The Advent of Something New

Are you finding yourself wanting to countdown the last days of 2020? Or are you looking forward to some holiday cheer? Let’s forgo those traditional Advent/Holiday calendars of chocolate and candy (although, I do have a bit of a sweet tooth) to something a tad more practical, polished and equally as fun. Here are my picks for everyone on your list:

Milledeux, a Danish luxury brand created an Advent calendar fit for royalty. Filled with an assortment of hair accessories like beautiful handmade bows and barrettes for the little princess in your life. Choose between either gold or silver accents. The charming design and sturdy composition makes it easy to be repurposed for years to come.

Recreate scenes from the beloved saga with the 311-piece LEGO® Star Wars Advent Calendar. Truly a calendar for all ages and fans alike. Behind each of the 24 doors is either a LEGO figure, buildable starship, vehicle or location, plus a foldout playmat with an image of the Millennium Falcon with Christmas lights to inspire new adventures and year-round fun on the go.

ASOS brings brands like Laura Mercier, BECCA, Bulldog and Doers of London together in a His (ASOS Grooming 12 Day Holiday Calendar) and Hers (ASOS Face + Body 24 Day Holiday Calendar) calendar. This great range of skin, body and hair products takes care of all of your beauty and grooming needs with a mix of travel and full-sized products. Each item comes in a numbered, decorative box which could be reused for storage.


Keep it healthy, but make it fun too. Tula Skincare’s Balance, Berry & Bright vitamin calendar gives you 14 days of gummy biotin and folic acid supplements. Countdown to great skin, hair and nails. A Vegan product with no preservatives, no artificial colors, flavors or sweetener, these gummies will be a sure-fire way to bring out that holiday glow.

From famed UK Makeup Artist Charlotte Tilbury, comes the majestic Bejewelled Beauty Chest Advent Calendar. This 12-piece calendar features 3 full-sized and 9-travel-sized items from Charlotte’s most popular makeup and skincare products. This chest includes a Hollywood Beauty Light Wand, a Charlotte’s Magic Cream Moisturizer and my favorite, the ever-popular Supermodel Body which comes in the perfect travel size. Charlotte Tilbury fans know that the savings alone are incredible and this is not a holiday makeup item to miss!




Practical and fun. Happy Socks 24 Days of Holiday Socks 24-Pack brings you more than enough socks to last the holiday season and beyond. Happy Socks are known for their joyous prints and this gender-neutral calendar will hit the spot with fun designs from candy canes to argyle.


Drinks by the Dram has the most extensive spirit Advent Calendars around. 14, in fact, giving you drams of premium Gin, Rum, Scotch Whisky, Japanese Whisky to name a few. The Old and Rare Advent Calendar has a hefty price tag (over $1K USD) but, true to form, it has samples like Rare Vintage Isle of Jura 1989 and a 20 Year Old Mortlach. For those in Canada (and a more approachable price point), Drinks by the Dram have a special Canadian Edition, That Boutique-y Gin Company Gin Advent Calendar and That Boutique-y Whisky Company’s Holiday Calendar available online and in stores too.





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