Teens and tweens are often under-represented in our Christmas traditions. It is easy to find a gift, some gift wrap, or an advent calendar for little ones, but it can be tough to find advent calendars for tweens and teens.

Luckily there are companies that are looking to plug this gap in the market. Consequently, you can find advent calendars for teens and tweens with all types of interests and pastimes. Not only that there are plenty of fun, appealing, reusable advent calendars you can fill with your own surprises.

I spent far more time than I should have, searching for fabulous teen and pre-teen advent calendar ideas, and these are my favourites. I hope there’s something here for a tween or a teen in your life.

Twinkle & Shine Advent Calendar

Behind each window of this advent calendar, there’s an illustration and some info about the holidays around the world. As a result, your teen or tween can learn about other cultures and traditions.


Fluffy Slime Kit Advent Calendar

If your teen or tween enjoys a good pot of slime, then this is the holiday advent calendar for them. It features 24 days of DIY, Fluffy, Slime making fun.


Advent Calendar Colouring Book

This is actually an advent book rather than an advent calendar and each day there is a new page to colour. Colouring pages have images such as a robin, a Christmas tree, and giant snowflakes.


24 Days Burlap Hanging Advent Calendars

Reusable burlap sack advent calendar you can fill with your own surprises.

Do you have a tween or teen who’s tastes are wide-ranging, or so particular that nobody is likely to produce an advent calendar for them? Then this might be the best option for you. Fill the bags of this reusable burlap bag advent calendar with whatever little treats your not so little one loves.

You never know, it might even be enough to get your teen out of bed in the morning.


Playmobil Advent Calendar – The Toy Shop

Playmobil Santa's Workshop advent calendar for pre-teens.

I thought this was supposed to be a list of advent calendars for teens and tweens I hear you cry. Ah, but if you know anything about our family you’ll know how the kids and adults and all of those in-between, adore Playmobil. In fact, the likelihood is that the kids won’t get a look in with this one and it’ll be mom and dad fighting over who gets which piece.

If this one floats your boat, you may want to take a look at our post dedicated to gifts for Playmobil fans.


Friends: The Official Advent Calendar: The One With The Surprises

Over 40 Friends Surprises: Uncover a new holiday surprise every day. Buttons, recipe cards, and many other holiday surprises are just some of the adorable gifts waiting in each of the 25 pockets. Surprises include buttons, tree decorations, and even a Holiday Armadillo surprise.


The Office 12 Days Of Socks Advent Calendar 

Fans of The Office and will appreciate this advent calendar. Not only do they get a fix of their favourite show, but they also end up with 12 pairs of socks to enjoy in the coming year.


Marvel Storybook Collection Advent Calendar

Behind each window of this advent calendar for teens and tweens there’s a small paperback book, individually wrapped in a paper sleeve.


Ferrero Rocher advent calendar for kids who want to feel grown up.

This decadent collection of 25 pralines brings an exclusive selection of exquisite Ferrero specialties, each individually wrapped to help count down the days until Christmas. The calendar includes Ferrero Rocher, Ferrero Manderly, Ferrero Tenderly Torroncino, Ferrero Tenderly Biancoretti, Ferrero Tenderly Dark, Ferrero Delicious, Ferrero Cappuccino, and Ferrero Tenderly Dark – A layer of fine dark chocolate covering a crunchy hazelnut, exclusively offered in the Golden Gallery Advent Calendar.


LEGO City Advent Calendar 

Build 24 different presents in this Christmas countdown Advent Calendar, including vehicles, Minifigures, and other seasonal items
With 7 LEGO City Minifigures, including Santa Claus, and a husky dog figure. Vehicles include a sleigh, snowplow tractor, and a snowmobile.

Mega Construx Pokemon Holiday Advent Calendar

​This advent calendar features Pikachu and Eevee buildable and poseable Pokémon figures. The bricks are also compatable with other Mega Construx building sets.


PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendar – Christmas Ball

Playmobil Christmas ball advent calendar for tweens.

Once all the pieces are revealed, you can enjoy a magical ball with the Royal family. The set includes a backdrop, four figures, a decorated tree, presents, table and chairs, candelabra, cat and kitten, violin, sleigh, and tons of other accessories.

We might just buy this second Playmobil advent calendar and have one each. The trouble with that being, of course, that both of us will want all 48 surprises. Do you think buying two of each would be going a little far?


Nintendo Super Mario Advent Calendar For Teens

Pop-up Super Mario advent calendar for teenagers.

Explore the Mushroom Kingdom with this Super Mario Advent calendar full of surprises. Reveal a figure or accessory each day. Then display them with the pop-up environment pieces and create your own scene. There’s a variety of popular characters and accessories included for you to expand your Super Mario World.


Bracelet Advent Calendar For Pre-Teens

This 2.6ft felt Christmas elk has 24 pockets. Inside there is a range of beads, 2 different kinds of bracelet accessories, and 2 pairs of earrings. It is a great way to encourage imaginative play. It may even inspire your children’s creativity or kick off a new hobby.


Countdown to Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar

This Christmas countdown tree ornament set includes a magnetic wooden tree, 24 magnetic ornaments, and 1 shining star for the top of the tree. In addition, a wooden ornament box is attached to help keep all the pieces together.


LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 

This LEGO Friends Advent Calendar comes with a LEGO Friends Emma, Mrs. Claus and 2 elf mini-doll figures, as well as a buildable toy penguin and a host of other cool buildable festive treats; Some models also come with fun, dynamic features.


Kurt S. Adler Battery-Operated Wooden LED Advent Calendar

Wooden advent calendar for teens

Approximately 11. 81-inches tall, this wooden advent calendar for teens can be filled with items of your choosing. Therefore, once Christmas is over you can pack it away ready for use next year.


Friends Jewellery Advent Calendar

Officially licensed, this Friends advent calendar for tweens and teens contains one T-bar charm bracelet, 15 hanging charms, 5 bag charms, and 4 pin badges.


The Advent Calendar for Couch Potatoes

This calendar works exactly like a classic advent calendar – almost. Rather than finding candy inside each window, you’ll find three different physical activities. Then, you select one of them to complete during that day.

As a result, you can improve your general health and fitness in the run-up to Christmas.


Miniature Ornaments Advent Calendar

This advent calendar for tweens has 24 cute little resin ornaments to hang on your Christmas tree. However, we also had fun putting them on charm braclets.


Technic Winter Wonderland Luxury Toiletries

This advent calendar for teens and pre-teens does not have the highest quality toiletries in the world. However, the surprises behind each door are definitely a hit with the testers in our home.


and just because I couldn’t help myself…

PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendar – Santa’s Workshop


PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendar – Christmas Post Office