Best Advent Calendars: 2020

Fellow Canadians, you’re in for a treat this year! While 2020 has been…interesting…to say the least, this is also the year that we get an excellent selection of Holiday Advent Calendars! Whether you’re looking for Beauty Advent Calendars, Luxury Advent Calendars, Local Advent Calendars or Fun Advent Calendars, there’s one for you. I don’t want to ruin the surprise, but keep scrolling for brand new additions from Shoppers Drug Mart Prestige Beauty and Indigo…

And remember – if you see something you like, add to cart quickly. These tend to sell out immediately. Happy shopping!

Most Luxurious 2020 Advent Calendars

If luxe is a must for you, get ready to splurge on these high-end Advent calendars. Plan to spend well into the hundreds to get your hands on these coveted calendars that tend to sell the second they hit shelves.

Diptyque 2020 Holiday Advent Calendar

I share this Diptyque calendar every year – it’s that good. The French brand’s iconic candles (in mini format) and fragrance hide within most of the drawers, but the set also includes a 70g Moonlit Fir candle and metal Christmas decoration.

Buy the Diptyque 2020 Holiday Advent Calendar for $574.

YSL Advent Calendar

This leopard print calendar is jam-packed with 22 luxe minis and two full-size products. A quick peek at the contents reveals a mix of festive cosmetics, fragrance and skin care with range you’re sure to love.

Buy the YSL Advent Calendar for $380

Jo Malone Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar

If you love Jo, you’ll love this hard-to-come-by calendar. This year’s Townhouse calendar includes a wide-ranging selection of the brand’s most coveted spritzes, mini candles (including my favourite Green Tomato Leaf) and… a voucher to redeem a 30mL cologne ($92 CAD value). This is one luxe advent calendar where I really think you’re getting your money’s worth – especially if you enjoy trying fragrance (there are 16!).

Buy the Jo Malone Countdown to Christmas Calendar for $595

Most-Coveted New Advent Calendars

A lot of this year’s list will be old news, but sometimes a new calendar pops up that really wows. This year, there are three exciting new calendars hitting the Canadian market that are sure to have you in a holiday tizzy.

Shoppers Prestige Beauty Holiday Calendar

Finally. This is the beauty advent calendar you’ve been waiting for! Enjoy 24 prestige beauty surprises from brands like Too Faced, Glamglow, Origins, Urban Decay, Stila and Korres, collected into a gorgeous calendar by Shoppers Drug Mart.

Buy the Shoppers Drug Mart Prestige Beauty Advent Calendar for $95 (coming soon – keep an eye out the first week of November).

Indigo 12 Days of Stationary Advent Calendar

If you get nerdy about cute desk accessories, this is the holiday calendar for you. 12 days of prettily printed + beautifully appointed stationary items like push pins, washi tape, sticky notes and more hide behind these gold-foiled doors.

Buy the Indigo 12 Days of Stationary Advent Calendar for $39.50.

Friends Advent Calendar

Whether you’re a lifelong Friends fan or just got into it on Netflix, this calendar is packed with adorable stationary and trivia items (think notepads, magnets, a trivia quiz).

Buy the Friends Advent Calendar for $44

Small Shop Advent Calendars

Looking to shop small this holiday season? You can get locally-made Advent calendars, too! These picks are made in Toronto.

Chocolat De Kat Advent Calendar

Local Toronto chocolatier Kata crafts beautiful bon bons in unique & traditional flavours. Their glossy coatings and tasty insides make for the perfect pairing – and a luxe treat that beats a boring chocolate square any day.

Buy the Chocolate de Kat Advent Calendar for $75

Light + Paper Ornament Advent Calendar

These laser-cut birch ornaments are the sweetest way to fill your tree. The calendar is customizable with your family name or a sweet saying, making it a perfect early gift for the holiday season. Made locally here in Toronto!

Buy the Light + Paper Ornament Advent Calendar for $89.

Forever Favourite Advent Calendars

I hate to refer to these calendars as old faithful, but sometimes you just want to go back to something you know you love. These calendars never disappoint – and are lovely paired with an exciting new addition, too!

Voluspa Advent Calendar Mini Candle Set

Candle fans will fawn over these Voluspa Japonica minis in a wide range of scents. Each 1oz candle has an estimated 15 hours of burn time, giving all the opportunity for cozy relaxation. Scents include: Santal Vanilla, Panjore Lychee, Japanese Plum Bloom, Santiago Huckleberry, Goji Tarocco Orange, Spiced Pumpkin Latte, Baltic Amber, Gilt Pomander Hinoki, Yashioka Gardenia, French Cade Lavender, White Cypress, and Spiced Goji Tarocco Orange.

Buy the Voluspa Advent Calendar Mini Candle Set for $99.50

Lush 12 Days of Christmas

12 days of bubbles, bombs, shower gels and lotions – sign me up! Lush’s holiday offerings sell out super fast, so make sure to pick this up ASAP if you want to get your holiday bathing on. This year’s calendar also includes the Celebrate Body Milk – an exclusive to the calendar.

Buy the Lush 12 Days of Christmas Calendar for $99.95

The Body Shop Make It Real Together Advent Calendar

The Body Shop’s yearly calendar is always packed with head-to-toe treats to help you relax and unwind during the busy holiday season. This year’s is no exception: from lip balms to fan-favourite body butters and a few hair ties thrown in for good measure, this is an all-in-one pampering set.

Buy The Body Shop Make It Real Together Advent Calendar for $69

Squish 24 Days of Candy Advent Calendar

Delicious candy. Sour, sweet, sugared, squishy – the textures and flavours are all there. I love this in lieu of a traditional chocolate calendar because you get to enjoy 24 different types of candy (plus, gummies are my favourite). Plus, it’s Canadian!

Buy the Squish 24 Days of Candy Advent Calendar for $39

Remember – it’s early, so there are still more calendars to come. With that said, be sure to scoop up your favourites before it’s too late! Which calendar do you have your eye on this year?