Last year, we compiled a big list of 14 food-related Advent calendars featuring everything from chocolate, to spices, to tea and coffee, and we are thrilled to find that so many of them are available again this year. (so, yes, go check them out!) But we’ve also discovered a handful of amazing and delicious new Advent calendars for 2022 that we couldn’t resist telling you about. But hurry! Unlike run-of-the-mill Advent calendars you can find in every supermarket and drug store right now, these special editions will go fast.
If you prefer Advent calendars that are a little less decadent, pop on over to Cool Mom Picks for loads of creative Advent calendars beyond the ones with little treats in them. They make great gifts and finding a new one each year may become a tradition that makes your own holidays even more special.
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Start spreading the news! This supersized, 20″ tall NYC Advent calendar from Le Chocolat des Français ($45) is jam-packed with mouth-watering treats from the south of France including pralines, caramelized hazelnuts, and chocolate-covered marshmallow bears. Sure, you can share these with the kids, but you’ll want to covet them for yourself. Made exclusively for the MOMA store and illustrated by United Taste’s of America’s Jenny Bowers, I’d have a hard time parting with the playful illustrations of iconic NYC scenes after that last door is opened.
Also by Le Chocolat des Français, this super-bright, fun, and oversized musical-themed Advent calendar ($48) is filled with all the hits like salted dark chocolate, cocoa truffles with chocolate chips, and milk chocolate with salted caramel. Another chart-topping delicious Advent calendar filled with high-end confections, it stars delightful cartoonish illustrations that will make this a delight to see each day.
Related: When we say we need this Dolly Parton advent calendar, we mean WE NEED THIS DOLLY PARTON ADVENT CALENDAR!
Isn’t she lovely? This beautifully designed carousel Advent calendar from Sugarfina ($195) is definitely a keepsake you’ll want to carefully pack away for years to come. With rechargeable LED lights to make this really sparkle, the center section can be turned by hand to reveal all the animals of the carousel. Inside each drawer, you’ll find four pieces of Sugarfina’s uniquely delicious candy in more grown-up flavors like Peach Bellini, Vanilla Latte Cordials, and Tequila Grapefruit Sours. Just tell the kids all the candy is “spicy” and hopefully they’ll leave it alone.
From one of our very favorite chocolatiers featured in 18 delicious Father’s Day food gifts supporting Black-owned businesses Memphis’ Phillip Ashley’s luxury Advent calendar ($149) contains 24 drawers, each with a different hand-painted chocolate bonbon designed to look like a shiny Christmas ornament. An absolutely amazing array of unique, sophisticated flavors like bourbon banana nut bread, chess pie, and maple caramel with smoked salt, this is a worthy splurge for discerning palates.
Definitely for those 21+, Vinebox’s new 24 Nights of Wine Advent calendar ($199) is a great way to unwind each night after writing cards, wrapping gifts, or reading It’s the Night Before Christmas for the sixth time. With 24 different wines in glass tubes, it makes a super-special gift or a worthy self-care purchase.
Though not an Advent calendar at all, we are In love with Phillip Ashley’s stunning Hanukkah countdown calendar ($149) for our Jewish family and friends. Available for pre-sale now for delivery the week of December 12th, it’s beautifully designed to be enjoyed over the eight day of Hanukkah. Each day offers three luxury bonbons inspired by traditional Jewish desserts like halva, rugelach, tzimmes, and honey cake. What a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday in a special way.