As December creeps closer and closer, the allure of the holidays (and time off of work) feels so close and yet so far away. And yet, if you think about this time of year when you were a child, the days seemed to creep by, the torturous time seeming never ending between you and a tree* filled with all the gifts you've been dreaming of all year**. (*If you celebrate Christmas!) (**Yes, we know this perpetuates some culturally instituted consumer mentality, but kids do enjoy toys!). At any rate, as adults we now stare longingly at the calendar for days off and, of course, being with loved ones, and the days still seem to tick by rather slowly (although, holiday parties break up the monotony!).
One thing that helped us get through December as kids was the beloved advent calendar. Every year, we would wait in anticipation for that chocolate filled miracle calendar to appear, guaranteeing at least one piece of chocolate a day (and in one case, an editor who recalls taking the entire thing under her bed and eating every piece of chocolate at the beginning of the month, much to her mother's—and stomach's—dismay).
And now as adults, why not continue the tradition? As you may have noticed, advent calendars for adults have increased heavily in popularity recently and we're totally on board. There's an advent calendar for everyone, from fancy chocolates to tea to sex toys. Here are the best advent calendars for 2018 to buy now!