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The holidays are rapidly approaching. And if you’re anything like us, the days leading up to the most wonderful time of year are almost as exciting as the actual festivities.

Lucky for us, some of our favorite brands have already launched their countdown calendars—and they’re nothing like the cardboard boxes full of chalky chocolate you grew up with. We're talking about everything from this Cookie Cutter Set that's perfect for bakers and Dolly Parton stans to a more adult-friendly option (like Love Honey's Best Sex Of Your Life Couple's Sex Toy Calendar). Basically, there's one for every kind of fanatic, and because you deserve the finest, we rounded up 18 of the best Advent calendars to buy this holiday season.

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Olive & June


Best for Nail-Care Lovers

We didn't know we needed a nail-care advent calendar until we came across this one. It contains a 25-day countdown of essential nail tools (like nine mini polishes, a mini topcoat and a mini clean-up brush). We’re honestly going to need all of this to keep our nails looking salon-worthy this holiday season.

Buy It ($60)


2. Bonne Maman 2021 Limited Edition Advent Calendar

Best for Foodies

This limited edition Bonne Maman cal is ideal for foodies and bakers alike. Each door reveals a 1-ounce jelly, fruit preserves or honey jar, including exclusive holiday flavors like Cherry with Hibiscus Flower, Sweet Orange and Passion Fruit and Wild Blueberry with Lemon Balm.

$35 at Amazon


3. Love Honey's Best Sex Of Your Life Couple's Sex Toy Advent Calendar

Best for Couples

Remember when we said there was an advent calendar that would seriously spice up your sex life? Well, this is it. Back for another year, this couple's cal contains 24 sex toy treats. From the bestselling Womanizer Classic rechargeable stimulator to a festive blindfold, this is the stuff that will get you closer to living out your BDSM dreams.

Buy It ($150)

Neiman Marcus

4. SUGARFINA Advent Calendar Holiday 2021

Best for Candy Addicts

Why settle for a simple chocolate advent calendar when you can have one with luxe-looking gummies, cookie bits, donuts and more? In other words, this 24-day calendar will effortlessly fulfill your sweet tooth throughout the month.

Buy It ($55)

Sterling Forever

5. Sterling Forever 24 Days of Jewelry Advent Calendar

Best for Accessory Lovers

Featuring 24 (yes, you read that correctly) stylish sterling silver earrings, this gift has everything a gal needs to feel like her most glam self, including mini hoops, heart studs and chunky ear cuffs. Need we say more?

Buy It ($1,354; $499)


6. Sephora VOLUSPA Mini Candle Advent Calendar

Best for Candle Lovers

Yes, candles can indeed be a part of your self-care this holiday season. This calendar features 12 of Voluspa's bestselling fragrances, like Santal Vanille, Panjore Lychee, Goji Tarocco Orange and (our current favorite) Spiced Pumpkin Latte.

Buy It ($75)


7. LOOKFANTASTIC Advent Calendar

Best for Beauty Junkies

An advent calendar with skin-care, hair-care and beauty must-haves? Sign us up. Stocked with 25 products, this set is the perfect gift for beauty addicts. Or, if the beauty addict is you, these products will take your skin, hair-care and beauty routines to the next level. BTW, the entire calendar is worth over $500 and only costs $115.

Buy It ($115)


8. English Tea Shop - Book Style Green Advent Calendar

Best for Tea Lovers

One of our favorite tea brands is back with its 25 individual packaged tea-filled calendar. This year it features delicious festive flavors, so you'll definitely be in for a taste-bud shocking treat. We suggest you get your hands on this ASAP before it sells out.

Buy It ($25)


9. SEPHORA COLLECTION Holiday Vibes Advent Calendar

Best for Beauty Newbies

If you've been thinking of expanding your beauty and skincare collection, this advent calendar is perfect for you. It features all the products you've been thinking about trying, from an eye mask to lip liner and nail polish. Oh, and did we mention it's worth more than $102 but only costs $45? Um, score.

Buy It ($45)



Best for Makeup Devotees

Imagine how chic this will look on your vanity or dresser. It features everything from the makeup brand's bestselling Walk of No Shame Eyeliner to its Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray. Basically, this gift will help you achieve your ultimate holiday party looks. Because after all, self-care is the most important thing during all this holiday stress.

Buy It ($200)

Saks Fifth Avenue

11. Saks Fifth Avenue Ready, Set, Refresh! 14-Piece Advent Calendar

Best for Skin- and Hair-Care Enthusiasts

This 14-piece advent calendar was made for all the skincare enthusiasts in your life. Exclusively sold at Saks Fifth Avenue, the “Ready, Set, Refresh!” set contains mini versions of some of our favorite products, including Augustinus Bader's The Rich Cream and Sunday Riley's C.E.O Glow Face Oil.

Pre-Order now ($75)

In Good Taste

12. In Good Taste Advent Calendar

Best for Wine Lovers

What's better than sipping a new wine every day leading up to the holidays? Not much. This advent calendar is stacked with 24 mini (187 milliliters) wine bottles. So whether you're wine-curious or just love wine in general (like us), you'll get a taste of tons of flavors you may have never considered, like a Rosé with hints of strawberry, kiwi, passionfruit and grapefruit and an elevated, bold and fruity Bordeaux.

Buy It ($150; $135)


13. George & Viv 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

Best for Skincare Rookies

Every year, George & Viv Advent Calendars sell out at lightning speed, and we don't think 2021 will be any different, especially since this product lineup is one of the best. From Sunday Riley's A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum to Fur's All Body Wash and Youth To The People's Superfood Cleanser, this box is filled with 24 skincare samples we've been dying to get our hands on.

Buy It ($72)

World Market

14. World Market 12 Days of Hot Sauce Advent Calendar

Best for Folks Who Can Take the Heat

This is the hottest advent calendar of 2021...literally. It comes with 12 bottles of hot sauce that will be sure to heat things up this holiday season. Some top-rated flavors to look forward to are Habanero Green, Carolina Reaper, Extra Hot Hot and Wasabi. BRB, our mouths are already on fire.

Buy It ($25)

Uncommon Goods

15. Uncommon Goods Advent Shower Steamer Set

Best for Self-Care Devotees

Why take a boring old shower when you can turn it into a spa-like experience? That's what this gift is all about. For 24 days, you (or the person you're buying it for) will find a new shower steamer that's meant to transform your shower into a holiday-scented experience.

Buy It ($98)


16. Arteza Advent Calendar 2021

Best for Art Heads

If you know a creative, or even if you're the creative, you've gotta check out this advent calendar. It comes with 26 gifts, including staple art supplies like acrylic markers, paint brushes and iridescent acrylic paint. So, in the end, you'll have all the things you need to keep your creative juices flowing.

$70 at Amazon

Saks Fifth Avenue

17. La Mer The World Of La Mer 12-Piece Holiday Advent Calendar Set

Best for La Mer Groupies

Don't let your eyes pop too much at the $560 price tag; La Mer makes some of the most expensive beauty products on the market. So this 12-piece set stacked with the brand's bestselling skincare products (including PureWow favorite Crème de la Mer) is actually a really good deal. Plus, it's a great way to try the brand before deciding to splurge on individual products.

Buy It ($560)

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