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Countdown Me In


I’ve already covered greetings & wrap – the other big tradition I like to feature here early on in the holiday season is advent calendars. As you may have noted, over the past few years, the advent calendar market has exploded well beyond those $2 paper ones you buy at the grocery store checkout. Nowadays you can find advent calendars with everything from a 50-year-old bottle of scotch nestled inside to a pretty beauty product to test out each day. And I’ve picked out a few of this year’s top picks so you can countdown to Christmas in style.

Benefit Advent CalendarBenefit Advent Calendar – $119 @ Sephora
While definitely a pricier pick, Benefit is one of the top beauty brands out there – and this collection features so many luxury-sized samples, you’ll be well-stocked until next year. Each day of the adorably designed calendar features anything from a lip colour to a cheek stain to a pore perfecting primer, plus a few non-beauty surprises, like hair ties and notepads. It’s a particularly excellent pick if say, your wife is a diehard Christmas fan or if your daughter has a birthday leading up the holidays.

Lego Advent CalendarsLego Advent Calendars – $39.95 – $49.95 @ Playvalue Toys
Ignore the ages on these boxes – Lego maniacs have gone crazy for Lego’s lineup of advent calendars over the last few years, and the brand is obliging by releasing three brand new sets this year, each with over 200 pieces. For the traditionalist, there’s the Lego City playset, that depicts a charming, bustling holiday scene. For the ladies, you’ve got the Lego Friends collection, that allows you to build a range of scenes as the girls get set for the holidays right alongside you. And finally, even Darth Vader is in the holiday spirit in the slightly pricier Star Wars option. The best part is there’s more fun to be had every day in the lead up to Christmas as the scene literally unfolds before your eyes (and fingers).

24 Days of Tea DAVIDsTEA Advent Calendar24 Days of Tea Calendar – $34.50 @ DAVIDsTEA
One of the best deals out there is also one of the most popular. The DAVIDsTEA advent calendar tends to sell like hotcakes – apparently an initial run released at select stores and online on November 1 sold out nearly instantly. But it’s supposed to be in ALL stores as of November 7, so be sure to scoot down and scoop one up before it disappears off the shelves for good. Apart from the brand’s perennial favourites, it also features samples of some of the latest and greatest seasonal faves, like Bubbie’s Baklava and Santa’s Secret. And at under $50, it works for everything from a hostess gift for a fall supper to a birthday gift for a November birthday baby.

Playmobil Advent CalendarsPlaymobil Advent Calendars – $28.99 each
The Playmobil approach to advent calendars? Basically it’s choose your flavour. From a pretty unicorn palace to a fantastical dragon battle royale to a festive holiday scene to a cops & robbers caper, there’s plenty to keep the kids occupied. Playmobil is particularly great if you’re buying for multiple kids – like say, your nieces and nephews, grandkids, or even your own tots. Every kid gets their own set to unwrap each day – but if they’re feeling generous (and imaginative) they can cross their worlds with one another. Winner!

craftbeeradventcalendar_2014Craft Beer Advent Calendar – $130 @ Select Liquor Stores in BC, AB, SK, MB, the Maritimes and the Territories
What would a roundup of 2014 Canadian advent calendars be if it didn’t include some sort of beer-related product? Enter the Craft Beer Advent Calendar, a unique product brought to you by Craft Beer Imports that sells out like hotcakes in the limited quantities it’s produced annually. In fact, you may not even be able to get it at this point – but let that be a lesson that you need to be on the ball for next year. If you CAN get it, you’re in for a treat. Each day you’ll unwrap a beer that isn’t presently available on the shelves, from breweries all over the globe. In fact, many of the beers inside aren’t in production period – they’re developed just for this beer imbibers dream. Cheers!

Kaisercraft Shadowbox Advent Calendar
Kaisercraft Beyond The Page Advent Calendar – $54.78 @ Amazon.ca

For the traditionalist, I bring you this sweet, MDF calendar that’s plenty study and allows for some customization. Tug open each draw and fill it with a treat for your kids – from an eraser in the shape of a favourite character to a mini candy cane to an action figure – whatever they love, this beautiful, heirloom-worthy calendar can make it happen. I particularly love the retro, vintage feel of this one.

Starbucks Advent CalendarStarbucks Advent Calendar – $29.95
What coffee lover wouldn’t swoon over this awesome little advent calendar gift set? Each tin features a tasty, chocolate covered graham cracker that’s the perfect accompaniment to your daily brew – including the new Chestnut Praline Latte, Starbucks’ first new holiday drink in five years. Also tucked within is a special mini $5 gift card, meaning whoever you buy this for will enjoy a delicious drink on you! Best of all, you can re-use this advent calendar in future months (and years); the tins stick to the magnetic chalkboard, making for a lovely seasonal or otherwise display.

The Body Shop Advent CalendarThe Best of the Body Shop Advent Calendar – $50
Love The Body Shop? Then you will love this advent calendar that is truly one of the best bargains on this list. Loaded with $130 worth of goodies, this luxury set features a new treat for your skin, lips and beauty regime every single day. From delicious-smelling soaps to a sleek eyeliner to ultra-soft body lotions, you’ll actually look forward to waking up in the morning during those dreary winter mornings, if only to pop open the latest window on your calendar. It also includes products from the brand’s latest lines – including their new scrumptious Glazed Apple scent! As a bonus, you can use the advent calendar as a trial run for making your holiday wish list – whatever you love the most in sample size, just ask for a full-size item at Christmas.

Finally, I’m psyched to be helping one of you lovely readers countdown the holidays in style. I’m giving away a Best of the Body Shop Advent Calendar to one lucky winner. Want to scrub up with a smile on your face come December 1? Here’s how to enter:

1) Tell me in the comments below by November 16, 2014 – which advent calendar idea do you love the most featured in this post? Also, share with me why you’d love to win the Best of the Body Shop Advent Calendar!

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around November 17, 2014 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Follow @TheBodyShopCA on Twitter and tag them and me (@cdngiftguide) in a Tweet that links back to this post. Be creative and get people excited about this amazing giveaway! Leave a link back to your Tweet in a separate comment below to score yourself one extra entry into this fab draw.

Don’t forget – I’ve got PLENTY more in store when it comes to holiday gift ideas for 2014. If you’re interested, be sure to subscribe by typing in your email in the ‘Gift of Gab’ box up top, and be sure to check out all of my giveaways in the Winners Circle.

 

 

 

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283 Responses to “Countdown Me In”
  1. Katie says:

    I can’t decide between the David’s Tea one, the Starbucks one, and the Body Shop one. I love David’s Tea in general, I really like the tins that come with the Starbucks one, but what I like best about the body shop one is that it’s not food-related!

  2. Margaret Palmer says:

    I agree that the Body Shop advent calendar would be my pick and a great way to sample some of the products I have not yet tried.

  3. dorcontest says:

    I love the Kaisercraft Beyond The Page Advent Calendar . So adorable and traditional. I am psyched to for the Body Shop advent Calender because I love The Body Shop very much. Yahoo. πŸ™‚
    Doreen
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  4. Sherry K says:

    The Craft Beer Advent calendar is the best ever, but not available in Ontario, too bad. My Mom would get a lot of pleasure from the Best of the Body Shop Advent calendar. She is in a retirement home and misses being able to go out. This would be fun.

  5. dorcontest says:

    Follow them on twitter and tweeted

  6. Elizabeth R says:

    The Body shop one is the one for me, but the starbucks calendar looks good too!

  7. Sherry K says:

  8. Mary Jaglowitz says:

    I love the idea of an advent calendar. We always had the cheap ones with the chocolates inside. Now I am diabetic so it is great to have the choice of products. I like the coffee or tea ones but I really love the body shop. It is a great way to get familiar with various items. If I get any product samples I always try them and make a choice to go and buy it at the store. It saves a lot of time.
    I am surprised more places don’t try this to educate the public about their products. Body shop…Yah!

  9. I love the David’s Tea calendar (and ordered one already!) and would love to try the products in the Body Shop one.

  10. Steph says:

    seriously thinking about getting the Kaisercraft Beyond The Page Advent Calendar for my son!

    • Steph says:

      Oh my I didn’t notice there was a contest on this one – lol!! I would love the body shop calendar because who wouldn’t love a pampering gift every day leading up to Christmas?!

  11. Christina says:

    The DavidsTea one was actually released on Nov 1st and the price was $34.50 — they sold out in a few hours (letting you know so you can update your post!). I was most excited about that one, cute tins of tea for each day in December — so perfect! The Body Shop one is super cute and sold out everywhere, would love to get my hands on one! ❀

    • CGG says:

      Hi Christina – I actually checked in with peeps over at DAVIDsTEA and they confirmed the advent calendar was released at select stores only on November 1. November 7 is still THE DAY where all of their holiday goodies will be released – including online – so if you missed out on getting the calendar you’ve still got a shot. Happy shopping!

  12. emma Walpole says:

    Especially love the craft beer one, too bad not available in Ontario, so the David’s tea or starbucks would be fun

  13. Lisa Neutel says:

    I love the Bodyshop advent calendar also the davids tea one …this momma needs some me time

  14. Charis says:

    The David’s Tea advent calendar would be great to gift but I truly love the Body Shop one. I use their skin care products, but there’s so much more to them than just that.

  15. kittypride says:

    I really like the BENEFIT COSMETICS
    Advent Calendar and the Body Shop Advent calendar would be great to win because they do not test on animals and their products are great!

  16. Tracy D says:

    Well for the kids, the playmobil advent calendar is very cool. For me, I love the craft beer or the body shop. What great ideas!

  17. Lyndsey says:

    Oh my gosh, how do I get my husband to buy me the Benefit calendar πŸ˜‰
    I love the Playmobil calendars too, I often buy one for my kids to share and then supplement with a few additional treats!

  18. Marla says:

    I love the benefit cosmetics advent calendar because I love trying new products :). I want to win this because I love the bodyshop

  19. Tracy D says:

    Followed the body shop on Twitter and tweeted! https://twitter.com/Tracydeanne/status/529664107084251136

  20. Dawn says:

    I would love the Body Shop calendar! I have used the White Musk scent from the Body Shop as my exclusive scent for almost 30 years. I love, love, love their products. I would also like it because I go out of my way to find awesome calendars for my husband and son but I never have a fun one.

  21. The David’s Tea advent calendar I love the most although it was hard to pick just one. I’d love to win the Best of the Body Shop Advent Calendar to share with my daughter who loves Body Shop products.

  22. Sherri F says:

    My favorite is the Starbucks Advent Calendar simply because it has chocolate!
    I would love to win the Body Shop Advent Calendar because their products are awesome. They have so many lovely things that I have yet to try and this Best of Calendar would let me do so.

  23. Lori JB says:

    These are all so great & original! I went online to order one from David’s Tea & they are sold out already. 😦 I’d love this one from the Body Shop as it is my favourite store to shop in. Thanks πŸ™‚

  24. Sylwia Kimla says:

    For Christmas, I would love to get the 24 Teas from Davids Tea. I’m a big tea lover and this would be ideal to try 24 different teas.

    I would also love to the win the Best of the Body Shop Advent Calendar because it let’s me spoil myself each day with luxurious scents and creams.

  25. Caroline says:

    I love the body shop, and as I am trying to lose weight, this would be a temptation that I can actually fully enjoy!

  26. Erin W says:

    I love the beer advent calendar, I just think it’s such a great idea! I’d love to get the Body Shop Calendar because it would be just for me! I haven’t had an advent calendar since I was a kid!

  27. Patricia says:

    Love the Starbucks Advent Calendar for myself but would love the The Best of the Body Shop Advent Calendar for my teen grand daughter

  28. moosegrumpy says:

  29. Linda B. says:

    Love these all! I tried teh David’s Tea last year and would love to try the Body Shop Advent Calendar this year!

  30. Grace says:

    I love the Kaisercraft Beyond The Page Advent Calendar – I think it’s such a lovely idea for a family tradition!

  31. Blair Brush says:

    I like The Body Shop Advent Calendar idea the most. I would absolutely love to with The Body Shop Advent Calendar because I am a Body Shop fanatic. I have tried almost every product that they offer and I only use The Body Shop products.

  32. Andrea Lee says:

    Love all these new ideas for advent calendars! Especially the craft beer,Starbucks and David’s tea. Would love the win the Body shop calendar as I love Body shop products! This would be so much fun! Thanks for the chance!

  33. My favorite is the Kaisercraft Beyond The Page Advent Calender – it can hold special treasures for my grandchildren and can be uses for many years. The Body Shop calendar is awesome also and a great way to pamper oneself or a loved one! Thanks very much!

  34. Chana says:

    My girls would love the Lego friends

  35. Julie G. says:

    The Lego Friends Calendar would be perfect for my grandson. What a fun idea!

  36. Sara LB says:

    For me, I’d like the Craft Beer Advent Calendar. I think it’s just such a fun idea, especially since here in BC, Craft Beer is so popular! I don’t know much about beer, so what a great way to learn with my Fiance.

  37. Sara LB says:

    Also, I’d love the Win the Body Shop Advent Calendar, because I never try anything new there! It’s always Satsuma or Vineyard Peach! πŸ™‚ The Advent Calendar is an easy way to expand your beauty horizons! πŸ™‚

  38. Gina says:

    So hard to choose just one, they are all great. Would love the craft beer calendar for hubby. For myself, Body Shop or Starbucks.

  39. Victoria M says:

    I actually really love the traditional Kaisercraft Beyond The Page Advent Calendar for my kids (ages 1 & 3), and the David’s Tea & Body shop ones for myself. The tea I would devour daily while the body shop products would last all year.

  40. Robin says:

    I love the Starbucks one, especially that the tins can be reused next year for kids, but the Body Shop calendar looks full of great treats too!

  41. Lindsay says:

    Great post!

    I like the Davids tea calendar. December would be warmer with a tea for everyday.

    I would like to win the body shop calendar because I was unsuccessful at scoring my own. They sold out fast.

  42. Margaret Imecs says:

    I love the The Best of the Body Shop Advent Calendar

  43. Susan says:

    Okay — today you have left me with a very tough decision. So many wonderful Advent calendars to choose from depending on whom you are shopping for! For myself, I would choose the Kaisercraft Beyond the Page Advent Calendar so I could decorate it, and put goodies in for my granddaughter for years to come.
    I would love to win the Best of the Body Shop Advent Calendar because I wouldn’t go out and buy myself these wonderful products, but would certainly love to try them all!

  44. I like the Starbuck’s Advent Calendar with its tins that after being enjoyed can be repurposed

  45. The Craft Beer Calendar would be an awesome gift. Too bad it isn’t available in ON. I would love the Body Shop calendar to sample products

  46. cookie3 says:

    For myself I’d love the David’s Tea one, but I’d love to win the Body Shop one just so I’d be able to try all those products of they have that I’ve been meaning to try.

  47. Jessica e says:

    I like best The Best of the Body Shop Advent Calendar. I’d love to win it because i love The Body Shop’s cruelty free philosophy!

  48. I love the Lego calendar! Me and my three boys (yes, I have three sons!) would have a blast assembling them!
    I love the idea of the Body Shop Advent calendar because I sometimes feel soooo overwhelmed in the store with all of the selections!

  49. Theresa Jones says:

    Body Shop for Me

  50. Suzie M says:

    I love the Lego calendar I can just see my little guys eyes light up every day
    I would like the Body shop’s calendar because my eyes would light up just the same

  51. Suzie M says:

  52. Joan G. says:

    I’d choose the Craft Beer Advent Calendar – what a great concept to sample beers so you can identify the ones you might add to your regular purchases.

  53. Anne says:

    i LOVE THE Kaisercraft Beyond The Page Advent Calendar – SO VERY PRETTY!

  54. Caroline says:

    I would love to win the Body Shop advent calendar because it’s been a rough year and it would be great to relax with the wonderful scents of body lotions. To top it off, I do love the David’s tea calendar because this perfectly compliments the Body Shop one which is for pampering.

  55. Sabrina says:

    The Body Shop Advent Calendar it’s so cute, it will be a nice gift to give to my 13 year old daughter. She will be very excited trying out every day a new product. Maybe she will share something with me πŸ™‚

  56. Amanda says:

    I was most excited for the DavidsTea calendar until I found out about Craft. Now I can’t decide!

  57. Lori says:

    The Starbucks advent calendar looks amazing!

  58. Erin McSweeney says:

    i would love to win the craft beer advent calendar…however the body shop is pretty amazing and my niece would jump for joy to be openning this during the Christmas season.

  59. Jennifer Loo says:

    I love the David’s Tea, Starbucks, and Body Shop ones.

  60. Joyce says:

    Would love to win The Body Shop Calendar!

  61. Audrey Skinner says:

    I like the Kaisercraft Beyond the Page Calendar. I would love to win the body shop calendar because I deserve a treat everyday for month.

  62. Samantha h says:

    The Lego calendar would be a huge hit around here, but I’d love the body shop calendar because who doesn’t love the body shop products?

  63. Donna L. says:

    I like the David’s Tea advent calendar the best.I’d love the Body Shop calendar because I like to try out new products.

  64. Sandi says:

    Best Advent Calendar? For us 50+ year old women – the Best of the Body Shop Advent Calendar is tops. And why would I love to win it – because it would give me the chance to treat myself to products I love this holiday season!

  65. Alison K says:

    Of these advent calendar idea, I love the Kaisercraft Beyond The Page Advent Calendar – $54.78 @ Amazon.ca the most ‘cos like yourself I really like the vintage look & the fact it can be used for more than one season. I’d love to win the Best of the Body Shop Advent Calendar ‘cos sample sizes are a great way to discover new Body Shop favourites & also to share among friends. Thanks for the opportunity πŸ™‚

  66. Evren Ay says:

    I love the benefit advent calendar, I think the best of body shop advent calendar is a great idea because first of all it the body shop, which I have loved since I was a teenager and second of all it’s organized in a way that makes it appealing because it taps into the child in each person and because its a beauty product which is strategically organized in a calendar of when each product should be used! Love it!

  67. Alison K says:

    Bonus Entry: Followed @TheBodyShopCA on Twitter and tweeted https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/529854426228731905

  68. Chelsea says:

    I absolutely adore the Lego Advent Calendar!! I have such wonderful memories of childhood and playing Lego’s with my brother. They are memories in which we reminisce frequently. I’d love to win the Best of the Body Shop Advent Calendar, because a little bit of pampering during the cold winter months is just what a girl needs!

  69. Angela Mitchell says:

    Oh I love advent calendars! My top pick would be the Best of the Body Shop Advent calendar although it was a really hard choice between that and the Benefit calendar. I couldn’t resist the awesome scents of The Body Shop though!

  70. I came to know about Advent Calendars while strolling down Queen Street East near The Body Shop last year. I thought it was a gift for children until reading this post. I used to come to The Tea Leaf and Pippins at The Beach for loose leaf tea since they were the only merchants that I knew selling it a few years ago. That’s why 24 Days of Tea Calendar @ DAVIDsTEAt is what I love the most as a tea lover. It will be exciting to receive the Best of The Body Shop Advent Calendar as I’ve never had an Advent Calendar before. At the start of the year, I put together The Body Shop gift cubes and tea bags as gifts for my family and friends using paper bags and other packaging material I’ve saved from products in my shopping. This calendar will enable me to continue my tradition as I enjoy giving and sharing who I am with those I love. Thank you, very much for this chance and a Happy Christmas to you and your family!

  71. melanie borhi says:

    Starbucks advent calendar is my favorite and I’d love to win because I love body shop products and am in need of an advent calendar since I’ve not bought one yet

  72. Maryanne says:

    I love the starbucks advent calendar but the body shop one would be heavenly too!

  73. The Kaisercraft Beyond The Page Advent Calendar is so cool! I’d love the Body Shop one though because….its the Body Shop! Delicious scents, every day?!! Yes please!

  74. the Body Shop advent calendar

  75. Shelagh Macdonald says:

    I have already bought and stashed away the Playmobil calendar for my kids, they love it. I would like to win the Body Shop one, because I am the Christmas build-up person in my family, planning all the activities. I would like to be on the receiving end of some daily surprises!!

  76. Amy Lovell says:

    I like the fairy advent calender from playmobil. Would love to win this for my daughter. such a cool spin on the original advent calendars!

  77. Shelley N says:

    They are all great but if I have to choose it would be the craft beer one since my husband would get a huge kick out of that since he loves craft beer (too bad it is not in Ontario!). I would love to win the Body Shop one since it would actually be something for me (I am the only female in the house) and The Body Shop has amazing stuff.

  78. Tracy says:

    I am a huge tea junkie (I drink between 4-10 cups a day of it) so for me the Davids Tea would be bliss. I never drink David’s Tea because it is seriously high end, but have had it at a friends house and it is SO good! I would love that!
    The body should would make my month, I love their products, again not something I personally buy for myself but sure enjoy it when I get it as a gift -I love being pampered, who doesn’t and December is one hectic month! It would be lovely, what more can I say πŸ™‚

  79. The one I would most like to win is the DAVIDsTEA calendar: new yummy tea everyday? Yes please!
    I would love to win the Body Shop one because my hands are already cracking and I’m sure they have something lovely in there to fix that. Also they have really nice scents.

  80. Anne Derkat says:

    I love the Body Shop advent calendar but also love the Starbucks one as could get my daily chocolate fix with that one.

  81. aly3360 says:

    I honestly love them all!! Advent calenders are one of my favourite christmas traditions, but also one we are very inconsistent with. For myself I’d love the david’s tea calender, but I also think the vintage boxes are awesome because you can personalize and customize for each person. I’ve seen people make advent calenders with daily christmas themed crafts/activities behind each dorr for December for their kids and I think those would be a ton of fun too. I’d love to try the body shop calender so that I can try out more of their products. I love the ones I have tried, but there isn’t a store near by so I only pick things up around christmas and I miss out on a lot of what they have to offer year round.

  82. melissa fowers says:

    The benefit one for sure

  83. Leah says:

    I love the David’s Tea calendar the most. I’d love to win the body shop calendar because they have great products!

  84. intensev5 says:

    I like the body shop advent calendar the most! Something for me instead of for the kids!!!!

  85. Pam R. says:

    I love the Best of the Body Shop calendar the most, because everything from their store smells yummy!

  86. Andrea Hickey says:

    I love them all! They would make awesome gifts. My favorite is The best of the Body Shop. It would be so much fun to open up a pampering item!

  87. bswilkins80 says:

    I’ve been meaning to get the LEGO one for my son!

  88. I love the Best of the Body Shop Advent Calendar. I would love to win this, to try some of the products from the Body Shop, that I have yet to try. Thank you for the chance.

  89. Wendy says:

    I like the Body Shop calender for me to try new products or Lego Friends for my granddaughter

  90. dabrowne says:

    The Craft Beer advent calendar would be my first pick. The Davids Tea would come in a close second!

  91. Taps says:

    i love the Kaisercraft Beyond The Page Advent Calendar for all kids I know( mine, nephews, nieces). would love the Best of the Body Shop Advent Calendar to discover new products.

  92. Rosa Costa says:

    I definately would love the Body Shop advent calendar because it’s a great way to get pampered for the holidays and try the products!

  93. carrie says:

    lego is so cool- the body shop would be a good way to sample

  94. heidi says:

    Benefit Advent Calenda

  95. Theresa says:

    The Benefit Advent Calendar or the Best of the Body shop- great way to try their product and maybe find some new favorites!

  96. Marlene says:

    Benefit Advent Calendar – Love Benefit cosmetics/skincare line

    the Best of the Body shop – love the body shop

    I just love beauty products..

    Great way to sample products

  97. zahra premji says:

    I love the David’s tea Advent calender because my hubby is an avid tea drinker and this would be an awesome way to sample so many different teas so he knows which one to buy more off. But for me, I would love the Body shop one….which girly girl wouldnt love the chance at a beauty-filled calender from The Body Shop.

  98. Samantha D. says:

    I would LOVE to win the The Best of the Body Shop Advent Calendar for myself just because I like Body Shop products but I never spend money on myself. I am always eyeing the Lego Advent Calendars for my two daughters because they love Lego, especially the Friends one.

  99. Mike Mottishaw says:

    After checking out all of the cool advent calendars, I would choose the Body Shop advent calendar for my choice because it is loaded with much desired lotions and potions! LOVE BODY SHOP one and all! πŸ™‚ I could share (if I have to ) with my niece and sister in law, cause I really love them too…

  100. Donna Desforges says:

    I would love to win the Body Shop Advent Calendar. I’ve lost 50 lbs this year and am trying to learn to pamper and reward myself for achieving my goals as I pass them. Body Shop products are so perfect for that. Thanks for the chance to win!

  101. 4seasonsmom says:

    I love Christmas I love counting down to Christmas, Its always been the countdown for my kids or the cheap chocolate ones, I love that they have adult ones, I love the Body shop one, you get to try products you might not try otherwise, I would be awesome to win the Body Shop Advent Calendar as a way to celebrate me and get a little surprise everyday.

  102. Ohhh,I LOVE the Benefit one.,would so love to have that one!~..I would love to win the Best of the Body Shop Advent Calendar as well to try out some wonderful new body products before I decide to buy! Great!

  103. Cheryl says:

    Although it is hard to choose my fave is the Sephora Benefit Cosmetics cause as a mother of 2 daughters one can never have enough makeup!!! And also for the same reason being a mother of 3 I would love too win The Best Of The Body Shop Advent Calendar cause every mom deserves a little pampering πŸ™‚

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  105. Caelin Webber says:

    Love the Lego calendars! Loved Lego growing up, and now my girls do too! Also, I am a big fan of the Body Shop, and would love a chance to try a wide variety of their products, since I usually stick to my favourites! Thanks.

  106. Sylvie Rozon says:

    Upon reading your blog, I immediately ordered two Starbucks advent calendars for my out-of-town parent and in-laws so they can count the “dodo” before we arrive. Thanks for helping me with my Christmas shopping.

  107. Brandon Peckham says:

    I’d love to win the sephora advent Calander for my fiancΓ© bcecause she LOVES benefit makeup, it’s such a cool idea! I never win anything and my birthday is tomorrow so this would be amazing

  108. tammy ta says:

    My kids loved the Lego one I got them last year as an early Christmas present. I would love to win The Body shop one I love their products

  109. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I love the Body Shop calendar most, with the Starbucks and Kaisercraft close behind. I love the idea of little surprises every day.

  110. moniquens says:

    The Sephora and Body Shop calendar are both amazing!

  111. Glogirl says:

    I like the Benefit Advent Calendar. I’d love to win The Body Shop advent calendar to try a variety of new products!

  112. Love the Kaisercraft Beyond The Page Advent Calendar because the wooden boxes and/or little metal tins are reusable.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

  113. I love them all but my favourite would be the starbucks πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance!!

    andrea_hockeygirl@hotmail.com

  114. aarone mawdsley says:

    I want 24 Days of Tea Calendar – $34.50 @ DAVIDsTEA!

  115. Dayna Wilson says:

    It’s seriously impossible to decide… maaaaybe the beer? Or the Lego? OR ALL OF THEM?

  116. kevin snyder says:

    I like both the Body Shop and Kaisercraft

  117. Dayna Wilson says:

  118. gloria konelsky says:

    I really like the craft beer advent calendar-for myself and to share with family members.

  119. Corinne says:

    Definately would LOVE the Body Shop advent calendar, however the David’s Tea one would be nice too

  120. GARRY S says:

    STARBUCKS I NEED TO WIN SOMETHING

  121. I would love the starbucks advent calender. I would love the body shop advent calendar too! Any sort of advent would be such a special surprise

  122. JanW says:

    I’d love the The Best of the Body Shop Advent Calendar. I love anything from the Body Shop and to get something every day in December would be great.

  123. Ann says:

    I would love the Body shop advent calendar, they make beautiful and quality products, so it would be a dream come true to open a little gift every day for almost a month,

  124. Delaney says:

    I would love to win the bodyshop calendar! Everything from there smells so good and I would love to try their products! What a great idea πŸ™‚

  125. Edith Rennes says:

    I’d like the craft beer calendar…and the best, greatest thing about Body Shop advent calendar is they do not test on animals…yayyyyyyyyyyy

  126. Lisa Morrison says:

    I would love the Body Shop Advent Calendar as I feel spoiled with all of their products.

  127. 409cope says:

    I most love the Benefit Advent Calendar.
    I would love to win The Body Shop Advent Calendar as I am crazy about their products and love the quality.

  128. Stephanie Kearsey says:

    I would love a Body Shop advent calendar – something for Mommy!!!!

  129. Would love to get a play mobile for my nephew.
    I love body shop and think this is a wicked cool idea

  130. Andrea Williams says:

    The Starbucks calendar has really been tempting me. I would love the Body Shop calendar to be able to try out so many of their products and find out which I would choose.

  131. CLC says:

    I’d love the David’s Tea one for my daughter and the Kaisercraft one for me! (it has that Grizwold Christmas feel to it!)

  132. Heather Swanson says:

    I would love to win The Body Shop Calendar ,the samples are great for my purse.

  133. I like the Starbucks one. I would like to win a love to win the Best of the Body Shop Advent Calendar because it’s such a neat idea.

  134. butterflyamyc says:

  135. Holly says:

    The Benefit Cosmetics one is a girls dream! So is the Body Shop one! I’d love to win this for my niece!

  136. Erika R. says:

    I love the 24 Days Of Tea one because I love tea!! I’d love to win this contest because I also love The Body Shop products.. πŸ™‚

  137. Erika R. says:

  138. Valerie Gibson says:

    It’s so hard to decide, but I like the Craft Beer advent calendar the best. Too bad it’s not available in Ontario. The reason I like this one best is that I love craft beers.

  139. Cairine says:

    I like the Benefit Advent Calendar at Sephora!

  140. Brenda Penton says:

    I most love the Benefit Advent Calendar. I got one last year and it was so much fun! I’d love to win this because I like the Body Shop products and it would give me a chance to try products that I haven’t tried yet and it would be pretty fun to open daily.

  141. S.Hirano says:

    I love Davids Tea. I think I need to buy myself my own Davids Tea advent calendar!

  142. Annie Demill says:

    I’m a big fan of David’s Tea and The Body Shop but I’ve added Kaisercraft Beyond The Page Advent Calendar to my Amazon wish list! Love it

  143. Annie Demill says:

  144. susan peterson says:

    I really like the craft beer calendar. Never heard of it before. I also love the body shop and already ordered one for my daughter but would great to win one for myself too.

  145. Lynn M says:

    There are some great selections but if I was going shopping, I would head for the Body Shop Calendar as it appears the price (great) and the value (even better) are an amazing deal. I do like the Kaiserkraft and the Sephora (Benefit) calendars as well, but I would still go with the Body Shop.

  146. Sue B says:

    I like the idea of the Body Shop Calendar. I really liked this idea and I think I just maybe going shopping to get a few of these. Now that the kids are teens they just don’t find the $2 calendars fun anymore. I know that the DD would love the tea and body shop one and the DS would like the star wars lego one. My brother would love the starbucks one and best of all I would get the empty calendar to re-use next year. I also love the Kaisercraft Beyond The Page Advent Calendar, I could use this and mix it up with lots of litte things. I guess I need to go shopping. Thanks for the great ideas.

  147. Colette Scrimgeour says:

    I’d be thrilled with either the DavidsTea Advent Calendar or The Body Shop Advent Calendar. My boys and I would love the tea, on the flip side, the Body Shop would be just for me.

  148. boyzbymommy says:

    Delightful Calendars! Love them all, but really love the DavidsTea Calendar, that would be good for my sons & I, or the Body Shop Calendar which would be just for me time.

  149. CL Chin says:

    They are all great but I love the Starbucks advent calendar! Who wouldn’t love all the sweet smelling treats fromThe Body Shop, great for travel or as mini stocking stuffers.

  150. CL Chin says:

  151. Sylvie Chomiak says:

    Hi Everyone.For me it would have to be the Body shop Advent Calendar.I work with a bunch of great Ladies.Bringing it into work would be Awesome.Everyday I could treat someone during the December month and get everyone into the Christmas Spirit.Thank you for this great Giveaway.

  152. KellyPC says:

    The Benefit Advent Calendar looks amazing! Some of my fav products!

  153. 24 days of tea from davids tea! My mom would love this advent calendar – I just got her hooked on davids tea πŸ™‚

  154. lucy kabatoff says:

    Starbucks please!

  155. Oh, they’re all so nice it’s hard to choose just one, but I do love the DAVIDsTEA calendar. Second fave: The Body Shop — I use several of their products (the tea tree line is very effective) and I like that they’ve always been against animal testing.

  156. Shelley N says:

    I tweeted

  157. I love the Friends Lego set.

  158. Gracie Mc says:

    I love the Body Shop advent calendar! I would want to win it because it’s my favourite idea and a great early Christmas gift to give to my favourite girl friends.

  159. Lauren M says:

    I LOVE the David’s Tea advent calender

  160. nicolthepickle says:

    I really like the lego advent calendar. My daughter would be so impressed by it.
    I’d like the Body Shop Calendar to try some of their new things. I use their body butter and it’s wonderful.

  161. nicolthepickle says:

  162. Sabrina C. says:

    I love the “The Best of the Body Shop Advent Calendar” and I would LOVE to win one for my pre-teen daughter for Christmas!

  163. Susan T. says:

    I would love to gift the Craft Beer Advent Calendar. What an amazing present! For myself I would want the Benefit and David’s Tea calendars and of course The Body Shop one. I love all their products and it would be great to be able to try everything!

  164. beewbedard says:

    I like the Starbucks Advent Calendar – chocolate . . . thats all I have to say πŸ™‚

  165. beewbedard says:

  166. aarone mawdsley says:

    I want The Best of the Body Shop Advent Calendar – $50! for myself!

  167. Chelsea V. says:

    I think the Body Shop Advent Calendar is the best idea ever! My Mom loves the Body shop & I am thinking if getting her one now … if I won one I would give it to her! She would be SO HAPPY!!!! πŸ™‚ She might even give me a couple of the goodies inside – yay! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

  168. Chelsea V. says:

  169. Jennifer C. says:

    I love the “Best of the Body Shop Calendar!” I want to win because their products smell amazing and I’ve experienced wonderful results with their products. πŸ™‚

  170. l p says:

    Kaisercraft Beyond The Page Advent Calendar – $54.78 @ Amazon.ca. love Body Shop products and it would be great to win an Advent calendar from them. thanks

  171. Dawn walsh says:

    i love the starbucks one or the lego I would love to win the body shop one as well i love body shop products

  172. Ukidmenot says:

    Best of the Body Shop Advent calendar!

  173. edmontonjb says:

    I really love the Kaisercraft calender because it’s gorgeous. i would love to win the Body Shop calendar becuse it would be so amazing to sample all the products

  174. Julia H says:

    I like the Body Shop Advent Calender best! I love all the little sample sizes, and the chance to try so many things out before I buy the full size. I’d like to win the Best of the Body Shop Advent Calender because it has been a couple of crazy, stress-filled years, including not having any money for little extras like this…it would be a huge, huge, huge pick-me-up to be able to look forward to a wonderful treat like this, every day. Small things like that really help a person when they’re not feeling their best, and have a lot of stress going on.

  175. Kimberley says:

    I love the Body Shop Advent Calendar. It is my favourite. I love their products and love to share them with friends and family. I would love to win it because I am a huge fan of the Body Shop;

  176. My favorite advent calendar idea is the Body Shop one, but my second fave is the David’s Tea one…they are both very creative! I’d love to win the Best of the Body Shop Advent Calendar because their products always smell great and I’d love to try out some new ones πŸ™‚

  177. Cathyp says:

    Wow! The Body Shop has really gone all out. Any one of the products would be fabulous to win.
    The advent calendar is a great idea to try out new products

  178. Suzanne G says:

    My favourite advent calendar idea is the 24 Day of Tea Calendar by David’s Tea. I would love to win the Body Shop calendar as I have always used Body Shop products and have never been disappointed by any product I have bought there.

  179. Suzanne G says:

  180. Maggie Davidson says:

    I would love to win the body shop calendar! it would be an awesome way to relax and indulge around the holidays and try lots of new product!

  181. Carla B says:

    The Body Shop one would be fantastic! What a great way to try a bunch of new products – from a brand I already love!

  182. Burcu says:

    I like the DAVIDs TEA calendar. I would love to win the body shop calendar. It would be great to try different products of a brand I love

  183. truckerofbc says:

    The Lego Advent would be awesome

  184. Pam says:

    My fave is the Lego because I know how excited the kids would be to open it each day.

  185. janicour says:

    This is so difficult to choose. I love them all. I have the David’s tea and Lego one already, so I am going with the Craft Beer. Something my husband loves.

  186. janicour says:

  187. I like the Lego because kids are big fans and the Body Shoppe one is so nice…i would love this!

  188. mousecat says:

    I like the Body Shop Advent Calendar the best! Why? Because I totally LOVE Body Shop stuff!

  189. nikki robak says:

    I like the best of the body shop advent calender best because I love their products

  190. Leah M says:

    I love the Benefit advent calendar. The Body Shop calendar would be awesome too. Their products smell amazing and are gentle on my sensitive skin.

  191. Tina L. says:

    I like the 24 Days of Tea Calendar. The Body Shop calendar would be a great chance to try some new products.

  192. Janet says:

    I really like the David’s Tea calendar-would be great to try all the teas! The Body Shop Calendar would be great as I love all things Body Shop and just enjoy all their great fragrances and products-and candles too!

  193. Corry VanHooft says:

    Like the Lego for the Grandchildren,Body shop I like also, love there products

  194. L.S. Watson says:

    the different teas one is the best. the body shop one would be great for trying out new products

  195. Kiersten says:

    The best of the body shop advent calander would be amazing! I would give this to my mom

  196. Wendy L. says:

    I love both the Benefit Advent Calendar and the Best of the Body Shop Advent Calendar. I’d love to win because their products are so gentle on the skin.

  197. Carmen M says:

    The Body Shop calendar is the best! I love it because it’s so “Canadian” to me.

  198. Jennifer R says:

    The Lego advent calendar is perfect for my daughter but I would love to win the Body Shop calendar for myself because who doesn’t like a treat once in awhile!

  199. SueSueper says:

    I most like the 24 Days of Tea Calendar – DAVIDsTEA. Would love different teas’s daily for a change.

    I would love to win the Body Shop Advent calendar to give to my daughter. She would get great pleasure from it.

  200. Kayla Gilbert says:

    I love the 24 Days of Tea Calendar from DAVIDsTEA! They have amazing tea and I love the idea of trying a new flavour every day.I’d love to win the Best of the Body Shop Advent Calendar, because I love their products and love advent calendars in general!

  201. christine nunes says:

    I so love the Body Shop advent calendar brings a whole new meaning to advent calendars!

  202. lorna says:

    love the keisercraft advent. So traditional and customizable.

  203. joyce s. says:

    I like the body shop one the most – who wouldn’t love to have a bit of pampering each day.

  204. The Benefit Advent Calendar looks great.

  205. Sylvia says:

    I like the David’s tea calendar. The Body Shop would be a great chance to try their many products.

  206. TW says:

    I love the body shop calendar best. Little presents every day in Dec to cap it off with Christmas! It really helps you get into the Christmas spirit.

  207. TW says:

  208. blusher12 says:

    The Best of the Body Shop Advent Calendar looks great.

  209. BlessedTA says:

    Kaisercraft Beyond The Page Advent Calendar – $54.78 @ Amazon.ca

  210. Janice Lewis says:

    The tea one the tea one…Can I please have the tea one?

  211. Brenda Lacourciere says:

    I like the Starbucks one. Love that you get to try new products in the body shop one.

  212. Sunshine G says:

    I like the Starbucks one – you can never go wrong with caffeine! Would love to try some products I haven’t checked out before in the Body Shop calendar.

  213. Lauren says:

    I love the Benefit calendar from Sephora! Would love to try out the new products.

  214. Carly Zeeman says:

    I like the beer one! Now THAT looks like fun! I would the love to win the Body Shop one though, their products smell SOOOOO good!

  215. JordanK says:

    I’m torn between the Kraft Beer calendar and the Body Shop (leaning towards the body shop). I would love the variety of products each day and have travel sized sets.

  216. Cahley Tod-Tims says:

    I would love to win the Benefit calendar because makeup is my current obsession. But I would also love to try out the Body Shop calendar because they are great travel size body products.

  217. Juliana says:

    I think that the Davids Tea Advent Calendar is an amazing idea!! I am definitely a tea lover so that is right up my alley – I will have to see if I can find one.

    I would love the Body Shop advent calendar as I love new skin and Beaty products but tend to not buy them myself. An advent calendar would be a great way to try lots of different products πŸ™‚

  218. Stuart Hermeston-Holtby says:

    I really like the idea of the tea advent calendar. Both my wife and I are big tea drinkers. I would love to win this because I think it would be an awesome surprise for my wife. She loves their products and she is really big into Christmas.

  219. Victoria Ess says:

    I love the Starbucks Advent Calendar most! I’m obsessed with it!

  220. Carmela says:

    I love the Davids Tea calendar and the body shop seems like such a treat!

  221. Pam says:

  222. Maegan Morin says:

    I really love the Craft Beer idea! Especially since this is something that I want to get my husband a craft beer set for Christmas.

  223. Lori P says:

    The tea and coffee Advent calendars come in a strong second (tie), but I think I like The Body Shop Advent Calendar the best. Love to win this so as to be able to explore all the fragrances and spend some serous tme luxuriating!

  224. I am a coffee addict so the Starbucks Advent Calendar one is very intriguing! I would love to win the Body Shop one because I love trying out new body products as well!

  225. Susan Stirling says:

    I would love the best of the Body Shop Calendar .. perfect gift for my 16 year old granddaughter … my grandsons have already been gifted with Lego ones!

  226. Cheryl says:

    Yes, the kids are all about the Lego here…but the Body Shop one would be great simply because it would be MINE! Hee hee!

  227. Heather Arnould says:

    I think all of them are great, but the Craft Beer Advent Calendar would make a great gift for my daughter or nephews who love their craft beers.

  228. Elena says:

    I am going to try and find the craft beer calendar, my husband would love it! I’d like the Body Shop one because I enjoy their products

  229. Carol M. says:

    The craft beer advent calendar is right up my alley. I love to win the Body Shop one as I love their products.

  230. Dreena says:

    I love tea so the David’s Tea Advent Calendar would be my pick – yumm! I’d love to with The Body Shop one as it would give me a chance to try a lot of products. Been a fan of theirs for years.
    Thanks.

  231. Jason Quarrie says:

    As a tea afficionado, the DAVIDsTea advent calendar REALLY appeals to me. But I want to win the Body Shop calendar for my long distance girlfriend who will be visiting me over the Christmas season!

  232. Tanya says:

    I like the idea of the Kaisercraft Beyond The Page Advent Calendar, because its so cute! I would love to win the Body Shop advent calendar because I’m a huge fan of the store!

  233. I adore the Body Shop Advent Calender. Such Great Products! Thanks for the chance

  234. kim heintz says:

    I like the Kaisercraft one the most – it’s so visually appealing and cool! I would LOVE to win the Body Shop advent calendar though, I have always loved their products. I feel so good about using them and they smell unbelievable.

  235. Evren Ay says:

    The benefits advent calender is such a great product, because it has an element of surprise! I love sephora products, please pick me!

  236. Betty S says:

    I like the Kaisercraft Beyond The Page Advent Calendar – $54.78 @ Amazon.ca

  237. Carol M. says:

    Tweeted

  238. Karen Daniel says:

    OMG Hubby would love the 24 craft beer!

  239. Judy Hunting says:

    My son asked for Playmobils for Christmas.. so this advent calendar would be great!! But I personally love the Body Shop πŸ™‚

  240. Rebecca H says:

    I love Benefit Advent Calendar bc the sample sizes are perfect for me! And I would love the Body Shop advent calendar bc again, sample sizes are perfect and it looks like a great selection of cosmetics and lotions and all in the great body shop smells! Great contest!

  241. stacey h says:

    i love the ‘ benefit advent calender’, and of course ‘ the body shop’ one. i would really like to win ‘the body shop’ because i have been a loyal fan of their products for 25 years, and would love a advent calender that’s not chocolate!

  242. Jessica Anne says:

    I just love advent calendars in general! having a little surprise everyday is great πŸ˜€ but I especially like the Benefit calendar in order to try out some new products I wouldn’t otherwise get. I’d like to win the body shop calendar for the same reason and to share with my mom!

  243. Aimee says:

    I really liked the lego ones. I would love to win the body shop one just to try all those products

  244. Colleen Rose says:

    The benefit advent calendar from Sephora

  245. Donna Doyle says:

    I think I would go with the
    Kaisercraft Shadowbox Advent Calendar even though this is a tough decision.

  246. darci p says:

    I Love the davids tea one!

  247. Holly Messana says:

    I love the starbucks calendar. I would love to win the Body Shop one because my daughter would be so excited to have it.

  248. macfsh says:

    My favourite advent calendar is the David’s tea calendar because my husband and I have got it the last two years. Its a great way to relax in a busy December month. I would love to win the body shop one because that one would be all mine!!!

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