26 Advent Calendars for Teens and College Students 

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

They are a simple and easy way for young adults to get into the holiday spirit. Here are advent calendars for just about every type of teen, and you can pick out the one that is best for your student: 

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. 

  1. McCrea’s Candies Handcrafted Caramel Advent Calendar 

This New England-based caramel advent calendar comes with 24 pieces of caramel in 12 different flavors. It is also nut-free, soy-free, and has no artificial flavors. It also has an adorable illustration on the outside, truly embodying the sweetness of the holiday season.  

  1. Vahdam Teas Advent Calendar 

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

  1. Reese’s Holiday Advent Calendar 

This advent calendar is simple and delicious, so your student can countdown this holiday season with a yummy piece of Reese’s chocolate each day! 

  1. Man Crates Jerky Advent Calendar 

Your student can try 25 festive flavors of jerky with this advent calendar. Some of the types of jerky include ghost pepper, sarsaparilla, root beer habanero, and more. 

  1. Hershey Milk Chocolate Kisses Candy Filled 2021 Advent Calendar

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. 

  1. Lindt Bear Advent Calendar 

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

  1. Godiva Luxury Chocolate Advent Calendar

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

Godiva advent calendar
  1. Bonne Maman Fruit Spread & Honey Advent Calendar by Wine Country Gift Baskets

Find a new flavor of jam or honey each day with this delicious advent calendar! The flavors are usually exclusive and some of them are Cherry with Hibiscus Flower and Peach with Jasmine.

  1. 24 Days of Hot Sauce

If you have a hot sauce enthusiast, this is an excellent gift for them! Try different types of hot sauce ranging from Thai-riffic, Hawaiian Lava Flow, Egyptian Fire Scarab, Death Valley, and more!

Self-Care Advent Calendars 

  1. 25 Days Of Beauty Advent Calendar, Created for Macy’s

This 25-day advent calendar offers tons of travel-sized beauty products including bareMinerals Loose Mineral Veil Setting Powder, Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum, Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Line Erasing Eye Cream, IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara, Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cleanser, Mario Badescu Facial Spray, and so much more. 

  1. SEPHORA COLLECTION – Holiday Vibes Advent Calendar

This Sephora advent calendar has 24 days of beauty surprises such as a charcoal nose strip, mini lip liner, mini eye pencil, colorful eyeshadow, nail polish, and many other beauty products. 

  1. Lush 12 Days of Christmas 

This box includes 11 limited edition holiday products and one all-year-round lotion. The surprises include a cinnamon roll bath bomb, candy cane reusable bubble bar, jolly shower gel, and other festive favorites from Lush. 

  1. L’Occitane Premium Advent Calendar 

This is another great self-care advent calendar. It has shea hand cream, cherry blossom shower gel, fruity lipstick in nude beige, aromacho shampoo, aromacho conditioner, and tons of other self-care products. 

  1. Bomb Cosmetics The Bomb Advent Calendar

These bath bombs are handmade, cruelty-free, and filled with essential oils. This festive calendar is ideal for teens who love bath bombs and relaxing spa days at home.

  1. Kiehl’s Limited Edition Advent Calendar

This skincare advent calendar comes with 24 travel-size cleansers, masks, moisturizers, hair care, and serums (valued at $245 but costs $99).

  1. ASOS Grooming 12 Day Holiday Calendar

This grooming advent calendar is ideal for teen or college-aged guys. Some of the haircare and skincare items in it are Barber Pro Brightening Mask, Bulldog Original Moisturizer, Gillette Fusion 5 Pro Glide Razor, Wahl Refreshed Beard Oil and Revolution Pore Cleansing Charcoal Peel.

  1. Toiletry Advent Calendar for Men

This toiletry advent calendar has everything a guy could need in terms of toiletries. Some of the things included are body lotion, shaving cream, face moisturizer, tweezers, a comb, body scrub, nail clippers, bubble bath, face wash, and much more.

12 Days of Socks Advent Calendar

  1. The Office 12 Days Of Socks (Mens 6-12) 

The Office 12 days of socks is an awesome gift for someone who is a fan of The Office. It includes eight low-cut pairs and four crew pairs. 

  1. Harry Potter Houses Men’s 12 Days of Socks (Mens) 

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

  1. NASA Space 12 Days Of Socks (Mens 8-12)

NASA’s 12 days of socks have cool NASA space designs on each pair. It is an excellent gift for someone who is fascinated by space. 

  1. Board Games Unisex 12 Days Of Socks Advent Box

This 12 days of socks gift is so fun! It includes designs of the games Monopoly, Sorry, Clue, Twister, Candy Land, Scrabble, Operation, and more!

Other Fun and Unique Advent Calendars

  1. Women’s Jewelry Advent Calendar Christmas 

This advent calendar offers 24 days of jewelry with rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. If your student loves jewelry and wants new accessories to start out 2022, this is definitely the advent calendar for them! 

  1. 12 Days of Christmas Ornaments

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

  1. National Geographic Rocks, Minerals & Fossils Advent Calendar 

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

  1. Holiday Punch Box Advent Calendar

With this advent calendar, you fill it with items your teen will like such as candy, gift cards, or other stocking stuffers, and the real fun of this box is being able to punch into it!

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Stocking Stuffers for Teens

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About Madeleine Korn

Madeleine Korn is a recent graduate from the University of California, Santa Barbara. In the 2019 to 2020 school year, she was the advertising director for The Bottom Line newspaper at UC Santa Barbara. Prior to that, she was an intern for United Airlines in both 2018 and 2019, where she was involved in projects to improve the customer experience. She loves writing and creating videos and really enjoys working for Grown and Flown!

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