The best 12-day advent calendars to buy that arrive before the holidays officially begin


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It’s officially December, folks – we’re getting closer and closer to some much-needed time with family and friends, but at the same time, our holiday shopping days are also drawing to a close. If you’re in need of some last-minute gift inspo and you’ve missed the train on a full advent calendar (the kind that must be a gift at the beginning of the month), may I suggest you go for a smaller bunch?

Many cool and fun brands have created a mini version of the advent calendar, one that is only 12 days and honestly, I prefer it. Opening presents every morning for 25 days in a row might sound like a lot of fun at first, but to be honest, it’s a lot to remember!

Lucky for you, I’ve rounded up some of the best advent calendars on the market for you to peruse. I’m talking about beauty, games and even wine. Keep reading to see which ones you can grab before the season of giving is officially over.

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Funko Pop 13 Day Nightmare Before Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar

Countdown to Christmas with this unique Nightmare Before Christmas Advent Calendar
and put on your Tim Burton. For the person on your list who is kind of obsessed with Halloween – it’s the perfect gift for them.

FORVR Mood Holiday Candle Advent Calendar

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FORVR Mood Holiday Candle Advent Calendar

What better way to make an advent calendar than with candles you can light to get in a cozy mood? This set from FORVR Mood has scents like sandalwood, fresh pine and many others.

Clarins 12-piece advent calendar set

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Clarins 12-piece advent calendar set

You’ll never find Clarins this discounted, pretty much ever and while Macy’s is having a two-day Friends and Family sale, you’ll get an extra 30% off. Use the code “FRIEND” at checkout.

elf 12 day makeup advent calendar

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elf 12 day makeup advent calendar

If you’ve ever wanted to try the skincare and makeup giant on for size, here’s your chance. For only $45, get lip gloss, mascara and many other items at a discount. The site also offers 30% off all gift sets, no code needed.

Vinebox 12 Nights of Wine Advent calendar

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Vinebox 12 Nights of Wine Advent calendar

‘Tis the season to drink and be merry, so why not start early with a glass of wine? Each box contains whites, reds and even a few rosés, all handpicked by Vinebox’s Certified Sommeliers. Do a tasting in the meantime with friends or family or have a glass alone in the evening.

Apotheke 12 day light advent calendar

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Apotheke 12 day light advent calendar

With an estimated burning time of 15 hours, this 12-day advent calendar from Apotheke could be the perfect one to try before the Christmas holiday. If you’re worried about what scents you’ll be able to experience by purchasing this set, worry no more. Smells of charred fig, black cypress, wood, chestnut, blackberry honey and many other delicious to indulge your senses.

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La Mer The twelve-day advent calendar of transformation

I mean, 12 La Mer products for the cost of one? Report us. There’s nothing better than the legendary skincare brand, so jump on this advent calendar while it’s still available. The brand also offers free gift wrapping.

Luxurious hair

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Luxurious hair “Hair for Holidays” advent calendar

A gift a day keeps everyone happy and healthy. This Hair for Holidays advent calendar from Luxy Hair features a curated selection of 7 full-size hair care products, tools and accessories to help you style your hair for whatever comes your way. We are obsessed with the packaging – it will look gorgeous under the tree.


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