10 Favorite Advent Calendars

Choosing the perfect Advent calendar can sometimes be a difficult task. Each year, the choices seem to grow with more and more companies making their very own special calendar!  

Personally, I love handmade calendars because they are more affordable and they also offer a more original touch. However, this year has been busy and I haven’t had a lot of time to consecrate. Therefore, here is a selection of 10 favorite calendars (in no particular order) that are ideal for kids. I love this tradition full of surprises that keeps kids (and adults) patient until Christmas Day!

Which one happens to be your favorite?

1. LE CHOCOLAT DES FRANCAIS Advent Calendar, 29€ – A delicious mixture of organic dark and milk chocolate in a giant box. The colourful illustrations are by illustrator Aurore Carric. The 24 yummy chocolates are made with 100% pure cocoa butter and are free from palm oil.

Noël / Calendrier de l'Avent géant & bio

2. A LA MERE DE FAMILLE Advent Calendar x Chris Ware, 39€ – Just like an adorable doll house, this year, famous chocolate maker, À la Mère de Famille, collaborates with artist Chris Ware to create an Advent calendar that will delight both young and old.

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3. MELISSA & DOUG Magnetic Christmas Tree Advent Calendar, $22.99 – This pretty wooden puzzle is great for younger kids. With magnetic decorations, kids will enjoy counting down to Christmas while adding a decoration to the tree each day.

Melissa And Doug Magnetic Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

4. BRAINBOX Christmas Advent Calendar Game, 8,40€ – Enjoy playing a new card one day at a time while learning about Christmas and interacting with family members. This calendar game was developed by an experienced primary school teacher and is suitable for children aged 4 and up.

BRAINBOX Christmas Advent Calendar Game5. MERI MERI Forest-themed Advent Calendar, 43€ – I love this brand for its range of creative products. Each day you can discover a part of a beautiful woodland scene hiding inside a festive suitcase. This advent calendar can be reused each year and each piece is perfect for decorating your home during the winter season.

Meri Meri Calendrier de l'avent forêt en bois

Meri Meri Calendrier de l'avent forêt en bois6.  WOODMANSTERNE Where’s Wally 3D Advent Calendar In the Woods, £9.99 – Can you find Wally in the crowd of busy Santa figures as they dress the giant tree? A fun activity for all ages…

7.  OMY Giant scratch-off Advent Calendar poster, 15,90€ – Discover the behind the scenes of Santa’s workshop with this scratch off poster. This poster is way to hang on the wall and decorate your child’s room.OMY Calendrier de l'Avent géant à gratter

OMY Calendrier de l'Avent géant à gratter

8. RIFLE PAPER CO. Advent Calendar, $18 – Count down the days until Christmas with this free-standing designer advent calendar.

Rifle Paper Co. Advent Calendar9. LA PETITE EPICERIE DIY Advent Calendar Kit, 29€ – The perfect calendar for DIY lovers. Wake up to a little surprise everyday including masking tape, clips, stickers, earrings, beads etc.


10. PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendar – Christmas Toy Store, $22.92 – The perfect festive Advent Calendar to build up the excitement right up until Christmas.
PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendar - Christmas Toy Store
PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendar - Christmas Toy Store

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