Edmonton-Made Advent Calendars To Gift For The Holidays

* UPDATED FOR 2022 *

Who doesn’t love counting down to Christmas?! (unless you’re a SCROOGE lol). 

I love a good advent calendar—whether I’m following along each day myself or gifting a calendar for a loved one, the surprise, the treat, and the countdown to Christmas makes for a lovely holiday experience. What’s better than just any old advent calendar? 

A locally-made one! 

I’ve put together a list of Edmonton, Alberta-made Advent Calendars you can gift for yourself or your loved ones this holiday season. 

Note: This list was originally made for the 2021 holiday season, and then updated for 2022. 

If you are reading this in another year, chances are if a local business did it once, they’ll likely have an advent offering again so just be sure to check direct with them to see! 

I’ll update the list as I find more local advent calendars before December.

Feel free to let me know if there’s one I’m missing!

Be sure to check the individual business websites for order deadlines / shipping and pick-up details! Many of these advent calendars sell out quickly and have specific deadlines / sale dates. 

Advent calendars tend to sell out quickly and there’s the added time crunch as you need to get it in hand before Dec. 1. Check dates and don’t delay if you don’t want to be disappointed! 

Edmonton-Made Advent Calendars 

Total Calendars: 18
2022 List First Published: Nov 4, 2022
2022 List Last Updated: Nov 7, 2022

Please note: I have NOT personally tried every advent! This is just a listing of Edmonton-based advents.

Get your orders in for these Edmonton-made advent calendars before they sell out!
Edmonton Made Christmas Holiday Advent Calendars - Cave and Canyon Crystal Advent
A unique crystal advent!

Cave & Canyon Crystal Advent

This assortment of intuitively selected crystals is sure bring your sparkle and enchantment all season long. The crystal advent from Edmonton-based Cave and Canyon, has 24 drawers. Expect a mix of polished, raw, and carved stones and a whole lot of neat things never before seen at Cave & Canyon.

Edmonton Made Christmas Holiday Advent Calendars - Justine Ma and Cory Christopher Advent Calendar
Celebrate Christmas with Justine Ma & Cory Christopher!

CC x Justine Ma 12 Days of Christmas Advent

Cory Christopher and Justine Ma present a 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar! Shop the 12 Days of Christmas bundle featuring a mix of popular stationery elements and festive, new pieces fresh from the elves’ workshop. Comes in a Believe in the Magic present sack. 

Explore Edmonton Christmas Advent Calendars Chocolate - Chocolate Escapade
Countdown to Christmas with Chocolate Escapade!

Chocolate Escapade Chocolate Advent

Countdown the days to Christmas with 25 unique flavours from local, licensed small home-based business Chocolate Escapade‘s hand-crafted, small-batch bonbons using ethically-sourced chocolate. 10 flavours are from their current collections and 15 flavours are specially made just for the holiday season!

Explore Edmonton Christmas Advent Calendars Wine - Color De Vino
"Wine Down to Christmas" with Color De Vino!

Color de Vino Wine Advent

Family-owned wine and spirits boutique Color de Vino has released their Festive Wine Advent Calendar that features the perfect holiday mix of 12 full size bottles (750ml), all tucked into our custom advent box with individually perforated openings to keep the surprise going!

Evoolution Advent Calendar Christmas Edmonton
Countdown to Christmas with oils, vinegars, blends and salts.

Evoolution Oils & Vinegars Advent

Local olive oil and vinegar shop Evoolution is selling 24 Nights of Flavour with their olive oils, vinegars, blends, and seat salt advent calendar. The art work is beautiful, done by artist Jason Carter, and you get recipe videos too.

Read a short story each day this holiday.

Hingston&Olsen Short Story Advent

Advents don’t always have to be about treats you put in your tummies, how about daily treats for your mind? Local publisher Hingston & Olsen’s annual Short Story Advent would make a great gift for avid readers. Features 25 top-class short stories, selected in-house, by some of the best writers in North America and beyond.

Edmonton Made Christmas Holiday Advent Calendars - Hingston & Olsen - Kids Short Story Advent
Let your kids countdown to Christmas with short stories!

Hingston&Olsen Kids Story Advent

And if you’ve got some avid young readers in your life, Hingston & Olsen also have a Kids Short Story Advent that may be perfect for them too! Who says adults should have all the fun? This is a deluxe box of 25 individually bound stories. (This is the same as 2021).

Don't miss the highly anticipated Italian Centre Shop Advent!

Italian Centre Shop Advent

Don’t miss picking up a popular advent calendar from the Italian Centre Shop, which features 24 mini versions of some of their top selling items (from kitchen gadgets and accessories to pantry favourites). In 2021 they sold out in MINUTES. This year they’re selling in-store (Nov 17 starting at 9 a.m.) as well as online (Nov 15) but  with limited quantities!

Pre-order JACEK's Childrens' Advent Calendar!

JACEK Chocolate Advent

JACEK Chocolate’s 2022 hand-crafted, hand-packaged Advent Calendars for adults is already sold out (you really need to be on it in October next year) but they are taking pre-orders for their Children’s Advent—new for 2022! Be sure to snag one before these inevitably sell out too.

Edmonton Made Christmas Holiday Advent Calendars - Painted Door Art Advent
Try this local artisan advent!

Painted Door Local Artisan Advent

Countdown to Christmas with 24 or 12 days of handmade love from Painted Door on Main Makers. A thoughtful selection that will surprise and delight you, with each gift beautifully hand-wrapped with care. 

Edmonton Made Christmas Holiday Advent Calendars - SYC Brewing - Beer Advent
Countdown to Christmas with 24 SYC tall cans.

SYC Brewing Co. Beer Advent

SYC Brewing Co. has put together 24 days of their tall cans to enjoy as you count down to Christmas. This set of beers counts down with a fun theme of crosswords. If you want to play a guessing game, they’ll be sharing clues for what each daily brew is on social media!

Get 25 gifts from The Barn Owl via their Advent!

The Barn Owl Advent Calendar Box

The Barn Owl, a super cute country home decor store in Stony Plain, Alberta, is releasing their 2nd Annual Advent Calendar Box which includes a curated selection of 24 gifts—some Christmas decor, some everyday items, something delicious, practical, fashionable, and more!

Get The Common's curated local brews advent!

The Common Craft Beer Advent

The Common plans to release a specially boxed advent style 12 pack of curated limited local brews for 2022—stay tuned as they finalize details of the advent! 

The Tea Girl Advent Calendar Edmonton
Count down to Christmas with The Tea Girl tea!

The Tea Girl Advent

Celebrate this holiday season with tea from The Tea Girl! Each day brings a new two-cup sample featuring some favourite teas and holiday flavours.

Have a delicious bite a day this holiday.

Violet Chocolate Company Advent

Local chocolatier The Violet Chocolate Company wants you to countdown to Christmas with a delicious bite of chocolate each day with their chocolate advent. All chocolates are made with gluten-free ingredients and each day includes a note to help inspire small ways to celebrate the season and connect with loved ones.

Edmonton Made Christmas Holiday Advent Calendars - Vintage Fork Tea Advent
Enjoy a different tea a day as you count down to Christmas!

Vintage Fork Tea Advent

Countdown to Christmas Day with tea! This online loose leaf tea shop carries over 50 flavours. Enjoy one new tea every day with this Tea Advent. Choose between a fully herbal tea calendar, and all black tea calendar, or an assorted tea calendar. Calendars are available in Black, Herbal, or Every Kind of Tea. 

Open daily magic from this advent clendar!

Warrior Apothecary and The Witchery Advent

Order up Warrior Apothecary and The Witchery‘s Advent Yule Tree featuring 24 numbered and wrapped gifts bringing 24 days of magical goodies.

Edmonton Made Christmas Holiday Advent Calendars - You Need a BBQ Sauce Advent
Get a surprise spice or sauce a day!

You Need a BBQ Advent

You Need a BBQ has put together a spice and sauce advent! You now have the option of a 24-day or 12-day calendar that will make your taste buds dancing throughout the next year with some of You Need a BBQ’s most popular spices and sauces.

Get your orders in for these Edmonton-made advent calendars before they sell out!

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