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28 Oddly Specific Advent Calendars You’ll Want To Gift This Season

Is this still on? *taps mic* 2020 has been A Year. But, to cheer you up, we've got a little something up our premature-holiday-gifting sleeves — well, technically, 20 little-somethings that are made up of 26-little somethings...We'll cut to the chase: it's advent calendars.

As it turns out, not only have advent calendars for the 2020 holiday season already started to drop but they're also even more oddly specific than last year's lineup — we're talking Super-Mario and PBS-limited-edition-sock stuff here. The weird and the wonderful of unique advent calendars aren't just fun, they're actually a good gifting-bang for your buck (especially for those looking to share gifts or wanting to try a variety of products). It's true, we've got months to go before December. But, why wait? Go ahead and start treating yourself and your loved ones early with this year's biggest advent-calendars, from Sephora's coveted beauty box to a sophisticated wine-tasting kit and even a Friends-themed superfan situation.


Oh, and be sure to bookmark this page if you're interested in checking out more oddly specific options as they continue to drop — we'll be keeping tabs.

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Happy Socks 24 Days of Holiday Socks

For a truly wild experience, this festive box of 24 holiday-themed socks is basically the "ugly Christmas sweater" of advent calendars.
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Sephora Collection Wild Wishes After Advent Calendar

Calling all Sephora stans: This luxe beauty advent calendar is sure to delight the most choosy product snobs.
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Crochet Pattern Bundle: Amigurumi Advent Calendar

If you can't get enough of adorably smol tchotchkes, this itty-bitty crochet calendar on Etsy is a guaranteed hit.
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Copper Cow Coffee Advent Calendar

Calling all coffee snobs: Behind the 12 drawers of this elegantly-designed advent cal, you'll find a countdown of festive coffee flavors and creamer pairings to ensure your buzziest holiday season yet.
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Bonne Maman 2020 Advent Calendar

Are you ready for this jelly? If you have a thing for tiny jars of French preserves, then your day just got way better: Upgrade your breakfast game with this Bonne Maman advent calendar, which has consistently sold-out year after year.
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Mars 2020 Assorted Candy Christmas Advent Calendar

Got a sweet tooth? Indulge in 24 days of M&M's, Snickers, Twix, and more with this Mars advent calendar.
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Healing Crystal Advent Calendar 2020

Ensure a prosperous 2021 by warding away 2020's bad juju with 24 days of assorted crystals to keep in every room.
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Norman Rockwell Pop-Up Advent Calendar

This illustratated advent calendar — reminscent of a much simpler time — features a month of festive designs from iconic American artist Norman Rockwell.
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Sunnylife Candle Advent Calendar

You can never have too many candles. Add 12 mini bougies to your collection with this cozy advent calendar.
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Cookie Making Advent Calendar

For a true test of will power, we love this unique advent cal for the home bakers out there; behind each door, you'll find a new ingredient or accessory to be used to make festive cookies at the end of the month (or day, if you open everything at once — which, can't blame you!).
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Inkach Advent Calendar 2020 Christmas Slime

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Flaviar Advent Calendar

Get into the holiday spirit with Flaviar's whiskey advent calendar, which contains 24 sampler bottles of the 'ski, plus a glass to enjoy them in.
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Fancy Feast The Feastivities Advent Calendar

Hey all you cool cats and kittens! Fancy Feast has you covered this holiday with 24 delectable cans of wet food sure to delight any feline.
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Merry & Bright Holiday Deck The Howls with Jerky Advent Calendar

And for the pups, we adore this jerky-filled advent calendar. Who's been a good boy this year?
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Vinebox 12 Nights of Wine

You didn't think that the official beverage of 2020 wouldn't get its own advent cal, did you? Vinebox's fan-favorite vino holiday set is back this year, and if you haven't been quick enough to snag it this year, we suggest picking it up early to gift to your friends and family who've helped you get through an otherwise very trying time.
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McCrea's Handcrafted Caramel Advent Calendar

If you're not much of a chocoholic, then maybe some artisanal caramels will be more your speed. We love McCrea's classic calendar featuring everyone's favorite salty-sweet confection in unique flavors like coffee bean, clove, Hawaiian sea salt, and more.
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David's Tea 24 Days Of Tea

Canadian brand David's Tea has reprised its bestselling advent calendar this year with 24 festive blends sure to delight any tea snob. (Plus, there's even a matcha-themed one for all the green tea lovers out there.)
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Sugarfina Advent Calendar

From delectable gummies, caramels, and more, this luxe candy calendar is a major upgrade from the cardboard chocolate ones of your youth.
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Meri Meri Enamel Pin Advent Calendar

Whimsical enamel pins are an easy way to trick out any denim jacket or backpack. This adorable 12-day advent calendar features not only festive designs (mini Santa and reindeer), but pins you'll want to sport year-round, too: Butterfly, a cactus, and....a lobster?
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Central Perk 12 Days of Bath Advent Calendar

We're not entirely sure what Central Perk has to do with bath products, but hey – we'll take it. This $30 find contains an assortment of Friends-themed body washes, lip balms, and hand cream, among other finds.
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Godiva 2020 Holiday Luxury Chocolate Advent Calendar

Got a sweet tooth? This mouth-watering gift box is filled to the brim with fancy chocolates for a daily dose of decadence.
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Vecchio Pastificio Di Gragnano 12 Days Of Pasta Gift Box

Whatever it is, say it with pasta. In addition to getting a good laugh, experimenting with twelve unique shapes means your giftee will never get bored with home cooking.
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Kiehl's Limited Edition Skincare Advent Calendar

The Kiehl's advent calendar is always one of the most hotly anticipated items of the gifting season, and they've done it again with this year's storybook-like calendar inspired. In addition to having excellent packaging from artist Maïté Franchi, it's also a great way to nab $207 worth of skin care for just $98.
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Nintendo Super Mario Advent Calendar

For the gamer in your life, this retro-inspired Super Mario advent calendar will basically feel like getting an IRL floating Super Star. From tiny figurines to cute accessories, this is a prezzie sure to delight.
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12 Coffees of Christmas Advent Calendar

For a festive brew, make every morning Christmas morning with this array of flavored K-cups.
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Friends Advent Calendar

Could it *be* any more festive? We think not. For Friends superfans, we love this keepsake-filled advent calendar with mini notepads, erasers, magnets, and more featuring nods to the show's most iconic holiday episodes.
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