Doing a last minute shop for Christmas advent calendars for your tribe? We’ve tracked down some extra funky, extra fancy advent goodies that make the $1.50 chocolate ones I picked up for my kids look like leftover meatloaf.
One for you, one for your partner, one for the fur baby, and of course, a few adorable options for the kidlets. We’ve gone a little Christmas calendar crazy (but hey, it’s 2020, we’re allowed to be overly excited about Christmas)!
Allow us to share our favourite Christmas advent calendars of 2020. Let the countdown begin!
For the kids
Playmobil Christmas Advent Calendar
We LOVE this advent calendar and it’s not just us – The Playmobiil Christmas Advent Calendar is an award-winner. Loaded with animal, people and accessory figurines and perfect for hours of creative role-play for children. $39.95 at Little Advent Boxes
Disney Advent Storybook Collection
Get a double dose of magic by adding a dash of Disney to your evening activities. Kids can open a book a night, and not just any book, but one of Disney’s classic tales. What a great idea, right? Prices range from $20 to $29.99 but be quick – this one is nearly sold out everywhere! I think Target may have a select few left.
Even more Storybook Collections
If you do like the idea of Advent Book Calendars, there are a few other cool options – Peppa Pig and Marvel, for example. $20-$24 at Big W and Frozen’s Storybook Collection is still available at Little Advent Boxes for $39.95.
Ooshies Advent Calendar
Okay, so it’s pretty obvious from Woolies Disney+ Ooshies mania that kids like Ooshies. Enter these Ooshies Advent Calendars – there’s Marvel, DC Deluxe, and Disney. Starting at $19.99 each, but some sets are $39, available at Big W, Target and Amazon.
LEGO Advent Calendars
Another popular option among the kiddies is LEGO advent calendars, which come with mini-figures, accessories, and everything they need to build a specific scene. Behind each of the 24 doors is a different toy or figure from popular sets such as Harry Potter, Star Wars, LEGO Friends and LEGO City. $39-$45 at Big W, Target and Amazon.
CRAYOLA Christmas Countdown Calendar
Skip the chocolate and bring on the crafts! Crayola’s Advent Calendar contains a different DIY craft as the countdown to Christmas. I have to say, my daughters would LOVE this idea. $29.99 at Dick Smith.
I swear my $1.50 chocolate calendars are looking shittier by the minute…
Advent Calendar to Colour
Colour your way to Christmas – another cool idea! This fold-out advent calendar features a black and white street scene, to colour a bit each day in the run-up to Christmas. It stands up to create a festive display, or you can fold away like a book for storage. $13.75 at Booktopia. Dick Smith also has them.
SMIGGLE Advent Calendar
25 days of stationary, including pencils, rubbers, glitter glue, markers, and heaps more. Yes please! $35, available at Smiggle.
12 Days of Socks Advent Calendar
Okay, so technically not a full 24-day advent calendar, this 12-day countdown (you know, like the 12 days of Christmas) is also pretty darned clever. Every day there’s a new pair of Disney-themed socks to discover. $60, available at Zing.
12 Days of Beauty
For the girls, check out this cute 12 days of beauty countdown – each day they can discover a different bath and beauty treat including hand cream, bath salts, body wash and more. $29.95 at Little Advent Boxes. There are also beauty calendars available at Kmart, Target and Big W.
Supercheap’s Mini Tool Kit Advent Calendar
Mini usable tools. For 24 days. I mean, how could your partner NOT want this? The set comes with 26 different bits including 9 sockets, socket adapter and adjustable wrench and other handy tools to have around the house, plus a little storage kit. Great for dad but also a cool choice for teens. $19.99 (was $29.99) at Supercheap.
De Bertoil Wine Advent Calendar
De Bortoli brings the wine goods to parents every year with this hugely popular Wine Advent Calendar, featuring 24 mini bottles of wine (14 x 187ml piccolos and 10 x 200ml piccolos). There are 12 different varieties to taste including a selection of red, white, sparkling and rosé. $139 at De Bortoli.
A Very Caffeinated Christmas
Prefer a hot bevy to a cool wine? No dramas – we’ve got advent calendars for that too! This coffee addict’s advent calendar comes with 10 freshly sealed foil bags, 1 bag of chocolate-coated coffee beans, a travel cup and a coffee menu so you know what you’re tasting. Adorably-packaged too! $79.95 at Little Advent Boxes. There is also a few tea lover’s options available.
The Body Shop Beauty advent calendars