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25 Luxury Advent Calendars of Every Kind to Love this Holiday 2021

The best beauty, fragrance, gourmet food or wine and spirits luxury advent calendar 2021

Part of the fun of holiday 2020 is all the Advent Calendars that have a little treat for every day from December 1-25. Whether you’re looking for beauty, fragrance, gourmet food or wine and spirits, there’s a luxury advent calendar out there to suit you for holiday 2021. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has rounded up the 25 best luxury Advent Calendars for adults this Christmas holiday 2021.

it’s advent calendar time!

Advent, which was once a fasting holiday, is now best known for its candy and treat-filled calendars. Over time, the season has morphed into a Christmas Countdown, with Advent Calendars that hold a micro-treat for each day in the month of December becoming ubiquitous.

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Purists might object that this is the opposite of what was intended. But it’s pretty hard to resist, no? Like, who wouldn’t love the idea of opening one present a day all Christmas season long?

And Advent calendars are definitely not just for kids anymore. Long gone are the days where just the little ones got to countdown to Christmas.  These days Advent calendars can feature adult-friendly treats like beauty products, rare teas and even craft beers, wine and spirits.  After all, why should kids have all the fun?

what are the absolutely best advent calendars for adults for holiday 2021?

For many, the holiday season can be a stressful one – filled with deadlines to make before year-end, office parties, and holidays shopping just to name a few. Then the family drama is added into the mix. You might find you need a little reminder of the reason for the season. That’s where treating yourself – or a friend – to a luxury Advent calendar can come in.

The best beauty, fragrance, gourmet food or wine and spirits luxury advent calendar 2021

The best beauty, fragrance, gourmet food or wine and spirits luxury advent calendar 2021

If you need any further proof about the growing popularity of this daily treat gifting, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of its iconic Chanel N°5 fragrance, the storied fashion house released a first-of-its-kind, limited edition N°5 Advent Calendar ($825) featuring 27 little luxuries. It sold out in less than a day.

To get you in the holiday spirit we’ve rounded up our 25 favorite 2021 advent calendars for adults hitting the store shelves as we speak.

the top 25 luxury advent 2021 calendars for adults this year

Our top 25 picks of this year’s advent calendars include a daily porcelain ornament to brighten your home, a Fortnum’s tea party, 24 days of whiskey, 12 days of jewelry. And, of course, plenty of beauty and fragrance calendars from your favorite brands to keep you looking and feeling fresh all December long. So instead of stressing this holiday season, why not indulge yourself with a little luxury each day?

1. lady m advent calendar

Behind this wreath-shaped Advent Calendar ($80) lies a host of candies and confections from beloved NYC-based bakery Lady M to brighten up your season.

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BUY NOW – $80

2. dr. barbara sturm beauty advent calendar

Dr. Barbara Sturm’s molecular approach to skincare has gained her international acclaim, and the brand’s Beauty Advent Calendar ($495) is a brilliant way to experience the full reach of her products. Bestsellers from this renowned skincare guru’s highly coveted, luxuriously minimalist product line await behind the doors of this advent calendar in full, deluxe and sachet sizes.

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BUY NOW – $495

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3. hingston and olsen short story advent calendar

Grab a seasonal drink, relax and enjoy one of 24 individually bound holiday short stories in the Hingston and Olsen Short Story Advent Calendar ($65 CAD). This year’s collection of tales spans the globe – from Canada to Australia, Africa to Scandinavia – featuring contemporary and classic works alike.

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BUY NOW – $65 CAD

4. fortnum’s tea filled wooden advent calendar

Any seasoned tea lover would enjoy 24 days of new tea bags to enjoy with Fortnum’s Tea Filled Wooden Advent Calendar (£145).

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BUY NOW -£145

5. wedgewood advent calendar

Modelled on a Georgian townhouse and presented in Wedgwood’s signature blue and white tones, this year’s Wedgewood Advent Calendar ($750) contains 24 miniature porcelain decorations hung on a white satin ribbon to be added to your Christmas tree.

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BUY NOW – $750

6. opi mini nail lacquer advent calendar

This OPI Mini Nail Lacquer Advent Calendar ($70) is perfect for the friend who never misses their weekly mani-pedi.

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BUY NOW – $70

7. selfridges 007 james bond

A must have for any Bond fan, behind the 12 drawers of this 007 James Bond Advent Calendar ($235) from Selfridges, are exclusives, collectibles and unique collaborations from the franchise’s 25-film history. Think things like Kamal Khan’s lucky dice and Dr. No’s silk pocket square printed with Maurice Binder’s colorful dot design.

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BUY NOW – $235

8. carolina bucci forte beads wrap bracelet advent calendar

Carolina Bucci has yet again brought back her infamous Forte Beads Wrap Bracelet Advent Calendar (£950). This year it comes with a lurex cord and 24 drawers – each of which reveals a semi-precious stone that can be slid onto the double wrap bracelet or necklace. By Christmas, the recipient will have a bespoke treasure to keep or gift.

BUY NOW – £950

9. molton brown advent calendar

Filled with gifts, from eye gels and lip balms to body oils and eau de toilette, Molton Brown’s 25 piece Advent Calendar ($270) of unisex fragrances will appeal to just about everyone.

BUY NOW – $270

10. net-a-porter 25 days of beauty advent calendar

The perfect gift for a loved one or beauty enthusiast, Net-a-porter’s 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar ($350) is filled with downsized editions of their 25 favorite products.  Each drawer reveals a best selling product from brands like Omorovicza, Oribe, Charlotte Tilbury and Sunday Riley to see you through the party season and help detox after it’s over.

BUY NOW – $350

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11. in good taste advent calendar

In Good Taste’s Advent Calendar ($150) is ideal for wine devotees and amateur sommeliers alike with 24 mini bottles of tasty whites, reds and blends to savor over the course of a month.

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BUY NOW – $150

12. liberty beauty advent calendar

Liberty’s Beauty Advent Calendar ($295) is one of the most sought after calendars and for good reason. It includes fan favorites from the likes of Diptyque, Hourglass and Le Labo, fresh discoveries from Beauty Hall newbies VENN, Decree and Augustinus Bader – plus more makeup must-haves in universal shades. We suggest you hustle up if you want one of your own since it is their fastest-selling product.

BUY NOW – $295

13. charbonnel et walker chocolate and truffle advent calendar

The only way to enjoy chocolate this holiday season? Through Charbonnel et Walker’s Chocolate and Truffle Advent Calendar ($95) that includes milk chocolates, dark chocolates, and truffles, of course.

BUY NOW – $95

14. guerlain advent calendar

Feel like a queen bee with Guerlain’s beehive-shaped Advent Calendar ($700) packed with decadent delights from the brand’s Abeille Royale skincare (made with honey sourced from UNESCO biospheres) as well as other beauty goodies like some of their best-loved fragrances in perfume, candle and soap form.

BUY NOW – $700

15. lark & berry charms box advent calendar

The Charms Box Advent Calendar ($6,908) is perfect for the earring addict in your life. Featuring 12 detachable charms made in white and yellow gold with cultured (never-mined) diamonds and stones, each charm compliments and slips onto the hoops from Lark & Berry’s fine piercing range.

BUY NOW – $6,908

16. flaviar whiskey advent calendar

Get a glass full of festive spirit with Flaviar’s Whiskey Advent Calendar ($250) featuring 24 unique whiskies from all over the galaxy, each carefully sourced from top-notch producers from the U.S., Scotland, Ireland, Japan and even Israel.

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BUY NOW – $250

17. dior beauty advent calendar

Dior’s glinting gold Advent Calendar ($550) is one of the most beautiful of the season. Of course, the contents are spectacular too. There’s 24 miniatures spanning the brand’s iconic skincare, fragrance and make-up lines. What could be better?

BUY NOW – $550

18. the urban botanist advent calendar

Complete with air plant baubles, Christmas cacti and decorative accessories like fairy lights, The Urban Botanist has managed to pull off 24 days of plant joy, courtesy of its first-ever Advent Calendar (£230).

BUY NOW – £230

19. oto cbd rituals advent calendar

Take a moment (or 24) to yourself amidst all the festivities with OTO’s CBD Rituals Advent Calendar (£299). Inside you will find a soothing selection of products to help you feel radiant, revitalised and restored from Christmas through to the New Year.

BUY NOW – £299

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20. diptyque advent calendar

As always, Diptyque promises to fill living rooms with bold scents and colors with its Cabinet of Curiosities themed Advent Calendar for adults 2021 ($425). This year’s calendar includes 25 products, including mini versions of their celeb-loved candles, as well as perfumes, body balm and more in a selection of their signature scents like Baies, Choisya and Figuier plus some limited edition holiday scents.

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BUY NOW: $425

21. missoma advent calendar

This year’s Missoma Advent Calendar ($511) is filled with some of Missoma’s best selling 18k gold vermeil jewelry, including the brand’s Mini Spike Charm Hoops, the Gold Bobble Chain Anklet and the Gold Sphere Hair Clip.

BUY NOW – $511

22. sugarfina santa’s workshop advent calendar

Sugarfina’s Santa’s Workshop Advent Calendar ($60) is the perfect way to count down the 24 days until the big guy’s arrival. Each festive little drawer is filled with four pieces of various holiday themed candies to delight you and your loved ones.  The countdown to Christmas never tasted so sweet.

BUY NOW – $60

23. acqua di parma advent calendar

Luxury scent lovers are sure to adore this Advent Calendar ($600) collection of treats from Acqua di Parma’s beloved collections, including the Colonia, Blu Mediterraneo, Le Nobili and Signature collections in an Emilio Pucci designed box.

BUY NOW – $600

24. williams sonoma chuck’s luxury advent calendar

Perfect calendar for the foodie in your life, Chuck’s Luxury Advent Calendar ($300) is packed with the late Williams’ Sonoma founder Chuck Williams’s favorite treats like Bonne Maman preserves, Leonardi Aceto Balsamico, Fallot Dijon Mustard, Jacobsen Flaked Sea Salt and Williams’ Sonoma’s famous Peppermint Bark.

BUY NOW – $300

25. tiffany & co advent calendar

When it comes to the best advent calendars for adults in 2021, you can’t get more luxurious than Tiffany & Co.’s four foot tall, white oak Advent Calendar (starting at $150,000). Featuring Jean-Michel Basquiat’s 1982 painting Equals Pi, the fully customizable calendar can be filled with 24 individually wrapped gifts or even 8 for the 8 nights of Hanukkah – of your choosing for a truly personal advent experience. Who wouldn’t love that?

BUY NOW – starting at $150,000

the best 25 luxury advent calendars for adults this year

There you have it, our selections for the top 25 Advent Calendars for adults this Christmas holiday season 2021. Gourmet food, wine and spirits, beauty and fragrance – there’s a luxury Advent Calendar for them all in 2021. Now the only problem is which one to pick. Go forth and treat yourself in the spirit of the season!

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Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier and a former Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in New York and is married with three young children. She loves cross-country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.

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