2019’s Best Advent Calendars

It’s not even Halloween, which means it’s the perfect time to start thinking about Christmas. You can leave your decorations in storage for now, but if you’re on the hunt for the best Advent calendar in 2019, the time is now!

Advent calendars hit the shelves now, so if you want one for the 2019 season you’ll want to scoop one up ASAP.

Diptyque Advent Calendar

If you’re a candle lover, there’s no better way to treat yourself than the 2019 Diptyque Advent Calendar. Featuring 15 mini candles (30g) and a full-size Christmas candle, you’ll be able to scent your home throughout the season. The calendar also contains 7 diptyque eau de toilettes and two beauty care products, rounding out the countdown experience.

Buy the Diptyque 2019 Advent Calendar for $575 CAD.

Kiehl’s Advent Calendar

Skincare aficionados need not look further than the Kiehl’s advent calendar. Available exclusively at Hudson’s Bay in Canada, this calendar contains 22 deluxe samples and two full-size items, featuring some of the brand’s most loved goodies. Yes, the midnight recovery concentrate is included!

Buy the Kiehl’s 2019 Advent Calendar for $120 CAD at Hudson’s Bay.

Liberty London Advent Calendar

The ultimate dreamy beauty calendar, the Liberty London Advent Calendar is filled to the brim with carefully curated luxury beauty goods. 18 full-sized luxury products and 7 samples from brands like NARS, Herbivore, Skin Laundry, Diptyque and Byredo. It doesn’t ship to Canada (boo!) but you can ship it to the States using my favourite cross-border PO Box.

Buy the Liberty London 2019 Advent Calendar for $375 CAD

Squish Advent Calendar

Love gummy candies? The SQUISH Candy Advent Calendar gives you a squishy sweet treat each day leading up to Christmas. This Canadian brand offers up both a regular and vegan option, allowing everyone to enjoy a sweet December. Prosecco bears, sour peach hearts, sweet yogurt cups and more are behind each door.

Buy the SQUISH Candy Advent Calendar for $39

NYX Love Lust Disco Greatest Hits Lip Advent Calendar

If a new lippie each day in December is your dream, pick up the budget-friendly 2019 NYX Advent Calendar. The NYX Love Lust Disco Greatest Hits Lip Advent Calendar is stacked with different finishes from Butter Gloss to Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in colours from berry to nudes.

Buy the 2019 NYX Advent Calendar for $65 at Shoppers Drug Mart.

Capri Blue 12 Days of Volcano Holiday Gift Set

Obsessed with Capri Blue’s Volcano scent? Count down with 12 days of candles, beauty goodies and more.

Buy the Capri Blue 2019 Advent Calendar for $158 USD

Interested in a DIY Advent Calendar option? I can’t get enough of this adorable holiday house from Anthropologie. Pop tiny treats, sweet notes or experience IOUs in each day for a fully custom advent calendar you can reuse each year.

Buy the Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar for $38 USD from Anthropologie.

Sold Out, On 2020’s Watchlist

If you needed convincing that people are serious about Advent calendars, some have already sold out. Some worth picking up early next year:

  • The Lush 2019 Advent Calendar sold out immediately and was unfortunately a very limited, UK-only run. Packed full of bath bombs and other limited edition goodies, the calendar was handmade. Please come to Canada next year!
  • Does fine china set your heart aflutter? My friend Kyle turned me onto the Wedgwood Advent Calendar, a beautiful house filled with mini Wedgwood ornaments. At $825, it’s hardly a steal – but the ornaments will be part of your Christmases for years to come.

Now, it’s only October. There are still some anticipated calendars from brands like Lush, Saje and more that will crop up in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!