22 Best Advent Calendars Of 2022 That Aren’t Chocolate

Move over chocolate filled advent calendars, we’ve got a new way of counting down to the most festive day of the year. Filled with splurge-worthy beauty products or a new gin to add to your tonic, advent calendars have gotten a sweet makeover — minus the actual sweets.


Not your regular 24-day advent calendar, Clarins helps you practice patience by having you open a window every second day. Filled with 12 of their best-sellers, this limited edition box will help you achieve radiant skin and flawless makeup. Get it for R808.50 here.

And if you want something to look forward to everyday, fear not because Clarins also has a 24 window calendar for you to indulge in. Get it for R1 470 here.


Want to add some spice to your festive season and all through 2023? This Naughty & Nice 24 piece calendar is fulled with tons of toys to get you excited and exploring. Best part? You get to use these well into the new year and beyond! Get it for R4 899 here.

The Body Shop

Jam-packed with the Body Shop’s fav bath and body products, you’ll get a daily beauty surprise. The Body Shop has selected a few of their (and your) fav products for your to enjoy throughout the festive season. Bonus: you can reuse the pop-ups on this calendar as gift tags.  Get it for R1 995 here.


Inspired by the south of France art de Vivre and Provencal beauty secrets, L’occitane brings you two advent beauty boxes to spoil yourself with this season.

The best selling classic calendar is the perfect treat for everyone! The calendar is filled with a selection of must-have body, hair and skincare products. Get it for R1 300 here.

The premium calendar is filled with 24 small gifts to beautify the countdown to the holidays. Featuring their most loved products as well as novelties – all hidden behind Eva Offredo’s enchanting illustrations! Get it for R2 400 here.


Coffee lovers won’t be left out this festive season thanks to Nespresso. Behind each door is a different coffee, including three co-created with renowned architect of taste Pierre Hermé, as well as a little extra for the 24th day.

If you have classic coffee machine, you’ll love the Nespresso Original Advent calendar with 24 indulgent capsules to give you a boost. Get it for R499 here.

And if you’ve upgraded to Nespresso’s iconic Vertuo machine, you’ll love the special Vertuo Advent calendar. Get it for R699 here.


If you’re more of a tea lover, then this one is for you. The well-loved tea brand Pukka, have launched a 24 days of Christmas advent calendar containing 24 unique and organic teas. *sips tea* Get it for R375 here.


The Dior advent calendar is spreading an extra dose of magic this year, sweetening the waiting time until Christmas Eve with 24 carefully selected and luxurious surprises from Dior.

Whether an iconic perfume, a Christmas red lipstick or a potent serum— the surprises in the advent calendar will make your eyes sparkle every morning. Get it for R8 575 here.


If you’re an essential oil girly, then you know that SOiL is the real deal.  It’s South Africa’s only range of 100% certified organic essential oils and now you can countdown to Christmas with 24 pure essential oils, essential oil blends or carrier oils. Best part? Each calendar also comes with an aromatic Christmas tree charm and moisturising shea butter. Get it for R319.99 here.

Standard Beauty

If there’s one thing we love, it’s a local brand. This year Standard Beauty has curated an amazing 20 day advent calendar worth over R3 100. You’ll get 90% full sized-products (!!!), some tools and their new Glazed Lip Oil with Peptides and the ICONIC Red lip stain. Get it for R2 199 here.


The perfect gift for a gin lover or something to spoil yourself with, this gin box is sure to be a hit! Filled with 12 mini bottles of selected South Africa craft gins, you can discover a new gin to find a fav. Get it for R399 here.

If you want to try selected South African spirits including gin, vodka, rum, brandy, whisky, and agave, then Mood also has an amazing 24 day advent calendar for you. The festive season just got a whole lot more festive! Get it for R599 here.

Skin Treats

Need a little R&R as the year comes to an end? We’ve got just the treat for you; Skin Treats Clay Face Mask Advent Crack will have you feeling fresh and festive in 7 days. Get it for R199 here.

Acqua di Parma

acqua di parma advent calendar

This advent calendar features some of Acqua di Parma’s most iconic releases, from fragrances to candles and everything in between. It’s not to be missed! Get it for R8000 here.


Nimue advent calendar

Unwrap 12 days of beautiful skin with Nimue’s first ever advent calendar. Hint: this advent calendar also features a few full size products. Yay! Get it for R1 750 here.

Charlotte Rhys

Charlotte rhys advent calendar

Charlotte Rhys and Christmas go together like peanut butter and jam. It includes a range of beautifully fragranced treats (from soaps and candles to perfume) hidden inside so you’ll be smelling great this summer. Get it for R2 332 here.

Molton Brown

Molton brown advent calendar

Make your festive countdown extra merry with Molton Brown. With 24 cherished Molton Brown icons, bathing luxuries and fragrances joyfully waiting to be revealed, you’ll be jumping out of bed to see what’s behind each door.. Get it for R6 160 here.


lego advent calendar

Lego lovers rejoice! You can build up to the big day with mini builds, awesome LEGO City Adventures TV series characters and fun accessories. You’ll have festive fun in spades. Get it for R429.90 here.


proton advent calendar

You’re not the only one who should be enjoying the countdown to Christmas. Why not treat your pups to a daily yummy treat this festive season? Get it for R75 here.

Destiny Jewellery

destiny jewellery advent calendar

This festive season is about to sparkle a whole lot more thanks to Destiny Jewellery! This advent calendar contains 4 pairs of earrings  and 4 pendants with crystals and pearls from Swarovski, 13 charms, some with Crystals from Swarovski, and 2 necklaces and a bracelet for your charms. We love! Get it here for R2 000.

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