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5 Of This Season's Coolest Advent Calendars

Waking up to a bunch of presents scattered under the tree is incredible, but you know what's also a fun part of the holiday season? Advent calendars. You get to enjoy a little treat each day as the pre-Christmas excitement builds. If you're looking to break free from the traditional chocolate treat-style calendars, here are some unique options that everyone on your list will love this holiday season:

The NYX Lippie Countdown Advent Calendar

If you've got a beauty product lover in your life, they'll obsess over this Advent calendar that's packed with pint-sized lipsticks, glosses, and balms to sample.

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SPOILER** NYX Lippie Countdown Advent Calendar 2017.


Dylan's Candy Bar Advent Calendar

This is no ordinary chocolate-packed Advent calendar. The adorable embroidered house is stacked with gourmet treats from the New York City-based candy shop.

#TFW... you walk into our Miami store, but it's actually just real-life candy land ????

4,346 Likes, 62 Comments - Dylan's Candy Bar (@dylanscandybar) on Instagram: "#TFW... you walk into our Miami store, but it's actually just real-life candy land ????"


 Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar

This Advent calendar is absolutely Jedi approved. The Star Wars fan in your life will geek out over it.

Lego City Advent Calendar 2017

The new 2017 Lego City Advent Calendar. Opening of all the windows of this awesome advent calendar. Please also check out the Lego Friends Advent Calendar and the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar on my channel Fun Toys. Please subscribe and leave a comment if you like what you see or not.



H&M Accessories Advent Calendar

Add some bling to your mom, sister, or BFF's life this year when you give them this Advent calendar that comes with earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. It's ideal for jazzing up that holiday party ensemble.


Thank you for watching my H&M Advent Calendar 2017 video. In this video I open up the H&M Advent Calendar 2017 to show you what's inside. You will enjoy this video is you like my recent Zoella and Tanya Burr Advent Calendar 2017 video.


The Short Story Advent Calendar

For bookworms, there's no better Advent calendar to receive than this one. Each day, you can unwrap a new short story from popular authors. There's also a social media component, so you can check out interviews from those who contributed their stories to the calendar.

#Repost @danieledwards1354 ・・・ My 2017 Short Story Advent Calendar arrived! So yeh, I opened it up to have a look, but I didn't peak! Can't wait until December to begin. #ssac2017

20 Likes, 1 Comments - Hingston & Olsen Publishing (@hingstonolsen) on Instagram: "#Repost @danieledwards1354 ・・・ My 2017 Short Story Advent Calendar arrived! So yeh, I opened it up..."


Make the days leading up to Christmas even more fun this year with these offbeat Advent calendars that are perfectly geared to your loved ones' interests.


Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, American Way magazine, The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thrillist, Thought Catalog, and others.