Up there with setting up your tree and decorating the house, advent calendars are among the best ways to gear up for Christmas. If you’re not familiar with advent calendars, they’re packed with goodies for every day in December leading up to Christmas and usually tend to be themed. And for kids especially, they’re a real delight.
So, which kids’ advent calendars are the best out there? We’ve narrowed down the wide, wide array to only focus on the highlights. From a Harry Potter-themed LEGO calendar, to one filled with useful school supplies, here are the three best kids’ advent calendars on the market.
Smiggle Advent Calendar
Parents of kids who receive a Smiggle Advent Calendar, $49.95, will seriously be thanking you (or, if you had to bright idea to buy it for your kids, you’ll be thanking yourself for doing so). Why? Because it’s packed with school supplies, potentially saving you many a trip to Officeworks. And, even better, the goodies inside may even help to make your kids want to do their homework. Wild, right? So, what’s inside?
Well, you’ll of course get your school essentials, like an eraser, soft ruler, gel pen, mini notebook and pencil case. But, more importantly for the kids, the calendar is packed with fun supplies that’ll get their creative juices flowing. Think a rainbow gel pen, puzzle, scented stickers and even a spy pen.
LEGO’s Range of Advent Calendars
As fabulous as LEGO’s line-up of advent calendars is, we’re sad to say it’s almost entirely sold out. But we’re including here in wishful hope for a restock. So, what’s on offer from LEGO when it comes to advent calendars?
For starters, there’s the Star Wars Advent Calendar, $49.99. Inspired by Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2, the calendar is packed with toys kids can use to relive some of the movie’s epic scenes to roleplay their own adventures.
Then there’s also a Harry Potter-themed edition calendar, $49.99. Hidden behind its doors are mini-figures of the movies’ characters, including Harry, Ron and Hermione, as well as other iconic items and accessories. Best of all, behind door 24 is a spinner you can use for the board game printed on the calendar, meaning the fun doesn’t have to stop at Christmas.
Aldi’s Range of Advent Calendars
Though Aldi’s advent calendars do tend to be a blink-and-you’ll-miss-them situation, there is a chance you might still get your hands on one. So, if you’re keen on grabbing a calendar, run, don’t walk to your nearest Aldi immediately (after you finish reading this, of course).
There, among the line-up of 11 calendars, you’ll find kid-friendly options Disney Frozen Storybook Collection Advent Calendar, $17.99, Milk Chocolate Advent Calendars, $3.99 and, if you’re really lucky, the aforementioned, otherwise sold-out LEGO Harry Potter calendar.