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Last-minute advent calendars for everyone on your list

Consider using this guide as inspiration for a thoughtful last-minute indulgence for someone dear—or even as a delightful treat for yourself.

Tis' the season of anticipation and joy, where every day brings a delightful surprise wrapped in the charm of an advent calendar.

While these treasures are often associated with childhood, the modern era has reimagined them, catering to the varied tastes and interests of adults craving a bit of daily excitement.

For those seeking an enchanting countdown to the holidays, or a fun way to add a little joy to their morning, the world of advent calendars has expanded far beyond the realm of traditional chocolates and trinkets.

Today, there's an advent calendar tailored to satisfy every discerning palate and passion, making the countdown to Christmas a daily indulgence for adults of all inclinations.

Whether your heart beats for luxurious skincare, the latest in beauty trends, delectable gastronomic delights, spirited libations, witty humour, or beyond, the realm of adult advent calendars welcomes you with open arms.

Join us on a journey through the world of advent calendars, where surprise meets sophistication and every day holds a unique, delightful discovery for the grown-up at heart.

And while December's arrival is here, consider using this guide as inspiration for next year's festivities or a thoughtful last-minute indulgence for someone dear—or even as a delightful treat for yourself.

L'Occitane - Cultivators of Love Advent Calendar


Embrace the spirit of the season with L'Occitane's Classic Advent Calendar, offering 24 days filled with peace, love, and beauty. Discover cherished bestsellers such as the luxurious Immortelle Divine Cream, nourishing Shea Butter Hand Cream, and the indulgent Almond Milk Concentrate. Dive into a blend of haircare essentials, surprise limited editions, and an array of delightful additions that await each day.

Available online through L'Occitane and online through Sephora Canada.

Voluspa - 12 Day Advent Calendar


With this candle-filled advent calendar, you get 12 best-selling scents, so you can light your way through the holidays in a fragrant countdown.

Available online and in-store at Sephora

Vahdam - Loose Leaf Tea Advent Calendar


Calling all tea lovers: a delightful surprise awaits you every day as you unbox a diverse selection of teas in 24 different flavours, including green, black, oolong, chai, and herbal options.

Available online through Amazon Canada

Sage Wellness - Joy To The Season Advent Calendar


Sage Wellness has the ultimate feel-good present of the year! This Canadian brand has a 12-day countdown calendar, each drawer a treasure trove of mini best-selling or limited-edition essentials curated for comprehensive self-care—nurturing the body, mind, and home. 

Available online and in-store. 

e.l.f Cosmetics - Snow One Loves You More Advent Calendar


Perfect for the beauty lover on your list, this advent calendar features 12 beloved e.l.f. Cosmetics skincare and makeup products. Behind every door you’ll discover holy-grail skincare essentials, pro-worthy tools, and viral beauty finds in festive shades to keep you in the spirit all season long.

Available online and at Shoppers Drugmart. 

Nespresso - Vertuo Advent Calendar


If you have to start your day with a cup of coffee, you'll love this advent calendar that features a wide range of coffee profiles. Whether you're an avid coffee connoisseur or a casual drinker, you can immerse yourself in an exploration that expands your palate and introduces you to new favourites. It's the perfect opportunity to savour each day with a delightful surprise that elevates your coffee experience.

Available online.

Shoppers Beauty - 25 Days of Beauty Surprises


This 25 piece luxury advent calendar is packed with skincare, fragrance, and makeup mini must-haves for the season. Featured brands include Benefit Cosmetics, Biotherm, Bobbi Brown, Clarins, Clinique, Estee Lauder, NARS, Origins, Smashbox, Too Faced, and many more. This set needs to be on every beauty lover’s wish list.

Available in-store at Shoppers Drug Mart.

JP Chenet - Sparkling Wine Advent Calendar


This super-fun gift pack is the perfect seasonal gift for the wine enthusiast in your life. Creatively crafted by JP Chenet, this advent calendar features a mix of 24 mini bottles of sparkling white and rosé wines.

Available online and in select LCBO stores. 

Shoppers Drug Mart - 15 Days of Beauty Exclusive Brand Advent Calendar



Countdown the holi-days with this exclusive Shoppers Drug Mart advent calendar, a treasure trove unveiling 15 days of indulgent skincare, haircare, and beauty essentials. Discover an array of must-have items, complemented by two delightful bonus surprise products, making each day a delightful step towards holiday glamour and self-care.

Available in-store at Shoppers Drug Mart.

Kanel - Arrivals Advent Calendar


For the home cooks on your list, this set contains all the spices they might need. Spices—like Quebec Maple Smoked Salt, Smoked Chorizo Rub and Fresh Salted Peppercorns—are packaged in glass jars and accompanied by a brass spoon.

Available online.

The Bay - Exclusive Holiday Beauty Calendar


Prepare to revel in 25 days of delightful skincare and beauty surprises! This season, The Bay has curated an assortment brimming with an abundance of full-sized products and an array of brands more extensive than ever before. Unveil the essence of luxury fragrances, event-worthy makeup essentials, and a treasure trove of self-care treats, boasting 49 handpicked gems from 32 coveted brands.

Available in-store and online.

The Body Shop - The Advent of Change


Discover daily joy as you count down to Christmas Eve with the 24 little surprises hiding in this pop-up beauty advent calendar.This gift set includes 24 beloved products spanning hand and shower creams, skincare, soaps, haircare, and more. 

Available online and in-store.