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    Updated on Nov 15, 2019. Posted on Nov 11, 2019

    40 Amazing Advent Calendars To Make December More Exciting

    The gifts before the gifts.

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    1. A Ritual advent calendar complete with products like foaming shower gel, candles, soap bars, body creams, and more to serve as a reminder to take a breather and slow down this holiday season. This is the perfect way to de-stress before spending Christmas dinner with a five-times removed relative who thinks their opinions should be the talk of the table.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $74.

    2. A Dylan's Candy Bar calendar to satisfy any sweet tooth. This pack comes with two calendars, so that's 24 pieces of candy per person... or all 48 for one person to keep the sugar high going into 2020.

    Nordstrom

    Get a pack of two from Nordstrom for $22.

    3. A Disney storybook option complete with 24 small paperback books. The only thing more magical than the joy of the holiday season is being immersed into the wonderful world of Disney characters.

    Barnes & Noble

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $21.02.

    4. A beauty advent calendar filled with 12 handpicked mini beauty products that'll easily make the calendar owner want to buy the full-sized versions immediately.

    Urban Outfitters

    Comes with: Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Mascara, Frank Body Cacao Coffee Scrub, Caudalie Vinopure Skin Perfecting Serum, Mario Badescu Mini Facial Spray, ohii Lip Jelly, Truly Organic Rose Gold Hair Mask, HUM Nutrition Collagen Pop, Kopari Deodorant, Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizier, Bliss Jelly Glow Peel, OUAI Scalp + Body Scrub, and Perfection Pearl Flip Clip.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $54.

    5. A nice-themed wine choice to serve as the perfect excuse to kick back, relax, and enjoy 12 delicious glasses of vino — but maybe not all at once.

    Vinebox

    Get it from Vinebox for $129.

    6. Or opt for the naughty version. Or, or, or, buy both? Yeah, buy both!

    Vinebox

    Get it from Vinebox for $129.

    7. A superfood teas and lattes choice filled with instant vegan lattes and loose leaf teas perfect for anyone who prefers a more "nutritious" advent calendar.

    Organic Traditions

    Get it from Organic Traditions for $19.99.

    8. A "wellness" option filled with products designed to be integrated into a nighttime routine and get a better night's rest. The best gift is the gift of sleep.

    Saje Natural Wellness

    Comes with: Sleep Well Oil Blend, Tranquility Oil Blend, Tranquility Mist, Tranquility Diffuser Blend, ream State Diffuser Blend, Peaceful Slumber Diffuser Blend, Sleep Well Body Butter, Mini Passive Diffuser, a free download to sleep meditation, eyeshade, lavender sachet, and a crystal.

    Get it from Saje Natural Wellness for $110.

    9. An adorable advent calendar from Ghirardelli that'll make for a sweet holiday decoration in any living space.

    Ghirardelli

    This doesn't come with squares, so be sure to shop the delicious selection of Ghirardelli chocolate squares perfect for filling the advent calendar!

    Get it from Ghirardelli for $24.95.

    10. A 12-day tower packed with tasty, gourmet-style snacks. Who can say no to a mouthwatering assortment of sweet and salty noms?

    Harry & David

    Comes with: Moose Munch Premium Popcorn (classic caramel), Moose Munch Premium Popcorn (milk chocolate), milk chocolate-covered cherries, dark chocolate-covered cherries, yogurt-covered pretzels, milk chocolate malt balls, milk chocolate mini mints, milk chocolate truffles, and dark chocolate truffles.

    Get it from Harry & David for $79.99.

    11. A magnetic ornament tree for a super adorable way to get kiddos into the spirit of counting down the days until Santa arrives.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    12. A bar soap gift set featuring beautifully-illustrated wrapped bar soaps to keep hands squeaky clean, and bathrooms looking super festive.

    Anthropologie

    Get it from Anthropologie for $48.

    13. A Missoma best-sellers advent calendar filled with an array of jewelry and gorgeous trinkets to make the lucky owner of this baby feel like a million bucks.

    Missoma

    Comes with: a gold mini molten necklace, a gold leaf choker, a gold double chain bracelet, a gold star bracelet, malachite gold mini shield hinged hoops, gold mini claw charm hoops, a gold pave huggie pair, gold star struck studs, a cosmic graffiti starry eyed trinket purse, a cosmic graffiti starry eyed trinket tray, a three-pack of cosmic graffiti notebooks, and a cosmic hair clip.

    Get it from Missoma for $510.

    14. A Godiva option that'll take tastebuds on a ride so chocolatey and magical, it'll make Santa and his reindeers kinda jealous.

    Godiva

    Comes with: Milk Chocolate Carres, Dark Chocolate Carres, Milk Lion of Belgium, Milk Ganache Bliss, Dark Ganache Bliss, White Ganache Bliss, Milk Caramel Embrace, Raspberry Star, Wintry Penguin (in three flavors), Jolly Santa (in three flavors), and Snowman (in three flavors).

    Get it from Godiva for $29.95.

    15. A advent calendar you can fill with mini wine bottles, because a mini bottle of wine a day keeps the doctor away, or something like that.

    Etsy

    They also make a smaller size that fits airplane bottles of liquor.

    Get it from LittleFlowerPotShop on Etsy for $29.99+ (available in various styles).

    16. A decorative locomotive perfect for filling with tiny treats or knickknacks, while it serves as a super cute piece of holiday decor in any living space.

    Macy's

    Get it from Macy's for $61.99.

    17. A Haribo advent calendar featuring an assortment of yummy fruit and cola gummies, marshmallows, licorice, and more!

    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $14.30.

    18. A Frozen 2 option to get into the spirit of the holidays and the highly-anticipated sequel to the popular Disney film.

    shopDisney

    Get it from shopDisney for $59.95.

    19. An enamel pin choice filled with 12 fabulous pins to wear on clothing, stick onto bags, or share with friends.

    MoMA Design Store

    Get it from MoMA Design Store for $33.60/members, or $42/non-members.

    20. A mini bean bag animal one that'll make anyone smile from the pure CUTENESS. Literal cuteness OVERLOAD.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $69.

    21. A drawer option filled with pour-over coffees and natural creamers for tantalizing the taste buds each morning with a special treat.

    Copper Cow Coffee

    Get it from Copper Cow Coffee for $69.

    22. Or if tea is the preferred hot beverage, this advent calendar filled with bestselling blends, sneak peaks, and exclusives.

    Davids Tea

    Get it from Davids Tea for $40.

    23. A personalized wooden box with a special surprise or Christmas joke for each day leading up to Christmas, accompanied by a section to fill with a present to be opened on Christmas Eve.

    Etsy

    Get it from Dust & Things on Etsy for $40.07+ (available in two date ranges, and three styles).

    24. A bareMinerals advent calendar filled with miniature versions of the brand's makeup and skincare favorites!

    QVC

    Comes with: Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion Serum, Complexion Rescue Veil SPF 30, Metallic Mask in Gold, Prime Time Foundation Primer, Mineral Veil Finishing Powder, Dew Mist Setting Spray, All-Over Face Color in Faux Tan, Endless Summer Bronzer in Warmth, Endless Glow Highlighter in Free, Looser Powder Blush in Rose Radiance and Golden Gate, Gen Nude Powder Blush in Pink Me Up, Loose Eyeshadows in Nude Beach, Heart, and Queen Tiffany, Lashtopia Mega Volume Mascara, Moxie Plumping Lipgloss in Rebel and 24K, Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor in BO$$ and SWANK, Gen Nude Buttercream Lip Gloss in Heartbreaker, Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer in Everything, Barepro Longwear Lipstick in Petal.

    Get it from QVC for $99.

    25. A stocking ladder made to be filled with an assortment of sweet treats and little toys as "stuffers," or to just keep on display as a festive piece of decor.

    Bloomingdale's

    Get it from Bloomingdale's for $68.60.

    26. A lingerie advent calendar that comes with a mix of best-selling pieces to get real use out of, even long after the holiday season has passed.

    Lovehoney

    Get it from Lovehoney for $110: available in one size, or queen size.

    27. A Christmas tree choice for revealing a surprise illustration each day while counting down to the holiday.

    Rifle Paper Co.

    Get it from Rifle Paper Co. for $18.

    28. A Barbie option that comes with different clothing and accessories for the little ones to open up each day. Plus, it comes with a doll!

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99.

    29. A men's socks advent calendar for those who know the gift of socks is actually a really useful, amazing thing to receive for the holidays, not kidding.

    Neiman Marcus

    Get it from Neiman Marcus for $475.

    30. A candle choice that starts on day one with a gorgeous glass holder and is followed by 25 assorted scented tea-lights perfect for anyone who just really loves candles.

    Etsy

    Get it from Yvonne Ellen on Etsy for $46.83.

    31. An OPI x Hello Kitty nail polish option that is absolutely purr-fect for Hello Kitty fans, or anyone who just loves growing their polish color selection.

    Ulta

    Comes with: Let's Be Friends!, A Hush of Blush, Let's Celebrate!, All About the Bows, A Kiss on the Chìc, Pile on the Sprinkles, Hello Pretty, Let Love Sparkle, My Favorite Gal Pal, Many Celebrations to Go!, Isn't She Iconic!, Alpine Snow, Rose at Dawn... Broke by Noon, Aurora Berry-alis, Black Cherry Chutney, Bogota Blackberry, It's a Girl!, Less is Norse, Princesses Rule!, Reykjavik Has All the Hot Spots, Samoan Sand, Suzi & the Arctic Fox, Machu Peach-u, Strawberry Margarita, and Bubble Bath.

    Get it from Ulta for $49.95.

    32. A handcrafted caramels calendar filled with scrumptious small-batch candies in a unique mix of flavors like single malt Scotch, ginger fusion, and black lava sea salt — just to name a few.

    UncommonGoods

    Comes with: black lava sea salt, classic vanilla, single malt Scotch, Cape Cod sea salt, deep chocolate, tapped maple, cinnamon clove, dark roasted mocha, rosemary truffle sea salt, ginger fusion, cafe noir, and anisette.

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $30.

    33. A beauty advent calendar that is worth $812, but ya know, it's the season of giving, so for a limited time, it's available for $265. Psst... that's a $547 saving!!!

    Space NK

    Comes with: Ilia Liquid Light Serum Highlighter in Astrid-Rose Gold, Kevyn Aucoin Contour Duo Palette-Mini Highlighter/Medium Sculpting Powder, Hourglass Caution Extreme Mascara, By Terry Baume de Rose Crystalline Wand, Lipstick Queen Nothing but the Nudes-The Truth, Oribe Gold Lust Hair Oil, Olaplex No.3 Bond Perfector, Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-exfoliating Shampoo, Christophe Robin Hydrating Melting Mask with Aloe Vera, R+Co Spiritualized Dry Shampoo Mist, Philip B Peppermint Avocado Shampoo, Eve Lom Original Cleanser, Chantecaille Bio Lifting Cream +, Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Peel, Odacite Ba+S Eye Contour Serum, Omorovicza Ultramoor Mud Mask, Derm Institute Cellular Brightening Bio-Crystal Masque, tata Harper Illuminating Moisturizer, Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil, Oskia Renaissance Cleaning Gel, 111SKIN Subzero De-Puffing Eye Mask, Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Serum, Rodial Pink Diamond Instant Lifting Serum, Malin+Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant, and a $20 Space NK gift card.

    Get it from Space NK for $265.

    34. A delicious option containing individually-wrapped wafers and chocolates perfect for teeth craving something sweet to sink into.

    Yummy Bazaar

    Get it from Yummy Bazaar for $19.95.

    35. A personalized activity choice that provides inspo for fun things to do each day leading up to the holidays. So fun, they may find themselves pulling out tokens whenever boredom strikes year-round.

    Etsy

    Get it from Clara & Macy on Etsy for $32.11.

    36. A lovely pick featuring 24 beauty products to make people feel truly glamorous — who needs a personal stylist when they have this advent calendar?

    Nordstrom

    Comes with: Immortelle Precious Cream, Shea Butter Ultra Rich Lip Balm, Rose Hand Cream, Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream, Almond Delicious Hands, Aromachologie Revitalizing Sugar Cube, Lavender Hand Cream, Almond Shower Oil, Shea Light Comforting Cream, Almond Milk Concentrate, Verbena Body Lotion, Cherry Blossom Hand Cream, 5 Essential Oils Shampoo, Aqua Réotier Ultra Thirst-Quenching Gel, Shea Butter Hand Cream, Shea Butter Milk Extra-Gentle Soap, Shea Butter Intensive Hand Balm, Soap with Verbena Leaves, 5 Essential Oils Conditioner, Verbena Cooling Hand Cream Gel, Verbena Shower Gel, Cherry Blossom Bath & Shower Gel, Shea Butter Foot Cream, and Aqua Réotier Water Gel Cleanser.

    Get it from Nordstrom for $64.

    37. A bath & body products choice that's basically like having an at-home spa treatment this holiday season.

    The Body Shop

    Comes with: Special edition Juicy Pear Hand Cream, Strawberry Fragranced Bath Bomb, Special edition Warm Vanilla Shower Gel, Layers of Fun Nail File, Special Edition Juicy Pear Body Butter, Pink Grapefruit Lip Butter, Coconut Exfoliating Cream Body Scrub, Shea Soap, British Rose Shower Gel, Vanilla Delight Fragranced Bath Bomb, Strawberry Clearly Glossing Shampoo, Strawberry Clearly Glossing Conditioner, Mango Hand Cream, Pink Bath Gloves, Red Bath Lily, Coconut Shower Cream, White Musk Body Lotion, Mango Fragranced Bath Bomb, Strawberry Lip Butter, Mango Soap, Coconut Hand Cream, Shea Body Butter, Mango Lip Butter, and Pink Grapefruit Body Lotion.

    Get it from The Body Shop for $70.

    38. A premium chocolate option for those who know the holiday season was practically invented for eating ALL the chocolate. Like, more chocolate than usual. Like, just hook us up to IVs filled with chocolate and decorate it with ornaments.

    Simply Chocolate

    Get it from Simply Chocolate for $74.99.

    39. An advent calendar containing a mix of full-sized and travel-sized makeup and skincare items that comes in a case perfect for utilizing for jewelry!

    Charlotte Tilbury

    Comes with: full-sized versions of Colour Chameleon in Champagne Diamonds, Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk, Eyes to Mesmerise in Star Gold, Superstar Lips in Sexy Lips, and travel-sized versions of Charlotte's Magic Cream, Wonderglow, Multi-Miracle Glow, Goddess Skin Clay Mask, Rock 'n' Kohl in Amber Moon, Legendary Lashes Mascara, Supermodel Body, and Take It All Off.

    Get it from Charlotte Tilbury for $200.

    40. A Harry Potter choice that contains 24 doors with surprise goodies any Potterhead would be happy to receive... even if it's from a muggle.

    Firebox

    Get it from Firebox for $76.99.

    When you realize advent calendars are the gifts BEFORE the gifts:

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