Christmas is perhaps a child’s favorite time of the year. Undoubtedly, you know that this is because of the pile of gifts waiting for each one under the Christmas tree. As December approaches each year, it becomes increasingly difficult to distract the children from the coming holidays.
What better way to prepare your children than an advent calendar with a brand new toy for each day of December? Once, the only advent calendars that existed were those amazing chocolate ones. Today, toy advent calendars are becoming more and more popular and our purpose today is to give insight to the best toy advent calendars for kids in 2019.
If you are not familiar with advent calendars yet, each franchise or brand has a new one every year. It is becoming more and more common for people to collect them and they are great fun gifts for adults as well. Here are the best ones for kids:
75245 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar
The LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar is the most anticipated one each year. The Star Wars franchise is at its peak right now with a brand new movie coming out in December and many more in the making.
The advent calendar for 2019 will, of course, include various characters, vehicles, and starships. Among the 24 characters for this years’ edition, we have a brand new Luke Skywalker minifigure which is perhaps the most valuable piece in the calendar.
Other interesting buildable figures will be that of Poe’s X-Wing Starfighter, an Ahch-To island miniature, and festive-themed Porg figure. This is a great early Christmas gift for children to give them some everyday joy until the large gifts fall into their hands.
Nintendo Super Mario Advent Calendar
The Super Mario advent calendar for 2019 will have two variants – the basic one and the premium version which is, of course, quite more expensive. We will talk about the regular variant which includes 24 surprises.
The calendar will include seventeen 2’5 figures and an additional seven accessories. All come, of course, from the video games. Although the original game came out more than 35 years ago, the franchise never stopped inventing new ones and it remains as popular as ever.
It is the perfect early Xmas gift for both children and adults. After all, the parents of today’s children grew up with Super Mario.
Star Wars Micro Force Advent Calendar
You child will enjoy opening 24 windows, revealing 1 MICRO FORCE mini figure each day as they count down the days leading up to Christmas. This Star Wars advent calendar includes 4 exclusive holiday-themed figures. Boy and girls will love discovering which characters are hiding behind each window. Adding to the fun, the package folds down to reveal a STAR WARS holiday-themed backdrop, which can be decorated with the 7 included exclusive stickers. May the Force be with you this Xmas!
75964 LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar
This year Harry Potter fans will receive an advent calendar unlike the previous years when there were only LEGO Star Wars, Friends, and City-themed calendars.
The Harry Potter calendar will include some incredibly interesting and fun designs. You can expect 7 minifigures of some of the main characters of the wizarding world. Some of the other designs are carefully created miniatures of iconic locations and scenes from the movies such as the chessboard from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
The Harry Potter movies may have reached their end but the franchise has not lost its popularity. This is an amazing gift for young children who are now getting into the franchise.
Playmobil Advent Calendar – Santa’s Workshop
The new 2019 Playmobil Advent Calendar comes with 24 surprises that have been carefully selected in order to create a perfect scene after all have been revealed. The setting is Santa’s Workshop where the elves are working hard to prepare enough presents for every well-behaved kid in the world.
Each of the 24 surprises can be combined with any of the regular Playmobil sets. They include four figures, Santa’s sleigh, a reindeer, and loads of toys and accessories. It is easy to say that this is a perfect early Christmas gift which will keep your kids occupied and happy until the important holidays arrive.
60235 LEGO City Advent Calendar
This year’s LEGO City advent calendar is just as great as we are used to seeing it every year. If your child is not a fan of any particular franchise like Star Wars or Harry Potter, this is the perfect alternative. It does not include any specific characters apart from Santa Claus but is a great toy piece to enhance their collection.
There are 7 minifigures included and a great looking Husky figure. There are also a well-designed snowmobile and a snowplow tractor. This set guarantees that your kid will have a lot of fun while opening a the little doors each day.
Play-Doh Advent Calendar
Years ago, when Play-Doh was introduced to the market, it became an immediate success among kids. It is an improved and way more fun version of plasticine or modeling clay. It is entertaining, colorful, and gives children the opportunity to be as creative as they want.
The Play-Doh advent calendar includes 24 surprises hidden behind numbered doors for each day until Christmas. It also includes 5 tubs to keep your Play-Doh clean and safe. It is the perfect gift for children above the age of 3. Obviously children under this age may accidentally eat some of the doh!
41382 LEGO Friends Advent Calendar
LEGO Friends was introduced as a theme in 2012 and has surprisingly remained a favorite to many. This year, the calendar includes some really interesting figures and structures.
In terms of the figures, there is a Mia mini-doll, two buildable robots and penguins, and a snowman. The rest of the surprises are interesting and well-designed as well and will keep your child entertained. Most are holiday-themed and include some of the Christmas essentials like a snowflake, a Christmas tree, and holiday socks.
Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Advent Calendar
This extraordinary advent calendar includes far more than the usual 24 surprises. Behind the doors, children will find over 50 characters, nests, and accessories. The calendar itself presents a wonderful Christmas scene when you open it.
Once the toys have been uncovered, the child can build their own Christmas paradise with a Hatchimals theme. The calendar involves 10 collEGGtibles, both in-egg and out-of-egg, and over 40 accessories, nests, sticker sheets, and punch-out sheets.
If you want to give your child a unique 24-day experience, the Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Advent Calendar is a great choice.
Harry Potter Funko Pocket Pop Advent Calendar
The brand new Harry Potter Funko Pocket Pop Advent calendar is just another treat for the fans of the franchise next to the LEGO Harry Potter advent calendar. Last year’s edition was a huge success and sold out in days.
The calendar comes in two variants – the basic one and the exclusive version which also includes a full-size Funko Pop! of Voldemort together with his snake Nagini. Nobody but the creators know which characters have been included which makes it even more fun. Of course, you can expect all the main characters but we do not know which variants of the figures they have chosen.
If you know about your child’s interest in the franchise, then this is the ultimate pre-Christmas gift. It will make any fan extremely happy and significantly increase their collection.
PAW Patrol Advent Calendar
There is no child out there that doesn’t love animals. If you want to make your kid extremely happy and give him a lovely animal toy collection, then the PAW Patrol advent calendar is a perfect choice.
Behind each of the doors, there is a lovely PAW Patrol collectible. The child-favorite pups have been dressed up for the winter season; there is a sleigh for two pups, a Christmas tree, two slides, and other great toys. Once all have been unfolded, your child can create perfect snowy sceneries with puppies and play for hours.
Nowadays, we have unlimited toys to choose from for our kids or even ourselves. Each child looks forward to Christmas, mainly because of the gifts they will receive. Hints or open wishes for certain gifts start months earlier and the closer the Christmas day approaches, the more impatient the children become.
There is no better way to distract and entertain children in the days leading up to Christmas than with an Advent Calendar. The choice, however, gets harder and harder. Children love so many things and more and more calendars come out each following year. Our task was to select the 11 best toy advent calendars in 2019.
The LEGO advent calendars have a brand new family member this year in the face of the Harry Potter calendar. Without a doubt, if we could see the sales figures of all these calendars, the LEGO ones would be on top. LEGO has successfully created a tradition of high-quality advent calendars each winter and you will not be wrong to choose one of them.
If your child is not a LEGO fan, however, there are enough different advent calendars to choose from. Even if the ones we included in our list are not a good choice for your kids, you will definitely find one in a theme which they love. Think no more, save yourself the trouble of changing the hiding place of all the presents and get your kid an advent calendar to distract them and bring them joy at the same time.