Here are the most luxurious and enchanting French Advent calendars of 2022. Each year, French chocolatiers and beauty brands release even more beautiful Advent calendars (“les Calendrier de l’Avent”), elevating them to a must-have for cozy holiday decor.
Over the years, the offerings have extended beyond traditional chocolates and now 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 and make great gifts.
So, browse my edit of the best French Advent calendars below and treat yourself or a loved one to an early Christmas treat. And even if you don’t celebrate Christmas (“Noël”), they make fantastic gifts if you’re a guest somewhere this year at Thanksgiving. And if that’s not enough, my full Christmas collection is bound to get you in the festive spirit.
1. Dior Advent Calendar 2022
Navy blue and decorated with a fairy-tale Pietro Fuffo interpretation of the iconic Dior 30 Montaigne Boutique, the Dior beauty advent calendar is the quintessence of luxury beauty. You can expect 24 deluxe surprises including a full skincare routine, candles, body, fragrance, and an exclusive Christmas decoration.
2. Diptyque Limited Edition Advent Calendar
The Diptyque Limited Edition Advent Calendar is designed to resemble the Milky Way, where each of the 25 days corresponds to a different constellation. Inside each box, you’ll find a collection of candles, fragrances, soaps, and a few limited-edition decorations, in retail or discovery size. This Advent calendar is also available at Nordstrom.
3. Guerlain The Hive of Wonders Advent Calendar
As you count down the days to the holidays, discover an extraordinary hive, specially decorated for the occasion by artist Aleksandra Miletic. This Guerlain The Hive of Wonders Advent calendar includes 25 wonderful gifts. One by one, the drawers reveal a precious surprise in which order remains a closely guarded secret.
4. Oh My Cream x Three Seven Paris Advent Calendar
If you love “clean” beauty brands, you’re going to love the Oh My Cream x Three Seven Paris Advent Calendar! This beauty advent calendar is filled with 25 beauty must-haves in a beautiful case developed in collaboration with the ceramic brand Three Seven Paris. Find brands like Aurelia London, Oh My Cream Skincare, Atelier Nubio, Augustinus Bader, Sunday Riley, and many others in this Advent calendar.
5. Lancôme Beauty Advent Calendar
Countdown the days to Christmas with Lancome’s beauty Advent calendar, which offers 24 full and travel-sized cult buys behind each door. Also, the best surprise is placed under the Eiffel Tower to unwrap on the 24th ;). This calendar includes Hypnose Hypnotic Mascara, Absolue Eye Serum, Advanced Genefique Serum, and Tonique Confort.
6. Clarins 24-Day Advent Calendar
Clarins’s 24-Day Advent Calendar is the perfect countdown to Christmas. You can expect a collection of 24 best-selling skincare and makeup surprises to get you glowing for the holidays.
7. By Terry Terryfic Glow Advent Calendar
The Terryfic Glow Advent Calendar includes some of By Terry’s best-sellers and beautifully designed must-haves! This year’s calendar includes eight full-size beauty essentials including the suits-all Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder, Hyaluronic Hydra-Primer, Lash Expert Mascara, Baume De Rose Lip Stick, and Ombre Blackstar.
8. Mariage Frères Noël Over the Rainbow Advent Calendar
This year, count down to the big day in style with Mariage Frères Noël Over the Rainbow Advent Calendar which features 25 unique premium teas from France’s acclaimed teahouse, handsomely tied together with satin ribbon. The journey to discover the 25 teas naturally continues until Christmas morning, December 25.
9. Kusmi Tea Organic Tea Christmas Advent Calendar 2022
Kusmi Tea invites you to prepare for the end-of-year celebrations in a magical setting with its limited-edition Organic Tea Christmas Advent Calendar. A surprise awaits behind each window: teabags with black, white, and green teas offering floral, fruity, or spiced notes; indulgent, comforting herbal teas; iconic blends featured alongside the latest innovative products by Kusmi Tea, such as White Berries and Cucumber-mint green tea.
10. Fauchon Chocolate and Confectionary Advent Calendar
It will be hard to wait until 25 December with this delicious Fauchon Chocolate and Confectionary Advent Calendar which offers fun and treats for young and old alike! It includes 24 assorted gourmet sweets, including Nougat from Montélimar, Dark and Milk Chocolate Neapolitans from Ecuador, Caramel with Fleur de Sel, Mini Calissons, Dark and Milk Gianduja, to name a few.
Et voilà! I hope this definitive 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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