It’s not quite Halloween yet, but we all know what happens when that day hits—within 24 hours, the mood changes from spooky season to festive season, in all its glory. If you love Christmas, and you love the Christmas season, well, it’s about to be the time of year when “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is appropriate to blast at all hours. The countdown to Christmas also means that one of our shop’s most beloved categories is finally making its seasonal appearance—Advent calendars.
Advent is the big, blinking countdown until Christmas, and Advent calendars make marking the days before the big festivities all that more fun. When I was growing up, I got an Advent calendar made of paper that dispensed waxy Santa-shaped chocolates every day of December until Christmas. But Advent calendars have come a long way since then. The Food52 shop has 20 options, stuffed with little holiday treats. From assorted teas to intensely flavored licorice, there’s a way to count down that should suit every taste.