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Top Non Candy Advent Calendars

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Is it safe to start counting down for Christmas yet? Thanksgiving is officially over and we are sharing our top favorite non candy advent calendars!

Why is there always such a debate on when to start getting ready for Christmas? Some people are in Christmas mode as soon as Halloween is over and then others are mad at everyone celebrating early…

I just don’t get it. I don’t care if you only celebrate on the 25th of December and I don’t care if you start in July. Who cares? Well apparently a lot of people do…

Anyway, we’re ready & if you’re reading this post, you probably are too!

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I’m sure you’ve seen those classic chocolate advent calendars they sell in most grocery stores, right?

I remember being so excited for those when I was younger. Now, as an adult with a more “sophisticated” palate, I’ve come to realize that the chocolate in those is really just awful. It’s definitely not something I look forward too. 

While my kids still enjoy those chocolates, I’ve decided I wanted to branch out and experiment with some non candy advent calendars instead (at least until See’s Candy comes out with one 😉)

Have any favorite non candy advent calendars?

We are going to share the non candy advent calendars that stood out to us. Some are geared more toward children (since we have two) and the others are more “adult.” If you’re a little more crafty, we also have links to DIY calendars at the bottom of the page. Don’t forget to check out our non candy stocking stuffers too!

Kid Targeted Advent Calendars:

1.Crayola Christmas Countdown Activity Advent Calendar

2.PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendar- Santa’s Workshop

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3.Play-Doh Xmas Advent Calendar

4.DISNEY: Storybook Collection: Advent Calendar

5.LEGO City Advent Calendar Building Kit

6.Paw Patrol Advent Calendar with 24 Collectible Plastic Figures

7.Barbie Careers Advent Calendar – barbie on day 1 with career themed clothing & accessories

“Grown Up” Advent Calendars

1.Rituals Gift Set Countdown – beauty products from body cream to foaming shower gel & more

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2.Wooden Christmas Tree 24-Piece Advent Calendar

3.Wine Advent Calendar – 1/2 bottle behind each door!

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4.Pop Up Nativity Scene Countdown To Christmas

5.Wish Upon a Star Advent Calendar from Sephora – false lashes, lash adhesive, blending sponge, etc great for teens!

6.Discovery Advent Calendar from Sephora -17 colognes + shower gel, lotion, & soap. Perfect countdown for men

7.Santa Clause Chimney Advent Calendar – Watch Santa drop down the chimney! I saw this one at Target and thought it was so cute!

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Super Mom - No Cape!

Tuesday 4th of December 2018

All sorts of ideas for counting down in this list.


Sunday 25th of November 2018

Thanks for putting this list together! When my kids were little, they loved the Playmobil ones!

Lexi @ That Fit Fam

Monday 26th of November 2018

those ones are definitley cool! thanks!


Friday 23rd of November 2018

Great ideas for Advent calendars. I had on idea they had so many adult ones.

Lexi @ That Fit Fam

Friday 23rd of November 2018

thank you! they have a lot more too, these were just some of our faves =)

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