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A fairy floss-filled advent calendar by Fluffy Crunch.
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The best advent calendars in Australia

We've rounded up the best advent calendars filled with everything from chocolates and lollies to dog treats and sex toys

Adena Maier
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Adena Maier
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Sure, you can count down the days until Christmas by crossing out the days on your calendar. But we all know that's not nearly as much fun as counting them down with an advent calendar filled with fun treats. We've rounded up a bunch of Australian advent calendars filled with everything from conventional offerings like chocolates and lollies to less conventional treats like sex toys and healing crystals. Whether you're shopping for a child or an adult, there's bound to be a calendar on this list that will put a smile on their face. And if you're shopping for yourself, even better.

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Back by popular demand after selling out last year, it will feature a curated selection of handmade and small-batch artisan chocolates. Many of these indulgent treats – like the never-before-seen dark orange fondant-filled frogs, milk chocolate lemon meringue pie and 70 per cent chocolate gin liqueur – are exclusive to the advent calendar, with plenty more delicious surprises to discover upon opening. A bespoke box of world-class chocolates doesn’t come cheap though, with the advent calendar retailing for $1,190. So if this is high on your Christmas wish list, now’s the time to start saving.

What's in it: 24 bags of tea

Cost: $55

Start each day of the festive season off with a cuppa from this tea advent calendar by Sydney-based brand Neo. Behind the doors, you'll find 24 different pyramid tea bags, which can each be drunk hot or chilled. We don't want to spoil all of the fun by telling you exactly what's in it, but you can look forward to fruity, chocolatey, herbal and classic teas. 

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What's in it: 24 dog treats

Cost: $70

Who says humans get to have all the fun on the holidays? Let your four-legged pal take part in the festivities by getting them one of these doggie advent calendars by Laila and Me. The calendar includes 17 different pet treat samples spread out over 24 days, including products like freeze-dried beef, boar and chicken heart and jerky cubes. 

What's in it: 24 kind gestures to complete over the holidays

Cost: $69

It can be hard to teach our little ones that Christmas is about more than just presents. Instil a love of giving back in them early with this kindness advent calendar by Wattle & Wildflower, a wife-and-husband-owned brand from Wagga Wagga. Remove a wooden block from the calendar each day to reveal a new act of kindness that your child can complete at home or in the community, including things like baking cookies for your neighbours and writing a thank-you note for the postie The best part? You can use this advent calendar year after year and make a habit of being charitable and kind over the holidays. 

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What's in it: 12 sex toys and accessories

Cost: $180

This one's a little saucier than the rest. But if you and your partner(s) are looking to spice things up in the bedroom over the holidays, look no further. Lovehoney has put together two advent calendars, one designed for vulva-owner pleasure and one designed for penis-owner pleasure. 

What's in it: 24 filter coffees

Cost: $85

Impress the coffee snob in your life with the Beanvent calendar by Feind Coffee. Inside, you'll find 24 filter coffees from some of the best roasters Australia has to offer. Expect rare and limited releases, experimental processes, some beloved classics and even some Christmas-inspired coffees. The coffees are whole beans, and if you don't have a hand grinder, Feind Coffee is offering a discount on a Rhinoware grinder when you purchase the calendar. 

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What's in it: 25 pieces of Koko Black chocolate pralines

Cost: $70

This artisan chocolatier is known for drawing huge crowds at its Royal Arcade location, and now you can enjoy its luxury chocolates each day of December. This calendar has 24 pieces of the brand's bestselling chocolates, including ones with hazelnut, caramel, Speculoos and more. There's even a calendar for the kids, with 25 kid-sized chocolate treats.

What's in it: 25 containers with 15g of flavoured fairy floss

Cost: $128

This fairy floss advent calendar by Sydney brand Fluffy Crunch will awaken your inner child and bring back fond memories of school carnivals. Behind each sweet window, you'll find a container filled with 15g of flavoured fairy floss. Try flavours like piña colada, apple pie, salted caramel and bubblegum. Keep track of which ones are your favourites so that you can order the bigger tubs in the new year.

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What's in it: 12 days worth of crystals, silver jewellery and candles

Cost: $180

If you or a friend have recently gotten into crystals, this is the advent calendar for you. Melbourne brand Bougainbale has put together a box containing crystals, silver jewellery and candles that will help you live out your best witchy lifestyle. The box has a value of $300, so at just $180 it's a real steal. There are only 100 of these boxes available, so pre-order them early or risk missing out. 

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