Choosing an advent calendar for the teen in your life may prove more challenging than getting them to look up from their phone at dinner. Teens can be tricky to buy for, their interests change in the blink of an eye and often it’s hard to even know what they’re interested in. This list of teen Advent calendar ideas should help you find something they’ll enjoy opening during the 25 days of Christmas.
Fun Fashion Teen Advent Calendar Ideas
To truly make your teen's Christmas, consider an advent calendar that incorporates merch from their favorite universe. If fun and quirky (usually mismatched) socks are your teen's thing, a sock advent calendar should be on your list.
Toys and Collectibles Advent Calendar Ideas for Teens
Fan merchandise isn't just for clothing, your teen likely still loves toys. They just may not call them toys anymore. These Advent calendars feature collectibles your teen will love opening in the days leading up to Christmas.
Beauty and Makeup Advent Calendars for Teens
If your teen spends their free time watching YouTube makeup tutorials, consider a fun makeup or beauty-themed advent calendar.
Best Candy and Chocolate Advent Calendars 2019
Teens with a sweet-tooth will love these tasty advent calendars.
Nostalgic Advent Calendars
Does your teen have a soft-heart and a love of tradition? One of these classic, nostalgic Advent calendars can be used for years to come and be handed down to the next generation.
Check out my post with 100+ Christmas gift ideas for teens if you’re still shopping!
DIY Advent Calendar Ideas for Teens
If you’re more of a DIY person and prefer to add a personal touch to your gift-giving, a handmade advent calendar for the teen in your life may be just the ticket. A DIY doesn’t have to be difficult.
A simple DIY advent calendar idea would be to combine 24 of your teen’s favorite things into numbered cloth bags. Add 24 smaller items like a package of jerky, some lip balm, and a favorite movie theater candy to the collection for an advent calendar customized to your teen’s specific interests.
Another idea that you can incorporate with teens and tweens is a Giving Back Advent Calendar. Create your own bucket list of random acts of kindness. You can choose to perform RAKs for people in your family or community. Doing one good deed each day truly encompasses the spirit of Christmas. Consider one of the random acts of kindness that includes lunch at your teen’s favorite restaurant for some one-on-one quality time during the busy Christmas season. The memories will live on beyond the holiday season.
Choosing an advent calendar for your teen can be difficult; you just never know what is going to resonate with them. When all is said and done, maybe not this year or even next year, the teen in your life will come to appreciate all the ways you worked to make the holiday season magical.