It’s finally the time of the year again when we celebrate one of our favourite festivals! However, much like when we were kids waiting for the final paper of our exams, the 24 days to Christmas can seem longer than usual. While patience is a virtue, you can make the wait a tad more bearable with an Advent Calendar.
Advent Calendars are mostly known to be for kids but there’s an Advent calendar for everyone with different purposes! Read on to find out the different types of Advent calendars that Avenue One has curated for you this Christmas!
Activities Advent Calendars
1. Adventivity House
The holidays are here again The Adventivity House is both an advent calendar and an activity book, which hold a myriad of things like stencils, a festive mug, decorative dollies and even Christmas tree decorations. The little ones will definitely be occupied this December.
The Adventivity House retails for SGD15.67 on Book Depository.
2. Crayola Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar
Nurture the hidden artists in your little ones awith this Crayola Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar. Filled with Crayola goodies like crayons, markers and paints, they will be kept busy the whole of December!
The Crayola Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar retails for SGD32.80 on Singsale.
3. Marks & Spencer Advent Jigsaw
The wait to Christmas can be pretty long so check off each day with a piece of jigsaw from this Marks & Spencer Advent Jigsaw and when Christmas comes, put in the final piece to complete it!
The Marks & Spencer Advent Jigsaw retails for £9 on Marks & Spencer.
Beauty Advent Calendars
4. ASOS Grooming Advent Calendar
One of the few Advent calendars designed for men’s grooming, the ASOS Grooming Advent Calendar contains 12 boxes of necessary and practical grooming products. From a handy roll-on deodorant to a fuss-free sheet mask to a nourishing beard oil, your grooming needs will be covered for the whole of next year.
The ASOS Grooming Advent Calendar retails for SGD64.84 on ASOS.
5. Clarins 12-Day Advent Calendar
Start your December right by waking up to surprises from the Clarins 12-Day Advent Calendar. Each little surprise is a sampler of Clarins bestselling skincare and makeup treats to get your skin and face prepped for all the parties and gatherings that await you. Expect to find fan favourites like the Lip Comfort Oil, Extra-firming Mask, and Beauty Flash Balm.
The Clarins 24-Day Advent Calendar retails exclusively online at SGD188 on Clarins.
6. Net-A-Porter 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar
Celebrate a luxurious Christmas this December with Net-A-Porter 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar. The 25 drawers are filled with a delightful mishmash of travel and full-sized products that will get you party ready from head to toe. Find carefully picked goodies like Omorovicza’s Illuminating Moisturizer which will take your skincare to the next level, Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Lips Matte Contour Liquid Lipstick to give you the perfect pout and Oribe’s Mystify Restyling Spray which will help tame your tresses.
The Net-A-Porter 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar retails for USD293.75 on Net-A-Porter.
7. The Body Shop Dream Big This Christmas Beauty, Deluxe and Ultimate Advent Calendars
The Body Shop’s theme this year is to dream big and they have done just that with their annual Advent Calendars. Now, as you eagerly count down the days to Christmas with full-sized favourites from the brand, celebrate each day with trivia about brilliant women who dreamed big and made history that The Body Shop hopes to inspire you with.
There are three advent calendars; the Beauty one contains bath and body products exclusively, while the Deluxe and the Ultimate ones house a mix of bath and body products, skincare and makeup.
The Body Shop Dream Big this Christmas Beauty, Deluxe and Ultimate Advent Calendars retail for SGD69, SGD99 and SGD229 respectively at The Body Shop and Lazada (discount available!).
8. Marks & Spencer Cheese Advent Calendar
Last week, Marks & Spencer posted a photo of their new Cheese Advent Calendar which holds a tray of 24 scrumptious cheese bites for you while you wait for Christmas to roll in. It is exclusively available in selected UK M&S outlets so do check their Instagram page as they release more details.
The Marks & Spencer Cheese Advent Calendar retails for £15 and is available at selected Marks & Spencer outlets.
9. Ilchester Cheese Advent Calendar
Back in 2016, blogger Anmen came up with the world’s first ever DIY cheese advent calendar and received an overwhelming response from readers and cheese lovers. Since then, she has teamed up with Ilchester to come up with a cheese calendar which you can purchase. The cheese calendars are sold in various countries, with different selections of cheese.
The Ilchester Cheese Advent Calendar is available in certain supermarkets in different countries. Click here for more details.
Collectibles Advent Calendar
10. Funko POP! Pocket Marvel 80 Years Advent Calendar
Have a Marvel-themed Christmas this year with the Funko POP! Pocket Marvel 80 Years Advent Calendar. 24 different little heroes lie behind each door and Marvel fans will definitely enjoy the process of counting down to Christmas.
The Funko POP! Pocket Marvel 80 Years Advent Calendar (Set of 24) retails for SGD95.22 on Amazon.
11. Lego City Advent Calendar Building Kit 2019
Build your own Christmas stories with the Lego City Advent Calendar Building Kit 2019 which contains seven City minifigures (Including Santa!), a husky dog and vehicles like a sleigh, snow plow factor and a snow mobile. The little ones and Lego collectors will definitely love this 2019 edition!
The Lego City Advent Calendar Building Kit 2019 retails for SGD40.31 on Amazon.
Chocolate Advent Calendars
12. KitKat Chocolate Christmas Advent Calendar
Everyone can take a little break, especially this December after a seemingly never-ending year. Take one with KitKat Chocolate Christmas Advent Calendar which contains flavours that feature local delights such as Nasi Lemak, Ice Kachang and Durian Delight.
The KitKat Chocolate Christmas Advent Calendar retails for SGD35.90 on Lazada.
13. Lindt Adorable Bear Advent Calendar
Chocolate lovers, especially the little ones, will take delight in this Lindt Adorable Bear Advent Calendar. Each door opens up to a delicious treat from one of Lindt’s luxurious range of chocolates. Count down patiently to Christmas Eve because that’s when the biggest bear will greet you!
The Lindt Adorable Bear Advent Calendar retails for SGD21.50 on Selfridges & Co..
14. Nordstrom Theatre Chocolate Advent Calendar
Want to splurge a little? Then pick the Nordstrom Theatre Chocolate Advent Calendar! It features a luxurious tray of milk and dark chocolates, all wrapped up in gorgeous shades of the Christmas colours.
The Nordstrom Theatre Chocolate Advent Calendar retails for SGD110.15 on Nordstrom.
Condiments Advent Calendars
15. BYOB The 25 Sauces of Christmas Countdown to Santa Clause
Want to surprise a friend who loves spicy food? This 25 Sauces of Christmas Countdown to Santa Clause will definitely not be something that he/ she expects to receive this Christmas. A sauce for every day until Christmas, this calendar holds 2oz glass bottles of slowly-simmered Louisiana style hot sauces made the old-fashioned Creole way, wrapped in its own Christmas-themed label.
The BYOB 25 Sauces of Christmas Countdown to Santa Clause retails for SGD115.14 on Amazon.
16. Thoughtfully Gifts Global Spice and Salt Gift Set
Thoughtfully Gifts make sure that they put their hearts in each of the gifts that they prepare and this Global Spice and Salt Gift Set is no exception. Half spices and half salts, these little adorable bottles are sourced from all over the world and will delight any Master Chef in-the-making.
The Thoughtfully Gifts Global Spice and Salt Gift Set retails for SGD50.52 on Amazon.
Fragrance Advent Calendars
17. Anthropologie Capri Blue 12 Days of Volcano Gift Set
The Anthropologie Capri Blue 12 Days of Volcano Gift Set is specially created for the fragrance enthusiasts. You can bet that they will spend December and possibly the whole of next year having fun with the olfactory delights in this calendar.
The Anthropologie Capri Blue 12 Days of Volcano Gift Set retails for SGD246.99 on Nordstrom.
18. Jo Malone Advent Calendar
Jo Malone’s products are exquisite and receiving 24 of them all at one time will definitely make this Christmas unforgettable. The Jo Malone Advent Calendar holds little miniatures of its signature scents and Bath & Body products and would most certainly fall in anyone’s Christmas wish list.
The Jo Malone Advent Calendar retails for £320 on Jo Malone.
19. Molten Brown 2019 Advent Calendar
Check each day of the December calendar with one of the many decadent, luxurious treats from the Molten Brown 2019 Advent Calendar. Expect to find fragrances, hair care and body care that will get you smelling heavenly this Christmas.
The Molten Brown 2019 Advent Calendar retails for £175 on Molten Brown.
Haircare Advent Calendars
20. The Balmain Limited Edition 10 Days of Balmain Paris Hair Couture Advent Calendar 2019
For those who are guilty of constantly dyeing their hair and want to make hair care one of their 2020 resolutions, this Balmain Limited Edition 10 Days of Balmain Paris Hair Couture Advent Calendar will provide you with everything that you need. Though it’s only for 10 days, it is definitely going to last more than that!
The Balmain Limited Edition 10 Days of Balmain Paris Hair Couture Advent Calendar 2019 retails for SGD215 on Selfridges.
21. Moroccanoil Beauty Vault
The Moroccanoil Beauty Vault takes care of your tresses all the way from step one! There are hair treatments and styling products to ensure that your hair is perfect for all the parties and dinners that have been lined up. Included in the vault are also some body care items to make sure you are well taken care of this season from head to toe.
The Moroccanoil Beauty Vault retails for £20 on Lookfantastic.
Jewellery Advent Calendars
22. Johnny Loves Rosie Christmas Jewellery Advent Calendar
Known for its vintage style, Johnny Loves Rosie has come up with a jewellery calendar for the first 24 days of December. Each window holds a delicate mix of earrings, bracelets, necklace and charms for you to mix and match.
Johnny Loves Rosie Christmas Jewellery Advent Calendar retails for SGD55.58 on ASOS.
23. Orelia Gold Plated Create-Your-Own-Jewellry 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar
This calendar holds a necklace, bracelet and a pair of earrings, followed by nine gift-filled windows of Orelia’s gold-plated eclectic pendants and charms so that you can customise your own jewellery this December. Each gift is wrapped up in Tiffany blue soft pouches so that you can keep them properly at the end of the day.
The Orelia Gold Plated Create-Your-Own-Jewellry 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar retails for SGD77.81 on ASOS.
Nails Advent Calendars
24. Ciaté London Mini Mani Month Collection
23 Ciaté London nail polishes for the first 23 days of December. Hold Christmas sleepovers for your girlfriends as a throwback to yesteryear and spend the night painting your nails and Netflix-ing.
The Ciaté London Mini Mani Month Collection retails for £40 on Lookfantastic.
25. Essie Beauty Advent Calendar
With eight full-sized and nine mini nail polishes, one mini polish remover, five Essie surprises and one nail stick sheet, this calendar is perfect for those who are about to start their own nail collection or as an addition to a nail lacquer enthusiast’s stash. Essie has been known to have great formula so this will not disappoint.
The Essie Beauty Advent Calendar retails for SGD173.26 on Amazon.
Stationery Advent Calendars
26. Kikki.K Stationery Lover’s Advent Calendar Luxe Soft Pink: Christmas
This pretty in pink Kikki.K Stationery Lover’s Christmas Advent Calendar in Luxe Soft Pink is the dream for all stationery lovers. It’s going to be a wee bit difficult to not open all the doors at one go but try to resist so that each day of December will start out that much sweeter with little pink and rose gold surprises.
The Kikki.K Stationery Lover’s Advent Calendar Luxe Soft Pink: Christmas retails for SGD189 at Kikki.K.
27. Paperchase 2019 Stationery Advent Calendar
For a more eclectic mix of stationery, the Paperchase 2019 Stationery Advent Calendar will be right up your alley. Discover stationery like elegant pink flamingo stickers, pens where a monkey and cat sit atop and dinosaur-shaped erasers with this fun calendar that’s already low in stock!
The Paperchase 2019 Stationery Advent Calendar retails for £35.00 on Paperchase.
Socks Advent Calendars
28. Game of Thrones 12 Days of Socks Christmas Advent Calendar (Women)
For those who haven’t gotten over Game of Thrones, this Game of Thrones 12 Days of Socks Christmas Advent Calendar is for you. Spend the nights in these socks while you watch reruns of one of the most-watched American fantasy drama.
The Women’s Game of Thrones 12 Days of Socks Christmas Advent Calendar retails for SGD49.64 on Amazon.
29. Marvel 12 Days Of Socks Advent Calendar Gift Set (Men)
The weather in Singapore dips towards the end of the year so have the heroes protect your toes or your friends’ with this Marvel 12 Days of Socks Advent Calendar Gift Set. Make sure that you get the sizes right! For those who aren’t fans of Marvel, there are also socks advent calendars for Harry Potter and Star Wars.
The Marvel 12 Days Of Socks Advent Calendar Gift Set (Mens 6-12) retails for SGD86.54 on Amazon.
30. Marcoliani Men’s Advent Calendar of Socks
For a more luxurious calendar of socks, head on over to Neiman Marcus to get this exclusive Marcoliani Men’s Advent Calendar of Socks. Each of the 24 chests holds a pair of men’s fine Italian socks made from cotton or merino wool.
The Marcoliani Men’s Advent Calendar of Socks retails for SGD698.30 on Neiman Marcus.
Tea Advent Calendars
31. Pukka Herbs Christmas Advent Calendar
Pukka Herbs has packed twenty four of its favourite teas into a wall calendar. Follow the order Pukka Herbs has planned for you or be adventurous and try out the unfamiliar flavours first.
The Pukka Herbs Christmas Advent Calendar retails for SGD19.79 on iHerb.
32. T2 Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar
Start or end each of the 24 days leading to Christmas with the T2 Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar. Behind each of the 24 doors lie a tea bag of an old favourite or a new friend that has been meticulously packaged
The T2 Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar retails for SGD40 at T2.
Wine Advent Calendars
33. First 4 Hampers Sparkling Advent Tipsy Tree
This fun, easy-to-assemble wooden tree comes with bottles of some of the world’s finest wines for you to enjoy with your loved ones. Pop the wines in whichever order you want and get ready to countdown to Christmas!
The First 4 Hampers Sparkling Advent Tipsy Tree retails for £140 on First 4 Hampers.
34. John Lewis Wine Advent Calendar
Enjoy quiet evenings with your special one this December with the John Lewis Wine Advent Calendar. Open each door to discover wines that are red, white or rose.
The John Lewis Wine Advent Calendar retails for £60 on John Lewis.
DIY Advent Calendars
While the aforementioned advent calendars can make really fun and thoughtful gifts, they are all theme-based. You know your loved ones better so why not customise an advent calendar from one of the following with items from all categories!
35. Roman Cabin Village Light-Up Advent Calendars
This wooden calendar which depicts a little homely cabin in a frosty alpine setting lights up! The diorama is framed by 24 little drawers which you can fill with little treats and goodies!
The Roman Cabin Village Light-Up Advent Calendars retails for SGD102.90 on Nordstrom.
36. Inspired by Alma Advent Calendar Christmas Stockings
Make your advent calendar part of your Christmas decorations with this Inspired by Alma Advent Calendar Christmas Stockings! Fill each sock with a special treat and feel heart warm up when you see your loved ones unveiling each one!
The Inspired by Alma Advent Calendar Christmas Stockings retails for SGD32.89 on Etsy.