For almost 150 years, they’ve promised a tiny gift or treat to excited children while they wait patiently for Christmas. But the advent calendar has come a long way since 1851 – now, you’re just as likely to find beer or candles inside as you are cheap chocolate.

On the first day of Christmas, what will your advent calendar give to you? We’ve rounded up the coolest calendars to bring the joy this December.

  1. T2 World of Tea advent calendar, $40, www.t2tea.com 
  2. Palm Beach Collection advent calendar, $79.95, www.palmbeachcollection.com.au 
  3. Jack Daniels advent calendar, $119.99, www.winesellersdirect.com.au 
  4. Australian Gin advent calendar, $269, www.kentstreetcellars.com.au 
  5. Meri Meri Nutcracker advent calendar, $32, www.robinsnest.com.au 
  6. Koko Black All Star advent calendar, $69, www.epicurestore.com.au 
  7. Christmas Beard Oil advent calendar, $60.89, www.etsy.com  
  8. The Sharing Kindness advent calendar, $22.95, www.sharingkindness.co 
  9. Rifle Paper Co. Night Before Christmas advent calendar, $39.95, www.milligram.com 


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