Advent calendars that will make you savor every day until Christmas

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Montreal centre-ville

The weather is cooling off slowly, the trees are lighting up and Christmas hits are starting to make their way on the radios. We know what that means: Christmas is coming. The countdown to D-Day will soon begin, and what better way to get into the holiday spirit than to treat yourself by opening a magical little door every day of December.

This year, several downtown stores have gone above and beyond in their offerings. If you are looking for an out of the ordinary calendar to please yourself or a loved one, look no further.

Here are some original advent calendars you can find downtown for all tastes and all budgets.

Chocolats Favoris

24 Days of Gluttony

This year, Chocolats Favoris features two advent calendars of premium, sustainable chocolates.

An individual version with a different fine chocolate each day, for a total of 24 totally unique and irresistible chocolate creations made by hand. What’s in it? ! Great classics such as Butterscotch and Pecan Pie and totally funky creations such as Lemon Amaretto and Birthday Cake.

A shareable version with 4 chocolates per day and classic flavours everyone loves + a Hidden Objects concept for the whole family. You will taste and share 13 different classic flavours that everyone loves like: Salted Caramel, Sparkling Milk, S’mores and Hazelnut Praline.

Price: Both calendars are available in limited quantities at a cost of $ 35.99

150 Saint-Catherine St W

Squish

24 Days of Candy

Here’s an advent calendar that every candy lovers will fall in love with. Squish offers a festive calendar of gourmet candies made with high quality plant-based ingredients, specially selected by their funny elves for young and old. What’s inside? Classics that everyone loves like Sparkling Bears, Rainbow Belts and Vegan DinoSours and plenty of other gummy candies to discover.

Price: $ 44.50 (2 for $ 79)

Montreal Eaton Center – 705 Sainte-Catherine Street W

Kiehl’s

24 Days of Pampering

Behind every door of Kiehl’s Advent Calendar hides a surprise skincare formula. Some unveil one of the brand’s signature formulas, including cleansers, face masks, serums and moisturizers, and others new creations that fans of the brand will fall in love with. For this edition of the Advent Calendar, Kiehl’s is teaming up with French artist Marylou Faure to design their exclusive illustrations.

Price: $ 140

760 Sainte-Catherine Street W

Sephora

24-25 Days of Discovery

There are plenty of options here. The Eaton Center’s Sephora offers a bunch of beauty advent calendars from different brands such as l’Occitane, Atelier Cologne and Voluspa, as well as several discovery kits, such as Olaplex, Drunk Elephant and Dior. If you even fancied to try out one of these brands, now’s the perfect time to do so. Happy discovery!

Price: prices vary between $ 48 and $ 699.99

Montreal Eaton Center – 705 Sainte-Catherine Street W

Holt Renfrew Ogilvy

25 Days of Luxury

If you’re in the mood to treat yourself or someone else to 25 days of pure luxurious discoveries, then you need to get the Holt Renfrew Ogilvy Beauty Advent Calendar. With 25 drawers to open, each day will reveal new skincare, makeup, fragrance, and more from the most luxurious brands in beauty—perfect for pampering yourself all winter long. Don’t miss out, the Beauty Advent Calendar is only available while supplies last.

Price: $ 475 (value over $ 1,900)

1307 Rue Sainte-Catherine W