9 Holiday Advent Calendars Your Girlfriend Will Swoon Over
Gifting occasions can be stressful when you're in a relationship—after all, it's tough to choose a present that somehow encompasses all your significant other means to you. If you're struggling with what to get your girlfriend for Christmas this year, you've come to the right place. We're here to help you kick off December on the right foot with a Christmas countdown calendar that'll add a little holly-jolly goodness to her holiday season—all culminating with the perfect present under the Christmas tree on December 25 (we can help with that too!).
In case you're unfamiliar with the beloved tradition, holiday advent calendars are a great way to build the magic and anticipation of the season, with bite-size thematic gift reveals throughout the month. From a luxe beauty advent calendar and candle advent calendar to foodie-focused goodies, our guide is filled with ideas that'll go a long way in showing your girlfriend just how much you adore her this holiday season. Trust us: Playing Santa has never been more fun.
1. Voluspa 12-Day Advent Calendar
Here's a hint: Part of the reason your girlfriend's space always smells so good is likely because she loves candles. Pay homage to her sensory obsession with this candle advent calendar from high-end brand Voluspa. 12 doors open to reveal an assortment of bestselling mini candles in a mixture of festive scents, including Sparkling Cuvée, Spiced Pumpkin Latte, Vanilla Fireside and Frosted Holly Berry. Bonus: The vessels themselves are so stunning she'll want to save them to use after burning through all the flames.
2. Olive & June Christmas Calendar
Ensure her tips and toes are polished to a shine for any holiday party she has on the calendar with this charming advent calendar from trendy nail 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 cuticle serum to seasonal nail stickers and seven of Olive & June's signature polish shades, this is one gift that's sure to get her into the holiday spirit.
3. In Good Taste Wine Advent Calendar
Sip, sip, hooray! The holiday season is here, and we can't think of a better way to welcome December 1 than with a wine advent calendar. In Good Taste's Christmas gift set features 24 personal bottles of premium varieties, from chardonnay to syrah. And to help your girlfriend explore her assortment of glasses from around the world, each countdown calendar comes with a guidebook and virtual tasting videos. Now she can enter the new year filled with newfound wine knowledge.
4. Spa Life Fizzle All the Way Bath Bomb Advent Calendar
Is your GF always on the go? One of the best holiday gifts you can treat her to this year is the opportunity for a little rest and relaxation. This Amazon countdown calendar is filled with 12 mini bath bombs in a variety of colors and scents to help transform her nightly bath routine into something truly indulgent. Want to really upgrade this Christmas gift? Pair it with a plush robe so she can keep the warm fuzzy feelings coming even after her bath has drained.
5. Neil Edley Cookie Making Advent Calendar
For many, the holiday season goes hand in hand with cooking and baking. If your girlfriend is basically a sugar plum fairy, she'll love this foodie advent calendar from Uncommon Goods. 25 perforated doors open each day in December to reveal a specialty baking ingredient, tool or recipe that'll eventually combine to help her create six different holiday cookies. Your Christmas Day is about to get a whole lot more delicious.
6. Kylie Cosmetics Holiday Collection 12 Days of Kylie Advent Calendar
Let's face it: No advent calendar gift guide would be complete without a bit of lip balm and limited-edition lip liner. If you've been on the hunt for the best beauty advent calendar for your girlfriend this Christmas, look no further than this trendy collection from Kylie Cosmetics. It's packed full of the reality star's best-selling beauty products, from a sugar lip scrub to liquid lipstick, in a range of travel- and full-sized bottles. Our advice? Order this countdown calendar ASAP—it won't last for long!
7. Anoa Design 2022 Jewelry Advent Calendar
This stylish advent calendar contains 24 pieces of unique jewelry, like a classy snowflake necklace and romantic infinity earrings. The baubles come in a mix of metal colors (silver, gold and rose gold) for a versatile collection of bling she can sport all season long (and beyond). Plus, the packaging is delightful on its own—we're obsessed with the watercolor Christmas fir design. FYI: This made-to-order countdown calendar ships from Europe, so "add to cart" fast to get your gift on time.
8. Smudge 10 Days of Magical Self-Care
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. Each of the 10 drawers included in this gift idea comes filled with a wellness tool and ritual for her to utilize on her quest for fulfillment (and fun). With meaningful crystals, on-the-go essential oils and drinkable adaptogens, this is one stocking stuffer your GF won't soon forget.
9. Little Party Bohemians Refillable Christmas Advent Calendar
Planning a holiday proposal? This DIY advent calendar could be the perfect way to treat her daily until you slip that ring on her finger on December 25. Fill each of the cutely decorated wooden drawers with bitsy holiday treats (like hot chocolate mix, a small Christmas trinket, gingerbread cookies and more), then save the true star of the show for the final day. Just make sure she doesn't peek!