Every year, Cool Mom Picks searches high and low for all kinds of the coolest Advent calendars for our homes so that our families — and yours! — can make that countdown to Christmas more fun. And this year, we’re back. Right in time!

If you like to have a little extra fun over the holidays (and you know, avoid those “how many days left, Mom?” questions) check out these 11 cool Advent calendars that I tracked down.

Some are kid-focused, some (ahem, Wine Advent Calendar) are decidedly more adult, but all of them will get you excited for the big day.

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Coolest Advent Calendars | Disney x Kiehl’s True Originals Advent Calendar 

Disney x Kiehl’s Advent Calendar supporting Feeding America
Part of the new Disney x Kiehl’s charity collection with 100% of net profits going to feed hungry kids in America what better excuse to grab this cool 7-day Advent calendar featuring the best of Kiehl’s travel-size beauty products. The way I see it, after a whole week of daily pampering, by Christmas morning you’ll look gorgeous. Even when the kids wake you up at 5 am.(Kiehls, $55)


Coolest Advent calendars | vinebox 12 nights of wine Advent calendar

Vinebox Wine Advent Calendar
All I want for Christmas is a fantastic glass of wine from the best wine regions in the world for 12 days in a row. Too much to ask? Nah. My version of perfect Christmas  is available from Vinebox but it’s available in limited quantities, so grab it now. (Vinebox, $129)

Coolest Advent calendars | Dylan's Candy Bar House Advent Calendar

Dylan’s Candy Bar Advent Calendar
This bright, colorful, embroidered Advent calendar is made by Dylan’s Candy Bar, meaning deliciousness for days. Fill the empty pockets yourself, or order one complete with candy from NYC’s beloved candy shop. The kids will be thrilled. (Land of Nod, $69 – $108)

Cool Advent calendars | Star Wars 12 days of socks at Target

12 Days of Star Wars Socks Advent Calendar
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me….a pair of awesome Chewbacca socks! Now that socks are cool gifts again (and Star Wars was always cool), this is one of the coolest Advent calendars for kids. Affordable too! Plus, you can put off doing laundry for a little longer, ha. (Target, $15)

Related: The hottest Star Wars toys your kids totally want

Coolest Advent Calendars | petit collage tree Advent calendar

Petit Collage Pop-Out and Play Tree Advent Calendar
I have to include this beautifully designed, classic option as one of the coolest Advent calendars this year because…well, look at it! There are 24 pop-out characters for kids play with all on a colorful fold-out play scene. Meaning on Christmas morning, they have a complete new toy to play with, no batteries required. (Petit Collage, $20)

Coolest Advent Calendars | charm bracelet Advent calendar

Charm Bracelet Advent Calendar
Oh wow, my girls would flip for this sparkly Advent calendar! It comes with a silver bracelet and each day for 25 days, kids get to add one more charm to it. By Christmas morning, consider yourself fully accessorized! So clever, and I love that it supports an indie Etsy artist. (Bead Kids, $20)

Related: 14 more fun, festive Advent calendars to make the waiting more fun

Coolest Advent calendars | ArtFul Tea Advent Calendar

ArtFul Tea Advent Calendar
Ooh, I’d love to countdown to Christmas with a new flavor of tea for 24 days. A hot cup of tea each night is a lovely way to unwind during the busy season. Just be sure to order before November 21 for delivery in time for November 30! And give yourself a little time to put it together– the clothespins and twine come with it. (ArtFul Tea, $49)


Coolest Advent Calendars | 2017 short story Advent calendar

The 2017 Short Story Advent Calendar
Ooh, this is a book-lover’s dream! Inside this colorful box are 24 individually sealed booklets, each featuring short stories written by some incredible writers including Kelly Link, Jim Gaven, Ken Liu, Carmen Maria Machado, and…well, surprises! And because this is 2017, you can follow along with the hashtag on social to get interviews with each author, and connect with fellow literary lovers. (Hingston & Olsen, $55)

Coolest Advent Calendars | ASOS Men's Grooming Advent Calendar

ASOS Men’s Grooming Advent Calendar
From beard balm (the man with the sack would be proud) to lip balm, I think this is one of the coolest Advent calendars. Your favorite dude will enjoy 24 mini versions of grooming products leading up to the big day — perfect if you’re surprising him with a fancy new razor on Christmas. (ASOS, $87)

Coolest Advent calendars | printable polar bear Advent calendar

DIY Printable Polar Bear Advent Calendar
A cool Advent calendar doesn’t have to be spendy. For just $4, you get these cool printable paper polar bears that , when assembled, make a mantle or windowsill adorably charming. Just place a small trinket or little piece of chocolate inside the bears as you construct them. — or place a few, if you have more kids. So smart! (French Melody on Etsy, digital download, $4)

Coolest Advent calendars: Eric Carle calendar

Eric Carle’s Dream Snow Pop-Up Advent Calendar 
This sweet, traditional Advent calendar is based on the popular Christmas story Dream Snow by the amazing Eric Carle. It’s been around for a while, but the magic still holds for young kids. They get to open a new window each day in December to reveal another decoration to add to the display. By the time Christmas arrives, you’ll have a very dreamy scene! (Amazon, $10)