The best part of Christmas, apart from all the festive feasts and presents, has to be the countdown – and we like to do it with advent calendars!
The festive season is truly upon us, as we start to shop for Christmas trees and decorations. But one way to make every day count? Get an advent calendar from one of these brands in Singapore. Luxe scents, beauty finds and brewed treats… this is how you count down to Christmas!
Where to buy Christmas 2023 advent calendars in Singapore
Usher in the most wonderful time of the year with magic sprinkles from Lush. You’re invited into Santa’s workshop, where special surprises and curated treasures await behind 25 doors. The elves have included bubble bars, bath bombs, and exclusive melts, all ready for your bathtime. This definitely screams “you’re on the nice list” this year.
Lush, order online or at multiple locations including Wisma Atria and VivoCity
Guess who’s back in Singapore – Angelina’s advent calendar, that’s who. This year’s packaging depicts the streets of Paris coming alive with snow, couples embracing on the streets, and the French capital’s iconic landmarks. A peep inside and you’ll spot an assortment of premium treats such as praline chocolates, flavoured teas, and chocolate bon bons.
Angelina, order online or at #B2-89A, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
3. Marks & Spencer
There’s nothing more exciting than opening that first window on the advent calendar. Retail giant Marks & Spencer has unveiled a delightful range this year that’s sure to get you all festive this season. Chocoholics will love the Spencer Bear and Colin the Carpenter advent calendars, which contain solid milk chocolate treats for you to enjoy. Meanwhile, the choc corn has 24 popcorn clusters and a special popcorn bar for Christmas day. Looking for something totally fun? We recommend counting down with the Where’s Wally advent calendar.
Marks & Spencer, order online or at multiple locations including Wheelock Place and Paragon
4. Lady M
Do you know what the M stands for? Merry Christmas, what else? This holiday season, the patisserie’s advent calendar unveils an elegant custom ornament on top of exclusive candies and artisanal biscuits. Picture this: chocolate hazelnut orange mini crepe biscuits, strawberry jam jellies, banana marshmallows, lemon cake bites, and more. Oh, we want one of these for ourselves too.
Lady M, order online
Feeling extravagant this Christmas? Go above and beyond by getting this gorgeous advent calendar celebrating 100 years of Disney – yes, it’s available in Singapore too. Limited edition crystallised creations are waiting for you behind the doors, including designs inspired by beloved Disney characters and familiar holiday symbols. Make it a wondrous season this year by gifting this to your loved ones.
Swarovski, order online
Let’s raise a toast to the jolly season with Thirsty’s bestselling Christmas gift box. This year’s edition contains 12 surprise brews that’ll help you count down to the 25th. But really, we have to talk about the gift box. It’s cottage-shaped (so cute!) and comes with a sticker booklet so you can customise it further. Deck it with wreaths, Santa’s sleigh, the brand’s mascot, and more. You can number the doors as you deem fit, making the surprise even greater. Cheers!
Thirsty, order online
How about a scent-sational gift box to wrap up the year? The House of Dior presents a magical advent calendar that recreates the iconic 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris. (That’s where the Dior boutique resides, FYI.) Peep inside and you’ll notice an artwork inspired by the Tuileries Gardens. The 24 boxes house miniature creations such as fragrances, skincare products, and scented candles. When the countdown’s done and dusted, you can reuse the gift box as a storage case. We love it!
Dior, order online
8. Jo Malone
If you’ve been itching to try this brand out, now’s a good time to do so. Inspired by gingerbread, Jo Malone’s advent calendar comes chock full of seasonal surprises in every drawer. Look forward to classic and festive fragrances including colognes, bath and body miniatures, and candles. A full-sized version is thrown in the mix too. You can use the products individually or mix and match them for unique pairings. Truly a gift that keeps on giving.
Jo Malone, order online
9. Janice Wong
We know something better than candy in a stocking – bon bons in an advent calendar, of course. Renowned dessert chef Janice Wong is back at it again with its seasonal box. Behind the boxes are a selection of Christmas flavours, Singapore signatures, and more. We can’t wait to sample the honey mascarpone and spiced baked apple treats, which are sure to leave us wanting more.
Janice Wong, order online
Is adopting a beauty routine or rehauling your current regimen part of your 2024 resolutions? Well, get a head start with Sephora. The 24-day beauty advent calendar contains everything you need for an at-home spa treatment. Think food-based masks, a mini face gua sha, hand and lip balms, and beyond. You can also expect a lip stain, eyeliner pencil, and an eyeshadow brush for your make-up stash. The best part? Most of them are in full size.
Sephora, order online
11. The Body Shop
The brand’s back again with its trio of beauty advent calendars. It comes with 25 treats to keep you pampered all season (plus a few full-sized favourites and bestsellers that make it worth the money). Think exciting new products, beauty tools, sheet masks, body butters, and rejuvenating body scrubs. Now, that’s what we call thinking inside the box.
The Body Shop, order online or at multiple locations including Bugis Junction and Waterway Point
12. T2 Tea
Celebrate the joys of the festive season with T2 Tea’s collection of limited-edition advent calendars. The Tea Lovers 24 Day Fabulous Feast Tea Bag advent calendar makes counting down to Christmas more enjoyable with black and green teas, delectable fruit blends, and calming herbal options. If you’re the ultimate tea aficionado, you’re going to love The Tea Party Extravaganza 25 Day Luxury advent calendar. It features some of the brand’s bestselling and limited edition teas and teaware that’ll keep your spirits throughout the month.
T2 Tea, order online
13. Nespresso and Fusalp
Love a cup of joe to perk you up in the morning? With this iconic calendar, you’ll taste a different coffee each day while counting down to Christmas. Nespresso’s festive collaboration with Fulsap features two advent calendars: original and vertuo, containing 24 coffees for the caffeine lover in you. Delish! There’s also an exclusive limited edition gift waiting for you on the 24th door.
Nespresso, order online
Sleigh Christmastime with Cadbury’s bag of festive delights. Grab the 3D advent calendar at supermarkets, which is specifically designed for everyone who wants to share the joy of the season with their loved ones. Those with little ones can go for the kid-friendly version. Indulge in creamy smooth chocolates that are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s faces. Psst: be sure to have enough leftovers for the late night munchies.
Cadbury, available at multiple locations including Cold Storage and Sheng Siong
Yule, but make it luxurious. Tea lovers will enjoy the Whittard tea advent calendar, which serves for two. That’s 48 cups in total! Each draw holds individually wrapped teabags featuring unique blends and single origins like peach, raspberry and rose infusion, festive breakfast and Christmas teas.
Whittard, order online or at Takashimaya, 391A Orchard Road, Singapore 238873
16. La Mer
This year’s edition of La Mer’s advent calendar contains 12 beauty products and long-time favourites to pamper your skin with. We’re talking about hydrating and regenerating serums, moisturising cool gel and soft creams, and renewal oil. This is one enchanting Christmas gift for your loved ones – or even as a treat for yourself.
La Mer, multiple locations including Tangs at Tang Plaza and Marina Bay Sands
Got your eye on any one of these advent calendars in Singapore yet?