The 10 best seasonal advent calendars for adults for 2020

Meaghan Wray
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Because advent calendars don't have to just be made of chocolate.
Because advent calendars don't have to just be made of chocolate.

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Advent calendars aren’t just for kids anymore.

The holiday season—and especially now, during a pandemic—is all about treating ourselves and buying special gifts for those who mean the most to us. The beauty of the advent calendar is looking forward to and celebrating every new day, while counting down to the big festivities.

ALSO SEE: 12 of the best chocolate advent calendars to buy this year

Whether the special someone you’re buying for is a beer lover, skin-care junkie or obsessed with The Office, there’s an advent calendar to mark their passion and inject a bit of joy into every day.

One of our favourites this year comes from the cult classic skincare brand L’Occitane. Their signature annual advent calendar is stuffed full of their tried-and-true products that have stood the rest of time, from their shea butter hand creams to their body oils and hair gels.

ALSO SEE: 12 of the best luxe beauty advent calendars to shop this holiday season

We’ve gathered some of the best adult-friendly advent calendars below!

L’Occitane Signature Advent Calendar

L’Occitane Signature Advent Calendar (Photo via The Bay)
L’Occitane Signature Advent Calendar (Photo via The Bay)

This is the perfect advent calendar for skincare junkies wanting to test out some of L’Occitane’s cult-classic products.

SHOP IT: The Bay, $84

Davids Tea 24 Days of Tea

Davids Tea 24 Days of Tea (Photo via Davids Tea)
Davids Tea 24 Days of Tea (Photo via Davids Tea)

Wake up and smell the tea! Can’t decide which flavour you want? This Davids Tea calendar chooses for you during the holiday season.

SHOP IT: Davids Tea, $50

Love Honey 7 Nights of Seduction

Love Honey 7 Nights of Seduction (Photo via Love Honey)
Love Honey 7 Nights of Seduction (Photo via Love Honey)

Love Honey’s 7 Nights of Seduction advent calendar is the perfect, saucy gift for your significant other. Better yet, it comes in straight and plus sizes to suit all body types.

SHOP IT: Love Honey, $90

The Bearded Man Co. 24 Days of Beard Treats

The Bearded Man Co. 24 Days of Beard Treats (Photo via Etsy)
The Bearded Man Co. 24 Days of Beard Treats (Photo via Etsy)

Give your bearded friend the gift of perfectly coiffed and conditioned facial hair.

SHOP IT: Etsy, $58

Godiva Holiday 24-Piece Advent Calendar

Godiva Holiday 24-Piece Advent Calendar (Photo via The Bay)
Godiva Holiday 24-Piece Advent Calendar (Photo via The Bay)

Perhaps the one you’re buying for this year is really just into the tried-and-true chocolate advent calendar. Take the quality up a notch with this Godiva sampler set.

SHOP IT: The Bay, $49 (originally $50)

25 Days of Self Care

25 Days of Self Care (Photo via Etsy)
25 Days of Self Care (Photo via Etsy)

We all need help caring for ourselves every now and then, and this super thoughtful, handmade self-care advent calendar is perfect for doing just that.

SHOP IT: Etsy, $76

The Office 12 Days of Socks Advent Calendar

The Office 12 Days of Socks Advent Calendar (Photo via Amazon)
The Office 12 Days of Socks Advent Calendar (Photo via Amazon)

Know someone whose passion for The Office and business socks intersect? Give them a laugh every morning when they read some of their favourite TV-show references while putting on their socks.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $57

24 Days of Clinique

24 Days of Clinique (Photo via The Bay)
24 Days of Clinique (Photo via The Bay)

Gift the beauty lover in your life with the ultimate Clinique gift set.

SHOP IT: The Bay, $95

OPI Holiday Mini 25-Pack Advent Calendar

OPI Holiday Mini 25-Pack Advent Calendar (Photo via Amazon)
OPI Holiday Mini 25-Pack Advent Calendar (Photo via Amazon)

Give the gift of 25 new manicures to your nail polish fanatic friends. OPI’s holiday collection features colours from bright, sparkling golds to subdued, natural pale pinks for every mood.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $67

24 Beer Adult Advent Calendar

24 Bear Adult Advent Calendar (Photo via Etsy)
24 Bear Adult Advent Calendar (Photo via Etsy)

What better way to taste test new craft beers than with this homemade beer advent calendar?

SHOP IT: Etsy, $135 (originally $150)

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