When I became a parent, there were certain things I wanted to make sure I did when it came to Christmas. First, I wanted to make sure we ALWAYS had a live Christmas tree and that we strung popcorn on it. We’ve had a live Christmas tree many years, but we have yet to string our own popcorn garland; second, I wanted to have cute, matching stockings with all of our names on them. We still have a hodgepodge set of stockings; and third, I wanted to get my kids awesome advent calendars every year to count down the days to Christmas. We’ve had them a few times.
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I wish I could say I was better about doing the Advent Calendars with the kids, but the only thing I can say is that time of year is always crazy busy and I end up forgetting about it. The only calendars left are the kind with the not so good chocolate inside. But, nonetheless, I pick those up. That is why I am writing this now…this way you can quickly order a cool one on Amazon before they are all gone!
Lego Advent Calendars
These calendars were ALWAYS on my list to buy for my kids. My son, especially, was addicted to Legos, like all kids are, and he especially loved the mini figures. Your kids will go nuts for this Lego Advent Calendar!!
LEGO City Advent Calendar 60201, New 2018 Edition, Minifigures, Small Building Toys, Christmas Countdown Calendar for Kids (313 Pieces)LEGO Star Wars 75146 Advent Calendar Building Kit (282 Piece) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Lego Friends – Advent Calendar 2017
Don’t they look cool?!? I honestly would not even worry about whether or not the calendar is the 2018 version or not. The kids won’t care. They all have the same amount of little windows to open up!
Calendars for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Don’t fret! There are some really adorable themed calendars for your toddlers and preschoolers. My son was OBSESSED with Thomas when he was little. He would have loved that calendar. My daughter would have loved the Little People Advent Calendar. She loved her Little People!
Fisher-Price Little People Advent CalendarVTech Go! Go! Smart Animals Advent Calendar Amazon ExclusivePaw Patrol Advent Calendar with 24 Collectible Plastic FiguresThomas & Friends Fisher-Price Advent CalanderHot Wheels Advent Calendar
The Best Chocolate Advent Calendars
If you are going to get a chocolate Advent Calendar, get one with GOOD chocolate in them. No sense in spending money on something with yucky chocolate that you end up throwing away each day. That’s pointless!
New – Lindt Bear Advent Calendar 250gGodiva Chocolatier Advent CalendarCadbury Dairy Milk Advent Calendar 90gMadelaine Chocolates Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar, Filled With Solid Premium Milk Chocolate Presents Hiding Behind Victorian Village Toy Shop – 1 PackFerrero Kinder Maxi Mix Advent Calendar 2018 351g (Styles May Vary)
I don’t know about you, but I love Cadbury chocolate, so that would be on my list to get!
Reusable or DIY Advent Calendar
Don’t want to buy a new Advent Calendar every year? That’s OK! These reusable calendars are adorable and something your kids will look forward to year after year. You can even add something small like a Tootsie Roll or a Starburst to each pocket as a little treat!
Aparty4u 1-24 DIY Felt Christmas Advent Calendar Christmas Tree Countdown Calendar with Pockets for Kids Christmas DecorationsC&F Home Plaid Snowman Calendar 28Kubla Crafts Nativity Fabric Advent CalendarBucilla Felt Applique Advent Calendar Kit, 14.5 by 18-Inch, 86540 Santa
Aren’t they cute?!? If you are looking for something a little lower key, this count down to Christmas printable over at Mommy Musings is right up your alley!
Whatever route you choose, when it comes to an Advent Calendar, it will be so much fun for your kids and a tradition that they will look forward to year after year!