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Advent calendars: Because we need a little Christmas right this very minute

Adriana Velez is Food Editor for SheKnows. She spent her formative years in Brooklyn, which pretty much explains everything about her. She now lives somewhere else and has discovered life after kale and kombucha. She's written for Civil ...

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Counting down 'til Santa time

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Counting down 'til Santa time

Not all of us are crafty, so we've gathered the best advent calendars of 2016.

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Pop-up house advent calendar

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Pop-up house advent calendar

This cute pop-up house sits right on any tabletop. (Bas Bleu, $20)

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Divine fair-trade chocolates

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Divine fair-trade chocolates

Chocolate lovers enjoy one fair-trade chocolate a day with this calendar. (Divine Chocolate, $5)

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Godiva advent calendar

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Godiva advent calendar

Another great choice for choco-lovers: Godiva's truffle-filled advent calendar of yumminess ($35).

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Garnet Hill

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Garnet Hill

How sweet are the hats and mittens in this advent calendar. (Garnet Hill, on sale for $48)

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'Star Wars' R2-D2 advent calendar

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'Star Wars' R2-D2 advent calendar

It's always a good idea to invite R2-D2 with this Star Wars calendar. (Pottery Barn, $34)

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Kurt Adler advent

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Kurt Adler advent

This wooden Kurt Adler advent calendar could make a lovely heirloom. (Jet, $68)

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Pockets to fill from Land of Nod

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Pockets to fill from Land of Nod

Fill the pockets of this pocket advent calendar with your own goodies. (Land of Nod, $70)

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Gift house advent calendar

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Gift house advent calendar

Open the doors to this little house and fill them with your own gifts. (Sur la Table, $35)

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Santa advent calendar

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Santa advent calendar

Remind your kids who's watching — without the elf — with this pocketed Santa advent calendar. (Williams-Sonoma, $100)

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Playmobil advent calendar

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Playmobil advent calendar

Fight with your kids over the cute figurines in this Playmobil advent calendar. (Amazon, $85)

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Cheese advent calendar

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Cheese advent calendar

While we wait for our 2017 cheese advent calendar, we'll be making our own for 2016.

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Diptyque advent

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Diptyque advent

And now for the crazy, pie-in-the-sky fantasy: a candle-filled calendar. (Diptyque, $390)

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