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Ciate Mini Mani Manor. $72, Sephora, various locations.
Count down the holidays with colourful flair: behind each window of this mini mani manor lies a motley of perfect polishes, from saturated hues to dazzling glitters, to help you nail your manicure game this Christmas.
The Body Shop Beauty Advent Calendar. $50, The Body Shop, various locations.
From fragrant soaps to buttery balms, pamper yourself with deluxe products hidden in The Body Shop’s Beauty Advent Calendar.
Humanitarian Holiday – As part of their partnership with War Child, each Body Shop gift (advent calendar included) purchased will help fund a class for a child in war-torn countries.
The Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar. $266
Indulge this Christmas with the beauty advent calendar from Liberty, that hallowed British institution. From the best skincare to gorgeous scents, each drawer holds a deluxe surprise including ten full-sized products. To boot, Liberty offers shipping this side of the pond.
Starbucks Advent Calendar. $29.95, Starbucks, various locations.
With the colorful tins and magnetic chalkboard easily reusable once the holidays are over, this is the gift that keeps on giving. Treat yourself to scrumptious delights or even a cup of Eggnog Latte (with the $5 mini gift card) as you count down the days.
Davids Tea 24 Days of Tea. $34.50, DavidsTea, various locations.
If caffeine isn’t your cup of tea, this advent calendar was made for you. A cult fave every holiday, this seasonal gift is highly sought after, often selling out in a hot second. Davids Tea locations still carry this holiday favourite so don’t wait ‘oolong to snatch one up.
Benefit Cosmetics Advent Calendar. $119, Sephora, various locations.
Stocked full with cult-favorites such as “That gal” brightening face primer, BADgal lash mascara, and beauty knick-knacks (hair ties, headbands), this annual treat has been known to sell out within minutes. It’ll prove a challenge to open just one each day (but we won’t judge if you’re feeling a little rebellious).
Rogers’ Chocolates Advent Calendars. $12.99, Rogers Chocolates, various locations.
And last but not least, the most classic of the advent calendars: chocolate. Count each day with something sweet: tiny morsels of heaven from Victoria’s Rogers Chocolates lies behind each wintery door.