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The Best Advent Calendars Of 2022

From sweet treats to candles to puzzles, these little gifts keep on giving.
By Jillian Vieira
The Best Advent Calendars Of 2022

The first snowfall, twinkly lights abounding, the raucous sound of a long-overdue gathering—there’s so much to look forward to this December. Also on the list? This year’s crop of covetable advent calendars. Whether you're in need of some self care or want to start the day with something sweet, these thrilling drawers filled with candles, skincare, puzzles and treats are sure to surprise and delight.

24 Good Deeds

Get into the spirit of the season by giving back. This advent calendar supports Canadian charities, like Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, National Service Dogs and Anishnawbe Health Foundation. For the sustainability-minded, there's a digital version that delivers the same donation.

Charitable advent calendar, $24, 24gooddeeds.ca

A Christmas-tree shaped cardboard charitable advent calendar by 24 Good Deeds.

Williams-Sonoma

Have yourself a very Dolly Parton holiday with this sweet calendar filled with some of the country legend’s favourite treats: chewy caramels, peppermint hard candies and strawberry gummy straws stuffed with sweet cream.

Dolly Parton advent calendar, $58, williams-sonoma.ca

A Dolly Parton chocolate advent calendar from Williams Sonoma, featuring an illustration of Dolly Parton.
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Mala the Brand

This set of six hand-poured, coconut-soy wax candles features classic seasonal scents—like Candy Cane, Chocolate Orange and Eggnog—and crackling wooden wicks to set the mood.

Candle advent calendar, $130, nordstrom.ca

The Mala the Brand candle advent calendars surrounded by candles and disco balls.

Galison

Lean into the leisurely feel of the holidays with a daily puzzle. This calendar contains 12, each made up of a manageable number of pieces (80) that reveal festive illustrations.  Louise Cunningham Merry & Bright 12 Days of Christmas puzzle advent calendar, $36, nordstrom.ca

Galison Louise Cunningham Merry & Bright 12 Days of Christmas puzzle advent calendar.

David’s Tea

A snowfall outside, a roaring fire indoors and a hot cup of tea—what could be better? This year's David's Tea calendar, featuring a mix of seasonal signatures (hello, Sleigh Ride) and brand-new blends, will take you there. Bonus: Double portions behind each door mean you can share the love. 

24 Days of Tea advent calendar, $55, davidstea.com

A red  DAVIDsTea tea advent calendar box with numbered drawers.
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The Body Shop

Big on beauty? The Body Shop best-of calendar has you covered from head to toe—from Shea Shampoo to British Rose Hand Cream to Strawberry Soap. It also promises one of the brand’s full-size Body Butters somewhere along the way.

Share the Love advent calendar, $99, thebodyshop.com

The Share the Love advent calendar by The Body Shop, showing the red box and each product included.

Choco de Léa

This gorgeously illustrated advent calendar brims with small-batch, vegan treats, from bean-to-bar chocolates and truffles to hot chocolate mixes to fruit jellies. 

Chocolate advent calendar, $55, chocodelea.ca

A chocolate advent calendar in a cardboard box illustrated with white line drawings of houses and tress from Choco de Léa.

Bosco and Roxy’s

An Advent calendar for the dog? You know he'll love it. A gourmet cookie waits behind each door.

Dog treats advent calendar, $23, petvalu.ca

A white and green box for the Bosco and Roxy’s dog treat advent calendr with an illustration of dog and yellow details.
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Kiehl’s

An ideal calendar for the skincare devotee, this 24-piece pick comes with a bevy of moisturising formulas, including tried-and-true Kiehl’s favourites (Creme de Corps) and self-care salves like the beloved Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask.

Holiday limited edition advent calendar, $155, kiehls.ca

The Kiehl’s advent calendar, showing both the box with numbered drawers and each product included.

Essie

A kaleidoscope of wearable colours (most notably, Bordeaux, a deep red, and Imported Bubbly, a sparkling gold) come in a mix of full-size bottles and on-the-go minis, alongside essentials like topcoat and remover.

Nail polish advent calendar, $70, londondrugs.com

Essie nail polish advent calendar box with an illustration of a train carrying bottles of nail polish.

Sephora Collection

Sample some of Sephora Collection’s greatest hits with this pint-sized calendar filled with makeup, skincare and bath products—you get two treats a day for six days. 

Wishing You beauty advent calendar, $33, sephora.com

The Sephora Collection advent calendar 'Wishing You' box surrounded by beauty products.
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Saje

The holiday season can be stressful. Zen out with this Canadian-made calendar featuring a wellness gift tucked into each drawer, from essential oil roll-ons to body butters to bath salts.

12 Days of Wellness advent calendar, $110, saje.com

Canadian brand Saje's wellness holiday calendar, showing the box with mistletoe illustrations and mini products.

Lindt

We love a bit of nostalgia around the holidays, which is why this throwback calendar—packed with a selection of the brand's classic milk and hazelnut chocolates—is a must.  

Chocolate advent calendar, $20, thebay.com

A classic Lindt chocolate advent calendar with an illustration of Santa Claus and children around a Christmas tree.

L’Occitane

Take a trip to Provence with the French brand’s lineup of travel-sized minis, which includes bestsellers like Cherry Blossom Hand Cream, Citrus Verbena Shower Gel and Almond Shower Oil.

Best of L’Occitane Skincare Advent Calendar, $90, sephora.com

A box of L’Occitane advent calendar featuring a graphic illustration, surrounded by travel-sized mini beauty products.
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Nespresso

Your morning cup just got a whole lot more enticing thanks to this set of countdown capsules. Monday might bring a rich and strong Stormio—perfect for drinking black—while a slow Sunday could reveal one of Nespresso’s limited-edition creations like Hazelnut, a creamy blend infused with praline and vanilla. 

Vertuo coffee advent calendar, $42, nespresso.com

A burgundy and gold box of Nespresso advent calendar coffee capsules.

Squish

Boasting 24 of the brand’s beloved vegan confections, Montreal-based Squish’s sweet take on the traditional advent calendar will have you feeling like a kid in a candy store. You'll love the cocktail-themed favourites like Gin & Juice and Ice Wine, as well as the delicious takes on kiddie classics.

24 Days of Vegan Candy, $47, squishcandies.ca

A red advent calendar box of Squish vegan candy.

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