10 Adult advent calendars for the Christmas lover in all of us (2023)

Adult advent calendars

Who doesn’t love an advent calendar? I mean, we were brought up to love them … from childhood, right through to adulthood!

I adore Christmas and I know lots of adults who launch themselves into the festivities with gusto. And yes, we do get excited about the first of December and the much-anticipated Christmas countdown. So, what better way to mark it, than with our very own advent calendar?

But I’m not talking about your average Joe kids’ calendar. I mean the real deal. A calendar that gives generously with a gift you actually want …. EVERY SINGLE DAY.

Here are ten brilliant advent calendars for 2023 that will have you jumping out of bed to open a door every morning between now and Christmas.

The Christmas countdown begins …

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10 Adult advent calendars for the Christmas lover in all of us

1. Lovehoney X womanizer sex toy advent calendar

A naughty advent calendar is on top of our wish list this year. This one from Lovehoney is packed with toys and gifts to celebrate and spice up each day of the holiday month. There are three to choose from this year, one of which is specifically for couples making it a great gift for a boyfriend or girlfriend.

Lovehoney X womanizer sex toy advent calendar | adult advent calendar

Available at: Lovehoney

2. The beer cartel advent calendar

Next is the classic adult advent calendar. Count down the days until Christmas with new exciting beers from Beer Cartel. This is the perfect adult advent calendar for the beer aficionado in your life. Note: Even if you open the window at breakfast time, we don’t recommend you drink your beer then … even if it is Christmas!

The beer cartel advent calendar

Available at: Beer Cartel

3. Box of wishes

We can’t get enough of the Box of Wishes advent calendar from the Body Shop! Look at that lovely box. And the inside is even better: curated beauty products for beauty and skincare lovers. We list this as an adult advent calendar but tweens and teens would love it too.

Box of wishes | adult advent calendar

Available at: The Body Shop

4. Sip the future hello teabag advent calendar

Gotta love a tea advent calendar. Our favourite is this delight from The English Tea Shop. It would make a heartfelt gift for Mum who gets to celebrate the holidays with 13 yummy flavours of English tea.

Sip the future hello teabag advent calendar

Available at: T2

5.  Lookfantastic beauty advent calendar 2023

The ultimate beauty advent calendar is here. Look Fantastic has outdone itself this year with a bestselling box packed with 26 products from top beauty brands.

Lookfantastic beauty advent calendar 2023 | adult advent calendar

Available at: Look Fantastic

6. Personalised drinks countdown to Christmas

Here’s a great reason to celebrate each day leading up to Christmas…a mini wine/beer bottle advent calendar tree. The tree is made from sturdy birch wood and fits your favourite mini alcoholic drinks.

Personalised drinks

Available at: Etsy

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7. Cosmetic Capital 24-day luxury advent calendar 2023

More goodies for beauty and skincare lovers! The Cosmetic Capital 24-day luxury advent calendar 2023 is the best way to celebrate each day in the lead-up to Christmas. Aside from the cool packaging, we love how much we can save with it!

Cosmetic Capital 24-day luxury advent calendar 2023 | adult advent calendar

Available at: Cosmetic Capital

8. Christmas sprinkle advent calendar

Unveil a burst of festive joy every day with this Christmas sprinkle advent calendar! Behind each door lies a delightful sprinkle mix, ranging from snowy whites to jolly reds and greens, perfect for holiday baking or snacking.

Christmas sprinkle advent calendar

Available at: Cake base

9. 2023 coffee advent calendar

We didn’t forget coffee lovers. Treat yourself to a sip of the world’s finest coffee every day until Christmas. Each sachet has enough coffee for different brewing methods.

2023 coffee advent calendar | adult advent calendar

Available at: Etsy

10. Christmas crystal advent calendar

Last but not least because we love this idea, is a crystal advent calendar. Whether you are new to crystals or love adding to your collection, this advent calendar is for you. With 25 different stones and crystal jewellery, you can create something wearable, decorative and magical each day.

Christmas crystal advent calendar

Available at: Etsy

Final word on adult advent calendars

In a world of adulting and grown-up responsibilities, these adult advent calendars remind us that being a kid at heart is timeless. From steamy surprises to tea sips, they're not just calendars; they're daily doses of holiday cheer.

I like to think of them as daily happiness deliveries. So, whether you're unwrapping adult toys or trying a new brew, pampering yourself or sprinkling some holiday magic, there's a calendar with your name on it.

This holiday season, let's forget the adulting for a moment and embrace the kid within us, one quirky surprise at a time. No matter how old we get, these calendars remind us that the festive spirit lives on.

Here's to a joyful countdown to Christmas that makes us all feel like excited kids again!

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Sally Love is a pseudo single mum author who has been writing about single motherhood, separation and divorce for 8+ years. She has been a single mother for 10+ years and has two daughters, one of whom she co-parents and the other she solo parents. Sally has experienced all aspects of single motherhood from legal, financial, parenting, dating, travel as a single parent, re-partnering and re-building a career. She is an integral part of the Beanstalk community chatting and helping single mothers across the globe, as well as sharing her expertise, experiences and genuine reviews with major national newspapers and appearing on nation-wide television shows.

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