If 2021 has taught us anything, it’s that it is time we stop settling for less — and yes, that extends to your advent Christmas calendars — because life’s too short to wake up to dingy bargain bin chocolates.
That’s why we’ve rounded up the best advent calendars in the business (so far) that will have you jumping out of bed at the first ring of your alarm clock.
Thank us later.
Valued at over $370, Amazon’s Beauty Calendar is stacked with international and local makeup, skincare and haircare brands like Weleda, Olay, Burts Bees, Rimmel and more. It’s available for pre-order now and goes on sale from Oct 29.
The hotly anticipated Lovehoney calendar is finally here — and it’s even better than last year. “Bursting at the seams with toys to tickle your fancy and jingle your bells” according to the brand, it’s loaded with 24 couples’ sex toys that’ll ensure a not so silent night.
If you’re a whisky lover, or you’ve got a friend who is one, you can’t go past this calendar from Whisky Loot. It comes with 24 30mL premium whiskies from 6 different countries and 19 regions. Orders will be shipped by November 20 in time for December 1.
Loaded with head-to-toe treats, the Body Shop advent calendar has everything from bubble bath to body butter. We don’t want to give too much away, that’s half the fun after all, but you can shop the calendar below.
Containing 17 full-size and eight travel-size products from cult-favourite brands like Augustinus Bader, Dr. Barbara Sturm and 111Skin the NET-A-PORTER beauty Advent calendar is a launch that you won’t want to miss.
Lovers of fragrance can count down to Christmas with 24 luxe Glasshouse Fragrance gifts ranging from candles, bath and body products and its brand new perfume collection. If you’re keen to get your hands on this striking gift option, it’s $250.
Jetting off on a much-needed holiday this Christmas? Adore Beauty’s advent calendar has you covered for the ride with an advent calendar filled with travel-friendly mini goodies. Think classic skincare essentials, haircare and cult-fave beauty buys.
Much-adored Aussie beauty brand Go-To has treated fans to 12 days of lush gifts that’ll have you feeling yourself all through the festive season. 12 Days of Go-To includes popular products like Face Hero (30mL), Much Brighter Skin (30mL), and the Transformazing Sheet Mask, along with fun bits like Eyebrow Tweezers, Exfoliating Mitts, an Adorable Silk Scrunchie and Lush Silk Eye Mask.
We can’t go past ALDI’s festive wine calendar. It blends two of our favourite things: the holidays and good, affordable wine. Filled with top drops from France, each day you could unbox a miniature bottle of sparkling, red, rose or white wine.
Shop the ALDI wine calendar here from November 17.
This article has been updated since its original publication.