Advent Calendars For Adults & Kids

Unique Advent Calendars For Adults and Kids

To see the updated list of 2021 advent calendars, head to my post here!

Advent calendars are a terrific gift idea for anyone who starts counting down to Christmas three or four months early. Or maybe that describes you and you’re looking to treat yourself?

There are a wide variety of the best 2020 advent calendars. We’re no longer limited to cutesy scenes filled with terrible chocolate.

These days, you can find drinks, gourmet chocolate, toys, tea, and so much more. The countdowns range from 12 days of Christmas to the full 24 days in December.

My list of 2020 advent calendar gift ideas features options for both adults and kids. So, there’s an advent calendar for anyone on your holiday gift list!


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Best 2020 Advent Calendars for Adults:



Tea Advent Calendar

Nothing goes together like a book, cup of tea, and a cozy blanket for winter. Get your friends or family one of those three with this tea advent calendar. It features a different tea bag for each of the 24 days.





godivaGodiva Chocolate Advent Calendar

You can’t go wrong with an updated classic. Godiva chocolates are divine and I’d love to enjoy 24 of them! This 2021 advent calendar includes 24 Godiva chocolates inside a sweet, holiday scene.





Socks Advent Calendar

There are a surprising number of sock advent calendars available this year. My favorite is the Harry Potter collection, but you can also find Marvel, cats, Star Wars, and more. Most seem to be “12 Days of Socks” since 24 socks might be a bit excessive….




Bonne Maman 2020 Advent Calendar

Order early to ensure you snag this limited edition advent calendar that always sells out. The selection of jams and jellies from Bonne Maman is second to none! Each window reveals an iconic 1oz jar of their fruit spreads or honey.



Precious Moments Nativity Advent Calendar

The prize for the most adorable goes to this one! Precious Moments are beautiful collectibles for any home. Behind each door you’ll find a charming piece to slowly build the sweetest Nativity scene you’ll ever find.




Haribo Gummy Advent Calendar

Haribo gummy bears are a classic treat. This advent calendar is also a sweet alternative for those who don’t like chocolate or can’t eat it.





12 Days of Christmas Soap Advent Calendar

This gorgeous advent calendar is both a daily gift and a beautiful decoration for the holidays. A variety of seasonal scents are featured in each product. Plus, the calendar is reusable if you want to refill with your own goodies next year!



FRIENDS Advent Calendar

The perfect gift for fans of this hit TV Show! This adorable item includes keepsakes, booklets and ornaments for each of the 25 days leading up to Christmas. 







hot sauce24 Days of Hot Sauce

Your spicy friends and family are going to love trying a new flavor of hot sauce each day! There are 24 – 2oz bottles included in this unique 2020 advent calendar. 





Best 2020 Advent Calendars for Kids:


Lego Star Wars Calendar

The Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar is always a hot ticket item!! It becomes impossible to find or dramatically rises in price as the holidays approach, so get it while you can! There’s also a Harry Potter Lego calendar this year which I’m sure will be just as popular!



Hot Wheels Advent Calendar

Updated each year with new cars and accessories! This even comes with a fold out mat to zoom around with the new toys.





Funko Harry Potter Advent Calendar (currently $20 off!)

I don’t exactly understand the obsession with Funko Pop figurines, but the Harry Potter kid in your life won’t be able to resist them!




Thomas & Friends Minis Advent Calendar

This collection is perfect for little ones who love trains! This unique 2020 advent calendar for kids includes 24 mini engines that can be endlessly pushed around. 




Rubber Ducks Advent Calendar

How adorable are these?? Every day your kiddo can play with a new rubber duck! Make bathtime a lot more exciting with this 2020 advent calendar. 






What are the most unique advent calendars that you’ve seen?

If you need additional gift ideas, check out my book lover gift guide and gift guide devoted to Harry Potter fans!




  1. I just ordered that Haribo Advent Calendar. I always grew up with them, and love them, and I am the biggest fan of Haribo ever! Thanks so much for letting me know about this!

    1. This makes me so happy! I had tons of fun looking up all the different types – I’m sure a few will end up in my house too : )

  2. Have you heard of the Advent Book by Jack and Kathy Stockman? It’s an Advent calendar in book form; we’ve had it since my kids were toddlers (they are now 5 & 7) and we all look forward to reading it together as a family every year. The book is beautifully made with gorgeous illustrations for each page. Each day you read another page and get to open the door to hear more of the story and see a scene from the Christmas story. By Christmas Day you’ve opened all the doors and get to read the whole story. The wording is taken from Scripture so my kids have practically all the verses memorized from our yearly reading. It is such a treasure! It sounds like I’m a paid promoter, but really we just love this book so much 🙂;jsessionid=683C2B4F38E9E52183E402CE027567F6.p3plqscsfapp006

    1. That sounds wonderful!! I’m adding it to my Amazon list. It’d be perfect for next year when we have a kid!

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