Pleasing a teenager isn't always easy, so to help wow your teenager this year, we've selected what we think are the very best advent calendars for teens.

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There should be something for everyone from make-up lovers, budding-engineers to foodies. Make the countdown to Christmas even more special with some of these fantastic advent calendars available now.

Best advent calendars for teens at a glance

  • Best advent calendar for body care: The Body Shop Box of Wishes Advent Calendar, £55
  • Best advent calendar for beauty: GlossyBox Freeze The Moment Advent Calendar, £99
  • Best advent calendar for Roblox fans: Roblox Advent Calendar, £26
  • Best advent calendar for stationery lovers: The Big Stationery Advent Calendar 2022, £45
  • Best advent calendar for bathers: LUSH Advent Calendar, £185
  • Best advent calendar for budding engineers: Eight Innovation Electronic Games Advent Calendar, £25
  • Best advent calendar for Marvel fans: Funko POP Marvel Advent Calendar, £55
  • Best advent calendar for value: ASOS Face & Body Advent Calendar, £85
  • Best advent calendar for haircare: Razzl Dazzl Hair Advent Calendar, £129
  • Best advent calendar for fragrance: PrettyLittleThing Home Fragrances 12 Day Advent Calendar, £25
  • Best advent calendar for smelling fresh: LYNX 24-Day Christmas Countdown Calendar, £60
  • Best advent calendar for a puzzle: EXIT: Hunt For The Golden Book Advent Calendar, £35
  • Best advent calendar for a sugary treat: Candyfloss Advent Calendar, £39.99
  • Best advent calendar for popcorn fanatics: Joe & Seph's Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar, £30
  • Best STEM advent calendar: Ravensburger GraviTrax Advent Calendar, £29.99

The best teenage advent calendars for 2022

1. The Body Shop Box of Wishes Advent Calendar, £55

– Best for body care

The Body Shop Box of Wishes Advent Calendar being tested

The Body Shop advent calendar is one of the best value beauty options, making it ideal for teens. It costs just £55 but all the products inside are worth £89.50.

The box is fun with pop-up features making it a lovely decoration. A lovely bonus to this advent calendar, other than all the wonderful products is that on each box you open there are little facts about The Body Shop's Community Fair Trade Partners or acts of kindness to spread the Christmas joy around.

Inside is 24 wonderful Body Shop Products including bars of soap, face masks, shower gels, hand creams, shampoo and more.

Available from: The Body Shop

2. GlossyBox Freeze The Moment Advent Calendar, £99

– Best for beauty

GlossyBox Freeze The Moment Advent Calendar being teested

The GlossyBox advent calendar is among one of the most popular for teens and young adults. This year it's full of beauty products, worth £443.

Inside you'll find 28 products from make-up to body and haircare, including 14 full size products from top brands such as REFY, Glossier and Rituals.

If you want to find out all the products inside, and don't want to leave it a surprise (I highly recommend you do as you will be delighted each day) then they have a full list on the GlossyBox website.

If you're already a GlossyBox subscriber then you can get the advent calendar at a discounted price of £85. Even if you've never had a GlossyBox before, if you add one into your basket at the same time as purchasing the advent calendar then you'll get the discounted price and a GlossyBox full of goodies!

Available from: GlossyBox

3. Roblox Advent Calendar, £26

– Best for Roblox fans

Roblox Advent Calendar being tested

If your teen loves Roblox they will love this advent calendar. Open each window to reveal figures and items with fun holiday twists such as a gingerbread man figure or a dolphin wearing a Santa hat.

There's also codes to unlock online exclusives too. Inside there is 6 figures, 18 accessories and 2 virtual item codes. You can be creative and mix-and-match the figure's parts to create your very own.

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Available from: Boots, Amazon and BargainMax

4. The Big Stationery Advent Calendar 2022, £45

– Best for stationery lovers

Paperchase The Big Stationery Advent Calendar 2022

Who doesn't love stationery? If you're someone who finds buying their stationery for the new school year the best thing ever then this advent calendar is for you.

First of all the box is so colourful and fun with a gingerbread house design and inside you will find so many goodies including, a £5 voucher for Paperchase, 2023 diary, pens, paperclips, washi tapes and so much more. There is £100 worth of stationery inside.

For some very lucky people there is also the chance to win a £200 Paperchase voucher, all you have to do is be the lucky recipient of a golden pen.

Available from: Paperchase and Amazon

5. LUSH Advent Calendar, £185

– best for bathers

LUSH Advent Calendar being tested

The LUSH advent calendar arrives, smelling divine. All the products are packaged in a limited edition box designed by ARTHOUSE and is great for storing the LUSH products or reusing for anything over and over again.

The box is constructed by hand and is made from 100% recycled cardboard and the shredded paper covering the products behind each door is 100% recycled and really added to the excitement upon opening.

Inside the advent calendar is 25 LUSH products including 4 that're exclusive to this advent calendar.

Some of my favourites in the advent calendar were the Golden Pudding Bath Bomb (with a special treat), the Candy Cane Reusable Bubble Bar, the classic Snow Fairy Shower gel and the Sleepy body lotion. If you want a full list of what's in the advent calendar then it's listed on LUSH's website.

The only downside to this advent calendar is when you open the doors in excitement they do tend to rip off!

Available from: LUSH

6. Eight Innovation Electronic Games Advent Calendar, £25

– Best for budding engineers

Eight Innovation Electronic Games Advent Calendar

This is quite a different advent calendar but it's educational and fun. Behind each window you will find an electric component and eventually, once the Christmas countdown is over you will have all the pieces you need to build electronic games.

You can create 24 games such as, Code Breaker, Memory, Wire Maze, Whack a Mole and many more.

Due to the difficulty and small parts this advent calendar is suitable for ages 14+. You do need 3 AA batteries which are not included but other than that, everything else to create your games is in there.

Available from: MenKind and Amazon

7. Funko POP Marvel Advent Calendar, £55

– Best for Marvel fans

Funko POP Marvel Advent Calendar

Marvel fans will love this advent calendar. Behind each door you will find some of your favourite Marvel characters all dressed ready for Christmas. Each collectible, villain and hero has a fun festive twist so you can use them to decorate your room or act out your favourite scenes from the Marvel films.

The advent calendar also has a playmat attached so you can lay all your brand new figures out on display however you like.

Available from: Argos, Amazon and Zavvi

8. ASOS Face & Body Advent Calendar, £85

– Best for value

Roblox Advent Calendar being tested

If your teenager loves makeup and beauty products then they will absolutely love this advent calendar packed-full of beauty products from well-known brands.

The advent calendar comes presented in a colourful tote bag to be used again and again, it's great that the bag is not festive, making it suitable for all year round.

Open up the box to reveal 2 layers of mini boxes all with products inside. You will be surprised by some of the brands in there, from MAC to Sleek, Charlotte Tilbury and Bobbi Brown, just to name a few. If you would like to see all the products inside then head over to ASOS, but the surprise might make the countdown to Christmas more exciting.

Buying this advent calendar, you make a 73% saving in comparison to buying all the products separately.

Available from: ASOS

9. Razzl Dazzl Hair Advent Calendar, £129

– Best for haircare

Razzl Dazzl Hair Advent Calendar

If you want a beauty advent calendar but want something different to the make-up and body ones then this fun haircare one is a lovely option. There are so many wonderful gifts inside including Razzl Dazzl Hair Straighteners.

Unlike most of the advent calendars on this list this is only a 12 day advent calendar. However, some of the gifts inside are bigger to make up for this. The calendar costs £129 but the value of the products inside is worth £205.

Available from: Razzl Dazzl

10. PrettyLittleThing Home Frangrances 12 Day Advent Calendar, £25

– Best for fragrance

PrettyLittleThing Home Frangrances 12 Day Advent Calendar

As a teenager it's fun to decorate your room and of course you want it to smell divine. The PrettyLittleThing Fragrance advent calendar allows you to do just that.

Similar to the Razzl Dazzl Hair one, this is also only a 12 day countdown but inside you will find pillow sprays, candles, room sprays, diffusers and more.

If you don't want them all for yourself they're also a great gift for others too.

Available from: PrettyLittleThing

11. LYNX 24-Day Christmas Countdown Calendar, £60

– Best for smelling fresh

LYNX 24-Day Christmas Countdown Calendar

LYNX is one of the most classic stocking filler gifts, so why not go all out and get their advent calendar to stay smelling fresh. Inside, there are 24 individual gift boxes containing 13 LYNX products and 11 gift items including full and travel size products.

The gifts include socks, tweezers, travel toothbrush, face cloth, comb and much more.

Available from: Boots

12. EXIT: Hunt For The Golden Book Advent Calendar, £35

– Best puzzle advent calendar

EXIT Hunt For The Golden Book Advent Calendar

Want to put your brain to the test this Christmas? Try this mystery puzzle advent calendar. Find out where Santa's golden book and everyone's wishes has disappeared to by Christmas eve – the time is on.

Receive a riddle each day to help you track down where they've gone. Put your detective skills to the test and see if you can save Christmas.

Available from: MenKind and Amazon

13. Candyfloss Advent Calendar, £39.99

– Best for a sugary treat

Candyfloss Advent Calendar

If you still want a sweet treat each morning in December then try this beautiful candyfloss advent calendar. All the little pots of candyfloss are hidden behind the 25 doors (yes, 25 not 24) with their flavours on top.

The pots are a great size so they can be shared or had all to yourself. Some of the flavours inside include cookies & cream, coconut, peach and Christmas pudding.

Available from: JB Treat Carts

14. Joe & Speph's Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar, £30

– Best for popcorn fanatics

Joe & Speph's Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar

This popcorn advent calendar is very popular and is a brilliant alternative to chocolate. Every day you will get a 7g bag of gourmet popcorn in different flavours.

The popcorn is made by hand with all natural ingredients and is gluten free and suitable for vegetarians.

Some of the flavours inside include toffee apple, Belgian chocolate, banoffee pie, raspberry cheesecake and more.

Available from: MenKind, John Lewis and Amazon

15. Ravensburger GraviTrax Advent Calendar, £29.99

– Best for STEM

Ravensburger GraviTrax Advent Calendar

To add to your GraviTrax collection, this advent calendar has 24 days of GraviTrax fun from height tiles and tracks to special curves and a spinner to create a marble run of dreams.

You also get 3 holiday-coloured marbles to race down your new track.

We love that this advent calendar is also a STEM toy, helping your child learn and develop during the festive season.

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Available from: Amazon and John Lewis

How did we choose our 10 of the Best?

When testing and selecting the advent calendars for teens 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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