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50+ Best Advent Calendars for Teens for 2022

Updated for 2022! Choosing an advent calendar for teens may prove more challenging than getting them to look up from their phones 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. I’ve collected over 50 teen advent calendars ranging from beauty supplies to candy, and even some popular trends as well.

I’m also including some Hanukkah “advent” calendar ideas for those that want to countdown the 8 days of Hanukkah (even though the 8 days of Hanukkah already often involve a gift for each day) :)

Best advent calendars for teens!

Check out my other gift posts with 100+ Christmas gift ideas for teens and stocking stuffers for teens!

Advent Calendars for Teens

50+ teen advent calendars for 2022 that help bring holiday excitement to your kids even though they’ve grown out of the little kid calendars. Included are beauty, toys, food, and candy advent calendars for teens!

Beauty and Makeup Advent Calendars for Teens

If your teen spends their free time watching YouTube and TikTok makeup tutorials, consider a fun makeup or beauty-themed advent calendar.

Fashion Teen Advent Calendar Ideas

To truly make your teen's Christmas, consider an advent calendar that they can use! If fun and quirky (usually mismatched) socks are your teen's thing, a sock advent calendar should be on your list. Or perhaps a scrunchie calendar is just the right gift!

Toys and Collectibles Advent Calendar Ideas for Teens

While teens have likely outgrown the days of "toys", these Advent calendars feature collectibles and fandom trends your teen will love opening in the days leading up to Christmas.

Food-Themed Teen Advent Calendar

Have a teen who loves to snack, here are some fun food-themed teen advent calendars for 2022.

Candy and Chocolate Advent Calendars for Teens

Teens with a sweet-tooth will love these tasty candy 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.

Hanukkah Countdown Calendars

While advent calendars have always been based on the Advent season celebrated by Christians, there have been a few brands that are working on creating holiday countdown calendars for the Hanukkah season.

DIY Advent Calendar Ideas for Teenagers

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 advent calendar 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 chips, 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 or buy a random acts of kindness advent calendar printable. 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.

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Awesome teen advent calendar ideas for 2022!

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