The anticipation, excitement, and magic of silly season shouldn’t be reserved for just the little ones. The big kids of the household deserve to join in on the fun, too. And when it comes to the joys of counting down to December 25 – via an advent calendar, no less – finding one that is tailored to our, well, expensive taste is a must.
Advent calendars have come a long way from simple chocolate squares behind flimsy cardboard doors. Though traditional chocolate advent calendars will always hold a special place in our hearts, the abundance of options lately has our undivided attention. From beauty to fashion to alcohol and tea-filled advent calendars becoming increasingly popular, choosing an advent calendar to count down to Christmas is now a joyous activity for all ages.
So, if you’re looking for an advent calendar for the big kids of the household (or yourself), we’ve rounded up the best ones to shop this year below. Hot tip? Shop these calendars early, as they will sell out.
The best advent calendars for adults 2023
Jo Malone 2023 advent calendar, Myer
For the scent-obsessed (guilty), an advent calendar from none other than Jo Malone is arguably one of the most indulgent ways to countdown to silly season. This year, Jo Malone treats us to 25 scented surprises in a luxurious branded gift box. Plus, if you’re looking for a fun way to sample various scents from Jo Malone before committing to full-size versions, an advent calendar is a great way to do so.
The Tea Party Extravaganza luxury advent calendar, T2
Fancy an extravagant tea party with the entire family this year? T2 has you sorted with this luxurious advent calendar – filled with tea, of course. Keep your tastebuds joyous and moods high all December long with this curated selection of best-selling teas and tea accessories from T2, all packaged up in a gorgeous colourful and recyclable cardboard gift box.
Palm Beach Collection advent candle collection set, Myer
Get in the festive spirit with this 12-piece candle advent calendar from Palm Beach Collection. Behind each decorated door is a festively fragranced 50g mini candle as you count down the 12 Days of Christmas.
The Cooks Collective 22 piece cookie advent calendar, Myer
$19.98 (usually $39.95)
Are you an avid baker? Or maybe you have a baker in your life you’d love to spoil this silly season. This unique advent calendar is filled with festive-shaped cookie cutters to ensure Christmas baking is sorted. This advent calendar includes 12 cookie cutters and 10 pieces of hanging twine.
Liquor Loot 2023 whisky advent calendar, Hardtofind
For whisky enjoyers or those after something a bit different this silly season, this whisky advent calendar from Liquor Loot is our pick. Behind 24 doors you’ll find an array of delicious 30ml samples of whisky for you to indulge in.
Gin advent calendar – premium 2023 edition, Master Of Malt
This year’s countdown to Christmas is filled with juniper instead with this gin-filled advent calendar by Drinks by the Dram. Expertly curated and packed with 24 different wax-sealed samples of delicious gins, this advent calendar will be a favourite amongst gin lovers.
Penhaligons advent calendar 2023, David Jones
If luxurious home and personal fragrances is your cup of tea, then this Penhaligons advent calendar for 2023 is not one to miss. Filled with 24 days of scented surprises in a gorgeously designed ‘toy chest’ that will spark joy and imagination.