When I was younger advent calendars were paper and each door counting down to Christmas revealed a holiday sketch or a delicious piece of chocolate (I was always happier when it was chocolate). Times have changed, and advent calendars have evolved in a big way. This year when I was shopping for Zelda’s calendar I couldn’t believe how many I came across that contained toys. When you have kids you quickly realize that children come with a ton of tiny plastic pieces and as of late, Zelda is all for the Disney Tsum Tsum figurines. Lucky for us, they have an advent calendar and I can’t wait to give it to her. Mamas, if you want to treat yourself I also included a few beauty themed calendars that will remind you to take a few moments of me time each day. (Stay tuned for an amazing advent calendar giveaway coming soon!)

Which advent calendar has your babe’s name on it? The LEGO city calendar is sure to brighten any little LEGO lover’s day! With 24 days of different surprises, this set includes several builds and six mini figures (including jungle explorer Santa!). If you’re looking to keep things a little more traditional, the galvanized envelope advent calendar puts a spin on a classic. We recommend picking up The Land of Nod’s calendar inserts to go inside if you have little one. Chocolates always work too!






Christmas advent calendars to buy now.

The AmorePacific Botanical Beauty calendar is for mom! Over 12 days, you will receive AmorePacific’s mini must haves. Your skin will improve as the holiday inches closer. This calendar is packed with goodies! Filled with interactive toys, the Toot Toot Animals advent calendar helps build brain power. Little ones can create their Toot-Toot Animals Christmas world that is full of songs and sound effects.

If your little loves My Little Pony as much as Zelda, you already know the ponies earn cutie marks for being true to themselves. Each My Little Pony calendar window contains 24 current trends including rings, glitter powder and more!





Which advent calendars to buy this year.

Christmas advent calendars to buy now.The Sephora Winter Wonderland advent calendar comes with 24 days of makeup, skincare and bath and body products! What more could you ask for? You deserve a little dose of beauty every day. We bought The Land of Nod’s 3D Advent Village a few years ago and it is one of my favorite Christmas decorations to put up. Each piece of the adorable village can be filled with secret notes or candy. It’s up to you what goes inside! Stay tuned because this December we are giving away a Clarins Advent Calendar ($125!) to one lucky reader. These sold out very quickly last year so if you don’t want to leave it up to chance, I would buy it now!






Christmas advent calendars to buy now.

Which advent calendars to buy before they sell out.Advent calendars don’t get more decadent than this one from L’Occitane! From luxe cleansing oil to Terre de Lumiere Eau de Parfum, each door will put an instant smile on any beauty lover’s face — 24 days in a row. Lastly, the Disney Tsum Tsum calendar is Zelda’s jam and I can’t wait to give it to her. Each door features a different Tsum Tsum figure or accessory. At the end of 24 days your little will have an entire Santa’s Workshop themed scene. It will give you hero status with your kids!