These Advent Calendars Will Make You Feel Excited About Christmas

the best 2020 advent calendars

From chocolate, to perfume samples, beauty, stationery, mini jars of jams, candles, and even dog treats, anything you can think of is now available in an advent calendar.

Did you know the origin of the advent calendar can be traced back to the 19th century?

They were first seen during the protestant era, when religious families made a chalk line for every day in December until Christmas Eve.

Other earlier styles were called the advent clock, where you would light a candle for each day in December as a way of counting down the days to Christmas Day. 

Since then the evolution has seen the humble and ever so popular chocolate advent calendar slowly transition into small stationery items, treats for your pet, beauty faves for the beauty obsessed and other varying food advent calendars with small jams, wine or even jerky treats. Yes, you can get a beef jerky advent calendar. For umm, anyone obsessed with meat.

Check out some of our fave picks below for 2020 advent calendars:

Bonne Maman

Jam Advent Calendar

RRP $49

Available now – Click here

Instead of the usual chocolate advent calendars, counting down to Christmas and Santa’s arrival is set to be more exciting with iconic Bonne Maman conserves. This traditionally designed advent house features gorgeous Christmas scenes reminiscent of childhood memories.

With some new and unique flavours included, the Advent Calendar is an ideal gift for families, home cooks or anyone who enjoys a special treat for breakfast – yum.

M.A.C Cosmetics

Boom Bom Wow Complete Advent Calendar

RRP $360

Available now – Click here

Although a metallic-coated cheese wheel would be incredible, what’s inside M.A.C’s circular Christmas countdown is so much better. From cult-favourite lipstick shades like ‘Russian Red’ to festive eyeshadow singles, your party season makeup wardrobe will be sorted in 1-24 days.

The Body Shop

Make It Real Together Ultimate Advent Calendar

RRP $250

Available now – Click here

This is the ultimate gift for Body Shop obsessed beauties. One day you’ll get a loafer, the next it could be their signature Almond Meal Facial Scrub.

We don’t want to give away too much of what’s inside, but we can tell you their fabulous Drops of Youth Serum is one of the many great gifts inside.

Snif-Snax Advent Calendar

For cats

RRP $9.99

Available now – Click here

Make your kitty’s holiday season merry and bright with Snif-Snax Cat Treat Advent Calendar! Now your cat can count down the days until Christmas by enjoying purr-worthy rewards. The calendar includes 25-days worth of Atlantic salmon treats that are crafted using high-quality Atlantic salmon that was raised in northern Scotland without antibiotics.

For doggie owners, click here

Clinique Skincare

24 Days Of Clinique Advent Calendar

RRP $175

Available no – Click here

Valued at over $390, this advent calendar by Clinique will have your entire skincare sorted over the 24 days of December. Hero products include their Moisture Surge selection, and a range of makeup staples such as blush, mascara, brush, lipstick and then some.

Qantas Wine

12 Days of Wine Advent Calendar

RRP $22.50

Available now – Click here

The 12 Wines of Christmas Advent Calendar is designed to bring joy to all wine lovers. This mystery case contains 5 star wines for 5 star festive occasions (it even includes $85RRP French Champagne!). 

We dare you not to open up this wine advent calendar all in one day.


Classic Advent Calendar

RRP $99

Available now – Click here

Countdown to Christmas with this irresistible calendar containing 24 amazing skincare products by L’Occitane. We don’t want to give too much away, but inside you will find their famous Almond Shower Oil, Shea Light Comforting Cream and even a Lustrous Hair Mask – SOS Shine.


Chocolate Advent Calendar

RRP $23.50

Available no – Click here

Select your own chocolates to fill up this cosy advent calendar to create your very own luxury (delicious chocolate treat for each day of December). Or purchase the Haigh’s Chocolate Advent Calendar Pack for RRP $25.50 which is made of delicious chocolate or cutely wrapped in festive trimming for the calendar.

Palm Beach

Christmas Advent Candle Calendar

RRP $79.95

Available now – Click here

Need a little inspiration to help you get into the festive spirit? This advent calendar is sure to inspire, with a mini candle for each day for the first twelve days of December. Scents include the brand new festive fragrances of Passion Flower Fizz and Sparkling Grapefruit, both inspired by an Aussie Christmas in Summer.

Rebecca Wilkinson

Beauty Editor

Rebecca is a freelance content creator and beauty editor for Bondi Beauty. She is a pescatarian, who may yet become vegan. She loves all things beauty, health & travel, has a weakness for coffee and is obsessed with cats and yoga. If she's not answering her mobile - it's probably because she's trying out the latest beauty trend, like massaging crushed pearls into her skin for the ultimate collagen and vitamin boost to skin cells.

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