Finding gifts for children can be a complex task. They have their own tastes and parents worry about whether they will like what they receive. But there’s nothing like the smiles on their faces when they unwrap a gift that makes them happy! Do you want to give them a little something to get them into the Christmas mood in advance? Surprise them with an advent calendar. Of course, we understand that it’s not always easy to choose from the multitude of boxes that exist. To help you, we have put together a short list of tips. We have also provided you with a series of boxes to favour to fill your children with joy!
The best advent calendars for teenagers
Now that you know how to choose the right box for your teenager, we offer you this short list. This is a selection of advent calendars suitable for young people to look forward to this year. Maybe you’ll find THE perfect gift or maybe it will help you get some ideas!
LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar
Star Wars is one of the most popular film series in the world. It features a fictional story set in the galaxy. The story centres on a battle between the Jedi Knights and the Dark Lords of the Sith, beings with psychic powers.
The LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar features building blocks from season 2 of The Mandalorian, including minifigures of the characters. In principle, this set is recommended for children aged 6 and over. However, let’s face it, there’s no age limit for playing with legos! And even though they are toys, they are precious collectibles for Star Wars fans.
Buy this box set for a price of 24.99 euros.
Le Chocolat des Français and Nature & Découverte
For those who love sweets, we present you with another sweet advent calendar. But it’s not just any advent calendar. It’s a giant box, the result of a collaboration between Le Chocolat des Français and Nature & Découvertes.
- delicious organic chocolates: pralines, mini-tablets, truffles… ;
- quality products entirely made in France;
- a box with illustrations of animals by Jessica Das.
Would you like to share these wonders with your teenager? This box (and all its contents, of course!) is available for the low price of 29.95 euros.
OPI Advent calendar – The Celebration
Do you have a teenager at home who loves manicures? This Christmas, OPI has the right box for her. It’s called The Celebration. The 25 compartments of the box – coloured in a beautiful bright red – contain 25 bottles of 3.75 ml each, including :
- 22 nail polishes in different shades;
- 3 nail care products.
These nail polishes are a great choice for a long-lasting manicure with unparalleled shine. This beauty advent calendar is available at a price of around 70 euros.
Advent calendar Bonbons et Gourmandises de France
Sweets and colours, that’s what the BienManger.com team has prepared for sweet lovers. Discover a multitude of sweets that can be found everywhere in France. They are delivered to you in an adorable folding and multicoloured box.
Popping candy truffles, filled candies, raspberry calissons… In short, all kinds of sweets, classic or exclusive, to be enjoyed after a meal or to quell a small craving!
The Organic Beauty Advent Calendar by NUOO
NUOO specialises in designing organic and natural cosmetics. In order to make the most straddling of their beauty routine, the brand has decided to release its brand new box for Christmas. It is the organic beauty advent calendar.
With this box, each day has a surprise in store. Your teenager will discover 24 full-size and travel-sized items. The little extra: the pretty reusable case.
A number of top brands are represented in this advent calendar. These include :
- Absolution ;
- Umaï ;
- oOlution ;
- Kusmi tea, etc.
Zero-waste face, body and hair care products, some of which are organic, that are worth 203 euros… and yet are available for only 99 euros. A very good deal!
KINDER Advent Calendar Maxi Mix
Because Advent calendars were originally about chocolate, we are introducing the KINDER Maxi Mix or KINDER Chalet. The box is shaped like a chalet, hence the name. Inside you’ll find 24 Kinder chocolates in 5 different varieties to enjoy every day.
These treats are age-appropriate: Kinder has designed them to delight young and old alike. So let your teenagers enjoy this chocolatey treat until Christmas comes!
If you are hesitating, thinking that Ferrero Kinder is certainly expensive, you should know that this advent calendar is available for 18 euros.
Advent calendar Nature & découvertes – Terrarium
Last year, Nature & Découverte designed an exclusive advent calendar for those with a green thumb. Ideal for the most creative, it contains everything you need to set up your own terrarium:
- black pebbles ;
- a jar and a clay pot;
- spruce seeds ;
- gravel, etc.
Even at a young age, your children may well have a love of nature. If so, encourage them to pursue their passion. Buy them this advent calendar when this version is released. For your information, last year’s set is priced at €39.95.
Advent calendar Harry Potter socks
We are back in the magical world of Harry Potter, but with a completely different type of box. The sock advent calendar!
At this time of year, the cold is more present than ever. Nothing better than socks with a design inspired by the HP series to warm the feet and hearts of budding wizards. In the 12 days leading up to Christmas, your teen will discover 12 pairs to add to their wardrobe. Illustrations and lines from the saga are printed on the 5 high socks and 7 low socks.
For only 39,95 euros, make your daughter or son happy!
Advent calendar Invisibobble British Royal
Short or long, there’s always a way to add style to hair. For girls who like to spiff up their hair, the Invisibobble brand offers the British Royal set. This advent calendar contains just about everything you need to create stylish and comfortable hairstyles:
- hair clips;
- ribbons ;
- scrunchies, etc.
A total of 24 hair accessories await your young teenager in the cute pink box. With these little utensils, her hair will no longer be in danger of getting marked or unravelling before the day is over. For €33.95, they are well worth it.
The H & M advent calendar for jewellery
Every year, Hennes & Mauritz offers a range of advent calendars that are sure to appeal to its fans. Make-up products and jewellery are at the centre of its creations.
For this year, H&M is planning to distribute a new special jewellery box. A total of 25 items are divided into 24 sections:
- pendants ;
- necklaces ;
- earrings ;
All of this is packaged in a beautiful red box with a touch of white and gold. The design is simple and adapted to the taste of the most coquettish. If you are looking for a gift for your daughter who loves these little shiny accessories, this box will surely satisfy her.
This product will soon be available for 16.99 euros!
ASOS Advent calendar: Face + Body
Does your teenager like to take care of their body? Then give them the ASOS Beauty Advent Calendar for Face and Body. This year, the brand is once again giving away some of its best products. In total, the beautiful gift box contains 24 beauty products worth €250. And yet, the box costs just 89 euros!
The products you will find there are used for hair and skin care as well as for make-up. As for the content, it’s a surprise!
Harry Potter Advent calendar – Magic Christmas
Harry Potter, a saga that has marked more than one generation. Indeed, even in our time, the adventures of the Hogwarts wizards continue to fascinate young and old alike. To enable fans to add to their collections, Gallimard has put together an edition of its Harry Potter advent calendar.
Your young children will love discovering each piece of the box in anticipation of Christmas:
- Christmas tree decorations;
- Hedwige key rings;
- Harry’s admission letter ;
- potions and patronus flashcards;
And to take the train to the wizarding world, there will even be a Hogwarts Express ticket! Enough to please any self-respecting Potterhead. All this for only 29,99 euros!
« My Advent Calendar » by Klara Hawkins
Have you noticed that your teenager has great potential in the field of art? Help them develop their creativity by giving them this « My Advent Calendar » box.
Like all other boxes, this one also contains 24 boxes with surprise items. For this category, your child will receive something to design his or her own accessories. Depending on his or her preferences, he or she can make jewellery, stationery, pins, etc. It is also possible to design wooden decorations to decorate the small theatre that can be built from the box itself.
This advent calendar is available for 29.95 euros.
Advent calendar: Konami Yu-Gi-Oh! CCJ card games
Yu-Gi-Oh! is a Japanese anime series. The story centres on Yugi, a young enthusiast of « Monster Duel ». It is a card game where participants summon monsters and make them evolve.
These games have become a reality and for a long time now, fans have been competing with their own card sets, their Decks. In order to take part in a match, you need to have cards with powerful monsters in your possession. Some people are even prepared to pay a high price for this!
Is your teen a duelist? Then nothing will please them more than a Yu-Gi-Oh! He or she will find super rare Kuriboh cards to collect. Of course, it’s not really a novelty, but this set has already been a hit with fans of the cult series. The price is around 23 euros.
Escape Hunt Advent Calendar
Not everyone is happy with toys and accessories. Some teenagers prefer to spend their time solving puzzles. If this is the case with your children, give them the Escape Hunt advent calendar. You can buy it for the low price of 19.90 euros, including tax.
This is a 2-in-1 box: it has 24 boxes containing 24 milk chocolates and 24 QR codes. The QR codes give access to online games and mysteries to solve in order to prepare for the Christmas holidays. Orders close on 25 November, so don’t be late!
TiDudi Advent Calendar Escape Game for Teens
Looking for another puzzle-solving box, perhaps? Well, if you’re interested, TiDudi has created an Escape Game Advent Calendar for teenagers. It’s especially suitable for those who are passionate about magic and have a thirst for adventure!
Indeed, the person who put together this clever box set happens to be a Potterhead. She invites young people to immerse themselves in a world of fantasy and join the ‘Order of the Vallastis Guardians’. The mission: to protect the barrier that prevents two worlds (magical and non-magical) from coming into contact.
Each day there are 24 riddles to solve and 24 treasures to discover. However, these are not included in the box, so you will have to plan your own surprises to give to your teenager after each mystery is solved.
The box and the printable PDF file are sold at 15 euros.
Why buy an advent calendar for teenagers?
At this time of year, anyone would surely appreciate a gift. And what could be better than a box filled with goodies, treats or accessories that suit our tastes? This is the spirit in which the various advent calendars have been created. They are available in an infinite number of versions so that everyone receives their own set of gifts.
When the year ends, despite the festive atmosphere, we often find ourselves subject to a lot of stress. And conflicts break out quite easily when you have young people at home. If this is the case for you, now is the time to reconcile with your teenager. And to do this, there’s nothing like giving him an original advent calendar!
Of course, there is no need for snags to give gifts. After spending most of their time at school, studying, your children deserve a little reward too. And if you’re struggling to find the perfect present, well, now you know what to get them.
And if you can buy a box for your son or daughter, there’s nothing to stop you enjoying it with them. Any occasion is a good opportunity to strengthen family ties. And in this way, you too can recall the best memories of your youth!
How to make sure you choose the right box for young people?
Whatever the context that encouraged you to buy an advent calendar for teenagers, it is above all a question of making them happy. Therefore, it is out of the question to offer them just any box. Discover our advice on how to choose the right gift!
Refer to your adolescent’s age
There are countless advent calendars. Everyone is served: from the youngest to the oldest! However, this means that you need to be extra careful. You should not run the risk of giving your teenager a gift that is made for toddlers. Young people generally don’t like to be treated like babies! So make sure that it is not an advent calendar for children aged 3 to 6, for example.
On the other hand, products specifically created for adults are also to be prohibited. We’re talking about advent calendars reserved for an informed public, such as alcohol boxes (whisky, rum, beer…) or naughty boxes. Don’t hesitate to read the descriptions or ask the seller before taking a box home.
Finally, there are some items that are suitable for all age groups. However, this does not mean that you do not have to examine the content carefully to see if it is really appropriate. Let’s take beauty advent calendars as an example. Some cosmetic products may not be suitable for a teenage girl’s skin.
Consider their preferences
Before you decide on a calendar, make sure that the content is in line with her taste. Ask yourself the following questions to help you do this:
- What kind of activities does your teenager do most?
- What topics of conversation are of most interest to him or her?
- What are their favourite films, cartoons or series?
The answers to these questions vary enormously from one young person to another. Here, the criterion « boy or girl? » may or may not have a place, depending on individual tastes. In any case, you also have the option of buying mixed products such as creative boxes.
Pay attention to the packaging
As they say, the first impression is always the best. If you want to make the biggest impact on your teenager when they receive their gift, you need to make sure the packaging is right. A sturdy, ergonomic cardboard box with harmonious colours and patterns… Choosing a box that displays your teen’s favourite colour(s) is a great way to go.
Of course, the cover is not everything. You should always remember that the content is just as important!
Check the price of the box
Finally, remember to always check the price of the advent calendar you are about to buy. Does it match the value of the content? More importantly, does it fit your budget? Above all, don’t rush and take the time to compare prices. This advice applies both when buying online and when browsing physical shops.
An alternative to buying: design your own box!
Can’t find the perfect advent calendar for your teenager? Is the one you were planning to give him/her out of stock or overpriced? None of these reasons should stop you from giving your teenager a treat. You still have enough time to make the gift yourself.
Yes, it is possible to make a personalised advent calendar. You can find inspiration for this in the many DIY products available on the internet.
The advantages? You can choose the contents of the box yourself. But you also get to enjoy the fun and excitement of designing the box and the individual boxes. The style, colours, materials and size of the box depend on your creativity and your budget!