The festive holiday season is all about surprises and spreading smiles, and one tradition that has captured the hearts of many families is the Advent calendar.
You might think these are just for little ones, but guess what? There are some seriously cool Advent calendars for tweens and teens.
Check out these unique gift ideas that are sure to bring excitement and holiday cheer to your household.
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Advent Calendars for Tweens
1. Science Experiments
For tweens and teens who love science, these science tricks stem from the fields of physics, illusions, robotics, and chemistry.
2. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Rock Collection
Interested in geology? Open a panel to reveal a special rock, mineral, fossil, or gemstone!
3. Marvel Funko Pop
Open the tiny doors to reveal some of your favorite Marvel characters dressed in their holiday finest.
If Marvel isn’t your thing, but you love Funko Pop figures, check out more Funko Pop Advent calendars, like Disney, Nightmare Before Christmas, and Pokemon.
4. Family Games
Make family game night a tradition in December with these blast-from-the-past games. Includes card games, dice games, physically active games, and brain teasers.
5. Mochi Squishy Toys
Tweens and teens love squishy toys. This advent calendar includes 2 toys for each day.
6. Around The World
“Visit” 24 countries and learn a bit about each place. Includes items to create a craft from each country, a passport, and a stamp.
7. Lego City
Each day, add a new LEGO minifigure to the foldable playmat and create your own winter holiday scene.
For more options, check out these versions of Lego Advent calendars.
8. Arts and Crafts
Create your own seasonal decorations and ornaments using the craft items provided in this arts and crafts Advent calendar.
9. Magic Tricks
Receive a new magic trick every day and amaze your friends and family with this enchanting magic trick Advent calendar. Includes step-by-step directions and a video guide to help to learn each trick.
Reveal 30 pieces, including 6 mystery figures, and build 6 exclusive Roblox figures. Get redeemable codes to unlock exclusive virtual items on Roblox.com.
11. Super Mario
Includes 24 popular Super Mario characters and accessories, featuring first releases of a special Santa Mario, Snowman Mario, Snowman Luigi, and more!
12. Brain Teaser Puzzles
Challenge your mind with a set of 12 metal wire puzzles and 12 wooden interlocking puzzles. These brain teasers offer a wide range of difficulty levels to keep you entertained and engaged.
Advent Calendars for Teens
13. Taylor Swift
Choose from 6 different Taylor Swift Advent calendars. You’ll find keychains, earrings, bracelets, ornaments, keychains, and combo sets, ensuring there’s something special for every Swiftie.
14. W7 Beauty Blast
This cosmetic advent calendar features a wide variety of best-selling cruelty-free W7 products in several sizes!
Featuring a range of smaller, mini items to full-size products wrapped in tissue paper and neatly packaged in individually numbered gift boxes.
15. DIY Bracelet Charm Kit
Enjoy the holiday spirit with this Christmas-themed charm bead set. It includes 22 unique charm beads, such as Santa Claus, Christmas trees, Santa hats, gift boxes, stockings, snowflakes, wreaths, candy canes, and more, each exquisitely crafted. Plus, you’ll receive 2 bracelet chains, perfect for creating two delightful Christmas bracelets.
16. Fishing Lures
With an array of lure types like Popper, Pencil, Minnow, Crankbait, VIB, Frog Spoon, and Shrimp Lures, this fishing advent calendar equips you with success in any fishing condition. No matter the environment, this diverse set ensures you have the perfect tool to entice your catch.
Specifically designed for trout and bass fishing, these lures promise exceptional performance. It’s the ultimate gift for anglers of all skill levels, from beginners to experienced enthusiasts.
17. Fidget Toys
Featuring a diverse selection of stress-relief fidget toys, this fidget toy advent calendar offers the perfect solution for relieving stress and anxiety. With a variety of options, you’ll find the ideal fidget toy to suit your needs, from stress balls and sensory tools to spinners and puzzles.
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18. Jigsaw Puzzle
Enjoy a gradual challenge and build anticipation as you work towards the complete picture. After 24 days, reveal a complete masterpiece of over 1000 pieces that can be taken apart and enjoyed again or saved for the next year.
19. Bath and Body
Bring a touch of luxury to your everyday routine. Open a new compartment each day to reveal surprise pampering products. From scented bath bombs to nourishing lotions and aromatic shower gels, this calendar adds a touch of relaxation and indulgence to your December. It’s the perfect way to treat yourself or someone you love to a month of self-care and well-being. Choose from 3 sets.
20. Chakra Crystals & Healing Stones
For tweens and teens into healing crystals, this Advent calendar includes stones and crystals to provide a gentle recharge or restore energy. Includes an ID sheet with the properties of each stone and wands to cleanse and recharge your collection.
21. Escape Room
Each door in the calendar reveals a unique room containing an exciting new riddle; solve one day’s riddle to determine which door to open the next day. The calendar comes with a decoding table, storybook, riddle cards, and a help book to ensure you never get stuck on a riddle.
Celebrate the holiday season with our Friends Advent Calendar, a daily dose of laughter and nostalgia for fans of this beloved TV show.
Each day, open a new compartment to reveal a surprise that will transport you back to Central Perk and the hilarious adventures of Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Joey, and Phoebe.
From iconic quotes to memorable moments, this calendar is a fun and heartwarming way to countdown to the holidays with your favorite group of friends.
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23. Burt’s Bees Lip Balms
Indulge your lips with our Lip Balm Advent Calendar, offering a refreshing and nourishing experience with each swipe. These lip balms are infused with festive flavors, providing a delightful treat for your senses.
Enriched with nourishing oils and beeswax, they offer moisturizing care, and their tint-free matte finish leaves your lips feeling soft and hydrated. This calendar ensures that you have a month of lip-loving surprises to enjoy.
Challenge your mind daily with our Sudoku Puzzle Advent Calendar. This unique calendar offers 8 new puzzles each day, providing a stimulating and entertaining experience for puzzle enthusiasts.
With varying difficulty levels, you can test your skills, improve your concentration, and enjoy the satisfaction of completing each puzzle. It’s a fun and engaging way to count down to the holidays while exercising your brain.
Final Thoughts on Advent Calendars for Tweens and Teens
While the days of Santa Claus and perhaps Elf on a Shelf are gone by, the magic of the Christmas season can still be found in creating family traditions and therefore shared memories. Advent calendars are just one way to do that. For one of ours, read about a favorite meal in this house.
For ideas to make your own advent calendar check out this DIY.