33 Unique Advent Calendars for Adults 2020

As if we needed any more reason to love the month of December more than we already do, enter advent calendars. Behind every door is an exciting surprise that’s waiting to be revealed as we inch closer to Christmas Day. Count down to the holidays with these adult advent calendars for every grown-up who’s secretly a kid at heart.

Fashion & Beauty Advent Calendars

Limited Edition Skincare Advent Calendar

Block out light without putting pressure on your delicate eyes with this cushy and conforming contoured sleep mask. Nighty night.

Created for Macy’s 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

This special advent calendar has been specially curated for Macy’s and offers both skincare and makeup from brands like Clinique, Sunday Riley, SK-II and more, plus a $10 Macy’s gift card.

Signature Advent Calendar

Discover 24 pampering treats, including best sellers like the Shea Butter Hand Cream and Almond Shower Oil, plus new products that will come as a surprise.

24 Days of Clean Beauty Advent Calendar

It’s hard to argue that the best advent calendar for women includes both clean skincare and makeup, like this one from bareMinerals.

Advent Calendar

Jo Malone fans will feel the joy with Colognes, Bath & Body products and Miniature Candles that will make you and your home smell amazing all of December.

The e.l.f.tastic 12 Day Advent Calendar

Get 12 e.l.f.tastic gifts in this advent calendar that features all of the brand’s best sellers in one cute box.

ASOS Grooming 12 Day Holiday Calendar

Even guys can get in on the skincare advent calendar with this one from ASOS that contains eight full-size and four travel-size grooming products.

Advent Calendar 24 Day Holiday Countdown

This makeup advent calendar is decked out with 24 iconic best sellers in both mini and full sizes, from Soft Matte Lip Cream Minis to Eye Shadows.

Jewelry Advent Calendar

For 24 days, you’ll be surprised with a pair of earrings, a necklace or a ring each day in this beautiful jewelry advent calendar.

Women’s Dog Lovers 15 Days of Socks Advent Calendar

Stay cozy and warm with a brand new pair of dog socks every day for 15 days straight. Now this is a great advent calendar idea for adults.

Men’s The Office 12 Days of Socks Gift Set

Do we have any fans of The Office? Get a good chuckle with these 12 days of socks that are both crew and low-cut designs.

Food & Drink Advent Calendars

Chocolate Advent Calendar Duo

Everybody needs a chocolate advent calendar this time of year. This one comes with two calendars with 48 solid milk chocolates total.

Bonne Maman Preserves Advent Calendar

If you love fruit preserves, jellies and honey to complement your morning toast, this is the advent calendar for you.

SH11/30 Vintage Wine Estates 12 Days Holiday Advent Calendar

The ultimate adult advent calendar. Cheers to the end of a crazy year with this alcohol advent calendar that comes with 12 bottles of wine from merlot to Moscato.

Borgo De’Medici Italian Cookie Advent Calendar

Cookies for Santa and cookies for you. Indulge in canestrelli cookies, biscottis, drop cookies, soft nougats and more.

24 Days of Tea

This tea advent calendar that comes with 24 quality tea tins so you can warm up every day until Christmas. If matcha is more your game, try 24 Days of Matcha.

Sugarfina 8 Nights of Light Advent Calendar

Treat yourself to eight nights of sweets tasting, including sugar cookies, caramels, sours, mints and much more.

Vecchio Pastifico Di Gragnano 12 Days of Pasta Gift Box

Because a carbs gift box is the perfect advent calendar idea for adults. This box features 12 varieties of artisanal pasta to spice up your noodle dishes this season.

Jerky Advent Calendar – Tis the Season

Got a jerky lover in your life? This exclusive advent calendar is filled to the brim with 25 different beef jerky bits in exciting flavors.

12 Coffees of Christmas Coffee Pods

Coffee advent calendars are the perfect gift for anyone who loves trying new coffees. And yes, they are holiday-themed flavors like Candy Cane and Glazed Cinnamon Roll.

Twelve Days of Hot Sauce Gift Set

It’s getting hot in here and it’s all thanks to this hot sauce advent calendar. Go nuts with Habanero, Xtra Hot and more – if you dare.


Fun & Games Advent Calendars

Friends: The Official Advent Calendar

A classic and beloved series turned advent calendar. This set is packed with 25 days of surprises and more than 40 keepsakes, ornaments and booklets.

Professor Puzzle 12 Days of Christmas Brainteaser Calendar

Put your mind to work with puzzles, riddles and word games in this fun advent calendar ideas for adults.

Advent Calendar for Dogs with 35 All Natural Treats

We didn’t forget about the dog people. This advent calendar is only 25 days but it comes with 35 treats! What a delight.

Professor Puzzle Jigsaw Advent Calendar

Puzzle popularity spiked in 2020, and this advent calendar is super cool because each day reveals more puzzle pieces to help you complete a 200-piece Santa-in-space scene.

DIY Advent Calendar Gift Ideas for Adults

A Neighborhood of Advent Calendars

Assemble and decorate your very own set of 24 Make Your Own Advent Calendar Boxes from Selfridges. They’re already designed, but you can easily decorate  and fill them as you please.

Beer Advent Calendar

When it comes to alcohol advent calendars, a beer set is one of the easiest to DIY. Just head to a grocery store or a craft beer shop, grab 12 to 24 bottles of beer (we’re not judging) and crack open a cold one every day. Another route is to sign up for a shipment from Craft Beer Club, which includes 12 world-class craft beers.

Gift Tag DIY 12 Day Advent Calendar Gift Box

There isn’t much to DIY here, but you can fill this box with 12 fun gifts and get some gifting tags out of it.

Baked Goods Advent Calendar

We all know sweet treats will be aplenty this holiday season, so get creative with how you enjoy them. Gather a group of family and friends and exchange baked goods. By the time you’re done, you’ll have enough treats to make your own advent calendar full of delightful goods every day.

Ornament Advent Calendar

Although you’ll probably know what ornaments will be behind each calendar door, make it a tradition to add a new ornament to your tree daily after every reveal.

Special Notes Advent Calendar

DIY an advent calendar with two dozen small envelopes. Write happy thoughts, positive affirmations or things you’re thankful for, and add them to the envelopes. Read one every day and embrace the holiday season.

Candles Advent Calendars

Make your own advent calendar full of holiday and seasonal candles. This will make your home look gorgeous and smell amazing. Check out this Voluspa Japonica 12 Candle Archive Gift Set from Bloomingdale’s if you want to take the easy route.

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