Grown-Up Christmas List: 10 Advent Calendars for Adults

You don’t have to be a kid to find the Christmas countdown virtually unbearable, what with all those presents under the tree just waiting to be exchanged and enjoyed! We get it, you guys. We really get it.

Have no fear, our fellow Christmas lovers! While you were busy stocking 24 days of holiday treasures into advent calendars for your kids, we were busy rounding up ways to make the Christmas countdown just as fun — grown-up style!

  • Feel like a kid again! 1 of 11
    adult advent calendars

    Take a look at 10 advent calendars guaranteed to put a little grown-up fun into your holiday countdown!

  • Benefit Advent Calendar 2 of 11
    Benefit advent calendar 2013

    All hail the wonders of Benefit cosmetics. Benefit has been a longstanding fave of makeup mavens for decades and now their "Countdown to Love" advent calendar will have you beautifying your way to the big day with 24 fantastical beauty treasures! Mama wants.

    Available from; $68

  • Whiskey Advent Calendar 3 of 11
    Whisky advent calendar

    Baby, it's cold outside which is why they invented this whiskey advent calendar for grown-ups! Behind each naughty window hides a different (and delicious) 3cl sample dram of whiskey! 

    Available from MasterofMalt; $243.33


  • Asbach Uralt Brandy-Filled Chocolate Advent Calendar 4 of 11

    Nibble your way to Christmas with 24 delicious gourmet Asbach Uralt brandy-filled chocolates behind each door! Christmas never felt so warm and fuzzy!

    Available from; $39.95

  • YOU Advent Beauty Calendar 5 of 11

    Unwrap a beauty surprise each day until Christmas with the YOU advent beauty calendar. Containing 24 beauty and skincare products from Dermalogica, Leighton Denny, Stila and more, you'll be glowing this holiday season!

    Available from YOU Beauty Discovery; £49.95

  • Boots Beauty Advent Calendar 6 of 11

    Surprise the beauty lover in your life with the gift of pampering courtesy of the Boots Beauty advent calendar, which features 24 coveted products from brands such as Nails Inc, Juicy Couture, Rimmel, Mavala, Umberto Giannini, and more!

    Available from Boots; £30

  • Craft Beer Advent Calendar 7 of 11

    This marks the second year the Craft Beer Advent Calendar has been released to overwhelming demand, and we can see why. This coveted calendar features 24 unique beers from North America that's just perfect for the beer lover in your family.

    Available from Sherbrook Liquor Store, $119.95

  • Yankee Candle Advent Calendar 8 of 11

    Bask in the sweet smell and warm glow of Christmas with 24 tea light candles in 6 seasonal scents: Snow In Loveâ„¢, Balsam & Cedar, Merry Marshmallowâ„¢, Red Apple Wreath, Snowflake Cookieâ„¢, and Sparkling Cinnamon.

    Available from Yankee Candle; £21.99

  • Ciate Advent Calendar 9 of 11

    Ooo la la — 24 nail art minis (including 17 creme shades and 7 mani toppers) allow your tips to sparkle and shine this holiday with Ciate's Mini Mani month!

    Available from Sephora; $58

  • The Ginvent Calendar 10 of 11

    Have a gin lover in the family? Make their Christmas merry and bright with this Ginvent calendar featuring 24 3cl samples of artisanal gins from around the globe!

    Available from MasterOfMalt; $162.19

  • Tea Advent Gardland 11 of 11

    There's nothing quite like a steaming hot cup of tea on a cold December day to get us in the holiday spirit. Now you can enjoy the tradition with 24 numbered tea bags, each containing a different flavor of ArtfulTea. Mmmmerry Christmas indeed!

    Available from Etsy's ArtfulTea; $42

For more grown-up advent calendars, visit DadCamp.

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