The Best Advent Calendars for the Holidays

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Get your hands on a holiday advent calendar filled with beauty products, wine, or other goodies.

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Advent Calendar Ideas for Adults

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If you're someone who likes to milk the holiday season for all it's worth, you'll definitely appreciate the concept of an advent calendar. Why spend just one day opening gifts when you can crack open a new surprise every day in December? Advent calendars also offer an opportunity to sample a ton of new products — whether that's flavors of tea or bestselling beauty products — without having to shell out on full-size goods. If you're looking for a gift that (literally) keeps on giving, here are some of the best advent calendars of 2021.

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Vinebox Twelve Nights of Wine

Vinebox 2021 Advent Calendar

Turns out a box of wine can make a really chic gift. Vinebox has a "Twelve Nights of Wine" wine advent calendar with 12 vials (with about 3 oz. each) of reds and whites to enjoy throughout December. The Vinebox wine advent calendar for 2021 features wines from female winemakers. (

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Davids Tea 24 Days of Matcha

Davids Tea 24 Days of Matcha Advent Calendar
Davids Tea

This year Davids Tea is offering its classic tea advent calendar, another option with caffeine-free teas, and this matcha sampler. With the latter, you can wake up to a new festive twist on matcha every morning. Highlights include pumpkin pie matcha, candy cane matcha, and gingerbread matcha.

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Copper Cow Coffee 12 Days of Pour Over Set

Copper Cow Coffee Advent Calendar 2021
Copper Cow

If there's ever a time for coffee, it's during the holidays, when gift-buying alone can make your to-do list feel insurmountable. In other words, this pour over coffee set might feel more like a basic need than a present. Filled with creamers and ground coffee in flavors such as pumpkin spice and churro, it'll help you power through the holiday madness in the most delicious way possible.

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GODIVA Advent Calendar

GODIVA Advent Calendar 2021

You can never go wrong with a chocolate advent calendar, and GODIVA's rendition is a standout. Every day you'll unveil a new sweet surprise, from a milk chocolate snowman to a dark chocolate-covered caramel.

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World Market 12 Days of Christmas Hot Cocoa Mix

World Market 12 Days of Christmas Hot Cocoa Advent Calendar 2021
World Market

This hot chocolate advent calendar makes for a delicious countdown to Christmas, but it'd also work as an affordable stocking stuffer. It includes single-serve hot chocolate mixes in 12 incredible-sounding flavors. (

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Target Women's Holiday Dogs 15 Days of Socks Advent Calendar

Target Women's Holiday Dogs 15 Days of Socks Advent Calendar

You'll never run out of clean holiday socks again once you've secured this advent calendar. It comes with 15 pairs of ankle and crew socks, all featuring designs of dogs embracing the holiday spirit. P.S. Target also has similar sock advent calendar sets with Harry Potter, Disney, and Elf movie socks.

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ASOS Face + Body 24-Day Holiday Calendar

ASOS Face + Body 24 Day Advent Calendar

With this beauty advent calendar, you (or the lucky recipient) will get to sample products from a wide variety of brands. With 24 products (15 of which are full-sized) and a reusable tote, it's quite the value. Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector, Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, and Mac Matte Lipstick in Whirl are all included, to name a few.

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Lovehoney Best Sex of Your Life Couple's Sex Toy Countdown Calendar

Lovehoney Advent Calendar

This calendar that's filled with sex toys is guaranteed to make your December way more fun. You'll get over $450 worth of toys for $199, including dildos, bondage gear, and the Womanizer Classic, a clit suction vibrator worth $130 on its own. It'll earn you a spot at the top of the naughty list. (

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Jo Malone Advent Calendar

Jo Malone Advent Calendar

Meghan Markle- and Kate Middleton-loved brand, Jo Malone, dropped the most luxurious advent calendar. It has 24 different samples of fragrance, bath and body products, and candles. Fair warning: After sampling Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne, Peony and Blush Suede Hand Cream, and the like, you'll probably be itching to buy full-sized versions.

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Molly's Barkery Advent Calendar for Dogs

Molly's Barkery Advent Caldendar

If you need a gift for a new pet parent, they're sure to love this dog advent calendar. Their furry friend will delight in the cinnamon-apple flavored treats in this set from Molly's Barkery, no question.

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Bean Box Twelve Mornings of Coffee

Bean Box 12 Mornings of Coffee Advent Calendar 2021
Bean Box

Bean Box, a coffee subscription service, is debuting its first holiday advent calendar this year. You'll get 12 different 1.8-oz packets of coffee from independent coffee roasters across the country. (You can choose from whole or ground beans.) Expect holiday-inspired blends such as True North Sleigh Bells Blend, a medium roast with notes of black berry, chocolate, and brown sugar, and Ladro Roasting Fireside Blend, a dark roast with chestnut, allspice, and molasses notes.

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Saje 12 Nights of Wellness Advent Calendar

Saje 12 Days of Wellness Advent Calendar 2021

When your home isn't smelling like holiday baked goods, you can add scent to your space with the help of the essential oil blends in this advent calendar. Included is Stress Release, a mix of lavender, orange, and clary sage, and Liquid Sunshine, a grapefruit, bergamot, and lime blend, in diffuser blend, roll-on, lotion, mist, lip balm, and bath salt formats.

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