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11 of the Best Advent Calendars You’ll Find this Holiday Season

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Advent calendars were originally created to count down the season of Advent, a time of preparation for the religious celebration of Christmas observed in many Christian churches. Commercially, of course, Advent calendars are an exciting addition to the countdown to Christmas, usually with a fun theme of mini gifts to amp yourself up with as the days get closer. And while a good Advent calendar is great for drumming up the excitement around this generous holiday – especially in a time where so many people are feeling down – they’re also great gift ideas for the people in your life that are typically hard to shop for. So, here are 11 Advent Calendars to treat yourself, or your loved ones, with this holiday season!

Sugarfina’s 24 Tastes of Christmas Advent Calendar

With samples of 24 of their most festive candies, the countdown to Christmas has never felt sweeter. 

Sugarfina, $50; Shop Now

DAVIDsTEA’s 24 Days of Matcha Advent Calendar

Mixing teas and sweet treats – from chocolate to gummies – this kit is perfect for the green tea lovers in your life.

DAVIDsTEA, $65; Shop Now

Ciaté London’s Mini Mani Month Nail Polish Advent Calendar

For the mani-pedi obsessees, this calendar features 22 mini nail polishes, a full sized polish and watermelon lip oil, perfect to pamper yourself with.  

Sephora, $65 ($215 value); Shop Now

NYX’s Diamonds & Ice, Please! Holiday Countdown Advent Calendar

For the makeup lovers – or the newbies in your life –  the NYX Advent calendar features a mix of mini and full size products from eyeshadow to lipstick to highlighter. 

NYX, $55 ($75 value); Shop Now

L’occitane’s Signature Advent Calendar

For the people in need of a little self-care, the L’occitane Advent calendar features lotions, oils, serums and more, packaged into a beautiful holiday market you can visit right in your home. 

L’occitane, $74 ($115 value); Shop Now

Lush’s 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar

A more condensed countdown for the bathtime lover, Lush’s 12 Days of Christmas Advent calendar features shower gels, scrubs, bath bombs and more!

Lush, $100; Shop Now

Capri Blue’s 12 Days of Volcano Holiday Gift Set

If candles are more your jam, with the beloved Anthro brand’s Volcano Advent calendar, you’ll get candles, diffuser oil, a bath bomb and more!  

Anthropologie, $154; Shop Now

Friends: The Official Advent Calendar: The One with the Surprises

25 days of surprises brings you over 40 keepsakes, ornaments and booklets, making this the ultimate gift for the Friends mega fan. 

Bookshop, $28; Shop Now

Fancy Feast’s Feastivities Advent Calendar

Keep your kitties in the loop as you count down to Christmas this year with a different indulgent, gourmet wet food recipe (in a full-sized can!) every day. 

PetSmart, $19; Shop Now

PetSmart’s Deck The Howls with Cookies Advent Calendar

And for the dogs in your life, this calendar has a cookie for every day of the season! 

PetSmart, $17; Shop Now

Beekman 1802’s TwinkleTwinkle Advent Calendar

From skincare to body care, this advent calendar has 24 days of suprises. And this packaging? So chic under your tree! 

Beekman 1802, $94; Shop Now

Sammi is the Lifestyle Editor at HerCampus.com, assisting with content strategy across sections. She's been a member of Her Campus since her Social Media Manager and Senior Editor days at Her Campus at Siena, where she graduated with a degree in Biology of all things. She moonlights as an EMT, and in her free time, she can be found playing post-apocalyptic video games, organizing her unreasonably large lipstick collection, learning "All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)" on her guitar, or planning her next trip to Broadway.