11 Trendy Advent Calendars to Shop Before They Sell Out—Including Lego, Bluey, and Barbie

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They’re all candy-free and up to 50% off.

<p>Parents / Madison Woiten</p>

Parents / Madison Woiten

The holiday season is officially underway. Even if you wait until after Thanksgiving to get into the holiday spirit, now’s the time to pick up this year’s hottest advent calendars for your kiddos before they sell out.

Advent calendars are a fun way to build anticipation for the holidays. Though they’re often filled with chocolate or other candy, some families would prefer sugar-free picks. We found 11 unique, interactive advent calendars that won’t have you making an extra trip to the dentist, including options from Bluey, Barbie, Lego, and other popular franchises. Shop these trendy advent calendars before they’re sold out—and they’re up to 50% off right now.

Lego City 2023 Advent Calendar

<p>Amazon</p>

Amazon

What’s a holiday season without Lego? This 2023 Advent Calendar from the Lego City collection comes with more than 25 pieces. Kids will love that the actual box also doubles as a backdrop to make all kinds of fanciful scenes. And, it’s on sale at Amazon right now.

To buy: Lego City 2023 Advent Calendar $28 (was $35); amazon.com

Bluey’s Exclusive Advent Calendar Pack

<p>Amazon</p>

Amazon

Bandit, Chili, Bluey, and Bingo Heeler—and their endless antics—have captivated many families (“Christmas Swim,” anyone?). This exclusive advent calendar has a fun figurine or sticker surprise for each of the 24 days represented on the calendar so kids can reenact their favorite episodes or come up with their own adventures for the Australian pups.

(I’m instantly reminded of the epic episode where Bluey learns a thing or two about forgiveness in “Verandah Santa.”)

To buy: Bluey’s Exclusive Advent Calendar Pack $25; amazon.com

Slumberkins Yeti to Shine

<p>Slumber Kins</p>

Slumber Kins

Slumberkins’ fun twist on advent calendars kiddos how to stay connected and mindful during the busy holiday season. The kit comes with an adorable plush Yeti, a hardcover book, a star pillow, and 33 tokens.

As you and your little one work on the guided mindfulness activities together, they earn tokens for completing each task.

To buy: Slumberkins Yeti to Shine $30; slumberkins.com

Barbie Cutie Reveal Advent Calendar & Doll

<p>Amazon</p>

Amazon

2023 was the year of Barbie, and it only makes sense to close out the year with an advent calendar dedicated to the doll that changed the world. This cute calendar comes with 25 pieces: 24 advent surprises, plus a full-sized doll decked out in a sparkly snowflake deer costume.

It’s a gift that keeps on giving: each surprise revealed can be worn by the Barbie doll.

To buy: Barbie Cutie Reveal Advent Calendar & Doll $34; amazon.com

Glasshouse Fragrances 24 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar

<p>Saks Fifth Avenue</p>

Saks Fifth Avenue

If you have tween or teen children who would prefer something a little more mature, this 24-piece fragrance set is a fun way to bond over heavenly scented perfumes, candles, lotions, body care products, lip balms, and more. Though it’s a splurge, they’ll use these products well past the holidays.

The kit includes popular scents like Kyoto, Lost in Amalfi, and Sunset in Capri.

To buy: Glasshouse Fragrances 24 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar $300; saksfifthavenue.com

Hidden Games Professor Charlie’s World Tour Advent Calendar

<p>Amazon</p>

Amazon

Skip the sugar rush with this advent calendar that lets the whole family flex their knowledge muscles. Professor Charlie’s World Tour is an advent game with 24 episodes—one for each day of the advent calendar. Intended for older kids ages 14 and up, one to six players can enjoy the game together.

To buy: Hidden Games Professor Charlie’s World Tour Advent Calendar $25; amazon.com

Andy Warhol 12 Days of Puzzles Christmas Countdown

<p>Galison</p>

Galison

If you have puzzle fans in your home, they’ll enjoy this advent calendar inspired by Andy Warhol, the prolific artist. Since it’s just 12 days, it’s also a great pick for kiddos with shorter attention spans. Starting halfway through the month, unwrap one of the 12 included 80-piece puzzles. The only question is figuring out where to display them all.

To buy: Andy Warhol 12 Days of Puzzles Christmas Countdown $27; galison.com

Peanuts: A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Official Advent Calendar

<p>Walmart</p>

Walmart

What’s the Christmas holiday without Charlie Brown’s meager tree? This advent calendar comes complete with five songs, reusable holiday keepsakes, ornaments, and more. The 25-day countdown calendar comes with the A Charlie Brown Christmas book.

To buy: Peanuts: A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Official Advent Calendar $27; walmart.com

Countdown to Christmas Personalized Advent Calendar Stockings

<p>Personalization Mall</p>

Personalization Mall

This personalized advent calendar stocking comes monogrammed with your little one’s name. Choose from several fonts and thread colors, and each stocking has a handy loop so you can hang it by the chimney with care.

While it’s intended for you to just shift the candy cane from day to day, you can totally put candies or other tiny surprises in those pockets. Plus, it’s 50% off right now.

To buy: Countdown to Christmas Personalized Advent Calendar Stockings $14 (was $29); personalizationmall.com

Interactive Bell Advent Garland

<p>Grandinroad</p>

Grandinroad

This unique interactive bell advent garland is a DIY twist on the classic calendar. The lush garland is adorned with 24 numbered jingle bells, which can be opened and filled with small treats or surprises. In addition to being a fun family activity, the garland doubles as holiday decor.

To buy: Interactive Bell Advent Calendar $129; grandinroad.com

Vahdam Advent Calendar 2023

<p>Amazon</p>

Amazon

The adults in the room also deserve an advent calendar. This 24-piece set of loose leaf teas is a great gift to help people unwind and maintain that holiday cheer. And at just $15, you might just want to pick up one for you and one for someone you know who’s working hard to make the holidays merry and bright.

To buy: Vahdam Advent Calendar 2023 $15; amazon.com

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