Embraced with fondness in childhood and cherished for its nostalgic delight in adulthood, the Advent calendar remains a timeless tradition. Whether one’s preference leans towards indulgent chocolates or luxurious beauty products, a diverse array of Advent calendars awaits discovery, both in the  city of San Francisco and across online platforms.

While the roots of Advent calendars trace back to Christian customs, their contemporary evolution transcends religious boundaries, transforming into a secular source of holiday merriment. In the anticipation-filled weeks leading up to Christmas, these calendars promise daily moments of joy. We have curated a selection of our favorite calendars, each infused with a touch of French je-ne-sais-quoi …

For the “gourmets”

Bonne Maman
We introduced it to you last year: Bonne Maman is back this year in the American market with this Advent calendar filled with mini jam pots that will allow you to taste many new and limited-edition flavors for the holidays: cinnamon caramel, chocolate raspberry, and Lemon Yuzu, for example.
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Le Panier français
This French products store offers four different calendars. There is something for every budget. Delivery fees based on order amount.
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Calendrier Avent MerciSF Ladurée San FranciscoThis calendar contains a delicious selection of candies and chocolates: caramel candies, flavored chocolates, nougats… 24 windows to open, for a crescendo of gourmet sensations that will gently lead you to Christmas. FedEx delivery $28.
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La maison du chocolat
In an original snowflake shape, this Advent calendar is composed of 24 chocolate treats that you can open, bringing you closer to this fantastic Christmas every day! Free delivery in the United States for purchases over $100.
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Be transported  each day to the famous Parisian tea room with the Angelina Calendar sold at Bergdorf Goodman in NYC.
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Frenchery: For 21+ Only!
Open each window of this 21+ Advent calendar to discover a new irresistible dark chocolate filled with liqueur (Cointreau, Poire Williams, Calvados). Delivery fees based on order amount.
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Mon épicerie française
Only sold online, Mon épicerie française offers the Francois Doucet chocolate Advent calendar, confectioner and chocolate maker from Provence. An original Advent calendar to await Christmas with delight. An essential gift idea for lovers and enthusiasts of chocolate confections or melting fruit pastes.
Delivery fees based on order amount.
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Costco distributes the Lindt calendar in its San Francisco stores at 450 10th Street and South San Francisco, 1600 El Camino Real. You can also order it online (sold in sets of 2)
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Another version of the Lindt calendar can be found in most Targets, including the one in San Francisco at 789 Mission St. You can also order it online.
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Deluxe and Beauty

Calendrier Avent MerciSF Dyptique San FranciscoThis luxurious Advent calendar will allow you to brighten every day before Christmas with the glow of beautiful candles with special holiday scents: Fir, Delight, and Cotton. The calendar contains 25 daily surprises around these three scents. Calendar made in France.
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For the holiday season, Maison Dior presents a magical Advent calendar that recreates the facade of the historic store at 30 Avenue Montaigne…
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This year, L’Occitane offers three calendars at different price ranges.
Two versions can be found in San Francisco and Stonestown stores, and all three can be ordered online.
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As every year, Sephora offers its in-house calendar that you can buy in-store or online. It’s an opportunity to discover 24 beauty products.
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For Tea Enthusiasts

Maison Alyzée
For those who prefer tea over chocolate, Maison Alyzée offers the Palais des Thés calendar: a selection of 24 flavored tea blends selected by experts
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Kusmi Tea
A tea pleasure every day with the Kusmi Tea house calendar. It contains 20 sachets of flavored teas: green, black, white teas, and infusions, as well as an infuser and a gourmet surprise.
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Damman Frères
A tea house that we love and that has created an Advent calendar with the Paangea artist collective, to lead you to Christmas with a daily invitation to taste new teas.
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For Cats!!

We can’t resist presenting this Advent calendar… for cats! It’s full of delicious salmon treats, enriched with omega, and with seaweed. Share the festive spirit with your cat throughout the month of December until Christmas Day!
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