Toy Advent Calendars are becoming very popular. Many parents prefer them to chocolate ones. The anticipation of a daily surprise can help kids cope with their excitement in the run-up to the big day. Here’s our pick for 2018. All links go to Amazon [Disclosure].
LEGO City Advent Calendars
Great Advent calendar for LEGO City fans. Comes with 24 gifts. See our blog post on New LEGO sets.
Another 24 surprises in this calendar. The LEGO Friends advent calendar is sure to delight.
LEGO Star Wars Toy Advent Calendars
LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar. Also contains 24 LEGO Star Wars gifts. Great calendar for LEGO fans.
Peppa Pig Toy Advent Calendars
Perfect for fans of the cutest pig around. A non-chocolate advent calendar with a toy behind each of the 24 doors. Suitable for ages 3+.
LOL Surprise Advent Calendar
From the hugely successful LOL brand. The LOL Surprise Advent Calendar has 25+ surprises. Check prices carefully before buying.
Barbie Toy Advent Calendars
Includes a Barbie, clothes and accessories. A non-chocolate advent calendar that is perfect for Barbie fans.
Crayola Christmas Advent Calendar
Contains craft projects. Great for keeping the little ones busy while they wait for Santa.
Toy Advent Calendars – Paw Patrol
The popular Paw Patrol now has a non-chocolate advent calendar. See below it features 17 figures and seven accessories. See our article about Paw Patrol.
Hot Wheels Calendar
A great Advent calendar for car fans. Includes eight Hot Wheels vehicles and 16 accessories.
Hatchimals Colleggtibles Toy Advent Calendars
Hatchimals is one of the biggest surprise toys around. So, they are perfect for a toy Advent Calendar. Furthermore, there are over 50 surprises.
Playmobil Pirate Treasure Island
Perfect for Playmobil fans. The Treasure Island scene comes with a chest and rowing boat. There’s also a glowing pirate figure in this Advent Calendar.
Playmobil Christmas On The Farm
Features a farm scene with over 20 animals. Great Advent Calendar for Playmobil fans. Christmas comes to the farm! See our blog posts on the best toys for 3-4 year olds.
All-new Match Attax Advent Calendar. Contains 24 Match Attax packets.
Play Doh Toy Advent Calendars
This is a great non-chocolate calendar because it includes a pot of Play Doh for every day.
Melissa And Doug Countdown to Christmas
This is a wonderful non-chocolate Advent Calendar. It’s perfect because the whole family will enjoy it year after year.
What are Advent Calendars?
An Advent calendar is a special calendar used to count the days until Christmas. Traditionally, an advent calendar has 24 doors. There is one for each day of December before Christmas Day on 25th December. In the past, advent calendars would be paper or card. And behind each day would be a picture. Now, there is a trend for the doors of an advent calendar to reveal a gift or sweet treat.
Toy Advent Calendars
In 2018, toy advent calendars are very popular. Furthermore, they are a great way to break-up the excitement before Christmas. All the top brands and characters are starting to product Advent Calendars. Besides, Toy Advent Calendars make a very good non-chocolate alternative.
Other non-chocolate Advent Calendars
Advent Calendars are not just for children. There has been a huge surge in the popularity of make-up and beauty calendars. One of our favourite calendars of this year is the Pringles one because it’s great for sharing.
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