Now, I know what you’re thinking. Christmas!? It’s only the beginning of November! The fact of the matter is that the Advent calendar — a festive holiday gift that features a daily surprise in the countdown to Dec. 25 — has a reputation for selling out quickly. This could be because these interactive calendars are often filled with limited edition goodies, toys and keepsakes at impressive values that you can’t find any other months of the year.
We only have to look at the history of the Aldi cheese and wine calendars, annual offerings that sell out incredibly fast, to know that people take this calendar business very seriously.
And now, some of the most popular takes on the Advent calendar have gone beyond the long-standing tradition of chocolates or tiny trinkets and have been taken up by some of the biggest names in beauty, luxury home goods and more.
Whether you’re looking to give a gift to yourself or a loved one with 24 days of miniature treasures, the list ahead proves there’s something out there for everyone. From gold-lovers obsessed with dainty and stackable jewelry to wine aficionados and skin care addicts alike, keep scrolling to claim your own, just in time for December.
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The Crazy Scientist
This engaging calendar, perfect for science-lovers features 24 different experiments from various fields such as chemistry, biology and mechanics. Each designated box contains all the materials needed to conduct the experiment as well as detailed instructions and explainers for the science behind it.
Packed inside this fuchsia pink suitcase from Revolve is 24 mini, deluxe, and full size versions of some of the most well-known brands and products in beauty like Sunday Riley, Supergoop, Augustinus Bader and Sunday Fridays.
This limited edition set by La Mer, the luxury skin brand that pioneered use of sea kelp and bio-fermentation in skin care, features 13 high-performing favorite products like the Regenerating Serum, the dual-phase Renewal facial oil and the famed marine-rich Créme.
The ultimate sampler for tea lovers, this 24-day advent calendar features a mixture of Pukka's favorite organic herbal tea blends such as wild apple and cinnamon, ginseng and matcha and lemon-ginger with manuka honey.
At the end of 24 days, calendar openers will have enough surprise tools and jars of Play-Doh to create a snowman scene and a gingerbread man using the included creation cards. Find holiday themed cookie cutters and even a 2-ounce container of sparkle-white Play-Doh to use for your festive creations.
Alo's limited edition and consciously created advent calendar features 24 days' worth of all things wellness. Find yoga-centered gear and accessories as well as a selection of botanical-powered beauty items like a radiance serum and multi-use magic balm.
Wake up each morning on the 12 days leading up to Christmas with a new freshly roasted cup of coffee, each brew featuring unique notes like roasted chestnut and spicy gingerbread. Every pre-measured and specially curated coffee selection makes a full pot.
Enjoy 24 nights of hand-selected curated wines hailing from renowned regions such as Spain, France and Italy. Each new wine comes packaged in sleek, single pour tubes.
Sugarfina's delightful array of long-loved confections are all enclosed in this 24-day calendar. Find juicy strawberry jellies, sugar crusted peach bites, dark chocolate and sea salted caramels and ice cream cone gummies.
Petco's selection of pet advent calendars include everything from a daily dose of assorted chews for your dog to catnip-laced toys for your feline.
Compartés' calendar features 24 of the brand's signature and award-winning gourmet chocolates. Find celebrated holiday flavors like apple pie, red velvet and salted caramel.
The perfect gift forThe Beatles obsessed, this calendar by Happy Socks features 24 pairs of colorful embroidered socks made from organic combed cotton. This set includes five never-before-seen designs, eight new limited edition designs and 11 remastered versions of previous designs.
Build your own five-day jewelry calendar and fill it with some of Sterling Forever's signature jewelry pieces like a dainty chain link bracelets, drop earrings and delicate layered necklaces. Pick from three tiers at ascending price points.
This 24-piece beauty advent calendar contains travel sizes of all the bestselling essentials from Kiehl’s, each one full of effective and natural ingredients true to the company's apothecary roots. Beginning Dec. 1, open up a door each day to reveal well-loved staples like Kiehl’s soothing Calendula serum-infused calming cream and newer additions like Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum, which plumps skin and reduces wrinkles.
This thoughtfully crafted 12-day calendar contains some of Mignonne Gavigan's signature and best selling jewelry designs, including petite crystal Madeline studs and micro Madeline earrings, which are exclusive to this Advent collection.
Sample everything from caramel marshmallows flavored with Madagascar vanilla bean to a forest rose raspberry truffle and a Dulce de Leche truffle adorned with dried strawberry pieces. This luxurious gourmet chocolate calendar by Vosges contains 24 delicious morsels crafted using the confectioner's proprietary chocolate.
Behind each perforated door of this 25-day calendar is a pair of Hanky Panky's originally designed high-rise thongs made using the brand's signature stretch lace and Supima cotton lining.
Saks Fifth Avenue
A Saks Fifth Avenue exclusive, this lavish 25-day calendar contains various collections of fragrances, beauty, skin care and home products from popular luxury brands. Find the famed Augustinus Bader rich cream, a lactic acid treatment by Sunday Riley and deluxe lipsticks from Tom Ford.
Specializing in natural and holistic skin care, Dr. Hauschka's 24-day calendar contains the the brand's trial sized products and an extra special surprise to be opened on Christmas Eve. Find a revitalizing lemongrass body milk, a firming mask, a regenerating serum and more.
This wet food buffet contains 20 three-ounce cans filled with protein-rich formulas and four savory treat boxes made just for your beloved feline. Find gravy-covered turkey, tuna, chicken and beef options that are so loved by cats, they might even stop attacking your Christmas tree this year.
Perfect for the artist in your life, this Advent calendar features 24 days' worth of tools and art supplies to instill creative inspiration. The calendar provides a wide variety of mediums and surfaces to work with and even offers the chance to win a year's worth of art supplies from Arteza, if a golden ticket is found in your calendar.
This 12-drawer advent calendar holds all of Charlotte Tilbury’s most iconic products in one beautiful pullout set of drawers. The Magic Cream moisturizer, Matte Revolution lipstick and Wonderglow face primer are just a few of the rose gold-lacquered items you can find inside.
This patchwork wall hanging from West Elm was created in collaboration with Marimekko, the legacy Finnish home goods brand. Although it doesn't come with any treats inside, it has 25 roomy pockets that are the perfect size to customize with your own daily gifts.
Acqua Di Parma
The Italian-born luxury fragrance brand Acqua Di Parma is currently offering a 25-day Advent calendar filled with the signature scents from the Acqua Di Parma universe and presented in a festive gift box. Find a yuzu-infused body cream, shower gels inspired by Capri and Colonia Essenza cologne.
Complete with 24 empty drawers to fill with gifts, this reusable Anthropologie-exclusive calendar is a mini replica hotel, crafted out of wood. It features the whimsical artwork of Canadian artist Emily Taylor in collaboration with George & Viv, a unique line of perfect-for-gifting products.
You can get a filled George & Viv calendar
from Anthropologie in a non-reusable box for $82. Inside that are 24 premium samples of beauty products from brands like Butter London, Youth to the People and Supergoop.
Astrid & Miyu
Officially launching Oct. 13, Astrid & Miyu, the contemporary jewelry brand known for its dainty and stackable designs, is offering two different Advent calendars that have a reputation for selling out in a matter of days. Both collections feature bestselling earrings, statement accessories and stacking pieces, as well as the option to curate your own calendar by choosing a zodiac sign and birthstone.
Known for its sensitive-skin-friendly formulations infused with nourishing goat milk, Beekman 1802 has an interactive and bestselling calendar that contains 24 of the brand’s favorite items for the face and body. Find everything from healing hand creams to jelly cleansers and rich milk bars.
The answer to great brows, full lashes and perfectly primed skin is right here in this 12-day calendar that includes all of Benefit Cosmetics’ longtime bestsellers. This set is a great way to get purse-sized versions of The POREfessional face primer, Hoola matte bronzer, They’re Real! lengthening mascara and much more.
If you’ve been working 9 to 5, this Dolly Parton 24-day Advent calendar is the darnedest way to pay homage to our country singin’ queen. Behind each door is a sweet surprise, including some of Dolly’s personal favorites, like chocolates, gummies and mints.
Dr. Barbara Sturm
Dr. Barbara Sturm, the famed clinical and dermatologist-created skin care brand, has rounded up some of its most iconic products in addition to recent formulations, in full, deluxe and miniature sizes. This calendar contains 24 drawers of coveted serums, anti-aging creams, cleansers and more.
This Advent craft box contains 24 envelopes that contain directions and materials to complete five different festive crafting projects, to be finished up to the big day. This box ships from the United Kingdom, so pre-order now to receive your box in time.
Chocolate is never a bad idea, especially when it's the gourmet offerings of Godiva. Enjoy 24 different silky smooth chocolates, each with delicious fillings like mint, caramel, rich ganache and sweet fruit.
Himalayan Pet Supply
It would be unfair to leave your furry friends out of the Advent festivities. This 24-day calendar by Himalayan Pet Supply contains unique and tasty treats for your dog that include chews, all-natural cookies, cheese treats and meaty morsels all crafted in Washington state.
In Good Taste
Not that you need a special occasion to partake in wine o’clock, but if you do, this mini bottle 24-pack Advent calendar from In Good Taste is the perfect way. The wines run the gamut of full-bodied reds to crisp rosés from California’s Central Coast. 'Tis the season to get tipsy.
Over 24 days, uncover 329 Lego pieces to build eight mini Star Wars characters, 10 vehicles and six other mini builds all exclusively Christmas themed. Favorites like C-3PO and Darth Vader make an appearance in these detailed and posable Legos that are sure to make any Star Wars fan feel like a Jedi.
Renewed skin, silky hair and beautiful-smelling ingredients are always expected from this iconic name in French beauty. Look forward to using the award-winning Immortelle Overnight Reset Oil and an assortment of rich, custard-like hand creams for colder weather in this premium 24-piece calendar by L'Occitane.
Right now, you can pre-order Lookfantastic's biggest beauty calendar to date, which contains full- and deluxe-sized products from some of the best known luxury retailers out there. For 25 days, find items such as PMD's mini vibrating cleansing brush, hydrating peptide creams from Drunk Elephant, Elemis' collagen-infused cleansing balm and reparative hair treatments by Sachajuan.
The recent launch of Lovehoney's sexy Advent calendar collection has created quite a buzz — in more ways than one. Choose from a 24-day selection of toys, lubes and stimulating accessories meant for couples, or a calendar filled with goodies that will please any vulva-owner (both of these even include the incredibly popular Womanizer toy). The brand even has a seven-day collection
of celestial-inspired lingerie fitted with black satin ribbons and seductive sheer mesh.
Palais des Thés
Palais des Thés' luxury selection of 24 tea bags highlights festive winter flavors all the way up until Christmas. Tea sippers will enjoy finely sourced teas ranging from Chinese black tea to Scandinavian tea with cranberry and elderflower.
Stocked to the brim with skin care, bath treats, nail care and makeup goodies from Sephora, this 24-day Advent calendar is a one-stop shop to treating yourself this holiday season. Highlights include a caffeine eye mask, pigmented eye shadows, cream lip stains and a prebiotic gel cleanser.
The Body Shop
Fans of The Body Shop's ethically sourced and naturally based products can rejoice in this 25-piece Advent calendar that is filled with head-to-toe treats in a three-tiered pop-up box. Reveal a full-sized nourishing avocado body butter, British rose face masks and a delightfully scented strawberry bath soap.
Hidden among the twinkling boughs of this 3D Christmas tree are 24 different luxury-infused beauty and home decor treats by The Ritual. Standouts include a mini candle collection exclusive to this calendar, a mild clay scrub for the body and hydrating shimmer oils for the skin.
The White Company
The White Company's Advent calendar contains 25 daily indulgences in the form of wellness pick-me-ups, scented votive candles and body care products exclusive to the brand.
UpCircle Beauty, a sustainable skin care brand dedicated to natural and waste-fighting formulations, is launching its very first Advent calendar, which you can pre-order now. It features 12 new, limited-edition products from skin care to accessories.
Voluspa tucks away 12 of its bestselling candles in this elegant-looking Advent calendar. Each embossed mini candle is the perfect way to fill a living room, bathroom or bedroom with indulgent fragrances like panjore lychee or baltic amber.
This baking-themed calendar designed exclusively by Willams Sonoma features two dozen pull-out drawers filled with things like cookie cutters, piping bags, fluted biscuit cutters and a silicone spatula.
This 24-piece collection contains mini bottles of wines that hail from all around the world. Each day in December, reveal unique and classic wine selections from the famed Tuscany region, Bordeaux or Spain. The company recommends placing your order by Nov. 21 to receive your wine calendar by Dec. 1.