Last year I posted my list of 15 Great Advent Calendars to Countdown to Christmas 2015 and I have some fun new additions available this year. My kids loved their Lego and Fisher Price Little People calendar’s last December and I am looking forward to seeing which one their auntie selects for them this year.
Go! Go! Smart Wheels
For the younger set, the Go! Go! Smart Wheels calendar is a great option this Christmas. The adorable SmartPoint Christmas Sleigh behind day 1 sings and says fun phrases, and work with all the other Go! Go! Wheels SmartPoint products. Also included are a book, road signs and a playmat for more fun with your Smart Wheels.
Get it at Toys R Us
Schleich Farm World or Dinosaurs
The Schleich figures are well made and the perfect size for little hands. Their advent calendar offerings include a Farm World theme and a Dinosaur playset for imaginative fun this December.
Find both at Indigo/Chapters: Farm Life , Dinosaurs
Mega Bloks Ninja Turtles and Monster High
Last year I shared the Mega Bloks Minion themed advent calendar and this year Mega Bloks has added Ninja Turtles and Monster High themed options to the line-up. Your kids will be excited to play with their favourite characters in these fun Christmas themed builds. (The Ninja Turtle is even wearing an ugly Christmas sweater!)
Ninja Turtle: Toys R Us, Walmart, Amazon
Monster High: Toys R Us, Walmart, Amazon
I LOVE that Playmobil offers several different calendar options each year with completely new and different themes. This years line-up include a great NHL themed calendar with a referee jersey clad Santa figure, as well as a Fire Rescue Operation and Pirate Treasure Island theme. For a girlier option, there is a Dress Up Party calendar filled with interchangeable outfits for your Playmobil figures.
Available at Chapters/Indigo, Toys R Us and Mastermind Toys
Crayola Christmas Countdown
For the creative kid, the Crayola Christmas Countdown Activity Advent Calendar offers up a different activity each day with accompanying Crayola products. Your child will paint, draw, glue, color and mold holiday decorations and ornaments that they can proudly display around the home.
Buy it at Toys R Us, Indigo/Chapters
Whether it be for herself or her doll’s, my little girl is all about the accessories. This great calendar is filled with all the tiny shoes, purses and jewellery her Barbie could need, plus a beautiful red and white dress to have her holiday party ready!
Find it at Toys R Us
Who says Santa needs to get around on a sleigh? Add some Christmas fun to your Hot Wheels with this calendar featuring 8 unique cars and holiday themed add-ons such as a set of Santa’s reindeer to attach to the front of the cars.
Get it on Amazon
Disney Tsum Tsum Vinyl Figures
I was so excited to see this Tsum Tsum Calendar by Jakks Pacific. The holiday themed Disney characters are adorable for stacking and playing with. If you already had a Tsum Tsum collection started, these limited edition figures would make a great addition.
Find it on Amazon. Costco did have it available instore, but I think they sold out very quickly in September.
Disney Tsum Tsum Plush Toys
If you are looking for an even more impressive selection of Christmas themed Tsum Tsum’s, the Disney Store has a plush version. Behind each of the 25 doors is a mini plush Tsum Tsum perfect for cuddling. This calendar is one of the pricier ones on my list, but would give you enough Tsum Tsum to decorate a whole Christmas tree!
Find it at The Disney Store
Du North Designs
I would love this advent calendar filled with leggings, jewelry and fun accessories like scarves and toques. It is available in women’s regular and plus, as well as children sizes. There is even a 12 day mommy and me option that you and your little fashionista could enjoy together! It is a bit pricey, but could be a fun way to give your wardrobe a refresh with some comfy and stylish pieces.
See all the options on the Du North website.
My brother-in-law loved having the opportunity to try all kinds of unique craft beers from across Canada thanks to the Craft BeerAdvent Calendar my sister gave him last year. This unique 24 pack of beer is filled with a hand selection of strong ales, imperial stouts, porters, bitters, blond ales and more. Plus, get tasting notes and information daily about each beer on their Facebook page.
Visit Craft Beer Imports to see where they are available in your area.
For Tea’s Sake
Warm up with a cozy cup of tea each day as you count down until Christmas. This tree shopped box features 10 unique tea blends including fun holiday flavours such as Yule Fuel Eggnog Black Tea, Cozy Cabin Baked Apple Rooibos Tea, and Sugar Plum Waltz Christmas Black Tea.
Find it at Indigo/Chapters
Body Shop Beauty Calendar
Pamper yourself or someone you love with this selection of lotions, bath products, nail polish and make-up. This wide range of products would make a great daily surprise for any beauty fan wanting to look their best this holiday season.
There are two sizes available:
The Body Shop Beauty Advent Calendar ($99 CDN)
The Body Shop Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar ($169 CDN)
National Lampoon’s Jelly of the Month
The gift that keep on giving for the whole year!
Okay, this is not quite an Advent Calendar, but I thought this deserved mention as a fun Christmas gift idea. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is one of my favourite Christmas movies and I love how they have paid homage to it with this unique and useful gift. The delicious sounding selection of jams and jelly’s are Canadian made by Greaves and come packaged in a festive red box, ready for gift giving.
Available on Retro Festive. If you’re looking for unique gift ideas, you’ll want to spend some time browsing their great site.
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