Alternative advent calendar ideas for adults

Alternative advent calendar ideas for adults

It is nearly my favourite time of year, I love December and the countdown to Christmas. I get to watch loads of Christmas movies, snuggle under a duvet on the sofa and the best bit is opening my advent calender every day to see what treat I am getting.

Why do we have advent calendars?

Advent means “arrival or coming” in Latin so its for when Santa is coming, well that’s what I used to use it to countdown to but now I am a little older I just like the treat you can get in advent calendars. Its actually more to do with the Christians celebrating the arrival of Jesus.

In Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden there is also a tradition of having a so-called Julekalender (Swedish: Julkalender, Finnish: Joulukalenteri, Icelandic: Jóladagatal; the local word for a Yule – or Christmas – calendar, even though it actually is an Advent calendar) in the form of a television or radio show, starting on December 1 and ending on Christmas Eve (December 24) (source : Wikipedia)

Advent calendars are not just for kids, adults can also join in the fun. Here is my list of some of the best adult advent calendars currently on the market.

Chocolate advent calendars

I used to always have a diary milk chocolate advent calendar but now there are so many different choices here are my countdown to some cool alternative advent calendar ideas.

Something a little different

Beauty product advent calendars

If you are a fan of make up or nail polishes these are amazing you will be getting spoilt every day of December and at the end of the advent calendar you will have new make up in time for New Years Eve.

Drink advent calendar

I want all of these what a cool idea and definitely makes the advent calendar more adult friendly.

Make your own advent calendar

These are great you buy one and it will last for years to come and the best bit is you can fill it will all of your favourite things. I remember doing this one year with the girls I lived with we all contributed to the sweets and it was great to have a different sweetie everyday.

They even have pet advent calendars

I love this idea now I just need to get a pet, although a dog is not just for Christmas. I would love to have a pet doggy but with travelling would be unfair on the little fella.

Which advent calendar are you getting?

Adult advent calendar ideas

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