The advent calendar market seems to be growing in to something MASSIVE. Whatever happened to the good old milkybar advent calendars for 99p hey? I guess times are changing!!!
Every December I end up wandering round my local B&M trying to locate a suitable advent calendar for George, whilst shouting at myself in my mind “not again, Carla you need to get more organised” whilst the mum guilt eats away at me, so this year I have decided to do some advent calender research to find THE best advent calenders for kids this Christmas.
So here are (in my opinion) THE BEST advent calendars for kids this Christmas;
Playmobil 9264 Advent Calendar ‘Santa’s Workshop’ with Electronic Lantern
The Playmobil Santa’s Workshop Advent Calendar has 24 boxes to count down to Christmas. As each box is opened it creates a wonderful scene, with father Christmas and his elves helping load the sleigh with toys, pulled by his trusty reindeer. The elves have their hands full to complete the many toys. Even late at night, in the workshop, in the light of the lantern, the presents are wrapped. Now Christmas can come!
Hatchimals Colleggtibles Advent Calendar
Introducing the Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Advent Calendar! With 50+ surprises hidden behind 24 tiny doors, there’s something new to discover each day — including exclusive characters! Open your advent calendar and you’ll find a winter scene with pop-up snowmen, festive trees and more! Find exclusive characters and nests, accessories and more as you open up a door a day! With each new accessory or character, you can build up your 3D Christmas scene. And for the first time ever, these festive Hatchimals come with attachable accessories! Put a bow on your new friend or peg a character to a toboggan for winter wonderland fun! On the last day, you get to hatch a Hatchimals CollEGGtibles! This Christmas-themed egg features a blue ombre shell with a purple snowflake! Rub the snowflake until it turns pink, then gently press down to crack the shell and meet your new friend! You can even use the exclusive sparkly snow nests to keep your Hatchimals cosy! Have the hatchiest Christmas yet with the Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Advent Calendar!
Peppa Pig Advent Calendar
Countdown to Christmas with Peppa Pig! Behind each door of the Peppa Pig advent calendar is a surprise toy! There are 24 pieces to collect in total including Peppa, George and their friends, and even Santa! There’s also a host of Christmas accessories, including a Christmas Tree! For ages 3 years and over. Styles may vary
PAW PATROL Advent Calendar 2018
The Advent Calendar dedicated to Paw Patrol heroes! elements to assemble to make the experience more interactive! Many minifigures, including the 6 main characters in winter clothes! For children aged 3 years and above.
Playmobil Advent Calendar, Royal Ice Skating Trip with a Children’s Bracelet
The Playmobil Royal Ice Skating Trip Advent Calendar is the perfect way to count down to Christmas. The magical scene is set for the King and queen to enjoy ice skating in the forest. Many of the forest animals have come out to see the royal couple glide across the pond, whilst the snowman keeps up his cheery smile. The Princess is getting ready for a thrilling sled ride. Includes three Playmobil figures, diorama, animals and lots of accessories including wearable bracelet. Each window has a surprise to build your Playmobil scene.
Play-Doh Advent Calendar
Count down to the holidays, Play-Doh Style! Does door 5 hise a snowflake stamper? Is there a tree mould behind door 1? You’ll have to find out what’s hiding in the Advent Calendar. With a different surprise gift for each day leading up to the holiday, ther’s no knowing what festive creations you’ll be able to shape for the season…….and beyond. Not suitable for children under 3 years. Contains Wheat. Not intended to be eaten.
Mega Bloks TMNT Toy – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Xmas Advent Calendar – Includes 158 Pieces
Celebrate the holidays in true Turtle style with your Turtle-themed Advent Calendar by Mega Bloks Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Add a little ninja-ness to your winter festivities when you open a new buildable, Turtles-themed surprise for every day of the holiday season. With 24 surprises to build, the Turtles’ Advent Calendar features four buildable, micro action figures with accessories, including one Turtle that you can equip to look like any of the four brothers.
Carla is the founder of MyBump2Baby. Carla has a huge passion for linking together small businesses and growing families. Carla’s humorous, non-filtered honesty has won the hearts of thousands of parents throughout the UK.
She has previously written for the Metro and made appearances on BBC News, BBC 5 live, LBC etc. Carla is a finalist for Blogger of the Year award with Simply Ladies inc. Carla is also the host of the popular Fifty Shades of Motherhood podcast and The MyBump2Baby Expert podcast.