The best candle advent calendars 2021: new launches by Yankee Candle, Jo Malone, and more

Discover the best candle advent calendars for 2021—what's currently on the shelves versus what's coming soon

Two of the best candle advent calendars from Yankee Candle and Voluspa shown side by side
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The best candle advent calendars for 2021 have arrived with fan-favorite scents and all-new surprises.

Though it's still early, we've picked out the candle advent calendars for 2021 that are worth the investment. Like the most popular beauty advent calendars and jewelry advent calendars, you'll find the best candle advent calendars will sell out quickly. So, it pays to plan ahead.

Our round-up includes the latest triad of calendars by Yankee Candle and also hails luxury labels, like Jo Malone and Neom, as well as lesser-known brands if you're looking to support small businesses. A cozy Christmas awaits!

 Best candle advent calendars 2021 

Without further ado, check out the best candle advent calendars for 2021 below, as well as what's set to launch later this year. 

Voluspa Japonica Advent Calendar Gift Set

Voluspa Japonica Advent Calendar Gift Set

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RRP: $75 & $150 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: US

This year, Voluspa's Mini Advent Calendar presents 12 bestselling fragrances, including Santal Vanilla, Spiced Pumpkin Latte, and more. Or, you can snag the Voluspa Japonica Advent Calendar for $150, which features 12 petite candles from the brand's signature Japonica Collection. 

Each candle boasts a delectable coconut wax blend, along with natural wicks and 25 hours of burn time. All Voluspa products are cruelty-free and free of phthalates, pesticides, parabens, and sulfates.

• Voluspa Mini Advent Calendar at Sephora for $75 / Voluspa Japonica Advent Calendar at Voluspa for $150


Diptyque Paris Advent Calendar 2021 

Diptyque Paris Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: £320 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | 2021 calendar available?: No | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: US and UK

Diptyque will be releasing its extraordinary advent calendar on October 15th. It's bursting with three limited-edition candles with festive scents, such as Sapin (Pine Tree), Biscuit (Holiday Pastry), and Flocon (Snowflake). You'll also find a bevy of fragrances, body products, and more. Preorder yours on October 15th.

•  2021 Calendar Coming Soon. Launching on October 15th.


Neom 12 Days Of Wellbeing Advent Calendar

Neom 12 Days of Wellbeing Advent Calendar

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RRP: TBD | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 90-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: No | Region: US and UK

Decorated in soft pinks and reds, Neom's first-ever advent calendar is arriving just before the holiday fanfare—aka pumpkin spice season. This set features four of the brand's best scented candles, accompanied by beauty and wellness treats behind each door. There's no better way to unwind, that's for sure. Sign up for the waitlist now.

2021 Calendar Coming Soon. Launching in October.


Babytot Scented Advent Candles

Babytot Scented Advent Candles

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RRP: $55/£39.72 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: US 

Indulge in much-needed TLC with Babytot's cozy candle set, featuring four candles that emanate a subtle cinnamon scent. Infused with a blend of palm oil and soy wax, each candle burns up to nine hours—the ideal ambiance for escaping into one of the best Bridgerton books. If you want to countdown to Christmas, simply light one candle every Sunday leading up to the holiday. The delicate glasses double as chic accessory holders, too.

• Scented Advent Candles Set at Babytot for $55/£39.72


Etsy's 2021 Candle Advent Calendar

Etsy's 2021 Candle Advent Calendar

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RRP: $140/£101.11 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: No | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: US and UK

'Tis the season for candle tumblers with rich winter scents, an olfactory experience that'll transport you to scenic Christmas villages and dinner parties. From Apple Crostata to Cinnamon Eggnog fragrances, these candles are individually boxed and labeled with a corresponding number - 12 unique Christmas gifts to help you count down to Christmas day. Plus, they're hand-poured in the heart of Texas and delivered right at your doorstep.

• DesignUndone 2021 Candle Advent Calendar at Etsy for $140/£101.11


Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2021

Jo Malone Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: TBD | Delivery: 4-10 day shipping | 2021 calendar available?: No | Refundable?: 90-day return policy | Region: US and UK 

The Jo Malone Advent Calendar of 2021 is coming soon and already takes the helm as one the best candle advent calendars this year. Inside are 24 treats in reusable packaging, including some of the most popular Jo Malone London candles. Along with mini candles, this year's edition includes all-new scents, like Fig & Lotus Flower. All you need to snag is the Jo Malone London fragrances, and you'll be golden.

•  2021 Calendar coming soon. Launching on September 30th.

Does Yankee Candle have an advent calendar this year and what comes in it? 

Recently, Yankee Candle released its 2021 Advent Calendar in three unique varieties: the Advent Wreath, the Advent Book and the Advent Tree. Like last year, each edition sticks to Christmas aesthetics and features charming winter fragrances behind 24 doors. Better yet, the leading candlemaker claims that each bite-sized candle will burn for 25 to 40 hours.

Yankee Candle Advent Calendars 2021

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RRP: $34.62/£24.99 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: UK—currently unavailable in the US

This octagon-shaped calendar overflows with 24 scented tea lights in eight intoxicating scents. Beyond smell, these delicacies have fun and festive names, from "Letters to Santa" to "Christmas Eve Cocoa." Also includes a clear glass tea light holder.

• Advent Wreath at Yankee Candle for $34.62/£24.99

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RRP: $48.48/£34.99 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: UK—currently unavailable in the US

The Advent Book features the same contents as the Wreath edition—just in a different design. We'd say this design pays homage to the best Christmas books of childhood, which, much like this calendar, unveil magic we never knew existed.

• Advent Book at Yankee Candle for $48.48/£34.99

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RRP: $110.82/£79.99 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: UK—currently unavailable in the US

Rockin' around the Christmas tree is now luxe, thanks to Yankee Candle. Naturally, inside you'll find the same treats as the Book and Wreath calendars. However, this one is already sold out—be sure to bookmark this page so you can snag yours once it's readily available.

• Advent Tree at Yankee Candle for $110.82/£79.99

Dominique McIntee
Dominique McIntee

Dominique (Dom) is a very online shopping writer at Woman & Home, where she covers products, sales/deals, and market news across categories. Before joining the team, she penned stories as an editorial fellow at Insider Reviews, the affiliate commerce team at Insider Inc./Business Insider. The bespectacled NJ transplant specializes in commerce journalism, women’s lifestyle content, and hoarding makeup—much to her mother’s dismay. 


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