Let’s start by saying this: it’s never too early to start buying an Advent Calendar. While they’re mostly used in December, the best ones sell out earlier each year. Besides, why wait to open those little doors full of treats when you can simply treat yourself now?
Whatever your preference – from candles and chocolates to beauty products – there is a calendar to suit your tastes. Heck, there’s even a calendar waiting for your dog. (That’s why they make better gifts.) Below, we’ve rounded up our favorite advent calendars to buy right now before they sell out.
Elevate your December breakfast with mini jars of one of Bonne Maman’s signature jams or honey. New flavors for this year’s calendar include Chestnut Orange Cinnamon, Mirabell Plum and Spice, and Strawberry Star Anise. The brand also includes samples of its new herbal tea.
$69.95 williams sonoma
To your favorite baker – or yourself, if you want to make sure it’s you this year at last Bake Christmas cookies from scratch – this super fun advent calendar. These gifts range from essentials like cookie cutters and sugar bowls to extras like fluted cookie cutters and snowflake gift bags.
50 U.S. dollars Amazon
A favorite of confectionary connoisseurs year after year, the current calendar features original artwork by New England artist Cindy Hendrick. Inside, you’ll find 24 caramels in unimaginable flavors. Cape Cod sea salt, cinnamon cloves, or anisette, anyone? And, reassuringly, they’re free of seven of the most common allergens.
One word: Godiva. Raspberry star. Milk ganache happiness. Black Mint Medal. Enough said.
Olives and Cocoa $144
This sturdy and large (15″ square) vintage advent calendar depicts a charming Christmas scene. 24 boxes are ready to fill you with your own personalized surprises. It comes with batteries for the mini light and arrives as a gift wrapped in a ribbon. Nice touch!
Ready to be a treasured family heirloom, this glowing wooden Advent Calendar has 24 small but impeccably crafted drawers that can be filled with any surprise you could dream of. It would look amazing on a fireplace mantle or even as a buffet centerpiece.
Prepare yourself for a nightly stress-busting soak. These bath products are handcrafted in Texas using natural ingredients and essential oils. And the scent – gingerbread! Frankincense and Myrrh! – May help you forget your in-laws are staying an extra day this year. But the artisans even offer a “soothing detox” treat, just in case.
$45 at Sephora
This much sought-after Sephora Advent calendar naturally has 24 gifts, but the real news is that 10 of them are actually full size. Featuring the top rated beauty products in the Makeup, Hair Accessories and Skincare categories from the Sephora Collection, this set will delight any true beauty lover. If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, this mini 12-piece advent calendar is just $25.
Welfare beauty, you know who you are. Your business card is flawless skin, fluffy brows and fluttering lashes. Get everything you need in this calendar with just about any fanatic. You’ll get the wallet-sized Gimme Brow+, 24-HR Brow Setter, POREfessional Primer, Roller Lash and 8 more mini wonders.
$65 olives and june
Ooh, pretty! From classic red to shimmering silver, this elegant calendar lets you adorn your numbers all season long. In addition to polishes, you’ll find gold stickers, presses, cuticle oils and handy gadgets.
$249 white company
Indulge every day during the holidays? Sign up here with this coveted elegant white calendar. From fireside scented oils to fir tree oils and tuberose and cashmere hand creams, this indulgence will keep you at home for spa days all winter long.
$129 Florence at Mills
The power of flowers! Spread the trendy seasonal vibe in 12 days with full-size (no puny samples here) vegan and cruelty-free beauty and rose gold accessories. You’ll notice that everything is a little whimsical. Example: pretty purple what’s my route? Eyeliner and Hit Snooze lip mask that looks like the cutest jelly jar. Even the under-eye gel pads are cute and shaped like little whales.
It was a beautiful feast! This premium calendar is truly premium and is filled with the brand’s fan favorites, including Almond Bath Oil, Holy Cream, and Immortelle Overnight Reset. Talk about Christmas magic.
Coffee and Tea Advent Calendar
Caffeine is exactly what the elves ordered. This reusable and customizable pine K-Cup calendar will bring charm to your kitchen. Plus, stars can be personalized. Yes, it comes with coffee pods and they are all different.
A soothing sachet from this ancient calendar will end a busy December on a relaxing note. You (or your favorite tea lover) will taste a variety of chai teas, from earl grey citrus to turmeric spice. In each cubby, find five individually wrapped tea bags — not just one — of the same type. It’s worth noting, especially at this time of year: a percentage of the proceeds goes to help educate the children of tea farmers.
$49.99 oil company
The 12 Days of Christmas are as fun for you as they are for your puppy! This calendar is full of squeaky toy surprises, as well as cute accessories. Our favorite? Golden Santa hat. Or maybe a fluffy scarf…
Human Christmas cookies will give Bella a stomach ache, but this hand-decorated treat in this retro sweet calendar is delicious for puppies. Each cookie is made in North America with human-grade ingredients and wrapped in recycled plastic to keep it fresh.
$27.99 oil company
Eat a little catnip every day and you can stay away from holiday shenanigans! This collection of 12 organic catnip toys, treats and surprises will keep Luna rolling, purring and playing. With any luck, it will distract her from your tree and curled ribbons.
With a kick toy, a teaser stick, clinking balls and a rumpled plush toy, you’ll have a happy kitten for 12 days of Christmas. Bonus: The price won’t affect your holiday shopping budget.
$28.99 $19.99 Personalized Mall
Custom embroidery in any of 33 colors makes this handy mix of stockings, advent calendars and cheerful embellishments one of a kind. Just move the candy cane to mark the day Santa comes to town. It’s lined with sturdy fabrics, so it will add energy to your living room for years to come.
$158 Saks Fifth Avenue
This may be the best way to pass the time before Christmas. Hidden in this chic calendar are 12 of Voluspa’s best-selling coconut wax candles. Includes a gold wick trimmer. Each full-size candle is intoxicatingly scented and hand-poured into a patterned glass container. Is it Baltic Amber or French Cade Lavender today?
dwarf! We’ve seen a lot of advent calendars this day, but that’s about it. Each little one is handcrafted and unique. Perch them around your home as a lovely decoration. Did we mention… gnomes? !
$45 rare commodity
Enjoy some quiet time amid the hustle and bustle of the holiday season with a clever use of the advent calendar. You can sew a new design every day. (Don’t worry; they provide easy instructions for newbies.) The finished piece will be a delightful understated decoration for many Christmases to come.
For 24 days, your child will feel like a Jedi who builds vehicles, poseable characters (including C-3PO and R2-D2 in holiday sweaters and Gonk Droid dressed as Santa), and Darth Vader Beach scene for a vacation. The Force will be with your family all season long, that’s for sure.
$40 rare commodity
Need help navigating your kids’ fretful seasonal excitement? Keep them busy with Kirstenfield’s calendar. It’s stuffed with 25 different felt decorative crafts. They’re easy (and neat!) because they don’t require sewing or glue. Encourage giving by suggesting your child give a teacher or grandmother some gifts, maybe?
$49.99 barnes and noble
This is the escape room version of the advent calendar, set as a mysterious adventure story involving an avalanche, you guessed it, a cave. To get out of the icy prison, your child must solve puzzles and piece together clues every day. This is a great option if you want your older kids to exercise their ingenuity over the holidays.
By Christmas Day, your child will conjure up two joyous scenes with this calendar. Favorite snowman or gingerbread man? Behind each door is a small jar of Play-Doh (including the sparkly one) and gadgets for crafting various crafty creations. very funny.
$39 love doll
The shiny box contains 25 numbered bags with pop-up paper sculptures that, if placed day after day, tell the story of the birth of Jesus. The cute playset can easily be saved for next year’s showcase.
The White Company $59
Just feel him! awesome soft. With 25 embroidered pockets to fill with your kid’s favorite treats, this cool guy will be a good friend long after the New Year…and likely forever. Name him Marshmallow. it fits.
20 dollars rare commodity
If you have a kid who loves puzzles or fidgets with toys, check out this range of metal mental stretchers. Every day a new Iron-Coated Copper Entanglement is generated to solve, along with a corresponding riddle. very cool!