10 of the Best Adult Advent Calendars for 2019

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By | Updated September 11, 2019
10 of the Best Adult Advent Calendars for 2019

We know it's only September, but Christmas is already fast approaching! This is only reinforced by the fact that several companies have started announcing—and making available for purchase—their 2019 advent calendars. While you may cringe at the thought of Christmas shopping when there are still so many more pool days ahead, we urge you to take a look. A lot of these will sell out before the leaves start turning!

01

Drink Up

Drink Up

This epic Advent Calendar contains 25 hand-picked scotch whiskies. These are truly rare whiskies, and many of them have never been tasted before and will not be tasted again. What we love about this calendar is that the bottles are 50 ml, which means there's enough to share a sip—if you want to. This Calendar also comes with a tasting glass, tasting note booklet, distillery postcard, and a collectors lapel pin. 

02

For Tech Whizzes

For Tech Whizzes

Scheduled to start shipping this month, this advent calendar contains the components for 24 different electronic games, including Code Breaker, Memory, Wire Maze, and Whack a Mole. A detailed picture-based instruction manual means that this calendar is perfect for techie kids and adults alike. Another bonus? The cool activities will make the wait for Christmas a little less brutal.

03

For Jedi

For Jedi

The 2019 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar is a hotly anticipated item for many, many Jedi and Sith during the holidays. This version hides characters, vehicles, locations, and more—280 pieces total. There's also a fold-out playmat where kids can play with their new brick buddies. Most important, though, is that behind one of the doors is a PORG IN A SANTA HAT.

04

Accio Advent Calendar!

Accio Advent Calendar!

The 24 doors of this LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar hide 7 mini-figures, including Harry, Hermione, Ron, and everyone's favorite owl, Hedwig. There's even a mini Hogwarts Express!
Once all of the doors are open, there are enough bricks recreate favorite scenes like Christmas Dinner in the Great Hall or the arrival of the Hogwarts Express. Just be sure to keep them all somewhere safe—stepping on a LEGO wizard still hurts like the Dickens.

05

A Super Advent Calendar

A Super Advent Calendar

2019's Avengers: Endgame marked the end of a Marvel era, but the adventures don't have to end. This delightful Advent Calendar contains 24 Pocket Pop! Mini Figures—that is, those adorable little plastic figurines of your favorite pop culture characters. Once you have a mini Iron Man, Captain America, and Thanos sitting on your desk, you can make the story end any way that you'd like. Officially available September 13, this Advent Calendar will delight!

06

For a Sweet Tooth

For a Sweet Tooth

This special Advent Calendar from Dandelion Chocolate contains 25 hand-picked confections. This San Francisco chocolatier is renowned for its small batch chocolates and rotating menu, so you're never quite sure what you're going to get until you get it. This calendar sells out way early, so if you're interested, don't wait. It'll ship on 11/25, so you won't be tempted with the unopened box for too long before you're able to dig in.

07

Squishy Relief

Squishy Relief

There's a reason everyone loves adorable Mochi squishy creatures—they're just so much fun to squeeze! This Advent Calendar contains 24 different mini mochi toys, including holiday favorites like  Santa Claus and a Snowman, as well as dinosaurs, a kitty, and an octopus. Beyond being the cutest toys ever, these Mochi Squishy toys are great fidget toys for anyone who may be stressed about the holidays.

08

For Those Craving a Cuppa

For Those Craving a Cuppa

There is nothing like a hot cup of tea on a snowy day. Or on a windy day. Or on a nice day. There's nothing like a hot cup of tea, period. If those words cut straight to your core, you know what you have to do. You have to order this 24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar. It includes individually wrapped teabags popular brews like Pumpkin Spice, Gingerbread, Candy Cane, and Candy Apple. 

09

For Christmas Cheer

For Christmas Cheer

Wine surprises are the best surprises! This Advent Calendar contains 12 half bottles of wine—enough to share with another each evening after the day's festivities are done. The box contains a mix of red, white, and sparkling wine and ships at the end of November. What isn't a surprise is that this calendar has a tendency to sell out early, so if you are even thinking about it, now is the time to act! 

10

For the Beauty Obsessed

For the Beauty Obsessed

Ok, so this one isn't available quite yet, but it needs to be on your radar. The Body Shop's Advent Calendars have a cult following for a reason. This year's calendar includes products from the company's bath and body collection, as well as special edition seasonal products, for 24 days of delicious-smelling Christmas cheer.
Not much is known quite yet, except that the calendar includes the British Rose Shower Gel and Mango Hand Cream—two customer favorites. More should be released soon.

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