Advent Calendars

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Sweets, chocolates, craft or Christmas story. Here’s the City Kids guide to advent calendars for kids of all ages.

You may not have started your Christmas shopping yet, but you’ll need advent calendars well ahead of time. We’ve scoured the stores and here’s our guide to some of our favourites.


Choose between the gold or silver range of luxury hair accessories inside every drawer with the advent calendar designed to be used each year filled with new treats and surprises.

Advent of Change

The Children’s Advent Calendar is designed for the whole family to enjoy and understand – with bright colours and child-friendly language to help them learn about giving back whilst counting down to Christmas. 24 charity donations included in the price.

Anorak Colouring in Advent

Anorak Magazine’s 2020 Happy Advent Calendar, illustrated by Ben Javens, is all about colouring one day until Christmas arrives. A2 size.

Cotton Twist Mindful Advent


24 decorations to paint and a perfect way to occupy the kids in the frantic run-up to Christmas. £16.95


Playmobil Christmas Toy Store Advent Calendar


Based on a Christmas toy shop, open a door a day to discover what’s inside. £19.99.

Vtech Toot Toot Advent Calendar


This from Vtech provide 24 fun play pieces including a cute Toot-Toot Drivers Sleigh. £49.99

Disney Storybook Advent Calendar


Unwrap (yes, they’re already wrapped!) 24 seasonal Disney books of the most popular and festive stories, including Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, Monsters Inc. Christmas Laughs and many more! £19.99

Organix Advent Calendar


Behind each door you will find a scrumptious Organix snack Jammie Monsters Biscuits and Mini Oaty Bites Raspberry & Apple. £8.99

Mr Men and Little Miss Books Advent Calendar


Another one for avoiding the sweet treats with a blast from the past and the Mr and Little Misses. £14.24

Peppa Pig Advent Book Collection


Countdown to Christmas with a new mini storybook featuring Peppa Pig, George Pig and all their friends. And there’s a special Christmas Eve story on the final day. £19.99

Candy Kittens Christmas Advent Calendar Tree


If sweets are your thing, put up your tree and enjoy a daily sweet treat. £8

Play Doh Advent Calendar

Creativity and Christmas: match made in heaven. Just don’t mix the colours! Or is that us?! £16

LEGO® Star Wars™ Advent Calendar


Lego have an array of advent calendars available this year, but we’re Star Wars til we die! £24.99

Paperchase Stationery Advent Calendar


Why have sweets when you can have stationery treats? We stole that line from Paperchase, but it’s a good one! £40

Lakeland Bethlehem Advent Calendar


Shall we all take a minute to remember why we celebrate Christmas? This is a lovely way to share the story of the nativity with your kids. £69.99

Vegan Popcorn Advent Calendar


Opens like a giant Christmas storybook and depicts a snowy scene of Joe’s Popcorn Kitchens at Christmas time. £25

Smiggle Advent Calendar


Containing 25 limited edition goodies from slapboards to glitter glue and scented stickers. £28

Wooden Gingerbread House Advent Calendar


This one’s a keeper for many Christmasses to come. £79

Crayola Christmas Countdown Calendar


Perfect for those who’d prefer a project or some art. £18.01

Mummy Meagz Vegan Advent Calendar


For those who can’t have dairy, this should fit the bill quite nicely. £4.99

Up To Snow Good Kids’ Advent Calendar


Inside there are 24 penguin, Santa and snowman sweet treats hidden behind classic cardboard windows. £8

Personalised Activity Advent Calendar


Keep the kids busy by filling each of the 24 holes with festive activities like making paper chains or baking Christmas cookies. There are suggestions or you can pick your own. £37

Happyland Advent Calendar


Suitable for little ones from 18 months, they get to keep a new Christmas figure each morning including Santa, a penguin and a teddy. £23.99

BrainBox Christmas Advent Calendar Game


A little different, why not test your knowledge each day with this Christmas facts game from Brain Box. £10

City Vehicles and Accessories Advent Calendar


This is great for lovers of vehicles from cars, buses and fire trucks. £25

Play in Choc Advent Calendar


24 drawers containing a vegan milk chocolate, a 3-D puzzle toy and a fun facts card. £55

The Make Arcade Craftvent Calendar


Behind each door you’ll find a kit with enough to make a different decoration each day. £55

Personalised Vintage Wooden LED Bus Advent Calendar


This is such a beautiful advent calendar to be enjoyed many years over. Needs 2 AA batteries. £48.00

Meri Meri Enamel Pin Advent Calendar


Each day will reveal a colorful enamel pin, that can be worn over and over again for lots of fabulous accessorizing. £34.00

Woodland Animal Scene Advent Calendar In Suitcase


Such an adorable set of woodland animals including a racoon, deer, fox, badger as well as toadstools and more. £35.50

The Nutcracker Advent Calendar


Tell the traditional Nutcracker fairy tale with this advent calendar which reveals toys and props from the ballet. £13.00

Cam Cam Copenhagen Christmas Advent Calendar


Stylish re-usable advent calendar waiting to be filled with treats. £48.00


Fabelab Advent Calendar – Town House £27.95


Fill each of the 4 houses with just the presents or treats that makes Christmas time magical for your little one. £27.95

Lindt Teddy 3D chocolate advent calendar


I mean. I big Lindt Teddy advent calendar. Yes please. £21.99

Cadbury Heroes Chocolate Advent Calendar


Something for the whole family here. £4.00

Light-Up Felt Reindeer Advent Calendar


Looking for an heirloom piece, this could do the job, installed with six lights for a magical touch. £24.95

Soap & Glory 24 Days to Roam The Foam Advent Calendar


Keep the teens happy with this joyous creation from Soap & Glory

Christmas Countdown Decoration


Not strictly an advent calendar, but something if you don’t go in for a gift each day. £12.50

Fabric Gingerbread Advent Decoration


We couldn’t resist Gisela Graham’s gingerbread man. £39.95

Advent of ChangeThe Children’s Advent Calendar is designed for the whole family to enjoy and understand – with bright colours and child-friendly language to help them learn about giving back whilst counting down to Christmas. Follow the rainbow-trail to help little ones locate each number. Just for fun, Santa’s tree decorations are hidden behind the doors. Can you find them all?

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