20 Best Advent Calendars Of 2023 That Have Nothing To Do With Chocolate

by | Oct 26, 2023 | Gifts

Move over chocolate-filled advent calendars, we’ve got a new way of counting down to the most festive day of the year. Filled with splurge-worthy beauty products or a new gin to add to your tonic, advent calendars have gotten a sweet makeover — minus the actual candy.


Not your regular 24-day advent calendar, Clarins helps you practice patience by having you open a window every second day. Filled with 12 of their best-sellers, this limited edition box will help you achieve radiant skin and flawless makeup.

The Body Shop

Jam-packed with the Body Shop’s fav bath and body products, you’ll get a daily beauty surprise. The Body Shop has selected a few of their (and your) fav products for you to enjoy throughout the festive season. Bonus: you can reuse the pop-ups on this calendar as gift tags.


Beauty lovers will fall for The Conscious Selection Advent Calendar, which features the bare essentials to take care of yourself while reducing waste. Each day of the week, discover a full-size solid product, without packaging or in a compact and reusable format.

This one’s for the lovers. Each day, unlock 24 treasures to take care of yourself and loved ones with luxury. Each day brings a small or medium-sized gift from you to you.


Coffee lovers won’t be left out this festive season thanks to Nespresso. Behind each door is a different coffee, with a limited-edition mug waiting behind the 24th door.

And if you’ve upgraded to Nespresso’s iconic Vertuo machine, you’ll love the special Vertuo Advent calendar.


If you’re more of a tea lover, then this one is for you. The well-loved tea brand Pukka has launched a 24-day of Christmas advent calendar containing 24 unique and organic teas. *sips tea*

Charlotte Rhys

Charlotte Rhys and Christmas go together like peanut butter and jam. It includes a range of beautifully fragranced treats (from soaps and candles to perfume) hidden inside so you’ll be smelling great this summer.


A 24-day journey exploring natural and organic wellness products. The calendar shares 1ml vials to sample pure essential oils and pure essential oil blends; massage oil blends; remedy roller blends; carrier oils and even an aroma charm for your Christmas tree.


You’re not the only one who should be enjoying the countdown to Christmas. Why not treat your pups to a daily yummy treat this festive season?

Destiny Jewellery

This festive season is about to sparkle a whole lot more thanks to Destiny Jewellery! This advent calendar contains 4 pairs of earrings and 4 pendants with crystals and pearls from Swarovski, 13 charms, some with Crystals from Swarovski, and 2 necklaces and a bracelet for your charms. We love!

Harry Potter

Nothing says “Christmas magic” quite like Harry Potter. To get in the spirit, this advent calendar has 25 days of exclusive surprises, keepsakes, and collectables featuring the enchanting Wizarding World creatures you know and love. Accio Christmas!


You’ll no doubt be overjoyed with the news that an advent calendar exists for the make-up girlies. This one from Essence features 24 limited-edition products and surprises to make the month so much better.


For pop culture lovers and collectors, you’ll be pleased with this big box of tiny surprises. Each day, unwrap a new DC™ Super Heroes Funko, each in a different Christmas get-up. How fun?

MAC Frosted Frenzy

Elevate your holiday makeup routine with the MAC Advent Calendar. Unbox 24 daily surprises, featuring best-sellers and new shades for effortless festive beauty.

Sugarbird & Friends

Take a journey through South Africa’s distilleries with this really fun advent calendar. Each day, unwrap a new unique spirit and have fun mixing them with your own creations!

Oh So Heavenly

This advent calendar has all your beauty essentials covered, including shimmering body lotion, hand sanitiser and more. Plus, it’s pink!

The Naughty List

Been a little naughty? Santa’s got something for you with this racy sex-themed calendar, filled with different challenges and pleasures waiting for you to try…

Bobbi Brown

Get your make-up needs sorted in luxury with this delightful box of make-up treats. It also includes three full-sized products, yay!

Molton Brown

Crafted from eco-friendly materials, this festive treasure trove offers 24 delightful surprises, from fragrances to bathing luxuries, making it a must-have for the season.

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