Our round-up of specialty advent calendars available in Canada is always one of our most popular posts of the year, so I’ve turned this into an annual compilation to share with Modern Mix Vancouver readers!   With these non-traditional advent calendars full of surprises from beauty products to beer, you’ll be glad December has 24 days leading up to Christmas.

This year, I was on Global TV to talk about specialty advent calendars. Watch the full segment here:

For more options, here’s our full 2018 round-up of holiday advent calendars.  We will keep adding to this list as we come across more this season. Scroll left and right to see our picks:

The Body Shop Advent Calendars

The Body Shop Advent Calendars

The Body Shop released one of the world's first beauty calendars over 15 years ago, and now they are the company's best selling Christmas gift. This year, they've launched three holiday advent calendars: the "Original", the "Deluxe" and the "Ultimate", which hold 24 or 25 daily nature-inspired surprises. This holiday season, every purchase with The Body Shop will help protect and re-wild over 10 million square metres of forest in England and Armenia via the World Land Trust and Woodland Trust.

Available at: The Body Shop // $69, $99, $169

Saje 12 Days of Wellness Advent Calendar

Saje 12 Days of Wellness Advent Calendar

The Saje 12 Days of Wellness Advent Calendar opens up to twelve limited edition essential oil blends and a ceramic diffuser that doubles as a holiday tree ornament. From the peacefulness of falling snow to the excitement of Christmas morning, this collection will help you feel it all this holiday season.

Available at: Saje Wellness // $109.95

Saje 12 Days of Wellness Advent Calendar
DAVIDsTEA 24 Days of Tea

DAVIDsTEA 24 Days of Tea

The DAVIDsTEA legendary tea-filled advent calendar is back with a luxe twist! Packed with throwback faves, web exclusives, bestselling blends, sneak peeks of new teas and an exclusive Perfect Spoon, your favourite holiday tea countdown just got even more exciting.

Available at: DAVIDsTEA // $49.00

DAVIDsTEA 24 Days of Tea
The Alpine Adventure Pack Beer Advent Calendar

The Alpine Adventure Pack Beer Advent Calendar

Red Racer and Parallel 49 Brewing collaborate again for their fifth annual 24-pack holiday mixer: The Alpine Adventure Pack. Look inside to find creative new beers brewed just for the pack, as well as old favourites to help bring on the nostalgia. Like a traditional advent calendar, each date in the Alpine Adventure Pack reveals a new beer that is kept secret until the day it is opened. The pack is also an excellent way to try new beers, or to bring to your next winter party and be the talk of the season, long after the holidays are over!

Available at: BC Liquor Stores // $64.99

Kiehl's Advent Calendar 2018

Kiehl's Advent Calendar 2018

Countdown to Christmas with Kiehl' with a festive advent calendar designed by renowned artist Andrew Bannecker. The limited edition calendar features 24 customer favourite skincare products.

Available at: Kiehl's // $89.00

Kiehl's Advent Calendar 2018
Atelier Cologne Discovery Advent Calendar

Atelier Cologne Discovery Advent Calendar

Find your new signature scent this holiday season with the Atelier Cologne Discovery Advent Calendar. Unlock a treasure trove of curated pure perfumes and nourishing bath and body treatments. In addition to 17 perfume samples, this holiday set includes two travel body lotions and two travel shower gels.

Available at: Sephora // $75.00

Atelier Cologne Discovery Advent Calendar
Clarins 12-Piece Holiday Advent Calendar

Clarins 12-Piece Holiday Advent Calendar

The Clarins advent calendar offers 12 beauty and skincare surprises while you wait for Christmas.

Available at: clarins.ca // $92

Clarins 12-Piece Holiday Advent Calendar
L'Occitane Signature Advent Calendar

L'Occitane Signature Advent Calendar

24 doors, 24 invitations to step into a world of fantasy! Full of imagination, the designs of Castelbajac Paris connect with the unique know-how of L'Occitane in a selection of absolutely magical and captivating products.

Available at: L'Occitane // $59

L'Occitane Signature Advent Calendar
Ciate London Mini Mani Month Nail Set

Ciate London Mini Mani Month Nail Set

Treat yourself or your favorite polish lover to the ultimate holiday countdown and a season full of magical manicures. This year's set from Ciate London includes 20 minis, one full size polish, one mini nail treatment, one mini top coat, and two sheets of nail transfers.

Available at: Sephora // $70.00

Ciate London Mini Mani Month Nail Set
QUO Blending Sponge Blockbuster Set

QUO Blending Sponge Blockbuster Set

The QUO Blending Sponge Blockbuster Set is a set of 12 of QUO's best selling sponges, numbered in the style of a holiday advent calendar. Whether you open one each day, or all at once, this is a great gift for a make-up enthusiast as they count down to Christmas.

Available at: Shoppers Drug Mart // $50.00

QUO Blending Sponge Blockbuster Set
Squish 24 Days of Candy Advent Calendar

Squish 24 Days of Candy Advent Calendar

This season, get into the holiday spirit & help make the world a little sweeter. Behind each day you will discover a new treat along with a sweet suggestion on how to spread love and gratitude to those around you!

Available at: Squish Candies // $39

Squish 24 Days of Candy Advent Calendar
Purdys Home For the Holidays Chocolate Advent Calendar

Purdys Home For the Holidays Chocolate Advent Calendar

Countdown to the holidays with Purdy's Home for the Holidays Advent Calendar. Inside each drawer is a tasty, festively foiled solid chocolate piece crafted from either milk, dark or white chocolate.

Available at: Purdy's // $28

Purdys Home For the Holidays Chocolate Advent Calendar

I’ll be on Global Television on Saturday November 10 at 9:40am to talk about holiday advent calendars.  Stay tuned!

2 Comments

  1. Sue Ang
    November 10, 2018 at 10:14 am — Reply

    Where in the Okanagan (Kelowna) can we purchase the Beer Advent Calender?
    Thanks

    angsue60@hotmail.com

    • November 13, 2018 at 6:24 am — Reply

      Hi Sue, the Beer Advent Calendar should be available at your local BC Liquor Store. Happy holidays! 🙂

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