spirit with this
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Hatchimals get into the holiday spirit with this festive set of exclusive CollEGGtibles. Inside 12 of the decorated eggs lives Holiday Kittycan holding a little snowman, Holiday Puppit poking out of a present and more; $24.99; spinmaster.com.

Sephora Collection Frosted Party

This beauty Advent calendar features makeup, skincare and
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This beauty Advent calendar features makeup, skincare and hair products from the Sephora collection; $45; sephora.com.

Mickey Mouse and Friends Plush Advent Calendar Wall Hanging

Each of the numbered pockets contain a small
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Each of the numbered pockets contain a small stuffed Disney character, like Mickey, Minnie, Tinker Bell, Pooh, Stitch, Angel and more. The tree can be hung on a wall and comes with a Golden Mickey icon topper and a ruffled base; $55.95; shopdisney.com.

ManVent

Behind each door of this calendar lies goodies
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Behind each door of this calendar lies goodies targeted towards men. The 12 food or drink items include hot sauce, spicy and salty snacks, exotic beef jerky, strong coffee and more; $89; mangifty.com.

Charm Bracelet Advent Calendar

This jewelry box features numbered trays with 24
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This jewelry box features numbered trays with 24 colorful charms. Kids will also reveal a gold tone bracelet; $35; merimeri.com.

World of Nintendo Super Mario Advent Calendar

Each door contains 24 days of surprise Super
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Each door contains 24 days of surprise Super Mario figures or accessories. Use the box to create a pop-up scene with the included figures; $49.99; jakks.com.

I See Me! Personalized Advent Calendar Puzzle

Each day leading up to Christmas, families can
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Each day leading up to Christmas, families can add a new piece to the puzzle, which features a different holiday character, such as Santa Claus, an elf and more; $24.99 for 24-piece puzzle, $34.99 for a 500-piece version; iseeme.com.

L'Occitane Signature Advent Calendar

This beauty Advent calendar comes with 24 of
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This beauty Advent calendar comes with 24 of L'Occitane's most popular products, such as Shea Butter Hand Cream, Almond Shower Oil, Cherry Blossom Shower Gel, Vebena Body Lotion and more; $64; loccitane.com.

12 Days of Discovery

Kids can countdown to Christmas with this Walmart
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Kids can countdown to Christmas with this Walmart exclusive calendar with 12 days of experiments with crystals, slime, volcanoes and more; $19.99; walmart.com.

24 Tastes of Christmas

Sugarfina's first-ever Advent calendar features 24 drawers each
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Sugarfina's first-ever Advent calendar features 24 drawers each with four individual pieces of candy like Fuji Apple Caramels, Gingerbread Cookie Bites, Sparkle Pops and more; $38; sugarfina.com.

Santa's Sleigh Mochi Squishies

Mochi squishies, toys made from soft silicone, are
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Mochi squishies, toys made from soft silicone, are hidden behind the 24 doors of this Advent calendar. Characters include a duck, a panda, a unicorn, an elephant, a sun, a snowman, Santa and more; $19.99; plbfun.com.

Bonne Maman Advent Calendar

For a daily treat as you countdown to
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For a daily treat as you countdown to Christmas, this Advent calendar features 24 mini jars of preserves. Flavors include rhubarb and strawberry, white nectarine and peach, apricot and mango, peach and lime, purple fig with cinnamon and more. Price: $34.99 at  bonnemaman.us.

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar

Buildable models from Lego Star Wars are hidden
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Buildable models from Lego Star Wars are hidden within this countdown calender. Kids will find starships, vehicles, two special Christmas-themed figures, an exclusive Luke Skywalker in Ahch-To Island clothing and more; $39.99; lego.com.

QVC Beauty Christmas Advent Calendar

This 24-piece Advent calendar features a variety of
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This 24-piece Advent calendar features a variety of beauty products from brands like ELEMIS, Peter Thomas Roth, WEN, SmashBox, Too Faced and more; $69.75; qvc.com.

Ryan's World Advent Calendar

This Target exclusive countdown calendar comes with 24
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This Target exclusive countdown calendar comes with 24 days of collectible surprises, such as six articulated figures, two mini figures, accessories, stickers, rings, slime and more; $24.99; target.com.  

Da Bomb! Merry Fizzmas Advent Calendar

Kids and adults alike will enjoy unboxing 12
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Kids and adults alike will enjoy unboxing 12 different bath bombs, each containing a holiday surprise; $14.99;  Target and dabombfizzers.com.

Funko Pop Fortnite Advent calendar

Fortnite micro-figures are hidden within this 24-piece Advent
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Fortnite micro-figures are hidden within this 24-piece Advent calendar, including characters like Gingerbread Man, Rabbit Raider and more; $50; funko.com.

Jo Malone Advent Calendar

This luxury Advent calendar features 24 Jo Malone
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This luxury Advent calendar features 24 Jo Malone surprises, such as Wild Bluebell Body & Hand Wsh, Sweet Almont & Macaroon Mini Candle, English Pear & Freesia Body Creme, Bronze Wood & Leather Cologne, as well as, other skincare products and a variety of scents; $450; jomalone.com.

Barbie Advent Calendar

On the first day of this 24-day calendar,
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On the first day of this 24-day calendar, kids will reveal a Barbie doll, followed by career-themed clothing items and accessories each day. Dress Barbie up as a baker with an apron and cooking accessories or a ballerina with a tutu skirt, shoes and a tiara. Other career sets include an ice skater, pet vet and skier; $29.99; shop.mattel.com.

Paw Patrol Advent Calendar

Each day, kids will find a different holiday-themed
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Each day, kids will find a different holiday-themed Paw Patrol gift. There are 24 surprises to be revealed, which include mini figures, a sleigh, Chickaletta, Christmas trees and more; $24.99; spinmaster.com.

Hair Accessories Advent Calendar

Leading up to Christmas day, kids can reveal
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Leading up to Christmas day, kids can reveal a different hair accessory each day, such as hair ties, clips and more; $42; merimeri.com.

Funko Pop Harry Potter Advent Calendar

Count down to Christmas with this 24-piece Advent
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Count down to Christmas with this 24-piece Advent calendar featuring witches, wizards and magical Harry Potter creatures; $50; funko.com.

24 Days of Clean Beauty

This limited edition Advent calendar features 24 mini
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This limited edition Advent calendar features 24 mini versions of bareMinerals makeup or skincare products. The products include a mask, foundation primer, bronzer, eyecolor, mascara, lipgloss and much more; $99; bareMinerals.com.

Hot Wheels Advent Calendar

This coundown calendar features 24 windows with Hot
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This coundown calendar features 24 windows with Hot Wheels-themed surprises. Kids will find eight decorated vehicles and 16 accessories. The calendar box also comes with a foldout play mat for kids to play with the cars; $19.99; shop.mattel.com.

Frozen 2 Advent Calendar

Anna and Elsa mini dolls can be seen
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Anna and Elsa mini dolls can be seen through the clear windows, but behind each door is a variety of accessories, such as outfits, tiny toys and more; $59.95; shopdisney.com.
 

Birchbox at Walgreens: Countdown to Beauty 2019

Exclusive to Walgreens, this Birchbox features 12 hidden
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Exclusive to Walgreens, this Birchbox features 12 hidden beauty products, such as Number 4 Jour d'automne Smoothing Balm, Lipstick Queen Mornin' Sunshine Lipstick, Love of Color Liquid Shimmer Shadow and more; $35; Walgreens.   

Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Polar Palace Advent Calendar

Countdown to the holidays with 24 surprises to
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Countdown to the holidays with 24 surprises to discover each day. The set comes with 10 exclusive characters, a surprise Royal character, accessories, stickers and more; $24.99; spinmaster.com.

Dream Big This Christmas Ultimate Advent Calendar

Chosen from The Body Shop's favorite collections, this
Credit: The Body Shop

Chosen from The Body Shop's favorite collections, this ultimate Advent Calendar features Shine Lip Liquid in Apply Taffy, Coconut Hand Cream, Warm Vanilla Shower Gel, Strawberry Clearly Glossing Shampoo, British Rose Body Yogurt, a Reindeer headband and more; $170; thebodyshop.com.

Enamel Pin Advent Calendar

Count down to Christmas with this calendar featuring
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Count down to Christmas with this calendar featuring colorful enamel pins featuring Santa Claus, a cactus, emoji and more; $42; merimeri.com.

My First Advent Calendar

This colorful cottage features 25 bins large enough
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This colorful cottage features 25 bins large enough to fill with toys, gifts, books and more -- a fun way to surprise little ones as they count down to Christmas; $49.99; step2.com.

Fisher-Price Little People Advent Calendar

Open each door to find a new figure
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Open each door to find a new figure or holiday-themed accessory, such as a presents, a Christmas tree, puppy, kitten, reindeer, Santa, Mrs. Claus and more; $39.99; fisher-price.com.

Christmas in the Forest

This calendar features 24 surprise items, such as
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This calendar features 24 surprise items, such as Santa, figures, reindeer, a forest tree, animals and other accessories; $24.99;  playmobil.us.

PJ Masks Advent Calendar

Kids can reveal mini surprise figures, PJ Masks
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Kids can reveal mini surprise figures, PJ Masks themed stickers, ornaments and more in this Christmas countdown calendar; $29.99; justplayproducts.com.

Santa's Gorgeous Gifts Cute Accessories

Each day leading up to Christmas, kids will
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Each day leading up to Christmas, kids will be surprised as they reveal 24 accessories, such as unicorn barettes, a necklace, bracelets, a big ombre hair bow and more; $19.99; plbfun.com.

Molton Brown 2019 Advent Calendar

This luxury beauty Advent calendar comes with 24
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This luxury beauty Advent calendar comes with 24 individually wrapped surprises, such as Alba White Truffle Hand Treatment, Festive Bauble, body lotions, scented candles, hair mist, shampoo and more; $250; moltonbrown.com.

 

Macy's 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

Macy's created this countdown calendar with 24 beauty
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Macy's created this countdown calendar with 24 beauty must-haves with makeup and skincare products from Clinque, Donna Karan, Elemis, Estée Lauder, Origins, Shiseido and more; $129; macys.com.

Schleich Dinosaurs Advent Calendar

Dino-loving kids can check out the 24 surprises
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Dino-loving kids can check out the 24 surprises behind the calendar's doors. The set comes with large and small figures, a skull, dinosaur eggs and more; $34.99; schleich-s.com.

L'Occitane Luxury Advent Calendar

This luxury Advent calendar features 24 skincare products
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This luxury Advent calendar features 24 skincare products like Shea Butter Foot Cream, Immortelle Divine Foaming Cleansing Cream, Almond Delicious Soap, Rose Hand Cream and more; $99; loccitane.com.

Playmobil Christmas Ball

Each day, kids can reveal 24 fun surprises
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Each day, kids can reveal 24 fun surprises for the Christmas Ball, such as four figures, a decorated tree, presents, candelabra, kitten, sleigh, violin and more; $24.99; playmobil.us.

Dr. Hauschka 2019 Advent Calendar

This Advent calendar features 24 days of skincare
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This Advent calendar features 24 days of skincare products, such as cleansing milk, hydrating hand cream, revitalising mask, hydrating foot cream, night serum and more; $75; dr.hauschka.com.

Love Disco Greatest Hits Lip Advent Calendar

This limited-edition Advent calendar comes with 24 lipsticks
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This limited-edition Advent calendar comes with 24 lipsticks and lipglosses in a variety of colors such as berries, nudes, pinks, reds and more; $55; nyxcosmetics.com.

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