25 of the Best Adult Advent Calendars for 2018

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By | Updated October 24, 2018
25 of the Best Adult Advent Calendars for 2018

Us grown-ups would be lying if we said we aren't anticipating Christmas as much as the young children in our lives. Luckily, over the past few years, retailers have caught on to our enthusiasm and have been perfecting their advent calendar game.

There are 25 great advent calendars on this list, offering everything from traditional chocolates to booze to cosmetics to really fancy socks. Just try to make it through without buying one.

01

An Advent Calendar Classic

An Advent Calendar Classic

We know that some people are in the advent calendar game for the chocolate. That's why we start with the Williams Sonoma's Advent Calendar. Each door conceals a milk chocolate treat wrapped in colorful foil. Delicious!

02

A Calendar for People Who Live for G&Ts

A Calendar for People Who Live for G&Ts

Ohhhh this is a lovely calendar indeed. Be sure to pair with a bunch of nice tonics so you're sure to have the best December ever!

03

An Affordable, Yet Luxurious, Advent Calendar

An Affordable, Yet Luxurious, Advent Calendar

Rituals is a lifestyle brand that creates products and curates collections of luxurious products for home and body. Its annual Advent Calendar can introduce you to new favorites and make you feel pampered during a very hectic time of year.

04

An Advent Calendar for People Who Need a Jolt

An Advent Calendar for People Who Need a Jolt

You know who knows their coffee? People who live in freezing climates. This awesome Scandinavian advent calendar introduces you to 24 different single origin, whole bean specialty coffees, all of which are roasted to order. Your mouth is watering just reading this, isn't it? 

05

An Advent Calendar That Will Make You Feel Pretty

An Advent Calendar That Will Make You Feel Pretty

With an adorable castle design and fairytale theme, this advent calendar is chock full of cosmetics. It has everything from lipstick to bath cubes to nail polish from top makeup and skincare brands. It also includes little accessories, like a pocket mirror and stickers.

06

12 Days of Cosmetics!

12 Days of Cosmetics!

If you're looking for an advent calendar laser-focused on cosmetics, give Ulta's 12 Days of Beauty a look. This advent calendar is much more cosmetics-focused, and includes highlighter, lipstick, eye shadow, and more.

07

A Magical Advent Calendar

A Magical Advent Calendar

Harry Potter fans will love this advent calendar, which is packed with Funko POP! figurines of Harry, Hermione, Ron, Hagrid, Dumbledore, and even Dobby!

08

A Cult-Favorite Advent Calendar

A Cult-Favorite Advent Calendar

Lush's advent calendar has a cult following for a reason. It's packed with limited-edition holiday bath products, from shower gels to bath bombs, and it comes in a reusable hat box!

09

A Very French Advent Calendar

A Very French Advent Calendar

A perennial favorite here at The Guide, L'Occitane's Luxury Advent CAlendar includes some of the brands most-loved products in a size easy to pop into your purse. Bonus: They all (and we mean all) smell INCREDIBLE.

10

An Advent Calendar for the Pinterest-Obsessed

An Advent Calendar for the Pinterest-Obsessed

Ok, we're just going to say it: this is the best-looking advent calendar on this list. This gorgeous calendar from Light + Paper hides 24 laser-cut birch ornaments behind its red doors. It has a small hole at the top so you can hang it from the wall, and comes with red candy-striped string so you can hang your ornaments right on the tree!

11

An Advent Calendar for Vegans

An Advent Calendar for Vegans

Vegans often feel left out of food-based advent calendars, but no more! This adorable calendar from Squish Candies—a company that only makes delicious vegan treats—offers 24 days of vegan gummies, chocolates, and fruit snacks.

12

An Advent Calendar for Craft Beer Lovers

An Advent Calendar for Craft Beer Lovers

This spectacular advent calendar contains 12 of the top-rated craft beers of 2018. We love its festive box too!

13

A Calendar for People Looking to Treat Themselves

A Calendar for People Looking to Treat Themselves

This beautiful green advent calendar from Yves Rocher hides high-quality cosmetics in it's little drawers. The calendar itself is made to last, so you can repurpose it with new treats next year, if you'd like! 

14

An Advent Calendar for Tea Lovers

An Advent Calendar for Tea Lovers

From black to herbal to green to white, this tea-focused advent calendar will introduce you to new brews and keep you warm on even the coldest December nights!

15

An Advent Calendar for Whisky Sippers

An Advent Calendar for Whisky Sippers

Master of Malt's Whisky Advent Calendar is just awesome. It contains 24 different 30 ml wax-sealed dram of rare malts and blends from all over the world. Now all you need is a roaring fire and your favorite rocks glass!

16

An Advent Calendar for Manicure Maniacs

An Advent Calendar for Manicure Maniacs

There is nothing like a good manicure. This advent calendar is basically the equivalent of heading to the salon every day for a month and includes 20 mini nail polishes, one full-size polish, a mini treatment, a mini top coat, and nail transfers for every holiday.

17

A Fancy Chocolate Advent Calendar

A Fancy Chocolate Advent Calendar

This is the advent calendar for chocolate lovers who don't f*** around. It includes milk and dark chocolate almonds, gianduja-coated almonds, caramelized milk and dark chocolate almonds, and plain and flavored pralines. We also love the whimsical design of the calendar itself.

18

An Advent Calendar That Goes Great With Tacos

An Advent Calendar That Goes Great With Tacos

The Tequila Advent Calendar from Master of Malt contains 24 bottles of different, delicious tequilas sure to fit any taste. There are anejo, blanco, and resposado, among others. Just grab a few limes and you'll be good to go!

19

An Adventurous Tea Advent Calendar

An Adventurous Tea Advent Calendar

This tea calendar is a little fancier than the other one on this list and it has some very interesting brews, such as Apricot, Honey, & Lavender and Liquorice, Mint & Lemon Verbena. Definitely for people looking for some interesting flavor combinations!

20

An Advent Calendar for Wine Aficionados

An Advent Calendar for Wine Aficionados

A box with wines from all around the world? Count us in!

21

An Advent Calendar for People with Cold Feet

An Advent Calendar for People with Cold Feet

This amazing advent calendar includes 24 pairs of Marcoliani Socks, which are luxury items made from the finest Italian yarn. There are all kinds of socks in here, with different patterns and heights, including ankle and no-show.

22

A Luxury Beauty Advent Calendar

A Luxury Beauty Advent Calendar

This curated advent calendar from Net-A-Porter includes travel-sized versions of some of the store's top brands, including  Omorovicza, Le Labo, Charlotte Tilbury, and Sunday Riley. Look for everything from lip creme to shower oils, face masks, and more. 

23

An Advent Calendar for Design Fiends

An Advent Calendar for Design Fiends

For people looking to scratch an itch that can only be satisfied by cool stationary and interesting design, the Kikki.K Lovers Advent Calendar will definitely do the trick. This calendar is stuffed full of lifestyle items, decorations, and gorgeous stationery.

24

An Advent Calendar Treasure Chest

An Advent Calendar Treasure Chest

An extremely adult advent calendar packed with delicious scented candles and eau de parfum from dyptique? Yes please.

25

An Advent Calendar that Sparkles

An Advent Calendar that Sparkles

Behind every door of this cheerful red calendar is a piece of jewelry, including earrings, rings, charms, necklaces, and bracelets. Some of the pieces are holiday-themed, others are suitable for year-round wear.

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