22 Best Adult Advent Calendars To Get Your Festive On In 2020

22 Adult Advent Calendars, Because Why Should Kids Get All The Fun?

November 18, 2017 Updated November 19, 2020

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When I was a kid, I used to love getting an advent calendar — mainly because I’m a chocolate addict and nothing made waiting for Christmas better than chocolate. That is still true today, of course, but my tastes have also grown as I’ve grown. I still like the idea of counting down to Christmas, even if it’s only to know how many days I have left to shop. (Yes, I wait until the last minute. Don’t judge.)

A few treats never hurts, but nowadays I want something more than just your basic, grocery-store chocolate. And the internet doesn’t disappoint. Did you know that there are actually advent calendars specifically made for adults — that have grown-up stuff like booze, candles, skin care, and of course, chocolate. What a time to be alive.

Best advent calendars for adults

Hot Sauce Advent Calendar

If you or someone you know is a hot sauce fanatic, this not-so-basic hot sauce advent calendar comes with unique sauces (Carolina Reaper, Trinidad Scorpion, Ghost Pepper, Cayenne, Tabasco, Habanero, Banana, Anaheim, Jalapeno, Serrano, and Scotch Bonnet) to test and try out for 25 days.

$79.99 AT AMAZON

12 Days of Holiday Chocolates

This chocolate advent calendar is so popular, it’s been backordered until December 9 – luckily, since it’s only a 12-day calendar, you’ll still have time to enjoy it. But hurry and order it now. People love Jessica Leonard’s advent calendar for its unique chocolate flavors (some of which are spiked with alcohol), including earl grey, Irish cream, Moscow mule, buttered caramel, mulled cider, and more.


Coffee Advent Calendar by Yawn

An advent calendar with 24 days of coffee surprises? YES PLEASE. The description reads, “24 speciality coffees from around the world have been carefully selected to create the perfect taste experience. Each sachet contains enough coffee for your desired brewing method.” Sounds divine.

$57.38 AT ETSY

24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar

Not a coffee-drinker? There’s a tea advent calendar just for you, and if you love trying out new teas, you’ll love getting to unwrap 24 uniquely, specially-curated packets of teas (like Scandinavian cranberry with elderflower!)  leading up to Christmas. Cozy indeed!


Popcorn Advent Calendar

With 24 different types of flavored popcorn, you have our permission to binge holiday movies all month long (not that you needed it, but our point is that this advent calendar is the perfect, tasty companion for movie night solo or with the family).


Godiva Chocolatier Holiday Gourmet Chocolate Advent Calendar

There’s a reason why chocolate advent calendars are a classic. Indulge in a Godiva chocolate for 24 days leading up to Christmas. An assortment of milk and dark chocolate, each chocolate holds different fillings, like nuts, fruit, caramels, and more.

$49.99 AT AMAZON

Lindt Bear Advent Calendar

The Lindt Bear isn’t just for kids. Enjoy the 24-day countdown with Lindt’s iconic chocolate bears. This one is a classic, so expect it to sell out quick.

$24.99 AT AMAZON

Lovehoney Best Sex of Your Life Couple's Sex Toy Advent Calendar

Looking to spice things up with your S.O. Get yourself a sexy sex advent calendar and up the sexy time in December. The set comes with 24 sex toy gifts — try something new every night. And FYI, the calendar includes a Womanizer Starlet 2, which on its own is $80. If you aren’t acquainted with the Womanizer, you’re in for a treat. (Think oral sex but no partner necessary.)


Friends: The Official Advent Calendar: The One With the Surprises

If you’re a Friends fan, you’ll be all about this Friends-themed advent calendar, which features 40(!!) little accessories, including keepsakes and ornaments. This will probably sell fast, so be sure to pre-order now.

$27.33 AT AMAZON

Bonne Maman Fruit Spreads and Honey Advent Calendar

Each of the 24 windows opens to a 1 oz. Bonne Maman jar of either delicious fruit spread, or honey. Known for their unique flavors, you can expect flavors like Apricot/Lavender, Cherry/Blackberry, Cherry/Christmas Spice, Cherry/Elderflower, Fig/Cardamom, Grapefruit/Dragon Fruit, Lemon/Yuzu, Mango/Peach/Lime, Orange/Cinnamon, Pear/Mirabelle Plum, Raspberry/Lychee, Rhubarb/Strawberry, Strawberry/Verbena, Sweet Orange/Passion Fruit, White Nectarine/Peach, and others.

$57.51 AT AMAZON

The Office 12 Days Of Socks Advent Calendar

What could be better than being surprised with a new pair of The Office-themed socks for 12 days leading up to Christmas? The socks come in two varieties (short and long), and are in men’s sizes, so make sure to look up the conversion if you need women’s sizes.

$59.99 AT AMAZON

Beef Jerky Advent Calendar

If you love beef jerky, this is definitely for you. You get 25 different flavors of jerky, including original, honey bourbon, and ghost pepper, and sweets like scotch caramels and peppermint taffy.


Man'Stuff by Technic 12 Day Christmas Advent Calendar

An advent calendar specifically for dudes! It’s chock full of hair and skin products.

$34.99 AT AMAZON

Best wine & alcohol advent calendars

VineBox Twelve Nights of Wine

Wine is a great way to unwind after a long day of dealing with the demands of tiny humans. Each wine is from one of the best wine regions in the world, but it’s only equal to one glass, so if you want the whole bottle, take notes!

$129.00 AT VINEBOX

12-Day Wine Advent Calendar

Another great option for wine lovers, get yourself or someone else 12 full bottles of wine to enjoy leading up to Christmas. This set includes a variety of wine, like merlot, moscato, pinot, and chardonnay.

$98 AT QVC

Whiskies of the World Advent Calendar

This one is perfect for people who take their whiskey very seriously. This set includes 24 premium spirit samples, a Glencairn glass, Flaviar coaster, and a tasting notes booklet.


Best makeup advent calendars

ASOS Face + Body 24 Day Advent Calendar

ASOS’s beauty advent calendars is one of the most popular ones online, and it’s selling fast, for good reason. This one focuses more on skin, body, and haircare versus makeup, and what’s something most of us are wearing less of this year? Makeup. So if you want to pamper yourself with skincare products (like Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator and Dr.Jart+ Cicapair Calming Mask) or give your hair some TLC with Aveda Daily Damage Repair, this set comes with premium products you’ll actually use. Plus, of the 24 products, 13 are full size.

$119 AT ASOS

The Body Shop Make It Real Together Big Advent Calendar

Calling all Body Shop lovers! Now is your time to slather on a different lotion, lip butter, hand cream, shampoo/conditioner up until Christmas day. Some products include: Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask, Almond Milk & Honey Butter Body Butter, Mango Shower Gel, and more.


Advent Shower Steamer Set

Don’t have a bath? You’ll love this 24-set of shower steamers that’ll let you celebrate the upcoming holidays every night (or morning) with a rejuvenating or relaxing scent. Featuring shower steamers infused with essential oils like peppermint, eucalyptus, fir tree and clove, you’ll be feeling festive in no time.


L'Occitane Signature Beauty Advent Calendar

For the pampered beauty lover, there are 24 days of luxurious French goodies. You get treats like almond shower oil, soap, conditioner, hand cream, and foot cream.

$64.00 AT AMAZON

Ciaté London Mini Mani Nail Polish Advent Calendar

Count down the days until Christmas with 22 mini polishes by Ciaté London, one full size Plant Pot polish, and a deluxe watermelon lip oil! The set comes with a variety of colors, all perfect for our winter palette. Ciaté is known for their high-quality, chip-resistant polishes. So, if you’ve especially been missing your regular manis and you’re in need of some new, gorgeous colors, get yourself (or someone you love) this advent calendar. Your nails will thank you.


Charlotte Tilbury Bejeweled Beauty Chest Advent Calendar

The price is steep, but this Charlotte Tilbury advent calendar is not messing around. It comes with full and travel-sized CT favorites, like Charlotte‘s Magic Cream Moisturizer, Pillow Talk Mascara and her trusty Matte Revolution Lipstick.



You deserve a countdown to Christmas just as much as the kids do. Because dammit, you survived another holiday season. So treat yourself!

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