I love advent calendars!
When I was young, we always had the disposable ones with chocolate in them, but I think I would have liked an advent calendar with toys even better. And that’s saying a lot. I love chocolate!
I’ve been doing a lot of research on advent calendars recently, since I was put in charge of finding some good ones for my nieces. I had no idea there were so many options!
Some of the coolest I found were these toy advent calendars. There are actually a lot more than the ones I found here, but I had to limit how many I included.
If you check out the LEGO and the Playmobil advent calendars, you’ll see there are actually a number of different sets, some aimed at boys and some at girls. But to be honest, a child of either gender would enjoy any of the sets.
Advent Calendar With Toys — My Favorites
All of those choices are great, but hands down my favorite are the LEGO advent calendars. I’ve always loved LEGOs as toys for kids. They just foster creativity. And these days, there are so many different sets. There’s something for everyone.
If you check out the LEGO sets above, you’ll see they also have a Star Wars advent calendar and another one in the Friends series that is clearly being marketed toward little girls. (Note: if you’re looking for some LEGO stocking stuffers, I also found several little sets that are very inexpensive.)
While the three LEGO options are definitely the standouts here, you can also find advent calendars with toys that are based on just about any popular children’s movie or line of toys. They’ve got calendars featuring Barbie, the Ninja Turtles, Hot Wheels, Crayola, Fisher Price, and on and on and on.
Whatever your kid is into, there’s a calendar for her or him. Just make sure you read the reviews. A lot of the calendars don’t seem to be the best quality, which is why I didn’t feature them here. I limited my selection to only the better quality products that have a lot of good reviews.