Holy cannoli – November is less than a week away. I don’t know where October went but it’s gone by in a blink. Supporting local continues to be top-of-mind for me and I’d love to shine the spotlight on any local businesses in the Ottawa area selling advent calendars. If there are any great locally made advent calendars, please let me know in the comments below or shoot me an email to email@example.com.
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Of course, the most EXCITING advent calendar will be my 4th annual Let’s Get Blitzen: Cocktail Advent Calendar. Again this year, to make it easier to play along at home, I’m pre-releasing a full eBook with all the recipes in mid-November so you can prep and plan ahead.
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So, without further ado, let the merriment begin and order your favourites so they arrive by December 1st.
24 DAYS OF BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDAR | GEORGE & VIV | $72 USD
Counting down to the holidays just became a bit more glamorous with this well-curated beauty advent calendar from George & Viv. Featuring artwork by Emily Taylor and 24 premium samples — including fan favorites from Mario Badescu, Sunday Riley, and Caudalie — this limited-edition, festive set holds $275 worth of beauty treasures and treats.
24 COOKIE COUNTDOWN | BATTER UP BAKERY | $80
Local baker Jamie-Lynn Pokryzwka has put together an assortment of sweet treats to help you countdown to the 25th. From shortbread to gingerbread, each day holds an individually wrapped cookie to satisfy your sweet tooth throughout December.
BEAUTY DREAMS & SECRETS ADVENT CALENDAR | CHARLOTTE TILBURY | $250
We might actually get out of our cages and get dolled up for an IN-PERSON party circuit this year – so whether you plan to go with a subtle, nearly nude face with a fresh glow from the Goddess Skin Clay Mask or full glam with one of her famous lip colours – this twelve-piece set from Charlotte Tilbury has got you covered.
24 DAYS OF TEA | DAVID’S TEA | $50
Put on the kettle baby. Behind every door of this cult classic David’s Tea 24 Days of Tea advent calendar you’ll find a selection of throwback faves, bestselling blends and sneak peeks – plus exclusive & limited-quantity teas.
DR. Barbara Sturm 24-PIECE SKINCARE SET | SAKS FIFTH AVENUE | $642
POV: you are now cruising towards your mid-thirties and you haven’t been slathering on SPF 60 since you were in utero. You are ready to spend heavy to turn back the hands of time with buzzy, celebrity-beloved skincare brand Dr. Barbara Sturm. This is the first of many Christmas gifts to yourself.
Harry Potter Candy Advent Calendar | Williams-Sonoma | $57.95
Conjure up some sweet magic as you celebrate the festive countdown to Christmas in the Wizarding World. This exclusive Hogwarts advent calendar will have you waving your wand and saying, “Accio!” A new confection is hidden behind every door, Including the famous Fizzing Whizbees and Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Bans.
SPREADS AND HONEY ADVENT CALENDAR | Bonne Maman | $39.99
“Butter me up and then slather me in jam.” That’s what you’ll be saying when you gaze lovingly at your new assortment of spreads and honey from the Bonne Maman Advent Calendar 2021.
12 DAYS OF STATIONERY | INDIGO | $44
For the person who’s desk is always immaculately styled, this beautiful set holds 12 days of stationery and desk A gifting must for any stationary lover, the 12-day floral-themed box set features an array of elegant stationary items including a gold pen, sticky notes, gold binder clips, washi tape, envelope seals, a bookmark and more—tucked behind every window.
2021 Marshmallow Advent Calendar | XO Marshmallow | $52.95
The 2021 Marshmallow Advent Calendar has some of their most cherished and exclusive flavours yet. From December 1st – 25th, open the door to a new and exciting XO Marshmallow flavor every day! Pre-order now to nab your calendar before they sell out!
HOLIDAY CHOCOLATE ADVENT CALENDAR | GODIVA | $39.95
You can’t go wrong with quality chocolate, you know, the kind that doesn’t taste like chemicals. Treat yourself to the good stuff with Godiva.
HOLIDAY BEER CALENDAR | NITA CRAFT | $168+
Open to residents of Ontario the fine folks at Nita have compiled a collection of 24 beers from breweries from Ottawa to Hamilton, 23 unique breweries are represented, with plenty of seasonally tailored options. Perfect for the craft beer snob in your life – or yourself, if you fit that description.
SANTA’S WORKSHOP ADVENT CALENDAR | SUGARFINA | $70
Okay sweet tooth, this one is for you. The confectionary that won you over with booze-flavoured bonbons is serving you snack-sized seasonal delights in this holly, jolly collection of 24 candy pieces.
MINI CANDLE ADVENT CALENDAR | VOLUSPA | $99
Inspired by the fine art of Japanese paper making, Voluspa has released a deluxe collection of 12 candles, each in an embossed glass holder. Delicate fragrances will keep your home smelling great throughout the holidays and beyond.
HOT CHOCOLATE ADVENT CALENDAR | YAWN | $69
Sure, you could have tea or coffee, but Christmas is for *committing* to decadence. Go big with 24 mugs of hot cocoa.
CHRISTMAS VILLAGE ADVENT CALENDAR | KIWICO | $61.65
You tried your hand at home renos when you couldn’t stand the sight of your four walls anymore at the height of lockdown life – you now have a series of unfinished projects and are wondering if the wall is supposed to look like that. Well, fear not, here’s an opportunity to redeem yourself – construct a Christmas Village Advent Calendar by opening a new envelope each day from December 1-24 and to uncover a new project. It is quite literally intended for children 5 and up, I have complete faith in you. By the end of your first successful construction project of 2021 you’ll have a cozy house, a reindeer, an evergreen, and more.
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