Advent Calendars to fit the bill with your teens and your pockets!
There are certain things that your children never seem too old for. This includes advent calendars. My children would be absolutely outraged if they didn’t receive one come the 1st of December. Gone are the days when children were excited to find a shepherd or a donkey picture behind their calendar door, so we have researched the best advent calendars out there for older children which won’t break the bank and start the Christmas countdown off in-style.
Bathbomb Advent Calendar
Countdown to Christmas with 24 soothing bubble baths. This gorgeous bath bomb calendar is from Amazon and all the bath bombs are made using natural ingredients where possible and happily they have not been tested on animals.
Adnams Beer Advent Calendar
This is one for the over 18’s. A slight twist on the traditional advent calendar, although there are still 24 different bottles and cans from the Suffolk Brewery to be enjoyed in the month of December until you reach Christmas Day. If you know a beer lover then this calendar from First 4 Hampers would provide the perfect way to get the Christmas celebrations off to a great start!
Scented Candle Advent Calendar
If your teen hasn’t got a sweet tooth then this scented candle calendar from Not On The High Street would make a great alternative. It is made-up of 24 scented candles to burn each day in the run up to Christmas. The delicious scents include – Vanilla, White Linen, Vanilla Lime, Lemon Meringue, Cinnamon Bun, Blueberry Pie, Ocean Breeze, Pink Gardenie, Mulberry, Citrus Orange, Lavender, Apple Cinnamon.
Pork Scratching Advent Calendar
Looking for a savoury take on the usual advent calendar? This gourmet pork scratching offering from Amazon should do the trick. Behind every door, you will find a mini bag of scratchings! (6 different flavours)
The Protein Ball Company advent Calendar
If you know a teen who would like a healthy option when it comes to an advent calendar then this protein ball calendar from The Protein Ball Company, is the one for them. There’s a ball behind each door, six different flavours in all (including two new vegan flavours) and a special surprise awaits them behind the Christmas Day door!
Nail Polish Advent Calendar
This nail polish calendar from Amazon is perfect for the Christmas party season! With 24 different colours and shades, you can now match your nails to every outfit you will wear over the festive season.
The Naked Marshmallow Company
This gourmet marshmallow calendar by The Naked Marshmallow Company will provide any teen with their sweet fix. There are six different, delicious flavours behind each door, plus a Belgian hot chocolate spoon with vanilla bean marshmallow to dunk on Christmas morning!
And if that’s not enough to satisfy their sweet tooth, you can add a mini marshmallow toaster set to accompany your calendar. This includes 1 x marshmallow toaster, 24 x bamboo skewers and 1 x toasting instruction guide.
Lisa Angel – 12 days of Christmas Advent Calendar
This 12 days of Christmas calendar by Lisa Angel contains: 1 silver plated necklace chain, 1 silver plated bracelet chain, 10 silver plated charms and a small pair of pliers. All hidden behind 12 doors to enable you to create gorgeous jewellery in the run-up to Christmas. The perfect alternative to chocolate.
Liquorice Advent Calendar
If chocolate isn’t your thing but you still need a sweet ‘hit’ then this liquorice offering from Not On The High Street might just hit the spot! Like the classic advent calendar, it contains 24 treats to enjoy in the month of December, but they are hidden inside four individual tubes.
Tea & Coffee Advent Calendars
If you know a teen who loves a good cuppa then these advent tea and coffee calendars from Amazon and Etsy would be a great choice. The English Tea Shop calendar contains a collection of handpicked organic tea, a different flavour for each day during advent. The coffee version from Yawn Coffee is made up of 24 coffees individually numbered with its own design.
Bean Boozled Advent Calendar
If you are not familiar with Bean Boozled from Jelly Bean you are in for a surprise! This advent calendar from Amazon contains 24 mini packs of Bean Boozled mix. The surprise is that you won’t know until you’ve eaten it whether it’s a yum or a yuck! Flavours include spoiled milk, coconut, SKUNK, liquorice, strawberry, banana smoothie or DEAD FISH. Good luck we say!
Pub Crawl Advent Calendar
This boozy calendar from Not On The High Street is made up of barrel-shaped chocolates containing a craft beer caramel filling. However, don’t be caught out by a few of the chocolates containing unsuspected shots (eg Jagermeister and Red Bull). Down the hatch!