Before the pre-Christmas excitement created by the sneaky, yet beloved Elf on a Shelf, there were Advent calendars. These classic Christmas countdowns were traditionally filled with religious materials, chocolates, or just an image, but helped to build up the festive buzz during the 24 days before the biggest (don’t @ us) holiday of the year.
Fast-forward to today, and you can find an Advent calendar for just about every niche — from wine lovers to beauty must-haves. Your kiddo is likely already losing sleep due to the anticipation of the big Christmas holiday, but we’ve rounded up the coolest toy Advent calendars that will pump them up even more.
Fisher-Price Little People Nativity Advent Calendar
As the days draw nearer to Christmas, your little one can pop open each window to discover a new classic character from Fisher-Price Little People toys. By the last day, your kiddo will have all of the necessary pieces, including a fold-out backdrop, to create a classic nativity scene.
LEGO City Advent Calendar
Your little LEGO enthusiast will look forward to revealing a new LEGO City piece with this Advent calendar. The best part is that all 234 included characters and accessories are compatible with other LEGO sets, so it’s not a total waste!
Paw Patrol Advent Calendar
Your tot will feel like an honorary pup with this Paw Patrol-themed Advent calendar. With 24 chances to discover a different pup or pal, your kiddo will love seeing their favorite canines dressed up for the winter festivities.
Purple Ladybug Novelty Dinosaur Advent Calendar
There is something about these prehistoric creatures that kids are immediately drawn to. Make their Jurassic dreams come true with 24 days of dinos to add to their collection. Once your tot has revealed all of the dinosaurs, the front folds down into the perfect roaming lands for hours of imaginative play.
Hot Wheels Advent Calendar
Vroom, vroom! It’s time to hop in and go for a ride with this Hot Wheels Advent Calendar. With eight different holiday-themed cars and 16 accessories, your little one can create their perfect wintery traffic-jam scene.