11 Beautiful Advent Calendars for Grown-Ups, Including One Just for the Guys

Every year around Christmastime, my son and daughter-in-law give my grandsons a chocolate Advent Calendar. They may forget to do a lot of things during the day, but they never forget to ask to open another little door on the calendar. lol

Did you know there are Advent Calendars out there for the grown-ups? I don’t know how I’ve missed it all these years but I just discovered this when I got an email from Dior with an image of their amazing calendar this year. Once I saw the size of each day’s surprise, I am super tempted to buy one and treat myself to a little Dior goodie each day. I’ve never purchased any of their perfumes so this would be the perfect way to do that!

In today’s post, I’m sharing some of the wonderful Countdown to Christmas calendars that have been designed just for us, the grown-ups. As hard as we work through the holiday season to make Christmas special for everyone in our family, we deserve a little treat each day. I would love to end each day opening a door to a new treasure. A lot of these calendars are actually great deals because they are filled with products that if purchased individually would cost a lot more than the price of the calendar.

Most Advent Calendars for adults seem to be designed primarily for women, but I managed to find one that’s just for the guys. Each day, for 24 days, the lucky guy receiving this calendar will find a bath or grooming product tucked behind each door. Even the guys need a bit of pampering during the holidays. I’m thinking of ordering one of these for my son. It’s available here:

24 Day Beauty/Toiletry Advent Calendar for Men


This is def my favorite of all the Advent Calendars! It’s not cheap, but the goodies behind each door are the best of the best from Dior and the size of each product is quite generous.

24 Maison Christian Dior Surprises Advent Calendar


I love how they made each treasure the same shape it is when you buy it full size. Sooo cute! If you really want to treat someone this Christmas, this would definitely be the way to do it! I think it would also be beautiful to display even after Christmas is over. Dior really knows how to do an Advent Calendar! For a bit of luxury this Christmas, you’ll find this gorgeous Advent Calendar here: 24 Maison Christian Dior Surprises Advent Calendar


Macy’s has created their own Advent Calendar this year and I love the mix of beauty products included inside. Check it out in more detail here: 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

Are you a Sephora fan? They’ve put together a pretty impressive Wild Wishes Countdown Calendar this year. Too many goodies to describe them all but you can see it in greater detail here: Sephora Wild Wishes Advent Calendar


This countdown calendar from Anthropologie caught my eye because of the adorable design on the outside. I love it!

Anthropologie’s George & Viv 24 Day Advent Calendar


Look at the size of the treats inside! What a great way to try a lot of products from Anthropologie. This calendar is available here: Anthropologie’s George & Viv 24 Day Advent Calendar


This is a dream countdown calendar for the Charlotte Tilbury fan, it is stunning! I love all the drawers! You can read about everything that’s included here: Charlotte Bejewelled Chest of Beauty


Armani Beauty Advent Calendar

Armani has a beautiful Advent Calendar this year, too. Again, so many wonderful samples of their products in this luxury countdown calendar. Check it out here: Armani Beauty Advent Calendar.

Diptyque Advent Calendar

If you love Diptyque candles, this is the countdown calendar for you! I’m super tempted to get this one for myself so I can finally try all of the candles/scents they make. You’ll find this beautiful calendar here: Diptyque Advent Calendar.

Clarins Winter Wonders Advent Calendar, 2020

For the Clarins beauty product fan, here’s a great way to sample all their products. I can’t believe I haven’t known about these Beauty Advent Calendars before now because they are such a great way to sample so many of a brand’s products. Check the Clarins calendar out here: Clarins Winter Wonders Advent Calendar, 2020


Godiva Holiday Luxury Chocolate Advent Calendar.

If you’re not that into beauty products, Godiva makes a luxury chocolate Advent Calendar with a special chocolate treat for each day leading up to Christmas. You’ll find this yummy calendar here: Godiva Holiday Luxury Chocolate Advent Calendar.


Two more to consider: This L’Occitane looks like a great one…so many products! You’ll find it here: L’Occitane Advent Calendar. 


This would be a great one for Tea Lovers: Adagio Teas.


Did you see an Advent Calendar that you would love for yourself, or perhaps one you would like to give to a friend, a sister, or a loved one? Being a big Dior fan, that’s the one I really want! I’ve always wanted to try their perfumes, so it’s super tempting.

I’m so excited about Christmas this year! After the year we’ve all had, it feels good having something wonderful to look forward to!

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  1. A good way to try new perfumes, Dior, Burberry, etc. is to join Scentbird. I get a new trail size every month and get to pick the scents I want.
    Love the advent calendars.

  2. These are so very tempting, Susan! Last Christmas you posted some special offers on elegant perfumes. I am so hoping that you will do the same this year so perhaps I can take advantage of those great once a year offers, too.

  3. Another fun one is from Costco and has wine! They usually sell out and is perfect for someone who loves wine!

  4. Susan, I love Advent Calendars and my little darlings get great please from opening a door each day to discover a new treat. I was very interested in this post, as I am actually looking to simplify gifts this year. I quickly realized however, that many of those featured are much beyond my budget. I did find it interesting and am sure that some will be willing to spend over $400. If you do treat yourself, I hope you will get much pleasure from your purchase. MM

    • Thanks, Marie! I’ll probably do a post with Advent Calendars for kids because there are some really cute ones out there. If you are looking for one for yourself, the Sephora calendar is $45 and the Godiva one is only $40, so you may like one of those. The Macy’s one is $99 but if you bought each of the products separately, it would cost $434. So that’s a pretty awesome deal for $99.

  5. Brenda s. Lawrence says

    All of these look fun and a great way to try out some of the products before buying full size. Thanks for sharing Susan! Hugs, Brenda

  6. I love these Advent calendars! I have gotten Lego ones for my grandkids. I don’t know if I will buy one of these for myself or not, but I sure love them. Thanks for the post. Kay

  7. Another nice one is the Bonne Maman Advent Calendar, containing 24 jams and jellies and marmalades. So cute and tasty!

  8. I just love every one of these! Thank you so much for posting! I just love checking you out every week! Almost Happy Holidays! My favorite time of the year!!

  9. Claudette flanigan says

    That Dior is beautiful but the price is more than I would ever spend on myself. Every year I buy my daughter a make up advent calendar and she loves it. We also buy a chocolate one for all our 7 grandkids.

  10. Oh are those cute! Maybe I’ll get one and start counting down now! 😉 You find the most amazing things – thanks for the fabulous ideas!

  11. Christy Keyton says

    Here’s two more:
    I have ordered both of these in the past and they were delightful!

  12. Very nice ideas….we’ve come along way from opening the little flaps to see a little photo or read a little verse! Somewhere I saw a wine Advent calendar…there’s an idea ! Looking forward to the excitement of the holidays!

  13. Classy! But I’m just looking for the old fashioned wooden advent calendar you fill with candy.

  14. Jackie Allen says

    Thank you for sharing – I am getting ready for the Christmas Season — ready to put Halloween away! Those are some great ideas for gifts!

  15. I have received the L’Occitane advent calendar and can verify that it is a lovely gift. I started doing homemade advent calendars for my daughter when she was very young and now at age 28 it is still her most anticipated Christmas gifts. Some of the items included are simple like lip balms or a Lindt Chocolate and others might be a special piece of jewelry or a unique ornament or even a tiny living cactus! It can be a challenge to come up with new creative ideas each year, but I love her reaction as she facetime’s me each morning to tell me what her special gift was. So much fun.

  16. Thanks, Susan, the Advent Calendars are a great gift idea. Hubby will love the Godivas!

  17. Thanks, Susan, the Advent Calendars are a great gift idea. Hubby will love the Godivas!

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