When it comes to the holidays, there are things that I put more effort into than others. For example, I like to get creative decorating our Christmas trees. To balance this effort out, I look for places to take shortcuts… and one such place is by embracing store-bought decor, like a cute Advent calendar! While we aren’t especially religious, we like the idea of Advent calendars to drum up some excitement for the holiday season. Plus there are some seriously cute calendars that count down the days to Christmas (and even Hanukkah!) — they make great gifts, too! Here are some of the cutest ones I’ve seen this year so far.
Countdown to Christmas With These Cute Advent Calendars for Adults
Food Advent Calendars for Adults
Food and drinks seem to be the most common Advent calendar for adults — and there are so many cute options! From snacks to hot sauces to wine and tea, there are so many options for food-based Advent calendars. Here are some good ones to check out:
I got this Advent calendar of jams and honey for Andy last year and was so jealous that I ordered one for myself this year! I’m obsessed with the tiny jars and re-used them for all kinds of small storage around the house.
As a hot sauce lover, this sounds like such a fun gift to receive. It’s perfect for that friend who is an adventurous foodie!
To me, there’s nothing quite like fresh-baked Christmas cookies and this adorable Advent calendar goes hand in hand with that! Each day, you can option numbered boxes to reveal baking essentials including cookie cutters, spatulas, piping bags, gift bags, decorating tips and more.
This cute calendar including 24 festive tea blends, with each behind a numbered door. This unique gift idea is prefect for your recipient to enjoy a different type of tea every day until Christmas. I love this gift idea for anyone who could use an excuse to unwind a little bit and relax.
I am forever obsessed with shortbread and would LOVE receiving this! This limited edition Advent calendar includes 24 bite-sized shortbread cookies that are the perfect lead up to Christmas. This gift is great for coworkers or your kid’s teachers.
Luxury Advent Calendars
Let’s be real here: everyone loves a good candle… so why not give 12 this year?? This Advent candle of 12 candles is such a cute and luxurious gift idea that will last well after the holiday season. I sent this to one of my best friends recently and now I want one for myself!
Treat your loved one (or yourself!) to this chic and luxurious Advent calendar full of L’Occitane products. Everyone loves mini sized beauty products and this one is brimming with the best of the best from this iconic skincare brand. It’s a great gift for anyone who travels a lot so they always have small toiletries on hand!
Can you believe that the contents of this one are worth over $350?? The White Company offers such gorgeous products that I’m not even surprised. This ultimate gift features 25 pull out drawers full of gorgeous treats like candles, lotion, and more. To me, this is the perfect gift idea for mom and your best friend because it’s truly the ultimate Advent calendar.
OPI is such an iconic beauty brand, making this nail polish Advent calendar a very special gift for anyone who needs a bit of pampering. Personally, I like this gift idea for moms, sisters and your best friend.
Advent Calendars That Make an Easy Gift
An Advent calendar makes for an easy gift, especially early in the holiday season. This is a fun hostess gift, but also works as an easy gift for coworkers or your boss, distant family members, or teachers at your kids school. Here are a few Advent calendars that could be great fits for anyone on your list:
If you’re like me, chances are that you always forget someone on your list… and then you need a last-minute gift that will still wow. This set of 12 candles is a great gift idea for pretty much anyone while still showing that you care!
This peppermint bark is iconic and so freaking delicious. Each of the 24 doors opens to reveal a treat made of rich semisweet chocolate and creamy white chocolate with crushed peppermint candy. And at just $30, it’s a great gift for teachers, coworkers, or a holiday gift exchange.
Popcorn is always a good idea! But especially when it comes with delicious toppings and seasonings. This gourmet popcorn Advent calendar is a cutie and has tasty treats like Salted Caramel Cocoa Seasoning, Buttery Jalapeño Seasoning, and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Seasoning. Yes, please!
Unexpected Advent Calendars
While working on this round up, I found some really cute Advent calendars that surprised me. For example, I was so excited to see one that is for counting down the days to Hanukkah!
Imagine if Dolly Parton put together the ultimate Advent calendar for you… how much fun would that be?? Each door hides a treat including some of Dolly’s favorite candies including chocolates, caramels, gummies and mints.
This is a fantastic and inclusive gift for anyone who celebrates Hanukkah during the holiday season! Compartes makes absolutely delicious chocolate, make this festive set a fantastic gift. While it’s weird to me that this is referred to as an ‘Advent calendar,’ I can appreciate the sentiment.
I am low-key obsessed with puzzles so this puzzle calendar is right up my alley! I love that it is a gift that gives 12 individual 80-piece puzzles. Plus the whimsical artwork is so festive for the holidays!
Those are literally just a FEW of the amazing and cute Advent calendars for adults that I found. There are still so many more!