No matter your age, Christmas is a magical time for everyone and yet there is little that compares to true childlike excitement.
We may not know how the next few months will unfold, but one thing is for sure, it can still be the most wonderful Christmas, yet filled with festive sensations. Let your little one count back to the big day with a sweet or fun treat every day until December 25.
Satisfy their sweet tooth with a selection of chocolate delicacies from some of the best confectioners around or with a super special toy from their favorite TV series.
We have selected the best and most sought after calendars to create anticipation until the arrival of Santa Claus.
Act fast because these advents tend to fly off the (virtual) shelves.
Buy more of the best advent calendars for Christmas 2020:
Chocolate & Sweets
Cadbury Dairy Milk Advent Calendar
You can always count on good old Cadbury to accompany you through the holiday season in sweet and chocolatey style. Certified crowd pleaser, smiles are guaranteed with this calendar which is filled with small blocks of Dairy Milk and a vanilla cream pudding filling.
Chocolate Advent Calendar for Kids
Watch their little faces light up as you present them with this festive pre-Christmas treat from Fortnum & Mason. Housed in the beautiful carousel-shaped box, it features an illustration of the facade of the luxury department store. Inside, they’ll find premium Colombian milk chocolate treats made from 35 percent cocoa solids. Each chocolate looks like a festive figure.
PLAYin CHOC Advent Calendar
PLAYin CHOC has taken a very unique approach to the holiday season with its advent that combines fun with an educational twist. The box reveals 24 drawers which contain not only a mini chocolate bar but also a 3D puzzle toy made entirely from recycled materials. There will also be stencils and fun fact sheets. Chocolate is made from natural and organic ingredients and will suit anyone allergic to dairy, soy, nuts, gluten or sesame.
Percy Pig Advent Calendar
The country’s favorite treat, Percy Pig, is available as a calendar so your little pigs can come home each day before Christmas.
Swizzels Sweet Factory Advent Calendar
Intended to satisfy their sweet tooth and some, the Swizzles Advent Calendar is packed with candy favorites like Drumstick Squashies, Refreshers Chew Bars and Love Hearts. This one will suit young and old alike.
Until Snow Good – Advent Calendar for Kids
For a chocolate surprise behind every door, the Hôtel Chocolat children’s calendar will please you. Each of the chocolates is sculpted by the chocolatier’s in-house experts to resemble penguins, Santa Claus and snowmen where there is an extra-special iteration for Christmas Eve.
Toys and stationery
PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendars
This Christmas, toy brand Playmobil launched not one but four advent calendars filled to the brim with toys to take your little ones through the Christmas season and beyond.
Paper hunt Sugar Plum Advent Calendar
For the budding stationery obsessive, this Paperchase calendar will be a treat. The calendar follows a healthy Christmas tale of the Sugar Plum Fairy who can’t find her ballet shoes on the day of the big show. Each day there will be a whole slew of stationery and accessories with a total content worth over £ 40.
LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar 2020
Everything you need to keep your kids entertained as Christmas approaches, Lego has created a plethora of surprises behind each of its themed advents. From Harry Potter to Star Wars, there is something for every LEGO fan.
PEPPA PIG Advent Calendar
Everyone’s favorite TV pig is back to give your little one a daily pre-Christmas surprise. The calendar is filled with characters from the series including the eponymous star Peppa as well as George and their friends – there may even be an appearance of Santa Claus himself.
PLAYDOH Advent Calendar
Christmas has really come early for your kids with the advent of Play-Doh which is packed with the compound in all different colors, including two super special and suitably festive glitter editions. They will also find a range of stencils and cookie cutters to inspire them to create unique shapes.
VTECH Toot-Toot Drivers Advent Calendar
From the electric learning company VTech comes this Christmas themed toy set offered in advent form. Each day, your little one will receive one of 24 gifts. Santa really arrived early as the set features the man of the hour alongside a sleigh, Toot-Toot friends, and props. Santa Claus sings songs for your children to join in as well as funny phrases.
Smiggle Advent Calendar
Worth £ 50, this calendar from Australian brand Smiggle is full of stationery goodies. After the success of last year’s edition, the brand’s advent is back and bigger and better than ever. You can expect slapbands, cords, glitter glue, scent stickers, pencil cases and more, as well as some very special surprises. One lucky customer will even win a Lucky Ticket which will net you £ 500 worth of shopping at a Smiggle store.
Magical Unicorn Kids Advent Calendar
Bring the magic of Christmas to your children with this unicorn inspired calendar from Next. They will open one window per day, each day before December 25 and receive a special gift inside. The selection includes mini eau de parfum, heart-shaped erasers, lip glosses, nail polish and more.
LOL Surprise! #OOTD Winter Disco Advent Calendar
LOL Surprise dolls have been given a seasonal makeover and hidden behind 24 windows. As Christmas Day approaches, your obsessive doll can wrap one of the stars or accessories so she can mix up her look and dress her up ready to party in the New Year.