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The days leading up to Christmas Day can make kids anxious. Trust me, I know. I’ve witnessed my daughter anxiously and impatiently wait for the big day. To curb her anxiety and make the weeks before Christmas fun, I introduced to her Advent Calendars. Not your run of the mill chocolate-filled calendar. See, kids enjoy receiving gifts, especially if it’s their favorite toy. I figured giving her an Advent calendar that allows her to unwrap her favorite toys every day not only brings a little joy into her days but also stop bugging my husband and me about Christmas presents. Advent calendars are a fun way for kids to build excitement and anticipation during the holiday season. I’ve curated a list of the best Advent calendars for kids featuring kids’ favorite characters and toys. The best part, they can all be found on Amazon, which means FREE 2-day shipping.

Advent calendars are perfect for letting kids countdown the days until Christmas. Here are the best advent calendars for kids to buy now.

LEGO City Advent Calendar Playset

This Advent calendar playset is a great introduction to the exciting world of LEGO City and the LEGO City Adventures TV series. Kids can enjoy fun imaginative play throughout the holiday season. Revealing 24 gifts, including Christmas tree and Santa’s sleigh miniature builds, 6 LEGO City Adventures TV series Minifigures, including Chief Wheeler with Santa costume, plus a city play mat with snow-cleared roads

Age: 5+

Cost: $19.97

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar Building Kit for Kids

This 311 piece Star Wars themed LEGO Advent calendar features buildable characters, vehicles, and locations behind each door. There is also a code to unlock Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga game content.

Age: 7+

Cost: $29.97

LEGO Friends Advent Calendar Kids Advent Calendar with Toys

Makes a Great Holiday Treat for Children who Love Toy Advent Calendars and buildable Figures. Each door reveals a new gift for kids to build. Kids can use these models as decorations, but kids can also play with each fun toy as part of a narrative theme – LEGO Friends Emma’s room, Santa’s workshop, and a winter wonderland – to help spark creative play

Age: 6+

Cost: $26.99

Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends MINIS Advent Calendar (2020)

Thomas & Friends-loving kids can countdown to Christmas with this Thomas & Friends advent calendar featuring 24 miniature train engines.

Age: 3+

Cost: $28.99

Funko Advent Calendar: Harry Potter – 24 Vinyl Figures (2020)

Harry Potter fans can countdown to Christmas with a line of Harry Potter-themed pocket Pop! Featuring the Wizarding World’s favorite witches, wizards, beasts, ghosts, and house elves, this Harry Potter advent calendar promises a very jolly Christmas indeed, especially when paired with treacle tart and a mug of hot Butterbeer.

Age: 6+

Cost: $59.99 (Available for pre-order now through 10/15/2020)

Disney Jr. Advent Calendar Exclusive

This countdown to Christmas set featuring all characters from kids’ favorite Disney Junior shows, like Doc McStuffins and Puppy Dog Pals. It comes with 11 mini surprise figures, five (5) holiday accessories, five (5) character stickers, and three (3) gift boxes.

Age: 3+

Cost: $27.77

PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendar – Santa’s Workshop

This PLAYMOBIL “Santa’s Workshop,” Advent calendar comes with lots of exciting presents. It has  24 surprise items for each day leading up to Christmas. Once all the pieces are revealed, help Santa load the sleigh to deliver the toys!

Age: 4- 10

Cost: $22.69

L.O.L. Surprise! Bling-A-Tree Advent Calendar

Count down to Christmas with this officially blinged-out activity kit featuring your favorite L.O.L. Surprise! characters. Build your own shiny and fabulous L.O.L. Surprise! Christmas tree, and decorate it with the fiercest ornaments of the holiday season. Open a new surprise every day in December to give your tree extra bling! It features 25+ Surprises and Activities. Every door reveals extra special bling, secret messages, and fun activities for the holidays.

Age: 6+

Cost: $16.89

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Crayola Christmas Countdown Calendar, Kids Advent Calendar

This Advent calendar is perfect for craft-loving kids. It contains a countdown to Christmas with 24 holiday crafts for kids. Each numbered door on the Christmas Advent Calendar reveals a Crayola product and corresponding activity. Your children will be able to create Christmas presents and decorations throughout the month of December.

Age: 3+
Cost: $17.99

Polly Pocket Advent Calendar Featuring a Winter Wonderland Holiday Theme & 25 Surprises to Discover

Countdown to Christmas with this Polly Pocket-themed Advent Calendar. Your kids can begin on day one, then open a surprise gift daily for the next 24 days! Play out the snowy storytelling fun with micro surprises including fun Polly Pocket dolls, dwellings, animals, vehicles, and more (micro dolls can fit in and interact with some of the accessories). They can even use the box as a display to create the perfect holiday scene for Polly Pocket surprises.
Age: 4+
Cost: $19.99

Victostar Advent Calendar 2020 Christmas Countdown Calendar Toys for Kids

This is the best Advent Calendar for kids who love slime!  Starting on December 1st, kids can open a door every day leading up to Christmas to reveal 24 DIY toys.

Age: 3+ (with adult supervision.
Price: $29.98 (There’s a coupon to save $8.00)

Cry Babies Magic Tears Ruthy Advent Calendar

Are your kids Cry Babies fans? If they are, they will love opening the 24 different surprises inside during this holiday season! There is an exclusive Ruthy magic tears character inside, and they may even find Ruthy’s pet inside, which is exciting since it is only available in this advent calendar.
Kids can use the included baby bottle to feed water to their Cry baby Magic Tears doll, squeeze their belly and watch them magically cry real tears before your eyes!

Age: 3+
Cost: $19.99

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Kim is a 30-something-year-old wife and do-it-all mom of two beautiful daughters; her rainbow babies. Kim uses Beauty and the Bump NYC, to share her perspective about the things that she loves most and finds beautiful: family, travel, cars, food and more. As a contributor to A Girl’s Guide to Cars, Kim shares her love for cars through providing helpful tips and car reviews from the perspective of a modern working mom.