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I Wish It Were Christmas Today: 2017 Advent Calendars To Make December Awesome


This remains one of my most popular holiday season posts each and every year I write it, so here we go…a roundup of many of the diverse advent calendars out there designed to get you geared up for the holiday season (and fall in love with what little trinkets and surprises you open up each day). This definitely isn’t an exhaustive list – I spotted quite a few others as I was building this, but these were some of my favourites! As a heads up, I can’t guarantee that all of these advent calendars are currently in stock – these babies tend to fly off the shelves fast, so if you can’t find one online or in stores, try the likes of eBay or online swap boards.

Quo by Orly Breathable 12 Days of Colourful Healthy Nails + Quo Cosmetics 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendars – $40 each @ Shoppers Drug Mart
First up, a duo of get-gorgeous advent calendars that you can pick up at any of the 1,200+ Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada. Two things I love about these beautiful sets? The fact they hone in on just 12 days for a not-too-overwhelming haul, and that there’s two of ’em. If you’re buying for your daughters for example, gift each gal their own calendar and they can swap goodies each day as they wish.

 

 

OLEHENRIKSEN 12 Days of Glow Advent Calendar – $82 @ Sephora
This calendar may be smaller sized than other ones, but it packs a big punch in the form of a dozen luxe skincare goodies from cult fave OLEHENRIKSEN. I have several friends that love the brand and can vouch – a little goes a long way, meaning you could easily ride out testing and trialing these products for quite some time.

 

ASOS Grooming Calendar – $112
How’s this for something a little different? ASOS actually has a few different advent calendars, but this one caught my eye for being geared toward men. It’s extra cool cause he’ll get to try a bunch of different items instead of just one brand, and the 25th day contains a coupon code to shop on ASOS! Pretty cool for any dapper guys in your life.

Dog Treat Advent Calendar – $39.95 @ Falvai Creative
While most people indulge in advent calendars for themselves, this creative entry is designed to please your pooch. Filled with a cute crocodile treat dispenser, your furry friend can get in on the excitement with a healthy dog treat in one of three flavours (organic grass-fed beef, wild sustainable Pacific salmon, or peanut butter) made in partnership with B.C.-based Kali Wags. While you can order them nationwide via Etsy, you’ll want to contact Falvai Creative owners Mark and Joanne directly for a list of their ever-growing list of retailers so you can pick this fun gift idea up locally. For the record Falvai Creative also makes some awesome fly fishing advent calendars for any avid anglers in your life!

Artdeco Advent Calendar – $86 @ Shoppers Drug Mart
This exclusive calendar at Shoppers Drug Mart is loaded up with dozens of beauty goodies, perfect for experimenting with new looks this winter. From a dramatic kajal liner to clear gel for your brows and lashes, there’s literally a full face worth of makeup contained in this fun calendar for any beauty mavens.

Playmobil Rivalry on the Pond Advent Calendar – $34.95
I think Playmobil has been part of this roundup almost every year I’ve been writing it – and they’ve got more advent calendar themes than ever this year, with fun sets like ‘Jewel Thief Police Operation’ and ‘Royal Ice Skating Trip’, to name a few. This hockey-friendly set caught my though, with its official NHL branding, classic Canadiana teams featured, and even Santa as a referee. There’s also a fun gadget included that lets you simulate a real game with a slapshot action. Too cute for any hockey fans young or old.

L’Occitane Deluxe Advent Calendar – $134
So, L’Occitane actually has two advent calendars this year. Their more modestly priced Signature Advent Calendar ($69) is plenty nice and a great value, but I had to highlight this new luxe addition. Not only is the design gorgeous (you open a little drawer each day), the samples are super varied and come in perfect travel-ready sizes – from perfume to hand lotion to shampoo to cleansing oil.

Atelier Cologne Advent Calendar – $59 @ Sephora
Perfume lovers will adore this gorgeous set, loaded with $180 of perfumed products across multiple formats; from handy travel sprays to fragrant soaps to classic dabbers. Experience the entire Atelier Cologne set and mix and match to make your own custom layered scent.

My Kindness Calendar – $75
While most advent calendars focus on treats for you, the My Kindness Calendar (created by Toronto-based mom of 2 Maran Stern-Kubista) is all about giving back and teaching kids about the real meaning of Christmas. Each day, the kids are encouraged to complete one act of kindness – such as ‘Teach Someone Something New’ or ‘Donate a Toy’. As the season progresses, their wall-mounted advent calendar becomes as beautifully decorated as their regular tree. The kit comes with 25 reusable stickers to get you going, as well as five additional customizable ones for any special traditions you’d like to instill at home. A super cute idea to bring Christmas cheer to the entire family!

Hard Candy 12 Days of Eye – $9.97 @ Walmart and Walmart.ca
This has to be the best value advent calendar of this entire list. Each day you pop open an iridescent window, you’ll unlock one of Hard Candy’s signature mini eyeshadows in fierce, shimmery shades that are perfect for the holidays. And at this price point, it makes an excellent Secret Santa or Yankee Gift Swap gift idea!

Hudson’s Bay Musical Advent Calendar – $49.99 @ Hudson’s Bay
This one has more going on than meets the eye. Housed in a metal tin, when you open up this little ‘house’ you’ll see 24 tins, each containing a tasty milk chocolate caramel to nosh on in the morning. However, the box is also a music box, with a wind-up dial that plays Jingle Bells. Best of all it can be used again and again – fill it up with a variety of sweets and sweeter messages next year!

Charlotte Tilbury Naughty and Nice Advent Calendar – $250
I recently got into Charlotte Tilbury cosmetics and I have to say this little gift set would be a dream come true to show up under my tree (or I guess, 12 days before Christmas). Loaded with 12 full-size or deluxe-size beauty products, including the brand’s signature products like their Supermodel Body lotion or Wonderglow Face Primer (a personal fave), this set may be spendy but it’s oh so worth it.

The Body Shop Advent Calendars – $69 – $169 
If you want to see what it looks like to go all-in on the advent calendar craze, take a peek at The Body Shop. They’ve got a range of different advent calendars this year, each with bold, beautiful designs and slightly different themes and products. The standout has to be the marquee 25 Days of Game-Changing Adventure Advent Calendar ($169) though. Apart from opening up a luxe treat each day, you’ll also find a feel-good action to complete each day. And when the entire calendar is popped open, it transforms into a fun trivia game to play on Christmas Day – in your jammies post-face mask and body butter-lathering of course.

Advent Calendar to Colour – $12.56 @ Amazon
For the crafty bunch I give you this creative advent calendar, designed to celebrate the holidays in a peaceful way. Each day folds out with doors and windows to open (and cute mice to shade in). Stash it away between colouring sessions (or till next season once it’s complete) or fold out the entire festive city scene for a pretty piece of holiday decor you DIY’d. An awesome gift for anyone into the adult colouring book scene.

Biotherm Advent Calendar – $82 @ Shoppers Drug Mart
If skincare is your thing, this calendar will deliver. Featuring 24 luxury sample sizes of classic Biotherm products, it’s got everything you need to cleanse, moisturize, soothe, and refresh skin – making it particularly apt for the harsh winter months.

24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar – $45 @ DAVIDsTEA
I’m not holding my breath that this will be in stock as this post goes live, but so you know – DAVIDsTEA’s wildly popular advent calendar and as scrumptious as ever. It includes sample-size tins of many of the brand’s best-selling teas and their holiday faves, including newbies like Caramel Shortbread and Walnut Orange Scone. Drink up!

Now I’ve got some exciting news…I debated how to do the giveaway for this post and ultimately I decided that one person doesn’t need a ton of calendars. So my friends, you’ll be entering to win one of these amazing calendars:

  • Quo by Orly Breathable 12 Days of Colourful Healthy Nails
  • Falvai Creative Dog Treat Calendar
  • Playmobil Rivalry on the Ice Calendar
  • Hard Candy 12 Days of Eye

Want to win 1 of these 4 advent calendars (if you’re selected, the calendar you win will be randomly assigned)? Here’s how to enter for your chance to countdown to Christmas in an extra special way:

1) First Up! You must be a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber to enter this giveaway. Just find the ‘Gift of Gab’ box on the righthand side of this page and either hit ‘Follow’ or enter your email address. Once you’ve done that, leave me a comment by November 23, 2017, telling me what your favourite advent calendars are from this list! You can totally pick more than one 🙂

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 24, 2017 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.

Follow @ShopprsDrugMart on Twitter and Tweet about this giveaway, using the #QuoCosmetics and linking back to this post. Use the hashtags #QuoCosmetics and #QuoHolidays. Be sure to leave a separate comment below that links to your Tweet!

Like Falvai Creative on Facebook, then leave a wall post that tags a friend you think would be interested in their products. Link back to your wall post in a separate comment below.

Like Playmobil Canada on Facebook, then leave a wall post that tags a friend you think would be interested in their advent calendars. Link back to your wall post in a separate comment below.

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233 Responses to “I Wish It Were Christmas Today: 2017 Advent Calendars To Make December Awesome”
  1. Oh boy… I can’t just pick one favorite. lol I love the Atelier Cologne Advent Calendar and the Quo by Orly Breathable 12 Days of Colourful Healthy Nails
    I subscribe by email.

  2. doreen lamoureux says:

    I follow shoppers on twitter @doreenlamoureux Here is my tweet

  3. doreen lamoureux says:

    I like Falvai Creative on fb… Doreen riopel lamoureux . I left a comment and tagged

  4. kevin snyder says:

    The rivalry on ice is my pick

  5. katydidit21 says:

    I love the Atelier Advent Calendar, the Body Shop Advent Calendars and the David’s Tea Advent Calendar.

  6. I love the dog advent calendar especially!

  7. katydidit21 says:

  8. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I think my favorite would be The Body Shop Advent Calendars.

  9. DebP says:

    This is a real choice for me. I like Occitane products, and I’d like to try the Ole Henriksen products, so these would be at the top of my list.

  10. Heather Swanson says:

    David’s Tea & Hard Candy

  11. Gillian Chester says:

    David’s Tea for me!

  12. Brenda Penton says:

    My favourite one is the Charlotte Tilbury Naughty and Nice Advent Calendar

  13. Sarah says:

    The Body Shop Advent Calendar is the best!

  14. SandyS says:

    The Occitane Advent Calendar is my pick. I received it last year and I still have a few products to use.

  15. Sherry K says:

    The Falvai Creative Dog Treat Calendar would be great for my daughter and her dog and I would like the L’Occitaine calendar.

  16. Marlene V says:

    I would love the Charlotte Tilbury Naughty and Nice Advent Calendar

  17. My favourites are DAVIDsTEA’s 24 Days of Tea, the Quo by Orly Healthy Nails calendar and the ASOS calendar (love ASOS and nice to see one for the fellas!).

  18. Marlene J says:

    Artdeco Advent Calendar – $86 @ Shoppers Drug Mart

  19. Marlene J says:

  20. sarah says:

    The Hard Candy 12 days of eyes advent calendar the best ! Great options. Thanks!

  21. Alyssa says:

    The quo one looks good and reasonably priced!

  22. Dreena says:

    Subscriber. I like the David’s Tea and the L’Occitane calendars!
    Cheers.

  23. Jason Quarrie says:

    I would find it absolutely impossible to choose between the Body Shop and the David’s Tea calendars!

  24. Joyce Curtis-Bonardi says:

    Love the Charlotte Tilbury Naughty and Nice Calendar and the L’occitane Deluxe Calendar.

  25. Michelle T says:

    I really adore the Atelier Cologne Advent Calendar – how lovely.

  26. Giselle says:

    They all are great but I’d love the Choarlotte Tilbury advent calendar. So luxe!

  27. Burcu says:

    I like The Body Shop Advent Calendars

  28. Jessica Lord says:

    I love the body shop calendars

  29. Linda says:

    I really like the Biotherm Advent Calendar for myself and my sister.

  30. Ira says:

    I love Playmobil Rivalry on the Ice Calendar and Charlotte Tilbury Naughty and Nice Advent Calendar.

  31. Ira says:

  32. Kim K says:

    I like the Quo by Orly Breathable 12 Days of Colourful Healthy Nails

  33. Carol Ann Westbrook says:

    I would love to win the L’Occitane calendar……or any of them!

  34. AliKira says:

    The David’s Tea one is my favourite!

  35. S Skinner says:

    I like the Falvai Dog treat calendar!! My old girl would love it! 🙂

  36. Rebecca Tomchak says:

    I would love the Hard Candy 12 days of eyes!

  37. Steven Y says:

    My favourite would have to be Playmobil Rivalry on the Ice Calendar

  38. K Rinaldi says:

    I would love to win the L’Occitane Deluxe Advent Calendar

  39. Sunshine G says:

    I’d love the Playmobil rivalry on the Ice for my kids.

  40. lindsay dwarka says:

    if i’m being selfish, i’d love the L’Occitane calendar for myself!
    for giving, i’d love to give my little nieces the Kindness calendar ❤

  41. Kelly E says:

    Love them all but a few of my favourites: Hudson’s Bay musical Advent, David’s Tea and the Kindness Advent.

  42. louise says:

    My favorite would be The Body Shop Advent Calendars

  43. Maria Goulart says:

    My favorite would be L’Occitane Deluxe Advent Calendar

  44. Audrey Skinner says:

    I love the musical advent calendar and the Davids Tea calendar.

  45. Jennifer Lo says:

    Love the TEA calendar!

  46. The Kindness Calendar on #worldkindnessday

  47. John Guest says:

    The 12 day calendars are not Advent Calendars: The twelve days refer to the folk song/carol: “On the First Day of Christmas, my True Love Gave to Me…”, which in turn refers to the Twelve Days of Christmas running from December 25 until January 6 (Feast of the Epiphany).

    I enjoy your posts, and apologise for letting my editing tendencies loose.

    John Guest

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  48. photomum says:

    I would love the Davids tea advent calander. I subscribe via email

  49. Calvin F says:

    The tea calendar one for sure

  50. Calvin F says:

    My twitter entry

  51. aketch says:

    I don’t have twitter, but I love this contest. You have out done yourself! Thanks for the chance!

  52. tammy ta says:

    My favourite from the list is The Body Shop Calendar-love to win this!

  53. Kelly H says:

    I like the Quo by Orly Breathable 12 Days of Colourful Healthy Nails advent calendar, or the DAvid’s Te advent calendar!

  54. Heather Reid says:

    I’d love to win the Falvai Creative Dog Treat Calendar for my Dog Roxy, we spoil her rotten, but every dog should be spoiled 🙂

  55. Heather Reid says:

    I’d love the Falvai Creative Dog Treat Calendar to spoil our dog, Roxy, with! Everyone should be spoiled this season ❤

  56. Christine w says:

    I like the OLEHENRIKSEN and Art Decco calendars!

  57. Katy says:

    I like the Quo by Orly Breathable 12 Days of Colourful Healthy Nails advent calendar. I had the David’s tea one last year and loved it!

  58. L’Occitane Deluxe Advent Calendar is my favourite.

  59. Sean M says:

    I like the on from The Bay

  60. Shelley N says:

    There are so many amazing calendar choices. Although I am fond of cosmetic/perfume advent calendars, I think the David’s tea advent calendar is a really great option for a tea drinker. A new tea to try each day and it is packaged in such a lovely way.

  61. Linda Svarovsky says:

    I loke the Playmobil Rivalry on the Ice Calendar

  62. Lynn Goad says:

    Dog advent calendar and david’s tea one too!

  63. Nicole B says:

    My faves are the dog treat calender and the Quo by Orly Breathable

  64. Vivian Dionne says:

    My favourites are the Body Shop Advent calendars.

  65. Missy Avey says:

    I like them all but that Charlotte Tilbury is all the yes!

  66. Judy says:

    They are all great! My favourite is the The body Shop, ASOS Grooming and Hudson Bay Musical Advent Calendars.

  67. guppy5700 says:

    Love a few of these! But I’d pick the Quo 12 Days of Beauty first.

  68. Joan G. says:

    I think the Atelier Cologne Advent Calendar would be interesting.

  69. Colette says:

    I love the Davids Tea Calendar!

  70. bkick1 says:

    Great ideas for advent calendars. I like the Dog Treat Advent Calendar and the David’s Tea Advent Calendar.

  71. The Playmobil Rivalry on the pond calendar is my favourite. My daughter had a different playmobil calendar a few years ago and she loved it. And I like it because she liked it so much.

  72. Susan says:

    I think everyone loves Advent Calendars. My favourites from today’s post are:
    OLEHENRIKSEN 12 Days of Glow Advent Calendar, My Kindness Calendar, David’s Tea 24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar, and the Playmobil Advent Calendar.

  73. GILLIAN MORGAN says:

    My favourite is the Quo by Orly Breathable 12 Days of Colourful Healthy Nails + Quo Cosmetics 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar.

  74. christine conway says:

    It is y birthday on Christmas and everyone forgets… wa wa wa… haha. I would love the Body Shop or the L’Occitane calendars but would really just be happy with any of them. Thank you! Merry Christmas too!

  75. Kathleen L says:

    I absolutely love advent calendars. I love the classic chocolate + music in the Hudson’s Bay musical calendar, and I really like the Body Shop calendars. I think my favourite is the Charlotte Tilbury Naughty and Nice calendar.

  76. Erin N says:

    These advent calendars are so cool! My favourite is the Body Shop one:)

  77. Viv Sluys says:

    There are a lot of awesome advent calendars here! I had no idea there were so many options in advent calendars! I think the 24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar would be my cup of tea.

  78. Carolyn says:

    I would love to receive the Charlotte Tilbury Naughty and Nice Advent Calendar as an early Christmas gift.

  79. Nancy B says:

    I like L’Occitane’s deluxe advent calendar!

  80. voxworld says:

    My favourites are the Naughty and nice, Davids tea, Biotherm and the Body shop ones but any would be awesome!!

  81. voxworld says:

  82. Karen says:

    The Occitane Advent Calendar what I like

  83. spacey says:

    I would definitely choose the Charlotte Tilbury and the L’occitane ones! Or all of them!

  84. Alanna Watt says:

    The David’s Tea one sounds awesome!

  85. Debbie F says:

    I am loving the L’Occitane Deluxe Advent Calendar.

  86. Myra says:

    I’m not fussy ; all the above are super gifts FYI..I have never had an advent calendar and would love to use one this Christmas season.

  87. My favourites are definitely the makeup advent calendars! I love this idea and I’ve always wanted one! 1) I think I would be in absolute makeup heaven to win the Charlotte Tilbury one!! That’s my first pick, no question! I can’t imagine ever being able to afford something that luxurious! 😍 2) My next pick would be the Quo advent calendar. I love, love Quo makeup so this would be soo amazing to win! 3) I’m not sure what exactly is in the Shoppers Art Deco calendar so I’m not sure if it would be brands I would like or if it’s all makeup or only partial makeup but I think that would by next choice. 4) But I also love Hard Candy so that’s my runner up! Lol And I love the idea of the advent calendar for people with kids to teach them about doing selfless acts of kindness for others and what the true spirit of Christmas is all about. Unfortunately, I don’t have kids but I still love the concept. Thanks for a fabulous, generous giveaway, as always! Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas!

  88. angela eagle says:

    Biotherm, The Body Shop, Atelier Cologne, and L’Occitane Deluxe are my fav’s

  89. Lorna Braun says:

    OLEHENRIKSEN 12 Days of Glow Advent Calendar, Artdeco Advent Calendar, L’Occitane Deluxe Advent Calendar, Falvai Creative Dog Treat Calendar, or Playmobil Rivalry on the Ice Calendar

  90. Following your blog & subscribed. Following you and @ShopprsDrugMart on Twitter. Link to tweet https://twitter.com/reviewzbyjewelz/status/930270279997296640

  91. Following you and Hard Candy on instagram. Tagged 2 friends & commented as @reviewzbyjewelz on this post:

  92. Deanna Barkley says:

    All of these advent calendars are unique.I wish there was one with cat treats instead of dog treats. If I had to pick one it would be the ARTDECO Advent Calendar found at Shopper’s Drug Mart.

  93. Lucretia Flemming says:

    Dog Treat Advent Calendar

  94. CLC says:

    I really liked the idea of the kindness calendar! Let’s get back to the real meaning of Christmas.

  95. Jolie says:

    I’m a suscriber.
    Totally in love with the Biotherm and The Body Shop Advent calendars.

  96. Jolie says:

    Following Shoppers Drug Mart – Twitter entry

  97. Aggie says:

    I really love the L’Occitane Deluxe Advent Calendar.

  98. Jen says:

    I love the Charlotte Tilbury, the kindness and the Hudson Bay Calendars!

  99. Jolie says:

    Instagram Entry – Hard Candy

  100. Jolie says:

    Instagram handle @jolie238

  101. Anne Derkat says:

    I’d definitely go for the Hudson’s Bay Advent Calendar and 2nd choice would be The Charlotte Tilbury Naught & Nice Advent Calendar.

  102. Alison K says:

    I’m a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber to enter this giveaway. My favourite advent calendars are:
    ASOS Grooming Calendar – $112
    Dog Treat Advent Calendar – $39.95 @ Falvai Creative
    L’Occitane Deluxe Advent Calendar – $134
    My Kindness Calendar – $75

  103. Jonnie says:

    They are all so nice! I think my favorites are the Quo Nails and the L’Occitane calendars

  104. ERIN MCSWEENEY says:

    MY FAVOURITE IS THE OLEHENRIKSEN 12 Days of Glow Advent Calendar – $82 @ Sephora

  105. FrugalFowers says:

    They all look amazing but I would want the playmobile one for my son.

  106. Donnas says:

    I love the Quo 12 Days of Beauty calendar, the SDM Artdeco calendar, and of course The Body Shop too.

  107. Donnas says:

    I follow Shoppers Drug Mart on Twitter and tweeted:

  108. janicour says:

    These are all so fun, I would have a hard time choosing but the The Body Shop Advent Calendars – $69 – $169 ,Quo by Orly Breathable 12 Days of Colourful Healthy Nails, and for the furbaby,
    Falvai Creative Dog Treat Calendar

  109. lori n says:

    I love the Artdeco Advent Calendar from Shoppers Drug Mart the best! Yes, wish it was christmas today!

  110. Erin Lewis says:

    I love The Body Shop and Davids Tea Advent Calendars!

  111. Erin Lewis says:

    I love the Body Shop and Davids Tea Advent Calendars.

  112. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    My favourite the Body Shop Beauty Advent calendar

  113. Linda B. says:

    The My Kindness Calendar is a spectacular idea! Also love the David’s Tea one.

  114. They’re all awesome, but I think the L’Occitane Luxe calendar is my favourite.

  115. Chantelle Daigle says:

    My favorite is the Quo by Orly Breathable 12 Days of Colourful Healthy Nails advent calendar!

  116. Mary Jaglowitz says:

    I just saw the advent calendar at the body shop and I think my daughter would love it.

  117. Sasha says:

    I love the David’s tea advent calendar!

  118. Lindsey says:

    My fav would be the Hard Candy 12 days of eye.

  119. Nathalie Lebeau says:

    I’m torn between the Body Shop and David’s yea!! They’re both my favorite. Can I have both? Haha, I’m kidding! I’d love any of these to be honest! They’re all wonderful! Thank you for the opportunity!

  120. ksceviour says:

    I love the Body Shop and Hard candy advent calendars. My doggie would love the dog treat one!

  121. yvon says:

    love them all!

  122. Carol McCann says:

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    This remains one of my most popular holiday season posts each and every year I write it, so here we go…a roundup of many of the diverse advent calendars out there designed to get you geared up for the holiday season (and fall in love with what little trinkets and surprises you open up each day). This definitely isn’t an exhaustive list – I spotted quite a few others as I was building this, but these were some of my favourites! As a heads up, I can’t guarantee that all of these advent calendars are currently in stock – these babies tend to fly off the shelves fast, so if you can’t find one online or in stores, try the likes of eBay or online swap boards.

    Quo by Orly Breathable 12 Days of Colourful Healthy Nails + Quo Cosmetics 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendars – $40 each @ Shoppers Drug Mart
    First up, a duo of get-gorgeous advent calendars that you can pick up at any of the 1,200+ Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada. Two things I love about these beautiful sets? The fact they hone in on just 12 days for a not-too-overwhelming haul, and that there’s two of ’em. If you’re buying for your daughters for example, gift each gal their own calendar and they can swap goodies each day as they wish.

    OLEHENRIKSEN 12 Days of Glow Advent Calendar – $82 @ Sephora
    This calendar may be smaller sized than other ones, but it packs a big punch in the form of a dozen luxe skincare goodies from cult fave OLEHENRIKSEN. I have several friends that love the brand and can vouch – a little goes a long way, meaning you could easily ride out testing and trialing these products for quite some time.

    ASOS Grooming Calendar – $112
    How’s this for something a little different? ASOS actually has a few different advent calendars, but this one caught my eye for being geared toward men. It’s extra cool cause he’ll get to try a bunch of different items instead of just one brand, and the 25th day contains a coupon code to shop on ASOS! Pretty cool for any dapper guys in your life.

    Dog Treat Advent Calendar – $39.95 @ Falvai Creative
    While most people indulge in advent calendars for themselves, this creative entry is designed to please your pooch. Filled with a cute crocodile treat dispenser, your furry friend can get in on the excitement with a healthy dog treat in one of three flavours (organic grass-fed beef, wild sustainable Pacific salmon, or peanut butter) made in partnership with B.C.-based Kali Wags. While you can order them nationwide via Etsy, you’ll want to contact Falvai Creative owners Mark and Joanne directly for a list of their ever-growing list of retailers so you can pick this fun gift idea up locally. For the record Falvai Creative also makes some awesome fly fishing advent calendars for any avid anglers in your life!

    Artdeco Advent Calendar – $86 @ Shoppers Drug Mart
    This exclusive calendar at Shoppers Drug Mart is loaded up with dozens of beauty goodies, perfect for experimenting with new looks this winter. From a dramatic kajal liner to clear gel for your brows and lashes, there’s literally a full face worth of makeup contained in this fun calendar for any beauty mavens.

    Playmobil Rivalry on the Pond Advent Calendar – $34.95
    I think Playmobil has been part of this roundup almost every year I’ve been writing it – and they’ve got more advent calendar themes than ever this year, with fun sets like ‘Jewel Thief Police Operation’ and ‘Royal Ice Skating Trip’, to name a few. This hockey-friendly set caught my though, with its official NHL branding, classic Canadiana teams featured, and even Santa as a referee. There’s also a fun gadget included that lets you simulate a real game with a slapshot action. Too cute for any hockey fans young or old.

    L’Occitane Deluxe Advent Calendar – $134

  123. Tess Rosario says:

    I love the idea of the musical advent calendar plus chocolate from the bay plus its reuse-able so no packaging to throw away after!

  124. Gina says:

    I love the Charlotte Tilbury Naughty and Nice Advent calender.

  125. Laurie P says:

    I really like the ASOS grooming calendar!

  126. cookie3 says:

    I love the Quo by Orly one as well as the David’s tea one

  127. krisha4444 says:

    I am in between Davids Tea and Body shop 🙂

  128. krisha4444 says:

  129. krisha4444 says:

    wrote a comment tagging a friend on Falvai Creative’s page. says they have to review before posting. Comment under Kristen Visser https://www.facebook.com/falvaicreative/

  130. Jennifer R says:

    They all look fantastic! I am a sucker for tea so the David’s Tea calendar is at the top of my list but I also like the idea of the kindness calendar for the students in my class!

  131. tiffanycho15 says:

    my favourite advent calendar is the BODY SHOP one! OMG so cute!

  132. Shelley N says:

    bonus entry -tweet to SDM re the quo advent calendars https://twitter.com/Shellbran3/status/930620865284362248

  133. Christine Richards says:

    Love the Hard Candy Advent calendar!

  134. Jennifer C. says:

    My favourites are: The Hudson’s Bay Musical Advent Calendar & The Body Shop Advent Calendars! 🙂

  135. cheryl mclellan says:

    My favorirte is the body shop calendar
    ….

  136. nancy stokell says:

    My favorite calendar is Quo by Orly Breathable 12 Days of Colourful Healthy Nails + Quo Cosmetics 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendars – $40 each @ Shoppers Drug Mart

  137. Israel Y says:

    my fac is the Playmobil Rivalry on the Ice Calendar

  138. Mary P. says:

    OLEHENRIKSEN 12 Days of Glow Advent Calendar is one of my favourites and the Hudson’s Bay Musical Advent Calendar would be fun for any age. All of them are great ideas!

  139. Lynn M says:

    I bought the L’Occitane calendar last year (the less expensive one – I did not know there was a more pricey one) and absolutely loved it. I am going to have to go to the city to see if I can find the one you have featured. (Not that I can afford it, but I like to feel special and their products accomplish that quite well.) I do have to say I am intrigued by the OLEHENRIKSEN 12 Days of Glow Advent Calendar as I have not heard of this company before and I like trying skin care products.

  140. Rachel C. says:

    I love the Davidstea advent calendar!

  141. Chris MacDonald says:

    I would love the Hard Candy 12 Days of Eye Calendar

  142. Morgan Stewart says:

    I really love the Hard Candy 12 Days of Eye advent calendar!

  143. Natalie says:

    I get the David’s Tea advent calendar every year. It’s definitely one of my favourites. And the Advent Calendar to Colour sounds like the perfect one to go with it. Who wouldn’t benefit from some colouring and a warm cup of tea during the hectic holiday season?

  144. Mary Danieli says:

    These advent calendars are fantastic! My favourite ones are the OLEHENRIKSEN 12 Days of Glow Advent Calendar and the Charlotte Tilbury Naughty and Nice Advent Calendar. Merry Christmas everyone!

  145. Maryanne says:

    I love the tea one for me and the Playmobil one for my son!

  146. Maryanne says:

    Tweeted

  147. Bonnie Humphrey says:

    Atelier is my choice

  148. dabrowne says:

    I adore them all, but the David’s tea calendar would be a real treat.

  149. Betty S says:

    I love the Hudson’s Bay Musical Advent Calendar, love the chocolate stash and especially like that it plays music

  150. I love Occitane brand so if I have to pick one….pretty please Santa

  151. Elaine Beierbach says:

    My kids have enjoyed these for years.

  152. Wendy says:

    I like The Body Shop Advent Calendar, The Hudson;s Bay Musical Calendar and the Playmobil Advent Calendar

  153. KellyPC says:

    I’d love the Body Shop or Davids Tea ones for myself, the L’Occitane for my mama, the doggie one for her Golden Jake & the ASOS one for my hubby! SO many amazing choices!

  154. LisaM says:

    Ohhh the L’Occitane calendar would be divine! The Body Shop one looks terrific and the dog treats would be great for my parents’ dog

  155. Katie V says:

    Subscribed! I love the asos and david’s tea ones!

  156. Rebecca G says:

    i would love the quo advent calendar!

  157. pat says:

    I like the Playmobile rivalry on ice calendar

  158. Holly says:

    The L’Occitane calendar and the Advent Calendar to Colour are my favs!

  159. cakordalchuk says:

    Quo by Orly Breathable 12 Days of Colourful Healthy Nails

  160. DALLAS DAIGLE says:

    I ❤ the ARTDECO Advent Calendar! 🙂

  161. Tracy D says:

    I’m a follower! I love along the Advent calendars every year, and I love your posts listing them all. ;). Not in any particular order, I’d love the L’Occitane calendar, the Quo calendar, The Body Shop calendar, and the musical calendar!

  162. Gemma says:

    So many to choose…love the dog treat calendar, Playmobil and of course the David’s Tea.

  163. Cindy Murray says:

    I love the Art Deco advent calendar!

  164. Janet Hosokawa says:

    This would be so fun to win!

  165. Victoria Ess says:

    I love the Art Deco advent calendar!

  166. Marcie says:

    I tweeted about this contest:

  167. Janet P. says:

    My favourite advent calendars are the David’s Tea calendar, the Dog Treat calendar for my sweet boy and the L’Occitane Deluxe calendar!

  168. Christine Boulanger says:

    The Playmobil Rivalry on the Ice Calendar looks pretty cool ! Good luck to all ! 😀

  169. Linda says:

    I’d love the David’s Tea advent calendar for myself and the Playmobil calendar for my son.

  170. Allison Matz says:

    I love the Dog Treat Advent Calendar.

  171. Amy L Doyle says:

    I’d love the David’s Tea advent calendar!

  172. BlessedTA says:

    Atelier Cologne Advent Calendar

  173. kampar77 says:

    I like the Playmobil Advent Calendar because I think my daughter would get a real kick out of it!

  174. kampar77 says:

    Following Shoppers Drug Mart on Twitter + tweeted:

  175. Theresa C. says:

    Love all these! Playmobil Rivalry on the Pond, L’Occitane Deluxe, Atelier Cologne, My Kindness, Charlotte Tilbury Naughty and Nice, 25 Days of Game-Changing Adventure & 24 Days of Tea

  176. Alastair Galloway says:

    My Daughter would love the Quo 12 days of Christmas. My grandson would definitely enjoy the playmobil advent calendar. I think my wife would enjoy the Biotherm set. We are big on advent calendars in our house. Mainly chocolate, but these would put a whole lot more fun into our daily traditions.

  177. Kim Penney says:

    I have never seen any of these before. I always thought it was chocolate only. What a great idea. I would love to have any of these sets to give to my girls and my grandchildren.

  178. Nicole Mcardle says:

    I know which set i would like… The Quo 12 days of Christmas. My children would like the Playmobil set. Really any of them would make someone day.

  179. Grace says:

    All of the Body Shop advent calendars look awesome!

  180. crystal porter says:

    The dog treat calendar is my favourite. My dog would be very happy

  181. Eleanor says:

    Love the L’Occitane, Hard Candy and Playmobil advent calendars.

  182. Kimberley Bett says:

    David’s Tea for sure, cause it would remind me to slow down and savour the season, but who doesn’t want their man looking/smelling good with the ASOS calendar, and then of course, Charlotte Tilbury for my daughter, and while I’m sipping my tea, L’Occitane!

  183. mousecat says:

    My favourite advent calendars from your list are the Davids Tea and the Body Shop calendars.

  184. Stacey M says:

    Too difficult to choose only one! Top favourites would be the Quo by Orly Breathable, Hard Candy and David’s Tea calendars…

  185. ginette4 says:

    So many great advent calendars but my favourite is the L’Occitane Deluxe Advent Calendar

  186. ginette4 says:

    tweeted
    https:/twitter.com/ginette4/status/932757001083514881

  187. Charity says:

    So hard to pick just one!

  188. CL Chin says:

    the ArtDeco and the Charlotte Tilbury calendars are awesome!

  189. Dona Lau says:

    All of these calendars are SOOO amazing !!! Can’t wait to snag one of each 🙊 My most favourite one of all is the My Kindness Calendar ❤️

  190. Danielle says:

    I think my favourite would be the Falvai Creative Dog Treat Calendar. Not that I have a dog but I think they would be really like me if I shared it with them.

  191. jodielayne says:

    That Charlotte Tilbury calendar is calling my name!

  192. Stephanie says:

    My fave is: Playmobil Rivalry on the Ice Calendar ! I hope to win!!

  193. carrie l says:

    totally playmobil rivalry on the ice!

  194. I love that the Hudson Bay one is a music box after! If anyone is wondering about the Playmobil ones—our family highly recommends them! They are a complete play set and they have other sets

  195. The Davids Tea Advent calendar is my fav… I like that it has a variety of flavours, and gets me out of my comfort zone. Who knows, I may discover a new favourite tea blend!
    https://www.davidstea.com/ca_en/24-days-of-tea-holiday

  196. Linda Webster says:

    24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar and the ’Occitane Deluxe Advent Calendar

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