Kids wait for Christmas and Santa’s visit year round, so when December hits, the wait goes into an overdrive. Advent calendars come very handy during that most exciting time of the year and help kids contain their emotions with daily counting and little treats or toys. We did some research and found ten best advent calendars to choose from. The calendars we picked are for various ages, interests, and themes.
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Without further ado let’s take a look at our finds:
What is our top choice?
Buyer’s Choice Christmas Tree
The beautiful thing about this tree is that it’s made of wood and can serve as a nice tradition for years to come without any need to buy new paper calendars and throw them away every year. This tree has 24 sturdy doors and comes with little surprises behind each one of them
The design of this tree is very detailed and eye-catching – perfect for lighting up any room.
It’s time to prepare an advent calendar!
What is the best sweet advent calendar?
Madelaine Chocolate Company 8oz Pack
This paper box of chocolates might just be the favorite among kids because it comes with 24 doors that hide tasty high quality treats. The chocolate candy is solid and the calendar is built to last and survive anxious little fingers.
The calendar is shaped into a cute village Christmas toy store and features 24 numbered doors, and as long as chocolate is involved, kids will practice their counting skills and will learn some patience along the way.
Collect the presents and act out their adventures in the desert and on the ice planet
What are the best calendars with toys?
Fisher-Price Little People
This calendar is best for little kids, 1-5 years of age. They will be very happy to get Little People figures and accessories for some play time while waiting for the magic of Christmas. All the toys are Christmas themed, so expect to find Santa, rain deer, elf, snowmen, and sleds. With these cute characters there will be no need for sweet treats and kids will enjoy counting and learning shapes and colors.
Melissa & Doug Countdown to Christmas
This is another tree that will last for years and will provide your family with memorable activities. Only the tree is numbered, not the ornaments, meaning that children will be able to decorate the tree differently every year. The tree is wooden, free standing and includes the base, which serves as a perfect place to store ornaments.
Little kids will enjoy practicing their counting and fine motor skills while decorating the tree day after day all the way to Christmas. The ornaments are magnetic and easy to handle for the smallest of hands.
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Is there a good nativity advent calendar?
Kurt Adler Wooden Nativity
Nativity scene is the most perfect way to enjoy the anticipation of Christmas. This set features 24 carefully crafted magnetic figures that can be used year after year. The beautifully designed wooden advent calendar can be placed on a table and hanged on the wall and decorate the room. Every day a new figure can be placed on the night nativity scene. Children can get creative and arrange the scene in their own unique way. Finally, having their own nativity scene will help kids understand the real purpose of Christmas.
Paw Control with 24 Figures
Paw Patrol fans are really looking forward to Christmas!
This calendar doesn’t have any candy, but who needs it when you can have tons of fun playing with new toys every day? Every flap has a figure for Adventure Bay play scene and the toys are of high quality and will last for a long time. The Calendar becomes a stage for endless play long after Christmas is gone. The calendar is perfect for kids of 3 and above.
The World of Eric Carle
The calendar is written and made by Eric Carle, the author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and has a value worth passing down from generation to generation. The story featured here is the famous Christmas Story Dream Show. Kids love opening each window every day and finding new decorations for the story decoration.
The pop up calendar will be a hit for every age!
What can we recommend for craft calendar?
Crayola Christmas Countdown Activity
As many as 24 days of surprises!
This advent calendar from Crayola is a coloring project to keep kids busy with pre-holiday fun. Every door hides a different craft with holiday themes the entire family can enjoy. You will find 17 projects for coloring, finger puppets, a gingerbread house, a gift box, and a Christmas tree. Finished activities can be shared, given as gifts or kept for memories. The calendar is very versatile and will entertain a wide range of children.
Kids age 4 and above will get the most of this activity set.
PLAYMOBILE Santa’s Workshop
Every day a new surprise!
This calendar consists of little pieces that come together at the end and create a beautiful scene to be played with for a long time. If you buy this calendar year after year, kids can collect the entire big Winter Wonderland. Kids love arranging scene elements, collectables, and beautiful backdrop for Santa’s Workshop.
What calendar is geared towards girls?
Little girls love Barbie dolls even without Christmas approaching, but if you combine the two together, you definitely have a hit. This calendar comes with a doll and 23 pieces of outfits and accessories to transform her into a baker, ballerina, pet doctor, ice skater, and skier. Girls love role play and can definitely get a lot of that from this calendar all December long.