9 affordable adult Christmas advent calendars to bring a little extra joy into your life

Why should the kids get all the fun?!

Just because we’re now fully functioning adults (well, some of the time) with proper jobs and mortgages to pay, doesn’t mean we should be exempt from the all-out fun provided by the humble advent calendar.

Whether it’s a teeny-tiny breakfast chocolate or a brand new beauty product, there is something so exciting about being able to gift yourself a small present on each day of December, leading up to Christmas Day on the 25th.

If work seems to grind to an achingly slow grunt at this time of year, with the holidays looking further and further away, popping open an advent calendar each day can bring a small moment of glee to those early morning starts or late-night finishes.

And why should the kids get to have all the fun?

The best cheap Christmas advent calendars for adults in Australia

So if you’d like to treat yourself this holiday season and bring a little bit of Christmas cheer into your life, treat yourself (or a loved one) to one of these awesome Christmas advent calendars.


Godiva Limited Edition Advent Calendar, $45 (was $75) at Godiva

If you ask us, you can’t go wrong with a classic chocolate advent calendar. And this one from heritage Belgian chocolate maker Godiva has 24 days of sweet surprises.


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Wooden Opening Advent Display, $35.99 (was $59.99) at Bed Bath N’ Table

Countdown to Christmas Day with this stunning wooden advent calendar that will go nicely with your home décor.


FRIENDS Calendar

The One With The Surprises Advent Calendar, from $42.49 at Amazon

Know a Friends super-fan? This super fun calendar packed with 25 days of surprises and over 40 keepsakes, ornaments, and booklets.


Palm Beach

Palm Beach Advent Candle Collection Set, $99.95 at Myer

Australian candle brand Palm Beach make some of the most heavenly-smelling candles. This calendar features 12 mini 50g candles, each with 12 hours of burn time.



Vinebox’s 12 Nights of Wine, $129 at Vinebox

Countdown to the start of the silly season with this chic box featuring 12 glasses of world class wines, packaged up beautifully in sealed test tubes, perfect for when you want “just the one” glass at the end of a tough day. There’s a selection of both red and wine whites.



Nespresso Advent Calendar, $60 at Nespresso

There’s no better way to make it through the holiday season than with a cup of coffee. Get it for either Original or Vertuo systems.


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The Tea Lover’s 24 Day Fabulous Feast Tea Bag Advent Calendar, $33.60 (was $48) at T2 Tea

If you’re a tea lover who just can’t do without your daily cup of tea, this calendar from delicious tea specialty store T2 is perfect!


Koko Black

The Christmas Advent Calendar, $74.90 at Koko Black

If you love the nostalgia of a chocolate-filled calendar but are looking to upgrade your taste, look no further than this number full of fancy treats.



Cadbury Advent Calendar, $7 at Woolworths

You can’t go wrong with a classic Cadbury chocolate calendar. The biggest risk with this purchase will be making sure you don’t race ahead and start eating the chocolate from days that haven’t even arrived yet! We won’t tell, if you do.


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