Best Advent Calendars for Francophiles

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What better way to mark the countdown to Noël than with an Advent calendar filled with deluxe treats from some of the finest French brands? Make every day of December a magical one, from exquisite confitures and gourmet chocolates to heavenly perfumes and luxury skincare. Below, we unveil our favorite Advent calendars for Francophiles this Christmas.



L'Occitane's beauty Advent calendar for 2020.

Hidden behind every door is a sumptuous, pampering delight; this Advent calendar makes a wonderful gift for a loved one (or yourself!) this year. Tenderly drawn by French illustrator Edith Carron, this heavenly beauty calendar takes you on a stroll of the pastel-colored vision that are Provençal markets at Christmas, with a bundle of luxurious body, hair and skincare products for you to enjoy.

Atelier Cologne

Atelier Cologne's luxury Advent calendar for 2020.

Boutique perfume house Atelier Cologne’s luxury Advent calendar is simply superb. Be charmed by the stunning collection of artisanal scents, from carefully crafted colognes to beautifully fragrant candles to divinely rich hand creams — all of which make for a magical countdown.

Pierre Hermé

Pierre Hermé's Advent calendar for 2020.

Gaze into leading French pastry-chef Pierre Hermé’s glittering galaxy of a calendar this Christmas, opening each drawer will unlock an otherworldly feast of chocolate bonbons and delicacies. For something extra special, a traditional, handmade glass bauble (made by the famous Meisenthal glass factory) is yours to keep in the limited-edition version of this calendar.

Check out our feature on Meisenthal in our Nov/Dec 20 issue!

Mariage Frères

Mariage Frères Advent calendar for 2020.

Enjoy a piping hot cup of tea by a crackling open fire à la française with this exceptional collection of elegant teas and infusions from one of the most renowned French tea brands, Mariage Frères. Founded in 1854, France’s oldest tea house invites you to try its splendid array of flavors, perfect for an intensely warming drink this winter.

Bonne Maman

Bonne Maman Advent calendar 2020

The iconic French brand, Bonne Maman, has released a charmingly illustrated Advent calendar with 24 limited-edition fruit spreads and honey, all of which come complete in the classic red gingham-lidded jars. Enjoy the surprise that awaits behind each window and uncover new, seasonal flavors: Cherry with Christmas Spice, Fig with Cardamom and many more.


Dipytque's Advent calendar 2020.

As candle connoisseurs, the inimitable Dipytque’s festive treat is a real aromatic delight and features a selection of the brand’s most coveted products. Adorned in an enchanting design by Parisian artist Ugo Gattoni, this calendar is a thrill for the senses; it is a treasure trove of curated mini and full-size candles, fragrances, body products and more.

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