8 Last Minute Advent Calendar Buys The Kids Will Love

I’m back with another gift guide for this Christmas but this time I have 8 advent calendars that the kids will love. All of a sudden it is the 1st December on Friday and advent calendars seem to be so much more than opening a door to find a bit of chocolate now. So if you are about to start panic buying advent calendars I have done a bit of the hard work for you and have 8 that I think look great. The bonus of buying them late is that quite a few of them have discounts on them now too!

Play-Doh Advent Calendar – This Play-Doh calendar not only has little surprises behind each door but also comes with 5 tubs of Play-Doh to keep them busy over the next few weeks.

Mega Bloks TMNT Advent Calendar – If you have a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan this calendar is for them! It comes with the turtles figures and lots of accessories for them.

Ferrero Kinder Mini Mix Advent Calendar – A slightly different take on the traditional chocolate calendar this one includes lots of mini versions of Kinder chocolate. Great for Kinder Eggs fans!

Playmobil Royal Ice Skating Trip Advent Calendar – This is one of the scene building calendars. By the time it gets to Christmas Eve they will have a whole new toy set to play with!

Melissa & Doug Countdown to Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar – I love this! Children can add a magnetic decoration to the tree every day through December counting down to Christmas.

Cadbury Heroes Christmas Advent-ure Calendar – Another yummy one full of chocolate but it’s interactive which makes it a bit more novel.

Lego City Advent Calendar – This is a scene building set again but with Lego. By the end of Advent the kids will have built a Christmassey scene with some awesome mini figures.

Crayola Christmas Advent Calendar Kit – This one if for the craft loving kids with pens and craft materials galore.


I hope you found one that the kids will like if you’re on the hunt for an advent calendar for Friday. Let me know if you have any recommendations too.






This advent calendars post contains affiliate links therefore if you click on one of these links and buy it I will receive a tiny bit of commission. As always I am always honest and only recommend things that I would purchase myself or have purchased in the past. 

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I’m Rachel, a 30 something Mum to 6 year old Little Man & 2 year old twin girls (one with us & one in the sky).

I’m an anxiety sufferer, list writer and secret chocolate eater.

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