The Best Toy Advent Calendars for Kids: A Mum’s Top Picks


Fidget Toy Advent Calendar – £15,

Fidget toys are sure to be a huge hit with your kids. This calendar contains 24 different fidgets, including push poppers, spinners, and tubes. Despite some concerns about durability, this calendar offers great value for the price.

Barbie Jewellery Box Advent Calendar 2023 – £12.05,

Barbie fans will love this advent calendar. It includes one bracelet and 23 Barbie-themed charms. The calendar itself is made of sturdy cardboard and turns into a jewelry box. Some drawbacks include a loose bracelet and large charms.

Lego City Advent Calendar – £19.99,

Lego lovers will enjoy building a festive scene throughout December with this calendar. Each door reveals mini builds and characters, including Mr. and Mrs. Claus, a carol singer, and more. There are also Harry Potter, Lego Friends, and Star Wars versions available.

Smiggle Advent Calendar – £15,

This calendar may be expensive at full price, but it often goes on sale. It includes high-quality gifts like highlighters, a slapband, scented stickers, and more. Kids will love it, and parents will appreciate the value for money.

Panini Premier League Adrenalyn XL 2024 Official Countdown Calendar – £30,

Football fans will enjoy this calendar, which includes 22 packs of Panini football cards. Each day reveals six cards, totaling over 130 cards. While it can be a bit pricey, it's a great treat for kids who love collecting football cards.

Playmobil Christmas Rainbow Advent Calendar – £25,

This pretty set includes a dining table, a gold pot, a decorated tree, and more. Kids can create a beautiful party scene with the figures and backdrop. Some days may have smaller gifts, but overall, it's an enchanting calendar.

National Geographic Gemstone Calendar – £29.99,

Budding geologists will love this calendar, which reveals a different gemstone each day. The gemstones are polished and include agate, green aventurine, and more. The final day even includes a rose quartz specimen and mini dig kit.

Peter Rabbit Advent Calendar – £35,

This wooden calendar includes Beatrix Potter characters like Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddleduck. By Christmas, kids will have a full play set to enjoy. It's a real hit with younger children.

Melissa and Doug Countdown to Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar – £19.95,

This reusable wooden calendar helps get kids into the Christmas spirit. It includes 24 magnetic ornaments for the tree and a star for the top. The pieces can be stored in a little box, and the calendar is more attractive than cardboard or plastic ones.

GraviTrax Advent Calendar – £29.99,

This calendar is a great option for older children. It contains everything needed to create a fun marble track. While there are some issues with not receiving the ball and base plate until the end, opening them creates excitement.