The festive season is upon us and there is no better way to get ready for it than the purchase of a special Advent calendar.
Choose one for you and yours – from beauty, kids, food and drink – and get the holiday season started on the right foot.
BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDARS
If you’ve been looking for a reason to treat yourself – though honestly, you always deserve to treat yourself – one of these beauty Advent calendars to count down the days until Christmas is the best way to do so. Filled with both the signature and latest products of some of the most iconic names in beauty, there’s one for everyone.
Yves Saint Laurent YSL Advent Calendar, Myer, $420
We love: the inclusion of a miniature bottle of the intoxicating Black Opium EDP, and several shades of the iconic, satin Rouge Pur Couture lipstick
Boom Boom Wow Mini Advent Calendar, MAC, $199
We love: its unique, round design (perfect for gifting!) and saving $54 on included products.
Beauty Advent Calendars, The Body Shop, $100-250
We love: its wonderfully whimsical, clever design that can double as a toyhouse for kids come Christmas morning.
Wild Wishes Advent Calendar, Sephora, $100
We love: from micellar water to hair ties (you can never have enough!) this beauty Advent calendar will restock your daily essentials in the most fun way possible.
ASOS Face + Body 12 Day Advent Calendar, ASOS, $70
We love: unlike many of the calendars you’ll see on this list, ASOS is one of the few to offer a calendar with full-sized products – 10 of 12, to be exact. Plus, the outermost box can be reused for storage after Christmas.
Shake Your Beauty Minis Makeup Set, Benefit Cosmetics, $119
We love: the inclusion of the 24-Hour Brow Setter, the cult favourite clear gel that will keep your brows perfectly placed, day long.
Limited Edition Advent Calendar, Kiehl’s, $149
We love: the saving of at least $141 and inclusion of the most iconic of Kiehl’s skincare products, including their beloved Ultra Facial Cream.
KIDS ADVENT CALENDARS
Build your children’s excitement and anticipation for Santa’s arrival with our picks for the best Advent calendars for kids. From ones celebrating the birth of Jesus to ones filled with their favourite fictional characters, these calendars are the perfect way of extending the Christmas season for the youngest in your family.
MERI MERI Advent Calendar Nativity, The Iconic, $74.95
We love: the beautiful wooden construction of the final Nativity, and the keepsake box to last beyond Christmas.
Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar, Amazon, $60.50
We love: that 311 pieces join together to create some of the most iconic characters in the Star