We’ll say it here first: it’s never too early to start shopping for advent calendars. Although they are mainly used in December, each year the best ones are sold earlier and earlier. Plus, why wait to open those little doors full of goodies when you can just treat yourself now?
No matter what you’re into, from candles and chocolates to beauty products, there’s a calendar to tickle your fancy. Heck, there’s even a calendar waiting for your dog. (And that’s why they make even better gifts.) Below, we’ve rounded up our favorite advent calendars to buy right now before they sell out.
$39.99 a Amazon
Enhance December breakfasts with a small jar of one of Bonne Maman’s signature jams or honeys. New flavors for this year’s calendar include Cinnamon Orange Chestnut, Mirabelle Plum and Strawberry Star Anise Spice. The brand also includes a sample of its new herbal tea.
$69.95 a Williams Sonoma
Give it to your favorite baker, or yourself, if you want to make sure this is the year for you finally bake christmas cookies from scratch – this super fun advent calendar. Gifts range from the essentials, like cookie cutters and a sugar shaker, to the extras, like fluted cookie cutters and snowflake gift bags.
$50 a Amazon
A candy-lover favorite year after year, the current calendar features original artwork by New England artist Cindy Hendrick. Inside, you’ll find 24 candies with more than sophisticated flavors. Cape Cod sea salt, cinnamon clove or anise, anyone? And they are certainly free of seven of the most common allergens.
$40 at Godiva
One word: Godiva. Raspberry stars The bliss of milk ganache. Dark mint medallions. I say no more.
$144 at Olive and Cocoa
This large (15″ square) sturdy antique advent calendar depicts a charming Christmas scene. All 24 boxes are ready for you to fill with your own personalized surprises. Comes with batteries for the mini lights, and comes gift wrapped with ribbon. Nice touch!
$78 a Anthropology
Ready to become a treasured heirloom, this illuminated wooden advent calendar has 24 small but impeccably crafted drawers to fill with whatever little surprises you dream up. It would look stunning on a fireplace mantel or even as a buffet centerpiece.
$38.99 a Amazon
Gear up for a stress-busting nighttime swim. These bath delights are handcrafted in Texas with natural ingredients and essential oils. And the smells: gingerbread! Frankincense and myrrh! — may help you forget that your in-laws are staying an extra day this year. But the artisans even include a “soothing detox” treatment, just in case.
$45 at Sephora
This cult-favorite Sephora advent calendar naturally comes with 24 gifts, but the real news here is that 10 of them are full-sized. The set features top-rated beauty favorites from Sephora Collection’s makeup, hair accessories and skincare categories that will delight any beauty lover. If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, this 12-item mini advent calendar is only $25.
$65 a Sephora
Take advantage of the beauties, you know who you are. Perfectly prepped skin, fluffy brows and fluttery lashes are your calling cards. Grab everything you need in this calendar, filled with almost every cult favorite. You’ll get a purse-sized Gimme Brow+, the 24-Hour Brow Fixer, the first POREfessional, the Roller Lash, and eight other mini wonders.
$65 a Olive and June
Oooh, beautiful! From classic red to bright silver, this stylish calendar will have you decorating your digits all season long. Apart from the polish, you’ll find gold stickers, press, cuticle oil and useful little tools.
$249 a The White Company
A little pampering every day during the holidays? Sign up right here with this covetable calendar dressed in elegant white. From fireside fragrance oil to votive fir and tuberose cashmere hand cream, this indulgence sets you up for spa days at home all winter long.
$129 a Florence de Mills
The power of the flower! Spread some great seasonal vibes for 12 days with full-size vegan and cruelty-free beauty treats (no tiny samples here) and a rose gold embellishment. You will notice that everything has a touch of whimsy. Examples: very purple What’s My Line? Eyeliner and the Hit Snooze lip mask that looks like the most adorable pot of Jell-O. Even the Under Eye Gel Pads are cute, shaped like whales.
$140 a Occitane
It’s a beauty bonanza! This premium calendar is really, well, premium, full of brand fanatic favorites like Almond Shower Oil, Divine Cream and Immortelle Night Reset. Let’s talk Christmas magic.
Coffee and tea advent calendars
$54.99 a etsy
Caffeine is exactly what the elves asked for. This reusable and customizable pine K-Cup calendar will bring charm to your kitchen. Also, the star can be customized. Yes, it comes with the coffee pods, and they are all different.
$59.99 a Amazon
The soothing envelopes of this vintage calendar will end hectic December days on a relaxing note. You (or your favorite tea lover) will sample all kinds of Indian teas, from Earl Gray Citrus to Turmeric Spiced. In each cube, you’ll find five individually wrapped tea bags, not just one, of the same type. It is worth noting, especially at this time of year: a percentage of the proceeds goes to help educate the children of the tea growers.
$49.99 a Petco
The 12 Days of Christmas will be as much fun for you as it will be for your pup! This calendar is full of surprising toys, but also adorable accessories. Our favorite? The golden Santa hat. Or maybe the furry scarf…
$59.95 a Amazon
Human Christmas cookies will give Bella a tummy ache, but the hand-decorated treats inside this retro-sweet calendar are perfectly palatable for pups. Each cookie is made in North America with humane quality ingredients and wrapped in recyclable plastic for freshness.
$27.99 a Petco
A little catnip every day keeps bad parties away! This collection of 12 organic catnip toys, treats and treats will have Luna rolling, purring and playing. And hopefully, it will distract her from your tree and curling ribbon roll.
$10 a Goal
With a kicker toy, teaser wand, vibrating balls and squishy teddies, you’ll have a happy kitty throughout the 12 days of Christmas. Bonus: The price won’t put a dent in your holiday shopping budget.
$28.99 $19.99 a Customization shopping center
Custom embroidery in any of 33 colors makes this handy hybrid (stocking, advent calendar and cheerful decoration) one of a kind. Just move the candy cane to mark the days until Santa comes to town. It’s lined with durable fabric, so it’ll liven up your living room for years to come.
$158 a Saks Fifth Avenue
This might be the best way to pass the time until Christmas. This elegant calendar features 12 of Voluspa’s best-selling coconut wax candles. A gold wick cutter is included. Each full-sized candle is infused with an indulgent fragrance and hand-poured into an embossed glass container. Will it be Baltic Amber or French Cadet Lavender today?
$95 a etsy
Gnomes! We’ve seen a lot of advent calendars these days, but this is it. Each little guy is handmade and unique. Place them all over your home as adorable decor. Did we mention… gnomes?!
$45 a Uncommon goods
Enjoy some quiet time amidst the hustle and bustle of the holidays with this clever and crafty take on an advent calendar. You can sew a new design every day. (Don’t worry; they include easy directions for newbies.) The final finished piece will be a cheerful home decoration for many Christmases to come.
$44.99 a Disney
For 24 days, your child will feel like a Jedi by building vehicles, articulated characters (including C-3PO and R2-D2 in holiday sweaters and a Gonk Droid dressed as Santa) and a beach scene for Darth Vader on holiday . The Force will be with your family all season, that’s for sure.
$40 a Uncommon goods
Need help channeling your little ones’ seasonal excitement? Keep them busy with Kirsten Field’s calendar. It is filled with 25 different felt ornament crafts. They are easy (and clean!) as they require no sewing or glue. Encourage the spirit of giving by suggesting your child a few, perhaps a teacher or grandma?
$49.99 a Barnes and Noble
This is the escape room version of an advent calendar, set in a mystery adventure story involving an avalanche and, you guessed it, a cave. To get out of the icy prison, your child must solve a riddle a day and gather the clues. This is a great option if you want to keep your older child exercising their brain during the holidays.
$21.99 a Amazon
On Christmas Day, your child will have conjured up two happy scenes with this calendar. Will the snowman or the gingerbread man be the favorite? Behind each and every door is a small can of Play-Doh, including glitter, and little tools for making all kinds of crafty creations. So funny.
$39 a Lovepop
The bright box contains 25 numbered bags with pop-up paper sculptures that, as they are installed day by day, teach the story of Jesus’ birth. The resulting adorable play set can easily be saved for display next year.
$59 at The White Company
Just feel it! Soooo soft With 25 embroidered pockets to stuff with your child’s favorite treats, this icy guy will be a friend long after the New Year… quite possibly forever. Call it Marshmallow. it fits
$20 a Uncommon goods
If you have a child who likes puzzles or fidget toys, check out this collection of metal mind stretchers. Each day you get a new copper with iron puzzle to solve, along with a corresponding riddle. So cool!