10 Anything-But-Chocolate Advent Calendars You Need ASAP

A glass of wine a day to count down Christmas? Yes, please.

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November 01, 2018

I think we can all agree that the only thing better than December 25th is the month beforehand. I mean, it's all so magical—the lights, the hot chocolate, the decorations, and most importantly, the Advent calendars.

Arguably, one of the best aspects of the countdown to Christmas is the fact that it's acceptable to eat one piece of chocolate a day for 24 days. If, however, you're hard-pressed to find a calendar that isn't hiding candy behind its paper doors, you're in luck.

These Advent calendars contain everything from beauty products to wine. And come to think of it, we'd choose wine over chocolate any day.

From VineBox

This Advent calendar will add a special kind of sparkle to your holiday. It contains 12 different glasses of various wines from all around the world. Cheers!

If you're not entirely sold with wine, no biggie. This calendar is perfect for beer lovers. There are 12 top-rated beers from 2018 to try. Come Christmas, you'll know which one to celebrate with.

From Amazon

One cup of tea a day will warm you right up for the holiday season. The best part about this calendar is that it features seasonal flavors such as "Happy Holiday" green tea and "Candy Cane" peppermint herbal tea.

From Amazon

Get cozy during your countdown to Christmas one L'Occitane product at a time. We're talking hand creams, soaps, shampoos, conditioners and, best of all, L'Occitane's almond shower oil.

From Amazon

The only treat better than chocolate is, of course, jam. With Bonne Maman's 24-day calendar, there's more than enough fruit spread to go around.

From Macy's

Leave the chocolate to the kids. With this Advent 12-day calendar, it's all about the lip gloss. Each door in the calendar surprises you with a new shade!

From Amazon

Give your S.O. the gift of hygiene leading up to Christmas. The ManStuff 12-day calendar includes shower gel, nail clippers, bath salts, chapstick and other grooming surprises for men.

If all you need in an Advent calendar is aesthetic, then look no further. Anthropologie's Home Advent Calendar, crafted into the shape of a dollhouse, features delightful illustrations hidden behind little paper flaps for each day leading up to Christmas.

From KIKKI

This Advent calendar is 100-percent worth the splurge. It's filled with stickers, pens, inspiring quotes and other stationary items that will add extra excitement to your Christmas countdown.

From Kiehl's

It's hard not to be excited about this particular calendar, mainly because it contains 24 of Kiehl's top skincare products for only $70! This thing has masks, moisturizers and even serums.

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