The Best Advent Calendars For All Ages

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Countdown to Christmas with these festive Advent calendars that bring joy at every age. We’ve found the best Advent calendars that add even more anticipation and fun to the holiday season for everyone on your shopping list!

PS: Here’s 24 activities for Advent on a free printable if you want to make your own calendar this year.

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One of our absolute favorite Christmas traditions is opening the Advent calendar each day. As my kids get older, it takes on deeper meaning but when they were little it was such a fun way to celebrate the arrival of Christmas. Now we focus a bit more on the meaning of Advent, and also enjoying each day as we lead up to Christmas.

The one year I tried to skip the Advent calendar, my kids protested. They told me they’re never too old for it, so this is one tradition I hope to keep going even if the content of the calendars changes as they age.

Beautiful Flocked Gold and Silver Christmas Tree

I’ve even given Advent calendars as gifts. One dear friend of mine loves Bonne Maman Jams and I gifted this advent to her last year and she still raves about it. It was a HUGE hit! Apparently it contains rare variations you can’t get anywhere else, and now I want one too.

Bonne Maman Fruit Spread and Honey Advent Calendar

The most important thing to note about buying Advent calendars is to get them EARLY. Especially this year with supply chain issues, you’ll want to buy them now because if you wait they sell out quickly. Especially limited edition calendars like the one above.

Favorite Books About Advent

If you’re looking to add more meaning to Advent aside from opening little paper doors in boxes, pair calendars with books about Advent. Here’s a few of our favorites, they include editions for all ages. You can read them each night, or in the morning before opening the door in an Advent calendar. This adds deeper meaning to a lovely holiday tradition.

Countdown to Christmas: 25 Stories & Family Activities for Advent Hardcover – October 6, 202…

Christmas stories and family activities for Advent

The Advent Storybook: 25 Bible Stories Showing Why Jesus Came (Bible Storybook Series)

Advent Storybook Christmas Story

Shadow and Light: A Journey into Advent Hardcover – September 1, 2020

Christmas Advent Journey Book

25 Days of the Christmas Story: An Advent Family Experience

Family Advent Experience

Best Advent Calendars for All Ages

Whether you’re a kid, a teen, or a collector, we have an advent calendar for you! From socks to rocks to LEGO to candy, there’s an Advent calendar for just about any hobby and interest. It adds a touch of extra anticipation and fun when geared to a theme someone loves.

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar

Star Wars Lego Advent

Rock and Mineral Advent Calendar with 24 Specimens Of Minerals, Fossils, Gemstones, & More

Minerals and Gemstones Advent Calendar

Disney Storybook Collection Advent Calendar 2021

Disney Storybook Advent Calendar

Hot Wheels 2021 Advent Calendar with 24 Surprises

Hotwheels Advent Calendar

LEGO Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar

Lego Avengers Advent Calendar

The Crazy Scientist Advent Calendar – 24 Cool Science Experiments to Countdown to Christmas

Science Experiments Christmas Advent Calendar

LEGO City Advent Calendar

Lego City Advent Calendar

The Republic Of Tea 12 Days Of Sipping Advent Calendar

Christmas Advent for Tea Drinkers

Retro Hanging Advent Calendar

Traditional Wall Hanging Advent Calendar

Bonne Maman Mini Fruit Spreads and Honey Advent Calendar

Bonne Maman Fruit and Honey Advent Calendar

Harry Potter: Holiday Magic: The Official Advent Calendar

Harry Potter Advent Calendar

Gnome Fabric Advent Calendar

Gnome Wall Hanging Advent Calendar

Funko Pop! Advent Calendar: Harry Potter – 2021

Harry Potter Character Advent Calendar

Fisher-Price Little People Nativity Advent Calendar

Fisher Price Advent Calendar

Writing this post was such a walk down memory lane! We started with DIY Advent Calendars, and then switched to the Little People Nativity set above, and then moved onto LEGO Advent Calendars. Now I’m not sure what we’ll do as my kids are teens. I’m thinking the rock and mineral version or the Harry Potter one will be perfect for this age!

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There’s so many ways to celebrate and embrace Advent, and I hope you found a few ideas here to get you started and keep the tradition going this year.


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