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If you celebrate Christmas, nothing hits quite like an Advent calendar at the start of a new holiday season. The daily ritual of popping open a paper door or digging into a felt pocket for a surprise treat is satisfyingly nostalgic. It’s an activity that can (and should) be as much fun for kids as it is for adults—especially when the calendar’s contents span beyond candy canes and milk chocolates into the realm of fancy candles and tiny bottles of wine.

Our picks for the best Advent calendars of 2022 cover just that and then some. From gourmet goodies to luxury beauty collections to stylish designs you can use for years to come, our favorite Christmas countdowns lean more chic than cheesy. Shop the full lineup, below, before they inevitably sell out.

Our Favorite Advent Calendars of 2022

The Best Unique Advent Calendars

New York Puzzle Company New Yorker Jigsaw Advent Calendar

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New Yorker 24-Puzzle Advent Calendar, New York Puzzle Company ($200)

Got a dad who’s big into solving jigsaws and reading The New Yorker? Then behold the perfect Advent calendar. This highly giftable set comes (quite impressively) packaged with 24 mini holiday puzzles—each made in the U.S. and featuring 1,000 pieces—that will keep him busy until the big day and beyond.

Missoma Jewelry Advent Calendar

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Jewelry Advent Calendar, Sterling Silver, Missoma ($420)

If you’re shopping for someone extra-special this holiday season, may we suggest a gift that keeps on giving? The giving, in this Advent calendar’s case, is 12 days’ worth of delicate sterling silver jewelry. The dainty treasures include everything from Missoma’s Molten Pendant Necklace to Pavé Spike Charm Hoops to a Celestial Pave Star Bracelet—which, when thrown in with the remaining nine pieces, comes to a grand total of $1,012 bling for the surprisingly more palatable price of $420.

Uncommon Goods Holiday Scratch Off Advent Calendar Playlist

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Holiday Scratch Off Advent Calendar Playlist, Uncommon Goods ($25)

This is one of the more creative Advent ideas we’ve seen to date. The record-shaped calendar is crafted in the U.S. from 50 percent recycled materials and features scratch-off numbers that reveal distinct QR codes. After your daily scratch and scan via your smartphone, a holiday tune crooned by an emerging artist will download and play.

Happy Socks Calendar Gift Box

Red Advent Calendar by Happy Socks
Calendar Gift Box, Happy Socks ($260)

In each of the 24 drawers of this extra-large gift box is a cotton-based set of socks (just be sure to reference the size guide to find the right fit for either yourself or giftee). Inside, expect the brand’s bright, flashy designs—these are not your plain white Hanes—and more than a few unique looks beyond the standard stripes or polka dots.

Molly J. CBD Advent Calendar

Molly J CBD Advent Calendar in White Box
CBD Advent Calendar, Molly J. ($99)

If the holidays prove to always be a hectic time of year for you (in-laws coming in from out of town; last-minute shopping for gifts), count down with a daily dose of chill. Molly J.’s limited-edition CBD Advent calendar includes 25 handcrafted gumdrops available in 25mg ($99) and 50mg ($122) doses so you can enjoy the season less stressed (even the minimalistic, clean-styled box will help deliver calm).

The Best Advent Calendars for Tasteful Treats 

McCrea’s Candies Handcrafted Caramel Advent Calendar

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Handcrafted Caramel Advent Calendar, McCrea’s Candies ($50)

Skip the milk chocolates and go straight for a box of McCrea’s best-selling caramels. The Boston-based confectioner packs 12 different flavors into its holiday box; surprising highlights include rosemary charcoal and black lava sea salt. Each piece is handcrafted and slow cooked using locally sourced butter, milk, and cream.

Vosges Haut-Chocolat Advent Calendar

Purple House Advent Calendar Haut-Chocolat
Haut-Chocolat Advent Calendar, Vosges ($195)

For those with nothing against a classic chocolate calendar: an enchanting Advent by Vosges. The festive box unveils luxe chocolate-based candy behind each interior door, from sourdough pretzels covered in pistachio toffee to Bulgarian rose raspberry truffles. The decadent exterior showcases a purple townhome dressed in string lights and garlands—which, as a grand finale, illuminate and twinkle at the press of a button while Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker score plays.  

Food52 x Maison Boissier Parisian Advent Calendar

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Parisian Advent Calendar, Food52 x Maison Boissier ($99)

This Advent was born out of an exclusive Food52 collaboration with iconic French confectioner Maison Boissier, which has a treat-making history dating back to the 1800s. The impressive contents of the calendar include chocolate-covered nuts and sugar-dusted heart gummies that stand the taste test of time.

Compartés Gourmet Chocolate Advent Calendar

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Gourmet Chocolate Advent Calendar, Compartes ($109)

Within the wintry walls of the first-ever Advent calendar by Compartés hides 24 pieces of premium chocolate that are made from scratch by a small team of confectioners in Los Angeles. Each individual candy is decorated with polar bears, colorful pine trees, and bold patterns that call to mind the northern lights. It’s only available to preorder for now, with shipments planned to start on November 1.

Bonne Maman 2022 Limited-Edition Jam and Honey Advent Calendar

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2022 Limited Edition Jam and Honey Advent Calendar, Bonne Maman ($40)

Chocolates, however, aren’t the only sweets to enjoy in the days leading up to Christmas. This carousel-inspired calendar holds 24 delicious jams and spreads. It’s filled with Bonne Maman staples like strawberry and raspberry preserves, as well as a few clever flavors such as orange yuzu, grapefruit, and Mirabelle plum with spice. Multiple reviewers who have purchased it in previous years note that the serving in each miniature mason jar lasts well past the new year, too. You’ll want to buy this one sooner than later—it always sells out. 

Man Crates Jerky Advent Calendar – Christmas Sweater

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Jerky Advent Calendar – Christmas Sweater, Man Crates ($90)

Okay, hear us out: Twenty-five days of beef jerky isn’t the chicest Advent calendar concept, but boy oh boy is it crowd-pleasing. If not for you, then for your meat-loving partner or parent or pal. The edible contents include such tasty flavor profiles as Whiskey Maple, Birch Beer, and Honey Bourbon.

Williams Sonoma 24 Days of Baking Cookies

Williams Sonoma Advent Calendar
24 Days of Baking Cookies, Williams Sonoma ($69)

Opening up this calendar is like walking into the front door of a Paris patisserie, only you’re the head baker. Williams Sonoma tools are wrapped up inside to help you tackle the task. (Spoiler: There’s a sweater-patterned spatula and a whole assortment of cookie cutters shaped like ornaments, snowflakes, and candy canes.) This new offering is the gift to give for those with more than one cookie-cutter exchange party planned. For those of us who prefer a less interactive countdown, immediate gratification can be had with the Peppermint Bark Box

Goodio Vegan Chocolate Advent Calendar

Purple and Blue Diamond Advent Calendar with Vegan Chocolate by Goodio
Vegan Chocolate Advent Calendar, Goodio ($65)

Not all of the sweet and savory Advent calendar options out there are so aesthetically pleasing on the outside, but Goodio’s box, decorated in a bright geometric exterior, certainly caught our eye. The best part, though, is the fact that the Finland-made cacao confections inside can be enjoyed by all, if you happen to have vegan or gluten-free family members.

The Best Advent Calendars for Special Sips 

Davids Tea 24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar

Davids Tea Red Box
24 Days of Tea, Davids Tea ($55)

Fight off winter’s chill with a steamy cup each day of December from Davids Tea’s 24 Days of Tea, a yearly best-seller of old-time favorites and new seasonal blends. Many reviewers who make the purchase every year have shared that this box has become a tradition—but it’s not the only Davids Teas calendar guaranteed to keep you warm. Other options include the matcha-only box; a brand-new batch dedicated to teas sourced from across the globe; and an entirely caffeine-free selection (just in case you don’t happen to pull open the pocket until later at night). 

Bean Box 12 Mornings of Coffee

2022 Specialty Coffee Advent Calendar
2022 Specialty Coffee Advent Calendar, Bean Box ($64)

Last year, Bean Box‘s Advent calendar had a 2,000-plus wait list…so preorder yours now before it sells out. Titled the 12 Mornings of Coffee, the storybook-themed box offers 12 different holiday blends from roasters across the U.S. and includes notes on flavors (like figgy pudding and roasted chestnuts) and proper brew instructions (though choose whether you want each to arrive ground or in whole bean form) so you can enjoy four to six perfect cups as you get closer to Christmas Day.

Vinebox 12 Days of Wine

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12 Nights of Wine, Vinebox ($129)

Your choice of two boxes—Holi-DAY Collection or ’Twas the NIGHT Collection—filled with 12 wine varietals (reds, whites, and even a few rosés) in tasting-size glass vials. The kicker? Each box comes complete with a virtual tasting experience led by a certified sommelier. Be warned: This Advent calendar has sold out six years in a row, so get it while the getting is good.

Onyx Coffee Lab Advent Calendar

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Advent Calendar, Onyx Coffee Lab ($175)

Coffee lovers, rejoice. The award-winning Onyx Coffee Lab is blessing bean enthusiasts with small-batch-roasted brews. While the price is nothing to bat an eye at, the calendar does come packed with 24 two-ounce bags of single-origin beans—including exclusive offerings from the fan-favorite café. As a final added bonus, the festive box doubles as a game board, featuring a spinner and corresponding player tiles for inciting a friendly morning competition over your freshly brewed cups of joe.

Laithwaites Wine Advent Calendar

Laithes Waite Advent Calendar
Wine Advent Calendar, Laithwaites ($149)

If vino is more your vibe, this calendar is for you. Twenty-four 187-milliliter bottles are tucked into the cardboard walls of an English estate covered in snow. Popping open a window will reveal a new pour each day, including reds, whites, rosé, port, and a bigger bottle of Prosecco to celebrate with on Christmas Eve. The bottles offer generous servings, so feel free to split with a friend or family member. 

In Good Taste Wine Advent Calendar

In Good Taste Calendar
Wine Advent Calendar, In Good Taste ($149)

If you want to bring the tasting-room experience home, sign up for In Good Taste’s calendar. Not only does each day offer a new mini bottle to try, but a virtual tasting, too. In an email you can opt into, the company will also send along notes and tips on how to best enjoy the box throughout the month. Plus it’s stuffed with makers exclusive to the online retailer.  

The Best Advent Calendars for Surprise Scents

Diptyque Advent Calendar

iptyque’s Advent Calendar in a deep black with glow-in-the-dark star details
Advent Calendar, Diptyque ($480)

Covered in glimmering constellations and sparkling celestial details (all of which will look aglow by nightfall), this year’s Diptyque calendar is as large and luxurious as in years previous. Filled to the brim with “25 days of treasures,” you’ll find not only its best-selling fragrances in perfumes, soaps, and body balms but a few limited-edition scents for the season in candle form. Is the $480 price tag worth it? Considering that there’s more than one full-size product hidden inside, and each day’s box isn’t just a sampling, it’s likely. Plus it’s the first launch of the brand’s Map of Stars holiday collection, with more coming soon.

Voluspa 12 Day Advent Calendar

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12 Day Advent Calendar, VOLUSPA ($75)

This Sephora-exclusive set features 12 of the home-fragrance brand’s best-selling scents—including the festive Sparkling Cuvée, the rich Baltic Amber, and fresh Frosted Holly Berry—all tucked inside mini embossed votives dressed in their holiday best.

Pottery Barn 12 Days of Scent Advent Calendar

Pottery Barn Advent Calendar Candles
12 Days of Scent, Pottery Barn ($129)

Each candle nestled in this clocklike box new to Pottery Barn may not count down each day to Christmas, but every vessel promises 13 hours of burn time, which will likely last you past 31 days. And each offers a unique scent evocative of the season (think: spicy and sweet, like clove, sandalwood, birch, and vanilla). 

Apotheke 15 Day Advent Calendar

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25 Day Advent Calendar, Apotheke ($260)

Filling your home with festive fragrances can go beyond a candle. Apotheke, a Domino-approved scent source, has a calendar that includes both wax wonders (16 to be exact), matches, and reed diffusers (as well as luxury wick snippers and snuffers). The navy blue box is decorated with silvery illustrated wisps of stardust. 

Crate & Barrel 12 Days of Christmas Candle Advent Calendar

Crate & Barrel Advent Calendar Candles
12 Days of Christmas Candle Advent Calendar, Crate & Barrel ($99)

Crate & Barrel’s candle-forward calendar is another mini option. It stores 4-ounce glass vessels, presented in the outline of a Christmas tree, in similar shades of white and gold. Each scent is inspired by the “12 Days of Christmas,” from pear to gingerbread. 

The Best Luxury Beauty Advent Calendars

Dermstore 2022 Advent Calendar

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2022 Advent Calendar, Dermstore ($200)

A skin-care fanatic’s Advent dream. Dermstore’s 25-day calendar features $765 worth of the retailer’s most-wanted premium beauty brands—from Kate Somerville and Sunday Riley to EltaMD and Olaplex. Beyond the holiday festivity, it’s a budget-friendly buy for those looking to test out new items: “Some of the products are full-size and some are small/travel sizes, which I appreciate, because I want to try before I buy. Definitely a steal!” one reviewer raves.

Kiehl’s Advent Calendar Holiday Skincare Gift Set

Kiehls Advent Calendar
Advent Calendar Holiday Skincare Gift Set, Kiehls ($105)

Cleansers, face masks, facial serums, and more—Kiehl’s Advent calendar comes fully stocked with 24 of its best-selling skin-care products. While mostly sample sizes, the entire box is valued at $261, so it’s still considered a steal at $105. Purchasers of previous years’ boxes do warn, however, that whomever you gift it to this year may love it so much it will be added to their list for many more holidays to come.

Best of L’Occitane Skincare Advent Calendar

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Best of L’Occitane Skincare Advent Calendar, L’Occitane ($80)

Guaranteed to be your mother’s prized December possession. L’Occitane’s crowd-pleasing Christmas countdown calendar is packed with 24 of the brand’s best skin-care products in festively packaged, travel-friendly sizes—this includes plenty of luxurious hand creams and fancy soaps.

Liberty Men’s Advent Calendar 2022

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Liberty Men’s Advent Calendar 2022, Liberty ($295)

While beauty is gender-neutral, if you have a male-identifying giftee with specific grooming needs, then Liberty’s Advent calendar has you covered. The brand’s 2022 luxury lineup includes 27 products (worth a whopping $945), 16 of which are full-size. Highlights include the likes of Davine beard oil, Malin+Goetz body wash, and even Augustinus Bader’s highly coveted cream.

Charlotte Tilbury Diamond Chest of Beauty Stars 12 Door Advent Calendar

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Charlotte’s Chest of Beauty Stars 12 Door Advent Calendar, Charlotte Tilbury ($200)

A celebrity-makeup stalwart, Charlotte Tilbury packs $325 worth of her glowing best-sellers into this glamorous 12-door calendar. It’s a swoon-worthy surprise for the beauty buffs in your life—or a satisfying self-care treat for you, yourself, and you. Content highlights include (but are not limited to) full-size favorites of the Hollywood Beauty Light Wand and Brow Fix, along with mini versions of the Pillow Talk Mascara and Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray.

Olive & June 25 Days of Mani Magic Christmas Calendar

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25 Days of Mani Magic Christmas Calendar, Olive & June ($65)

Sarah Gibson Tuttle’s fan-favorite nail brand brings us another festive iteration of its best-selling Mani Magic calendar—a surefire hit for any Gen-Z giftees. Packed with a $125 valued assortment of Olive & June essentials, your 25-day countdown will be filled with everything from nail prep to polish to press-ons.

The Best Advent Calendars to Use Year After Year 

Anthropologie George & Viv Grand Hotel Advent Calendar

George & Viv Grand Hotel Advent Calendar
George & Viv Grand Hotel Advent Calendar, Anthropologie ($128)

It’s hard not to be mentally whisked off to a Wes Anderson film set with this wood calendar. Its pink-painted exterior and whimsical characters are the work of illustrator Emily Taylor—and behind each window, you can place any sort of delightful treat of your choosing. It’s more than a place to stash small gifts, too; we can see it fitting right at home in a Dickens Village display.  

West Elm Kids x Sarah Sherman Samuel Ballet Advent Calendar

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Sarah Sherman Samuel Ballet Advent Calendar, West Elm Kids ($100)

Sarah Sherman Samuel’s recent collab with West Elm Kids includes this Advent drop, and if your family Christmas traditions include seeing the Nutcracker ballet, then it’s a must-buy. The fill-it-yourself, battery-powered, plywood-and-polyester theater can be hung or stand alone. It’s just one of the home retailer’s growing collection of winter-themed calendars (see: a ski lodge and snow-frosted forest).

West Elm House Advent Calendar

Wooden Triangle Home Advent Calendar by West Elm
House Advent Calendar, West Elm ($85)

Though in a sea of West Elm calendars, sometimes the simplest is best. This A-frame’s standout feature is its size. And housed within nearly 2-feet-tall, lightly stained arched walls are rows of 25 wood houses waiting to be filled.  

Ferm Living Dark Green Advent Calendar

Green Cotton Canvas Advent Calendar
Dark Green Advent Calendar, Ferm Living ($74)

This hanging countdown will call to mind the color of your adorned evergreen and is made of sturdy cotton canvas that’s ready to house goodies. Its pockets may not be the best at keeping them a secret from curious eyes, but we love the simplicity and sweet addition of twinkly stars. 

Terrain Tea Light Advent Calendar

Glass Advent Calendar
Tea Light Advent Calendar, Terrain ($198)

A house-shaped structure made of gleaming glass and brass. It’s a purely decorative design you can pair with twinkling tea lights or a bundle of fairy lights or battery-powered candles. It has staying power and will certainly never fight with the rest of your neighboring decor, especially if you like to switch things up every holiday season.

Anthropologie Village Advent Calendar Ornaments, Set of 24

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Village Advent Calendar Ornaments, Set of 24, Anthropologie ($98)

An Advent calendar that pulls double holiday duty by decorating the tree. Each of the 24 numbered wood houses is charmingly hand-painted and features a hollow interior for hiding tiny Christmas treasures.

Reading up on Domino’s shopping guides is like having your own personal product concierge. We do the tedious part—deep-dive research, hands-on testing, and tapping experts for advice—so all you have to do is hit “add to cart.” That’s why we call them Simply the Best.