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Our list of specialty advent calendars from the past three years were so popular, we wanted to make this an annual compilation to share with our readers! With these non-traditional advent calendars full of surprises from bath and beauty products to wine, you’ll be glad December has 24 days leading up to Christmas.
We will keep adding to this list as we come across more this season. Scroll left and right to see our picks:
Saje 12 Days of Wellness Advent Calendar
As you countdown to the holidays, the Saje 12 Days of Wellness Advent Calendar is the gift that keeps on giving wellness! This curated collection has truly ’something for everybody’ with 12 days of Saje favourites – it’s a perfect introduction to the brand for those who haven’t yet discovered the healing power of plants.
$89.95 // Saje Wellness
The Body Shop Beauty Advent Calendar
This year, The Body Shop has released two 24-day beauty advent calendars to help you count down to Christmas: The Beauty Advent Calendar (valued at $193) and The Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar (valued at $305). Both contain best-selling bath and body products, as well as The Body Shop's latest additions in makeup and accessories.
$99 and $169 // Available at The Body Shop.
10 Days of Clinique
10 Days of Clinique is a luxurious, curated collection of Clinique favorites for the eyes, skin, and lips. Featuring the best in skin care and colour, this festive gift can be opened over 10 days, or all at once!
$51 // Available at Sephora.
Ciate London Mini Mani Month Nail Polish Set
The Mini Mani Month Nail Polish Set is a fun way to beautify the countdown to the holidays. These polishes are carefully packaged in individual boxes with 18 mini paint pots and one full size nail polish, including four just-released and exclusive shades.
Inside one box, you’ll find a special limited-edition surprise, alongside one mini treatment and two magical nail toppers—plus, a sneak peek of a new nail care product.
$59 // Online at Sephora.ca
Charlotte Tilbury World of Legendary Parties 2016 Advent Calendar
Celebrity make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury shares her beauty secrets in 12 magical makeup cabinets. Products concealed in the drawers include Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Cream Moisturiser, Wonderglow Skin Primer, Pocket Pout Lipstick in Jessica Red and more.
$250 // Available at charlottetilbury.com.
The Face Shop Advent Calendar
Countdown to Christmas with The Face Shop's 12-day holiday countdown. From December 13 to 24, enjoy Korean beauty goodies including nail polish, face masks, skincare, and makeup products.
$39 // Available at The Face Shop.
L'Occitane Advent Calendar 2016
Indulge a loved one or treat yourself to a luxurious pre-holiday gift with the L’Occitane Holiday Beauty Advent Calendar. You'll discover over $110 worth of products as you count down to Christmas over 24 days.
$59 / Available at L'Occitane
DavidsTea 24 Days of Tea
This tea-filled advent calendar delivers a delicious new surprise each day for the 24 days leading up to Christmas. Behind each door hides a single serving of tea. No peeking! The surprise is worth it.
$40 // Available at DAVIDsTEA
Squish Candies Gummy Advent Calendar
Montreal's Squish Candies has released a Gummy Advent Calendar. Featuring 24 of their top flavours, each day is a gourmet gummy gift. Candy-lovers will adore this tradition filled with small surprises.
$29 // Available at Squish Candies in the basement of The Bay in Downtown Vancouver or online at SquishCandies.com.
For Tea's Sake Tea Advent Calendar
Count down to Christmas with this charming tea advent calendar. Featuring a selection of tea blends, let the excitement of the season build every day through a variety of holiday flavours and bestselling favourites.
$35 // Available at Indigo
Purdy's Chocolatier Winter Wonderland Advent Calendar
This festive advent calendar from Vancouver's Purdy's Chocolatier depicts a whimsical vintage winter carnival featuring stylistic snow covered rides over a frosty teal backdrop. The 24 drawers within the advent calendar each contain a foil-wrapped chocolate surprise.
$25 // Available at Purdy's Chocolatier
Parallel 49 x Central City Seasons Greetings
Parallel 49 Brewing Company and Central City Brewers and Distillers are collaborating for the third year in a row and helping beer lovers kick off the holiday season with the Seasons Greetings 24-Pack. With 12 beers from Parallel 49 Brewing Company and 12 from Central City Brewers and Distillers, the holiday pack includes seasonal staples, exclusive beers and limited edition brews that recently took home prizes at the 2016 BC Beer Awards.
$72.99 // Available at Select BC Liquor Stores, Parallel 49 Brewing Company's tasting room (1950 Triumph St., Vancouver) and Central City's tasting room (11411 Bridgeview Dr., Surrey).
Craft BeerAdvent Calendar
Celebrating five years, the Craft BeerAdvent Calendar is the original and most popular pre-Christmas gift for beer lovers. This year's theme is "New World Beers from Old World Countries". As craft beer has exploded all over the world, even countries with old brewing traditions are embracing new and interesting beer styles and brewing techniques.
The 2016 Craft BeerAdvent Calendar contains 24 beers bringing together new and old brewing traditions. Most of the craft beers have been made specifically for the Craft BeerAdvent Calendar and are not available anywhere else in the world. The other beers are not otherwise available in Canada, so all 24 beers will provide a truly unique experience to beer fans.
$165 // Available at select specialty liquor stores (ie. Denman Liquor, Firefly Wines & Spirits, etc.)
New District Wine Advent Calendar
New District, the B.C.-based online wine marketplace, has released a limited number of their wildly successful Wine Advent Calendars for the 2016 holiday season. Boasting 25 diverse bottles, wrapped and numbered for each day in December leading up to Christmas, the curated pack includes bottles valued up to $100 each. Each bottle is hand-picked by New District’s Wine Director, and one of B.C.’s top wine authorities, DJ Kearney – ensuring that each package contains a unique wine experience. Beautifully wrapped in tissue, the 25 bottles come nestled in an elegant wooden case.
All Wine Advent Calendars purchased by November 20 are guaranteed to be delivered by December 1. Last year, the Wine Advent Calendar sold out in only five days so order quick!
$950 // Available online at newdistrict.ca.