Countdown to Christmas:
25 Advent Calendars to Buy

One year I want to make an advent calendar that my family can use for years to come. This is not that year. But using an advent calendar is a tradition I loved as a child and want to share with my young children. Here are 25 of my favorites for sale this year: from nice, fabric and wood ones to use every year to less expensive paper options.

Row One:
1. House Advent Calendar by Maileg, purple ($108, My Sweet Muffin)
2. Scandinavian Advent Calendar ($86.11, Good Wishes Quilts)
3. All Shapes and Sizes Countdown Calendar ($49 red or gold, Land of Nod)
4. Handmade Wool Felt Bird Advent Calendar ($129, Magic Cabin)
5. Woodland Animal Ornament Advent Calendar ($125, Peppersprouts)

Row Two:
6. Telluride Natural Advent Calendar ($69, Pottery Barn Kids)
7. Mini Felt Stockings Advent Calendar ($62, Garnet Hill)
8. Wooden Advent Calendar ($275, Baileywick Woods)
9. Angel Advent Calendar by David Fussenegger ($38, My Sweet Muffin)
10. Tree Advent Calendar ($179, Pottery Barn)

Row Three:
11. Angel Advent Calendar ($69, Pottery Barn Kids)
12. Marimekko Isola's 2013 Advent Calendar ($119, Crate & Barrel)
13. Christmas Tree Advent Calendar ($24.99, Annie's Good Old Days Store)
14. Present Countdown Calendar ($49, Land of Nod)
15. Advent Calendar ($17.95, H&M)

Row Four:
16. House Advent Calendar by Maileg, grey ($108, My Sweet Muffin)
17. Advent Calendar Tree ($63.20, Wisteria)
18. Kathe Kruse Advent Calendar Boots ($48.29, Casa)
19. Paris Advent Calendar ($20, Nouveau Designs; also available: Brooklyn)
20. Winter's Night Pop Up Advent Calendar ($10.99, Chronicle Books)

Row Five:
21. The Nutcracker Storybook Advent Calendar ($13.95, Bas Bleu)
22. Yuletide Carrolers Pop-Up Advent Calendar ($12.99, Chronicle Books)
23. Avian Holiday Pop-Up Advent Calendar ($19.95, MET Museum Store)
24. Candy Advent Tree ($30, Dylan's Candy Bar)
25. LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar ($39.99, LEGO)

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.