UPDATED NOV 2017
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 nonfood 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. We do not sell these items directly but instead provide links as a resource to others. Order early! Toy advent calendars sell out fast!
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Toy Themed Non-Food Advent Calendars
Despicable Me Minion Advent Calendar – Three buildable minion figures with distinct, highly detailed features and a winter theme to collect.
Tsum Tsum Advent Calendar – Includes 18 Tsum Tsum figures, 6 large, 6 medium and 6 small in holiday attire.
Mega Bloks Monster High Advent Calendar – Three buildable mini fashion figures including Frankie Stein, Clawdeen Wolf, and Draculaura, with style accessories.
Mega Bloks Ninja Turtles Advent Calendar – 24 surprises to build, the Turtles’ Advent Calendar features four buildable, micro action figures with accessories, including one Turtle that you can equip to look like any of the four brothers.
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 Stephanie 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.
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.
Non-Toy Themed Advent Calendars
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.
Mad Beauty Christmas Lights Advent Calendar – Make-up advent contains 24 mini beauty treats & accessories! Perfect Christmas gift for glam girls!
Christmas Charm Bracelet and Necklace Advent Calendar – Unique set with Gift Box comes with 22 charms and 1 bracelet(first window) and 1 necklace(Window 16), Decorative Boxes, and background panels in your own style.
Christmas Advent Charms – This beautiful calendar includes 1 necklace, 1 bracelet, and 22 charms. Made from silver-tone metal.
DIY Advent Calendars
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.
Gingerbread Advent Calendar – Put your own treats in this cute wooden gingerbread house.
Wood Calendar with Chalkboard Doors – Numbered boxes, each 2.5″ square compartments to hold small candy or gifts. Wooden calendar measures 17.13″ x 14.25″ x 3.38. Mount on wall with small hooks on the back or sit on counter or table
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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