I'm right there with them in their excitement - seriously, what's not to love about a month where you get a special treat every single day?! You can pick up a standard cardboard advent calendar with chocolates for as little as $1, but this year I'm going to challenge you to think outside of the (cardboard) box! Consider spending a few more bucks on an advent calendar that can hold little trinkets, notes, & treats, be used year after year, and be a beautiful part of your home's holiday decor.
As you may have figured out by reading my blog, I'm all about options! So, we'll go down the high road ($$$), the middle road ($$), and the low-down, dirt cheap road ($) and find the perfect advent calendar for you! Let's start with the high road - this is the big bucks road for you lucky girls who have some dough to invest in an amazing advent calendar that will become part of your family's holiday tradition and your home's holiday decor for years to come. My favorite advent calendars in this category are the Advent Calendar Elves sold by Garnet Hill. You have your choice of the girl elf (hanging on the wall) or boy elf (hanging out on the bench). Each elf has numbered pockets to store tiny gifts and treats (and they are so cute as part of this home's holiday decor!!). They regularly sell for $88 each but are currently on sale for $69 each.
|Garnet Hill Advent Calendar Elves|
|Pottery Barn Kids Snowman Advent Calendar|
|Pottery Barn Kids Stocking Advent Calendar|
|etsy.com - Polka Stripe Studio|
Christmas Traditions U-fill Advent Calendar with Drawers
|Target's Classic Tidings Tabletop Advent Calendar|
|Target's Classic Tidings Tabletop Wood Advent Calendar|
|IKEA YRSNO Advent Calendar|
|Wants & Wishes Design's Printable Paper Present Advent Calendar|
Martha Stewart gives you the easy peasy instructions for making this Baby Sock Advent Calendar:
|Martha Stewart's Baby Sock Advent Calendar|
|Centsational Girl's Manzanita Advent Tree|
|Christmas Advent Jar|