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They’re all candy-free and up to 50% off.
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
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.
Bluey’s Exclusive Advent Calendar Pack
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.”)
Slumberkins Yeti to Shine
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.
Barbie Cutie Reveal Advent Calendar & Doll
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.
Glasshouse Fragrances 24 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar
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.
Hidden Games Professor Charlie’s World Tour Advent Calendar
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.
Andy Warhol 12 Days of Puzzles Christmas Countdown
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.
Peanuts: A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Official Advent Calendar
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.
Countdown to Christmas Personalized Advent Calendar Stockings
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
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.
Vahdam Advent Calendar 2023
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.
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