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Must-Have Advent Calendars To Get Before December

From luxury beauty boxes to pop culture surprises, there are so many wonderful ways to countdown to Christmas 2021.

By Katherine Riley, Carly Milne, Kristine Fellizar Nov 14, 2021 4:00 PMTags
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If you're like us, one of the most fun holiday traditions is getting a daily surprise with an advent calendar. And with so many amazing options hitting the shelves this year, we don't want you to miss out! After all, Dec. 1 is right around the corner.

From beauty advent calendars from Nordstrom and Sephora to pop culture advent calendars featuring Star Wars to more traditional advent calendars for the whole family, there's really something out there for everyone. Wine lovers, there's even something special for you! 

Keep in mind, advent calendars are super popular so many of them tend to sell out quickly. We highly suggest you get yours as soon as possible. Pre-order is available for several advent calendars right now as well, and many are set to ship very soon. 

We've rounded up all the best advent calendars of 2021. Check those out below. 

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These Are the Must-Have Beauty Advent Calendars of 2021

Benefit Cosmetics The More The Merrier Makeup Holiday Advent Calendar Set

The more the merrier! This advent calendar from Benefit Cosmetics is filled with a variety of bestsellers in purse-friendly sizes. It's a must-have for the beauty lover on-the-go!

Shoppe Geo Crystal Advent Calendar

This self-care advent calendar features 12 crystals with an accompanying inspirational message for each day. With all the craziness that comes with the holiday season, this advent calendar will give you an excuse to take some time to practice mindfulness.

Nespresso x Johanna Ortiz Vertuo Advent Calendar

This advent calendar from Nespresso comes with 24 Vertuo capsules in a gorgeous box designed by Colombian fashion designer, Johanna Ortiz.

Revolve Beauty 2021 Advent Calendar

This beauty advent calendar from Revolve is a must-have for anyone looking to try premium skincare and beauty products. Some brands included are Peter Thomas Roth, Benefit Cosmetics, Dr. Barbara Sturm and Olaplex. It's a $588 retail value that you're getting for just $125. This is one that's highly likely to sell out, so get your hands on this ASAP.

Set of 24 Earrings Advent Calendar

Your December will be extra glam this year if you get this advent calendar from Sterling Forever. It features 24 earrings that you can keep for yourself or gift to friends and family.

ByKloe Jewelry Advent Calendar

ByKloe on Etsy creates beautiful highly-rated accessories. This advent calendar features necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings and more. It comes in a gorgeous jewelry box, and it's an advent calendar that's one go a kind.

12 Snacks of Christmas

Enjoy 12 days of sweet treats from Harry & David, The Popcorn Factory, Walkers and so much more!

Palais Des Thés 24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar

Count down to the holidays with a different type of tea each day. If you're a tea lover, this is one advent calendar you definitely need this year.

The Mandalorian Advent Calendar

The is the only way you should be counting down to Christmas if you're a fan of The Mandalorian. This advent calendar features all kinds of treats to satisfy your galactic sweet tooth.

Funko Pop! Advent Calendar: The Office

Whether you're a fan of Jim and Pam, Michael Scott, or the lovable Dwight Shrute, this Funko Pop! advent calendar has all your favorite character from the show. 

Harry Potter Luxe Advent Calendar & Candy Fill

Why be a Muggle when you can countdown to Christmas like a wizard? This luxe advent calendar is made of wood, features a gorgeous image of Hogwarts and is filled with all kinds of Wizarding World treats like fizzy Lemon Sherbets and Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans.

Funko Pop! Advent Calendar: Harry Potter 2021

This advent calendar from Funko features all your favorite characters from the Harry Potter franchise.

FAO Schwarz Dinosaur Advent Calendar

Kids will love all the fun dinosaur-related surprises in this advent calendar. No digging necessary.

LEGO City Advent Calendar

This festive LEGO City Advent calendar features fun mini figures, Santa, snowmen and other buildable winter-themed items.

Lego Marvel's The Avengers Advent Calendar

Avengers assemble! Behind each of the 24 doors is a different toy or figure from Marvel's The Avengers. As the big day gets closer, kids (and adults!) can up with fun holiday scenarios featuring Iron Man, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Thor, Captain Marvel, Thanos and Nick Fury. 

Dog Treat Advent Calendar

This is one advent calendar you and your furry friend can enjoy together. Behind each door are two heart-shaped treats that that are chicken bacon flavored and packed with nutrients.

Merry Makings 12-Days of Thrills Puppy Toy Advent Calendar

The 12-Days of Thrills Puppy Toy Advent Calendar comes with a variety of cute Christmas-themed toys for your pup.

Merry Makings 12-Days of Thrills Cat Toy Advent Calendar, X-Small

Dogs can't have all the fun. This cat toy advent calendar comes with a selection of plush toys filled with polyfill and organic catnip.

Villeroy & Boch Christmas Memory 26-Piece Advent Calendar Set

The holiday advent calendar gets a big upgrade with this unique porcelain piece from Villeroy & Boch. It features 24 ornaments, each hidden inside of one of 24 drawers, which sit next to a Christmas tree with 24 hooks. Open a new drawer each day of December, and by Santa's big day, you'll have a fully decorated Christmas tree.

Williams Sonoma Advent Calendar

You'll uncover a tasty treat each day with the Williams Sonoma Advent Calendar. This one's great for the whole family, and may even become your new holiday tradition!

Try It, Love It 24-Piece Beauty Advent Calendar

This 24-piece beauty advent calendar from QVC features a wide variety of skincare and beauty bestsellers. This box features products from Beekman 1802, Lancer, Too Faced, Bumble and bumble., Benefit Cosmetics, and more.

Ciaté London Mini Mani Month 2021

The limited-edition Ciaté London Mini Mani Month 2021 features 22 mini-sized Plant Pots, one full-size, and a deluxe mini Watermelon Burst Hydrating Primer. 

Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Dreams & Secrets Advent Calendar

Get ready to sparkle and glow with the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Dreams & Secrets Advent Calendar. This limited edition treasure trove includes 12 full-size and travel-size products to create a complete holiday look. 

L'Occitane Signature Advent Calendar

Gift yourself (or someone you love) with head to toe beauty from L'Occitane nearly every day of December with this advent calendar. Each day reveals another beloved product from this French beauty brand, like their best-selling Shea Butter Hand Cream, Almond Shower Oil, and award-winning Immortelle Overnight Reset Oil-in-Serum... but there's new goodies to try, too. 

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar

Go to a galaxy far, far away with this Lego advent calendar, offering a Star Wars Lego minifigure, Lego figure, buildable starship, vehicle or location for each day to help you build a whole new world. 

12 Days of Hot Sauce Advent Calendar

Celebrate the 12 days of Christmas with some spice. This advent calendar features a variety of hot sauces to try including Habanero, Jalapeño, and Extra Hot Hot.

24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar

Savor 24 unique blends of soothing, finely-sourced tea every day of the season with this advent calendar.

Vintage Wine Estates 12 Wines Advent Calendar

Celebrate the holidays with this advent calendar featuring 12 bottles of wine from Vintage Wine Estates. It includes their ChardonnYAY Chardonnay, Fireside Pinot Noir, Laetitia Vineyards Moscato and more.

It's The Most Wonderful Wine Of The Year Wine Advent Calendar

Count down to Christmas with a new bottle of wine to taste each day. It comes with 24 different wines from across the country, and it's a great one to share with your loved ones.

Melissa & Doug Countdown to Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar

As classic as Rankin-Bass holiday animation specials, the Melissa & Doug Countdown to Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar is a bestseller every year.

Godiva Holiday Luxury Chocolate Advent Calendar

Chocolate lovers, this one's for you. Enjoy counting down to Christmas with the Luxury Chocolate Advent Calendar from Godiva. Each day features an assortment of chocolates including seasonal favorites and classics.

If you want to get a head start on holiday shopping, check out 32 Holiday 2021 Beauty Gift Sets You'll Want to Give and Receive.

 

—Originally published Nov. 4, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. PT

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