Better Bets: “Christmas Countdowns”

Lady M Confections Company

A snow globe design gives this calendar its nostalgic charm. Lady M, world famous for their signature Mille Crepes Cake, has filled its Winter Wishes Advent Calendar with an exclusive collection of candies and jellies, including Red Velvet Crunch Bites, Chocolate Marshmallows, and Red Raspberry Jam. It comes ready for gifting with a matching bag and greeting card. $80.00

MacKenzie – Childs

A miniature Courtly Check Tea Kettle sits atop the whimsical Tannenbaum Advent Calendar. MacKenzie – Childs’ familiar checkerboard pattern is featured throughout this wooden Christmas Tree, which contains 24 little boxes filled with holiday treats. $148


You may want to treat yourself to MAC’s Bursting With Surprises Advent Calendar. Just as the name implies, it is filled with luxe cosmetic items to discover on each of the 24 days leading up to Christmas. The full-sized and miniature products include lipsticks, eye shadows, liners, and more. If you decide to share these beauty goodies, this limited edition calendar comes in a keepsake box that makes a perfect gift. $195.00

Happy Socks

If someone on your gift list is a Beatles fan, they will love this Beatles Collection of 24 pairs of colorful Happy Socks. The sock designs are inspired by iconic images of the Beatles and their Yellow Submarine animated film. The organic, combed cotton assortment features new and never before seen styles and remastered versions of old favorite designs. $298.00

Walker’s Shortbread

This is a sweet alternative to candy for counting down the days of Advent. Walker’s limited edition calendar is filled with delicious, buttery shortbread, including Shortbread Hearts, Salted Caramel Squares, and Chocolate Chip Shortbread. $29.99

Williams Sonoma

Here is a calendar that is sure to delight Christmas cookie bakers. Williams Sonoma has filled this Holiday Baking Advent Calendar with 24 days of baking essentials to create and share holiday cookies. The set includes cookie cutters, spatulas, piping bags, decorating tips, and gift bags. $69.95

Lindt Chocolate

Who doesn’t love chocolate? This traditional Holiday Magic Advent Calendar from Lindt features 13 different types of chocolate (including their famous Lindor Truffles) to satisfy those chocolate cravings throughout the Advent season. $24.99

Whittard of Chelsea

Settle in for cozy holiday evenings with the Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar for Two. There are 24 packets of hot chocolate to discover, featuring 12 different flavors, like Salted Caramel, Cookies and Cream, and Sticky Toffee Pudding. Each packet makes enough delicious hot chocolate for two to indulge in. $94.50

Rhonda Erb

Rhonda Erb writes about fashion, travel and lifestyle from a New Yorker’s perspective in Better Bets. A self-confessed Instagram addict, her work has also appeared in such publications as Runway Magazine. Follow her at: Instagram: @betterbets Twitter: @betterbetsny tumblr:

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