December is just a few months away, so we wanted to make sure that you were all set if you are doing an Advent Calendar for a countdown to Christmas with your kids! We have gone through and found a variety of different Advent calendars for you to choose from, so you’ll be totally prepared and ready to go for the month of December.
Here are a few more fun Countdown to Christmas Activities as a family::
Advent Calendar Gift Guide for Kids!
We share Advent calendars we found on sale, as well as the most popular advent calendars currently available here.
Advent Calendars on Sale Right Now (Under $20 Options)
Here are some fun Advent Calendar ideas that we currently found on sale. We included lots of options for under $20 here.
Hot Wheels 2021 Advent Calendar with 24 Surprises That Include 8 1:64 Scale Vehicles & Other Cool Accessories, Plus a Play Pane Mat, for Collectors – $19.99
DIY Creative Pendant Bracelet Necklace Calendar Kit 24PCS on sale for $16.99
24 PCS Christmas Mochi Squishy Toys Squishies Gift Box for Kids – $16.99
Metal Wire Puzzle Toys Advent Calendar, 2021 Brain Teasers – $13.99
Most Popular Advent Calendars::
This Harry Potter Lego Advent Calendar has a different Harry Potter toy behind each of the 24 doors to add to your child’s Lego collection. You’ll find everything from Hermione Granger, Cho Chang, Ron Weasley, Beauxbaton’s carriage & much more to recreate Hogwarts holiday scenes. They are different every year, so your child can collect them all for different holiday-themed Harry Potter lego items.
The Lego City Advent Calendar is perfect for kids ages 5 & up with a variety of Lego City & Lego City Adventures TV series minifigures. There are some great Christmas scenes, such as Santa’s sleigh, a Christmas tree, a city play mat with snow-cleared roads & more.
You can also find a Star Wars Lego Advent Calendar version too!
The Lego Friends Advent Calendar has 236 pieces & comes with a Lego Friends Emma, Mrs Claus & 2 elf mini-doll figures, a toy penguin & more. You can use these to create a winter wonderland, Santa’s workshop & Lego Friends Emma’s room.
- Harry, Ron, and Hermione want to join your collection of Wizarding World miniatures!
- Collect the trio and more with the Harry Potter advent calendar. Open a one of the tiny doors to reveal which of the 24 Pocket Pops! will join your collection that day.
- Hide them among your other decor, assemble them within your collection, or create a new display of mini collectibles for your desk.
- Vinyl figures range in height, depending on the character; maximum 2-inches tall.
Thomas The Train Mini Advent Calendar on sale for $30 right now here.
Barbie Advent Calendar including color change doll, accessories and bracelet with charms, $29.99
Friends Advent Calendar – this is one of their best sellers this year!
Friends is back! Make each holiday season the one with over 40 keepsakes with the ALL-NEW Friends: The Official Advent Calendar.
There are many different varieties of sock advent calendars at Target – we bought several of these for our girls last year & they loved them! They have several kids versions, but the majority of them are women’s sizes. The women’s size is not too large, though, so I’d say those could definitely work for upper elementary age kids up to teens, too. I thought this was so fun that they even have a Star Wars Mandalorian version for this year.
Here are a few of the other options for sock advent calendars:
- Boys’ Marvel Avengers
- Girls’ (& Women’s) Disney Princess
- Women’s Unicorn
- Women’s Harry Potter
- Women’s Nightmare before Christmas
- And much more…
Melissa & Doug items are so well -built & sturdy, so this magnetic wooden advent calendar would be a great addition to your Christmas decorations for year after year. It includes 24 magnetic ornaments, a shining star for the top of the tree & a holiday poem on the back for the family to read-aloud together. There is an attached wooden ornament box to keep all of the pieces together, too.
This is a bit different as it is a box with drawers for every day counting down to Christmas, so you can fill this with treasures you find (maybe heading to the dollar store or adding in candy, coins, stickers, etc)
We love to countdown to Christmas by reading a Christmas story every night, so I love this advent calendar option as it does all the work for you. You will get 24 books all wrapped for Christmas for your child to unwrap one book each day to read together with Disney & Pixar stories. If you’d like more ideas of Christmas books to countdown to Christmas, check out our Christmas Book countdown.
This Play-Doh Advent Calendar would be a fun one for kids who love to get creative & give them an activity to do each day with a new can of play-doh or different accessories. There are 24 secret doors which includes 5 Play-Doh cans (including 2 Sparkle cans), a playmat & other accessories/tools/surprises.
Playmobil toys were always a hit with my girls and they loved to add to their collection, so this would definitely be something I think that many kids would love. This is a Santa’s Workshop advent calendar with 24 surprise items. It includes a backdrop, four figures, sleigh, workbench, reindeer, tons of toys & more. Find more Playmobil Advent Calendars available too – they have so many different themes such as construction, farm, pirates, Christmas ball & more!
This one is more pricey than the other ones, but that’s because it includes 24 Little People friends & holiday themed accessories to add to your collection. Kids will love these Little People Christmas themed toys such as Santa, Mrs Claus, reindeer, snowmen & more!
If you have a little train lover, this advent calendar is perfect for them with Thomas the Train. It includes 24 MINIS engines with their own special design & 6 special edition MINIS trains in Christmas themed designs.