UPDATED NOV 2016
Advent Calendars are a fun tradition used to count or celebrate the days in anticipation of Christmas. Consecutive doors are opened every day leading up to Christmas. When the doors are opened they reveal an image, poem, or a small toy , candy or chocolate item. While there are many fun chocolate and candy items easily found in stores looking for fun non food advent calendars can be a bit trickier.
Below is a list of some toy and jewelry themed calendars for the Christmas season. These are all a great alternative to chocolate and candy filled calendars. Order early! Toy advent calendars sell out fast!
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Toy Themed Non Food Advent Calendars
Mega Bloks Monster High Advent Calendar – Three buildable mini fashion figures including Frankie Stein, Clawdeen Wolf, and Draculaura, with style accessories.
Barbie Advent Calendar – Daily deliveries for the doll include shoes – four pairs, from funky boots to elegant pumps; statement necklaces, cuffs and bangles and earrings; purses and clutches; a perfume bottle; and fun extras, like a cell phone, sunglasses and hair clips.
Star Wars Lego Advent Calendar – Open up a door each December day to reveal a fun Star Wars gift, including characters, vehicles, starships and more. Unfold the play mat and battle with your collection on Hoth, Tatooine, Naboo and in space. With this much fun, it’ll be the holidays before you know it.
Lego Friends Advent Calendar – Includes Andrea and Liza mini-doll figures in a calendar with 24 secret compartments, each containing its own buildable surprise.
Play-Doh Advent Calendar – 24 secret doors hide a different surprise for each day of the season.
Thomas the Train Minis Advent Calendar – There’s a different train MINIS “gift” inside every door, including 6 EXCLUSIVE MINIS with holiday-themed decorations.
Schleich Christmas on The Farm Advent Calendar – The Christmas on the Farm Advent Calendar includes: Simmental Calf, Paddock Fence, Horse Wash Area, Dwarf Goat Kid, Stable Girl with Wheelbarrow, female Bernese Mountain Dog, Rabbit sitting, Children’s Zoo, Lamb Lying, Cat Standing and Simmental Cow.
Schleich Horse Stable Christmas Advent Calendar – The Horse Stable Christmas Advent Calendar includes: Lipizzaner Foal, Riding Set, Horse Wash Area, Paddocks, Stable Girl with Wheelbarrow, Flabella Foal, Feed Set, Labrador Puppy and Lipizzaner Mare.
Hot Wheels Advent Calendar – Twenty-four surprises: Eight Hot Wheels Vehicles and 16 Accessories!
Angry Birds Advent Calendar – Angry Birds Advent Calendar: This is a premium advent calendar for the ultimate Angry Birds fan. Each of the 24 windows contains a different Angry Bird themed gift. All the gifts can be used together to form a complete game. Gifts include a launcher, blocks, Angry Birds, pigs and mission cards.
Vtech Drivers Advent Calendar – Featuring 24 fun play pieces including a cute Toot-Toot Drivers Sleigh, detachable trailer with SmartPoint, Christmas decorations, mini Toot-Toot Christmas book and lots more surprises.
Calendar Ink Advent Calendar – Help Rudolph find his Christmas tree! In this advent calendar, follow Rudolph on a 25 days adventure and track down his prized Christmas tree. Each day, open the door and oh, what a sight!
Non-Toy Themed Advent Calendars
Oliver Bonas Nutcracker Jewlery – Containing two trays with twelve compartments each, open to reveal a gold bracelet and twenty three compartments. This jewellery style box has a colourful diamond print and pop-up Nutcracker scene.
Jewelry Gift Set Advent Calendar – MARENJA jewelry gift set includes: 1 Key ring, 4 ear studs, 4 chest pins, 5 bracelets, 3 hairpins, 2 necklaces, 4 hair clips, 1 medal.
Christmas Advent Calendar Charm Necklace Bracelet DIY 24 Charms Set Fashion Jewelry – Prepare for Christmas by opening a window each day during Advent to reveal a piece of charms.
Crayola Christmas Activity Calendar – Each day yields one activity using one of the featured Crayola tools in the pack! Kids will enjoy the whimsy of surprise, and can make ornaments, finger puppets, and other easy holiday craft projects that will last for seasons to come.
Yankee Candle Tea Light Advent Calendar – Countdown to Christmas with this collectible advent calendar from the worlds favorite candle company! Everyday reveals a tea light candle in one of the twelve seasonal scents.
Santa’s Sleig Christmas Memory Advent – Each wooden drawer contains an ornament to be placed on Santa’s Sleigh. One ornament each day in anticipation of Christmas Day!
DIY Advent Calendar Ideas
Making your own Advent calendar gives you the option of filling up the spots with safe candies, fun little toys or notes. To get creative clues can be placed in some days so children have to go on a hunt to find the treat.
Oh So Savy Mom – A fun upcycled idea for an Advent calendar that kids get to punch each day.
The Seasoned Mom – Cute idea filling tiny gift boxes
Makdoodle – Round Christmas tins filled with fun things. This one includes a free printable for the calendar numbers.
Craftsmumship – A countdown of books!
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