The Best Christmas Advent Calendars for the Family 2023

    Here’s our round-up of the best advent calendars for some festive fun this Christmas. Be it for dad, mum, the kids or for your furry friends, you’re sure to find a good one. There are even Hong Kong themed calendars.

    Hong Kong-Themed Advent Calendars

    Lion Rock Press Advent Calendar

    This reusable Hong Kong-themed wooden advent calendar by Lion Rock Press is a delight!  Simply fill each box with your own treat, making it suitable for anyone in the family. Pre-order is currently available at $650 and there is also the option to personalise the advent calendar.

    How much: $700
    Where to buy: Lion Rock Press

    Hong Kong-Themed Paper Advent Calendar

    Lion Rock Press paper Hong Kong Advent Calendar

    Another delightful creation from Lion Rock Press, this paper advent calendar – launched on 10 October, 2023 – features humorous takes on beloved local icons behind each or the 24 doors. 

    How much: $100 with $20 from the sale of each calendar donated to local Hong Kong charity Mind HK

    Where to buy: Lion Rock Press 


    Fill Your Own Advent Calendars

    Wooden Bead Advent Calendar

    These sustainable, re-usable advent calendars add an understated festive element to any home. Simply fill each numbered linen bag with your favourite goodies. Available with black, gold, silver or red numbers.

    How much: $400
    Where to buy: Mint Hong Kong 

    Paper Mache Houses

    Zara paper mache advent calendar

    This fill your own advent is made up of cute little paper mache houses, each with a number, that can be filled with special treats to help count down the days to Christmas. 

    How much: $449
    Where to buy: Zara Home


    VINTERFINT Calendar 


    Build your own village and fill each house with your own special advent gift with this cardboard calendar from IKEA. Suitable for adults and children. 

    How much: $180
    Where to buy: IKEA

    Advent Calendars for Children

    Elf on the Shelf Sweet Spinners Advent Calendar

    Advent Calendar Elf on the Shelf

    Get ready for an exciting countdown to Christmas with the Elf on the Shelf Sweet Spinners Advent Calendar! This delightful calendar combines the magic of The Elf on the Shelf and Elf Pets with a sugar-spun twist, bringing you an array of playable mini figures and sweet rides straight from Santa’s enchanting North Pole. Unveil six charming cars and vehicles inspired by delectable treats, along with nine adorable Scout Elf and Elf Pets mini figures that add a touch of whimsy to your holiday festivities. Additionally, you’ll find five vibrant and colorful trees, two plastic traffic cones to create playful scenes, a “Ready, Set, Go” sign to kickstart the fun, and a coveted winner’s trophy to celebrate the ultimate victory.

    How much: $499
    Where to buy: Petit Bazaar

    Meri Meri Hair Accessories Advent Calendar

    Advent calendar 2023 Meri Meri Hair accessories

    This cute little ‘suitcase’ advent calendar is filled with irresistible, sparkly hair ties and slides that your little princess will love. Open the case to reveal the numbered trays, inside which is a daily dose of hair happiness. The case makes the perfect storage container for the hair accessories after.

    How much: $560
    Where to buy: Bookazine 

    Polly Pocket Advent Calendar
    Advent Calendar 2023 Polly Pocket

    Suitable for children age 4+, this Polly Pocket Advent Calendar is a winter wonderland house playset featuring four floors of fun and eight rooms for storytelling play. With each passing day, the anticipation builds as kids discover and collect 25 different accessories, including micro Polly and Shani dolls. Certain accessory pieces can be plugged into different areas of the house, allowing children to customise and create their own unique play scenarios. 

    How much: $329.90
    Where to buy: Toys Club

    For Teens


    Sephora The Future is Yours Advent Calendar

    Advent calendars 2023 Sephora The Future is Yours

    Behind each door of this limited edition calendar from Sephora is surprise beauty product, including makeup, skincare and bath accessories.

    How much: $530
    Where to Buy: Sephora

    For Her

    The Ritual of Advent

    Rituals advent calendar 2023

    Inside the twinkling houses of this 3D village advent calendar are 24 magical moments waiting to be discovered. There are fragrance sticks, body creams, hand mask and cream, hair recover mask and a number of other best selling Ritual beauty products. 

    How much: $1,100
    Where to Buy: At Rituals Hong Kong stores


    Premium Wine Mini Advent Calendar

    WM Wine Advent calendar 2023

    Experience a spirited countdown to Christmas with the 2023 (WM) Wine Mini Advent Calendar. Designed specifically for wine connoisseurs, this calendar offers 24 mini wines that will make your holiday season extra special. Unveil a new and captivating wine behind each door, presented in convenient 100ml tasting formats. From crisp whites to bold reds, from light-bodied to robust, and from Riesling to Cabernet Sauvignon, this calendar boasts a diverse selection that caters to every wine-loving heart. 

    How much: $1,090
    Where to buy: Available at Wine Moments


    Teapigs Christmas Advent Calendar

    teapigs christmas advent calendar

    Get ready to brew up a storm this December with Teapig’s advent calendar. With 23 different tea blends, from teas to calm you down after a tiring day putting up the tree to ones that will give you that boost of energy you need to get those last few presents, the build-up to Christmas will be tea-rific! Flavours include gingerbread, spiced pear and even mulled wine in tea form.

    How much: $380 HKD with free delivery
    Where to buy: Available from Teapigs’ website. 


    For Him

    Whisky Explorers Edition

    This Explorer’s Edition of Drinks by the Dram’s Whisky Advent Calendar features 24 different whiskies, each housed in a wax-sealed 30ml sample bottle. Get ready to add a plethora of new whiskies to your repertoire, with new finds and old favourites from a variety of incredible producers.

    How much: $965
    Where to buy: Available at Master of Malt


    For Pets

    advent calender for dogs

    Baking Bark

    This fun and tasty treat is a great way to show your fur baby how much you love them!⁠ Behind each window is a delicious, human grade treat which will be freshly baked and sent out at the end of November in time for the December festivities. Only 100 available!

    How much: $400
    Where to buy: Available at Baking Bark

    Main photo courtesy of Shutterstock; photos 1-3 courtesy of Shutterstock, photo 4 courtesy of Master of Malt, photo 4 courtesy of Baking Bark.

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    Roopal Popat
    Roopal Popat is a content writer, editor, and copywriter with a focus on all aspects of health, parenting, education, families, and lifestyle. She also edits in the global real estate and finance sectors. Roopal holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and American Studies. Her career spans across Project Management, Business Analysis, Finance recruitment and Training and Development, having worked in the UK, New York, and Hong Kong. Born in the UK, and bought up in Tanzania, Roopal enjoys traveling and spending time with her 2 children and husband.

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