33 Advent Calendars for Teens and College Students (2023)

Bring back the magic of the holidays with these fun advent calendars for your teen or college student. Advent calendars are exciting because your teen will get a little surprise each day leading up to Christmas.

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Target has four pages of Advent Calendars, and here is their popular punch surprise box to make your own special 12 days of surprises.

Target punch box

Food Advent Calendars

1. Williams-Sonoma Christmas Popcorn Advent Calendar

This advent calendar is perfect for anyone who enjoys popcorn! For 24 days, check behind each door and get surprised by finding popping corn, seasoning, sweets, nuts, and recipes. 

2. Bonne Maman Limited Edition Advent Calendar (Amazon)

Find a new flavor of jam or honey each day with this delicious advent calendar! The flavors are usually exclusive. It contains 23 unique holiday fruit spread flavors and one honey — the perfect topping to add to toast, pancakes, and more.

3. Vahdam Teas Advent Calendar (Amazon)

If they like tea, they will love this advent calendar! It offers 24 different types of teas, all with 100% natural ingredients. Some flavors are sweet cinnamon masala chai, lemon spiced green tea, blooming rose black tea, chocolate vanilla herbal tea tisane, and so much more. 

4. Reese’s Holiday Advent Calendar (Amazon)

This advent calendar is simple and delicious, so your student can countdown this holiday season with a yummy piece of Reese’s chocolate daily! Low Stock alert.

5. Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark Advent Calendar (Williams Sonoma)

What could be better than this? Peppermint bark in four festive shapes, this charming advent calendar is a delicious way to count down to Christmas. Twenty-four doors reveal a snowman, toy soldier, Christmas tree, or Santa. Each crunchy treat is rich semisweet chocolate and creamy white chocolate with crushed peppermint candy. Fun for kids of all ages, the calendar makes a great holiday gift.

6. Hershey Milk Chocolate Kisses Candy Filled Advent Calendar (Amazon)

This advent calendar is an easy way to get your teen excited about the holidays, featuring 24 doors with a Hershey’s Kiss behind each door. 

7. Lindt Bear Advent Calendar (Amazon)

Lindt is fine Swiss chocolate and top-tier quality with a smooth, rich, gourmet taste. This advent calendar has foil-wrapped milk chocolate and hazelnut chocolate balls. 

Heavenly shortbread cookies made with butter, flour, sugar, and salt – that’s all.

9. Godiva Luxury Chocolate Advent Calendar (Godiva)

Godiva advent calendar

This box has a delicious assortment of premium chocolate, with cute holiday pieces such as a jolly Santa, a festive snowman, and a wintery penguin, as well as classic Godiva chocolates such as Milk Caramel Embrace, Raspberry Star, Dark Mint Medallion, and more.

10. Pukka Tea Advent Calendar 2023 (Amazon)

We love Pukka Teas and think this wonderful calendar filled with 24 flavors would be a fun treat for anyone who loves to drink different teas.

11. Keurig Advent Calendar Variety Pack (Amazon)

This festive and flavorful collection of 24 K-Cup pods for coffee lovers helps you brew holiday magic each day leading up to Christmas. This advent calendar includes all the top brands, including Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, The Original Donut Shop Coffee, McCafé, Peet’s Coffee, Caribou Coffee, Cinnabon, Newman’s Own Organics, Kahlua, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Panera Bread, and Swiss Miss.

12. Sugarfina Santa’s Candy Shop Advent Calendar (Amazon)

Candies inside: holiday presents, Heavenly Sours, Christmas Trees, Snowman Gummies, Walk of Fame Stars, and many more candies.

13. 12 Days of Hot Sauce (Uncommon Goods)

A dozen hot sauces for those who love a little heat.

Self-Care Advent Calendars 

14. The Body Shop Advent of Change Calendar (The Body Shop)

15. ChapStick 12 Days Holiday Advent Calendar (Amazon)

We love this cute idea from Chapstick — get 12 different chapsticks in both holiday and classic flavors, including Candy Cane, Vanilla Icing, Cake Batter, Sugar Cookie, Classic Strawberry, Vanilla Mint, Graham Cracker, Clover Honey, Milk Chocolate, Cotton Candy, Green Apple and Classic Original.

16. Voluspa Japonica Archive 12 Piece Candle Gift Set (Sephora)

Beautifully packaged collectible set of 12 candles with Goji Tarocco Orange, Baltic Amber, Forbidden Fig, Santal Vanille, Santiago Huckleberry, French Cade Lavender, Panjore Lychee, Kalahari Watermelon, Apple Blue Clover, Moso Bamboo, Jasmine Midnight Blooms.

17. 12 Days of Beauty Cosmetic Gift Set (Target)

This gift set includes moisturizer, dry shampoo, eye gel, probiotic drink mix, hair, skin and nail vitamin gummies and more, and the products are packaged in a box with twelve different flaps so a different travel-sized gift can be opened on each of the twelve days of Christmas.

18. Macy’s Favorite Scents 12 Days Of Scent For Her Advent Calendar (Macy’s)

Macy’s Advent Calendar, which includes 12 fragrance favorites and a bonus gift.

19. L’Occitane Classic Advent Calendar Gift Set (Amazon)

A selection of 24 most-loved skin care products from L’Occitane packaged in a beautifully designed Advent calendar.

20. Toiletry Advent Calendar for Men (Amazon)

This toiletry advent calendar has everything a guy could need regarding toiletries. Some things included are a comb, toothbrush, nail clippers, tweezers, lotion, and more.

21. Revolution 25 Days of Glam Advent Calendar (Revolution)

From lip glosses to eyeliners and must-have accessories, beauty lovers will obsess over this advent calendar. With makeup and self-care items, this will surely be a hit with your teen or college daughter.

22. 25 Days of Mani Magic (Olive and June)

The ultimate nail calendar includes a top coat, three mini long-lasting polishes, nail art stickers, nail strengthening, overnight hand treatment, and more.

23. Molton Brown Advent Calendar (Molton Brown)

This is a special, decadent splurge: 24 beloved Molton Brown icons, distinctive fragrances.

Days of Socks Advent Calendar

24. The Office 12 Days Of Socks (Men’s 6-12) (Amazon)

The Office 12 Days of Socks is an awesome gift for someone who enjoys The Office. It includes eight low-cut pairs and four crew pairs. 

25. Harry Potter Houses Men’s 12 Days of Socks (Men’s) (Amazon)

For the Harry Potter lover, get them this 12 days of socks advent gift featuring each Harry Potter house! 

26. Odd Harry Potter Socks (Amazon)

We LOVED Dobby and think these 24 Days of Harry Potter odd socks are just about perfect.

Other Fun and Unique Advent Calendars

27. Exit Advent Calendar (Amazon)

28. Jigsaw Puzzle Advent Calendar (Amazon)

This advent calendar aims to finish part of the puzzle each day, a fun project for your teen over winter break! Your teen will get 24 clues in 24 days to solve this game.

29. 12 Days of Christmas Ornaments (Amazon)

This is a cool gift because your teen can add a new ornament to the Christmas tree each day for twelve days before Christmas! These ornaments are vintage, plastic, and shatterproof. 

30. National Geographic Rocks, Minerals & Fossils Advent Calendar (Amazon)

If your student is into geology, crystals, or rocks, this is their ideal advent calendar! Some gems featured are Geode, Pyrite Blue and rose Quartz, Indigo Gabbro; Red, Black, and Green-Spotted Jasper; Agate; and Tiger’s Eye. 

31. LEGO Star Wars 2023 Advent Calendar (Amazon)

Our parents said their kids loved this one featuring Star Wars characters building toy vehicles and accessories.

32. LEGO City 2023 Advent Calendar (Amazon)

This is another fun Lego advent calendar that gets excellent reviews. It includes classic characters like Mr. and Mrs. Claus, a carol singer, an ice hockey player, an ice sculptor, and other fan-favorite mini-figures like the snowman, reindeer, puppy, and kitten figures.

33. Funko Pop! Disney: Advent Calendar – Holiday (Amazon)

Funko POPs are small figurines with exaggerated features like giant bobbleheads and oversized eyes (they are popular characters from a wide range of leading franchises).

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About Madeleine Korn

Madeleine Korn is a recent graduate from the University of California, Santa Barbara. After graduating, she worked in marketing for a cybersecurity company for a year and a half. For the past year, she has been traveling the world while volunteering in hostels. Starting this fall, she will be teaching English in Spain. To learn more, here are her social media accounts: TikTok and Instagram. She loves writing and creating videos and really enjoys working for Grown and Flown!

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