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Holiday Joy Abounds, Thanks to 12 Unusual Advent Calendars

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We all know that the luxury Advent calendar has become a happy new tradition during the month of December. From luxury beauty products to fine foods and toys for kids, there’s an Advent calendar out there for everyone. Having seen all the usual ones, though, we went off piste to find something different: highly specific, unexpected and perhaps a bit goofy. Charming, quirky, whimsical and just plain weird, here are some of the most unusual, inventive, creative, strange and memorable luxury Advent calendars of 2022, including themes like pop music, self-care, gardening and more.

12 unusual, unexpected, creative and even strange luxury Advent calendars

The most unusual, inventive, creative, strange and memorable luxury Advent calendars of 2022, including for pop music, self-care and more.
The most unusual, inventive, creative, strange and memorable luxury Advent calendars of 2022, including for pop music, self-care and more.

self-care Advent calendars

1. Alo Yoga Advent Calendar

Combat holiday season stress with Alo Yoga’s limited-edition Advent calendar. It’s stocked with affirmations, beauty products, an annual Alo Moves subscription, and a $25 Alo gift card.

BUY NOW: $250.00

2. Advent Shower Steamer Set from Uncommon Goods

This may be the best self-care available during the month of December. This gift set is filled with sparkling shower steamers that hold essential oils in the scents of the season. You know, like peppermint, eucalyptus, fir tree and clove. Sounds heavenly! The steamers contain gentle exfoliating salts, so you can use them as a fizzy, body-buffing scrub or just allow one to dissolve into a holiday-scented, shower-filling steam.

The most unusual, inventive, creative, strange and memorable luxury Advent calendars of 2022, including for pop music, self-care and more.

BUY NOW: $98.00

3. Molly J. The Advent Calendar

The holidays can be a stressful time, which is perhaps why Molly J.’s Advent calendar filled with fruity CBD gumdrops has been born. Keep calm and carry on all season with the gluten-free organic treats, which contain no THC. They’re made of third-party-tested hemp-derived broad-spectrum CBD.

BUY NOW: $120 for the 50 mg box. $99 for the 25 mg box.

4. 24 Selfies to Christmas Advent Calendar

For those who love Be.Real, this selfie Advent calendar from Not on the High Street is the perfect holiday spin on your daily ritual. Each box has 24 doors, with 24 prompts to be revealed. Inside, the box is bursting with photo props, from festive hats and glasses to tinsel and antlers. Each box also contains paddles printed with all the numbers and prompts to hold up in your selfie.

BUY NOW: $52.38.

5. Liberty Men’s Advent Calendar

We’ve covered the best beauty Advent calendars for women, but what about the guys? Liberty to the rescue. Their best-selling Men’s Advent calendar contains 27 products – including 16 full-size items – including beauty, food and more. Skin care from Votary, grooming essentials from Davines, fragrance from Frederic Malle, Simon Carter accessories and a travel-sized bottle of whiskey. ‘Cause who doesn’t need that from time to time during the month of December?

 

BUY NOW: $295.00

gardening advent calendars

6. The Urban Botanist Plant Advent Calendar

The World’s First Plant Advent Calendar” is the perfect Christmas treat for all the green-fingered gardeners out there. This wildly unique calendar comes with Christmas succulents, potted Christmas cacti, fairy lights and more gifts. Each of the 24 days unlocks an adorable plant or botanical gift, ranging from air plants to Christmas cacti.

BUY NOW: $270.00

7. Border in a Box Luxury 24 Day Advent Calendar For Gardeners

The Border in a Box Advent calendar includes a mixture of seeds, plant markers, recipe cards and a notebook. The calendar is presented in a box that contains 24 envelopes, each with a gardening related gift. The lovely envelopes are printed with a wreath shaped botanical illustration and a countdown number.

The most unusual, inventive, creative, strange and memorable luxury Advent calendars of 2022, including for pop music, self-care and more.

BUY NOW: $58.18

advent calendars for pop music lovers

8. The Beatles Collector’s 24-Pack Gift Set from Happy Socks

For the pop music lover comes an Advent calendar with 24 pairs of Happy Socks inspired by The Beatles. This collector’s sock gift set includes eight new limited edition pairs, five never-before-seen embroidered styles and more, all made of organic combed cotton.

BUY NOW: $298.00

9. Dolly Parton Advent Calendar

Country and pop music fans alike will love Williams Sonoma’s Holly Dolly Advent calendar. A portrait of Dolly Parton presides over a box of 24 treats, ranging from chocolates and mints to gummies and caramels.

The most unusual, inventive, creative, strange and memorable luxury Advent calendars of 2022, including for pop music, self-care and more.

BUY NOW: $39.95.

10. Holiday Scratch Off Advent Calendar Playlist from Uncommon Goods

Can’t get enough of the Christmas songs that are everywhere in the month of December? Then this one’s for you. The Holiday Scratch-Off Advent calendar playlist from Unommon Goods will keep the tunes coming. Each day, you’ll scratch off a number to reveal a QR code. Scan the code, and your phone will download a carol sung by an emerging artist.

The most unusual, inventive, creative, strange and memorable luxury Advent calendars of 2022, including for pop music, self-care and more.

BUY NOW: $25.00

cerebral advent calendars

11. The New Yorker Puzzle Advent Calendar

The New Yorker’s Advent calendar is a cerebral way to count down the month of December. Perfect for the puzzler, each day presents a new challenge.

BUY NOW: $200.00

12. The Hingston & Olsen short story calendar

Publisher Hingston & Olsen publishes a charming annual collection of short story Advent calendars for adults and kids. Each short story Advent Calendar is a deluxe boxed set of individual short stories from some of the best writers in North America and beyond.

BUY NOW: $49.00

unusual, unexpected and creative luxury Advent calendars

That’s our roundup of the most unusual, inventive, creative, strange and memorable luxury Advent calendars of 2022, including for pop music, self-care and more. Which one speaks to you, dear reader?

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