I am a big fan of advent and finding the small joy in each day leading up to Christmas, This is why I love advent calendars. I remember the joy of being a child and taking turns with my brother to see what image lay behind the door.
Advent Calendars have come a long way since then and there really is something for everyone and every budget now. So we have gathered together some of the best advent calendars for all ages from tots to teens. I have tried to keep this Must-Have Advent Calendars for Tots to Teens within a budget and most of the calendars come in under £1 a day. You could spend much more, but personally, I like to keep the larger spend until Christmas.
If like me you yearn for the less busy and commercial Christmases of your past, then make sure you check out our paper advent calendar round-up. If you want to make your own advent calendar then we also have some fab activities that would be brilliant to do each day over advent that cost nothing.
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Advent Calendars for Children
Perhaps Paw Patrol is more up your child’s street. If so they will love this PAW Patrol 6059302 – 2020 Advent Calendar which comes with 7 PAW Patrol Pups, 2 Pup Friends, 15 Accessories for less than £19. (UK Link/US Link)
My boys would have loved this Hot Wheels FYN46 Christmas Advent Calendar (UK Link/US Link) and again this is under £20. There are eight decorated Hot Wheels vehicles and sixteen accessories for every day leading up to the holiday.
Perhaps you have a Pony mad child or one that wants to be a vet. This Schleich Horse Club Advent Calendar is amazing. (UK Link/US Link). I like how they are different year after year, so you can get plenty of playability out of them.
Advent Calendars for Tweens
I think this could be the hardest age to buy for, but there are some ace calendars out there.
This BIC Advent Calendar is a fun one for stationery lovers (UK Link/US Link) and is around £20 which makes it cheaper than the Smiggle Advent Calendar which is usually £28 although it is currently under £20 making it an excellent buy.
Disney Frozen Advent Calendar 2020, Girls Jewellery Christmas Countdown Calendars With Anna And Elsa Includes 24 Surprises With Bracelet, Necklace and 22 charms to wear on them all for under £15. There is also a Harry Potter one too.
Your Marvel fan will absolutely love this awesome Marvel advent calendar 2020! The colourful Avengers advent calendar with Captain America, Thor, Hulk and Iron Man hides 24 surprises to discover day by day. (UK Link/US Link)
Advent Calendars for Teens
make sure you also check out Whos the Mummy for some fab advent Calendars for teens.
I love this Harry Potter Advent Calendar, it is perfect for teens. (UK Link/US Link). It includes a piece of Harry Potter memorabilia behind every door including playing cards, gadget decals, various notebooks, pencils and erasers to make your Christmas even more memorable. When Christmas is over, the calendar turns into a door hanger that says ‘Gone to Hogwarts’. The calendar also contains a Harry Potter Wand Pen which is in the exact design of Harry’s own wand from the movies!
Do you have a Friends fan in the house? If so then this Friends Central Perk 24 door Advent Calendar will be the perfect advent calendar for them. It contains 7x gadget decals, 2x coffee-scented erasers, a trivia quiz, some paper tape, 2x small notebooks, pen, 3x pencils, 2x self-inking stamps, a to-do list, 2x sets of sticky notes, and 2x magnets. (UK Link/US Link)
My teens love something a little bit different and this Popcorn Shed Vegan Popcorn Christmas Advent Calendar 2020 comes with some interesting flavours such as Sea Salt, Sweet & Salty, Salt & Vinegar, Toffee, White Truffle and Smoky Maple.
Star Wars Advent Calendar 2020, Baby Yoda The Child Kids Stationery Advent Calendar – Who doesn’t love Baby Yoda and add stationery to the mix and you have a winner!
BarefacedChic 24 Days Of Festival Bubbles is a great price at £13.99 for 24 bath treats .
Now the Cohorted 12 wishes of Christmas is a really special advent calendar and one for the beauty-loving older teen. It has 12 gifts rather than 24 and costs £75, but it has 12 premium full-sized products with a value in excess of £450. This will make their day, no actually it will make their year!
If you like these then make sure you check out our other Advent Posts:
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- Great Kids books for Advent and Christmas
- Scandi Style DIY Advent Calendars
- Amazing Paper Advent Calendars – Opt for the traditional Option
- DIY Modern Advent Calendars you will want to make
- Ferm Living Inspired DIY Advent Candle
- Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar Printables
- Wonderful Ways to Celebrate Advent
- A Reverse Advent Calendar
- Make an Advent Candle or wreath
- 24 homemade advent calenders
- The ultimate advent activity list
- Make an Advent Box