You’ll have to forgive me – I know it’s much too soon to be talking holiday, but if you don’t get your paws on these non-traditional advent calendars now, you might miss out! Rounding up my favourite advent calendars is my favourite way to kick off the pre-holiday season. There’s just something about a little gift for 12 or 24 days that makes your day just a little brighter. I’ll share my must-haves up top, but keep reading to see ALL the beauty advent calendars coming your way in 2017 – along with some DIY options if you’d rather create your own without having to, you know, make an advent calendar from scratch. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
The 7 Best Advent Calendars in 2017
If you want something other than chocolate, these five advent calendars are my top picks for 2017. Each one provides a different experience, which is a nice change from the usual advent calendar! If you’re here for a round-up of beauty advent calendars available in 2017, keep reading until the end – I’ve included them all.
The Saje advent calendar is on the top of my list this year! If you’re a big Saje fan like I am, you’ll absolutely love this year’s calendar: it features 12 new diffuser blends! These new blends are blended with ingredients grown natively in each region and are limited-edition. At 5ml apiece, these are similar sizes to what you’d find in other Saje kits, making it great value as well. The new blends are incredibly unique, with one of my favourites featuring coffee, lime and balsam peru oils. Run, don’t walk – this one is going to sell out quick. Saje is one of my favourite places to go for self-care and I consider this advent calendar an essential during the holidays.
Buy it now for $109.95
Behold, one of my favourite calendars of the year that guarantees a cup of cozy, festive cheer at the end of every day. You can get more than one serving behind each door, so don’t be afraid to share! They always sell out fast, so be quick on October 26 when they hit online & in stores.
This year’s calendar includes:
Alpine Punch, Buddha’s Blend, Candy Cane Crush, Caramel Shortbread, Carrot Cupcake, Chocolate Macaroon, Cinnamon Rooibos Chai, Coffee Pu’erh, Cream of Earl Grey, Forever Nuts, Glitter & Gold, Hot Chocolate, Lemon Pound Cake, Let It Snow, North African Mint, Raspberry Cream Pie, Saigon Chai, Santa’s Secret, Silk Dragon Jasmine, Sleigh Ride, Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait, The Spice is Right, Walnut Orange Scone and White Cranberry Bark.
Buy it now for $45 CAD. (On sale October 26!)
The Saje advent calendar is on the top of my list this year! Featuring essential oils and more, this socially-conscious calendar will uplift & keep you calm throughout the busy holiday season. Saje is one of my favourite places to go for self-care and I consider this advent calendar an essential during the holidays. If you’re a big Saje fan like I am, you’ll absolutely love this year’s calendar: it features 12 new diffuser blends! These new blends are blended with ingredients grown natively in each region and are limited-edition. At 5ml apiece, these are similar sizes to what you’d find in other Saje kits, making it great value as well. The blends are paired with a ceramic diffuser on day 1, allowing you to take your diffuser blend love on the go.
Buy it now for $109.95
Along the lines of self-care, this Lush set is always one of my favourites during the holiday season. It’s not quite an advent calendar, but it is a lovely Christmas countdown! Bonus: if you’re behind on gift-giving, you can always dip into your Lush stash for a last-minute present. This set has a healthy serving of bath bombs but also includes the super-buzzy Sleepy lotion (perfect for helping you get some zzz’s when your mind is racing) and the minty tingle of Christingle.
This year’s calendar includes:
Golden Wonder Bath Bomb, Luxury Lush Pud Bath Bomb, Shoot For The Stars Bath Bomb, Christmas Sweater Bath Bomb, Snow Angel Luxury Bath Oil, The Snowman Bubble Bar, Twilight Shower Gel, Santa’s Christmas Shower Gel, Christingle Invigorating Menthol Bliss, Sleepy Lotion, Golden Pear Soap, Baked Alaska Soap
Buy it now for $114.95 CAD
Made in Toronto, this calendar is chock-full of laser-cut birch wood ornaments designed by hand. This would make the sweetest gift for a couple celebrating their first Christmas together or for a friend who recently moved in to a new place. They’ll be able to slowly fill their tree with unique ornaments throughout December.
Buy it now for $84 CAD
If you love your lip products, this is the calendar of your dreams. With a wide range of shades (from brights to neutral), the NYX calendar contains:
- 4 x Matte Lipsticks
- 4 x Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks
- 3 x Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick
- 3 x Soft Matte Lip Creams
- 3 x Butter Lipstick
- 3 x Butter Gloss
- 2 x Intense Butter Gloss
- 1 x Simply Vamp Lip Cream
- 1 x Simply Red Lip Cream
Buy it now for $65 CAD (available online & at Shoppers Drug Mart)
The beauty lover inside me is cooing over this ASOS Beauty Advent Calendar. I spotted this on Fleur De Force’s round-up of the best calendars (most sadly unavailable in Canada), but ASOS *does* ship. Prepare yourself – this one is a doozy. It has a great mix of high & low and the design of the box is just gorgeous. Sign me up!
- Includes a mix of skincare, make-up and hair care
- Features products from Smashbox, Eyeko and Cowshed, plus many more
- Discover a new product behind each date window
- Presented in an easy-open calendar gift box
Buy it now for $112.08 CAD
Quo 12 Days of Beauty
While I typically prefer a 24-day calendar, I’ll make an exception for one that includes colour cosmetics and beauty tools! This kit from Quo features a Lip Crayon, Eye Shadow Crayon, Highlighter, 2 Eye Shadow Duos, Mascara, Liquid Lipstick, Blush, Eyeliner, Lip Gloss, All Over Shadow Brush, large blending sponge and small blending sponge.
Buy it now for $40 at Shoppers Drug Mart locations
The Best Beauty Advent Calendars in 2017
There are so many beauty advent calendars in 2017 that it’s hard to pick a favourite. So while I shared some top picks above, I need to show you the rest of these because it was super tough to pick favourites. You’ve been forewarned. The good news: there’s one for every budget, beauty obsession & style. Here’s a round-up of every beauty advent calendar I could find.
A cutesy mix of bath + body favourites that would be perfect for the young-at-heart (or teen in your life).
Buy it now for $69
Get 24 high-end bath, body & hand care products that will let you travel in the lap of luxury in 2018. This set includes some of my favourite products from L’Occitane, including their almond oil line (sooooo luxurious).
Buy it now for $134.00
You can expect to find some cosmetics for any beauty routine, including a mix of eye, lip, cheek, skin and brow products inside this beautifully designed advent calendar. If you’ve never tried ArtDeco, this is a great way to discover the brand.
For the Body Shop lover in your life, this calendar hits all the bases. Mini essentials, including body butters, hand creams and shower gels, are hiding behind each door.
Calling all Biotherm babes! This beauty advent calendar focuses on skincare, letting you enjoy some old favourites in mini size and discover some of the brand’s latest releases.
Buy it now for $82
Let your tips glitter & glow their way to the new year with this collection of polishes from Ciate. That holo makes my heart beat just a little quicker…and let’s not talk about the glitters.
Buy it now for $70 CAD.
If skincare is your jam, this calendar can help you transform your skin. Whether you’ve always wanted to try the Truth Serum or you’re looking to experience something a little different (like the brand’s hand creme), this calendar caters to your every skincare whim.
Buy it now for $82 CAD
The Best DIY Advent Calendars in 2017
If you’d rather create your own Advent calendar this year, there are some gorgeous pre-made options that allow you to choose exactly what goes behind each door. They’re perfectly sized for a small piece of chocolate, mini beauty goodies or even a sweet note or intention.
This is the type of calendar that you’ll reuse year over year and might someday become a family heirloom. Glitterville is one of my favourite brands for holiday decor and I cooed over this when I spotted it in stores last week. It’s the perfect size for your mantel or entryway table.
That’s all for now! I’ll be sure to update as I see more Advent calendars for 2017 hit the market. Let me know which one tickles your fancy in the comments xo
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