Amazon’s Top 11 Advent Calendars for 2021!

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Countdown to Christmas with one of these best-selling Amazon Advent calendars! 🎅🏻

woman holding up amazon box with lego advent calendars inside

Is there anything more exciting for kids (and kids at heart) than counting down the days until Christmas? We think not!

It may be early to start counting down, but it’s never too soon to start planning your favorite Christmas traditions. To get you thinking, we’re sharing some of Amazon’s most popular Advent calendars of 2021 that are sure to be a total hit!


Here are 10 of the top-selling Advent calendars available on Amazon right now:

*Please note that Amazon prices change often, and these were the current prices at the time of posting.


1. Bonne Maman 2021 Limited Edition Advent Calendar sells out every single year.

stack of mini jelly jars on christmas towel with advent calendar in background

Buy it now – $34.99

The Bonne Maman 2021 Limited Edition Advent Calendar is the perfect, delicious countdown to the holidays filled with mini fruit spreads and honey! Plus, it would also make for a great gift for the foodie in your life. This is always one of the most popular advent calendars every year, so get one before they sell out!

If you want to know more about this tasty advent calendar, you can read my full review HERE!

Out of stock on Amazon? You can still score this Advent Calendar at these retailers:



2. Keep your hands busy until Christmas with the Coogam Metal Wire Puzzle Advent Calendar.

hand holding advent calendar metal puzzles

Buy it now – $13.99 (regularly $14.99) 

Celebrate the coming of Christmas with a fun and challenging new puzzle every day! This unique Coogam Advent calendar offers a metal brain-teaser behind every door and is fun for the whole family! Better yet, as the big day gets closer, the puzzles become more challenging!

I even did a full review of this metal puzzle Advent calendar… my kiddos loved it so much!


3. We couldn’t be any more excited about the Friends: The Official Advent Calendar.

white stock photo of friends advent calendar

Pre-order it now – $25.49 (regularly $29.99) 

Any devoted Friends lover will be running to scoop up this year’s Friends Advent Calendar which has 25 days of surprises including books, recipe cards, and more!

While there are currently no reviews on this year’s countdown, we expect it to be great considering last year’s Friends Advent Calendar received over 5,000 5-star reviews and this year’s version is new & improved yet again! We know it’ll live up to the hype…and then some. 😏 What more could a seriously devoted Friends-lover ask for?!

The 2021 Friends Advent Calendar releases & ships on October 5th, 2021. 

Keep in mind that Amazon has a pre-order price guarantee! Order now and if Amazon’s price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you’ll receive the lowest price! Sweet! 


4. You’ll really soak up the holidays when you’re bathing in an Advent calendar full of handmade soaps.

hand holding open door on advent calendar with soaps

Buy it now – $27.24

Treat yourself or a friend this season to the ultimate spa experience advent calendar! For under $30,. you can score 24 handmade soaps from Bomb Cosmetics and each one is thoughtfully made with natural ingredients & essential oils! To make it even more fun, each door will display a festive name and lists the benefits and smells in each one!


5. There’s a 2021 LEGO Advent calendar for everybody this year.

hand holding lego harry potter advent calendar

Buy it now – starting at $29.95

Count down to Christmas with a daily surprise from the exciting world of LEGO! This year LEGO also released Advent calendars from its Harry Potter, The Avengers, Star Wars, and LEGO Friends lines so there are endless affordable options regardless of what you love most.

Either way, each highly anticipated advent calendar will come complete with 25 surprises for you to build your LEGO city, play games, and, of course, count down until the big day!


6. Unbox a new charm each day with this gorgeous charm bracelet Advent calendar.

close up of christmas charm bracelet on pink table

Buy it now – $12.99

Know any seriously obsessed Pandora bracelet fans? This Advent calendar idea looks so similar to Pandora, but is way more budget-friendly! Think how much fun it will be to add a festive holiday charm to your bracelet each day then come Christmas, you’ll have a complete piece to show off to all your friends and family.


7. Get 12 new pairs of gaming socks with this Hasbro board game advent calendar on Amazon.

woman holding pair of monopoly socks with board game advent calendar

Buy it now – $15.99

If there’s one thing I know, you can never have enough socks and this Advent calendar idea would even be one the teens love! Your board game-loving box will be stuffed full of thoughtful socks from popular board games like Life, Candy Land, Sorry, Clue, Monopoly, and so much more!


8. The Melissa & Doug Countdown to Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar is a timeless favorite for little ones.

wooden advent calendar shaped like a tree

Buy it now – $22.99 (Regularly $24.79)

This highly-rated Melissa & Doug Countdown to Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar is a perennial favorite with our readers. It includes 24 unique magnetic ornaments plus a star for Christmas day – all of which fit neatly inside the box attached to the base of the tree. This would make a great gift for any child’s first advent calendar.


9. The Disney Storybook Advent Calendars contains 24 festive books. 

hand holding multiple mini christmas books

Pre-order it now – $24.99 (regularly $29.99)

With all-new books for 2021, the Disney Storybook Advent Calendars will be released on November 16 and we can hardly wait! My daughter and I had so much fun reading all of the 2020 books (shown above) so we have high expectations for what the 2021 editions have in store.

The 2021 Disney Advent Calendars will be released on November 16, 2021. Note that pre-order availability keeps going in and out on Amazon, so check back to snag yours before the holidays!

Each advent calendar has 24 individually wrapped paperback books inside so kids can discover a new surprise in each sleeve every day leading up to Christmas. Depending on your kiddos’ interests, there are themed options like the Marvel Storybook Advent Calendar and Disney Princess Storybook Advent Calendar, too!


10. An Advent Calendar Colouring Book is great for all ages.

coloring book with bird and holly

Buy it now – $7.45

Have some time to kill leading up to Christmas? If you’re not looking for a spendy Amazon advent calendar, this one is under $10 and will keep kids and adults busy all through the month of December! In fact, these coloring book Advent calendars are so affordable you could buy one for your entire family to do together and still probably pay less than some of the other advent calendars I’ve shared above.

Each day you’ll enjoy colored Christmas favorites like reindeer, angels, bells, and presents – plus, a few fun surprises too!


11. The Purple Cow’s “Crazy Scientist” Advent Calendar is perfect for budding science enthusiasts.

woman holding scientist advent calendar

Buy it now – $39

This totally unique Advent calendar contains 24 little boxes, each with a different science experiment hidden inside. Your little scientist (ages 8 and up) will learn about chemistry, biology, mechanics, optics, magnets, and more!

The Purple Cow’s Crazy Scientist Advent calendar comes with a beautiful 60+ page booklet full of detailed experiments, accompanying photos, and additional scientific facts relating to the experiments.


Thinking about making your own Advent calendar? We’ve got you covered!


Watch our Advent calendar page for deals and hot new releases all season long!


Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 5 years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.


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Comments 26

  1. lindak

    I bought the hot sauce advent calendar you mentioned last year and it was a big hit with my son.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Aww, SO glad to hear that, Lindak! Thanks for sharing with us!

    • Michelle B

      We bought it fur our best friends and they loved it!

    • Patti

      I bought the hot sauce advent calendar for my 20 something son last year too. I believe it was $80 on Amazon for 12 small ‘ish bottles. He enjoyed it and had hot sauce for months.

    • Amy

      I got one as a gift, not sure if it’s the same one but it was great! Loved it

    • Sara (Hip Sidekick)

      Wow! I’m so thrilled you all loved it! Hot sauce is a food group for me so I totally enjoyed tell you all about it last year! LOL!

  2. Julie

    The scientist calendar is now over $50 on Amazon.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the heads up!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      It is back down in price now if you wanted to check again!

  3. Karen

    We got the science countdown calendar last year. It was a huge hit! I think it was under $20….

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh good! GREAT deal and awesome that it was such a hit! Thanks a bunch for the feedback!

  4. Princess'Mom

    Another use for advent calendars I want to share: Potty training! We were having a hard time with it and then I spotted a Barbie advent calendar at Aldi and got an idea: We told her that every time she used the potty, she could pick a door to open and get a prize. The first time, we gave her the Barbie. She LOVED opening the doors and finding a new piece of clothing or accessory for her doll so she started looking forward to using the potty. Once the doors were all opened/emptied, I refilled them with little trinkets like bead bracelets and pretty barrettes for her to wear. It did the trick! She was a little young for Barbie then but she’s still got all of it now and we were honestly at a loss for how to make it work before trying this idea. You could put together your own but I found the advent calendar was super easy to get started with and then easy to just refill the empty slots.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      YES! I love that idea! I actually did an advent calendar to help with potty training for my son and it worked really well for him too. Thanks a bunch for the suggestion!

    • Couponanimal

      Genius idea!! I’m going to try that!

    • Amber

      Thank you for this tip!! We are about to start potty training our son so that is perfect! Better than cavities from the dum dump! 🤣

      • Amber

        Auto-correct! Dum dums as in candy!

  5. Kimberlyn

    Does anyone know if the Friends Advent Calendar changes each year? We loved it last year.

    • Diptid

      It looks like it’s different. If you click on the link Amazon actually shows you a few items and I know they weren’t part of last year’s calendar.

  6. becca

    Thank you for sharing. We buy our son an advent calendar each year for his September birthday and he gets so excited waiting for December. This year I found a fidget advent calendar on Amazon -he is so into fidgets so he can’t wait for December 1st. There are so many different calendars available I love that you highlighted a variety here.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome, Becca! What a fun tradition! Happy Birthday to your son!

  7. Shelly

    My Friends obsessed girlfriend bought me and herself the Friends advent calendar last year and we were both highly disappointed. It came with a couple of tiny cheap buttons and every other “trinket” was a paper item-recipe cards, post it, paper “ornament”, etc. The board itself is rather cool, but if you’re expecting even a cheap plastic figurine expect to be bummed.

  8. SamShops

    Last year I made advent calendars for my husband and kids. I bought the punch boxes for $10 from Target (looks like they are on sale for $8 right now! https://www.target.com/p/surprise-punch-box-12-spritz-8482/-/A-79847339#lnk=sametab) and I used tissue paper to re-cover the holes. I plan on re-using the boxes again this year. I love shopping for little treasures to put in each spot being able to get specific things that I know they will enjoy.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      How neat! Thanks for the heads up! Such a great idea!

  9. Lyza

    The charm bracelet link does not work. It takes you to a brick building toy type advent calendar.

    • Sara (Hip Sidekick)

      Sorry for the inconvenience, Lyza! We have updated the post with the correct charm bracelet link and the even better news is that it’s now $10 cheaper than the previous price! Happy shopping!

      • Lyza

        That’s great! Thank you

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