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12 adult Advent calendars that are sure to bring Christmas cheer

You know what's better than a chocolate countdown to Christmas? An Advent cheese calendar.

Nov 16, 2020, 2:17 pm*

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Marisa Losciale 

Marisa Losciale

Breaking news: Adult Advent calendars exist and they outbid any from your childhood.

Alcohol Advent calendars, cheese Advent calendars, skincare countdowns, you name it and there’s a run-up of it. The hardest part, frankly, is choosing just one. In spite of that, with how 2020 has been going, we certainly wouldn’t judge you for splurging on more than one. In fact, we encourage it. ‘Tis the season to treat yo’self!

Unique adult Advent calendars for the 2020 season

1) L’Occitane Signature Holiday

With the amount of excessive hand washing and sanitizing necessary to survive 2020, our hands are taking quite the beating. Show them some love with this hydrating and restoring L’Occitane Advent calendar. It comes with more than just what you need to reset your hands. So you can be moisturized from head-to-toe!

What’s inside:

  • 1x L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Cream
  • 1x L’Occitane Rose Hand Cream
  • 1x L’Occitane Almond Delicious Hands
  • 1x L’Occitane Lavender Hand Cream
  • 1x L’Occitane Shea Light Comforting Cream
  • 1x L’Occitane Verbena Body Lotion
  • 1x L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Hand Cream
  • 1x L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream
  • 1x L’Occitane Shea Butter Intensive Hand Balm
  • 1x L’Occitane Verbena Cooling Hand Cream Gel
  • 1x L’Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream
  • 1x L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream
  • 1x L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Lip Balm
  • 1x L’Occitane Almond Milk Concentrate
  • 1x L’Occitane Aromachologie Revitalizing Sugar Cube
  • 1x L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil
  • 1x L’Occitane Aqua Reotier Water Gel
  • 1x L’Occitane Aqua Reotier Ultra Thirst-Quenching Gel Cleanser
  • 1x L’Occitane Shea Butter Extra Gentle Milk Soap
  • 1x L’Occitane Soap with Verbena Leaves
  • 1x L’Occitane Verbena Shower Gel
  • 1x L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Bath & Shower Gel
  • 1x L’Occitane Aromachologie 5 Essentials Oils Shampoo
  • 1x L’Occitane Aromachologie 5 Essentials Oils Conditioner

Price: $64


2) The English Tea Shop’s Advent calendar

If you’re a tea aficionado, you’ll want to get your hands on this Advent calendar for adults filled to the brim with only organic brews. It’s the perfect sampler for finding your favorite seasonal blend.

What’s inside:

  • 2x Happy Holiday
  • 2x Spicy Pumpkin
  • 2x Black Tea with Honey and Melon
  • 2x Spicy Anise
  • 2x Honey Melon
  • 2x Sleigh Ride
  • 2x Breakfast Special
  • 2x Silent Night
  • 2x Holiday Blend
  • 2x Gingerbread Man
  • 2x Irish Holiday
  • 2x Candy Cane
  • 1x Savoury Blend

Price: $24.50


3) Bonne Maman 2020 Advent calendar

Filled with only the best jam in the world, this is one adult advent calendar that will stick for years to come! You don’t need a sweet tooth to enjoy 23 mini spreads, just maybe some toast or an Advent cheese calendar to pair with it.

What’s inside: 

  • 1x Apricot and Bergamot Spread
  • 1x Apricot and Lavender Spread
  • 1x Apricot and Mango Jam
  • 1x Blueberry and Blackcurrant Jam
  • 1x Cherry and Blackberry Extra Jam
  • 1x Cherry and Elderflower Spread
  • 1x Cherry and Spices Extra Jam
  • 1x Fig and Cardamom Extra Jam
  • 1x Grapefruit and Dragon Fruit Spread
  • 1x Lemon and Yuzu Marmalade
  • 1x Mandarin Spread
  • 1x Mango, Peach, and Lime Jam
  • 1x Orange and Cinnamon Marmalade
  • 1x Pear and Mirabelle Plum Jam
  • 1x Pineapple and Passion Fruit Jam
  • 1x Raspberry and Lychee Jam
  • 1x Raspberry and Redcurrant Jam
  • 1x Rhubarb and Strawberry Extra Jam
  • 1x Seedless Raspberry Jam
  • 1x Strawberry and Verbena Spread
  • 1x Strawberry and Wild Strawberry Extra Jam
  • 1x Sweet Orange and Passion Fruit Jam
  • 1x White Nectarine and Peach Extra Jam
  • 1x Surprise!

Price: $66.93


4) Hot Sauce Flavors of the World

This is the Advent calendar for adults who can’t get enough spice in their life. (Likewise, this is also for those who manage pandemic anxiety by reminding themselves that they still have all five senses). No matter the reason, this vegan hot sauce sampler is sure to be a hit!

What’s inside:

  • 1x Fiji Mango Habanero
  • 1x British Red
  • 1x Jalapeno
  • 1x Texas Smoky Chipotle
  • 1x Mayan Ruins
  • 1x Cuban Fuego
  • 1x Egyptian Fire Scarab Sauce
  • 1x Hot Fez
  • 1x Budapest Fire
  • 1x Hawaiian Lava Flow
  • 1x Green Hot Sauce
  • 1x Machu Picchu Chipotle Pepper
  • 1x Stay Golden California
  • 1x Indian Tigerblood
  • 1x New Orleans Bourbon Pepper
  • 1x Belize Blaze
  • 1x Smokin’ Jamaican
  • 1x Jala Green
  • 1x New York Buffalo Style
  • 1x Argentina Style
  • 1x Costa Rica Lava Heat
  • 1x Garlic Del Fuego
  • 1x Rio De Janerio Carnival
  • 1x Dragon’s Breath Garlic Hot Sauce
  • 1x Thai Authentic Spice
  • 1x Mexican Style
  • 1x Mango Baja Heat
  • 1x Fire Tusk Pepper
  • 1x Death Valley Rattler
  • 1x Out Back Burning

Price: $49.99


5) The Holiday Spirits Calendar: An alcohol Advent calendar

Ditch the chocolate and unwind with a little wine, maybe some cognac? Whatever! At last an alcohol Advent calendar, so you can sip on your choice of alcohol every night leading up to Christmas.

What’s inside: Here’s how it works: purchase the precut box and fill it with whatever (mini) bottles of booze you can get your hands on. Reviewers love these boxes and say they make for festive office or hostess gifts.

Price: $19.99


6) Meaty Christmas: The jerky-filled Advent calendar for adults

If you prefer savory over sweet, this is one unique Advent calendar that you can’t overlook. Brought to you by Man Crates, this is the perfect way to get into the spirit, increase your daily protein intake, and enjoy artisan dried meats.

What’s inside: 

  • 2x Honey Bourbon Beef Strips
  • 1x Habanero Beef Strips
  • 1x Honey Bourbon Venison Strips
  • 1x Classic Gator Strips
  • 1x Honey Bourbon Elk Strips
  • 1x Spicy Orange Habanero Beef Strips
  • 1x Honey Bourbon Boar Strips
  • 1x Black Pepper Gator Strips
  • 1x Birch Beef Strips
  • 1x Root Beer Beef Strips
  • 2x Classic Beef Strips
  • 1x Root Beer Habanero Boar Strips
  • 1x Black Pepper Buffalo Strips
  • 2x Whiskey Maple Beef Strips
  • 1x Root Beer Habanero Venison Strips
  • 1x Ghost Pepper Beef Strips
  • 1x Root Beer Habanero Beef Strips
  • 1x Black Pepper Beef Strips
  • 2x Sriracha Beef Strips
  • 1x Garlic Beef Strips

Price: $79.99


7) Nintendo Classic Adult’s 12-days of Socks Advent box

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Contrary to what you may believe about being all grown up, Adult Advent calendars don’t need to include alcohol for them to be fun. Just look at this NES-inspired sock box! 12 pairs of socks fit for the retro gamer in your life.

What’s inside:

  • 3x assorted crew socks
  • 4x assorted no-show socks
  • 4x assorted ankle socks

Price: $18.95


8) Aldi Advent Cheese Calendar

Just when you thought this list couldn’t get any cheesier, I have proved you wrong. But it’s all gouda! Get your swiss slices ready for your rendition of Oh Holey Night.

What’s inside: 

  • 24 festive mini cheeses

Price: on sale for $52.99 (regularly 61.55)


9) Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar

Legos never get old, and let’s be real, neither do you. The Lego Star Wars Advent calendar pays tribute to your three favorite things: Star Wars, Christmas, and Legos. It’s the ultimate countdown to the festivities!

What’s inside: 

  • 1x Wrench
  • 1x Crowbar
  • 3x Blaster Pistols
  • 2x Blasters
  • 1x Holiday-themed BB-8 Lego
  • 1x AT-ST Walker
  • 1x Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle
  • 1x Millenium Falcon
  • 1x Snowtrooper with Snow Blower
  • And so much more!

Price: $64.99


10) Elf Advent Calendar

Forgo the nativity this year, the Elf collectibles out of this unique Advent calendar are all you need to set the scene!

What’s inside: 

  • 1x pop-up diorama
  • 24x Elf collectibles, including Buddy and friends!

Price: $39.99


11) Twelve Days of Beauty Faves

This is the adult Advent calendar for all the makeup gurus out there. Gifting yourself new products is always fun, but adding somewhat of a surprise factor makes it so much sweeter. Even better, this Advent calendar provides you with high-end skincare and beauty products for one low price. Merry Christmas is right!

What’s inside: 

  • 1x NYX Xtreme Lip Cream
  • 1x EcoTools Angled Kabuki Brush
  • 1x Sinful Colors nail polish
  • 1x Nexxus Comb Through Finishing Mist
  • 1x Pacifica Kale Detox Face Wash
  • 1x Mayfair Body Creme
  • 1x Umberto Lifting Powder
  • 1x Laneige Sleeping Mask
  • 1x Burt’s Bees lip balm
  • 1x Acure Day Cream
  • 1x Pixi Glow Tonic
  • 1x tini Me! Bath Ice Cream

Price: $39.99


12) Mochi Squishy Advent Calendar

Do you just fawn over anything cute or kawaii? Well, do we have the adult Advent calendar idea for you! This adorable countdown to Christmas will brighten up your spirits and melt away stress, one box at a time.

What’s inside:

  • 21x assorted Animal Mochi Squishies
  • 3x slow rising Big Christmas Character Squishes

Price: $21.95

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*First Published: Nov 16, 2020, 8:41 am