10 advent calendars that will make you poor but it’s fine because you need them

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Ho ho ho, y’all! Tis the season for adventures. Do you get it? ADVENTures?! I’ll show myself out. But here’s a list of 10 advent calendars that will make your holiday season complete!

Gin – $175

If you’re a lover of gin, then this “Ginvent calendar” is for you. This box includes 24 mini bottles of from well known and smaller distilleries. It’s a little pricey but hey, it’s worth it.

Socks – $20

The one gift we all truly hated receiving as children, socks. As we grow older we realize the error of our ways, and discover that we’d give anything to keep our toes toasty. Now you can get a new pair of socks every day for 12 days! What’s even better is that they come in lots of themes like Harry Potter, Disney, and Star Wars

Unfortunately, they’re only available in Target stores, so if you know someone who’s heading to one soon, could you let them know that I want a box?

You can also get a Christmas theme pack of 12 socks from TeeHee Socks; they just don’t come in separate days!

Bean Boozled – $10

That’s right your favourite jelly bean game is now available in advent calendar form! Surprise yourself everyday with either good or gross flavoured Jelly Beans. Flavours include: Coconut, mouldy cheese, chocolate and lawn clippings. Yum!

Available at Winners ($10) and online ($22).

Lush – $114

That’s right: LUSH! This little treasure has 12 different holiday themed soaps, shower gels, bath bombs and more! What more could you need?

Nyx Lippies – $65

A makeup lover’s holiday dream; 24 brand new lipsticks! The box set includes lots of formulas from the Butter Glosses to the Matte Lip Creams. But beware – these sell out quickly!

Beard Oil – $50

Beards need some holiday TLC, too! This box ships from the UK and is filled with 24 luxurious beard oils you (or the men in your life) are sure to love!

Tea – $45

Another cozy winter fave! This box includes 24 of David’s Tea’s best sellers and some classic holiday flavours like Candy Cane Crunch and Caramel Shortbread.

Colouring Book – $12

This fold out colouring calendar is great both for people who are good art and people who aren’t. Relax and enjoy colouring in a new house on this street scene each day.

Marshmallows – $22

This box is filled with gooey goodness. 25 gourmet marshmallows are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth, and this box includes fun new flavours like gingerbread, hot chocolate and candy cane to try in oven baked s’mores.

Short Stories – $55

This is for all the book lovers out there; 24 short stories from some of the world’s best writers including: Kelly Link, Jim Gavin and Ken Liu. Because what’s better than curling up next to the fire with a good book?


Emily is in her fourth year of Political Science. She loves studying and academics which follows into her research work. She's a stern black coffee drinker and is a proud Acadienne. When she's not working or doing school work, you can find Emily listening to 70s music on vinyl and watching Parks and Recreation. If you ask her about parliamentary institutions, she won't stop talking.