Of course there are many that you can use year after year whether they be a hanging calendar with pockets to fill or a box with drawers to be filled.
Personally I like my Advent Calendars to feature a Nativity Scene. My daughters would disagree with me, poor deprived children that they are - they fail to understand why we must always have a Nativity Scene whilst their friends have something from the supermarket! I can't understand it. I always try to buy them calendars that contain chocolate, failing which I have bought the Advent Chocolates to go with the chocolate free Nativity Calendar that at one time I could only buy from Lakeland but now are becoming available in several local shops.
So, here are just a few of those that I have seen online and have found to be particularly pretty.
The above two calendars are from Emma Bridgewater.
I know we're still in October - but it pays to be prepared.