ADVENT CALENDARS

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.

Milledeux

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

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
cottontwist.co.uk

 

Playmobil Christmas Toy Store Advent Calendar

 

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

Vtech Toot Toot Advent Calendar

 

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

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
hobbycraft.co.uk

Organix Advent Calendar

 

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

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
bookdepository.com

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
waterstones.com

Candy Kittens Christmas Advent Calendar Tree

 


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

Play Doh Advent Calendar

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

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
lego.com

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
paperchase.com

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
lakeland.co.uk

Vegan Popcorn Advent Calendar

 

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

Smiggle Advent Calendar

 


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

Wooden Gingerbread House Advent Calendar

 


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

Crayola Christmas Countdown Calendar

 


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

Mummy Meagz Vegan Advent Calendar

 


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

Up To Snow Good Kids’ Advent Calendar

 



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

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
notonthehighstreet.com

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
elc.co.uk

BrainBox Christmas Advent Calendar Game

 


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

City Vehicles and Accessories Advent Calendar

 


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

Play in Choc Advent Calendar

 


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

The Make Arcade Craftvent Calendar

 


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

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
lisaangel.co.uk

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
merimeri.co.uk

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
berylune.co.uk

The Nutcracker Advent Calendar

 


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

Cam Cam Copenhagen Christmas Advent Calendar

 



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

 

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
scandiborn.co.uk

Lindt Teddy 3D chocolate advent calendar

 



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

Cadbury Heroes Chocolate Advent Calendar

 


Something for the whole family here. £4.00
waitrose.com

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
libertylondon.com

Soap & Glory 24 Days to Roam The Foam Advent Calendar

 


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

Christmas Countdown Decoration

 



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

Fabric Gingerbread Advent Decoration

 


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

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