Discover the coolest advent calendars for teens & older kids in the UK 2023. From tech to trends, unique surprises await.
From top left clockwise: Popcorn Kitchen 12 Days Of Popcorn, Candy Kittens 24 Days of Gourmet, Mixpixie Personalised Bubble Tea Advent Calendar, The Body Shop Advent Calendars, MixPixie TikTok Advent Calendar, EXIT The Game Advent Calendar.
The holiday season has a way of captivating the hearts of children of all ages, including those tricky-to-please older kids and teenagers. While they may have outgrown certain traditions, the excitement of counting down to Christmas never fades. That’s why we’ve embarked on a mission to discover the perfect advent calendars that cater specifically to the tastes and interests of older kids and teens.
In our 2023 guide, we’ve scoured the UK market to curate a selection of advent calendars that will keep the spirit of the season alive for this dynamic age group. From trendy beauty products and tech gadgets to gaming surprises and unique collectibles.
No more settling for ordinary advent calendars when there are options that align with their passions and personalities. So, whether they’re aspiring makeup artists, tech enthusiasts, avid gamers, or simply seeking something out of the ordinary, our selection has something special for everyone.
Join us as we explore the best advent calendars for older kids & teens in the UK for 2023 and let the countdown to a stylish and unforgettable Christmas begin!
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13 Best Advent Calendars For Teens & Older Kids 2023
EXIT The Game Advent Calendar
My (then 14yo) son and I had the most fun doing the EXIT The Game advent calendar last year and genuinely cannot wait to try this year’s design. Essentially it’s 24 days of escape room-style puzzles. Something completely different but a proper dose of daily festive fun! Cannot recommend highly enough – check out our first hand review here.
The Body Shop Advent Calendars
It’s back! The Body Shop’s ever popular advent calendar range has dropped for 2023! With three equally beautiful offerings from £59-£145 and top-to-toe eco nourishment awaiting inside, there’s something for every Body Shop fan.
Crafting Advent Calendar
Craftvent returns for Advent 2023 with another stunningly presented collection of Christmas craft kits to enjoy. Create 24 cute felt decorations for the tree, some festive, some just fun. Designed with beginners in mind.
Popcorn Advent Calendar
New for 2023, The Popcorn Kitchen’s 12 Days of Popcorn. This one has us very excited! A delicious festive treat from one of our favourite Independent Small Businesses, there’s a proper sized bag of popcorn hiding behind each window!
STEM Science Advent Calendar
24 simple science experiments to explore over the Christmas countdown. Each comes with brief instructions, explanations of the science and some extension commentary if you’d like to learn more. A fun family adventure in hands-on learning; perfect for any budding scientists. Check out our first-hand review of this calendar.
Bangle Band Advent Calendar
You can never have too many hairbands! Especially not when they are as cute as these bangle bands from By Eloise. Designed to be as elegant on the wrist as in your hair. Top up the collection with this pretty, useful advent calendar.
GraviTrax Christmas 2023 Advent Calendar
A brilliant STEM advent calendar option for any construction-loving teens. This was another winner in our household last year. Create a mini marble run over the Christmas countdown (and top up with a set under the tree!) or add some exclusive calendar pieces to any existing track.
Personalised Bubble Tea Advent Calendar
You’ll find enough ingredients and utensils inside this world first – personalised bubble tea advent calendar – to make 15 slurp-alicious brews for your Christmas countdown. Cutely presented in a series of retro sweet paper bags, it even comes with twine and pegs to create an advent display.
TikTok Advent Calendar
OK, we’ll probably get told off for trying too hard but we’re going to get grumbles regardless. So why not see if you can sneak a chuckle or two from your teen with this calendar-ful of viral Christmas TikTok videos. New QR code to scan and watch daily.
24 Days of Stationery Advent Calendar
Unashamedly cheerful, Colour Their Day’s stationery advent calendar guarantees a December of joy with its pretty array of colourful daily delights, from washi tape to notepads, pens to stickers.
Pokémon Advent Calendar
This is an officially licenced Pokémon Advent Calendar. You’re not going to find a pile of plastic paraphenalia inside. This one contains the real deal – trading cards, booster packs and more. A must for any Pokémon enthusiasts!
Nail Polish Advent Calendar
OPI’s Terribly Nice nail polish calendar is filled to the brim with the latest nail colour wishlist. Make your manicurist teen’s December with a collection that’ll keep them going all next year.
Candy Kittens Sweets Advent Calendar
It’s hard to find a teen who doesn’t love a cheeky Candy Kittens. So fill up their December with 24 excuses for a chomp on these tasty vegan treats.