Discover the best advent calendars for adults and kids Australia 2022.
Advent calendars have evolved significantly since they first appeared in the 19th century. Nowadays you can find many different varieties of advent calendars ranging from beauty advent calendars to alcohol advent calendars to food advent calendars to toy advent calendars and more. There are even advent calendars for dogs and cats!
We’ve done the time consuming research for you to make your Christmas advent calendar buying easier and quicker for you. We feature the best advent calendar Australia wide in each category for you in this guide and then provided links to more advent calendars in that category as well. We’ve also covered the factors to consider when choosing the best advent calendar.
Please note we will be updating the links in this guide regularly as the 2022 versions of these advent calendars come onto the market during September, October and November this year so check back regularly. The best advent calendars have a tendency to fly off the shelves and sell out fast so if you see an advent calendar you love our advice is to buy it asap to ensure you don’t miss out.
- Best Advent Calendars For Adults & Kids Australia 2022 Table
- Factors To Consider When Choosing the Best Advent Calendar
- Best Advent Calendars For Adults Australia
- Best Kids Advent Calendars Australia
- Food Advent Calendars Australia
- Dog Advent Calendars Australia
- Cat Advent Calendars Australia
- DIY Advent Calendars
- Reverse Advent Calendars
Best Advent Calendars For Adults & Kids Australia 2022 Table
Factors To Consider When Choosing the Best Advent Calendar
Firstly consider the age of the intended recipient of the advent calendar. What are the best age appropriate categories of advent calendar for them?
Secondly consider the interests and lifestyle of the intended recipient of the advent calendar. Would they most appreciate a beauty advent calendar, an alcohol advent calendar, a LEGO advent calendar or some other type of advent calendar?
The more you know about your intended advent calendar gift recipient the better your choice for them will be. If you think they’ll enjoy an alcohol advent calendar the best, is their preferred choice of drink gin, whisky, beer or spirits? If you think they’d love a food advent calendar the best, do they prefer sweet or savoury foods?
Finally don’t forget to also consider your budget. Every category of advent calendar has a range of different priced options for you to choose from.
Best Advent Calendars For Adults Australia
Beauty Advent Calendars Australia
Beauty lovers rejoice as there are more beauty advent calendars than any other type of advent calendar. So no matter whether you are looking for a makeup beauty calendar, a skincare beauty calendar, a men’s beauty calendar or even a fragranced candle advent calendar there’s a beauty advent calendar to suit your wants.
The best beauty advent calendar, based on the variety and quality of beauty products it contains and its value for money, is the Look Fantastic Advent Calendar. This is the beauty calendar that I buy EVERY SINGLE YEAR!
This year the Look Fantastic Advent Calendar contains over $840 worth of beauty products but only cost $199 to buy. How amazing is that for value!
Alcohol Advent Calendars Australia
Gin Advent Calendars Australia
Gin is one of the most popular alcoholic drinks of Summer making gin advent calendars Australia wide super popular. How relaxing is taking some time out each day in December in the lead up to Christmas to indulge in a refreshing gin and tonic – yes please!
This gin calendar includes 24 x 30ml premium gins predominantly from Australian gin distilleries but also from some top international gin distilleries. Flavoured, dry, barrel-aged, navy strength and other styles of gin are featured and a tasting booklet is included to tell you everything you want to know about each gin. You’ll become a gin expert in time at all! I also love that there is an option to buy this Gin Loot Calendar with 24 paired tonic waters, however beware this option does sell out fast.
There are many other gin advent calendars available in Australia too. Click HERE now to check out more gin advent calendars in our specific Gin Advent Calendar Buying Guide.
Whisky Advent Calendars Australia
If whisky is your alcoholic beverage of choice then you will be pleased to know there are quite a few top rated whisky advent calendars on the market in Australia each year.
Based on the quality and variety of whiskies, the packaging and also the price, our pick for the best whisky advent calendar Australia is the Whisky Loot Whisky Advent Calendar.
This Whisky Loot advent calendar contains 24 x 30ml premium whiskies from 10 different countries and 16 regions.
As mentioned before there are quite a few other top whisky advent calendars available in Australia too. Click HERE now to check out more whisky advent calendars in our specific Whisky Advent Calendar Buying Guide.
Beer Advent Calendar Australia
One of the most popular types of alcohol advent calendars for men especially is a beer advent calendar.
The best beer advent calendar Australia we’ve found is the Beer Cartel craft beer advent calendar. It contains numerous different styles of craft beer from 25 different Australian and New Zealand craft breweries all packed in cans to better maintain the high quality of the beers. I love how this beer advent calendar is sized to fit the whole box in the fridge so you can keep your beers cold inside the advent calendar without having to spoil the surprise and unbox them early.
Tea Advent Calendars Australia
Tea advent calendars are a wonderful type of advent calendar for adults. They provide the perfect reason to relax and take some much needed time out each day in the often hectic lead up to Christmas to sit down, unwind and sip on a delicious cup of tea.
Our pick as the three best tea advent calendars Australia wide are the T2 tea advent calendars, firstly the T2 World of Luxury Tea Advent Calendar and then the T2 tea bag advent calendar and the T2 loose leaf tea advent calendar, depending if you prefer tea bags or loose leaf tea.
All three of these T2 tea calendars come packaged in beautifully illustrated, sturdy packaging with an exquisite range of tea flavours including old favourites, new varieties and special edition festive flavours. The price is good value and we love the positive affirmations behind each day’s window.
If you want to browse through more tea advent calendar options Australia wide click HERE now to check out our comprehensive Tea Advent Calendar guide.
Best Kids Advent Calendars Australia
There are so many amazing kids advent calendars available nowadays for kids of all ages ranging from Play Doh advent calendars for toddlers to toy advent calendars and book advent calendars to mention just a few.
One of our favourite varieties of kids advent calendars is Playmobil Advent Calendars as kids will enjoy playing with them for hours, adding a piece to their set each day in the lead up to Christmas.
LEGO Advent Calendars
One of the most popular varieties of kids advent calendars is LEGO advent calendars. There are dozens of different LEGO advent calendars Australia wide including Star Wars LEGO advent calendars, Harry Potter LEGO advent calendars and LEGO City advent calendars.
My three kids are all fans of the Star Wars LEGO advent calendar sets. They play with them for hours and wake up excited each day in December in anticipation of what new Star Wars LEGO addition they will find behind their advent calendar door that day.
Food Advent Calendars Australia
There are both food advent calendars for adults and food advent calendars for kids. Each year there seems to be a bigger variety of unique and different food advent calendars such as cheese advent calendars, jam advent calendars and gourmet advent calendars in addition to chocolate advent calendars. Our favourite kids food advent calendar is the Fluffy Crunch Fairy Floss Advent Calendar. Containing 25 tubs of different flavoured fairy floss it is unique, delicious and easy to share among siblings if required. It also has an inspirational message behind each day’s door.
My personal favourite food advent calendar for adults is the Gewürzhaus Spice Advent Calendar.
Dog Advent Calendars Australia
Dogs are an important part of our families so why not include them in our Christmas celebrations and buy them a specific advent calendar for dogs Australia. Watch their tail wagging delight at receiving a little treat each morning in the lead up to Christmas.
The best dog advent calendar Australia wide is the Doggie Treats Advent Calendar with its 25 Christmas tree shaped 100% Australian chicken and turkey with cranberry flavoured treats.
Cat Advent Calendars Australia
Cat advent calendars are another popular type of pet advent calendar Australia wide. The best cat advent calendar Australia we’ve seen is the Kitty Treats Advent Calendar. This advent calendar for cats contains 25 gluten-free bite-sized 100% Australian chicken and turkey with cranberry treats that your feline friend will love.
DIY Advent Calendars
If you are creative then you may prefer to make your own advent calendar and fill it with items of your choice depending on the interests of the recipient of the advent calendar. DIY advent calendars range from simple to make ideas like the pictured toilet paper roll advent calendar to more complex to build wooden Christmas tree advent calendars with stockings, and everything in between.
Reverse Advent Calendars
Reverse advent calendars are a relatively new concept and a fabulous way to spread joy and kindness to someone in need this Christmas.
I hope this guide to the best advent calendars for kids and adults has inspired you and helped you discover the best advent calendar for yourself, your family members, friends or even your dog.
Enjoy the fun of counting down to Christmas with your chosen advent calendar.
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Ingrid is a lover of all things Christmas who has been helping make Christmas time easier and less stressful for her family and friends all her life with Christmas tips, Christmas gift suggestions, Christmas recipe inspiration and Christmas event planning.
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