The 25 Best Advent Calendars for 2022

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Peppermint bark advent calendar red package on a teal background
Williams Sonoma

Advent calendars add an extra spark of fun to the Christmas countdown—and can sometimes be luxe enough to be a wow-worthy gift all on its own. But kids don't get to have all the fun—there are a ton of amazing advent calendars for adults too.

And no matter what your recipient is into—whether it's a glass of wine, a classic set of sweets, or a bit of pop-culture fun, there's a luxe advent calendar out there for them.

Whether you opt for a 12-day or full 24-day version, order right now—many of the most popular ones sell out long before December! (And don't forget to splurge on an adult advent calendar for yourself, too!)

For the Wine Connoisseur: Vinebox 24 Nights of Wine

Two black-and-white boxes with single pours of wine in them

Enjoy 24 sommelier-selected whites, reds and rosés for every day leading up to the holidays in this set, loaded with the perfect amount for a single glass to savor. Pro tip: If the price tag is a little too steep for the full 24 days, you can opt for one half box (either Holi-Day or Twas the Night) for a 12-glass experience.

For a DIY Advent Calendar Experience: West Elm

Wooden tree-shaped advent calendar, with tiny numbered houses nestled inside to hold treats
West Elm

If you want to pick and choose your advent calendar gift ideas, a fillable, reusable advent calendar lets you customize the treats to your recipient.

This generously sized wooden advent calendar gives off that cozy hygge/Scandi vibe. Each of the 25 tiny houses offers plenty of room for a family's worth of treats.

Pro tip: Some retailers have started offering "refill sets" for their luxe advent calendars so you can reuse their packaging year after year—or load a reusable calendar like this one with your own goodies for a more eco-friendly advent calendar option.

For the Best Baker: Williams-Sonoma 24 Days of Baking Cookies Advent Calendar

Red and pale blue advent calendar, with a spatula, cookie cutters and baking tools

Get all the tools they need for their Christmas cookie adventures in this clever advent calendar, which is stocked with holiday cookie cutters, a sugar sprinkler, icing tools, stencils, and more.

For the Chocolate Snob: Vosges Haut-Chocolat Calendar of Advent

Tall townhouse-shaped advent calendar filled with gourmet chocolates
Vosges Haut Chocolat

There are plenty of chocolate Advent calendars out there, but nothing quite like this. The charming vintage townhouse lights up and plays the Nutcracker's iconic "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy." Inside each window is a decadent (and exotic) treat, with unexpected flavors like matcha, rose, and rooibos tea alongside holiday classics like gingerbread, peppermint, and marzipan. Think dark chocolate peppermint candy cane gnomes, alderwood smoked salt caramel marshmallows, and chocolate bombalinas adorned with edible gold leaf.

Bonus: If you already have your own advent calendar (or saved yours from years past), you can restock with an advent calendar refill set instead.

For the Nature Lover: Walnut Surprise Advent Calendar

Brown cardboard box with gilded walnut shells tied with ribbons

Open this charming box to find 24 walnut shells, each hiding a special, fairy-like treasure—including delicate jewelry, fragrance gifts, dried flowers, and more. (No plastic is involved!) Each walnut includes a slip of paper with a sweet sentiment perfect for the holiday season.

For the Escape Room Enthusiast: Exit the Game Advent Calendar

Exit advent calendar in a box

Each day, get a new riddle that helps bring you closer to escaping from an ice cave with this cool interactive advent calendar that's perfect for puzzle fans.

For the Cocoa Connoisseur: Whittard Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar for Two

Blue advent calendar with circles of white, red, and orange on it, filled with hot chocolate

Holiday season is definitely hot cocoa season. And this hot chocolate advent calendar for adults offers gourmet flavors of the classic treat, like rocky road, sticky toffee pudding, and cookies and cream. Each day offers enough chocolate to make two cups each day—whether your recipient chooses to share it or not.

For a Total Softie: XO Marshmallow Advent Calendar

Pink and blue advent calendar with a snowglobe desig
XO Marshmallow

These aren't your standard-issue ooey-gooey sweets. XO's 24 marshmallows come in an array of different flavors, including calendar exclusives like pineapple, gingerbread, and caramel. (Just think of the s'mores and hot chocolate possibilities!)

For the Family That's Short on Space: Garnet Hill Advent Calendar

Red, blue, and green knitted hats and mittens on a garland as an advent calendar
Garnet Hill

These adorable knit hats and mittens are the perfect size for tiny treats, and it can be strung up wherever you have space, like a doorway or on the tree itself.

For the Sweet Tooth: Sugarfina 25 Tastes of Christmas


If you're looking for advent calendar ideas for someone who loves everything sweet, Sugarfina's 25 Tastes of Christmas may be just the thing. Each drawer contains four pieces of a top treat—like sprinkle cookies, dark chocolate sea salt caramels, strawberry hearts, and Santa's donuts—so there's enough to share.

For Your Office Mate: Funko The Office Advent Calendar

Small box advent calendar filled with Funko figures of the Office characters
NBC Store

Add a little character to their desk (and a few new Office mates), with this collection of 24 mini-sized characters from the classic show.

For a More Aesthetic Advent Calendar: Terrain Tea Candle Calendar

Glass and metal reusable advent calendar with windows

This gorgeous glass-and-brass advent calendar is meant to hold pretty tea candles that can be lit as each day passes. But why not stock it with anything that's beautiful enough to display: small wrapped gifts, pretty holiday ornaments, or nicely packaged candy.

For the Candle Connoisseur: Voluspa Advent Calendar

Box with gilded decorating filled with 12 luxury candles

Behind the 12 luxe drawers of this calendar are a curated collection of Voluspa's beloved candles—including holiday-perfect scents like sparkling cuvée, spiced pumpkin latte, and forbidden fig.

For the Beauty Buff: Beekman 1802 Advent Calendar

Round beauty advent calendar in silver, white, and gold, with hexagonal numbered doors and a gold hourglass in the center
Beekman 1802

This goat milk-based beauty brand is famous for their innovative advent calendars filled with face, body, and hair products. This year's interactive, time capsule-themed set will feature a generous selection of serums, creams, cleansers, and other goodies.

For the Holiday Movie Binge Watcher: Twist Stationery Christmas Advent Calendar

White cards with red print, with movie names and trivia printed on them
Twist Stationery/Etsy

Make sure you squeeze in every one of the holiday classics with this set of cards, which suggests a movie for every day of the month (and gives you a fun fact about it too).

For the Popcorn Gourmet: Joe & Seph's Popcorn Advent Calendar

Popcorn advent calendar box, with an illustration of different windows in a building
Joe and Seph's Popcorn

These gourmet popcorn calendars are a perfect pairing with the movie calendar. (Who wouldn't want to munch on brandy butter popcorn while they're watching Love Actually?) You get 19 different flavors (24 servings total), including holiday-specific flavors like gingerbread and pumpkin spice.

For the Peppermint Bark Freak: Williams-Sonoma Peppermint Bark Advent Calendar

Red advent calendar with peppermint bark

If someone you love goes through a tin (or three) of Williams-Sonoma's peppermint bark every Christmas, this calendar may help them spread the joy throughout the holiday season. Behind each window is the classic combo of white chocolate, peppermint, and dark chocolate, shaped into Santas, toy soldiers, and other seasonal designs.

For the Jewelry Maven: Astrid & Miyu Advent Calendar

Pale pink advent calendar with delicate gold jewelry
Astrid and Miyu

Astrid and Miyu's jewelry advent calendar sold out fast last year. But if you adore their delicate pieces (which are often made with recycled materials), you can get on the waiting list for first dibs at their 12-day or 24-day calendars loaded with fan favorites.

For the Anime Fan: Sugoi Mart 30 Days of Japan Advent Calendar

Hand taking a small toy out of a Japanese advent calendar

Cool Japanese toys, plushies, games, and snacks are squeezed into every square of this fan-favorite advent calendar—perfect for bringing a little fun to every day of the holiday season.

For the Artist: Khannah's Honey Hues Advent Calendar

Watercolor palette advent calendar with papers
Khannah’s Honey Hues/Etsy

Encourage their watercolor work with this clever artistic calendar, filled with 24 unique handmade hues of watercolor, plus prompts for how to creatively use them and a special surprise for Christmas Day.

For a Well-Groomed Guy: Mr. Porter 12 Days of Grooming Advent Calendar

Calendar with a selection of mens beauty products
Mr. Porter

Splurge on your favorite guy with this 12-day grooming calendar, featuring high-end face and body products to help him destress, smooth. and soothe. Most of the products are full-sized, so he can enjoy them into the new year.

For the Whiskey Drinker: Flaviar The Depths of Whiskey Advent Calendar

Flaviar ocean-themed whiskey advent calendar

This ocean-themed advent calendar lets them explore 24 unique premium whiskeys, from Australia, Japan, Ireland, and Scotland—and includes a unique Glencairn glass for superior sipping.

For the Tea Drinker: Palais Des Thés Advent Calendar

Green advent calendar adorned with trees
Palais des Thes

Take them on a trip around the world with this gold-trimmed calendar, loaded with a variety of teas—including exotic blends like Andalusian Garden, Egyptian Night, and Lovers Geisha Flower.

For the Insta Baker: Sweetapolita Sprinkles Advent Calendar

Pink and blue advent calendar, with santa's hand holding a jar of sprinkles

Help them make their latest bakes even more aesthetic with this collection of pretty sprinkle mixes, including both Christmas and winter-themed ones perfect for cookie decorating, plus eight everyday designs that'll dress up their treats beyond the new year.

For the French Beauty Fan: L'Occitane Advent Calendar

Red, green, and white advent calendar with French beauty products

This advent calendar unfolds to offer travel- and full-sized products from the beloved French beauty brand, including their moisturizing shea butter creams and lotions.

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