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 2023, including themes like pop music, self-care, gardening and more.
10 unusual, unexpected, creative and even strange luxury Advent calendars
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.
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: $99.00 for the 50 mg box. $89.00 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.
gardening advent calendar
5. 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.
BUY NOW: $58.18.
advent calendars for pop music lovers
6. 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.
7. 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.
BUY NOW: $9.99.
cerebral advent calendars
8. 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: $198.00.
9. The Andy Warhol Christmas Countdown.
For puzzlers and art aficionados alike, this unique Advent calendar features 12 days of puzzles featuring Warhol’s Christmas paintings, drawings and prints from the 1950’s.
BUY NOW: $
10. 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: CA $120.00.
unusual, unexpected and creative luxury Advent calendars
That’s our roundup of the most unusual, inventive, creative, strange and memorable luxury Advent calendars of 2023, including for pop music, self-care and more. Which one speaks to you, dear reader?