Here are the most exciting and beautiful French Advent calendars of 2021. Each year, French chocolatiers and luxury beauty brands release even more beautiful Advent calendars “calendriers de l’Avent” in French), elevating them to a must-have for cozy holiday decor. The offerings have extended beyond chocolates and French luxury brands make excellent Advent calendars filled with goodies from tea, beauty, and other high-end treats.
The magic of an Advent calendar is that it’s essentially a pre-wrapped gift, each containing between 12 to 25 ready-to-open presents for each day leading up to December 25. Over the years, Christmas Advent calendars have become super fancy making great gifts. So, browse our full range of French luxury Advent calendars below and treat yourself or a loved one to an early Christmas treat. And even if you don’t celebrate Christmas (Noël in French), they make fantastic gifts if you’re a guest somewhere this year at Thanksgiving. And if that’s not enough, our full Christmas collection is bound to get you in the festive spirit.
Diptyque Advent Calendar
This year, Diptyque’s Advent Calendar has been designed as a Cabinet of Curiosities (un cabinet de curiosités in French). It’s the ideal gift to enchant every day of December as you count down to the holidays! It includes 25 scented treasures in a variety of sizes and with new limited edition surprises.
Chanel N°5 Limited Edition The Calendar
To mark the occasion of Chanel N°5’s 100 years, Chanel’s beauty Advent calendar – housed in a box inspired by the signature silhouette of the N°5 perfume bottle – includes 27 boxes numbered from 5 to 31 and containing full-sized and miniature fragrances, makeup products, and a surprise marked with Gabrielle Chanel’s lucky number.
Dior Advent Calendar
Dior’s beauty Advent calendar, created in collaboration with artist Alice Shirley, houses a new beauty surprise behind each of the 24 windows. From the iconic Rouge Dior and the best-selling Lip Glow to cult scents such as Miss Dior and J’adore, along with bath, body, and skincare favorites await you this festive period.
The Guerlain Beehive Limited Edition Advent Calendar
This festive season, fall in love with Guerlain’s Advent calendar: a unique creation that reveals the magical world of the Guerlain bees’ mysterious workshop, the Hive of 25 Wonders. Each day, discover one of the calendar’s 25 hidden treasures.
L’Occitane Classic Advent Calendar
This year, L’Occitane is taking you on a magical journey into Provence with this festive classic beauty Advent calendar. Make the countdown to Christmas even more special with 24 delights from Provence featuring L’Occitane’s favorite skin and beauty products.
Mariage Frères Noël Haute Couture Limited Edition Advent Calendar
This year, count down to the big day in style with Mariage Frères’ luxury Christmas calendar featuring 25 unique premium teas from France’s acclaimed teahouse, handsomely tied together with satin ribbon. Behind every door, you will find a luxury Mariage Frères’ brew, from the fresh and fruity Marco Polo® (one of my favorites) to suitably seasonal varieties such as the Esprit de Noël®.
Palais des Thés Holiday Tea Advent Calendar
Palais des Thés invites you to stop by each day in December and taste a flavored tea blend, an exceptional single estate tea, or a delectable infusion, in hand-stitched cotton teabags. With the Palais des Thés Tea Advent calendar, discover a selection of 24 whole-leaf teas and herbal infusions in hand-stitched cotton teabags.
Pierre Hermé Rêveries Infinies Advent Calendar
Pierre Hermé Paris, in collaboration with Safia Ouares, has created two exceptional Advent calendars in limited edition, each accompanied by a pink or lavender-blue glass ball handcrafted by the Meisenthal glassworks. The new edition of the Advent calendar takes shape under the undulations of Safia Ouares’ drawing inviting clouds, flowers, and fruits in a multitude of enchanted volutes. One of my favorite French advent calendars!
Michel Cluizel Suspended Nature Chocolate Advent Calendar
This festive season, the revered Parisian chocolatier Michel Cluizel leads you into the wild with a spellbinding collection inspired by nature and wintertime. Hidden behind the doors of Michel Cluizel’s Advent Calendar are 24 different decadent morsels created from the finest dark, milk, and white chocolate. There are exotic fruits, exceptional pralines, gooey ganache, silky caramel, crunchy pieces, spices, and even single-origin chocolate.
À la Mère de Famille Advent Calendar 2021 x Pénélope Bagieu
This year, the Parisian artist Pénélope Bagieu signed the 2021 À la Mère de Famille Advent calendar. Designed like a book, this ninth Advent calendar reflects Pénélope Bagieu’s personality and sensitivity. Theater of projections and dreams during his youth, under his guise, the À la Mère de Famille boutique comes to life and the magic operates!
Et voilà! I hope this guide to the best French Advent calendars will help you choose one for this year! If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments.
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