You had to be quick to get one of Aldi's super-popular wine advent calendars this year. If you missed out, perhaps these Amazon suggestions will work.

Let me begin by filling you in on something. If you were looking for another way to get an advent calendar and several small bottles of wine, you won't find those kinds of alternatives here. My suggestion, should you really need something to sip while counting down to Christmas, is to buy a few bottles from Aldi, and use each glass full as your count down.

Now, let's get to shopping for some advent calendar alternatives you may not have known about.

Little People Advent Calendar from Fisher-Price


This calendar is super fun and educational, as it's a perfect way to introduce numbers and counting to your little person.


Nespresso Coffees Advent Calendar

This 24-day advent calendar comes with two delicious Nespresso coffee flavors each day.


DreamBone Furry Christmas Advent Calendar for Dogs


Twenty-four delicious snacks for your pup. Eight sweet potato mini bones, eight mini candy canes and eight mini chicken wrapped sticks included in each calendar.

If you're a cat owner, Fancy Feast put an advent calendar together for you, filled with cans of wet food.


25 Hot Sauces of Christmas Advent Calendar


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