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It's never too early to start thinking about Christmas. 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! December 1st will be here before you know it.
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. Our personal favorite is the Lookfantastic Advent Calendar which has over $500 worth of bestselling beauty and skincare products for just $115. It's no wonder it sells out every year.
In fact, advent calendars are super popular, 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.
Glossybox Advent Calendar 2021
A $500 value, this all-out glam advent calendar comes filled with luxurious skincare, makeup and haircare from some of the world's best beauty brands. (Non-member's price is $99.)
Lookfantastic Advent Calendar
If you had to get just one beauty advent calendar this year, get your hands on this one. Lookfantastic's Advent Calendar is filled with products worth over $500 and has sold out every year for the past six years. Brands featured in this season's calendar include NARS, Shiseido, Aveda, and Kate Somerville.
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!
Wabash Valley Farms Popcorn Advent Calendar With Bowls
Whether you pop the popcorn for homemade garland or munch it while watching a Hallmark Movie Marathon—or both—you can't go wrong with the Wabash Valley Farms Popcorn Advent Calendar. It comes with four snack-size bowls, and of course a tree-shaped advent calendar with 24 surprises including kernels, seasonings, recipes, and more.
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.
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.
Voluspa Advent Calendar Mini Candle Set
Perfect for the holidays, the Voluspa Advent Calendar Mini Candle Set houses rich cult classics and fan favorites. Sample through the 12 days to find your favorite scent or gift away as a beautiful box set.
Step2 My First Advent Calendar Christmas Play Set
Perfect for little ones, the sturdy Step2 My First Advent Calendar Christmas Play Set lets you add your your own small surprise to each bin as you count down to Christmas.
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!
Handmade Hand Felted Wool Little Stockings Advent Calendar
Here's another inventive take on the advent calendar tradition. This one features hand-felted stockings made of 100% sustainable wool by artisans working in India, each one numbered to help you keep track of the month. Just stash a treat inside each stocking, and you'll be ready to count down to Christmas in eco-friendly style.
Harry & David Chocolate Advent Calendar Duo
Make the countdown to Christmas even more fun with these two adorable advent calendars. Both calendars feature 24 doors, and behind each door is a sweet surprise. Milk chocolate candies wait to be unwrapped every day from Dec. 1 to Dec. 24, making the month just a little bit sweeter. Each door also features a festive Christmas message.
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.
Harry & David Advent Cookie Calendar
Enjoy a yummy selection of Harry & David cookies this holiday season with their Advent Cookie Calendar. You'll be treated to treats such as double chocolate cherry cookies, gingerbread sandwiches, dark chocolate-covered peppermint cookies and more.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar 2021
Have you been very good this year? Then you may want to treat yourself to the Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar. A $1,154 value, this limited-edition super-set is full of Dr. Sturm's bestsellers so you can count down to the holidays with daily, luxury skincare surprises.
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.
Kiehl's Limited Edition Holiday Advent Calendar
This limited edition advent calendar from Kiehl's features numerous bestsellers and customer favorites. It's a $245 value that you'll be getting for just $99.
24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar
Savor 24 unique blends of soothing, finely-sourced tea every day of the season with this advent calendar.
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.
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—Originally published Nov. 4, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. PT