- Dec 24, 2017
These advent calendar gift ideas range from food items to cosmetics, and are guaranteed to make recipients smile this holiday season. While examples like the Birchbox Countdown to Beauty calendar reveal new skincare, makeup and hair care samples each day before Christmas, others like the Tanya Burr Beauty Calendar target the YouTube's star's loyal fans with products hand-picked by the social media influencer.

When it comes to food-themed advent calendar gifts, standouts include a cereal-centric calendar launched by Kellogg's, along with Salt Confectionery's Belgian chocolate calendar. The latter is a sophisticated and upscale take on the traditional advent calendars many looked forward to during their childhood years.

Dog treat, beard maintenance, and wine-themed advent calendars round off this list and speak to adult consumers' desire for childhood-inspired holiday offerings that are made more mature and specified to their niche interests.

From Daily Fragrance Samples to All-Cereal Advent Calendars: