Advent calendars are an exciting way to countdown to Christmas, especially when you're a kid and 25 days feels like an eternity. But these calendars aren’t just for children anymore. There are now some amazing
advent calendars for moms, too, who quite frankly are the ones who really deserve a little (or um, big) gift each day in December.
We had an advent calendar growing up that I went absolutely nuts for, and there weren’t even any gifts inside. If I can get that psyched about little illustrations of the nativity scene, then you better believe that mothers everywhere will love getting a daily present. There must be a mom in your life who loves trying all things beauty, or a coffee, tea, or wine enthusiast, or a cook (or just someone who loves eating pasta). There's an advent calendar for whatever she's into, even if she's a minimalist who doesn't like a lot of clutter.
So while she may have to hide in the closet to eat her chocolate or massive bowl of pasta, moms will appreciate taking a break from the December chaos and having a moment to light their candle, or you know, try out their new brow gel or face mask (as they drink their mini wine, of course). Read on for awesome
advent calendars for moms. We only include products that have been independently selected by Romper’s editorial team. However, we may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article. 1 For The Crystal Collector
Any mom who has a windowsill lined with crystals or could just use a little more balance and a little less stress in their life will love this magical calendar. A bit untraditional, it contains just 10 days of treats, but every day is super worth it. Behind every door you’ll find a wellness tool (most of which have a crystal component) paired with a suggested ritual which can be anything from taking a long walk to meditating or journaling.
2 12 Days To Great Skin
This limited-edition advent calendar includes 12 of Clarins best-selling skincare and makeup products. Inside you’ll find balms, gels, hand creams, a body scrub, masks, and more to help smooth and nurture dry winter skin, plus makeup like primers and mascara that will work for everyone, regardless of skin tone.
3 12 Gift For $12
It doesn’t get much better than 12 days of beauty for just $1 per gift, especially when the treats come packaged in a festive garland that will look cute hanging on the mantle. Inside they’ll find deluxe sized limited-edition beauty products, like liquid lipstick, primer, eyeshadow duos, and more.
4 For The Coffee Enthusiast
For the mom who starts every morning (and afternoon, no judgement) with a cup of joe, look no further than this advent calendar which includes 12 pour over coffees. There are four black coffees for the java purist, plus fun flavors like ginger, lavender, and peppermint and 12 creamers. The box itself is beautiful and could be repurposed as a jewelry holder.
5 For The Minimalist
This one is perfect for the mother that doesn't want a lot of extra stuff accumulating (so, all moms). The natural soy wax candle has a burn time of 25 hours, and the idea is that you cross the day off on the label, then light it for one hour each night until Christmas. The orange and cinnamon scent is festive, and the option to personalize gives this a special touch.
6 The Gift Of Carbs
Made in Italy, this gift box features 12 different varieties of durum wheat semolina pasta. From classic shapes like penne and rigatoni to fun less common ones like wagon wheels or little shells, this gift is sure to keep the yummy dinners flowing all winter. Bonus points if the gift giver cooks.
7 24 Days Of Tea
Tea always makes for a lovely gift that pretty much everyone likes. Inside the beautiful box you'll find a mix of black, green, and herbal teas perfect for savoring in those frantic days leading up to Christmas.
8 The Best Bath
A festive twist on a bath? Yes, please. This collection of 12 products from Lush includes Yog Nog shower gel (which includes wintery clove and maple syrup) a Winter Garden bath bomb, plus the exclusive Celebrate body milk which is only available in this set. The beautiful box is reusable and will look merry and bright repurposed under the tree.
9 Gourmet Chocolates
Yes, she'll probably have to open this advent calendar in her closet to avoid sharing with the kids, but with 24 festive chocolates, it's worth it. Just note that you can order this calendar now, but it won't be available to ship until Nov. 12. It's sold out on Godiva's website (where it's priced lower, at $39.95) but if you're looking to save some money you could call your local Godiva store as they may still have some in stock.
This article was originally published on
November 10, 2020