10 Best Advent Calendars to Celebrate the Holiday Season

Best Advent Calendars 2022 - Giften Market

The Christmas season may seem months away, but it is approaching sooner than you think. The season is a magical time where gifts are a fun surprise for adults and children alike.

Opening smaller gifts as a lead up to the big day counts a lot in making your holiday season extra memorable. Our favorite way to do this? Unique advent calendars!

Advent calendars help you count down the days as you approach December 25, sometimes as a 10 or 12-day countdown, and sometimes a month full of mini gifts.

Looking for the best Advent Calendar to ring in the 2022 Holiday season? Read on for our top advent calendar picks with themes ranging from beauty, toys, home décor, and even booze. 

1.   Graham + Fisk's 12 Cans of Christmas

 Graham-and-Fisk Advent Calendar

Wine makes your countdown to Christmas more festive, and Graham + Fisk is one of the best for such occasions. Graham + Fisk is an award-winning wine-in-a-can with four varieties: White Wine with Bubbles, Rose Wine with Bubbles, White Wine and Red Wine. This canned wine is available online in 43 states, making it ideal for your advent calendar.

Graham + Fisk's numerous varieties suit various booze lovers. Purchasing 12 cans of Christmas is equivalent to 8 bottles. Even though they will not accomplish all the advent days, they will ensure you have a complete wine advent calendar. It is canned in Sonoma County, and Graham + Fisk is 100% California wine.

Graham canned wine is made for all as it is an easy and fantastic drink. You must crack a can and sip as you count the advent calendar days.

2.   McCrea's Caramels


McCrea's Caramels Advent Calendar 2022

If you want to make your gifting sweeter, try McCrea's Caramels. These delicious caramel confections are handcrafted and slow-cooked using a bona fine copper kettle. Caramels are cooked to perfection; their primary ingredients are milk, butter, cream, molasses, tapioca syrup, and cane sugar. They are beautifully packed and have traditional favorites such as ginger fusion, dark roasted mocha, black lava sea salt, classic vanilla, cape cod sea salt, and deep chocolate, thus ensuring that there is something for everyone.

McCrea's is not the usual caramel as its composition combines fresh and honest ingredients. This award-winning caramel has no chemicals or syrup. The caramels are packed individually, making it easier to count down the days as you approach Christmas. Each flavor is intense and unique, making it hard to choose the favorite. The sleeves and caps are recyclable, while the cellophane wrappers are compostable.


3.   Vinebox 12 Nights of Wine ($129.00)

12 Nights of Wine box is favorable before, during, and after Christmas. But incorporating it into your advent calendar can be the best decision. Each box has 12 crafted glass tubes containing exquisite wine. There are different flavors, such as vibrant whites, opulent reds, and a rose duo. This can be a good way to break away from the usual chocolate countdown celebrations during advent calendars, especially for adults.

You will have a superb countdown towards Christmas with a new glass of wine every night. Vinebox presents world-class curated wines from renowned regions across Spain, Italy, France, and more. Sipping 12 Nights is not just about drinking but an infusion of cheer.

The 12 wines are packed in glass-sized portions with twist-off caps, allowing you to try out a new variety every night. There are two boxes to choose from, Wonderland and Abstract, though they contain the exact wine. 12 Nights of Wine is a perfect gift for yourself or someone you love.


4.   Sugarfina 24 Tastes of Christmas ($60.00)

As the name suggests, this tasting collection will help you perfectly count the days to Christmas. It has festive drawers with four pieces of gummies or chocolates to make your counting memorable for you and your loved ones.

This is an excellent way to make your countdown to Christmas delightful, and each drawer ensures you feel delighted. Sugarfina 24 Tastes of Christmas contains the following options:

  • Apple Frogs
  • Baby Whales
  • Baby Butterflies
  • Birthday Cookie Bites
  • Christmas Trees
  • Gold Pearls
  • Candy Cane Caramels
  • Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels
  • Heavenly Sours
  • Mama Bears
  • Merry Berries
  • Sparkle Pops
  • Sugar Cookies
  • Royal Roses

As we get closer to December, budgeting for 23 Tastes of Christmas will help you accomplish a precise and perfect countdown. Rather than being a sweet and tasty way for your advent calendar, Sugarfina Tastes will help you connect with friends and family during the festive times.

5.   Pinch Provisions 7-Day Self-Care Calendar

Pinch Provisions 7-Day Self-Care Calendar 

Self-care is still a paramount concern because it is the festive times. Pinch Provisions presents a WFH-themed self-care kit to ensure you are not stressed during your countdown. It is a 12-piece set comprising of

  • Facial roller
  • Facial roller how-to guide
  • Acupressure ring
  • Scrunchie
  • Emery board
  • Lip balm
  • Do not disturb sign
  • Webcam cover
  • Ear plugs
  • Conference call bingo
  • A pants versus pajamas decision coin

Although Pinch Provisions Self-Care are mainly used as work-from-home essentials, they are a good way to count down the days to Santa. These self-care essentials also help you break from the usual chocolate and wine advent calendars. You will have everything you need in a pinch and count every day with a smile.

Pinch Provisions Self-Care is a perfect gift for employees and colleagues. The box is full of practical and luxurious items in a cute portable box and presents a gorgeous gift that will add value to the life of those who receive the gift and is ideal for all ages.

6.   Apotheke 12 Days of Candles

Apotheke 12 Days of Candles Advent Calendar 

Candle lovers cannot be left out when counting the days to Santa. Apotheke 12 Days of Candles allows you to warm your season celebrations with various candle fragrances, diffusers, or sprays. The calendar features 12 candles that will light up your holidays with handcrafted candles with limited edition scents. Here are the different fragrances available in the calendar:

  • Canvas
  • Amber Woods
  • Earl Grey Bitters
  • Magnolia Bouquet
  • Santa Rock Rose
  • Hinoki Lavender
  • Sea Salt Grapefruit
  • Assam Tea
  • Charred Fig
  • White Vetiver
  • Black Cypress

Apotheke candles contain 15% to 18% fragrance oils, three times more than those found in typical scented candles. In addition, these candles burn for an average of 60 to 70 hours, and the scents burn clean, elevating your room's beauty.

7.   David's Tea 24 Days of Tea ($35)

Although there are numerous tea options for advent calendars, David's Tea embodies decoration and freshness. It helps you power up your inner self with an array of flavors during your annual countdown. Each pack has exclusive and limited quantity teas offering throwback faves, peeks, and blends. There is a new flavor to try out from the inception of December to the Big Christmas Eve.

Every tin has 1 – 2 servings of 16 oz and does not contain gluten. Here are the ingredients contained in David's Tea:

  • 9 Berries
  • Alpine Bunch
  • Apple Cider
  • Blueberry Fields Forever
  • Buddha's Blend
  • Candy Cane Crush
  • Caramel Shortbread
  • Cream of Earl Grey
  • Dark Chocolate Orange
  • Elf Help
  • Fireside Mocha

David's Tea has best-selling blends that make your holiday exciting. It is also perfect for sharing as it brings in some magic when sipping Tea with your favorite person.

8.   Apotheke 25-Piece Advent Calendar

 Apotheke Deluxe Luxury 25-Day Advent Calendar

A 25-piece advent calendar ensures that every day is covered as you approach Santa. Apotheke 25-Piece is a fancier option than its counterpart, 12 Days of Candles, as it has a great mix of candles, candle accessories, and bath/beauty products. Each package comes with 9 (125 oz) candles which include:

  • Amber woods
  • Canvas
  • Charcoal
  • Earl grey bitters
  • Hinoki lavender
  • Magnolia bouquet
  • Santal rock rose
  • Sea salt grapefruit
  • White vetiver

Apotheke 25-piece also has body products such as liquid soap, conditioner, bath salt, body butter, lotion shampoo, and body par. Other accessories incorporated in the calendar are a wick trimmer, candle snuffer, and a plantable ornament that grows wildflowers.

Apotheke candles contain 15% to 18% fragrance oils, three times more than those found in typical scented candles. In addition, these candles burn for an average of 60 to 70 hours, and the scents burn clean, elevating your room's beauty.


9.   Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar ($25.00) 

This advent calendar favors people looking forward to a delicious advent calendar celebration. Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar is an award-winning popcorn with a handmade whimsical, festive design. The calendar opens like a giant storybook, providing a magical experience when counting the days to Santa. These popcorns are filled to the brim and have unique flavors to make your December a festive time on your calendar.

Gourmet Popcorn has 24 windows, featuring popcorn jokes to spike your Christmas spirit. These popcorns come in 12 flavors such as double chocolate, speculoos, salted caramel, and raspberry cheesecake. There are also new flavors expected to rock this year.

The popcorns are cooked with healthier cooking methods, resulting in better texture and taste. Additionally, they are handmade with the finest natural ingredients to coat the popcorn. The Joe's & Seph family makes Gourmet Popcorn, which also has other products for your Christmas holiday, such as stockings, Kilner jars, a 12x snack pack selection box, and a giant popcorn cracker.


10. Stag Design Dog Advent Calendar ($37.00)

Pets such as dogs are also part of the countdown to Christmas, and remembering them makes the experience more memorable. Dogs are a big part of your family and deserve to be part of the festive celebrations. This is made better by having a bone advent calendar.

Stag Design Dog advent calendar is made from a personalized oak board that accommodates 24 treats. These treats can be filled with whatever you find best for your dog's advent calendar. The board also provides enough twine to attach all treats to the bone.

The twines used to secure each treat can be adjusted to your liking. To avoid confusion, you can customize the bone-shaped advent calendar with your dog's name. But keep in mind that the treats are not included when purchasing Stag Design Dog Advent Calendar.


What Is an Advent Calendar?

An advent calendar is a prestigious holiday traditional in the Christian church calendar dating back to the mid-19th century. Historically, it has helped Christians reflect on the birth of Jesus before Christmas day. Using advent calendars, people count days towards Christmas by opening gifts based on how the cards are arranged. A new gift (or chocolate treat!) is revealed every day until Christmas day.

During the 1800s, the German Lutherans marked chalks on walls or lighted candles to count the days until December 25. But nowadays, there are endless options - we've rounded up 10 of our favorites below.

How many days are there in an advent calendar?

Since the 1800s, the traditional advent calendar has had 24 days. For most advent calendars, December 1 is the starting date where you count the days up to Christmas eve. Brands launching advent calendars in 2022 have typically selected 7 days, 12 days, or 24/25 days for their designs.

Are advent calendars worth it?

Last year there was a great deal of controversy over the Chanel advent calendar (see: Chanel Advent Calendar Controversy TL;DR they got roasted on TikTok) sparking debate over whether designer advent calendars are worth it. As with any surprise / mystery grab bag gift, you're bound to receive some items you love and some you don't care for. It's really about the fun of unpacking little surprises each day until Christmas!

How many advent calendars are sold annually?

It's nearly impossible to quantify every type and every style of advent calendar on the market each year. That said, popular styles sell out extremely fast. If you see a style you like - whether a candle calendar, self-care gift box, or wine / booze calendar - hop on it quickly! Limited edition runs are the name of the game for this short-lived season. 

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