One of the most fun bits of Christmas is surely the anticipation, and the excitement of opening the door of the advent calendar is part of the fun! There are many different types of advent calendars for kids available theses days!
Remember from those classic paper calendars where you opened the door to reveal a festive picture? Advent calendars have REALLY moved on since then.
And it's not just Chocolate advent calendars either. So save the kids teeth and avoid the Christmas sugar overload with these gorgeous toy advent calendars - from Lego to Minecraft, Paw Patrol to Peppa Pig, crafting and beautiful wooden toys to cult movie classic The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Give Star Wars: The Mandalorian fans a brilliant surprise every day in the run-up to Christmas with the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2021. Behind each of the 24 doors is a LEGO minifigure, LEGO figure, buildable vehicle, weapon or accessory, all inspired by Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2.
The ever popular Happyland range from Early Learning Centre includes this classic Happyland Advent Calendar includes a brand-new Christmas figure every day, including Santa, a snowman, robin, gingerbread man and a Christmas pudding.
Behind each door of the Minecraft Advent Calendar 2021 you will find exclusive gadgets from the video game: notebooks, pens, pencils, webbing puller, stickers, ruler, eraser, rubber charms, sharpener, metal badges, lanyard and highlighters.
Great fun for all fans of the popular game.
Build up a Nativity scene whilst you build up the excitement to Christmas with this lovely Wooden Nativity Christmas Advent Calendar.
Each numbered day reveals a wooden piece to build up a traditional Christmas Nativity scene. Beautifully designed and crafted, this is a fabulous gift to receive and display and can be bought out year after year as a decoration.
Little LEGO fans will adore this LEGO Friends Advent Calendar. Behind each door is a LEGO kit to build which you can put together into a festive scene.
If your kid is a fan of the massively popular Nickolodean series Paw Patrol they will love the Paw Patrol Advent Calendar which has 24 gifts for every day leading up to the big day - a new mini Paw Patrol figure, including their favorite Pups dressed up for Christmas, a sleigh, snowman, Christmas decorations and more!
Countdown to Christmas with Peppa Pig 2021 Advent Calendar. 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, and there's also a host of Christmas accessories, including a Christmas tree.
Bring some Christmas cheer to your household with this lovely Advent Calendar House from JoJo Maman Bebe.
Place a little treat into each of the boxes to delight your child each morning, be it chocolate, a small toy or a fashion accessory. Plus, its sturdy cardboard construction means it is ideal for bringing out every Christmas - perfect for starting a new tradition.
Surprise your kids with this lovely Barbie Dreamtopia Advent Calendar ! On day one you find a Barbie doll. Every day afterwards, find a cool accessory including colorful shoes, tiaras, necklaces, a wand and a hairbrush, all with fairytale-inspired details - mix and match to create new looks.
You will also find four pets including a puppy, bunny, baby dragon and a unicorn!
Are you kids art and craft enthusiasts? They will absolutly love the Crayola Christmas Countdown Activity Advent Calendar where they will find a new craft project kit to try every day in December.
The kits include fun homemade Christmas gifts, finger puppets, and colouring activities.
Something a bit different here - it's an advent calendar, a decoration and a game all in one! Starting on the first of December, you play the BrainBox Christmas Advent Calendar Game by playing one card each day, using the pegs provided to hang the festive cards on a decorative piece of string. Learn all about Christmas in a fun way.
Vroom! Let's get the race started with this Hot Wheels North Pole Test Track Advent Calendar. Behind each door lies either a super cool 1:64 scale Hot Wheels car or a holiday-themed acccessory. The front panel of the box flips open and serves as a playmat to use with the new treasures!
Just like ironing beads - but without the ironing, Aquabeads craft beads magically connect by spraying water. This Aquabeads Advent Calendar contains colourful craft beads, special Christmas motif templates and great accessories - 24 great surprises made from over 700 colourful craft beads. Perfect for craft fans!
The VTech Toot-Toot Animals Advent Calendar has a sweet collection of cute animals which make fun sound effects, play festive tunes and Christmas songs. This set is a bit on the pricey side and does require batteries, however it is compatible with other Vtech Toot-Toot playsets.
Related: Free printable Christmas Colouring Pages
The Playmobil Pirates Advent Calendar includes figures, animals and accessories behind every door - with a pirate cove, 2 buccaneers, 1 cannon, animals and other pirate booty.
This beautiful Wooden Advent Christmas Tree from Melissa and Doug will come out year after year, becoming a much loved Christmas tradition long after the kids have grown up.
The baubles stick onto the tree magnetically, and there is a special star for Christmas Day.
The Playmobil Santa's Workshop Advent Calendar is an adorable and timeless theme with Santa and his elves making classic Christmas gifts for children, including rocking horses, toy trains and teddy bears.
Fans of Tim Burton's cult classic The Nightmare Before Christmas - and Funko Pops - can indulge with the The Nightmare Before Christmas Funko Pop! Advent Calendar. Fans of all ages will love the the collectable Pocket Pop! Keychain size in this advent calendar.
For more ideas for making this your best Christmas ever, visit our dedicated Christmas Section with ideas for gifts, fun Christmas activities, festive printables and advice on maintaining your sanity through all the Christmas madness, how to have a green Christmas and make some fabulous Christmas decorations using recycled materials.
About eParenting: eParenting was started by Jacqui O'Brien in 2004. At the time her kids were 1 and 4 and kept her nice and busy. Now they are teenagers and still keeping her pretty busy!