Unique Advent Calendars

Christmas Advent Calendars that Go Beyond a Cardboard Box!

This is another Christmas classic that might be ready for an upgrade in your home.  If you’d like to buy an advent calendar that isn’t the usual cardboard box with doors, take a look at these suggestions!

Metropolitan Museum of Art – Wiener Werkstatte

This Wiener Werkstatte advent calendar, first designed in 1903, features a Christmas scene with 25 perforated doors that conceal 25 hidden ornaments.  A separate, stand-up tree awaits each of these ornaments!  (Metropolitan Museum of Art, Wiener Werkstatte Advent Calendar, $17.95 for members, $19.95 for non-members)

Land of Nod – Countdown to Christmas

Countdown to Christmas with this cute calendar from the Land of Nod!  Twenty-four pockets await filling with small surprises, candy or notes!  (Land of Nod*, Countdown to Christmas, $39)

L.L. Bean – Heirloom Ski Lodge

This traditional retailer offers an heirloom quality Advent calendar featuring an adorable and very detailed ski cabin, with twenty four doors for tucking small prizes inside! (Ski Lodge Advent Calendar, $109, personalization available)

Bas Bleu – World Travel

The renowned book seller, Bas Bleu, offers two gorgeous Advent calendars that will take you to the Basilica San Marco and the Grand Canal in Venice! (San Marco, Grand Canal, both $29.95)

Christmas Treasures


This is a terrific online resource for all things Christmas , including an extensive collection of wooden Advent calendars by Byer’s Choice.  Some design choices include a scene of nutcrackers, Christmas Cottage and Snow Tree.  These heirloom Advent calendars will last a lifetime! (Christmas Treasures Advent Calendars, $85)

I hope that these suggestions inspire you to treat your family to awonderful new Advent Calendar!  Order today and be ready for December 1st!

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