The most fun (and innovative) advent calendars for kids

(And big kids, ofc)

Words by Rebecca Fearn

Advent calendars have come on in leaps and bounds since when we were kids. It’s no longer just about your average Dairy Milk option (although these are still great); now advent calendars span across all categories, from food, toys, booze and beauty advent calendars to boot.

Scroll on to browse our best selection of kid-friendly advent calendars 2018…

Hotel Chocolat Up To Snow Good Calendar

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Want to upgrade slightly from the classic chocolate calendar purchase? This is delish – and how cute is the name?!

How much is it?

£8

When is it available?

Now!

Jelly Belly Bean Boozled Advent Calendar

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This jelly bean calendar is the epitome of a mixed bag, with different flavours every day ranging from sweet treats like banana smoothie through to gross flavours like mouldy cheese. One thing’s for sure: the 25 days leading up to Christmas are going to be veeery interesting…

How much is it?

£15.99

When can I buy it?

Now!

Peppa Pig Advent Calendar

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Make this Christmas an extra special one for the little ones. This Peppa Peg-themed calendar is a great shot and it’s packed with 24 little figurines from the beloved show. It’s worth noting that as the pieces are quite small, so it’s not a great option for super young children.

How much is it?

£19.99

When can I buy it?

Now!

Thorntons The Gruffalo Advent Calendar

How much is it?

£5

When can I buy it?

Now!

Selfridges The Art File Nutcracker Calendar

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Little ballet fans will love this, which opens daily to reveal a super cute dance-themed image.

How much is it?

£12

When can I buy it?

Now!

Selfridges The Art File Christmas Tree Calendar

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If you have a child who’s super creative and into art, this is the one for them. Each window opens to unveil a beautiful festive-themed picture.

How much is it?

£12

When can I buy it?

Now!

Haribo Christmas Advent Calendar

advent calendars for kids Haribo

Want to gift someone cute and little a sweet treat but not chocolate? Who wouldn’t love this Haribo calendar?!

How much is it?

£5

When can I buy it?

Now!

NYX Professional Makeup Sugar Trip 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

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Have a tween who’s just getting started with make-up? This NYX advent calendar is a cute way for them to slowly build up their make-up arsenal, with lipsticks, glosses, eyeshadows, highlighters and more to get them started.

How much is it?

£50

When can I buy it?

Now!

Amazon Handmade Solid Oak Advent Calendar

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Yes, this is a rather boujee option. But it’ll last for years to come; think of it as an investment. The wooden frame comes with metallic hanging sacks which can be filled with your chosen gifts.

How much is it?

£75

When can I buy it?

Now!

Paw Patrol Advent Calendar

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Kids can collect a tiny figure each day and by Christmas they’ll have a full set to create a scene. That’s basically their present done, right?

How much is it?

£25

When can I buy it?

Now!

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar

advent calendars for kids Lego Star Wars

The Christmas essential for Star Wars fans who love Lego. (I mean, who doesn’t love Lego?)

How much is it?

£24.99

When can I buy it?

Now!

Peppa Pig Advent Calendar

 

advent calendars for kids Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig is just about the cutest thing around for kids so delight fans of the sweet pink character with this.

How much is it?

£19.99

When can I buy it?

Now!

Disney Princess Advent Calendar

advent calendars for kids Disney Princesses

We honestly can’t think of anything we’d have loved more than this as kids. Disney just transcends time…

How much is it?

£16

When can I buy it?

Now!

12 Days of Fizzmas Many Moods Bath Advent Calendar

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Perfect for the little beauty fan in your life; because it’s never too early to learn how to pamper yourself.

How much is it?

£20

When can I buy it?

Now!

Create A Charm Bracelet Advent Calendar

advent calendars for kids Not on the High Street

This is great for slightly older kids who love to get in touch with their creative sides.

How much is it?

£20

When can I buy it?

Now!

Personalised Christmas Playlist Advent Calendar

advent calendars for kids Not on the High Street

How much is it?

£18

When can I buy it?

Now!

How cool is this innovative idea? Behind every door is a unique Spotify code to play a different festive song in the run up to Christmas.

Rest assured children will love Christmas even more with one of these unique advent calendars for kids.

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