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    Advent Calendars To Treat Yourself To This Season

    12 bottles of wine, 11 mini nail polishes, 10 festive chocolates... well, you get the point.

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    1. An advent calendar that'll inspire you to sing "O Christmas Tree" each evening as you pop open the flap to reveal a festive illustration.

    riflepaper / Via

    Added bonus? Because this one serves as more of a decor you won't have to deal with the clutter of unneeded lil' trinkets throughout your home. Not your style? You can check out their "Night Before Christmas" or "Nativity" advent calendars as well!

    Get it from Rifle Paper for $18.

    2. George & Viv's 24 Days of Beauty advent calendar, designed to look like an Anthropologie store in NYC to help you get your fill of glamorous products *and* the city during Christmastime.


    Promising review: "This is my third year to purchase this and I am so excited! With COVID money is tight, but I had to have this. Each year I feel like a child again as I open a little box each day. I still remember my grandmother purchasing an advent calendar for me as a child. My husband doesn't shop for Christmas so its really nice to have little boxed surprises to open for Christmas. Little presents, 'just for me.' I am happy I was able to purchase one before they sold out! Merry Christmas! Thank you!" —ASmallTownGirl

    Get it from Anthropologie for $72.

    3. A Baby Yoda sock-filled advent calendar to ensure your toes are as fun and adorable as the cutest creature in the galaxy.

    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed, Target

    My fellow editor Emma Lord treated herself to this Baby Yoda advent calendar and simply couldn't stop herself from opening the first day as soon as it arrived. Can't wait to see if she manages to last until December for the rest!

    Get it from Target for $15 (available in another style here).

    4. Bonne Maman's limited edition advent calendar will perfectly complement your plans to endlessly re-watch Emily in Paris this December.

    a beautiful advent calendar designed to look like a house filled with mini jams and honey

    This stunning calendar comes with an array of mini fruit spreads and honey. Yum!

    Promising review: "I came across this while shopping for advent calendars and since I love Bonne Maman products I figured why not. I truly didn't anticipate that the packing would be so nice nor did I think they would have such a great variety of products - especially for the price. I ordered a few more and plan on giving these out as gifts with some baked goods. Definitely well worth stocking up on a few of these before they get away." —ME

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    5. Diptique's lavish advent calendar, because you won't have to buy another candle for the rest of the year — it's basically an investment.


    This calendar is so gorgeous I'd probably have a hard time opening it, TBH. It comes filled with 25 surprises, including full and deluxe sample sizes, and is the perfect way to truly spoil yourself this season.

    Get it from Diptique for $425.

    6. A Nightmare Before Christmas Funko advent calendar, a must-have for anyone who is forever stirring up the debate that this film is a Christmas movie not a Halloween one.


    Hidden behind the 24 little drawers are different Pocket Pop! vinyl figures from the film!

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    7. Benefit Cosmetics "Shake Your Beauty" advent calendar to spoil you with 12 days' worth of tried-and-true beauty products.

    a pink fold out piece of cardboard with 12 flaps to reveal tiny beauty products

    You're gonna look *fabulous* for New Year's Eve.

    Get it from HSN or Sephora for $65.

    8. A squeal-worthy Pusheen advent calendar you might as well plan to put your next paycheck towards — don't fight it, you deserve it.

    the advent calendar box which is pastel pink and blue and filled with adorable plush figures

    By Christmas morning (or whenever you cave and open all 12 days of gifts) you'll be able to construct a purrfect holiday scene!

    Get it from Amazon for $105 or Pusheen's shop for $100.

    9. A musical advent calendar with individual, scannable QR codes that'll play you a cover of a classic holiday song.

    an advent calendar designed to look like a vinyl record
    Uncommon Goods

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $25.

    10. A Back to the Future advent calendar from Playmobil that'll have both adults and kiddos shouting "Great Scott!" every day of December.

    the cardboard back to the future advent calendar shaped like the town hall with various small figures around it

    The set comes with a cardboard diorama of the town hall and clock so you can have a blast recreating scenes from the movies.

    Get it from Playmobil for $34.99.

    11. A magical advent calendar anyone would be thrilled to open each day — it's filled with Disney Animators' Collection Littles inspired by various films.

    the white tree shaped calendar with 24 slots, surrounded by disney toys

    Characters include Mad Hatter, Alice, Cheshire Cat, Caterpillar, Gaston, Belle, Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Pascal, Lilo, Stitch, Scrump the Doll, Bird, Bunny, Philippe the horse, Mrs. Potts, and Chip.

    Get it from shopDisney for $34.99.

    12. Olive & June's first-ever advent calendar as a wonderful gift to yourself *and* and your fingertips this holiday season.

    Olive & June

    I am a diehard fan of Olive & June, so snagging this advent calendar pretty much feels inevitable for me. Behind each door is a mini version of their 7-free nail polishes, tools, and other nail accessories.

    Check out our full review of Olive & June's 7-free nail polish here!

    Pre-order it from Olive & June for $50 (ships October 27th).

    13. A 12-day advent calendar filled with vintage wines (!!!) that'll pair nicely with your nightly Hallmark Christmas movie.

    a cardboard carton with holes punched in the top for 12 days with a wine bottle in each one

    Each bottle is about 2.5 servings so this can make for a great bonding experience for you and your roommate.

    Get it from QVC for $98 (ships November 30th).

    14. A felt Santa advent calendar that'll help you kill some time until takes a trip down your chimney.

    the advent calendar
    Pottery Barn Kids

    Get it from Pottery Barn Kids for $59.

    15. A "12 Nights of Wine" advent calendar from Vinebox, perfect for anyone who has missed leisurely sipping fancy vino at classy restaurants and will appreciate recreating the experience at home.

    a color blocked box filled with vials of wine

    Promising review: "I received this as a gift from my boyfriend for my birthday. The packaging is fun and I love the booklet that explains about each different kind of wine. Each one tastes great and I can’t wait to get my second box in December!" —Janelle Berry

    Get it from Vinebox for $129 (ships October 12).

    16. Or a personalized tea advent calendar so aesthetically pleasing you might just want to leave it out on display even longer than your Christmas tree.

    letteroom/ Etsy

    You can add any name to the back of the decorative house. The teabags within each pocket are a mix of English breakfast, Earl Grey, and herbal teas.

    Get it from letteroom on Etsy for $53.71 (available with or without personalization).

    17. An advent train (!!!) from Elf on the Shelf that'll fill your home with magic and joy — or at least give you somewhere to leave your kiddo's elf on the nights you simply cannot think of a creative hiding spot.

    24 boxes to make up a train for the elf on the shelf

    I love how creative this advent calendar is! It features 24 days of surprises that'll keep the fun of Elf and the Shelf going for the entire month — and it'll look super cute hanging out under your tree.

    Get it from Kohl's for $24.99.

    18. An advent calendar filled with enough jewelry to ensure you have an appropriate piece for every occasion. Happy holidays, indeed.

    a purple set of drawers filled with gold layering jewelery

    This truly is an extravagant advent calendar you'll have no regrets about splurging on. It comes with an array of bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and even more baubles.

    Get it from Missoma for $511.

    19. A Meri Meri advent calendar complete with 12 enamel pins to help you add to your ever-growing collection — your denim jacket is more than ready for some new additions.

    a pink box with 12 flaps each filled with an enamel pin

    Get it from Target for $44.

    20. A 12-day advent calendar from e.l.f. filled with some of their finest products — you'll find it worth it for the poreless putty primer alone!

    an iridescent calendar filled with beauty products
    elf cosmetics

    Get it from e.l.f. cosmetics for $45.

    21. Charlotte Tilbury's "Bejeweled Chest of Beauty Treasures" – it might just become the prettiest piece of holiday decor you bring into your home this season — not to mention the incredible full size *and* travel-sized products hidden within it!

    a rose gold glittery chest with drawers with bedazzled nobs and an array of products sticking out
    Charlotte Tilbury

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this Charlotte Tilbury Chest! There are a mixture of beauty items in each drawer, either makeup or skincare, some of them are even full sized as well! I have used the majority of the items in the chest so far. They are so easy to apply, smooth, soft, and feel nice on the skin. The makeup items have the perfect selection of colors and tones for the festive period too. Just look how pretty it is! I was so happy to discover all the products inside! This is perfect for a Christmas gift. Lovely box, well packaged. You will most definitely make someone happy with this present!" —Kylosmum

    Get it from Charlotte Tilbury for $200.

    22. A Super Mario Nintendo advent calendar any video game fan will enjoy *almost* as much as that time they conquered Rainbow Road.


    Promising review: "My kids are obsessed with Mario games, and so I ordered this advent calendar. I was surprised at the cost ($50) but equally surprised at the quality. The figurines are very well made and more 'collectors standard' than kids Christmas 'disposable junk' standard. Every day is a delight as they rush to see what the latest gift is — the ghost 'Boo' in particular is very well-crafted, and we look forward to the Christmas countdown." —steven feniger

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    23. A Christmas countdown calendar that'll be a welcomed addition to your holiday decor — especially if you don't have the patience to open a tiny gift each day.

    a hanging white house made of cloth with windows filled with holiday decor that are actually pockets

    I love that this replicated a snazzy apartment building and won't cause more unwanted clutter in my home! You can keep track of the days until your fave holiday by moving Santa from window to window — so precious.

    Get it from Anthropologie for $38 (ships October 16th).

    24. NYX Professional Makeup's "Diamonds & Ice, Please" advent calendar, perfect for anyone loves to test out an array of beauty products before committing to the full-sized version.

    a pink cardboard advent calendar covered in glittery diamond designs and the 24 mini beauty products spread across it

    The advent calendar includes $75 worth of mini and full-size NYX makeup products, so by the time Christmas morning rolls around you'll be more than ready for a day of selfies.

    Get it from Ulta for $55.

    25. Saje's "12 Days Of Wellness" advent calendar will provide you with all of the essential oils you'll need to get through the rest of this chaotic year (and beyond).

    the red calendar with tiny doors that open to reveal bottles of essential oils

    Get it from Saje for $110.

    26. A 12 Days of Pour Over Coffee advent calendar from Copper Cow Coffee that'll help you stay caffeinated during one of the most stressful (and magical) times of year.

    Copper Cow Coffee

    The set comes with a variety of coffees for you to taste test as you make your way to Christmas day! It also has an array of delicious creamers for you to add in to your favorite brew.

    Get it from Copper Cow Coffee for $69 (shipping around 11/13).

    27. A wooden, tree-lined house with drawers for every day of December you can use to create the advent calendar of your dreams — fill it with *whatever* you want.

    the light wooden house-shaped advent calendar
    West Elm

    You can get *really* creative with this one! Fill it with themed items, different kinds of candy, jewelry, silly gadgets 'n' gizmos — whatever your heart desires! You can reuse this advent calendar for years to come.

    Get it from West Elm for $56.

    28. A Lego City advent calendar to channel your inner-child throughout December — and, yes, there is a mini Santa Claus included!

    the cardboard cut out advent calendar deigned to look like a cityscape

    This is also, obviously, a great gift for any of the kiddos in your life.

    Promising review: "Perfect gift for a hard to shop for preteen! My son is almost 9 and I swear he’s getting harder to shop for every year especially with all the video games and electronics. He is genuinely excited for this, loves Legos and much prefers this over the candy advent calendars!" —Shelby Spielbauer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    29. Or a Star Wars Lego advent calendar, in case you'd travel to "play" in a galaxy far, far away this holiday season.

    the advent calendar which depicts a festive star wars scene behind an array of the lego figures found in the calendar

    Darth Vader in a holiday sweater? Yes, please. This set comes with 311 pieces total and a backdrop of the Millennium Falcon with Christmas lights — it doesn't get more festive than this.

    Get it from shopDisney for $39.99.

    30. An advent calendar filled with squishy toys both adults and kids alike will enjoy. Prepare yourself for a cuteness overload!, Amazon

    Promising review: "This by far has been my son’s most favorite advent calendar of all time! Nightly we’d guess what the figure was going to be and waited for the big reveal. They are extremely cute and have tons of fun designs. Only got one repeat squishy. He has them all now displayed. The squishy designs are fun and have cute detail to them. Just makes me nervous as next year I need to top this calendar which was a huge hit!" —Lisa F

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98.

    31. A throw pillow that'll double as an advent calendar which will basically feel like scoring a two-for-one special on holiday decorations.

    a red pillow with little decorative pockets on it labeled 1 through 25
    Pottery Barn Kids

    Get it from Pottery Barn Kids for $79.

    32. A chocolate-filled advent calendar made by Dylan's Candy Bar so you *know* it'll satisfy your sweet tooth.

    Dylan's Candy Bar

    Good luck trying not to skip ahead !

    Get it from Dylan's Candy Bar for $15.

    33. A L'Occitane advent calendar designed to resemble a book of myths and legends — so pretty, and your skin will be more than prepared for the harsh winter weather after you make it through all the days!

    the advent calendar opened to show the inside designs and all the products within

    From lavender hand cream and shea butter soap to essential oil-infused shampoo and conditioner, you're gonna feel like royalty with each gift reveal.

    Promising review: "I am a huge advocate of L’Occitane products and have used them for years. I couldn’t resist this as a special present to me! I am like a kid impatiently waiting til the next day to open the next advent window. Please make sure this is an annual holiday item!" —BorntoShop

    Get it from QVC for $64.

    34. A wooden advent calendar you can use for multiple holiday seasons as both a countdown to Christmas *and* a festive village display.

    a wooden advent calendar with individual drawers and with a little holiday villager on top

    Get it from Anthropologie for $88.

    35. A luxurious 25-day calendar you'll be more than willing to splurge on after discovering there are CANDLES inside.

    a white box with smaller drawers inside of it filled with beauty products
    The White Company

    This splurge-worthy advent calendar is jam packed with goodies! Candles, essential oils, lip balm, shower essentials and more!

    Get it from The White Company for $229.

    36. A Pokémon advent calendar that'll make it pretty darn easy to "catch 'em all" since you'll find a new creature at your fingertips for 24 days in a row.

    the holiday calendar box with pikachu wearing a santa hat inside a wreath on one side and happy holidays written on the other with squirtle, charmander, and bulbasaur

    In addition to an array of 3D Pokémon figures, this set comes with a cardboard Christmas tree and gifts so you (or your children) can display a festive holiday scene for the month.

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99 (shipping November 4th).

    37. A plush Mickey and Minnie advent calendar tree for anyone hoping to bring the magic of Disney into their day-to-day holiday countdown.

    the felt green tree with retro-styled ornaments on it that double as pockets with mickey and minnie sitting beneath it

    I have this calendar ready to go in anticipation of the holiday season. I'm sad I won't be venturing to Disney World this year, but I know moving the little gingerbread man from pocket to pocket on this felt tree will bring me a lot of joy *and* coordinate nicely with all of my other Disney holiday decor. I'll be using this year after year!

    Get it from shopDisney for $59.99.

    38. Glossybox's "Reasons to Be Happy" advent calendar, featuring such a chic aesthetic you'll have zero qualms about leaving it out for all to see.


    Filled with beauty treats worth over $550, this may just be the holiday investment you've been looking to make. It comes with 19 full-size products and 6 deluxe mini items — there are no spoilers on the website so you'll actually be surprised each day!

    Get it from Glossybox for $99.

    39. The official Friends advent calendar filled with over 40 (!!!) lil' treats to make you smile as much as you did the first time you saw Ross dressed as the Holiday Armadillo.


    What surprises lie inside this advent calendar? Ornaments, trinkets, recipe cards, and keepsakes galore! Be sure to croon Phoebe's Christmas song each night as you open each door!

    Pre-order it from Amazon for $26.99.

    40. A wine lover's advent calendar you might want to gift to everyone in your life who has been paying attention to politics — trust me, it'll go over well.


    This beautifully designed advent calendar *houses* 24 bottles of wine — so fun if you and your roomies love trying out different kinds but don't want to pay for full-sized bottles. It is suggested you order by Nov. 17 for delivery by Dec. 1.

    Get it from Macy's Wine Cellar for $139.99.

    41. A popcorn-filled advent calendar you can count on to take your holiday movie binges to the next level — and a tastier one at that!

    an orange, tree-shaped popcorn advent calendar

    The set comes with four plastic bowls, a tree-shaped advent calendar, and 24 popcorn-related surprises (kernels, seasonings, recipes).

    Get it from QVC for $59.95 (shipping on November 9th).

    42. SkinStore's elegant advent calendar, complete with deluxe size, full size, and travel size products that'll leave your face looking as good as the New Year's Eve ball.

    the birch-colored advent calendar with illustrations of trees inside and 12 boxes filled with products

    Promising review: "This Holiday edit is a steal for the price! The products are amazing and I just love the serums!! The masks smells so good and leave your skin feeling so refreshed and beautiful." —Amber

    Get it from Skinstore for $150.

    43. Disney's "Storybook Calendar" to impress the Christmas pajamas off of any Disney fan — it includes 24 different Disney short stories featuring your favorite characters from an array of films., Amazon

    A set of 24 Disney holiday stories!?! Whether you're just a fan of The Mouse or have a child in your life, these will be such a cute addition to your collection of Disney products. I personally want to read The Christmas Feast starring Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen, and Ghosts of Christmas Past, a Tangled spin-off.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.26.

    44. Ciaté London's "Mini Mani" advent calendar, for anyone who has really amped up their at-home manicure skills this year.

    about 20 tiny nail polish bottles lined up in front of the pink adcent calendar

    You'll never need to spend money on an overpriced manicure again! This advent calendar will stock you up with 22 mini bottles of polish, one full-sized, and a watermelon lip oil!

    Get it from Sephora for $65.

    45. A customized supplement advent calendar from Goodboy that might actually get your pup excited to snack on vitamins.

    an advent calendar depicting dogs playing in snow

    All you have to do is select a supplement type (complete care, calming, hip and joint formula, or skin and coat formula), choose your dog's weight, and let the holiday countdown begin!

    Get it from Goodboy for $40+ (shipping on October 26th).

    46. Godiva's luxury chocolate advent calendar, because after the way this year has gone I can't think of anyone in my life who doesn't deserve a daily sweet treat.

    a cardboard advent calendar with the design of a snow globe on it that opens to reveal individual windows of chocolate

    Promising review: "I’ve purchased the Godiva advent calendar for the last four years. This looks like the best one yet. Each day has a different delicious chocolate to look forward to enjoying. Can’t wait for December." —Anonymous

    Get it from Godiva for $39.95.

    47. A 12-day advent calendar featuring a countdown to Christmas any dog lover (and their furry companion) will want to get their hands (and paws) on.

    a red advent calendar with a countdown to christmas featuring different dog breeds

    Behind each door id a tasty snack for your pup!

    Get it from Chewy for $8.99.

    48. Macy's 25 Days of Beauty advent calendar, a must-have for anyone looking to slowly but surely expand their makeup game.

    an opened red advent calendar with 24 windows to open filled with mini beauty products

    The calendar is filled with products from popular brands like Clinique, Mario Badescu, Tarte, Bareminerals, and Kiehl's.

    Get it from Macy's for $99.

    You and your family soaking up the holiday spirit while opening your advent calendars every night:

    Taylor Swift

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