Did you know that Advent actually refers to the the time period covering the four Sundays before Christmas Day and can range anywhere from 22-28 days, depending on what day of the week Christmas Day falls on? In 2019, Advent will officially start on Sunday, December 1, so our Advent calendars will actually be accurate this year.
Either way, I’m here to tell you that Advent calendars aren’t just for kids anymore! Why should they get all the fun of opening a gift every day for a month? Here are 15 weirdly wonderful grown-up Advent calendars made just for us!
Food & Drink Advent Calendars
1. Aldi Cheese Advent Calendar
Back for a second year, Aldi’s Emporium Selection Advent Calendar contains 24 festive imported mini cheeses. Available in store and online on November 6.
2. Hot Sauce Advent Calendar
This Cajun-made collection of 25 different hot sauces in 2 ounce glass bottles offers a great variety of spice from mild to the hottest pepper on the planet. Peppers used include: Carolina Reaper, Trinidad Scorpion, Ghost Pepper, Cayenne, Tabasco, Habanero, Banana, Anaheim, Jalapeno, Serrano, and Scotch Bonnet.
3. Yawn Coffee Advent Calendar
A beautifully designed box containing 24 sachets of different specialty craft coffees. Each sachet contains enough Omni-Grind or whole bean coffee for one cup.
4. Herbal Tea Advent Calendar
Stay cozy all month with 24 different organic herbal teas to try every day throughout December. This lovely set comes with a handmade brass teaspoon.
5. German Chocolate Advent Calendar
Count down the days to Christmas, Crawley-style with this Downton Abbey-themed Advent calendar. A World Market exclusive with rich and creamy German chocolates behind each little door, this calendar features all your favourites from television’s popular aristocratic family on the front.
Liquor Advent Calendars
6. The Whisky Advent Calendar
Discover 24 intriguing whiskies from all over the world, including Japanese blends, Texas single malts and even a Scotch whisky finished in Bordeaux barrels. These delightful drams will be the perfect way to count down to a very merry Christmas!
7. 12 Nights of Red or White Wine Advent Calendar
The original wine Advent calendar. Choose from Naughty (red) or Nice (white) or both!
8. Personalized Liquor Christmas Tree
Made from birch wood and cut into the shape of a Christmas tree, you can fill the 24 cradles with your own mini liquor bottles, regular beer, craft beer, mini wine, or some full wine bottles. Personalization available!
Beauty Advent Calendars
9. The Body Shop Deluxe Advent Calendar
Behind each door in this dreamy festive town, you’ll find 25 Body Shop favourites including skincare bestsellers, deliciously-scented bath and body, makeup and more. Then, collect your empty boxes and design a magical Christmas village of your own.
10. ArtDeco Advent Calendar
This ArtDeco Advent calendar contains 24 days of magical beauty! Contains 24 absolute classics from ArtDeco’s make-up collection along with selected special items.
11. Ciaté London Mini Mani Advent Calendar
2019’s Ciaté London Mini Mani Month Advent calendar contains a limited edition nail file, one full-size paint pot, and 22 mini paint pots including 10 new and exclusive shades in the powerfully pigmented gel-wear GELOLOGY™ formula for longer lasting wear and ultimate shine.
12. Man’Stuff Advent Calendar
Treat him to 12 miniatures of the finest men’s bathing products in this 12-day Advent calendar from Technic.
Extra Unique Advent Calendars
13. Lovehoney Lingerie Advent Calendar
Start the holiday season with some heat! This 12-day calendar from Lovehoney contains 12 sizzling, best-selling lingerie looks.
14. Fly Fisherman’s Advent Calendar
Billed as the world’s first Fly Fishing Advent Calendar, this unique calendar contains a set of 23 hand-tied, fresh-water flies and a high-quality waterproof fly box.
15. Beard Oil Advent Calendar
This alternative Advent calendar comes crammed with 24 miniature beard oils that will leave his beard smelling and looking amazing all through December.