There are handmade, heirloom advent calendars and store-bought, paper calendars, red and green calendars and striped calendars and polka dotted calendars.

Regardless of the form, the excitement of opening a package every day to count down the days until Christmas never fails to delight both the young and the old.

The Chattanooga gift advent calendar offers a daily suggestion for a local purchase to bring a little piece of the Scenic City to the holiday hoard under the tree.


Day 2
Who would have ever thought men would have not one, but many, different options when choosing a face moisturizer or lip balm?

Don’t worry: Otter Creek’s line of male pamper is huntin’-themed.

The brand, a creation of The Cosmetic Marketin Warehouse Row features Camotion face moisturizer, Sasq(wash) body wash and shampoo, Snakeskin lotion and Duck Call Primer lip balm.

Other hygiene products feature evergreen, birchwood, charcoal and peppermint scents, and all the products come in cleverly colored packaging.

Gifts can be bought individually or in value sets.

Where:110 Market St.
How much: Items range from $5.75 for handmade soap to $18 for an 8-ounce bottle of body scrub to $59 for a set of three 8-ounce bottles, one 3-ounce bottle and a limp balm.