21 Advent Calendars for Your Girlfriend to Help You Spoil Her All December

She'll thank you for the gift with a kiss—no mistletoe necessary.
Christmas advent calendar for your girlfriend
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Updated Oct 11, 2023
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I think I speak for all girlfriends when I say (read: sing) "All I want for Christmas is youuuu"—and an advent calendar. An advent calendar for your girlfriend will help her celebrate the holiday season and cue her to think of you every single day (aw). Sounds like a mutually beneficial gift idea to us—especially if she decides to share any of the sweet treats they include. Of course, chocolate isn't the only advent calendar gift idea we have for your girlfriend. She can countdown to Christmas with everything from makeup to candles to wine (and hard seltzers). While we curated this list with just one person in mind, you can also shop advent calendars for couples. They'll be an especially fun way to commemorate the occasion if it's your first holiday season living together. Whichever you choose, make sure you snag your girlfriend's advent calendar ASAP! The best advent calendars—and your girlfriend absolutely deserves the best—sell out early every season.

1. Olive & June Christmas Calendar

Olive & June nail polish advent calendar for girlfriend
Photo: Olive & June

Make sure her nails are always Insta-ready this holiday season with this coveted gift box from popular beauty brand Olive & June. It's packed to the brim with the brand's best offerings, all aimed at helping her score the perfect at-home manicure and pedicure. From nail files and a cuticle serum to seasonal nail stickers and six of Olive & June's signature polish shades (plus two top coats), this is one girlfriend gift that's sure to make her mani and bright!

2. Charlotte's Lucky Chest of Beauty Secrets: 12 Door Beauty Advent Calendar

Charlotte Tilbury beauty advent calendar for girlfriend
Photo: Charlotte Tilbury

We'd bet a tube of Hollywood Flawless Filter that your girlfriend has at least one Charlotte Tilbury product on her Christmas wishlist. (It may even be the above-mentioned glowy concealer.) Cross said gift off and throw in 11 more, with help from the celebrity makeup artist's eponymous brand's advent calendar. It has two full-sized and 10 mini makeup and skincare products waiting to be unveiled as she countdowns the days to Christmas.

3. Mazzi and Erez Peled Advent Shower Steamer Set

Mazzi and Erez shower steamer advent calendar for girlfriend
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Warning: Your girlfriend's only going to be taking longer showers from here on out. This advent calendar comes with 24 shower steamers that'll fill her bathroom with the scents of the season, like peppermint and fir tree. Each can also be used as a body scrub, thanks to the gentle exfoliating salts infused in the colorful steamers. Want to really upgrade this Christmas gift? Pair it with a plush robe so she can keep the warm fuzzy feelings coming even after she's stepped out of the warm water stream.

4. Voluspa 12 Day Advent Calendar

Voluspa candle advent calendar for girlfriend
Photo: Sephora

Here's a hint: Part of the reason your girlfriend's space always smells so good is likely because of all the candles she hoards. Pay homage to her sensory obsession with this candle advent calendar from high-end brand Voluspa. Twelve doors open to reveal an assortment of bestselling mini candles in a mixture of festive scents, including Sparkling Cuvée, Spiced Pumpkin Latte, and Cinnamon Woods. Bonus: The vessels themselves are so stunning, she'll want to save them to use after burning through all the flames.

5. Godiva 2023 Holiday Classic Chocolate Advent Calendar

Godiva's belgium chocolate advent calendar for girlfriend
Photo: Godiva

Spoil your sweet thing with this decadent chocolate advent calendar. Stuffed with assorted Belgium chocolates from Godiva, she'll countdown to Christmas one sugary bite at a time. And did we mention it's adorably decorated with penguins?

6. In Good Taste 2023 Wine Advent Calendar

In Good Taste wine advent calendar for girlfriend
Photo: In Good Taste

Sip, sip, hooray! The holiday season is here, and we can't think of a better way to toast December 1st's arrival (and every other day of the month, for that matter) than with a wine advent calendar. In Good Taste's Christmas gift set features 24 personal bottles of premium varieties, from chardonnay to syrah. To help your girlfriend explore her assortment of glasses from around the world, each countdown calendar also comes with a guidebook and virtual tasting videos. It's white (and red and rosé) Christmas indeed!

7. Ulta 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendar for girlfriend
Photo: Ulta

Does Ulta hypnotize your girlfriend and convince her to buy something every single time she walks through the store's door? Then she'll probably be entranced by their beauty advent calendar. It's filled with 12 of the brand's makeup products for a fresh-faced December. All products are mini-sized, so she can take them on the go during holiday travel.

8. Abbott Lyon Advent Calendar

Abbott Lyon jewelry advent calendar for girlfriend
Photo: Abbott Lyon

So, you're shopping for an advent calendar idea for your girlfriend that relates to her interests—but have you considered also finding one personalized with her name and birthday? If she never fails to accessorize, she'll love this luxury advent calendar from Abbott Lyon. Each day she'll reveal a different bauble customized with her first initial or birthstone. Bonus: The high-quality silver or gold-plated metal isn't just stylish, it's also water, sweat and heat resistant.

9. Williams Sonoma Elf™ Advent Calendar

Williams Sonoma Elf advent calendar for girlfriend
Photo: Williams Sonoma

This advent calendar will be loved by your girlfriend and Buddy the Elf alike. After all, just like his diet, it serves up the four main food groups: candy, candy cane, candy corn and syrup. We recommend picking up two: one she can use to countdown until Christmas and one she can devour in one night while watching the iconic holiday movie.

10. Hickory Farms 12 Days of Hot Cocoa Bombs Advent Calendar

Hickory Farms cocoa bomb advent calendar for girlfriend
Photo: Hickory Farms

Binge-watching Hallmark Christmas movies isn't complete without a steaming cup of cocoa. This hot chocolate bomb advent calendar will be the perfect compliment to her favorite holiday tradition: rewatching "Merry Kissmas." She'll just place one in a mug, then pour hot water or milk over the top so it "explodes" into a festive drink every evening.

11. Tea Forte Warming Joy Advent Calendar

Tea Forte tea advent calendar for girlfriend
Photo: Neiman Marcus

We're squealing with excitement over this cute advent calendar for your girlfriend. The tea bags are literally shaped like Christmas trees! It's filled with 24 assorted tea blends ranging from classic Earl Grey to festive Winter Chai to zesty Sweet Orange Spice. Your girlfriend will enjoy having a steaming cup of tea on the cold winter nights.

12. Uncommon Goods The Book Lover's Advent Calendar

Uncommon Goods book-themed advent calendar for girlfriend
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Does your girlfriend have a Barnes & Noble membership, an overflowing bookshelf and a fictional significant other she'd probably trade you in for if they were real? Sounds like she's a certified book lover and, thus, absolutely needs this advent calendar as a Christmas gift. She'll count down the days until she inevitably gets more books with literary-themed bookmarks, ornaments and more.

13. Erin Condren 12 Days of Stationery Accessories Advent Calendar

stationery advent calendar
Photo: Erin Condren

Whether she's in school or tackling the corporate world, this will be a handy advent calendar gift idea for your girlfriend. This one is stocked to the brim with pretty desk supplies. And it's pretty much a fact that fancy pens equate to better work, so she can really close out the year strong.

14. Keurig Advent Calendar Variety Pack

Keurig coffee advent calendar for girlfriend
Photo: Amazon

A Peppermint Mocha a day keeps Krampus away. Help your girlfriend countdown to Christmas and get her a.m. caffeine fix with this coffee advent calendar. Each day she can sample a new festive-flavored K-cup from Caribou Coffee, McCafe, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and more! There are even a couple of Swiss Miss cocoa pods, too.

15. Bonne Maman 2023 Limited Edition Advent Calendar

Bonne Maman jelly advent calendar for girlfriend
Photo: Bonne Maman

If she's the jelly to your peanut butter then this is a clever Christmas advent calendar for your girlfriend. Bonne Maman will treat her to an adorable mini jar of jam or honey in a count down to the holiday. She can slather the fruit spread on toast or biscuits for a delicious girl dinner—er, breakfast.

16. Louise Cunningham Merry & Bright 12 Days of Christmas Advent Puzzle Calendar

Louise Cunningham puzzle advent calendar for girlfriend
Photo: Anthropologie

An advent calendar that your girlfriend can use every year? Check! This puzzle advent calendar will give her an excuse to unplug and unwind while she completes her daily challenge. The 12 puzzles are cut from charming winter illustrations complete with figures ice-skating, skiing and decorating a Christmas tree.

17. Street Cat Style Witchy Advent Calendar

Gem Snow crystal advent calendar for girlfriend
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Help your girlfriend close out the year on a high note with this unique advent calendar aimed at a bit of mystical, magical self-care. She'll be delighted to receive a set of crystals and minerals along with their names and properties as well as celestial hair accessories, handmade jewelry and incense. Just choose between silver or gold-hued baubles and the 12 or 24-day countdown calendar.

18. NYX Professional Makeup 12-Pc. 12 Days Of Kissmas Lip Set

NYX makeup advent calendar for girlfriend
Photo: Macy's

Happy Kissmas! Attach a handwritten note to this advent calendar gift idea for your girlfriend that says "Meet me under the mistletoe." The flamingo-wrapped countdown from NYX will delight her with mini-versions of their best-selling lipsticks and glosses. Her mouth will be extra smoochable after 12 days of pampering.

19. GiveThemBeer.com Hard Seltzer Advent Calendar

GiveThemBeer hard seltzer advent calendar for girlfriend
Photo: GiveThemBeer.com

Even Santa agrees with the sentiment that there "Ain't no laws when you're drinking claws." If your girlfriend would take a hard seltzer over beer, wine or even a cocktail any day of the year, this is the adult advent calendar for her. GiveThemBeer.com pairs her favorite White Claws and Trulys with new seltzers from breweries around the US for an advent calendar that'll have her buzzing for Christmas Day.

20. Revolve Beauty 2023 Advent Calendar

Revolve Beauty advent calendar for girlfriend
Photo: Revolve

If you know your girlfriend will be asking for makeup and skincare products for Christmas—but you have no clue how to source such gifts—this is your answer. Revolve's beauty advent calendar is stocked with vanity essentials, including six full-size bottles. She'll receive everything from moisturizer and sunscreen to liquid blush and a highlighter. Between all 24 gifts, it retails at $481 but you can get it for $150. Just make sure to buy it before it's gone!

21. The Ritual of Advent 3D Advent Calendar

Rituals advent calendar for girlfriend
Photo: Rituals

Picture this: She lights a candle while she relaxes in the tub with a keratine hair mask and foaming shower gel. Once she's dry, she'll lather on body cream and spritz herself with perfume. All because you gave her this advent calendar filled with bathroom luxuries! It's not just great on the inside, though. The calendar itself is shaped like a 3D Christmas tree and even lights up. (Brb, texting my boyfriend a link.)

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