Advent Calendars Your Teen Will Love!

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Written By Melanie Studer

Melanie Prather Studer has spent the last thirty years as a mother and teacher- preschool through middle school. When her kids became teenagers, Melanie started keeping notes and doing research to help her children get a head start on getting into college and ultimately out into the real world. She shares real world ideas and solutions for raising teens in today’s world.

November 7, 2020

Advent calendars that teens will love has been so much fun to write. I was wanting to write a new holiday post and I realized how many fun advent calendars there are available, so here you go!

My boys still love the velcro advent calendar that we have and when they are all around still do rock, paper, scissors to put on the next figure. 

Officially, Advent is the period of four Sundays and weeks before Christmas (or sometimes from the 1st December to Christmas Day!). Advent means “coming” in Latin, This is the coming of Jesus into the world. Christians use the four Sundays and weeks of Advent to prepare and remember the real meaning of Christmas.

I like to think of it as anticipation for a special event! There are now advent calendars for having a baby, for Hannukah, and even for your dog! And, I could not help but add this Covid Advent calendar -seriously???!!

AND, my friend Monica over at has put together an advent scholarship activity! This is a fun way to get your teens motivated to apply for some of those pesky scholarships that are so helpful when paying for college!

There are so many different kinds, take a peek at the 25+ advent calendars below! Each calendar has its own theme for so many different interests… and, don’t forget to order soon since most of them are 24 day calendars starting December 1.

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This is the advent calendar that my kids grew up with, so I had to include it on this list. Even though it’s for younger kids, my boys still put it up, and add a character each day, and I love it!

Nativity Fabric Advent Calendar 

Here we go with advent calendars that teens will love!

Does your teen love Harry Potter? This is a great advent calendar…

Funko Advent Calendar: Harry Potter – 24 Vinyl Figures

Have a horse lover? 

Breyer Horses 2020 Holiday Collection

Here’s another Funko advent calendar…

Funko Advent Calendar: Dragon Ball Z Pocket Pop! – 24 Vinyl Figures

Do you have a lover of all things unicorn?

Advent Calendar 2020- 24 Unique Christmas Unicorn Gifts

Have a brainiac? A lover of puzzles?

Advent Calendar -Holiday Surprises Brain Teaser 24 pc. Puzzle

Do you know someone who loves charm bracelets?

Christmas Themed DIY Charm Bracelet Making Kit

Want a do-it-yourself version?

24 Days of Reusable Countdown Gift for DIY Fillable Burlap Bags for Holidays

What about someone who loves OPI nail polish??

OPI Holiday ’20 Nail Lacquer Mini 25 Pack Advent Calendar 

Slime anyone?

Slime Advent Calendar

Here’s another brain teaser advent calendar…

24 Brain Teaser Puzzles Wire and Plastic Puzzle Advent Calendar

Here’s one for Hannukkah

Sugarfina 8 Nights of Light Hanukkah Advent Calendar! 4 Pieces Kosher Candies Each Drawer!

 Minecraft lover?

Minecraft Advent Calendar

What about Star Wars AND chocolate?!

Star Wars The Mandalorian The Child -Milk Chocolate Christmas Advent Calendar

Have a new driver? Or someone who loves squishies and/or keychains?

Advent Calendar with 24 Scented Squishies Keychains

Another Christmas charm bracelet…

DIY Bracelets Fashion Advent Calendar Bracelets -24 charms

Love Haribo candy?

Advent Calendar -HARIBO

Know someone who loves Pokemon?

Pokemon Advent Calendar, 24 Pieces – Includes 16 Toy Character Figures & 8 Christmas Accessories – First Time Special Edition

Know someone who loves magnets?

Countdown to Christmas Fridge Magnets- Holiday Surprises

Know someone who loves baths?

Spa life “Fizzle All The Way” Bath Bomb Advent Calendar -12 days, not 24

Here’s another 12 day advent calendar for socks from The Office.

The Office 12 Days Of Socks Advent Calendar Set (Mens 6-12)

Fortnite anyone?

Funko Advent Calendar: Fortnite

Here is another DIY advent calendar -super cute wooden tree!

Nature Wooden Tree Shape Advent Calendar with 24 Storage Drawers

Know a comic book lover?

Marvel Storybook Collection Advent Calendar

Know someone who needs more ornaments for their tree?

Advent Calendar With Hanging Ornaments

Another DIY Advent calendar -this one hangs on your wall!

Countdown to Christmas Cloth Wall Hanging with 25 Pockets

My son would love this one! He collects hot sauces from all over!

The 25 Sauces of Christmas Countdown to Santa Clause

This might be my favorite one yet!

Frango Mint Chocolate Advent Calendar Adorable Elves On Each Door!

Here’s one for the guys!

Man’Stuff Festive Countdown

I have seen it all! This one is for crossword lovers!

Mindmade The Advent Calendar for Crossword Lovers

I hope that this gives you great ideas to find an advent calendar for teens that they will love!

Here are some related posts: Great Games Your Teen Will Love!, Gift Guide for Teen Guys, Gift Guide for Teen Girls, Stocking Stuffers for Teens, and Budget Friendly Ideas for the Holidays.

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I look forward to seeing you again!

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