Discover the coolest advent calendars for teens & older kids in the UK 2023.  From tech to trends, unique surprises await.

A Jolly Festive Round-Up
Best Older Kids & Teens Advent Calendars UK 2023

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 Advent Calendar 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.

EXIT The Game Advent Calendar

The Body Shop Advent Calendars

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.

The Body Shop Advent Calendars

The Make Arcade Craftvent Calendar 2023

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.

The Make Arcade Craftvent Advent Calendar

Popcorn Kitchen 12 Days of Christmas

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!

Popcorn Kitchen The 12 Days Of Popcorn

Thames & Kosmos Science Advent Calendar

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.

Thames & Kosmos Science Advent Calendar

byEloise 12 Days of Christmas Advent 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.

byEloise Bangle Band Advent Calendar

GraviTrax 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.

GraviTrax Christmas 2023 Advent Calendar

MixPixie Personalised Bubble Tea Advent Calendar

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.

Personalised Bubble Tea Advent Calendar

MixPixie TikTok Funny Video Advent Calendar

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.

TikTok Advent Calendar

Colour Their Day 24 Days Of Stationery Advent Calendar

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.

Colour Their Day Stationery Advent Calendar

Pokémon Trading Card Advent Calendar 2023 from Menkind

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!

Pokémon Trading Card Advent Calendar

OPI Classic Nail Polish Terribly Nice Advent Calendar 2023

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.

OPI Terribly Nice Nail Polish Advent Calendar

Candy Kittens Advent Calendar 2023

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.

Candy Kittens Advent Calendar

Looking for more inspiration?

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We hope we’ve found an advent calendar that will spark the interest of your young person.  Happy counting down!

Now, who else is on your advent calendar list…?!