2021 calendars to buy: Oriental Trading Company

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JANUARY: A new year and and a new beginning—a chance to write (or rewrite!) your own story in your own words.

FEBRUARY: February, the month of St. Valentine’s Day, rekindles memories of gifts and hearts both received and given—as we sift through the accumulated treasures of a life well lived.

MARCH: Honeydew and Darjeeling tea… a simple breakfast evokes exotic places even at one’s own table.

APRIL: When April showers get you down, the best remedy is coloring life bright, bold and beautiful!

MAY: Springtime squadrons of pelicans make their way up and down our San Diego coast as they search the waves for dinner.

JUNE: Tako kichi (kite crazy)! Washington’s International Kite Festival at Long Beach is a chance to see skilled kite competitions and also go “tako kichi” on your own.

JULY: The sights, sounds, and smells of the state fair are a sentimental confirmation that summer is in full swing! Win a prize at the county fair and bring home a golden treasure of the ichthyological kind!

AUGUST: This is the time to reconnect with nature, reset your mind while taking command of your own canoe, navigating your way through chaos to calm.

SEPTEMBER: Having a taste of “somewhere else” is always a good idea, especially at a time of year when the byways are less traveled. Give me a Greek island, bathed in sun-washed white and blue.

OCTOBER: October’s Hunter’s Moon is definitely the end of summer and a sign of deepening autumn as it rises huge and low.

NOVEMBER: Dried Chinese lanterns capture and hold the last of the season’s colors.

DECEMBER: The solitude of a December snowfall blankets the imperfections with beauty and covers the din with magnificent serenity…a time for reflection, a time for peace.

10 best beauty advent calendars of 2021 to buy makeup lovers this Christmas

For the people who love it, getting new makeup is always a blast. You get to flex your creative skills and look more beautiful at once–what’s not to love?

However, the beauty industry is rarely a cheap one. Even budget brands can cost a pretty penny! That’s one thing that makes beauty advent calendars so appealing: They’re festive, economical, encourage you to try new things, and they make the perfect gift for anyone in your life who loves a full face of makeup.

We perused the 2021 calendar offerings looking for the best options out there that will keep you stocked in essentials for the whole season and introduce you to some new faves. Keep reading to see which 10 beauty advent calendars are our top picks for Christmas 2021.

L’Occitane Holiday Advent Calendar

A holiday classic returns with the L’Occitane advent calendar and all its moisture-renewing favorites inside. You’ll get 24 sample size products including the Shea Intensive Hand Cream, Aqua Réotier Ultra-Thirst Quenching Moisturizer, and Verbena Body Lotion that will make anyone with dry skin shout “hallelujah” this Christmas.

The calendar’s retail value is estimated at $115.

Buy nowSephora $79.00

Advent Calendar – Target Beauty Capsule – 12ct

For a more affordable calendar that lets its receiver play with 12 days of makeup from E.l.f, Real Techniques, NYX, Maybelline, and more, try this Beauty Capsule from Target for just $20.99.

Buy nowTarget $20. 99

25 Days Of Beauty Advent Calendar, Created for Macy’s

Macy’s yearly advent calendar is always chock full of beauty standbys, and this year delivers such diverse goods as Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum, Lancôme Lash Idôle Mascara, Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil, and 22 other luxury items for a steeply discounted price in their trial sizes.

The estimated value included is $292, plus you’ll get a $10 off coupon for your next Macy’s beauty purchase as a bonus!

Buy nowMacy’s $99.00

NYX Gimme Super Stars! Holiday Advent Calendar

NYX is a cheap, reliable brand that not only follows the trends, they help create them. Gift yourself or your favorite beauty guru this 24-piece kit that includes full and travel sizes of favorites like Pore Filler primer and Butter Gloss to plump up your pout.

Buy nowNYX $60.00

ASOS Face + Body 24 Day Holiday Calendar Save 75%

One of the most coveted calendars of the year comes from ASOS and features 24 products (15 of which are full size!) plus a reusable tote and tie-scarf. Hair products, color products, skincare–you name it, it’s in here for a quarter of the suggested retail value. Buy now because these numbered and branded boxes are selling out quickly!

Buy nowASOS $null

Essence Advent Calendar

Two things we do here at Wishlist: Trust Ulta and love a surprise. Indulge both by checking out this mysterious Essence Advent Calendar that promises 24 beauty surprises with not a drop more info about them available. Think of it as a beauty blind box.

Buy nowUlta $45.00

Snow One Loves You More 12 Day Advent Calendar

E.l.f.’s calendar is such a fantastic deal this year because it’s basically the equivalent of buying a full makeup starter kit, tools and all, for under $50. The lash curler, sponge, eye shadows, and blending brush are fantastic staples in any artist’s kit, so buy this for the fledgling glamour gal in your life.

Buy nowE.l.f. $45.00

OPI Holiday ’21 Nail Lacquer Mini 25pc Advent Calendar

If someone you love is constantly shelling out hundreds for professional manicures and wants to save some dough, gift them this 25-piece nail polish calendar from the best lacquer makers in the game, OPI.

Buy nowUlta $69.95

Lush Advent Calendar

You can slap on all the powders and paints known to humankind, but we all know you’ll never look your best if you’re not getting the rest and relaxation you deserve. Seek it out with this overstuffed box from Lush featuring all the company’s best signature products meant to help you reach zen in your bathtub and beyond.

Buy nowLush $299.95

Benefit Cosmetics Beauty Advent Calendar Set

Benefit’s hit products like Hoola Bronzer and Pore-fessional are almost universally loved for a reason, and the reason is they’re unbeatable. Jump on this deal to try a full range of their customer favorites and enjoying your holiday season with a perfectly made-up mug.

Buy nowQVC $65.00

35 Best Advent Calendars 2021: Shop Beauty, Fashion, Home

It’s that time of year to make your list and check it twice. Holiday shopping season is upon us, and here are 35 of the best advent calendars in 2021 to make gift-giving easier than ever. 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. For those who are beauty-obsessed, shop Barbara Sturm’s advent calendar containing her greatest hits, from serums to face creams and cleansers—it’s the full skincare suite at your fingertips. Then there’s Dior’s exquisite advent calendar, designed by artist Alice Shirley. The lucky gift recipient will receive the house’s storied scent, J’adore eau du parfum, alongside the maison’s signature Miss Dior hand cream, Rouge Dior lipstick, and many more surprises. For the wine and whiskey enthusiasts, there’s an advent calendar to suit their palette too from VineBox and Flaviar. And for the kids at home, there is a Lego-themed Avengers set as well as a Harry Potter advent calendar full of sweet treats waiting to be revealed. Ahead, shop the 35 best advent calendars in 2021.

Net-a-Porter 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

For the ultimate beauty and skincare obsessive, look no further than Net-a-Porter’s advent calendar. The lucky recipient will enjoy both full-sized and mini-sized beauty treasures from Tata Harper, Augustinus Bader, Susanne Kaufmann, and more. Don’t sleep on this advent calendar. It has already sold out once and will be restocked very soon. Add it to your wishlist now so you don’t miss out. 

Net-A-Porter 25 Days of Beauty advent calendar

Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar 2021

For fans of Barbara Sturm’s cult-favorite skincare line, it features 24 of her best products, from her Brightening Serum to signature Glow Drops infused with wild rose extract.  

Dr. Barbara Sturm advent calendar 2021

Chanel N°5 Limited Edition The Calendar 

For Chanel’s 100th anniversary of its iconic Chanel N°5 fragrance, the storied fashion house has released a first-of-its-kind, limited edition N°5 calendar featuring 27 little luxuries. The holiday treasures include their signature hand cream (full-sized), Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick, a ceramic bracelet featuring a wax seal of the N°5 perfume bottle, a compact mirror, bath soap with aromas of N°5, and more. For those who miss out on this special collectible gift set, don’t worry, there’s still plenty more Chanel gift sets to shop.

Chanel N°5 Limited Edition The Calendar

Dior Advent Calendar

For Dior’s 24 days of surprises, artist Alice Shirley designed an enchanting botanical wonderland to house Dior’s signature beauty favorites, from J’adore and Miss Dior eau du parfums to Dior Prestige serum and Diorshow mascara, this is quite simply— the complete Dior Addict package. 

Dior beauty advent calendar

Acqua di Parma x Emilio Pucci Advent Calendar

Bring scents of Italy home to you in Acqua di Parma’s 2021 advent calendar, featuring an equally dazzling designed box by Emilio Pucci. Featuring 25 of Acqua di Parma’s signature scents, easily transition your bathroom to a spa with their Arancia di Capri Shower Gel, Colonia shampoo, conditioner, and bath salts. 

Acqua Di Parma advent calendar

The World of La Mer 12-Piece Holiday Advent Calendar Set

A lavish gift set for those who deserve the crème de la crème. Treat a special someone to a luxurious skincare routine as they countdown towards Christmas. 

La Mer The World Of La Mer holiday advent calendar set

Neiman Marcus NM Holiday Beauty Advent Calendar

With a grand assortment of must-have beauty hits from both luxurious and cult-favorite labels, the Neiman Marcus advent calendar is packed with treasures from Dior, Aesop, Jo Malone, Tom Ford, Dr. Barbara Sturm, and more.

Neiman Marcus NM holiday beauty advent calendar

Missoma Advent Calendar

For the jewelry aficionado, Missoma’s advent calendar is a treasure trove of 12 gifts, from hoop necklaces to chain bracelets and necklaces, all made of 18K gold plated vermeil. There’s a reason this gift set sells out every year. 

Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Beauty Dreams & Secrets Advent Calendar Set

If you’ve been following along with us this year, Charlotte Tilbury’s beauty light wand was a TikTok and Beauty Secrets favorite. Find this coveted beauty product in addition to 11 other Charlotte Tilbury hits, all enclosed within a golden chest.

Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Beauty Dreams & Secrets advent calendar set

Molton Brown London Advent Calendar

A favorite of Queen Elizabeth II, Molton Brown’s advent calendar is the gift to give to anyone in need of the royal treatment. Unwrap a bevy of skincare and fragrant treasures from orange and bergamot bath and shower gels to pink pepper hand washes and rhubarb and rose-scented candles.

Molton Brown London advent calendar collection

The Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

The best of skincare, makeup, and haircare come together in Liberty’s ultimate advent calendar, featuring 25 gifts leading up to Christmas. The lucky gift recipient will unwrap presents from cult-favorite labels such as Augustinus Bader, Le Labo, Olaplex, and more. 

Liberty beauty advent calendar 2021

Diptyque Advent Calendar

25 treasures await inside Diptyque’s holiday advent calendar this year. Unwrap a gift each day starting December 1 and discover their popular slate of scented candles, including Baies and Feu de Bois to popular eau de parfums and rich body polishes and creams.

Kiehl’s Limited Edition Advent Calendar

Indulge in Kiehl’s signature skincare staples, featuring their Creme de la Corps lotion, Ultra facial creams, Amino Acid shampoos, conditioners, and more. The exclusive advent calendar for 2021 was designed by French artist Marylou Faure who created a spirited box to countdown towards Christmas.

Kiehls limited-edition holiday advent calendar

L’Occitane Holiday Advent Calendar

For a dose of Provence during the holiday season, L’Occitane will help bring the South of France to you. Treat yourself to a myriad of their bath and body best-sellers, from shea butter hand creams to almond conditioner.

L’Occitane holiday advent calendar

Space NK The Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

Unwrap not 12, not 25, but 30 gifts in Space NK’s advent calendar this year. Beauty lovers will find cult favorites like Drunk Elephant, Summer Friday, and candle favorite label Boy Smells all awaiting inside.

Space NK beauty advent calendar 2021

Chantecaille Skincare Advent Calendar 12-Piece Set

Discover Chantecaille’s best-selling skincare and makeup essentials in a luxurious gift box, all made in Italy. Discover their signature gold recovery mask, Rose de Mai face oil, and more. 

Chantecaille skincare advent calendar

Susanne Kaufmann 2021 Advent Calendar

Indulge in Susanne Kaufmann’s luxurious line of sustainably made skincare through her cult classics. Included in her limited edition advent calendar are the Eye Rescue Stick, Glow Mask, Herbal Whey Nourishing Bath Oil, and more.

Susanne Kaufmann 2021 advent calendar

Clarins 12-Piece Advent Calendar Set

Give the gift of Clarins’ most popular skincare essentials, from their hand nail treatment cream (offered in a full-sized bottle) to their moisture-rich body lotions and beauty balms.

Clarins 12-piece beauty advent calendar set

Balmain The City of Lights Medium Advent Calendar 2021

Balmain seeks to bring the City of Lights to your home. Designed with the Parisian skyline in mind, this advent calendar contains Balmain treasures, from texturizing salt spray to a sleek gold compact mirror. 

Balmain The City of Lights medium advent calendar 2021

The Guerlain Beehive Advent Calendar

For the first time, Guerlain is offering an ultra-luxurious advent calendar filled with their greatest hits—from their L’Art et la Matière fragrances to perfumed soaps in jasmine, rose, and bergamot. Use everything now and well into 2022.

Guerlain beehive advent calendar

LookFantastic Advent Calendar

LookFantastic’s gift set is a beauty haven of skincare and makeup products ready to suit every style; you’ll discover fan favorites from Nars to Kate Somerville.

LookFantastic advent calendar

Jo Malone Advent Calendar

Jo Malone’s exquisite advent calendar is ready to enhance the senses with a 24-piece gift set that includes many of their popular fragrances and scents.  

Jo Malone advent calendar

Saje 12 Days of Wellness Holiday Countdown Calendar

For the ultimate wellness warrior in your life, Saje’s gift set is packed with diffuser scents that will help them unwind and relax. For an extra special treat this holiday season, they can indulge in Saje’s Peppermint Halo roll-on too.

Saje 12 Days of Wellness holiday countdown calendar

Apotheke 25-Piece Calendar

For someone looking to embrace hygge this winter, Apotheke’s gift set will help make the task a little bit easier. Find their signature candles, wick trimmers, matches, bath salts, and more, all ready to be enjoyed at home. 

Apotheke 25-Piece advent calendar

Voluspa Japonica Advent Calendar Candle Set

For the ultimate candle lover, unwrap a candle each day for 12 days and relax in their signature scents, from French lavender to fig and Santal.

Voluspa Japonica advent calendar candle set

DavidsTea 24 Days of Matcha

Calling all matcha tea lovers, this set is made for them. Unwrap classic Matcha blends to seasonal and indulgent flavors like pumpkin pie and salted caramel to enjoy all winter long. 

DavidsTea 24 Days of Matcha advent calendar

Whittard of Chelsea Christmas Tea & Infusion Advent Calendar

Whittard of Chelsea’s advent calendar is a tea lover’s dream. Discover an aroma of delicious teas and infusions inside.

Whittard of Chelsea Christmas tea and infusion advent calendar

Lady M Merry and Bright Advent Calendar

For the sweetest start to the holidays, unwrap Lady M’s advent calendar filled with delectable treats from bonbons flavored in Matcha crunch, Crème Brûlée, Mango, and more.

Lady M Merry and Bright advent calendar

VineBox 12 Nights of Wine

For the ultimate wine lover, VineBox’s advent calendar features 12 handpicked wines by Sommeliers. Perfect for every palette, there is an assortment of reds, whites, and rosés.

Vine Box 12 Nights Of Wine box

Flaviar Advent Calendar

Calling all whiskey lovers, easily recreate a daily whiskey tasting right at home. The set includes 24 whiskey vials, including a whiskey glass and concrete coaster accoutrements. 

Flaviar’s Whiskies of the Galaxy advent calendar

The Urban Botanist Limited Edition Plant Advent Calendar

For those with a green thumb or a soft spot for succulents, The Urban Botanist reveals 24 miniature plants and botanical gifts waiting to be unwrapped.

The Urban Botanist limited-edition plant advent calendar

FAO Schwarz Dinosaur Advent Calendar

For the Jurassic Park obsessed or just a paleontologist in the making, this dinosaur advent calendar will be the gift that keeps on giving. Have your kids explore everything from fossil excavation to egg hatching and more. 

Fao Schwarz dinosaur advent calendar

Lego Marvel

The Avengers Advent Calendar

For ultimate Avengers fans, this Lego advent calendar features 24 gifts that each feature a different character or scene from the Marvel Avengers films.  

Lego Marvel The Avengers advent calendar

Meri Meri Dog Advent Calendar Suitcase

A playful gift to give any dog lovers at home. They’ll unwrap a new dog toy each day, all housed within a charming check-printed suitcase.

Meri Meri Dog advent calendar suitcase

Harry Potter Advent Calendar

Bring a taste of the wizarding world of Harry Potter to your home through delectable treats, everything from Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans to butterscotch drops and gummy frogs, each waiting to be unwrapped until Christmas day.   

Harry Potter advent calendar

Digital Calendars to Get You Organized in 2021

Long before the smartphone was the daily planner du jour, the wall calendar, or for some, the portable daily planner was the keeper of all appointments, reminders and dates. Depending on which you preferred, there were two problems. Go with the wall iteration and your life was stuck in that very place. Go with a daily planner and you felt like you were toting around the contents of your life. For those who still prefer to rely on a calendar to get through the day to day, today’s iterations have the magic of technology on their side, which means every important time, date and reminder is simply a swipe away. And no paper is discarded in the process. Here, the latest generation of digital calendars and apps to keep you and everyone in your family on plan.

More: What the Future Holds for Smart Homes in 2021

DAKboard

Courtesy of DAKboard

This digital wall calendar does not require page turning or tossing upon the last day of the year. The poster board-sized device hangs on your wall and displays the goings-on either in day-to-day mode or full monthly calendar style. It syncs with Google Calendar, iCloud Calendar, Facebook and other online calendar services (because that’s how we’ll roll in 2021) and helps you stay informed about such things as the weather, the traffic, to-do lists, newsfeeds and stock quotes. And it links to any photo streaming device so you can display (in slideshow fashion) the story of your life for all to see.

DAKboard is available for $399.

Skylight Calendar

Courtesy of Skylight Calendar

When everyone in your family has their own schedule, keeping track of it all in one master calendar can help you keep life (and everyone in it) moving like clockwork. The Skylight Calendar syncs with Google, Outlook, Apple, Cozi and Yahoo and puts everyone’s comings and goings in one place. And it lets you add events right on the 10-inch touch-screen display so no one misses them. Create chore lists to nudge the kids or your significant other, grocery lists, and even a meal planner.

Skylight Calendar is available for $159.

More: The Best of Smart Home Devices: 2020 Edition

Echo Show

Courtesy of Amazon

While the Echo Show has many talents—including but not limited to video calling, entertainment viewing and photo displaying—if you need to stay organized, this digital device puts your calendar on display in an interactive way. It syncs to anyGoogle, Microsoft or Apple calendars and shows past and present events in three different modes: list mode, three-day mode and month-by-month mode. It also shows you what you’ve got going on for the day on the home screen. But what really takes this date keeper to epic levels is the Alexa capabilities. All you have to do is ask it to tell you what to-dos you have or “what’s on my calendar today?,” and it will pull up a complete list. And, if you want to create a new entry, just tell it to do so and it will add it.

Echo Show is available for $150.

Cozi Family Organizer

Courtesy of Cozi

While technically not a separate device, the Cozi Family Organizer app turns your phone into the ultimate family planner. Available from the Apple Store or Google Play, this one-app wonder helps coordinate and communicate everyone’s schedules, appointments and activities, track grocery lists, checks off to-do lists, and makes meal planning easier. It color codes each person’s schedule, sends reminders and even lets you create personalized to-do lists that link to items you need to reorder. And, if you don’t want to create your own tasks, there are dozens of pre-made planning checklists from the Cozi list library for everything from birthday parties and vacation packing to emergency supplies and groceries. It’s the digital form of the personal assistant.

Cozi Family Organizer is free to download from the Apple Store or Google Play

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25 Advent calendars for 2021 to shop this holiday season

While most Advent calendars are designed to help you count down the days until Christmas, they can be a festive addition to the holiday season no matter what you celebrate. And they don’t just come with chocolate candies hidden behind each tiny door (although you can purchase those, too). Some Advent calendars are filled with coffee pods, skin care products and other unique items.

If you’re looking for an Advent calendar for yourself or to gift someone else this holiday season, we rounded up some of our favorite options that we think Select readers will enjoy.

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Advent calendars for the 2021 holiday season

To source these Advent calendars, we referenced our previous coverage and associated expert guidance. We also included top-rated items and products aligned with Select reader interest from brands like Nespresso, The Body Shop, Happy Socks and more.

Home and kitchen Advent calendars

Uncommon Goods Embroidery Advent Calendar

This Advent calendar doubles as a craft project and a piece of home decor at the end of the holiday season. From the first day of December until Christmas, you stitch a new design into the provided fabric, which connects to the embroidery hoop. The kit comes with colored string and directions both beginner and advanced needlers can understand.

Voluspa Japonica Candle Advent Calendar

Voluspa’s Advent calendar contains 12 votives, each of which has a burn time of about 25 hours, according to the brand. You open one door a day to reveal 2.5-ounce candles in different fragrances like French Cade Lavender, Spiced Pumpkin Latte, Moso Bamboo and more.

Uncommon Goods Cookie Making Calendar

If you know a baker who likes to try new cookie recipes, they might enjoy using this Advent calendar leading up to the holiday season. It supplies baking tools like cookie cutters as well as ingredients and recipes to create six different kinds of cookies. Each of the recipes is a surprise, although some of the items that come in the calendar may give you a hint about what you’ll be making, from cocoa powder and marshmallows to peppermint candy.

Wellness Advent calendars

Bluemercury 31 Days of Dazzle Advent Calendar

From eye masks and shower oil to lip balm and sunscreen, Bluemercury’s Advent calendar is filled with 31 different skin care and hair care products. Items are hidden in their own numbered drawers, allowing you to count down to the holidays or New Year’s Eve. Brands featured in the Advent calendar include Supergoop, Bobbi Brown, SkinCeuticals and more.

Spotlight Oral Care 12 Days of Christmas Calendar

Some of the products featured in Spotlight Oral Care’s Advent calendar contain hydrogen peroxide, an ingredient dentists previously told us helps whiten teeth. In addition to oral care products like floss, a toothbrush, teeth whitening strips and toothpaste, the calendar offers skin care and lip care like lip masks and a gua sha tool.

L’Occitane Holiday Advent Calendar

This L’Occitane Advent calendar holds 24 miniature versions of select products from the brand, including ones formulated with shea butter, almond oil and Immortelle essential oil, all of which it says nourishes skin. The Advent calendar includes moisturizers, hand creams, shampoos and conditioners, as well as face serums, lip balms and more.

The Body Shop Share the Joy Advent Calendar

The Body Shop’s Advent calendar brings the spa to you with 24 products like sheet face masks, lip butter, bath bubbles and more. The products come in a box that features a pop-up, holiday-themed display.

Barber Pro 12 Days of Grooming Advent Calendar

Filled with different types of sheet masks, Barber Pro’s Advent calendar provides 12 days’ worth of skin care designed to hydrate, soften, soothe and brighten all skin types. Some masks are for the whole face, while others go under the eyes. The Advent calendar is geared toward men and also comes with a post-shave cooling mask.

Uncommon Goods Shower Steamer Advent Calendar

In the 24 days before whatever holiday you celebrate, unwrap new shower steamers made with essential oils like peppermint, eucalyptus and lavender. Shower steamers dissolve in water to add fragrance to your bathroom and can double as fizzy body scrubs.

Clarins 24-Day Advent Calendar

You can hang this Advent calendar in your bathroom and open different flaps to reveal new skin care and makeup products for 24 days this holiday season. Clarins designed the calendar to include a selection of its bestselling items in full, travel and sample sizes. Products include body scrub, hand lotion, micellar water, lip balm and more.

Food and drink Advent calendars

Bonne Maman Limited Edition Advent Calendar

Bonne Maman’s Advent calendar lets you or the food fanatic in your life try different flavored fruit spreads and honey leading up to the holidays. The Advent calendar features exclusive seasonal jams like Cherry With Hibiscus Flower, Sweet Orange With Passion Fruit, Peach With Jasmine, Wild Blueberry With Lemon Balm, Raspberry With Rose and more. The jams come in 24 1-ounce jars and are packaged in a decorative and seasonal display.

David’s Tea 24 Days of Matcha

Some people prefer matcha over coffee for their daily caffeine fix. This Advent calendar provides 23 different flavored matcha packets — from Mocha Matcha to Earl Grey Matcha — as well as a matcha spoon. You can add the ground green tea to hot water and whisk until it’s frothy, and then add ice cubes to make a cold beverage or use a milk frother to whip up a warm latte.

Pukka Tea Advent Calendar

Introduce the tea lover in your life to new varieties this holiday season with Pukka’s Tea Advent Calendar. It comes with 24 different tea bags in flavors like Mint Refresh and Night Time. The Advent calendar and the sachets within it are all recyclable.

VineBox 12 Nights of Wine (preorder)

Pair wine gifts like glasses with the VineBox 12 Nights of Wine Advent calendar. It boasts 12 glass tubes, each of which contains approximately 3 ounces of wine. The box includes four white wines, two rosés and six red wines selected by VineBox’s sommeliers. The wines come from a handful of countries like Italy, France and Spain, highlighting different flavors across the world. You can preorder the wine box now and choose from either a Wonderland or Abstract design. It ships in early November.

In Good Taste Wine Advent Calendar

If 12 bottles of wine aren’t enough, this Advent calendar from In Good Taste offers 24. It features mini bottles that contain about 6-ounce servings of select wines from the brand’s California Wine Mixer, Wild Child, Passport and Cascade collections, as well as two types of wine exclusive to the calendar. You can purchase the Advent calendar now to ship later in November.

The Spirit Co Whiskey Advent Calendar (preorder)

Instead of gifting one bottle of whiskey, The Spirit Co’s whiskey Advent calendar allows you to give 24 different varieties. The whiskeys featured in this Advent calendar come from across the world and include tipples like West Cork Black Cask, Teeling Small Batch and more. The spirits come in handmade wax-sealed drams that hold about a 1-ounce serving of the drink. You can preorder the Advent calendar now to ship in late October.

Food 52 X Stone Hollow Farmstead Advent Calendar

This Advent calendar gives the chefs on your holiday list 24 new ingredients from Stone Hollow Farmstead to cook with throughout the winter. It includes botanical drinking vinegars, jams, jellies, syrups and more. Items come packed in a wood box that counts down the 24 days before whatever holiday you celebrate.

Keurig Advent Calendar Variety Pack

With this Advent calendar, Keurig owners get new K-Cup pods to pop into their single-serve coffee makers each morning leading up to the holidays. The Advent calendar comes with 24 pods from brands like Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, McCafe, Peet’s Coffee, Swiss Miss and more.

Williams Sonoma Compostable Coffee Capsule Advent Calendar

A gift for Nespresso and KitchenAid espresso machine owners, this Advent calendar provides 24 days of capsules in six flavors like Vanilla, Classico and Hazelnut. Each capsule makes one shot of espresso, and the capsules are made from compostable materials.

Whittard Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar

Hot chocolate is a signature winter drink, and this Advent calendar provides 12 different cocoa flavors to enjoy over 24 days. Each drawer in the Advent calendar contains two sachets of hot chocolate powder, giving you a total of 48 packs at the end of the month. Flavors include Peanut Butter, Luxury White, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Strawberry and more.

Nespresso Limited Edition Original Advent Calendar

Nespresso partnered with artist Johanna Ortiz to design Advent calendars filled with coffee and espresso capsules. You can purchase calendars filled with either Original or Vertuo capsules, depending on which Nespresso machine you or your loved one owns. Each Advent calendar surprises you with a flavored capsule from Dec. 1-23 — on Dec. 24, you get to open a larger gift.

Bean Box Twelve Mornings of Coffee Advent Calendar

For those who don’t own a single-serve coffee maker or espresso machine, Bean Box’s Advent calendar features 12 different holiday blends you can make using a regular drip coffee maker. You can choose between whole bean or ground coffee, and the flavors have notes of roasted chestnut, cranberry and more.

Nipyata Boozy Advent Calendar

Nipyata’s Boozy Advent Calendar features a selection of 12 spirits in miniature bottles. It includes whiskey, vodka, rum and gin, as well as two types of liqueur: coffee and Irish cream.

Apparel Advent calendars

Target 15 Days of Socks Advent Calendar

Target offers multiple Advent calendars filled with women’s socks during the holiday season. Some are themed around Christmas — featuring characters from the movie “Elf,” for example — while others revolve around Harry Potter, “Friends,” Disney princesses, Star Wars and more. Advent calendars come with 15 pairs of socks to count down to the holidays, including low-cuts and crew-cuts.

Happy Socks Advent Calendar

If you can’t choose just one pair of Happy Socks to gift this holiday season, the brand’s Advent calendar provides 24 different pairs. These unisex socks are made from cotton and feature colorful designs.

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Let Literature Guide You In The New Year

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Whether or not you made adequate use of your personal calendar or planner this year, chances are that you’re looking ahead to the new year and hoping for a little more to fill those pages. These 2021 book calendars will help you transition to a new year and, perhaps, a new mindset, while allowing you the chance to showcase your love of all things books.

There are so many options for book calendars in 2021. From quote planners to page-a-day comics calendars, there’s something here for everyone. Buy yourself your favorite, then send on a few to loved ones for great holiday gifts.

Then, fill your 2021 book calendars first and foremost with the essentials: all of the book holidays you’ll want to celebrate.

Book Calendars 2021

Whether you love Jo or Amy or Beth or Meg, you’ll love this hand-illustrated Little Women calendar. $20 or $29, depending on what size you prefer.

The perfect calendar for Austenites. $20 or $29, depending on size preference.

Don’t want to wait for the mail to get started on a new calendar? This printable literary calendar features a lovely author quote for each month and you can download it as soon as you purchase it. $10.

This wall calendar is for all of the word nerds out there (and those illustrations are stunning!). $20.

Looking for the perfect desk calendar? This monthly bookish option features a beautiful black and white illustration with a literary quote. You can get it without the poplar base for $20 or snag that beautiful stand with it for $28.

This stunning monthly calendar features the homes you know from literature. $33.

Keep the date handy at all times with these printable monthly bookmark calendars. $5.

Keep your entire reading life in line with this Bookworm Life Reading Planner. Monthly calendars come with places to plan your TBR, to highlight the books you loved reading in a given month, and even pages to highlight those adaptations you’re planning to screen. $26 and up, depending on style.

This printable monthly calendar of Rumi quotes will fill your 2021 with inspiration. $6.30.

Add some Peanuts humor to your wall with this monthly calendar. $15.

The art of women reading will add some beauty to your wall in this calendar. $15.

Swoon over beautiful images of book spaces with this monthly wall calendar. $15.

Keep your engagements in line with a weekly cat and book agenda. $16.

Vintage images and advertisements for reading will keep you eager to flip calendar pages every month. $24.

Game of Thrones fans: get your fill every single day with this desk calendar. $16.

Marvel with Marvel with this daily comic calendar. $15.

I love a good pun. A whole YEAR of puns, one for each day? Marvelous calendar idea. $15.

Learn a new word for every day of 2021. $15.

Know any fans of Wimpy Kid? Grab ’em this monthly wall calendar. $15.

A wholesome family activity each month: finding where Wally got to this time. $15.

Your annual planner, as created by the talented Jane Mount. Love this stack of books! $20.

Swoon over a new bookstore each month. $15.


Know what would go well with a book calendar for a gift, either for yourself or someone else? Literary pencils. You’re welcome!

The Best Gaming Advent Calendars to Buy in 2021 – GameSpew

The holidays are coming, and that means we want to count down to them in the best way possible.

We’re of course talking about advent calendars. Forget those boring ones with 24 little chocolates behind the window. It’s not that we don’t like chocolate, but we can have that any time. Instead, we want something gaming-themed. 24 little windows filled with video game merchandise and related geeky goodness. What could be better?

Thankfully, as time moves on, more and more merchandise-based advent calendars become available. And that means there are plenty of gaming advent calendars to choose from. We’ve rounded up some of the best ones we could find.

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Pokémon Advent Calendar

Gotta catch ’em all! Okay, just who wouldn’t want this Pokémon-themed advent calendar? Behind its 24 windows you’ll find 16 figurines of popular Pokémon creatures, along with eight Christmassy accessories. The figurines are obviously the highlight here, with many of our favourite Pokémon included – there’s Scorbunny, Bulbasaur, Eevee, and even an adorable Pikachu holding a Christmas gift.

There’s also a Pokémon Mega Construx advent calendar, which lets you build some of your favourite Pokémon.

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Five Nights at Freddy’s Pint-Size Heroes Advent Calendar

Five Nights at Freddy’s and ‘Advent Calendar’ are not two things we expected to find together, but here we are. Created by Funko, this calendar contains 24 Five Nights at Freddy’s-themed ‘Pint Size Heroes’. They’re essentially tiny Funko Pop! vinyl figures, measuring between 1.5 and 2 inches tall. Aww. If you prefer your Christmas season to have a bit of nightmare fuel stitched into it, then this is surely one of the best gaming advent calendars you can buy.

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Minecraft Mini Figures Advent Calendar

If you’re into Minecraft, the chances are you’ll find this Minecraft Advent Calendar simply adorable. In it you’ll find twelve Minecraft-themed miniature figures and twelve various holiday-themed accessories. Those figures are adorable though; who knew a Creeper dressed as a Christmas tree could warm our hearts so much?

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Nintendo 12 Days of Socks Advent Calendar

We’re taking liberties with this one a little bit. This ’12 Days of Socks’ box isn’t quite an advent calendar. There’s only 12 items in it for starters, though each is behind its own window. But Nintendo-themed socks? Personally we can’t think of anything cooler than dressing up our feet with Mario, Link and Donkey Kong-themed patterns. As far as we’re concerned, this is one of the best gaming advent calendars out there, even if it does only have 12 windows.

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Hot Wheels ‘North Pole Test Track’ Advent Calendar

Since we’ve recently had a Hot Wheels video game out, this Hot Wheels advent calendar is now fair game for making this list of best gaming advent calendars. Yes, maybe we’re stretching a little bit, but it is pretty cool. It comes with eight Hot Wheels cars, and the rest of the windows contain Christmas-themed decorations or accessories. And the calendar itself folds out to reveal a small track to race around. Vroom vroom.

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Looking for more holiday gift ideas? You can see all of our gift guides by clicking here.

90,000 All cosmetic advent calendars 2021–2022: Sephora Collection, Benefit, Kiehl’s, Lumene, By Terry, OPI, Biotherm, Babor, Clarins, Sensai, L’Occitane

Advent calendars – boxes with 12 or 24 windows with nice little things, which are customary to give on the eve of Christmas.

In this article, we collect all the cosmetic adventures that you can give or buy for yourself in order to replenish your travel cosmetic bag with miniatures.

Sephora Collection

What’s Inside: 24 Sephora’s own cosmetics range – from hair ties and makeup remover wipes to nail polish and eyeliner.

Benefit

What’s inside: 12 bestselling miniatures of the brand. A great set for those who have long wanted to try Hoola bronzer, They’re Real mascara, Brow Setter brow gel or The Porefessional pore grout.

Kiehl’s

What’s inside: The brand’s 24 main products in miniature format, often of impressive size. These are oil concentrates, universal face cream, body moisturizer and more. The calendar was illustrated by artist Marylou Fore.

Lumene

What’s Inside: 24 skin care products and some makeup in mini and full size. Hidden in the cardboard windows are many products from the Nordic-C (for shine) and Nordic Hydra (moisturizing) series, as well as a few from other lines.

By Terry

What’s inside: 24 products from the French brand, which, if desired, will last for a whole year of make-up. There are, for example, several shades of lipstick, a couple of mascaras, a few simple care products and even brushes.

OPI

What’s inside: 25 varnishes in pink, blue, red and purple, as well as several basic colors. The dream of a lacomaniac and a person who can distinguish between subtle nuances of shades.

Biotherm

What’s inside: 24 brand products from all directions – from micellar water (with a volume of 30 ml) and various creams for the face and the area around the eyes to moisturizers for the body.

Babor

What’s Inside: A care program consisting of 24 ampoules of the brand – for hydration, radiance, a healthy complexion, lifting effect and more.

Clarins

What’s Inside: 24 makeup and skincare products – both miniature and full size. From decorative cosmetics in the calendar hiding two bases for makeup, mascara, oil, lip gloss and balm, as well as blush.

Sensai

What’s inside: 12 products from three categories – basic skin care, decorative cosmetics and body products.The heaviest bottle is 45 ml of micromuss for cleansing.

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L’Occitane

What’s inside: 24 windows with the brand’s classics. Here you will find miniatures of shampoos and shower gels, the legendary oil and so many compact hand creams that they will last for a year in advance.

What’s inside: 24 bottles from the entire range of the brand, including a miniature eau de parfum, several lipsticks, new products for facial skin care and shower products.

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90,000 Formula 1 Season 2021:

Championship Calendar

Date Grand Prix Route Length Circles Distance Winner Team
28/03 Bahrain Sahir 5412 m 56 * 308.238 L.Hamilton Mercedes
18/04 Emilia-Romagna Imola 4909 m 63 309. 049 M. Verstappen Red Bull
02/05 Portugal Portimao 4653 m 66 306.826 L.Hamilton Mercedes
09/05 Spain Barcelona 4675 m 66 308.424 L. Hamilton Mercedes
23/05 Monaco Monaco 3337 m 78 260. 286 M.Verstappen Red Bull
06/06 Azerbaijan Baku 6003 m 51 306.049 C. Perez Red Bull
20/06 France Paul Ricard 5842 m 53 309.690 M.Verstappen Red Bull
27/06 Styria Spielberg 4318 m 71 306. 452 M. Verstappen Red Bull
04/07 Austria Spielberg 4318 m 71 306.452 M.Verstappen Red Bull
18/07 UK Silverstone 5891 m 52 306.198 L. Hamilton Mercedes
01/08 Hungary Hungaroring 4381 m 70 306. 630 E.Windows Alpine
29/08 Belgium Spa 7004 m 1 6.880 M. Verstappen Red Bull
05/09 Netherlands Zandvoort 4259 m 72 306.648 M.Verstappen Red Bull
12/09 Italy Monza 5793 m 53 306. 720 D. Riccardo McLaren
26/09 Russia Sochi 5848 m 53 309.745 L.Hamilton Mercedes
10/10 Turkey Istanbul 5338 m 58 309.396 V. Bottas Mercedes
24/10 USA Austin 5513 m 56 308. 896 M.Verstappen Red Bull
07/11 Mexico City Mexico City 4304 m 71 305.354 M. Verstappen Red Bull
14/11 Sao Paulo Sao Paulo 4309 m 71 305.939 L.Hamilton Mercedes
21/11 Qatar Losail 5380 m 57 306. 660 L. Hamilton Mercedes
05/12 Saudi Arabia Jeddah 6175 m 50 308.750
12/12 Abu Dhabi Yas Marina 5554 m 55 305.355

* – distance reduced due to additional warm-up lap

90,000 Biathlon World Cup 2021/22 Calendar: Schedule of all races, including the Beijing Olympics – Biathlon

The International Biathlon Union (IBU) has published the provisional calendar of the 2021/22 World Cup, including the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

Biathlon World Cup 2021/22 Calendar

1st stage

Ostersund, Sweden

26-28 November

November 27 – Individual, women

November 27 – individual race, men

November 28 – Sprint, women

November 28 – sprint, men

2nd stage

Ostersund, Sweden

November 29 – December 5

December 2 – Sprint, women

December 2 – sprint, men

December 4 – Women’s Pursuit

December 4 – Relay, men

December 5 – relay, women

December 5 – Men’s Pursuit

3rd stage

Hochfilzen, Austria

December 6-12

December 10 – sprint, men

December 10 – Sprint, women

December 11 – Men’s Pursuit

December 11 – relay, women

December 12 – Relay, men

December 12 – Women’s Pursuit

4th stage

Annecy, France

13-19 December

December 16 – Sprint, women

December 17 – sprint, men

December 18 – Women’s Pursuit

December 18 – Men’s Pursuit

December 19 – mass start, women

December 19 – mass start, men

5th stage

Oberhof, Germany

3-9 January

January 6 – sprint, men

January 7 – Sprint, women

January 8 – Mixed Relay

January 8 – single mixed

January 9 – Men’s Pursuit

January 9 – Women’s Pursuit

6th stage

Ruhpolding, Germany

January 10-16

January 12 – Sprint, women

January 13 – sprint, men

January 14 – relay, women

January 15 – Relay, men

January 16 – Women’s Pursuit

January 16 – Men’s Pursuit

7th stage

Antholz, Italy

17-23 January

January 20 – Individual, Men

January 21 – Individual, women

January 22 – mass start, men

January 22 – Relay, women

January 23 – Relay, men

January 23 – mass start, women

XXIV Olympic Winter Games

Beijing, China

4-20 February

February 5 – Mixed Relay

February 7 – Individual, women

February 8 – individual race, men

February 11 – Sprint, women

February 12 – sprint, men

February 13 – Women’s Pursuit

February 13 – Men’s Pursuit

February 15 – relay, men

February 16 – relay, women

February 18 – mass start, men

February 19 – mass start, women

8th stage

Kontiolahti, Finland

February 28 – March 6

March 3 – relay, women

March 4 – relay, men

March 5 – Sprint, women

March 5 – sprint, men

March 6 – Women’s Pursuit

March 6 – Men’s Pursuit

9th stage

Otepää, Estonia

7-13 March

March 10 – sprint, men

March 11 – Sprint, women

March 12 – Men’s Pursuit

March 12 – Women’s Pursuit

March 13 – Mixed Relay

March 13 – single mixed

10th stage

Holmenkollen, Norway

14-20 March

March 17 – Sprint, women

March 18 – sprint, men

March 19 – Women’s Pursuit

March 19 – Men’s Pursuit

March 20 – mass start, women

March 20 – mass start, men

“Winter in the Moscow region” 2021-2022: calendar of events

20 November

Exhibition “French taste of the Yusupov princes”

Address : Istra, New Jerusalem embankment, building 1

The State Historical and Art Museum “New Jerusalem” opened exhibition “The French taste of the Yusupov princes” . It presents the works that the Yusupovs collected for many years. Most of them were acquired by Nikolai Borisovich Yusupov, a famous philanthropist and collector who owned the Arkhangelskoye estate.

Works of art are placed in several sections: “An Imaginary Journey”, “Under the Patronage of Cupid”, “Scenes of Everyday Life” and “Portrait Gallery”. The exhibition will run until August 28, 2022.

20 November

Opening of the F.M. Dostoevsky

Address : urban district Zaraysk, village Darovoe

The only museum-estate of F.M. Dostoevsky “Darovoe” opened on November 20 . It has been under restoration since 2015. Today it is part of the Zaraisk Kremlin State Museum-Reserve.

The exposition of the new museum consists of two parts: the first is the interior of the living room and the bedroom-study of the first half of the 19th century. The second tells about the estate, about the life of the writer, about images from childhood that are reflected in his work. This part of the exhibition is multimedia.

November 26

Exhibition “Image and Meaning”

Address : Serpukhov, Chekhov street, 87

On November 26, the exhibition “Image and Meaning” begins its work in the Serpukhov Museum of History and Art.It will present masterpieces of Dutch painting of the 17th century from museums and private collections in Russia: still lifes, portraits, sea and national landscapes, paintings in the battle genre, historical painting. The works of art tell about the life and character of the Netherlands in the 17th century.

4-26 December

Project “Ice Age” in the Moscow region

As part of the project of Ilya Averbukh, famous artists and athletes will perform with show programs at more than 14 venues.

18 December

Exhibition “The ABC of a Masterpiece”

Address : Istra, New Jerusalem embankment, building 1

The main event of the project “Winter in the Moscow Region” this year will be the opening of the exhibition “The ABC of a Masterpiece” in the State Historical and Art Museum “New Jerusalem”. More than 100 masterpieces from the leading regional museums of Russia from Vladivostok to Kaliningrad will be presented to its guests: paintings by Shishkin, Levitan, Malevich, Deineka, Kandinsky, Serebryakova, Goncharova and other artists.

December 31

52nd “Manzhosovskaya ski track”

One of the oldest sports competitions in the region – Manzhosovskaya Lyzhnya – will be an important event in Winter in the Moscow Region. It was first held in 1969 under the leadership of Viktor Manzhosov.This year it will be held for the 52nd time. Traditionally, professionals take part in the races together with sports fans.

6-8 January

ABC of Christmas Festival

A winter version of the legendary Moscow Region fair “Cheese! Feast! Peace! ”, Where farmers and artisans of the region will present their products.

Epiphany bathing

During Epiphany bathing, 200 fonts will be opened in the Moscow Region. Guests and residents of the region will be able to visit the springs Gremyachiy Klyuch in Sergiev Posad, White Well in Zaraysk and Talezh in Chekhov.

Other winter activities in the Moscow region

In addition to the aforementioned events, in the Moscow region many sites for active recreation will be organized this winter. Everyone will definitely find something to their liking!

Rollers

The ice season in the Moscow region has already started. The first to open was the Theater Skating Rink with artificial ice in Khimki. Its area is two thousand square meters. Along the side there are decks and an amphitheater, there is a separate children’s ski area.

A total of 300 skating rinks will operate in the Moscow region, including five new ones: in Lyubertsy, Domodedovo, Serpukhov, Odintsovo and Orekhovo-Zuev. There it will be possible not only to skate, but also to play hockey. Vacationers will also be able to buy food and hot drinks in special pavilions that will be installed next to the skating rinks.

A large free skating rink will open in the Patriot Park. Also, children and adults will be able to ride down the slides on tubing.

For a selection of the most popular ice rinks in the region, see reference at link .

Ski and tubing trails

90 ski and 149 tubing tracks will operate in the Moscow region this winter. You can ski in Malevich Park in Odintsovo, in Mytishchi and Tomilinsky forest parks, at the Zorky ski stadium in Krasnogorsk, on the biathlon track of the Russian Seasons complex, in the Peresvet sports complex in Sergiev Posad, at the Anfisa Reztsova stadium in Anfisa Reztsova , in the Pekhorka park in Balashikha and in other places.

See a selection of ski runs near Moscow at link .

You can ride down the hill on a “cheesecake” in the Yakhroma and Volen parks, the Elagino tubing park, the Lisya Gora all-season ski complex, the Freestyle extreme park, the Tseleevo ski club and other places. See their list at reference .

Ski resorts

Skiing or snowboarding will be possible at 18 ski resorts: Volen, Yakhroma, Stepanovo, Sorochany, Spas-Kamenka, Leonid Tyagachev’s ski club, Guy Severin’s ski club, Olymp ski club other.

For a list of ski resorts in the Moscow region see here .

Thematic design

As part of the Winter in the Moscow Region project, more than 100 branded signs to attractions, recreation areas and other tourist places were installed in the Moscow Region.

In addition, billboards and branded posters were placed in the capital and the region at stops and transport.

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