Advent Calendars That Offer Much More Than a Square of Chocolate Per Day
From specialty candies to mini candles and baby bottles of wine, we’ve got the calendars that will put a piece of milk chocolate to shame.
While the holiday months tend to blur together, December seems to hit all at once with festivities. Whether you are looking forward to celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Eve with loved ones, visiting a winter wonderland or pop-up ice rink, or basking in the fresh pine scent emitted from a hand-selected tree, there are 101 reasons to love the final month of the year. One of the best ways to not only keep track of the days leading up to Christmas but also treat yourself—because you deserve it—is with an advent calendar.
Worry not: We aren’t suggesting you pick up one of the advent calendars you grew up with. You know the kind, with simple chocolates (though those are great, too). We are here to offer a self-care-themed selection of advent calendars that will have you hopping out of bed like it’s Christmas morning each day leading up to it. With a handmade advent calendar that has 24 shower steamers in scents like eucalyptus, peppermint, orange, and lavender, you’ll be spending as long as possible sitting in an essential-oil-filled shower each morning.
If you have a friend who you love clinking glasses with, pick up two of the In Good Taste wine advent calendars so you both can drink some vino throughout the month. Or if you’re a fan of the old-school edible style of advent calendars, step up your sweets with one from the Los Angeles-based candy makers at Sugarfina. With new treats for each day like classic dark chocolate sea salt caramels and watermelon slices, you won’t have to worry about what’s for dessert all month. Keep scrolling for six advent calendars that will have you looking forward to Dec. 1.
In Good Taste Wine Advent Calendar
Say happy holidays to yourself or a friend with this collection of 24 mini bottles of wine from In Good Taste. Each day offers a new 6 oz. bottle from various collections from across the globe.
Copper Cow Coffee 12-Day Advent Calendar
If you haven’t tried Copper Cow’s pop-up pour-over system you’re in for a treat with this 12-day advent calendar pack. This calendar box comes with two traditional pour-overs as well as a variety of seasonal offerings, from pumpkin spice to churro—plus each day comes with a matching creamer.
Voluspa Mini Candles Advent Calendar
This advent calendar from Voluspa is the perfect way to get in the mood for the holiday season all month long. The set comes with three different types of vanilla-scented candles, a pumpkin spice latte, orange, lavender, fig, and more to give your home an added seasonal smell.
Vahdam Teas Holiday Advent Calendar
What screams Christmas more than a mug of warm tea cozied up on the couch with a throw blanket and a holiday movie on the television? We think nothing. This set of 24 holiday teas from Vahdam will bring a new flavor for you to brew in the morning or before bed.
Uncommon Goods Shower Steamer Advent Calendar
This is an advent calendar that will have you headed straight for the shower first thing in the morning. These handmade steamers are filled with essential oils and natural ingredients, so you’ll emerge from the shower relaxed and ready to take on the day.
Sugarfina Advent Calendar
Swap out the old chocolate-a-day-calendars with this one filled with artisanal candies like birthday cake caramels and petite strawberry candies. Your mouth will be watering as you open each envelope-shaped box.