From toys for the kids to plenty of choices for chocolate lovers, these advent calendars will add excitement to the countdown to Christmas

 

1. Short Story Advent Calendar – $55

Short StoriesThis is the perfect calendar to get you in the Yuletide spirit. This deluxe box from publisher Hingston & Olsen includes 24 individually bound short stories from eight countries, which include works from internationally acclaimed authors Kevin Barry and Sara Levine.

 

2. Rogers’ Chocolate Advent Calendar – $15.49

RogersStart your Christmas countdown with something sweet! Rogers’ Chocolates has created a variety of gourmet and delectable chocolate advent calendars depicting scenes from their iconic store in Victoria, B.C. Local and delicious!

 

24 Days of Tea – $49

Davids TeaSip on all of your favourite holiday classics from Davids Tea. With flavours like apple cider and caramel shortbread, each box doubles as an ornament and holds two portions of tea to share. We’ll raise a pinky to that!

 

4. FAO Schwarz Wooden Advent Calendar Sleigh – $50

SchwartzFill this vintage-inspired wooden advent calendar sleigh from Hudson’s Bay with your own baking or holiday treats. Featuring 25 pull-out drawers and LED lights, this gift doubles as a treasured keepsake that can be used year after year!

 

5. L’Occitane Signature Advent Calendar – $59

LOcctaineLook fresh and fabulous during the heart of winter with these beauty products from L’Occitane. Behind every beautiful illustration is a best-selling item, such as Verbena Body Lotion and Cherry Blossom Bath and Shower Gel.

 

6. Paw Patrol Advent Calendar – $52.50

Paw patrolMake all your child’s Christmas wishes come true before the big day with this Paw Patrol advent calendar available on Amazon. Collect all 24 figurines to build out the world of Adventure Bay!

 

7. Purdy’s Home for the Holidays Advent Calendar – $28.00

PurdysAnother advent calendar for your loved ones with a serious sweet tooth ('tis the season, after all!) Unwrap ‘em to snack ‘em on Purdy’s dark, milk and white chocolate crafted from 100 percent sustainable cocoa.

 

8. Sock Box Advent Calendar – $259

Sock BoxThe more socks, the merrier!  And this advent calendar from Sock Box includes 24 cozy pairs of men's socks for each day leading up to the holidays. From argyle to stripes to polka dots, there’s a pair for every occasion.

 

9. Craftworks Society Nativity Set – $65

CraftworksThis beautiful nativity set made of premium wool is perfect for children and adults alike. Each pocket is made to fit a felt ornament, plus room for something extra. Craftworks is a Vancouver-based charity that provides employment opportunities for people with mental illnesses and physical disabilities.

 

10. 25 Days of the Enchanted Deluxe Advent Calendar – $99

body shop calendarRe-energize your mind and body with a variety of bath and skincare products from the Body Shop. Make sure to keep your empty boxes as the calendar transforms into a surprise picture puzzle. The magic of Christmas strikes again!

 

11. Alpine Adventure Pack by Parallel 49 & Central City Brewers

Alpine PackIn the wise words of Homer J. Simpson, “mmm... beer." With 12 mystery brews from Red Racer and Parallel 49 featuring a variety of seasonal flavours, this gift is sure to wow the beer drinkers in your household.

 

12. NYX Wanderlust Advent Calendar – $75

NYXGlam up for all those holiday parties with NYX’s limited-edition Wanderlust Advent Calendar. This pretty package includes 24 makeup offerings, including a range of lipsticks, highlighters and eye shadows.