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Ten Totally Unique Advent Calendars

Tired of chocolate and candies in your Advent calendar? Check out our list of unique ways to countdown this Christmas season!

Jams and Marmalades!

Bonne Maman 2018 Advent Calendar has 23 1oz. jars of sweet treats and one special surprise for your countdown to Christmas! This sweet calendar comes in at $78.99 on Amazon.

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Pop into December with this yummy Christmas countdown! Joe & Seph’s offers 12 unique flavors of award-winning and handmade popcorn! The calendar is around $30.

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Santa Comes Down the Chimney~

Counting down to Christmas has never been this cute!! The wooden chimney advent calendar features Santa sliding down the chimney each day you get closer to Christmas! You can get this Chimney Calendar from Target online or in stores for only $25.00.

Related: Find when and where Santa will visit Jackson this season! 

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This beautiful calendar features 24 days of Palais des Thes best-selling teas. All the teas are GMO-free and all natural with no added sugar. Steep this calendar at Nordstrom for $29.99!

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Uncork Christmas in style with Aldi’s Wine Advent Calendar. Behind the 24 doors you can find 24 mini bottles of white, red and fizzy. This festive goodie is available in stores starting November 7th and will cost around $70.  Before you go, call and check to see if your local store has this goodie in stock!

Each box contains wines from all around the world:

  • 2 x Prosecco Extra Dry, Italy
  • 2 x Chardonnay, Australia
  • 2 x Chenin Blanc, South Africa
  • 2 x Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand
  • 2 x White Zinfandel, U.S.A.
  • 2 x Cabernet Sauvignon, Australia
  • 2 x Pinot Grigio, Italy
  • 2 x Malbec, Argentina
  • 2 x Shiraz, Australia
  • 2 x Red Blend, Italy
  • 2 x Merlot, Chile
  • 2 x Sauvignon Blanc, Chile

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Build a Village!

Rome wasn’t built in a day- so take the Advent season to build your very own Swedish village with this DIY countdown calendar! All the building materials you need are scissors, glue and some warm hot chocolate! You can build your own village for as little as $26.36.

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For 12 days, open up a pair of warm socks! Unwrap Christmas with this fun gift box! The price of twelve days of cozy feet varies from $20-$49.99 on Amazon.

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Beauty Set!

Count down to Christmas with this Ritual of Advent Gift Set full of all the beauty essentials you need! This set has everything from balms, candles and lotions to mists and body washes. This set comes in at $89.00 online at Macy’s.

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Cheese Please!!

Aldi is back at it again with the awesome Advent calendars! Happy Farms Preferred Cheese is counting down Christmas with snacks! Get this cheesy countdown for $12.99 art your local Aldi. Prices may vary by location and quantities are limited!

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Yankee Candles~

Light up this countdown to Christmas with Yankee candles Countdown Calendar. This set features 24 candles in the most-loved holiday scents and a flickering candle holder! Unfold this scented story-book of candles for $40.

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