Advent calendars aren't just for children, you deserve one too. That's why we've compiled a list of all the best advent calendars for adults, from beauty and fragrance to tea, coffee seeds and more. There's an advent calendar to suit everyone. Take a look to see which one you want to open this year to celebrate the countdown to Christmas.

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If you haven't bought your child an advent calendar yet, we have roundups of the best advent calendars for kids and best teenage advent calendars.

Best advent calendars for adults at a glance

  • Best advent calendar for bath and body: Baylis & Harding Beauty Advent Calendar, £45
  • Best advent calendar for sharing: Whittard The Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar for 2, £70
  • Best advent calendar for tea: Bird & Blend Tea Advent Calendar, £38
  • Best advent calendar for coffee: The Brew Company Coffee Advent Calendar, £39.50
  • Best advent calendar for foodies: The Cartwright & Butler Advent Calendar, £220
  • Best advent calendar for value: Look Fantastic Beauty Advent Calendar, £95
  • Best advent calendar for candles: Yankee Candle Advent Tree, £89.99
  • Best minimalistic advent calendar: The White Company Beauty Advent Calendar, £175
  • Best advent calendar for gin: Craft Gin Club Advent Calendar, £89.95
  • Best advent calendar for charity: Macmillan 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, £88
  • Best advent calendar for wellness: Oliver Bonas 25 Days of Wellness Beauty Advent Calendar, £95
  • Best advent calendar for premium beauty: Charlotte's Diamond Chest of Beauty Stars, £150
  • Best advent calendar for scented treats: Jo Malone Advent Calendar, £350
  • Best advent calendar for skincare: Kiehls Limited Edition Holiday Advent Calendar, £99
  • Best advent calendar for gardeners: 12 Months of Seeds Advent Calendar, £15
  • Best advent calendar for beer: Star Wars Original Stormtrooper Beer Advent Calendar, £49.50
  • Best advent calendar for wine: Virgin Wines Mixed Wine Advent Calendar, £89.99
  • Best advent calendar for cheese: Chuckling Cheese Advent Calendar, £34.99
  • Best advent calendar for feeling sexy: Love Honey 7 Night of Temptation Lingerie Advent Calendar, £109.99
  • Best advent calendar for fitness: Myprotein Advent Calendar, £74.99
  • Best advent calendar for pampering: Jurlique Advent Calendar, £85
  • Best advent calendar for cocktails: NIO Cocktails 12-Day Advent Cocktail Box, £115

Best advent calendars for adults for 2022

1. Baylis & Harding Beauty Advent Calendar, £45

– Best for bath and body

Baylis & Harding Beauty Advent Calendar being tested

The Baylis & Harding advent calendar contains 24 treats from body washes and hand creams to bath crystals and bath bubbles. You'll find everything you need to have a relaxing and peaceful pamper just in time for Christmas.

The products are suitable for vegans an make a lovely gift to someone or yourself.

Available from: Amazon and Next

2. Whittard The Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar for 2, £70

– Best for sharing

Whittard The Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar for 2 being tested

Who doesn't love a hot chocolate at Christmas time? The best thing about this advent calendar is that in each drawer you get 2 sachets of chocolate, meaning it's great for 2 people to share – added value – or be indulgent and keep both for yourself.

There are 12 different flavours in each drawer, including rocky road and sticky toffee pudding.

The advent calendar comes beautifully displayed with pull out drawers for each day.

Available from: Whittard and John Lewis

3. Bird & Blend Tea Advent Calendar, £38

– Best for tea

Bird & Blend Tea Advent Calendar being tested

Warm yourself up each morning with a flavourful tea. The advent calendar contains 48 tea bags so you can make 48 cups of tea throughout the countdown to Christmas. You get 2 bags a day and you will find daily digital experiences.

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The calendar is available in a caffeine free version too.

Available from: Not On The High Street

4. The Brew Company Coffee Advent Calendar, £39.50

– Best for coffee

The Brew Company Coffee Advent Calendar

We've had hot chocolate and tea, but for the coffee lovers out there, this one is for you. There are 25 days of coffee and unlike most coffee advent calendar you don't need a grinder to enjoy these.

Enjoy a pick-me-up coffee each day in the lead up to Christmas to help you get all your Christmas errands done.

Available from: MenKind

5. The Cartwright & Butler Advent Calendar, £220

– Best for foodies

The Cartwright & Butler Advent Calendar being tested

This advent calendar is massive and it's packed-full of yummy hamper foods for you to enjoy or gift to others at Christmas. Everything comes beautifully packaged so would make an excellent gift.

The calendar opens up like a book and there are 24 drawers including luxury goods such as prosecco, Christmas cake, biscuits, preserves and more.

Available from: Cartwright & Butler and Boots

6. Look Fantastic Beauty Advent Calendar, £95

– Best for value

Look Fantastic Beauty Advent Calendar

This beauty advent calendar is only £95 but has £500 worth of products inside. Open the doors to see what amazing beauty product you get each day.

Inside you'll find 26 products including top brands, Rituals, Elemis, By Terry and Phillip Kingsley. This advent calendar will give you everything you need to have fabulous looking hair and skin for Christmas.

Available from: Look Fantastic

7. Yankee Candle Advent Tree, £89.99

– Best for candles

Yankee Candle Advent Tree being tested

Yankee candle's advent tree is a fun take on an advent calendar. You get all the small boxes and the instructions to build the tree yourself. It makes a lovely display piece and once you've finished opening the doors you can turn it around for a clean finish and use it next year to decorate your house.

In the advent calendar you'll find lots of candles of varying size and scents from tea lights to full size candles. There are also fun candle accessories like a jar and snuffer.

In your excitement to open the doors, do be careful that it doesn't fall down on you though. It's a good idea to keep this away from young children just in case.

Available from: Yankee Candle

8. The White Company beauty Advent Calendar, £175

– Best for minimalistic

The White Company beauty Advent Calendar being tested

Year on year The White Company advent calendar increases in popularity. It's no wonder really with its beautiful white minimalistic design.

There are 25 drawers to pull open and discover some of their best selling products from candles and room sprays/oils to hand creams and lotions.

All the contents in the calendar are worth £269 and the box itself makes a lovely Christmas decoration to keep.

Available from: The White Company

9. Craft Gin Club Advent Calendar, £89.95

– Best for gin

Craft Gin Club Advent Calendar being tested

Gin lovers will adore this advent calendar. The packaging is lovely and behind each window you'll get a miniature craft gin from the UK and beyond.

This is a great way to discover lots of new gins and the bottle for each day holds a substantial amount so depending on if you have a single or a double you should be able to make more than 1 drink.

Available from: Craft Gin Club

10. Macmillan 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, £88

– Best for charity

Macmillan 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

A beauty advent calendar with a hint of giving to charity too, what more could you want?

The Macmillan advent calendar is full of beauty goodness such as serums, make-up and body washes from top brands including Liz Earle, No 7, Sleek and more but the best bit is that £2 from each purchase goes straight to Macmillan cancer meaning you can look good and feel good for doing your bit for charity.

Available from: Boots

11. Oliver Bonas 25 Days of Wellness Beauty Advent Calendar, £95

– Best for wellness

Oliver Bonas 25 Days of Wellness Beauty Advent Calendar

Christmas time can be busy but you still need to relax. The Oliver Bonas advent calendar provides you with everything you need to have a good old pamper session, or 2.

Inside you will find 25 products such as an eye mask, hand cream, hair oil and more to soothe and relax you just in time for the Christmas chaos ahead.

Available from: Oliver Bonas

12. Charlotte's Diamond Chest of Beauty Stars, £150

– Best for premium beauty

Charlotte's Diamond Chest of Beauty Stars

The Charlotte Tilbury advent calendar is a much beloved premium beauty option. There are 12 drawers full of full size and mini Charlotte Tilbury products, including Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! Mascara and Charlotte's Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir.

The products inside are worth £245 and you can get it for just £150.

All the products come in a beautiful pink jewel handled drawer advent calendar that can be used for jewellery or make-up storage all year round.

Available from: Charlotte Tilbury

13. Jo Malone Advent Calendar, £350

– Best for scented treats

Jo Malone Advent Calendar

By far the most expensive advent calendar on this list but also one that sells out in minutes is this Jo Malone one. If you really want to treat yourself this Christmas or want to treat someone else then this is a gorgeous advent calendar.

Inside you'll find the famous Jo Malone home fragrances, colognes and more in all their most popular scents.

Available from: Jo Malone

14. Kiehls Limited Edition Holiday Advent Calendar, £99

– Best for skincare

Kiehls Limited Edition Holiday Advent Calendar

Behind each door you'll find a holiday inspired Kiehls product to leave your skin feeling fresh and radiant for Christmas.

There are 24 products from cleansers and face masks to serums, moisturisers and more all beautifully packaged.

Available from: Kiehls

15. 12 Months of Seeds Advent Calendar, £15

– Best for gardeners

12 Months of Seeds Advent Calendar

Winter may not be the best time for gardeners but this advent calendar provides them with a new seed to plant each month so there's never a dull season for them.

The plants are for all year round and the kit includes 3 grow pots, 2 booklets of seeds, 5 seed bombs and 1 metre flower seed carpet.

Some of the seeds included are Pansies, Marigolds, poppies and lots more.

Available from: MenKind

16. Star Wars Original Stormtrooper Beer Advent Calendar, £49.50

– Best for beer

Star Wars Original Stormtrooper Beer Advent Calendar

This fun beer advent calendar is an amazing idea for Star Wars and Beer lovers. It includes 12 space craft beers all with a fun Star Wars design printed on the can.

Although you probably want this for yourself, this is also a great gift idea for Star Wars fans.

Available from: Lost Universe and MenKind

17. Virgin Wines Mixed Wine Advent Calendar, £89.99

– Best for wine

Virgin Wines Mixed Wine Advent Calendar being tested

Virgin Wines have a variety of advent calendars, just white wine, just red wine, or mixed wine, we like the mixed wine one best as there's a wine for everybody, but if you only like white or red then you can choose one of the specific options.

The wine advent calendar contains 25 reds, whites and rosé, with a full-size bottle to celebrate the arrival of Christmas day.

Available from: Virgin Wines

18. Chuckling Cheese Advent Calendar, £34.99

– Best for cheese

Chuckling Cheese Advent Calendar

This advent calendar is full of different cheeses including new limited edition festive flavours. There are 24 windows of cheese, chutney and biscuits to reveal.

Some of the cheeses in the advent calendar are Caramelised Red Onion, Christmas Pudding and Sunday Roast – Sound intriguing, give it a go.

Available from: Not On The High Street

19. Love Honey 7 Night of Temptation Lingerie Advent Calendar, £50

– Best for feeling sexy

Love Honey 7 Night of Temptation Lingerie Advent Calendar being tested

Christmas is all about feeling good, and this Love Honey 7 night advent calendar does just that. There are 7 drawers to open all containing a piece of lingerie to make you feel sexy and confident.

The packaging is discreet and pretty. Pull open each drawer and find lingerie, or mood setting accessories such as a sensual candle.

The advent calendar come in 3 different sizes, one size (8-16), one size Queen (18-22) and one size curve (24-28). The lingerie is one size because it is secured and tightened with ribbons and fasteners to adjust sizing.

Available from: Love Honey

20. Myprotein Advent Calendar, £74.99

– Best for fitness

Myprotein Advent Calendar being tested

Even if you still want to be healthy this Christmas there's an advent calendar for you. The Myprotein advent calendar features some of their best selling products such as their protein bars, essential multivitamin gummies and you even get a protein shaker bottle.

This advent calendar will make you feel good and motivate you to stay on your fitness journey throughout Christmas. One of the best things about it is each box has a task to do, for example number 6 says " 6 x push ups".

Available from: Myprotein

21. Jurlique Advent Calendar, £85

– Best for pampering

Jurlique Advent Calendar being tested

Jurlique's advent calendar contains 24 treats to enjoy, all powered by natural botanicals. In each little numbered box you'll find skin care, hand cream, body washes, lotions and more.

They all aim to awaken your skin, body and mind.

Available from: Jurlique

22. NIO Cocktails 12-Day Advent Cocktail Box, £115

– Best for cocktails

NIO Cocktails 12-Day Advent Cocktail Box being tested

Open up this gorgeous cocktail box to find 24 cocktails already mixed and ready to pour for you to enjoy. You get 2 cocktails each day with an accompanying garnish.

Some of the cocktails included are Margarita, Manhattan, Mai Tai and lots of other festive surprise cocktails.

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Available from: NIO Cocktails

How did we choose our 10 of the Best?

When testing and selecting the best advent calendars for adults we considered, opening experience, what's inside and value.

Our 10 of the Best lists are compiled by qualified and experienced parenting journalists. They rely on a number of sources, including our independent reviews, testing undertaken during the MadeForMums Awards, and feedback from our home testing panel and Top Testers Club. Each year thousands of products are put through their paces by hundreds of parents across the country on behalf of MadeForMums, to ensure we’re bringing you honest and true reviews and recommendations.

Our list is not an ordered ranking from 1-10, instead it is a carefully selected group of tried-and-tested products, each of which we believe is best for a different situation or requirement. We don't just tell you what is best, we help you discover what is best for your family.

About the author

Chloe is a Digital Reviews Writer and Coordinator for Immediate Media's Parenting team. She researches and writes articles, recommending the best products for parents, ranging from best sleep aids to best playpens. She has a First-Class Honours Psychology degree where she developed a strong interest in child development.

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