The countdown is on! One of the most important parts of the holiday season, is the countdown until Christmas arrives. Kids love to keep track of the days in a way that’s like nothing we’ve ever seen. And while they’re basking in the joy and magic of the season, we’re over here in an all out panic…There’s how many days left!? Amp up their joy – and our stress level, with an advent calendar. (There’s even an advent calendar of beauty products for the older crowd). These have come a long way since we were kids, poking through those little cardboard windows and doors for a piece of mediocre chocolate. Because even though it was kind of bad, it still really was the best. Check out some of our favorite advent calendars below, and keep track of how many more sleeps until Santa arrives. Even though they already know because they ask 9 to 14 times a day. Trinketry for the win!
1. Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar – Check It Out Here
Open a door every day to reveal 24 different LEGO Star Wars themed gifts, to include 7 minifigures and a fun holiday-themed figure. The force is strong!
2. Advent Calendar Made with Pandora DIY Beads Charms Bracelet – Check It Out Here
Countdown to Christmas with a cute mix of charms and a bracelet. DIY jewelry for the win.
3. Crayola Christmas Countdown Activity Advent Calendar – Check It Out Here
A new activity every day as they countdown to Christmas. Divert their attention long enough to stop adding to their already lengthy Christmas list. Probably not though. But those crayons sure do look like they’re having fun!
4. Disney Tsum Tsum Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar – Check It Out Here
The countdown is on with these cute little critters. Comes with 6 holiday themed accessories, 6 seasonal head pieces, and includes 18 Tsum Tsum figures (6 large, 6 medium and 6 small in holiday attire). Um, you had us at holiday attire.
5. Melissa & Doug Countdown to Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar – Check It Out Here
This set includes magnetic wooden tree, 24 magnetic ornaments, and 1 shining star for the top of the tree. Great way to start a tradition by pulling this one out each year.
6. L’Occitane Signature Advent Calendar – Check It Out Here
Perfect for the beauty obsessed. Contains 24 sample sized beauty products, from lotions and shower gels to shampoo and lip balm. Let’s hear it for useful!
7. Lindt Bear Advent Calendar – Check It Out Here
A little piece of chocolate behind each door, with a large chocolate bear to be had on the 24th. That will give you 23 days to let your kids know they’ll need to share it. Or keep if for yourself and eat it in the bathroom. We’ve been there.
8. Play-Doh Advent Calendar – Check It Out Here
An alternative to 24 days of candy. Includes a play mat, 24 surprises and 5 cans of Play Doh modeling compound featuring 2 sparkle cans. Doh!
9. PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendar – Check It Out Here
Includes twenty-four surprises for each day leading up to Christmas. Once all the pieces are revealed, they can load the sleigh so Santa can get delivering! You’re not the only one who’s busy.
10. Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends Minis 2017 Advent Calendar – Check It Out Here
It’s Thomas and his friends. Includes 24 Thomas & Friends mini engines. Because we all know a little one who can’t get enough in the trains department.
11. Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolate Christmas Advent Countdown – Check It Out Here
24 Hershey Kisses for all 24 days of Advent. Sweet.
12. LED Wooden Advent Calendar – Check It Out Here
Perfect if you want to start a tradition, using the same calendar each year. Little wooden drawers allow you to add your own tiny treats. Allergy free? Check. Trinkets? Check. Personal messages? Check!
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