Christmas is coming, and if you’re anything like me, you’re already counting down! While most people don’t start their official countdown until December 1st, I wanted to give you a chance to plan your countdown. We all know about the chocolate advent calendars that you can pick up for a dollar or two at your favorite grocery store. You lift a little window or tear away a piece of the picture each day, and find a small shaped milk chocolate. While these are fun, and an anticipated tradition at our house, I wanted to share with you a sampling of other types of advent calendars available for purchase.
While I will be sharing a round-up of crafty and hand-made advent calendars soon, I wanted to share a list of calendars for those of you who aren’t the crafting type.
I was BLOWN AWAY at the variety of advent calendars out there! I had no idea that toy companies made calendars, and found SO many adorable sets! While I couldn’t share all of them, I have compiled a round-up of my favorites. Order now, and they’ll be here in plenty of time for the official Christmas countdown to begin! I included handy links for you to make your purchases too! Have fun shopping and counting down to Christmas with those you love this year!
Lego fans will flip over the annual Lego Advent Calendars. This year’s set is the City! It’s Christmas time again but Santa’s sleigh is stuck in the forest snow! He needs help from the LEGO® City forest fire department. Open a door every day, December 1-24, to reveal the minifigures, models and accessories that Santa needs to get him out. Only you can help free Santa’s sleigh in time for Christmas! I also included the link to the Star Wars calendar for the year! (A bit pricier, but die hards might love it!)
The more fashions the merrier! Girls can help Polly doll celebrate the season in style with this joyous collection of holiday-inspired looks. Mix ‘n match the fabulous fashion pieces to create the perfect outfits for holiday parties, shopping, and more!
Playmobil makes a WIDE variety of advent calendars, sure to delight both boys and girls!
Littlest Pet Shop
Contains 3 pets with an accessory to open each day!
Alex Crafty Advent Calendar
I SO want this! With this advent calendar, not only do you get to enjoy an afternoon of crafting with your kiddos, but you can re-use this calendar each year! Fill the pockets with ideas from the 25 Days of Christmas post, or tuck in little treats!
Windel Advent Calendar House
I loved the vintage feel of this paper house!
Nativity Fabric Avent Calendar
I have always wanted one of these as well! Tell the nativity story in a fun and creative way. The kids will love getting to place a new figure each day. This will surely become a treasured family memory to repeat year after year.
Kurt Adler Wooden Nativity Advent Calendar
This is a great option if you are looking for a nativity advent calendar that is a bit more upscale. This advent calendar by Kurt Adler allows children to design their own nativity scene over the course of the month. It gives children the flexibility to be creative and design using their imagination. It is made out of wood and is painted with a night time sky color. It features 24 doors around an empty manger. It has a magnetic feature behind each door making the countdown to Christmas more interesting. It measures 14.25 inches by 17.25 inches and looks attractive over walls or tabletops.
Personalized Snowman Advent Calendar
This adorable snowman from a previous vendor here on Chasing Supermom, Personal Creations, allows you to tailor this to your family. Fill the stockings with a note, idea, or treat each day. Re-use him year after year!
Oh Christmas Tree Fabric Advent Calendar
Another reusable Christmas classic. (Watch for the home-made version of this advent calendar coming soon on Chasing Supermom!)
However, if you don’t have time to craft, why not buy this affordable calendar?
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