Inside: 47 Advent Calendar Ideas for Teens.
Choosing an advent calendar for the teen in your life may prove more challenging than getting them to look up from their phone at dinner. Teens can be tricky to buy for, their interests change in the blink of an eye and often it’s hard to even know what they’re interested in.
Not to mention, 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.
This list of teen Advent calendar ideas for teens should help you find something they’ll enjoy opening during the 25 days of Christmas.
What Is an Advent Calendar?
An Advent calendar helps countdown the days until Christmas, usually with a small item or devotional phrase that is revealed on each day. Traditional calendars are rectangular cards or boxes you can hang on the wall or sit on a table with small sealed doors or windows meant to be opened in order on each day of Advent. Depending on the type of calendar, you might find holiday sweets, Bible verses or devotions, small toys or gifts, or other surprises behind each window.
The modern version of the Advent calendar originated in the 1800s, evolving out of German Lutherans’ practice of making chalk marks on a wall or lighting a candle to tally up the days until Christmas. Since then, Advent calendars have become a common and popular holiday tradition. Today you can find everything from traditional religious calendars to ones with Santa or festive winter imagery, versions shaped like Christmas trees, sports or hobby-themed varieties, or even calendars featuring TV shows or cartoon characters.
When Do You Start the Advent Calendar?
Traditionally Advent begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas, referred to as Advent Sunday (or the First Sunday of Advent). This means that depending on the year Advent could start any day between November 27 and December 3. Advent calendars that are custom made for a specific year may start on Advent Sunday in order to directly correspond to the liturgical calendar.
However, most common Advent calendars just start on December 1 and run through December 24 (or sometimes the 25th). This makes it convenient to start your calendar at the beginning of the month and count down the 24 (or 25) days until Christmas. It also means that if you choose to get a reusable Advent calendar, you can refill it with new goodies and fun surprises every holiday season!
Advent Calendar Ideas for Teens
These fun advent calendar ideas are perfect for your teen.
1. Hanging Christmas Bags Advent Idea
2. Neutral Colored Cloth Bags on Mantel
3. Printable Advent Calendar of Houses
4. Black Paper Bags with Stars
5. Small Felted Stockings Advent Calendar Idea
6. Advent Countdown Hanging from Door
7. Envelopes Filled for Advent Calendar
8. Simple Paper Bag Countdown
9. Paper Christmas Tree Advent Idea
10. Candy Cane Decorated Containers
Advent Calendar for Teenage Girl
11. Colorful DIY Advent Calendar
12. Hanging Gifts from Branch
13. Colorful Envelopes Advent Calendar
14. Bright Pink Gift Advent Countdown
15. Drawn Houses on Colorful Paper Countdown
16. Colorful Tree Forest Countdown
Advent Calendar Gift Ideas for Teenage Girl
If you don’t go with a specific themed advent calendar, here are a few filler ideas that are perfect for teenage girls.
18. Gift Cards
19. Make Up Goodies
20. Nail Polish
21. Hair Clips Or Scrunchies
22. Fuzzy Socks
Teen Boy Advent Calendar Ideas
24. Craft Paper Houses
25. Tools and Chocolate
26. Simple Canvas Bags with Numbers
27. Creative Lego Advent Calendar Idea
28. Basketball Themed Advent Calendar
29. Hanging Gifts on Stairs
Teen Advent Calendar Gift Ideas for Boys
Again, if you haven’t chosen a specific themed advent, here are a few filler ideas for teen boys.
31. Gift Cards
33. Video Game
34. Sports Accessory
35. Waterbottle or Workout Gear
Christmas Countdown Ideas for Teens
These Christmas countdown ideas are great ways to skip out on daily gifts and focus on the excitement of Christmas approaching.
36. Christmas Poppers Countdown
37. Kindness Countdown to Christmas for Teens
38. Christmas Candy Countdown Chain
39. Book or Magazine Coundown for Teens
40. Mini Stocking Coundown Idea
41. Candy Countdown Idea for Teenagers
42. Activity Countdown for Christmas
43. Personalized Wooden Tree Forrest Countdown
44. Hanging Goodie Bags
45. Simple Hanging Countdown to Christmas
46. Small Village Countdown
47. Stocking Coundown Idea
More Ideas for Teens You’ll Love
If you like these advent calendar ideas for teens then check out a few more of our favorite activities for teenagers.
- Elf On The Shelf Ideas for Teens – No matter how old we get, the elf on the shelf will always remain a magical and most memorable part of Christmas for all of us. Setting up elf on the shelf all through the Christmas month is one heck of a task. But, it will get a whole lot better and easier when you check out these hilarious elf on the shelf ideas for teens listed below. so, without any further delay let’s quickly get started.
- Teen Party Game Ideas – Speaking of having fun with teens, these fun party game ideas are perfect for any teen celebration. I love making sure I have a collection of good games for anytime my teens friends are at the house. This collection is full of great ice breakers, entertaining board games, and classic party favorites. Check them out for a full night of fun.
- Business Ideas for Teens – So the holidays are coming up and your teen may be wanting to get gifts for their friends and family. Encourage them to try a hand at their own business. These ideas are great for young teens without a license to even older ones that are looking to make a little extra cash… You can add snow shoveling to that list too if you’re planning on having a white Christmas season.