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30 Best New Advent Calendars For The 2018 Holiday Season

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Spice up your holiday spirit with 24 days of unique and creative treats from the brands you love.

What's better than opening presents on Christmas morning? Opening gifts everyday throughout the month of December. The tradition of advent calendars has not only kept going strong, but has maintained such popularity that brands across all categories are putting their own advent calendars on the shelf.

From the standard chocolate to beauty products and candles, the best advent calendars are full of holiday spirit and creative spins. Read on as we review 30 of the most unique advent calendars to purchase for the upcoming holiday season. They will put the rest of your Christmas gift ideas to shame.

1. Ilchester's Cheese Advent Calendar

There's no question that someone in your circle of friends or family has a serious and undying love for cheese. By aiding in their cheesy addiction for the holidays, you're bound to bring countless smiles. 

(Target, $24.99)

2. Ritual's The Ritual of Advent Calendar

Not only is Ritual's advent calendar a beautiful holiday center piece added to any home, it's also filled with over $150 worth of Rituals merchandise (talk about a deal!). Some of the featured products include their candles, body oils, body creams, and nail care, along with many others surprises.

(Rituals, $89)


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3. NYX's Sugar Trip 24 Days Countdown 

This NYX Advent Treat will surprise and delight any beauty junkie on the 24 days leading up to Christmas. Complete with over $110 in beauty products, your gift will complete any look with lip, eye, and face products.

(Ulta, $55)

4. Drinks By The Dram's Gin Advent Calendar

Gin is not only the gift to bring at a Holiday gathering, it's now the perfect gift to give at the beginning of the holiday festivities in an advent calendar. With the popularity of gin on the rise, many have taken to exploring different distilleries and brands. The gin advent covers all the bases, creating a one of a kind gift. 

(Master of Malt, $135)

5. Jo Malone's 25 Days Advent Calendar

The fragrance industry has now moved their way over into the advent market. While not cheap, it's still a phenomenal gift that sure makes up for the price, considering how individual perfumes at Jo Malone can cost up to $270 each. Additionally, along with our favorite scents, the Jo Malone advent is full of treats like candles and body oils to create the ideal gift. 

(Jo Malone, for $450)

6. La Mer's Limited Edition 12 Days of Radiance Collection

When speaking towards luxury skincare, there's nothing quite as elegant and radiant as La Mer's effect on our skin. For the holidays, why not give someone you love (or even yourself) the must-have gift of the season? A twelve day goodie box, the La Mer Holiday Collection is comprised of the brand's award winning products like the Miracle Broth and lifting eye serum (along with ten other incredible items). 

(La Mer, for $400) 

7. Aldi's Wine Advent Calendar 

If we ever needed an excuse to sip on our favorite glasses on wine throughout the month of December, this is it! The Aldi Wine Advent makes a wonderful gift for those in your life who are true wine-os.

(Aldi, $69.99 — find your Aldi location to order; If there is not an Aldi near you, try Vine Box's 12 Nights of Wine, $129)

8. Give Them Beer's 2018 Craft Beer Advent

Some people prefer wine, and others prefer beer. For the beer lovers in your life, splurge for the craft beer collection advent from Give Them Beer. They'll be well versed and truly hipster by the end of the 24 days. 

(Give Them Beer, $89.99) 

9. Atelier Cologne's Advent Calendar Collection

Tis the season to smell divine and unravel the best of fragrance every day... well, at least for the month of December. Examples of some of the products included in the Atelier advent are over a handful of best selling fragrances, hand creams, lotions, and shower gels along with two included leather cases.

(Nordstrom, $350; For a miniature version of Atelier's Advent, their Discover Advent is available at Sephora for $59) 

10. Man Crates O' Holy Cow, Jerky Advent Calendar 

Don't know what to get your dad, brother, boyfriend? The perfect man's man gift (unless they're a vegetarian) comes from the company Man Crates and is a one of a kind jerky advent. Yup, that's right. Smoked meat for 24 days straight!

(Man Crates, $79.99)

11. The Bearded Man Co's Beard Oil Advent Calendar

While we're on the subject of man's perfect gifts, what about bearded men's perfect gifts? If you know someone who has a nice long beard, you know they care for it with a lot of TLC. This year, get that special someone in your life an advent dedicated to their beard.

(Etsy, $40)  

12. Heritage Distilling Co's Spirits Advent Calendar

We mentioned earlier the gin centered advent, but what if the person you plan on getting an advent likes all sorts of spirits? Behold: the Heritage Distilling Co's Spirit's advent calendar. Dedicated to all things rum, tequila, gin, vodka, and whiskey, this advent may be the perfect gift to give the host of your next holiday party.

(Heritage Distilling Co, $59) 

13. Ulta's 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

Packed into 12 days, a myriad of goodies all for the best friend, mom, or girlfriend who's the ultimate beauty junkie. Kudos to Ulta for packing in fan favorite products like chubby eye crayon, loose highlighter, and matte liquid lip (along with nine others!), with the price point of under $20.  

(Ulta, $18)

14. Davids Tea's 24 Days of Tea Advent 

For those who are misunderstood tea lovers over the coffee lovers, this advent is dedicated to you. Filled with some holiday favorites like candy cane peppermint, caramel shortbread, and white cranberry bark. Plus, each of the boxes doubles as an ornament to dress the tree. 

(David's Tea, $49) 

15. Yankee Candle's Countdown Calendar

With the Yankee Candle Advent, you're getting 24 candles to help you countdown to the holiday. Candle scents include frosty gingerbread, icy blue spruce, snow-dusted bayberry leaf, balsam & cedar, balsam & clove, cherries on snow, Christmas cookie, magical frosted forest, north pole, red apple wreath, sparkling cinnamon, and sparking snow. Each advent also comes with a flickering candle holder. 

(Yankee Candle, $40) 

16. The Body Shop's 25 Days of the Enchanted Deluxe Advent Calendar 

In addition to gifting an incredible advent filled with The Body Shop best sellers like body butter, shower gel, and bubble bath, you're getting almost $60 off as the advent provides over $170 worth of product for only $110. And who says you shouldn't celebrate with an advent on Christmas day? Instead of the standard 24 countdown days, the body shop provides 25 goodies hidden among the calendar. 

(The Body Shop, $110)


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17. OPI's Nutcracker Advent Calendar Mini 25 Pack 

Do you ever feel like you can never make it to the end of your nail polish before it goes bad? Do you love switching up your nail color but have the same four or five shades? Knock two birds with one stone and purchase (or gift) OPI's Nutcracker Advent Calendar. Providing 25 seasonal and best selling shades, you'll never be short on colors and your polish will never go bad (since they're mini sized). 

(OPI, $49.95)

18. Sock Box's Sock Lovers Advent Calendar

There's no such thing as too many socks, and the creators of the Sock Box's Advent Calendar know this all too well. The perfect gift for the fella in your life who appreciates creative and interesting socks, maybe even an amateur sock collector. It's truly a one of a kind gift that will knock their socks off (sorry, we had to). 

(Sock Box, $9.54 per pair/$229 total) 

19. Diptyque's 2018 Advent Calendar 

The Louboutins of candles, Diptyque knows how to evoke senses and turn moods with their classic scents. This advent is the ideal gift for those with a refined nose who appreciate the finer things in life. Consider purchasing for your mother, mother-in-law, or buy the bunch and split gifts between your boss and co-workers. 

(Nordstrom, 425) 

20. TOCCA Beauty's Ten Days of TOCCA

Incredible scents, with a minimalist and sleek design packaging, this advent from Tocca has the perfect set perfumes for any person you decide gift to. As many people have particular scents they gravitate toward or pull away from, Tocca is an ideal perfume to gift as they all smell so light and fresh.

(Dermstore, $50)

21. W7's Extravaganza 2018 Advent Calendar 

The name says it all: this advent calendar from W7 is truly an extravaganza. The set includes various shades of eyeliners, multiple loose glitters, and nine different shades of lipsticks, along with a few best selling products from W7 like their cheek flushers, bronzers, and highlighters. We agree it's the ultimate package wrapped in one gift! 

(W7, $25.95)

22. Ella Paradis' Sex Toys Advent Calendar Gift Box

A little twist from your traditional advent, this is a gift that to your loved one that works for both of you. A win, win as we would call it. Open up 24 goodies that are sure to spark a fire in the bedroom. Plus, the advent priced at only $119.99 comes with over $400 in products. 

(Ella's Paradis, $119.99)

23. eCreamery's Santa's Stash Ultimate Collection 

Our addiction to ice cream is just too strong, and eCreamery enables us to continue our love for ice cream. In this holiday Santa stash collection, gift yourself or someone you love for 8 days of Christmas filled with yummy treats like sweetest holiday wishes (with vanilla and toffee), joy (with sea salt caramel and brownie), believe (with cinnamon), and holly jolly holiday (with gingerbread cookie).

(eCreamery, $79.99) 

24. Paul & Joe Beaute's Makeup Collection 2018 Advent 

Packed with 12 incredible festive, fun, and not to mention an assortment of full size beauty items (not just minis), Paul & Joe Beaute's advent calendar is a beauty lover's paradise. Added bonus? The entire advent is cat themed, so thank you Paul & Joe Beaute for understanding our love of cat memes and our furry friends that never leave our side.  

(B-Glowing, $75) 

25. Godiva's Chocolate Advent Calendar

What is an advent calendar list without mentioning chocolate? And not just any chocolate! The cream of the crop: Godiva chocolate. Hidden behind 25 doors are the world's most delicious pieces of chocolate. Mixed with white, milk, and dark chocolate, you're bound it get a full spectrum of treat every day leading up to Christmas. 

(Godiva, $25) 

26. Make Your Own Designs With the Cricut Maker 

Give (or gift yourself) the gift that keeps on giving! With the Circut, you can create custom advents that cater to you and your home. Not only can you decorate your home with holiday festivities, but you can help gift for those in your life who you love and care for.  

(Cricut, $349.99)

27. L'OCCITANE's Luxury Advent Calendar 

Celebrate Christmas the French way, as L'occitane's advent calendar is full of luxurious treats such as rich body lotion, essential oils shampoo, various sorts of creams, and shower oil (among others). For those not looking to spend over $100 on their advent, L'occitane also has a smaller 12-days of Christmas Advent for $54.

(L'OCCITANE, $124) 

28. Enclosed's Lingerie Advent (12 Day & 24 Day)

Why not treat yourself to 24 days (or 12 days if opting for the smaller set) of excitement with Encloseds' Lingerie Advent. Each day, open a custom box that is geared towards making your feel sensual and sexy. Plus, since it's the holidays - be surprised with holiday themed goodies in red with some extra bows. 

(Enclosed, $549/12-piece set & $1,000/24-piece set)

29. Ciatè London's Mini Mani Month Set 

Sport some of the season's hottest nail shades with this year's Ciatè London advent calendar. Filled with 25 days of goodies including over 20 shades of polish, top coat, halographic toppers, and even nail art. A perfect gift for those in your life that are sporting a new polish shade every week and looking to broaden their collection. 

(Sephora, $59)

30. Booze Bud's Cider Advent Calendar

Colder weather is the perfect excuse to grab a hard cider, and enjoy good company and potentially a warm fire. Now all cider lovers rejoice, as an advent has been created just for you! And it's packed with many beloved brands and flavors as well as newbies and unique brewings. 

(Booze Bud, $99.99)


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Elizabeth Blasi is a New Yorker. A lifestyle & travel writer, who is often seen with a suitcase in hand, jetsetting to her next location. But as a true Digital Nomad, her love of writing and romance novels means her laptop is always beside her.

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