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

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!

  1. 1. 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

  2. 2. 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

  3. 3. 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

  4. 4. 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

  5. 5. 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

  6. 6. 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

  7. 7. 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

  8. 8. 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

  9. 9. 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

  10. 10. 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

  11. 11. 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

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