Here Are The Latest Non-Chocolate 2018 Advent Calendars For Home Decorating And Gifting

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Advent calendars are a traditional European way for parents to help children keep track of how many days are left before Christmas. They often hide a small daily chocolate treat behind a door or drawer. But adults can get in on the fun, too! More and more of the stores and brands we love are creating their own unique, non-chocolate versions of 2018 Advent calendars.

Treat yourself (or someone special) in the 24 days before Christmas with a 2018 Advent calendar. Some have become cult favorites that sell out the day they’re released. Some are quite the splurge. Here are the best 2018 Advent calendars for home:

Decor-Related 2018 Advent Calendars

This whimsical, Nordic Advent calendar from Cost Plus World Market, $20, reveals a small woodland ornament each day for a Christmas wonderland theme.
The Avian Holiday Pop-Up Advent Calendar at The Met Store, $20, is based on the 1953 watercolor “Avian Holiday” by Adolf Dehn. Every day reveals a new bird to hang on the included tree.

Chocolate-Alternative Gourmet Advent Calendars

The DAVIDsTEA 24 Days of Tea 2018 Advent Calendar, $49, features holiday brews like Gingerbread, Candy Cane Crush and Caramel Shortbread.
Amitea Organics at Etsy features an Advent Tea Calendar, $47, with daily organic teas in eco-friendly packaging, complete with wooden clothesline pins for hanging on your garland.
French tea company Palais Des Thes created a Countdown to Christmas 2018 Advent calendar, available at Nordstrom for $30. Each door reveals a tea bag so you can sample a new tea every day until Christmas.
12 Nights of Wine from Vinebox, $129, features wines from around the world. The unique gift idea sold out in less than a month last year.

Create-Your-Own Countdown

If you’d rather skip the chocolates and daily indulgences, this vintage-inspired Hallmark Days ‘Til Christmas wooden block set, $25, counts down as many as 99 days until Christmas.
Pottery Barn’s Glitter Houses decorative Advent calendar, $129, lights up and reveals something special behind each daily door.
Add your own gifts and treats in each tin bucket of this large Advent Calendar Ladder at Wayfair, $145.
The Embellished Advent Calendar Pillow by Kirklands, $35, comes with a small gingerbread man that can be placed in each numbered pocket to mark how many days ’til Christmas.
Here’s an updated Nordic version of the traditional Advent calendar at Nordstrom, $70, featuring drawers where small goodies can be placed. The village scene above lights up.

2018 Advent Calendars For Indulging and Gifting

The Body Shop’s 24 Days of the Enchanted Advent Calendar, $70, has favorites from their body, skincare, makeup, hair care and accessories collections.
Lush’s Advent calendars have become a cult favorite for bath lovers. This year, they’ve designed their Wonderful Christmas Time gift box, $199, to feature a treat per day and include their best-selling bath bombs, soaps and shower products.
The Discovery Advent Calendar by Atelier Cologne at Sephora, $59, is a great gift for a man or woman. The pure perfumes and nourishing bath and body treatments feature exotic spice and citrus scents that can be worn or used by anyone.
What a great way to dress up your small home office. Kikki.K Lovers Advent Calendar, $130, hides notepads, pens, affirmation cards, a key ring and pin, gift tags, page markers and much more behind each navy and gold door.

The Ultimate Holiday Candle Advent Calendars

For candle fanatics, Diptyque Paris is the ultimate candle. Their 2018 Advent Calendar is $425 and still manages to be nearly impossible to find by Thanksgiving. It’s loaded with candles, fragrance and body care products in a gorgeous gold box.
Jo Malone’s exclusive perfume and candle scents can now be sampled in this high-end 2018 Advent Calendar, $450.