Advent Calendar

10 Best Advent Calendar’s To Countdown To Christmas

A festive Advent Calendar is one of the finest ways to get in the holiday spirit. There is just nothing better than a month of small presents to get you anticipating larger things to come…or to create a magical surprise everyday until Christmas Day.


  • Calendar choices available today go beyond the traditional chocolate-filled 24-windows, so there are options to suit different interests.
  • Advent begins in Western churches on the Sunday closest to November 30.
  • The majority of Advent Calendars made of paper or wood start on December 1.
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Advent is the time period leading up to Christmas when Christian’s celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. The word ‘Advent’ comes from the Latin adventus, which means “coming.” To keep track of the days until Christmas, most children (and adults) are gifted an Advent Calendar.


There are toy-themed options for youngsters, as well as must-have cosmetic products and premium ones that are often sold out really quickly. The Sandton Times has compiled a list of our top Christmas Advent Calendars to buy in 2022, whether you’re purchasing for a particular someone or are secretly craving one of these treasures for yourself.


Nespresso 2022 Advent Calendar

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With Nespresso’s 2022 Advent Calendar, this year’s Christmas countdown is full with pleasure and exploration for coffee lovers. Each door has a different coffee behind it, including three that were developed with famous flavor architect Pierre Hermé and one extra for the 24th day.


The calendar, which comes in a stylish box that can be used repeatedly, is packed with Original Line coffees based on your preferences. There are 20 capsules of Roast & Ground Coffee, 3 capsules of Roast & Ground Coffee With Flavoring, and 1 capsule of Decaffeinated Roast & Ground Coffee included in this package for the Nespresso machine.


Priced from R499. Visit the Nespresso website for more.


Lindt Teddy 2022 Advent Calendar (Milk Chocolate)

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This is the ideal Christmas countdown to make each holiday morning taste divine – and who doesn’t want to start everyday of December with some chocolate? This delicious and premium chocolate, made with easily melting Lindt chocolate, designed by the Lindt Master Chocolatiers, will delight you or your loved ones this Christmas.


Priced from R199. Visit the Lindt Online Shop for more.


Yankee Candle 2022 Book Advent Calendar

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Countdown to Christmas with a little light and the most delicious scents with the Yankee Candle Book Advent Calendar.


A filled votive candle or scented tea light candle is revealed every day and these candles are available in a variety of our holiday scents, including Snow Globe Wonderland, Snowflake Kisses, Peppermint Pinwheels, Sugar Spun Flurries, Winter Night Stars, Wild Orchid, Amber & Sandalwood, Bayside Cedar, Christmas Cookie, Cinnamon Stick, Clean Cotton, and Christmas Eve.


A transparent glass Tea Light Holder is also included with the Advent Calendar and the countdown numbers from 1 to 24 are visible when the Yankee Candle Book Advent Calendar is opened up.


Priced from R999. Visit the Yankee Candle website for more.


The Body Shop 2022 Advent Calendar

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With a brand-new, distinctive pop-up construction that carries you to a delightful Christmas world, the enduring Advent Calendars from The Body Shop are back. This year, Joy and her merry band are featured on The Body Shop calendars. Along with daily surprises, each door has a small act of kindness hidden inside.


The Body Shop beauty Advent Calendars are filled to the brim with daily delicacies and deeds of kindness to deliver cheer. Additionally, they claim to be more sustainable and reusable than before.


Priced from R1995. Visit The Body Shop website for more.


Clarins 2022 Advent Calendar

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To help you count down in elegance, Clarins offers its renowned beauty Advent Calendar. Skincare, body care, and makeup to accentuate your preparations and ensure you’re the most beautiful thing under the tree. A festive assortment of 24 famous surprises to discover every day when you open the window. It’s challenging to refrain from simultaneously opening every window!


Priced from R2100. Visit the Clarins website for more.


Charlotte Rhys 2022 Advent Calendar

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You’ll adore the brand-new Charlotte Rhys Advent Calendar if the thought of Christmas makes you happy and festive. With a variety of delightfully scented gifts concealed inside, this chic calendar adds a fresh spin to a beloved custom and will leave you smelling and feeling wonderful. It’s worth keeping at least one for yourself as well – it is Christmas after all!


Expect Bath Soaps, Perfumed Candles, Hand Creams, Hand & Body Lotions, Eau De Parfums and more.


Priced from R2332. Visit the Charlotte Rhys website for more.


L’Occitane 2022 Discovery Advent Calendar

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Begin the countdown to the holiday season with 24 surprises for yourself and your loved ones. Discover the L’Occitane renowned Hand Cream, Face Cream, Hair Cream, and Body Care gifts. With the help of Eva Offredo’s fascinating picture, you may travel through the four seasons and learn about the wonders of nature.


Start each day of December by (re)discovering the best L’Occitane goods, including the newest releases. These popular skincare, hair, and body care products are included in this Advent Calendar. What’s not to love about 24 days of pampering?


Priced from R2000. Visit the L’Occitane website for more.


LEGO 2022 City Advent Calendar

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With the LEGO City Advent Calendar, kids can count down to the big day with entertaining mini constructions, well-known characters from the LEGO City Adventures TV series, and fascinating accessories.


The beautiful winter wonderland playmat can be folded down to create the perfect setting for countless imaginative journeys. For even novice LEGO builders to have fun while constructing and playing, each surprise toy includes detailed building instructions.Expect Minifigures including Santa as well as the LEGO City TV characters Billy, Maddy, Mr. Produce, Tippy, and Raze.


Priced from R429. Visit the Great Yellow Brick website for more.


Jo Malone 2022 Advent Calendar

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Make the Christmas countdown even more thrilling by giving yourself 25 days of perfumed pleasures this December. You can expect to find uplifting house perfumes, miniature versions of well-known colognes, holiday decorations, and a few full-sized surprises.


Imagine Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne, Fig & Lotus Flower Cologne, a Limited-Edition Collectible Snowball Keyring, English Pear & Freesia Body & Hand Wash and more, behind each daily window.


Priced from R6570. Visit the Jo Malone website for more.


Acqua di Parma 2022 Advent Calendar

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The Advent Calendar from Acqua di Parma is decorated in a visual symphony of the Maison’s golden yellow hues with holiday touches of red and green. It includes 25 beautiful treats to celebrate the joy and colors of the season.


Priced from R8000. Visit the Skins Cosmetics website for more.


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