The 12 Best Advent Calendars For Gifting Season
The holiday season is one of our favorite times of the year. The cozy vibes are bountiful, the food is decadent, Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas" is basically just playing on repeat; all in all, it's truly the most wonderful time of the year (made even better with family and loved ones close by). One of our favorite ways to celebrate each and every day of the holiday season with a little more spirit, is through Advent calendars. Holiday Advent calendars offer such a fun way to get in a festive mood all throughout the month, and they also double as the ultimate gift to give someone who already has everything.
With this in mind, we rounded up the best Advent calendars that you can buy online and enjoy all month long. Whether it's beauty, flavorful teas, scented candles, or something else, there's a holiday Advent calendar that's made just for you and your loved ones' interests.
There are so many amazing beauty Advent calendars from brands like Sephora and Nordstrom, it's difficult to choose a favorite. Get the candle collector Diptyque's luxurious Advent calendar so that they can fill their home with the season's most decadent aromas. Got a Harry Potter fan on your list? We found a themed pop-up Advent calendar that'll allow them to bring the magic of the Wizarding World to life within their home. Go ahead and kick your month off on the right foot with these festive Advent calendars.
— Additional reporting by Anvita Reddy
A Popcorn Advent Calendar
Williams Sonoma Christmas Popcorn Advent Calendar ($45-$90, originally $71-$140)
The popcorn fanatic in your life will definitely get a kick out of receiving this cool food Advent calendar. It's filled with dozens of sweet and savory kernels that are easy to pop and so addictive. From gourmet seasonings to premium kernels, they'll be able to enjoy a flavorful, movie theater-like experience all within the comforts of home. Plus, who doesn't love snacking on popcorn when they're shopping or gift-wrapping?
A Candle Advent Calendar
This scent-sational Advent calendar is perfect for the candle lovers or just the ASMR-obsessed in your life. The limited edition set features some of Diptyque's most popular products and aromas, all in the form of candles, eau de parfums, soaps, and more. It's such a fun and homey way to get them in the festive mood and prep them for the cozy season. Plus, Diptyque products are notoriously expensive, so this bundle doubles as such a great deal.
A Tea Advent Calendar
If you or your loved one has an appreciation for exploring the world's most flavorful teas, this bundle from Vadham is such a fun find. It contains 24 loose-leaf tea tin canisters in a gift box, making the countdown to the holiday season a soothing, relaxing experience. Tea-lovers can choose from a variety of black teas, green teas, herbal teas, turmeric based teas, and chai blends.
An Advent Calendar For Kids
This holiday season, you can get your kiddos excited for the holidays with an educational advent calendar that they'll look forward to unboxing more each day. This bestselling Amazon Advent calendar from National Geographic is designed for children ages eight and up, and comes with 24 days worth of gemstones, plus all the tools they'll need to create crystal jewelry pieces of their own. Talk about unique!
A Coffee Advent Calendar
Shopping for the coffee connoisseur in your life? This caffeine-centric Advent calendar is something they'll be ecstatic to receive — and not just because it'll introduce them to a wide array of new brews. The Advent calendar has 12 different holiday blends perfectly roasted and pre-measured to make a full pot of coffee or around four to six mugs worth. That's enough for the whole family, and even some seconds! It comes with flavors like roasted chestnut, spicy gingerbread, and figgy pudding. Choose between whole beans or grounded.
A Pop Culture Advent Calendar
Shopping for the ultimate Harry Potter fan? Get them this clever and holiday-themed Advent calendar that'll make them feel like they've been transported straight into the Wizarding World. The pop-up product is designed to replicate the look and feel of the Great Hall from Hogwarts, complete with unique artifacts that you can cherish as a keepsake of use to decorate the pop-up tree — also included in the bundle.
A Candy Advent Calendar
Shopping for the one who loves indulging in a sweet or two? This candy Advent calendar is a thoughtful gift they'll truly appreciate and love dipping into throughout the holiday season. It contains an assortment of gourmet chocolates and gummies from all over the world, with decadent candies that are bound to satiate anyone's sugar cravings.
A Beauty Advent Calendar
This beauty bundle is seriously perfect for the makeup-lover in your life. It contains 24 days of mini and full-sized products all wrapped up in cute festive box. It comes with the brand's bestselling lipsticks and glosses, the editor-favorite MACStack Mascara, stunning shadows and eyeliners, and so much more.
A Wine Advent Calendar
This spirited Advent calendar is something you can get for yourself and your wine-loving bestie — because you deserve a little treat, too. It contains 24 mini bottles including a variety of reds, whites, rosés, domestic blends, and European blends. Yes, you can try out wines from France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, and South Africa, all in the comforts of your home.
A Skin-Care Advent Calendar
If they're a luxury-beauty-lover, they'll be thrilled about this set from Dr. Barbara Sturm. The bundle features a selection of the skin-care gurus most beloved products, including a few celeb-favorites like cleansing creams, hyaluronic acid serums, and more. It works for all skin types, and while it's definitely on the pricier side, it's offers a unique way to stock up on dozens of top-rated formulas at once.
A Baking Advent Calendar
Williams Sonoma Holiday Advent Calendar: 24 Days of Baking Cookies ($50, originally $70)
Shopping for someone who loves to bake? Get them this yummy, foodie-inspired Advent calendar for all of their holiday baking needs. It comes with 24 days worth of cookie cutters, spatulas, piping bags, gift bags, decorating tips, a sugar shaker, and more. With this Advent calendar, they'll have all the tools to one day prep for their audition for "The Great British Bake Off."
A Hot Cocoa Advent Calendar
There's nothing more comforting than a hot cup of cocoa during the holidays. Fortunately, this hot cocoa Advent calendar is something that will make everyone smile from ear to ear, as well as fill their tummies with warmth. It comes with 12 packets of hot cocoa mixes that are rich and creamy. Flavors include Dark Chocolate Cocoa, Double Chocolate Cocoa, Creamy Vanilla Cocoa, Salted Caramel Cocoa, and more.