We think you’d pretty much agree with us when we say that the best part of Christmas, apart from all the festive feasts and presents, has to be the countdown to the festive season – and we like to do it with advent calendars!
From luxe scents and tantalising chocolates to boozy treats, AVENUE ONE has rounded up 20 advent calendars that will make you – and your kiddos! – look forward to counting down to the Yuletide cheer.
Many of the advent calendars last year sold out by the end of November, so do grab yours ASAP before they’re gone!
The holiday season is all about food and fun times – and dressing up too! If your kiddo is into accessorising, they’ll definitely love this 12-day jewellery and accessories advent calendar.
Besides opening a mini surprise gift each morning, they can also wear them with their Christmas and New Year party outfits.
ASOS Design 12 Days Jewelry And Accessories Advent Calendar retails for S$50.99 on ASOS.
Amazon has a really wide variety of advent calendars you can find and our favourite for the little ones has to be this countdown calendar from Crayola, which makes a great gift for kids who love to craft!
Crayola Christmas Countdown Activity Advent Calendar retails for S$68.33 on Amazon.
The art of gifting doesn’t get any chicer than Diptyque’s Advent Calendar.
Not to give too many surprises away, expect 25 treasures including 11 mini candles including some of Diptyque’s signature fragrances like Baies, Roses, Violette, Feu de Bois, and Figuier.
There’s even a new limited-edition scent, eight eaux de toilettes and parfums, and other skincare treats.
Diptyque Advent Calendar retails for S$678 at escentials and Diptyque’s boutique in Ngee Ann City.
Drinks by the Dram
Could you have come across the most delicious way to count down to Christmas?
No, this advent calendar doesn’t house any tiny squares of chocolate; instead, it has 24 different wax-sealed 30ml sample drams of whiskies from a litany of whisky producers, including a brace of well-matured expressions that have slumbered many years before bottling.
It’s truly an astonishing way for whisky enthusiasts to toast the festive season if you ask us!
Gin lovers can check out Drinks by the Dram’s Premium Gin Advent Calendar (S$128.54). Or if you prefer rum instead, consider the Rum Advent Calendar (S$226.90).
Drinks by the Dram Old & Rare Whisky Advent Calendar (2021 Edition) retails for S$1,513.10 on Masters of Malt.
Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, you’re gonna love this wondrous advent calendar as long as you’re a fan of The Nightmare Before Christmas.
In it, 24 miniature Funko Pop figures that you’ll want to make space for in your display cabinet because by the end of December, you’ll have a full collection of these figurines to proudly put on display.
Funko The Nightmare Before Christmas Advent Calendar retails for S$73 on Selfridges.
This is the perfect advent calendar if your child is into puzzles – it includes 24 different Christmas puzzles, plus puzzle glue to stick them together.
The box also comes with a roll of ribbon so you can turn the completed puzzles into tree ornaments after – we’re certain that your kiddo will be delighted that their handiwork is on display all throughout the festive month.
Gibsons Merry Mischief Puzzle Advent Calendar retails for S$45.50 on Selfridges.
Give yourself or a loved one the gift of warm feet for a full year with Happy Socks’ countdown calendar that contains a mix of holiday socks, classic dotted socks, and also the brand’s bestselling designs.
Happy Socks 24 Days Of Holiday Socks Advent Calendar retails for approx. S$304.64 (US$225) online.
Is this an advent calendar that’s also a jewellery box, or a jewellery box that’s also an advent calendar?
No matter which way you view it, this one right here is certainly a magical keepsake for all Harry Potter fans out there.
The box is made to look like Harry’s suitcase, and the gifts inside cover a myriad of Hogwarts-themed jewellery and accessories.
Harry Potter Jewellery and Accessories Advent Calendar retails for S$115.85 on Amazon.
Java junkies can do good while sipping on ethical coffee – Hook Coffee has joined hands with the students from Very Special Arts (VSA) Singapore – a charity organisation that empowers people with disabilities through the arts – to bring you a limited-edition advent calendar.
Featuring cute artworks from these students, the 24 unique blends come in convenient drip coffee bags. Plus, a portion of the proceeds will go towards supporting the various art programmes at VSA.
Hook Coffee Advent Calendar 2021 retails for S$50 online.
Got a foodie on your list? You won’t go wrong with this fun and artistic advent calendar that includes a variety of delectable Christmas cookies, chocolates, tea, and coffee that will satisfy the taste buds and warm the heart.
Janice Wong Advent Calendar with 24 Surprises retails for S$98. Pre-order it online.
How cute is this LEGO-themed advent calendar!? It contains a snowy city play mat and 24 gifts that your kids can build and play out their own festive scenes.
LEGO City Occasions Advent Calendar retails for S$34.99 on Toys “R” Us.
Marks & Spencer
Percy Pig may be Marks & Spencer’s reigning mascot but this Christmas, Colin the Caterpillar is definitely getting more time in the spotlight with the very first Colin the Caterpillar Advent Calendar to extend the Colin and Christmas joy with yummy chocolates this year.
Marks & Spencer Colin the Caterpillar Advent Calendar retails for S$39.90 at all Marks & Spencer stores across Singapore.
Maxim’s De Paris
Discover a collection of delicious treats made of milk and dark chocolates inside this advent calendar that opens like a book and be inspired by the fancy Christmas atmosphere of the famous Parisian restaurant.
Maxim’s De Paris Advent Calendar retails for S$55 on Robinsons.
If your kids are a fan of Peppa Pig, they’re going to have a ball of a time opening all the presents from this advent calendar.
Inside are 24 festive Peppa Pig mini gifts, including a Santa figurine and Christmas tree that will surely have your kids squealing in delight when they get to them,
Peppa Pig’s Advent Calendar retails for S$32.50 on Selfridges.
Filled with more than thirty surprises spread out over twenty-five days, Star Wars The Galactic Advent Calendar is the perfect gift for any Star Wars fan to ring in the holidays.
This countdown calendar is packed with a galaxy’s worth of exclusive trinkets, including greeting cards, paper ornaments, buttons, booklets, and more.
Star Wars The Galactic Advent Calendar retails for S$34.10 on Amazon.
Count down to Christmas every day with a good cuppa. T2 Tea’s advent calendar has 24 loose-leaf teas, including classic and festive flavours like chai, Christmas breakfast, and eggnog, as well as tea bag variation for convenient quality brews.
T2 Tea 24 Reasons to Smile Loose Leaf Edition Advent Calendar retails for S$50 at T2 Tea outlets islandwide and online.
That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Behind every one of the 24 windows of this advent calendar sits a different 30ml wax-sealed sample dram of independently bottled whisky from The Boutique-y Whisky Company’s selection, produced by a host of incredible distillers, to help you get in the jolly mood as you ring in the season with friends and family.
That Boutique-y Whisky Company Advent Calendar 2021 retails for S$265 on EC Proof.
The 1872 Clipper Tea Co.
If you are craving a proper cuppa this festive season, look no further than The 1872 Clipper Tea Co.’s 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar!
In this box, you’ll find a range of tea blends such as Timeless Earl Grey, Garden Tea, Blissful Berries, Yunnan Jasmine, Peach Tea, and Lemongrass that will set the mood every day in the lead up to Christmas.
The 1872 Clipper Tea Co.12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar retails for S$45 at The 1872 Clipper Tea Co.’s flagship store in ION Orchard.
Thirsty Beer Shop
Give the gift of craft beers and music this Christmas.
This year, Thirsty Beer shop has launched a music-themed advent calendar that comes with 24 curated beers (including 10 new releases!), each wrapped up in a cassette player and packaged in a box that’s designed to look like a vinyl record player.
Whether you plan to religiously follow the Christmas countdown from the first to the 24th with one beer a day, or you intend to tear open the calendar the moment it arrives, it’ll definitely be one boozy adventure you’ll remember.
Thirsty Jingle Beers Advent Calendar retails for S$149 online.
With 24 hand-scooped chocolate minis, Zotter’s advent calendar is definitely here to sweeten the wait for Christmas.
Have a jolly good time indulging in seductive flavours like different praline variations, butter caramel, Marc de Champagne, orange liqueur, and gingerbread made with organic and fair trade-quality chocolate.
Zotter Hand-Scooped Chocolate Advent Calendar retails for S$102 on Hello Chocolate.