How much do we love that everything has an advent calendar now? So much. 

Makeup Magic

This glittery galaxy of makeup magic is thanks to makeup-artist-to-the-stars Charlotte Tilbury. The Magic Moon Advent Calendar Vault, worth over $330, features 12 full-size and travel-size makeup and skincare hero products like Glow on-the-go, a cult-fave primer that gives a natural glow on its on own or under foundation and full-size Matte Revolution lipstick in Pillow Talk, her best-selling, award-winning nude-pink shade. $250, Holtrenfrew.comcharlottecharlotte 2

 

Chocolate Dreams

Purdys, now in its 112th year of crafting chocolates, uses only 100-percent sustainable cocoa, ensuring their cocoa farmer partners and co-ops are supported by programs that improve their profits and the livelihoods of their families and communities. The Starry Night Advent Calendar includes milk or white chocolate Holiday Miniatures, a dark chocolate Bell or milk chocolate Mini Salted Caramels. When you flip each drawer, you'll find a beautiful illustration at the end. $25, Purdys.com

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A Little Me Time

Forget winter’s cold and dream of Gallic fields of lavender instead with L’Occitane en Provence’s Classic Advent Calendar. Each of the 24 drawers holds a new beauty surprise like Shea Butter Comforting Eye Patches and Verbana Eau de Toilette all while offering tips on sustainability and how to be kinder to the planet. $64, Thebay.com

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Cheers to the Season 

Help kick-start the mirth with the Nude advent calendar, the first alcoholic calendar to carry low-calorie, sugar-free and gluten-free alternatives to beer, wine and coolers. Featuring 24 days of all Nude products—from vodka soda and gin soda to iced tea and tequila soda—you’ll also find two unreleased vodka soda flavours that debut exclusively in the advent calendar. Because, surprises. And for each advent calendar sold, Nude will donate a portion of sales to Food Banks BC.  $50, Nudebeverages.com

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Clean Beauty

All three editions of the Body Shop’s advent calendars are sold out online, but you can still find the mini Beauty Advent Calendar in-store in Vancouver. The Dream Big This Christmas advent calendar includes 24 treats from the bath and body collections—Coconut Shower Cream, Pink Grapefruit Lip Butter, Shea Hand Cream—but the real treat is that the Body Shop is teaming up with Plan International Canada this year so that proceeds from your purchases between November and December will support youth programs aimed at advancing gender equality. $69, thebodyshop.com

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Tea Time

UK-based Teapigs, the first company to be certified Plastic-free, only sources from sustainable estates. That means big flavour, whole leaves, 100% natural and no artificial flavours. With their advent calendar, enjoy 24 different blends (14 herbal; 10 with caffeine) all suitable for vegetarians (one contains real caramel, but if you let them know, they’ll replace it for you). $49, Teapigs.ca

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For the Fireside

No matter which of the five different editions you choose, your 2019 Short Story Advent Calendar from Hingston & Olsen Publishing includes 24 short stories featuring authors Anthony Doerr, Omar El Akkad, Lauren Groff, Jack Pendarvis, Casey Plette and Ian Williams (winner of the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize). Once you’ve read the day’s surprise tale, go online to find an exclusive interview with the author. $60, Hingstonandolsen.com

storyGold Star Gifting 

Start the excitement now with the Ultimate Advent Calendar from Tiffany’s. In a custom-designed, keepsake replica of the iconic brand’s Fifth Avenue flagship store, find 24 coveted designs like a Tiffany T Extra Large Smile pendant in 18k rose gold with diamonds or a Tiffany T True Narrow bracelet in 18k gold. Because you’re worth it. US$112,000, Tiffany.ca

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