25+ Advent Calendars That Teens Will Love!

by Melanie Studer


advent calendars that teens will love

“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! I decided that this would be a fun post, and my boys and a couple of their girlfriends helped me to find advent calendars that teens will love.😀🎄 ( I am currently updating this post. Order soon because there are only a few of some of these left, and I had to delete a lot off of the list! I am looking for new ones to add, but it takes time!)

Is there an advent calendar for teenage boys that they would like?

Yes! My boys still love the velcro advent calendar that we have and when they are all around they 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. *This post may contain affiliate links. My full disclosure policy is here.

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 of fun activities -this is not your traditional Advent calendar- but a great idea!

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Advent calendars that teens will love!

AND, my friend Monica over at How2WinScholarships.com 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 of advent calendars that teens will love, take a peek at the 25+ 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 (as teens and older!), and add a character each day, and I love it! 

Nativity Fabric Advent Calendar 

Here we go with advent calendars that teens will love!

For the DIYer, here are 24 cute holiday boxes with sticker for you to put together your own version!

DIY holiday boxes Advent calendar

Have a little tree for your apartment, dorm room or bedroom? This Advent calendar has 24 tiny ornaments that you could use.

Christmas ornament calendar

Marvel movie lovers?

Marvel advent calendar -almost 30 surprises over 25 days as you count down to Christmas. And, here is a 12 Days of Marvel advent calendar.

Any jewelry lovers out there?

Bracelet advent calendar -2 bracelets and 22 charms

Have a chemist in the house?

The Crazy Scientist Advent Calendar – 24 Cool Science Experiments

Does your teen love Harry Potter? This is a great advent calendar… And, here is a fun HP Advent calendar from Etsy -great items for the 24 days!

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

Want a do-it-yourself version?

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

Here’s another brain teaser advent calendar…

24 Brain Teaser Puzzles Wire and Plastic Puzzle Advent Calendar


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

Advent Calendar with 24 Scented Squishies Keychains

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

Know anyone who loves Fortnite?

Funko Advent Calendar: Fortnite

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

Mindmade The Advent Calendar for Crossword Lovers

Here are some advent calendars that teens will love that I do not have images for, but they are worth mentioning here!

Badvent calendar -Krampus Christmas (24 naughty characters to find),

Hot Chocolate Advent calendar

12 Days of Potato Chips Advent Calendar

Christmas Activities Advent Calendar (re-usable)

24 Holiday Chocolates -these are so intricate!

Here’s a different one –Advent Calendar with Incense

And, here is a 12 Days of Star Wars countdown.

Advent calendar with hot sauces

 12 Days of Noodles Mandarin Style Advent Calendar

So many Lego advent calendars!

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

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Advent calendars that teens will love!

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  1. Oh, I love this unique idea! So many Great ideas for teens…

    • Thank you! It was a favorite post last year starting about this time of year! Teens still like to be silly, and this is such a fun tradition!

  2. I have a teenager and I love that you included some great ideas for them. Thank you

  3. Okay, I’m going to seriously have to up my advent calendar game! My grandkids are getting older so the one they have is probably a little young now. There are some great ideas here!

    • There are such fun ones available now! Have fun on your search!


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