'Tis the season of surprises and for many of us, that means enjoying the time-honored tradition of opening an advent calendar. Long a pastime of only the young, advent calendars have evolved to entertain the whole family, so I've compiled the best advent calendars for moms — because after playing taxi driver, short order cook, maid, and mama, I deserve a fun little surprise every day.
I remember my advent calendar growing up. It was a big, quilted thing my mom would hang on the wall, and each day we'd move a little felt toy closer and closer to Christmas. My kids have had all kinds of festive advent calendars over the years, from the traditional sort filled with chocolate to cool sticker advent calendars that work like a puzzle and so many more. But the best advent calendars for moms are way more exciting in my book, because they can include anything from high-end beauty products to cozy knitted things, to decadent, over-the-top chocolate and wine. There are way more options than there are days in Advent, so maybe do yourself a solid and buy a few. I mean, it is the holidays. What better way to reward yourself every day?