Advent Calendars for Everyone!

By Karen R. Smith


With the start of November, the holiday season is upon us. While I know lots of folks postpone shopping for another month, take a moment now to find an advent calendar for everyone on your list. December first will be here before you know it!

When was the last time you bought an advent calendar for the adults on your list? Exactly!!!! But there are some fabulous choices this year that will change that for sure.

Hogwarts and more

The Harry Potter “Christmas in the Wizarding World” Advent Calendar from Williams Sonoma or the Harry Potter Sock Calendar from Target are bound to please the millenial in your family who grew up on JK Rowling’s books.

Ilchester Cheese Advent Calendar from Target

You can buy this tasty product for Gram and Gramps…and the tiny-est toddlers will love it too! My younger son’s first sentence was, “How about some cheese please?” He’s 35 now and I’m buying him this.

Sephora’s Wish Upon A Star and Colour Pop’s Advent Calendars

24 days of new makeup products from Sephora -- each includes a tiny applicator too - will delight any gal at any age. For the one who really, really loves her eye shadows...the Colour Pop calendar features limited edition shadows full size pots.

QVC’s Vintage Advent Calendar

The shopping giant has created a wonderful pink collection of beauty odds and ends that everyone needs...and done it all in vintage pink.

Cosmetic Advent Calendars

If you know a lady’s favorite cosmetic and beauty supplier, you can gift her an advent calendar she is sure to love. Lancome, Estee Lauder, NYX, Rituals and several others have joined the advent calendar revival and price points vary with the brand.

Cost Plus World Market’s Dog Advent Calendar means that for 24 days, your very good dog can enjoy a charming handmade, healthy treat!!

Alcoholic libations...Coffee...Creamers...Oh My! has an abbreviated advent calendar, which will give the recipient 12 cans of the year’s top-rated hard seltzers. They also have one with 12 popular craft beers. has 24 days of special tastes. Brown Sugar Bourbon sounds amazing!

At CostPlus World Market, the Bonne Maman Preserves advent calendar will present an ounce a day of something yummy -- preserves, honeys and jellies -- to spread on toast or crackers or to top off a bowl of hot cereal.

I’m hoping for more coffee...and has an advent calendar I covet. A dozen pour-over coffees and natural creamers too. For tea drinkers, there are several tea calendars on to choose from; some feature 24 individual tea bags; others provide loose tea in tiny drawers to open each day.

While there are dozens of different advent calendars on (just type ‘advent calendar’ into the search bar) the one I’ve ordered for my elder son is the BYOB Hot Sauce that has 24 days of blistering heat in individual 2-ounce bottles.

Toys and more

If your children are fans of Melissa & Doug toys, there’s a new wooden advent calendar from the duo that can actually be used year after year -- talk about a great investment!

The Lego Star Wars advent calendar is a building kit with nearly 300 pieces, while the Play-Doh calendar includes modeling compound and creative accessories. Either way, you’ll be giving your child a classic. Paw Patrol, PlayMobil and Hatchimals all have advent calendars too!

The folks are have a jewelry advent calendar for the little ladies on your list. They get a bracelet and add charms every day, ending with a delightful piece of jewelry that features Swarovski crystals.

And if that’s not quite enough…head to Tiffany’s, where they have just launched a delightful calendar filled with the retailer’s signatures jewelry. It’s $112,000 which means it will cost you

$500 per day for 24 days...Merry Christmas!

About the Author:
Karen R. Smith is an award-winning journalist and publicist. Her book, "Stylishly Sexy" is available online and she takes private style clients throughout Arizona and across the country. Visit her at