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These Are the Absolute Best Advent Calendars for Adults This Season

Counting down to Christmas is one of the most fun parts of the season. With the best advent calendars, you’ll be able to enjoy treats, gifts, and beverages all through December. After all, we can’t let the kids have all the fun, as much as we want that Lego advent calendar for ourselves. From shower steamers to craft beer samplers to tasty treats from Sugarfina, there is something for everyone on this list. The hardest part is deciding on just one.

Check out the best advent calendars for adults below.

Under $25 Advent Calendars Kinder Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar

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Advent Calendar wet n wild Beauty


Chocolate advent calendars are perhaps the most popular kind, but this Kinder Joy version features rich and creamy milk chocolate pieces that will satisfy any sweet tooth. At less than $10, you might as well pick up one for every person in the family.

Pink Sky Shower Steamer Set

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Advent Calendar wet n wild Beauty


Transform your shower into a spa with these seasonally scented shower steamers. Each one is infused with essential oils that are fragrant and festive but not overpowering — think peppermint, eucalyptus, lemongrass winter berry, and more. A thoughtful gift for a stressed-out pal, or for your own moment of self-care. 

Himalayan Pet Supply Best Friend’s Advent Calendar Dog Treats


The dog-lover in your life will go barking mad for this exquisite set of all-natural treats made for furry friends. One of the best dog advent calendars for the value, the calendar itself is decorated with an adorable print of a holiday scene, while inside, you’ll find a selection of 24 dog treats with a variety of flavors including chicken, cheese, bacon, and peanut butter.

Peanuts 15 Days of Socks Advent Calendar


Whether festive or fuzzy, gifting socks is essentially a holiday rite of passage. This assorted set of 15 socks features graphic prints from your favorite Peanuts holiday scenes with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and other characters.

Uncommon Goods Merry Mixology Scratch Off Advent Calendar

Uncommon Goods

This scratch-n-sip poster reveals 12 different QR codes, each of which connect you with a holiday drink demo from New York City-based bartender Kat Olson. She’ll teach you pro tips and how to whip up seasonal drinks that are sure to impress your guests at holiday parties — think peppermint mocha espresso martinis, a gingerbread Old Fashioned, and more. 

The Book Lover’s Advent Calendar

Light in the Box

The bookish ones will appreciate this calendar that includes 25 surprises to make reading all the more fun, including bookmarks, greeting cards, and literary ornaments. It opens like a book so you can cheekily display it at home.

Under $50 Advent Calendars Godiva Chocolate Advent Calendar


This is one of our favorite advent calendars due to the delicious chocolate and variety of styles. Godiva comes out with a new advent calendar every year, and each has its own twist on the Christmas tradition while also being reliably tasty. It counts down through all 24 days of December until it gets to Christmas.

Inside, you’ll find milk chocolates, dark chocolates, mint medallions, and more. None of them are holiday-themed, but the Christmas spirit comes through in the outer calendar illustrations.

NYX Professional Makeup 12 Days of Kissmas


Unboxing this dazzling, glitzy set of Bloomingdales’ best-selling beauty products is like taking a trip to the legendary department store’s flagship cosmetics floor on 59th Street. The two-tiered box set will keep your skin glowing and hydrated all winter long, thanks to skincare saviors like La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask and brightening products like Valentino V-Lighter Face Primer & Highlighter. 

Movinpe Fishing Lure Advent Calendar 2023


Reel in your fishing pals with this 24-day calendar full of vibrant lures that can be used in both saltwater and freshwater on your next outdoor adventure. It’s also available in a 12-day calendar. 

Newlighture 12 Days of Christmas Scented Candles Gift Set


Fragrance lovers will delight in discovering this festive mix of 12 1-oz. candles, with seasonal scents that include sugar cookie, cocoa, cinnamon, balsam and cedar, and more. Each candle is decorated with a different holiday pattern, so each day is an entirely new surprise.

Bonne Maman Limited Edition Advent Calendar

World Market

Is there anything sweeter than sampling a new flavor of jam every day? For true jam aficionados, the brand’s 12-day advent calendar just won’t cut it. Luckily, Bonne Maman also makes a 23-day calendar, which is a cult-favorite that tends to sell out fast — and for good reason. It’s packed with 23 tiny, adorable limited edition jams, plus one delicious honey. Behind the adorable holiday village scene depicted on the calendar, you’ll find seasonal flavors like Lemon Yuzu and Raspberry Chocolate, plus classics like Strawberry. 

Galison Andy Warhol 12 Days of Puzzles Christmas Countdown


Art aficionados and puzzle lovers alike will be delighted by this 12-day calendar of mini puzzles. Each 80-piece puzzle features Andy Warhol’s iconic Christmas paintings and drawings from the 1950s, boasting colorful ornaments, wreaths, and more. 

Sugarfina Santa’s Candy Shop Advent Calendar


If your sweet tooth leans more fruity than chocolatey, there’s really nothing better than Sugarfina. Santa’s Candy Shop Advent Calendar offers a delectable tasting of gourmet gummies — and a few chocolates for good measure. Delight in gummies in flavors like raspberry, banana, peach, and pineapple designed in festive shapes like Christmas trees, stars, and little snowmen.

Uncommon Goods 12 Days of Hot Sauce Advent Calendar

Uncommon Goods

This collection of a dozen mini hot sauces is perfect for heating up the holidays. Each door hides a 1.75-oz. hot sauce —  the ideal travel-sized condiment to spice up dinner at your mother-in-law’s — with varying spice levels, from the milder Pineapple Papaya BBQ to the face-melting Garlic Reaper, made with Carolina reaper pepper.

Wabash Valley Farms Popcorn Christmas Advent Wreath

Neiman Marcus

Few things sound cozier than cuddling up at home with freshly-popped popcorn and a movie in the days leading up to Christmas — this 12-day set has got you covered with six different packs of popcorn kernels, plus six sachets of popular seasonings. We love that it comes in a wreath of tiny green tins for added festive decor. 

Macy’s 12 Days of Scents for Her Advent Calendar


Looking to discover your new signature scent? This 12-day calendar from Macy’s features 12 minis, rollerballs, balms, and sprays from best-selling brands including Chloe, Prada, Burberry, YSL, and more. The best part? They’re all travel-sized, so you can tuck them in your pocket or purse when you’re traveling for the holidays. 

Under $100 Advent Calendars La Maison du Chocolat Advent Calendar


Upgrade your everyday chocolate advent calendar to this indulgent work of art from La Maison du Chocolat. The famous French chocolatier packed an avalanche of delights into this beautifully crafted snowflake, like praliné noisettes, rochet laits, grain dentelles, and more. The packaging itself is a treat: Depending on the angle you hold it at, it changes colors from shimmering icy blue to black. 

Williams Sonoma Holiday Advent Calendar: 24 Days of Baking Cookies

Williams Sonoma

Decorated with a charming French bakery on the outside, this 24-day calendar is packed with practical goodies on the inside. Cookie cutters, mini spatulas, piping bags, gift bags, and more are sure to turn your kitchen into a proper Parisian patisserie. 

Body & Earth Bath Set Christmas Advent Calendar

Body & Earth

Pamper your pals (or yourself) with this 24-piece calendar designed to elevate your bath time routine into a self-care ritual. Bath bombs, bath salts, body scrubs, plus festive extras like a Santa hat and reindeer hair clips make this a delightful treat for cold winter evenings. 

Man Crates Cow Carolers Jerky Advent Calendar


Give your palate a rest from the abundance of chocolates, cookies, and sweet treats with this marvelously meaty calendar from Man Crates. Your carnivore pals will be over the moon (yes, that’s a cow pun) as they open a new bite-sized snack of beef or pork jerky every day. Classic flavors like teriyaki meet festive seasonings like root beer and honey bourbon in this calendar that’s designed with a playful print of cows caroling. 

Mini Macaron 12 Days of Nails Advent Calendar

Le Mini Macaron

Give your manicure-loving bestie the gift of a dreamy DIY nail kit with this 12-day calendar from Le Mini Macaron. Inside, you’ll find five holiday party-ready polishes, plus gel top coat, festive nail stickers, nail files, and more accessories. 

Give Them Beer 2023 Beer Advent Calendar

Give Them Beer

Forget about bringing a generic 12-pack of beer to a holiday party — instead, help your beer-loving pals celebrate the holiday countdown with a new craft beer from across the U.S. everyday. This 12-pack calendar features IPAs, Stouts, Ales, and more.

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Sophie Dodd is a PEOPLE contributor who has been writing for since 2018. She covers travel and lifestyle, with a focus on home goods and beauty products. She updated this story to include the best adult advent calendars in 2023. Katie Melynn, who wrote the original version, is a freelance writer who specializes in home and family content.