28 Advent Calendars You'll Want to Shop—Before They Sell Out!

From luxury beauty boxes to more traditional versions, there are so many fun and beautiful ways to countdown to Christmas.

By Katherine Riley, Carly Milne Nov 20, 2020 10:30 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 advent calendars hitting the shelves this year, we don't want you to miss out!

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 are so many fun and beautiful ways to countdown to Christmas.

Here's a sampling of our fave finds so far...

Holiday Gifts for the Beauty Lover 2020

Glossybox Reasons to Be Happy Advent Calendar 2020

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.)

Village Advent Calendar

Get into the holiday spirit with this sweet advent calendar, with 24 little drawers that are waiting for you to fill them with little sweets and treats. Featuring a magical holiday village scene, you'll need two AA batteries to light everything aglow in celebration of the season of light.

Disney Animators' Collection Littles Advent Calendar

Disney fans of all ages will be tree-mendously excited to count down to the big day with this Disney Animators' Collection Littles Advent Calendar. The holiday tree design has 24 doors and behind each one, they'll find either one of their favorite Disney characters, an accessory, or a festive item.

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.

Beekman 1802 Twinkle Twinkle Advent Calendar

This cult fave Advent Calendar is stocked with 24 minis of Beekman 1802's favorite bath and body products. Daily surprises include Goat Milk Wash, Goat Milk Lotions, Stick of Butter, Cuticle Serum, Bar Soaps, Lip Balms, Hand Creams, Cuticle Creams and a Gingham Hair Clip.

Lego Harry Potter Advent Calendar

Add a little magic to your holidays with Lego's Harry Potter Advent Calendar. Behind each of the 24 doors is a different toy or figure from the Harry Potter series. As the big day gets closer, kids can recreate Hogwarts holiday scenes including the amazing Yule Ball!

Voluspa Advent Calendar Mini Candle Set

Perfect for the holidays, the Voluspa Advent Calendar Mini Candle Sethouses 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.

Playmobil Back to the Future Advent Calendar

Great Scott! How many advent calendars feature a DeLorean? Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the classic film trilogy with this Playmobil set. In the calendar, open the set to reveal the historic clock tower and 24 doors containing a different surprise item leading up to Christmas. Rock 'n' roll with Marty, test the plutonium with Doc Brown, or quickly hop on your skateboard to get away from nemesis Biff. Once all the pieces are revealed, you're all ready to travel back to the future.

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.

Lookfantastic Advent Calendar

Featuring 25 products across the worlds of skincare, haircare, body care and cosmetics, the goodies hiding within this advent calendar are worth a total of $640! You can expect goodies from brands such as Elemis, Rodial, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Natasha Denona and more. But a word of warning: this advent calendar has sold out five years in a row, so act fast if you want it...

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 Nail Polish Advent Calendar

A $215 value, the limited-edition Ciaté London Mini Mani Month Nail Polish Advent Calendar features 22 mini Plant Pots nail polishes, one full-size Plant Pot nail polish and a deluxe mini Watermelon Lip Oil.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Plush Advent Calendar Wall Hanging

Short on table space? Then look no further than this sweet, wall-hanging Mickey and Minnie Mouse Plush Advent Calendar. Tuck the tiny plush gingerbread cookie in each of the 25 numbered pockets of this Christmas tree as each day of December goes by.

Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar

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 Bejewelled Beauty Chest Advent Calendar

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

Precious Moments Christmas Countdown Snowman Advent Calendar Cube

Decorate an adorable Christmas tree the Precious Moments Christmas Countdown Snowman Advent Calendar Cube. This set include 18 fabric Christmas ornaments, 10 mini figurines and more to create a wonderful winter wonderland scene.

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, valued at $115. 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. And everything comes packaged in a chic presentation inspired by Provence and designed by award-winning French illustrator, Édith Carron.

Macy's 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

No doubt about it: this advent calendar was made for the ultimate beauty enthusiast. Behind each door sits a bounty of skincare, makeup and more from beloved brands such as Mario Badescu, Tarte, Sunday Riley, Stila and Peter Thomas Roth. The total value? $434, and that includes a special $10 gift card to help you purchase the full-sized versions of your favorite treats.

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. There's also a foldout playmat with an image of the Millennium Falcon with Christmas lights to get you in the seasonal mood, and you can also find a code to unlock "Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga" game content.

Meri Meri Unicorn Stamp Advent Calendar

This is a great choice for little ones with artistic sensibilities. With a themed box featuring numbered trays, each one offers a cute wooden stamp bearing designs like fantastic unicorns, festive icons, pairs of cherries and more. There's also colored ink trays so you can jump right into making a new artistic creation right away.

Atelier Cologne Clémentine California Advent Calendar Perfume Set

 A $192 value, the limited-edition Atelier Cologne Clémentine California Advent Calendar Perfume Set provides a new perfume discovery every day.

Disney Holiday Advent Sock Calendar

Available for both men and women, Disney's Holiday Advent Sock Calendar is here to help you get every day off on the right foot with 12 pair of socks featuring your favorite Disney and Pixar characters.

24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar

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

Benefit Cosmetics Shake Your Beauty Holiday Advent Calendar

Get 12 of Benefit Cosmetics' best-selling minis with this pretty pink advent calendar, helping you up your glam game each day of the holiday season. You can expect fan favorites such as the They're Real! lengthening mascara, the cult classic Hoola matte powder bronzer, the must-have Gimme Brow+ tinted volumizing eyebrow gel, and more.

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.

Vintage Wine Estates 12 Days Holiday Advent Calendar 12 Bottle Set

Break out the holiday cheer with Vintage Wine Estates' 12 Days Holiday Advent Calendar 12 Bottle Set, which come with a festively delicious assortment of wines including a selection called Ho Ho Ho Merlot. 

Holiday beauty sets have also hit the virtual shelves, so make sure you shop the ones you'll want to give and receive. And if you'd like deals delivered directly to your in-box, sign up for the Shop With E! Newsletter!

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