Counting down the days to Christmas 2023 will be a blast with these advent calendars for adults. From nativities and classic calendars to beauty, make-up, puzzles, and even chocolate there’s something fun and unique for everyone. Both men and women alike will have a smile on their face as they open their advent calendar each day!

What is the Significance of an Advent Calendar?

The word advent comes from the Latin word meaning “coming.” Advent is a time when Christians prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ and His birth.

Advent traditions began with wreaths with candles and the Jesse Tree, and in the early 1900s the first advent calendar was made.

A fun way to countdown to Christmas is with an advent calendar!

What Can You Put In Advent Calendars Besides Candy?

You can put jut about anything you want inside an advent calendar…as long as it’s small enough. Here are a few ideas for you to try:

  • Christmas Bucket List Activities
  • Crafts To Create
  • Christmas Songs To Listen To
  • Christmas Movies To Watch
  • Acts of Kindness
  • Christmas Movies To Watch
  • Christmas Sweets/Treats To Bake

Need more ideas? Check out Holidappy’s fabulous list of 100 ideas for advent fillers.

75 Fun and Unique Advent Calendars for Adults

Nativity Advent Calendars

navy blue and brown numbered drawers surrounding a nativity scene

Navy and Brown Nativity Advent Calendar

Each day you’ll pull a magnetic character out of the drawer and place it on the calendar.

foldable advent calendar with inset 3d nativity characters atop red numbered drawers

Red Nativity Advent Calendar

Give your home a “wow” factor with this nativity advent calendar. The figurines are life-like with the smallest detail being well-painted. When you close it, it looks like an expensive library book!

Precious Moments Advent Calendar

Reveal the story of Christmas each day as you pull a little figurine from each drawer. Learn what part they played in the Christmas story from the nativity story book that accompanies the advent calendar.

white advent calendar with inset 3d nativity characters atop numbered drawers

White Nativity Advent Calendar

This LED advent calendar for adults is the perfect way to bring Christmas cheer to your home this holiday season.

wooden nativity advent that moves Joseph and Mary to the major each day

Wooden Nativity Advent Calendar

Each day you’ll move Mary and Joseph closer to Bethlehem as you build anticipation for the birth of the Savior.

foldable maple wood colored advent calendar with inset 3d nativity characters atop red numbered drawers

Red and Brown Nativity Advent Calendar

Count down the days to Christmas with this fun and festive LED nativity advent calendar. The nativity scene features the Holy Family, and three kings traveling to meet the baby Jesus.

Wooden Nativity Advent Calendar

As you count down the days of advent your focus will be on the true reason of the season – the Messiah.




Gourmet Food Advent Calendars

English Tea Shop Tea Advent Calendar

This premium selection of organic loose leaf tea pyramid bags will warm you this holiday season.

Cadbury Advent Calendar

Countdown to Christmas with your favorite Cadbury chocolates.

Door County Coffee Advent Calendar

Celebrate the days until Christmas with a new pot of gourmet coffee every day! Each day will be a surprise as you pop out a new window of the box! Flavors include – Black & Tan, Jingle Bell Java, Door County Christmas, Candy Cane, White Christmas, Mistletoe Mocha, Naughty or Nice Grog, and more.

Laurie’s By Bulow Gourmet Licorice Advent Calendar

Walker’s Shortbread Advent Calendar

Countdown to Christmas with our limited-edition advent calendar that provides an authentic bite of Scotland in delicious, all-butter shortbread cookies.

Jerky and Nut Advent Calendar

Unwrap daily delights with snacks including fireside trail mix, cranberry nut blend, pepper meat sticks, butter cinnamon pecans and more.

K-Cup Advent Calendar

Advent will be warm and wonderfully delicious with this coffee and cocoa collection. Uncovering a surprising new variety every day from your favorite brands.

Godiva Chocolate Advent Calendar

Countdown to Christmas with a variety of Godiva’s finest chocolates, including milk chocolate caramel, milk chocolate lion of Belgium, almond marquise, twilight swirl, dark chocolate ganache hart, praline crescent, and caramel embrace.

Amish Country Popcorn Advent Calendar

Each day reveals a new surprise, from classic seasoning flavors like cheddar and dill pickle and our favorite hulless popcorn varieties including blue and baby white. This set features 8 assorted popcorn kernels and 4 assorted seasonings.

Vandal Loose Leaf Tea Advent Calendar

Each of these luxurious gold tin caddies are packed with loose leaf teas directly sourced from India’s finest plantations. The tea leaves are packed within 24 to 72 hours of harvesting, ensuring a garden-fresh infusion with unparalleled aroma and taste.

Bonne Maman Fruit Spread Advent Calendar

Make this holiday season truly special by indulging in the Bonne Maman Advent Calendar. It’s the perfect gift for foodies, preserves lovers, and anyone who embraces the holiday spirit. New varieties include Caramel with Cinnamon, Raspberry Chocolate, Pineapple with Ginger, and more!

Lindt Chocolate Advent Calendar

Unwrap chocolate made with premium, high quality ingredients. Flavors include Lindt mini bear milk chocolate, mini hazelnut milk chocolate balls, Lindt mini milk chocolate neapolitans, and more.

Sugarfina Candy Shop Advent Calendar

Discover 24 new candies as you count down to the sweetest day of the year. After pulling out each drawer, turn it around to reveal a corresponding candy cube design. Fill Santa’s Candy Shop with candy cubes as each day passes. By the 25th, the shelves will be fully stocked with all of the candies you tasted!

Gourmet Nut Advent Calendar

Discover an exquisite array of handpicked flavors of nuts created for a daily pleasure surprise. Flavors include: honey sea salt almonds, coconut curry peanuts, butter cinnamon pecans, salted corn nuts and more.

BomBombs Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar

Sip on yummy hot chocolate with flavors including gingerbread, peppermint swirl, chocolate cherry, salted caramel donut, coconut cream and more.

McCrea’s Caramels Advent Calendar

Behind each door of this playful scene of woodland creatures enjoying a skating party and winter picnic is a wrapped McCrea’s caramel marked with the name of its flavor. Flavors include: vanilla, maple, chocolate peppermint, black lava sea salt, mocha, and more!

Pukka Tea Advent Calendar

From calming herbs to help you relax, to refreshing ingredients to awaken your senses, our advent calendar is the perfect way to discover delicious flavors and revel in the essence of our blends.

Popcorn Shed Advent Calendar

Change up your advent calendar this year and indulge in 24 bags of yummy popcorn in six uniquely mouth-watering flavors instead!

Thoughtfully Gourmet Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar

This calendar includes 12 flavored cocoa mixes in festive packaging. Flavors include: gingerbread, peppermint swirl, chocolate cherry & salted caramel donut.




Advent Calendars with Drawers

Advent Calendars with Gifts

Burt’s Bees Advent Calendar

Refresh and nourish your lips this holiday season with this advent calendar. Each day you’ll find festive flavors that will moisturize your lips with nourishing oils and beeswax.

Mindfulness Advent Calendar

These 24 mindfulness activities are designed to encourage and build the excitement of Christmas but also reduce the emphasis of the commercialization, over-eating and general “too much-ness” that Christmas has become.

Christmas Tree Building Block Advent Calendar

Open a numbered box each day and finish one section of the Christmas tree. On Christmas Eve you will have a Christmas tree made by your own hands!

Beauty Advent Calendar

Get ready for the holidays with 24 days of merry moments and gifts. From scented candles to shower gels, you’ll nourish your mind, body and soul with a daily gift.

Self-Care Advent Calendar

Designed specifically for the modern woman, this unique guide promises 24 days of soul-nurturing and spirit-lifting exercises that pave the way for a new year filled with hope and rejuvenation.

Crossword Advent Calendar

Inside each of the 24 windows in this calendar you will find a crossword puzzle to solve, and if you manage to solve it without looking up any clues, you get points depending on the crossword’s difficulty. Your goal to try to get as many points as possible by solving as many puzzles as you can during December.

Sock Advent Calendar

Each day you’ll find a new pair of socks. Designs include Santa Claus, snowman, elk, elves and more.

Sudoku Advent Calendar

Countdown to Christmas in a festive and unique way with 25 challenging sudoku puzzles ranging from easy to hard.

Seeds Advent Calendar

Each day of December as Christmas approaches, you will find a packet of flower, vegetable, herb seeds to ensure your garden is the most beautiful and productive in the following year.

OPI Nail Polish Advent Calendar

Each day you’ll find a mini nail polish with limited edition metallics, shimmers, glitters, and crèmes that are a lil naughty and a lil nice.

W7 Beauty Advent Calendar

Enjoy the lead up to Christmas with 24 days of colorful beauty surprises to reveal. Items include hair accessories, lip liners, blusher, gloss, bronzer, blending sponge and more.

Jigsaw Puzzle Advent Calendar

Each day you’ll put together a 42 piece puzzle which is part of the entire 1008-piece jigsaw puzzle. Your goal is to finish one section of the puzzle every day between December 1 and December 24.

Fishing Lure Advent Calendar

Each compartment includes a wide variety of fishing lures with a thoughtfully curated assortment including 6 topwater lures, 2 submerged lures, 6 soft lures, and 10 spoons.

Riddles and Games Advent Calendar

As you count down to Christmas you’ll have a game, puzzle or riddle to solve each day.

Spa Advent Calendar

You’ll experience the ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation with our carefully curated collection of bath essentials.

Brain Teaser Puzzle Advent Calendar

Countdown to Christmas with 24 different metal wire puzzle and wooden puzzles ball with different challenges for each one.

Train Building Block Advent Calendar

Open a numbered box each day and finish one section of the train. (Each box contains about 50pcs to 80pcs blocks, a total of 1529 pieces.) On Christmas Eve you will have a Christmas train to proudly display!

Jewelry Advent Calendar

Each window contains various kinds of jewelry including necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets and many other surprises waiting for you to cheer for holiday time. (Each box is unique and will have different pieces of jewelry.)

Chapstick Advent Calendar

Each window contains a different lip balm to soften and moisture. Flavors include: Candy Cane, Sugar Cookie, Holiday Cocoa, Vanilla Latte, Clover Honey, and more.

Crystals and Healing Stones Advent Calendar

With 24 crystals and chakra stones to discover, this advent calendar is the perfect way for lovers of rocks and crystals to celebrate the Christmas season!

Disney Funko Pop Advent Calendar

Open the tiny doors to reveal 24 unique Funko Pocket Pops! featuring Mickey and his pals dressed in their holiday finest. Each collectible brings a festive twist to their typical look, making a swell addition to your holiday décor.

Countdown Style Christmas Calendars

Advent Calendars for Dogs and Cats

Dog Toy Advent Calendar

Kick off the festive season with our 12-day dog advent calendar toy specially designed for your furry friend. Each day reveals a delightful surprise toy to keep your pup entertained and excited.

SmartBones Advent Calendar

Your furry friend will be excited each day to find a SmartBones chew. Flavors include: 8 sweet potato mini bones, 8 mini candy canes and 8 mini chicken-wrapped sticks.

Bonne et Filou Dog Christmas Box

Include your dog in the advent traditions with these tasty treat. Each dog gift box includes 18 delicious Christmas themed treats including dog bones, dog truffles, Christmas trees, snowflakes and dog macarons.

Fancy Feast Advent Calendar

Treat your favorite feline to 24 days of gourmet cat food, cat complements and cat treats.

Himalayan Dog Chew Advent Calendar

Peek inside each window to find a tasty treat for your pup. Each cookie, cheesy treat or chew, is made from all natural ingredients. 

Cat Toy Advent Calendar

The cat toy advent calendar boasts a collection of 24 delightful pieces, featuring vibrant crinkle balls, a variety of mice toys, an enchanting fairy cat teaser wand, a jingling bell, and more.

Blue Wolf Dog Treat Advent Calendar

This dog advent calendar comes with multiple daily peanut butter and quinoa flavored crunchy biscuits every day for 24 days!




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