The Best Couples Advent Calendars of 2023 for a Season Filled With Joy

Start a new holiday tradition with an advent calendar for two.
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Emily Rumsey
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Emily Rumsey
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Updated Nov 06, 2023
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There's no better feeling than being in love during the holidays—think: romantic sleigh rides and ice skating dates, baking gingerbread men holding hands and cuddling under a blanket to watch your favorite Christmas movie. Here's another holiday tradition to share with your partner: couples advent calendars. Advent calendars for two are just the way to celebrate every single day together leading up to Christmas. We've searched high and low for the best advent calendars for couples that you can use whether you're on the nice or naughty list. Whether you share a sweet tooth, consider yourselves budding oenophiles or always have time for a good puzzle, relationship advent calendars will ensure you'll have some quality time together each day during the busy season.

1. Couples Sex Toy Advent Calendar

Sexy couples advent calendar with adult toys
Photo: Lovehoney

These kinky accessories definitely weren't made in Santa's workshop. This sexy advent calendar lets couples enjoy 24 days of sex toys, bondage and tease games. The star of this fun-filled adult advent calendar (which is an amazing value, BTW) is the Womanizer clitoral suction vibe. In addition to that, you'll find plenty of accessories to suit both partners of all genders. Get ready for a very merry Christmas indeed. (FYI, there's also a 12-day version with a host of different adult toys. Perhaps you need both *wink.*)

2. The Adventure Challenge Advent Calendar

The Adventure Challenge date night advent calendar for couples
Photo: The Adventure Challenge

All year long, The Adventure Challenge sells clever date night journals for couples full of fun scratch-off activities. And during the holidays, they sell a scratch-off advent calendar that includes 12 exclusive holiday-themed adventures for two. Each page has helpful icons to help you determine the cost, time required, location and supplies before the big daily reveal, and there's an adhesive square to attach pictures. The best news of all? We have a special code for 20% off the site: THEKNOT20.

3. Cozy Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar

Hot chocolate for two advent calendar for couples
Photo: Ty Mecham / Food52

If you and your S.O. like to spend winter evenings curled up on the sofa with a mug of hot chocolate and two wafer straws, you'll appreciate this advent calendar for couples. UK-based company Whittard has been crafting delicious hot beverages for over a century, so it's safe to say they know a thing or two about what makes a good cup of cocoa. This advent calendar for couples features 48 servings of 12 different hot chocolates—that's one cup each for 24 days. There are some delightfully on-theme flavors for the holidays, but we'll let you uncover those surprises for yourself. Note: The site offers US shipping for $20.

4. Scented Candle Advent Calendar

Voluspa luxury candle advent calendar for couples
Photo: Bloomingdale's

If you're on the hunt for romantic advent calendar ideas, nothing creates an intimate moment quite like candlelight. The Voluspa Advent Calendar Gift Set features 12 candles, each infused with a different iconic scent from the luxury brand. And they're all housed in embossed glass votives, so they won't just make your shared home smell divine, they'll also decorate every surface.

5. Festive Film Advent Calendar

Movie marathon advent calendar for couples
Photo: Twist Stationery / Etsy

This date night advent calendar will help a duo decide what movie to watch each December evening, so they can spend more time cuddling and less time debating if "Die Hard" is a Christmas movie. Each card in the box comes with a must-watch holiday film suggestion along with a fun fact about the title. No more awkwardly watching "The Santa Clause" after Christmas, this couple's advent calendar will help you get through all the season's best flicks.

6. Popcorn Advent Calendar

Popcorn advent calendar for couples
Photo: Neiman Marcus

Holiday movie night isn't complete without a bowl of popcorn. Each day, you and your partner will spin the "reel" and open the slot it lands on. Inside will either be a bag of popcorn kernels or a bag of popcorn seasoning to help you enjoy a salty snack. There's even a fill-in-the-blank game on the back of the advent calendar to reveal the recipe for Santa's Favorite Movie Snack by Christmas.

7. Wine Advent Calendar

In Good Taste mini wine bottle advent calendar for two
Photo: In Good Taste

Sip your way through the holiday season with In Good Taste's best-selling wine advent calendar. Couples can share a new bottle of red, white or rosé every day from Italy, France, Spain, Portugal or California. (Don't worry, they're mini bottles. It's a marathon, not a sprint.)

8. Puzzle Advent Calendar

Couples advent calendar jigsaw puzzle
Photo: Uncommon Goods

We've found the best advent calendar for couples who love game night. If that describes you and your other half, make sure you get your hands on this clever pick. There are 24 beautifully illustrated jigsaw puzzles that, together, makeup one cheerful holiday scene. What better way to unwind together every cold and snowy evening?

9. Globally Sourced Tea Advent Calendar

Tea advent calendar for two
Photo: DAVIDsTEA

This cool advent calendar for dating or married couples will take them around the world in 24 days through a selection of loose-leaf teas and infusions. The specially curated collection has flavorful blends from Sri Lanka, Nepal, Japan, Hawaii, South Africa and beyond. The best part of all? It's tea for two. Behind every window, there are two servings, so you can sip as a couple.

10. 24 Days of Baking Cookies Advent Calendar

Advent calendar for baking cookies as a couple
Photo: Williams Sonoma

My favorite holiday tradition with my partner: baking sugar cookies together. If you're looking for a sweet couples advent calendar idea, check out Williams Sonoma's baking set. Each day you'll reveal a new cookie cutter, decorating tip, spatula and more, so you'll have all the supplies needed to whip up delicious cookies on Christmas Eve. It's also a great way to start stocking your kitchen if you just moved in together.

11. Ornament Advent Calendar

Christmas tree ornament advent calendar for couples
Photo: Target

If it's your first Christmas as roommates, we're inclined to presume you don't have too much holiday decor for your shared home yet. Insert: An ornament advent calendar. Together, you can reveal a new handblown glass ornament to deck your tree with every day. From jolly Santas to gingerbread men to children's toys, your tree will be a festive sight to see.

12. Carousel Candy Advent Calendar

Sugarfina carousel-shaped advent calendar for couple with candy
Photo: Sugarfina

Have you ever seen such a pretty advent calendar? This carousel—which actually rotates and lights up—is filled with gourmet candy from Sugarfina. Each door contains four tasty pieces of candy like Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels and Strawberry Champagne Gummy Bears. It's a real treat for all the senses! (Psst, Sugarfina also has a more affordable option with just as many tasty treats.)

13. Daring Couples Advent Calendar

Advent calendar for couples with adventurous date ideas
Photo: Amazon

This romantic advent calendar for couples is designed to up the spontaneity this holiday season. Behind each door, you'll find a few suggestions for fun, romantic or adventurous activities to do together (think: baking gingerbread in funny, unconventional shapes or giving each other compliments that begin with the letter of their first name). There are also some spicier suggestions throughout the calendar.

14. Delicious Truffle Advent Calendar

Truffle advent calendar for couples
Photo: Harry & David

This deluxe chocolate advent calendar could actually be enjoyed by everyone in the family, that's how many goodies are stuffed inside. The 25 drawers reveal over 150 pieces of candy, including chocolate raspberry truffles, dark chocolate mini mints and more. Whether you're shopping for yourselves or a couple you know that has a sweet tooth, no one will be disappointed with this generous calendar.

15. Danish Gummy Advent Calendar

Wine gummy advent calendar for two
Photo: MJ Kroeger and Ty Mecham / Food52

Made in Denmark, this advent calendar for couples is filled with an unexpected treat: wine-flavored gummies. There are 13 different flavors of the chewy candy to sample together like cherry-vanilla, hibiscus-raspberry and quince-lime. Mmm! You'll reveal two packs each day so you each have your own pouch to enjoy—no sharing if they eat their pieces too quickly!

16. Dog Treat Advent Calendar

Advent calendar for couples with a dog
Photo: Neiman Marcus

This couple's Christmas advent calendar is actually for their beloved furry friend. Each day, they can give their dog handmade treats like dog truffles, bones and even macarons. The pup will definitely consider both of them their favorite human and ending that argument is a Christmas miracle.

17. DIY Couples Advent Calendar

DIY wooden advent calendar for couples
Photo: Anthropologie

Not seeing anything on this list that feels right for you and your partner? No worries, you can always take things into your own hands and go down the DIY route. Start with this stunning hand-painted, wooden advent calendar that doubles as a nice piece of festive decor every year together. It features a rustic, winter village inspired by a traditional chalet cuckoo clock design on top of 24 tiny pockets to hold treats and trinkets. Have one person take even numbers while the other takes odd to fill every box with surprise goodies for each other.

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