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The 20 Best Advent Calendars to Buy This Holiday Season

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Now that we're well into November, it's prime time to shop for advent calendars. Why? First, you'll have a couple of weeks to get them in the mail. Second, you shouldn't have a problem finding them in stock. If you wait until December, you may not be as lucky, which is why we took the liberty of searching the internet for the best advent calendars to buy this holiday season.

Never bought one? All you need to know is that the countdown calendars get you hyped starting on December 1, last through Christmas Day and there's one for every type of person. Love wine? The In Good Taste cal was made for you. Interested in nail care? Try Olive & June's Christmas calendar. Or if you're a Dolly Parton fan, you'll be obsessed with this limited-edition calendar at Williams-Sonoma.

Basically, there's an advent calendar for everyone, and you'll find some fabulous options on this list of the crème de la crème of them all.

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For Whoever Loves Dripping in Gold (or Silver)

Thanks to Astrid & Miyu's 12-day advent calendar, it's possible to drip in $800 worth of 18-karat recycled gold-plated sterling silver or pure recycled sterling silver while only paying $465. Even better, on top of being loaded with 11 of the brand's best-selling earrings—including huggies, studs and ear cuffs—your giftee will get a $50 voucher to shop on the site or in-store. After getting a peek at one ourselves, we can vouch that the pieces are plenty high-quality—you'll definitely get what you pay for. Many of the pieces are also sprinkled with cubic zirconia studs, and they're also super dainty and stack well for those with more than one earhole—which is why you'll want to buy it before it sells out.

Best for Pet Owners

Yes, dog advent calendars are a thing, and you and your furry friend can spend 24 days opening each numbered door together, revealing all-natural, gluten- and lactose-free cheese, bacon, chicken and peanut butter-flavored treats for your pup to enjoy. Chewy even says the treats will improve your pup's dental health.

Best for Candle Lovers

There's no better way to unwind during the holiday season than with an advent calendar filled with 12 candles that are meant to put you in the Christmas spirit. This one's packed with scents like peppermint and roasted chestnuts. And trust us; even if you're on the fence, you should know that each candle has a 13-hour burn time, which comes out to 156 hours in total, aka your space will be smelling better than Santa's workshop for the whole month.

For the Wellness Enthusiast

Your giftee gets to open 24 little drawers with contents ranging from full-size bottles of Magnesium Reset Spray and Radiance Serum to a year of online fitness and a cute claw hair clip. Best of all, each drawer also includes an inspiration card to set a healthy intention for the day. This advent calendar is perfect for someone who's all about self-care, as well as the person who's interested in an end-of-year reset.

Best for the Nail Obsessed

Our favorite nailcare brand just dropped its own advent calendar for 2022. Yes, we're talking about Olive & June, and for 25 days (and beyond), your nails will look poppin'. This is all thanks to several cheerful polishes, a cuticle serum, a clean-up brush and more items you'll uncover daily (although we've gotta warn you: You will be tempted to open them all from the jump).

6. Sugarfina Gingerbread Taste of Christmas Advent Calendar

Best for Candy Lovers

Why settle for a basic chocolate advent calendar from CVS when you can have one from one of the most luxurious candy shops in the world? This year's Sugarfina advent calendar is packed with chocolate, cookies and more to satisfy your sweet tooth.

7. Lookfantastic Beauty Chest

Best for Beauty Lovers

An advent calendar with skincare, haircare and beauty must-haves is too good to pass up, even if it's only available on preorder right now. Especially since it will be stocked with 16 products, including cult-favorites like the Elemis clarifying clay wash and the Anastasia Beverly Hills clear brow gel.

8. David's Tea 24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar

Best for Tea Lovers

Here's a fun way to switch up your morning tea routine. For 24 days, you'll get to sip all kinds of merry blends like Candy Cane Crush and Cranberry Gingerale. Better yet, each day, you'll get two servings to share with others or keep for yourself (we're not judging!).

9. In Good Taste Wine Advent Calendar

Best for Wine Lovers

Love trying new wines in a low-commitment way? Check out this 24-day wine calendar, which offers everything from Sauvignon Blanc to Pinotage. Just keep in mind that the bottles are only 187 milliliters each—less than a full glass per day. Still, this could be useful for finding your favorite new blend.

10. Vinebox 12 Nights of Wine Advent Calendar

Best for Wine Newbies

For those who are less experienced when it comes to wine, go for this 12-day calendar instead. Most impressively, this year's Vinebox includes a virtual tasting experience for each wine led by a certified sommelier. That way by day 12, you'll know whether you're into rosés, whites, reds or all three. (P.S. Vinebox offers a 24-day option, too if you're interested.)

11. Dolly Parton Advent Calendar

Best for Your Campiest Friend

This one-of-a-kind calendar is full of individually wrapped Dolly-themed treats to be eaten each day while counting down to Christmas (the sweets happen to be Miss Parton's favorites). Last year, it sold out at lightning speed, so we highly suggest you grab it while it's still in stock.

12. Movinpe Jewelry Advent Calendar

Best for Bauble-Heads

Several reviewers say this advent calendar was a hit with younger giftees, but if you're into trendy costume jewelry, it can work for you too. Whether you decide to gift it or keep it for yourself, it's packed with festive alloy and nickel lead-free earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces (24 in total) to wear throughout the holiday season. For $24, you just can't beat that.

13. Godiva Chocolatier Advent Calendar

Best for Chocolate Lovers

When in doubt, you can always rely on Godiva. Just take it from this one impressed buyer who says it's a step up from cheaper options: "When I was a kid, my mom used to buy me and my siblings little chocolate advent calendars. The chocolate was cheap, and the whole thing was less than $3...Now, as an adult, I [buy] this grown-up chocolate advent calendar to gift to my mom and so far we love it."

14. Elementao Crystals Advent Calendar

For Your New-Agiest Friend

If your giftee tucks crystals into her bra or jean pockets to channel their positive energies, she'll appreciate that this calendar is packed with 24 stones (from amethyst to rose quartz) to help her recharge. Buyers rave about the quality and authenticity of the gems, all for under $30. Not to mention, you can snag 20 percent off when you apply the coupon on Amazon.

Best for Luxury Skincare Hoarders

Besides the fact that this beauty advent calendar has $1,050 worth of products and costs less than half its value, it's filled with 20 full-size cult buys from Le Labo, Ren and more, and ten minis. One buyer says they're over the moon with their box: "It has the perfect balance of products I know and love and new discoveries. Also, for me, I will use almost every product, unlike other calendars whose contents will sit on the shelf." Basically, it's a gift that keeps on giving.

Best for Whiskey Drinkers

If you end your day with a Netflix show and a glass of whiskey in hand, then this box is right up your alley. In fact, according to buyers, you'll be surprised by the single malt and blended whiskeys you'll find hidden behind each numbered door (there are 25). Just be warned that each glass bottle only holds 25 to 30ml of the drink (roughly a shot's worth), so you'll most likely end up back on the site to buy a full-size bottle of the one you love.

For the Person Who Lives for Beauty Trends

Speaking of buying full-size bottles, you'll get a mixture of deluxe and full-size skincare and makeup products with this 25-day set. The Cosrx acne patches, Sunday Riley C.E.O Serum and Peter Thomas Roth FIRMx eye cream are only a few of the many viral beauty products you'll uncover each day.

Best for Sharing

Having a dinner party this holiday season? In that case, you'll be the hostess with the mostess with this 3D tree advent calendar, which you set up like a real Christmas tree with working lights. Then, before your guests leave, you can treat them to a beautifully wrapped item from the tree (there are 24 bath products in total, including four candles).

Best for Makeup Lovers

Anyone who said your makeup routine can't improve overnight hasn't heard of Charlotte Tilbury's advent calendar. Within 12 days, you'll uncover 12 mini and full-size products, from the brand's best-selling brow gel to mascara, to take your makeup to the next level. One happy buyer shares, "I will use each and every item. [It had] items I have used before but also quite a lot I've wanted to try. The chest is [also] beautiful, as expected with Charlotte's packaging."

For Anyone in Need of Self-Care

Don't sleep on Fresh's advent calendar. On top of it being stacked with 24 of the brand's most popular products (we spy the sugar rosé tinted lip balm and milk body lotion), it has $478 worth of mini and full-size products for all skin types—minus the steeper price tag.


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