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The holiday season is fast approaching and if you were planning on picking up an advent calendar before Christmas, the clock is ticking to buy. This December, there’s no shortage of adult (and kid) advent calendars to choose from. Whether you’re a chocolate traditionalist or game to try something new, there are dozens of advent calendars to shop in Canada this winter. From coffee samplers and beauty gift sets to hundreds of dollars worth of sex toys, read on to discover the best advent calendars available for the 2023 holiday season.

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This 12-piece adults-only advent calendar has toys for her, toys for him and toys for two-person play. The set is worth over $300 and includes the best-selling Lovehoney Dream Wand, worth $90 alone.

This carefully curated selection of treats from Ann Summers includes seven different sex toys, three accessories and two oils and lotions to enjoy.

This carefully curated selection of treats from Ann Summers includes seven different sex toys, three accessories and two oils and lotions to enjoy.

$425 at Ann Summers

This 12-piece advent calendar contains Ann Summers bestsellers like the petite Rabbit Vibrator and pebble massager.

This 12-piece advent calendar contains Ann Summers bestsellers like the petite Rabbit Vibrator and pebble massager.

$215 at Ann Summers

Celebrate the season with Voluspa’s advent calendar, designed especially for Sephora. The set includes 12 best-selling fragrances housed in an embossed 1.25 oz votive. Scents to look forward to? Spiced pumpkin latte, forbidden fig and more.

Celebrate the season with Voluspa’s advent calendar, designed for Sephora.

$105 at SephoraBest skincare & beauty advent calendars

This skincare advent calendar is packed with 24 minis of beloved face, body and self-care favourites. What can you look forward to? The Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask, Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Cream and more.

The Body Shop’s advent calendars are an annual must-buy for beauty lovers, with fans coming back year after year to see what’s inside. In this year’s Advent of Change advent calendar, shoppers can look forward to $181 worth of skincare and body care goodies, including shower cream, soap, shower gel and more.

Ask anyone: La Mer’s The Atelier Advent Calendar is the ultimate gift for skincare lovers. Discover the brand’s most iconic formulas, including Crème de la Mer, the Eye Concentrate, a Revitalizing Hydrating Serum and more.

The La Mer The Atelier Advent Calendar is the ultimate treat for skincare fanatics. 

$685 at Holt Renfrew

This deluxe advent calendar is the ultimate treat for skincare and body care junkies. Valued at $347, this pop-up beauty advent calendar includes bestselling skincare, haircare and more. One reviewer calls the set a “great” advent calendar and promise it’s “worth the money.”

This luxury beauty advent calendar from Saks Fifth Avenue includes coveted skincare, iconic makeup favourites, designer fragrances and more. Valued at $560, the set features top-rated products from Guerlain, Clé de Peau Beauté, Augustinus Bader, Dr. Barbara Sturm and Gucci Beauty.

Sweetening the Christmas countdown is the Neiman Marcus Beauty Holiday Advent Calendar 2023. The gift set includes beauty samples from Molton Brown, Elemis, La Mer, Hourglass Cosmetics and more.

The Neiman Marcus Beauty Holiday Advent Calendar 2023 contains 25 deluxe samples of buyer favourites.

$225 at Neiman Marcus

From Jo Malone London classics to festive fragrances, this luxe advent calendar is a dream come true for scent lovers. Shoppers can look forward to Jo Malone goodies including colognes, candles and more.

This gingerbread-inspired advent calendar is the perfect way to countdown to Christmas.

$635 at Holt Renfrew

A best-seller from The Bearded Man Company, this unique advent calendar comes crammed with enough beard oils to see you through the new year. Reviewers call the holiday countdown a “huge success” and promise the oils “smell amazing.”

This unique advent calendar contains 24 different scents.

$58 at EtsyBest 2023 makeup beauty advent calendars

Armani Beauty is among the best of the best for luxury beauty. Treat the beauty buff in your life to this high-end advent calendar containing makeup and fragrance favourites from the iconic brand.

Bring the festivities to your fingertips this holiday season with Le Mini Macaron’s 12 Days of Nails Advent Calendar. The set includes everything you need for a perfect gel manicure, including prep pads, polish and nail stickers.

The Holt Renfrew Beauty Advent Calendar 2023 is the most glam way to countdown to Christmas. Look forward to cult-favourite formulas from Hermès, La Mer, Giorgio Armani, Jo Malone London and many more.

YSL’s luxe advent calendar contains 18 miniatures, 5 full-size products and one special surprise gift. Shop the designer advent calendar at YSL Beauty or Holt Renfrew.

This holiday season, discover Sisley’s very first beauty Advent calendar. Designed by Isabelle d’Ornano, Sisley’s founder, each of the calendar’s twenty-five drawers contains a carefully selected gift from Sisley’s skincare, makeup, haircare and fragrance collections.

Enjoy a très chic holiday season with this “Emily in Paris” beauty advent calendar. The set features 12 days of surprise gifts.

Best chocolate advent calendars

A tasty way to count down to Christmas, this Hershey’s Cookies ‘N Cream Chocolate Advent Calendar includes Hershey’s Kisses, mini chocolate bars and a large chocolate bar for day 25.

Amazon shoppers are clamouring to get their hands on one of these After Eight Chocolate Advent Calendars — and for good reason. Hidden behind each of the 24 windows is a mint and chocolate treat ready to be enjoyed.

This advent calendar is an “Amazon’s Choice” top pick.

$18 at Amazon

Odds are you’ll finish this long before December, but hey, who cares? Amazon reviewers say this Cadbury chocolate set is the “perfect way to get a taste of Britain” while “over the pond.”

Scoop up this “Amazon’s Choice” advent calendar ahead of Christmas.

$25 at AmazonBest coffee & tea advent calendars

You truly can’t go wrong with the gift of coffee. With options from $99, Etsy shoppers can select from fresh whole bean, ground, espresso and a handful of other brew options. A winner from 2022, reviewers call the gift set “absolutely amazing.”

Sip the finest coffee from around the world with this five-star Coffee Advent Calendar!

$99 at Etsy

This “Amazon’s Choice” tea advent calendar features an impressive selection of 24 tea flavours, ranging from Cookies & Cream and Pumpkin Spiced to classic blends such as English Breakfast and Earl Grey.

Score this “Amazon’s Choice” advent calendar on sale for Cyber Monday.

$55 at Amazon

A fun pick for tea drinkers, the Sips By Holiday Tea Advent Calendar contains some of the Sips by Members’ all-time favourite winter teas, spanning a wide variety of brands, tea types and flavours.

Choose between the Sips By 12-day or 24-day Holiday Tea Advent Calendar.

$103 at Sips By

The ultimate cozy countdown, this “Etsy’s Choice” tea advent calendar is available in a tea bag or loose leaf option. It features holiday blends like gingerbread, cocoa candy cane and must-try flavours like chocolate orange and cranberry apple.

Get sipping this holiday season with Yawn’s fan-favourite tea advent calendar.

$74 at EtsyBest advent calendars: Other

A unique gift idea for fishermen and fisherwomen, this 64-piece advent calendar contains an assortment of high-quality fishing gear and comes from a small business in Canada.

Etsy’s Fishing Tackle Advent Calendar has dozens of five-star reviews singing its praises. 

$125 at Etsy

A great gift idea for Potterheads, this Harry Potter pop-up advent calendar is a one-of-a-kind book that re-creates the iconic Great Hall as seen in the Harry Potter films, complete with a 13-inch pop-up Christmas tree at the centre.

This pop-up advent calendar is a great gift idea for Potterheads.

$42 at Indigo

Valued at a whopping $2,100, Liberty London’s ultra-luxe jewellery advent calendar includes high-quality gold-plated jewellery from Liberty’s most famous brands, including Otiumberg, Alighieri, Astley Clarke and Liberty.

While this LEGO Star Wars advent calendar is technically geared toward kids, I can guarantee that your LEGO-loving man will get a kick out of it too. The set includes nine Star Wars characters, including Emperor Palpatine, an Ewok and a Pit Droid in holiday outfits and tons of other playful surprises.

This bestselling advent calendar contains Star Wars characters, mini building toy vehicles and accessories.

$60 at Amazon

This terribly tree-mendous advent calendar is the perfect gift for the king of dad jokes. Shoppers can personalize the advent calendar with their dad’s name (or whoever is receiving the gift) for a special added touch.

The ha-ha-hilarious advent calendar can be customized to suit its owner.

$32 at Etsy

To celebrate 100 years of Disney, this extraordinary advent calendar contains 22 colourful ornaments, two necklaces and a playful set of stickers.

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