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Consider this your not-so-gentle reminder that Advent is right around the corner. This year, the lead-up to Christmas starts on December 1, which is in three days—so if you want to get kids engaged in this month-long tradition, now is the time to pick up a fun Advent calendar packed with surprises they’ll love!
In case you haven’t noticed, Advent calendars aren’t what they used to be. These days, they’re on par with kids’ favorite toys, so it’s extra exciting to countdown to the big holiday. Today only, Amazon is hooking you up with the coolest-ever Advent calendars by Fisher-Price, Disney, Melissa & Doug, PLAYMOBIL and more—and the savings are out of control.
In fact, my favorite of the bunch is a whopping 77 percent off. How could you pass up a deal like this? It’s the PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendar - Construction Site Fire Rescue, and it’s perfect for any kid who wants to be a firefighter when they grow up. Each day for 24 days, they’re helping extinguish a blaze and saving lives while revealing a new surprise toy in the process.
The whole kit includes a backdrop, two firefighter figures, rubber flames, traffic cones, and a lot more to keep them entertained. All of it is less than $6, but just for today.
The clear customer favorite, though, is the Melissa & Doug Countdown to Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar. This magnetic Christmas tree looks adorable left out right next to the real one, and each day kids can hang a new magnetic ornament. It’s a perfect alternative to candy-filled calendars, and simple enough for toddlers to follow along.
“I'd been searching for a quality advent calendar for a few Christmases to enjoy with my son, who is now 3, that didn't involve chocolate,” as one customer said. “The types of wooden advent calendars with the small wooden boxes or drawers are expensive! So this is a great price, made of wood also and helps your child with counting the days and deciding which ornament to place on the tree each night.”
Others love this little beauty because it helps little ones make sense of the holiday season. “My daughter is 2.5 now and is starting to grasp (and love) the whole Christmas thing, but she's been confused at how it's been ‘Christmas’ since Halloween,” one parent wrote. “I've been trying to explain that it's ‘Christmas Time’ or ‘Christmas Season,’ and that there are X many days until Christmas. This calendar is teaching her about time and patience, and it's super helpful when she keeps wondering when Santa comes.”
Got a cartoon-obsessed kid? Amazon’s got something for you, too. The Disney Pixar Cars Advent Calendar includes mini race cars, accessories, and an actual track—and today it’s 50% off.
As kids count the days till Santa arrives, they unveil a new toy—and by Christmas day, they have an entire play set!
“Advent calendars are a part of our household holiday traditions because they add to the anticipation of the season and offer a manageable fun daily task leading up to the big day,” one reviewer wrote. “This calendar is has quality pieces and is well thought out providing both fun surprises behind each door and play value for the completed set.”
Today, Amazon is even selling a wooden gingerbread house Advent calendar for 48 percent off—way to combine two holiday favorites! I think the Wooden Gingerbread House Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar is truly adorable with its gingerbread people, gumdrops, and candy canes. It’s a classic choice for traditionalists or, honestly, anyone who can’t quite keep up with a kid’s constantly changing interests.
I really didn't want to do Elf on the Shelf for my kiddo and was looking for something different but also something we could do each day together,” said one shopper. “This is perfect I am incredibly impressed with the quality of this product. Based on the price I want sure what I would be getting.”
And don’t forget about the truly precious Fisher-Price Little People Advent Calendar, which encourages a child’s growth and imagination.
One shopper wrote, “My kids had an absolute blast going through this calendar over the Christmas holiday. The toys were all good quality and perfectly safe for our 1yr old (with minor supervision of course). Our 7yr old just went nuts over it, she couldn't wait for the next day to see what new surprises it offered.”
Amazon has tons more where these Advent calendars came from, and the one-day discounts are pretty major. ‘Tis the season and time is of the essence, so hurry up and grab one, then set your family up for a full month of Christmas joy. The whole selection of discounted Advent calendars is here!
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