With a tradition that goes back as far as the 18th Century, advent calendars are still a popular tradition most hold once Christmas rolls around. And with the choices for advent calendars aplenty, there’s always something for everyone in the family and on every budget, from budget to blowout!
Although the happiest time of year (Christmas) is still a while away, picking up your favourite advent calendars early is good practice. And to help you in this endeavour, brands are releasing their Christmas advent calendars as early as possible.
From skincare and beauty companies to toy giant Lego boxing up 25 carefully curated treats into thoughtful packages – to be painstakingly revealed in the lead-up to Christmas Day – you can’t go without a fun advent calendar during the silly season. Starting on December 1, kids and adults alike are excitedly pressing open little pockets to reveal a hidden treat. Once the domain of children alone, everyone is now getting in on the fun and people of all ages couldn’t be more delighted to expose a daily dose of gift-giving – all the way to Christmas morning.
Looking to pick up your advent calendars early? Here are all the ones that are available to purchase right now.
The best advent calendars for 2023
Box Of Wishes & Wonders Ultimate advent calendar, The Body Shop
$289 (worth $443)
What you’ll get: a daily dose of nourishing beauty products to feed your skin and your soul. Including full-sized favourites and best-sellers that will make the countdown to Christmas, extra special.
Why we love it: The Body Shop’s range of colourful and joyful advent calendars are not only filled with their best-selling goodies, but it is also inspired by their Community Fair Trade partners, and each calendar celebrates the women who help produce the body-loving products.
LEGO Friends advent calendar 2023, Target
What you’ll get: Perfect for kids aged six and up, the LEGO Friends advent calendar is filled with mini-dolls, mini-builds so you can create your own festive pet playground set.
Why we love it: This year’s LEGO Friends advent calendar speaks to the pet lovers amongst us all. Your kids (and yourself) will love discovering different animals, dolls, and accessories to make this playground set come to life.
Palm Beach advent candle collection set, Myer
What you’ll get: 12 scented surprises in a delightfully cheery gift box. Think 50g mini candles in your favourite (and festive) scents ready to be enjoyed leading up to December 25.
Why we love it: Palm Beach’s advent calendar is perfect for new homeowners or those who have just moved into a new space. With mini-sized candles that will prove handy around the home, this advent calendar is a must for the candle-obsessed.
Yves Saint Laurent advent calendar, Myer
What you’ll get: 18 miniatures, five full-size products and one unique gift (no spoilers) from none other than luxury fashion and beauty brand, Yves Saint Laurent.
Why we love it: With a mixture of mini-sized and full-sized products housed in this gorgeous gift box set, you’ll be greeted with cult favourites from YSL – from fragrance to makeup to iconic skincare favourites.
Classic beauty advent calendar, L’Occitane
What you’ll get: 24 days of beauty treats to get you excited (and smelling amazing) for Christmas.
Why we love it: This beauty advent calendar by L’Occitane features the brand’s most popular body, hair and skincare products for you to try out (if you haven’t already) or to stock up (if they’re already you’re tried and true favourites). Plus, this year we’re treated with one full-size product, too.
The Tea Party Extravaganza Luxury advent calendar, T2
What you’ll get: 25 T2 gifts packed in a colourful, recyclable cardboard box. Perfect for tea lovers, of course.
Why we love it: For serious tea lovers and enthusiasts, this luxurious advent calendar from T2 will keep the mood high all December long. The selection of teas and tea accessories has been carefully curated by T2’s specialist team, so you know you’ll be greeted with the very best, this season.
Drinks By The Dram Premium gin advent calendar, Master Of Malt
What you’ll get: 24 different wax-sealed samples of delicious gin from some of the most revered producers.
Why we love it: Expertly curated by the Drinks by the Dram team, this gin advent calendar will be a delight for gin lovers this season.
Nespresso advent calendar 2023 (Original), Nespresso
What you’ll get: 24 delicious Nespresso coffee pods (for original line coffee machines) and a limited-edition coffee mug.
Why we love it: Perfect for coffee lovers, and those who want to add a bit of fun to their morning routine.
12 Days of Endota, Endota Spa
What you’ll get: 12 skin, body and self-care surprises from Endota, packaged in a gorgeous boxed set.
Why we love it: Perfect for those looking to pamper themselves this festive season, this limited-edition advent calendar includes lip treatments, cleansing milks, moisturisers, sheet masks, hand creams, and more.