10 Best Advent Calendars 2012
This year's best advent calendars, from Kinder Surprise to Starbucks to Pottery Barn Kids, Playmobil, Lego Star wars toys and more! Happy holidays!(16 Photos)
Top 10 Advent Calendars
Tip: Advent calendars sell out fast! If you see one you like, get it while you still can. (We've included a few extra picks, just in case!) Click on for our favourites this year. Happy opening!
Starbucks Advent Calendar
The doors open to reveal compartments filled with delicious dark chocolates – and five other merry surprises (better be lattes!).
Advent calendar, $30, Starbucks
This little house is filled with Kinder "schoko-bons, and mini kinder country, kinder bueno, and kinder chocolate." Nothing not to love about Kinder, as long as you remember to carve out extra time for assembly in the morning or keep it for an after-dinner treat.
Kinder Surprise Advent Calendar, $16, retailers across Canada
Lego City Advent Calender
This years Lego calendar features an icy chase, policemen in a mini police car, Santa Claus and robbers making a slippery escape on snowmobiles!
Lego City Advent Calender, $40, Chapters Indigo
Playmobil Christmas Post Office Advent Calendar
By the 24th day, there will be a complete Christmas scene: Elves loading the reindeer sled for the next delivery, a red postbox full of letters, and Santa, an Angel, an Elf, puppy, kitten, moose, lots of toys and accessories for festive make believe.
Playmobil Christmas Post Office Advent Calendar, $22, Mastermind Toys
Alex Toys Crafty Advent Calendar
We love that this personalized calendar is pre-sewn, so the hard part is done for you, but that you can choose what you put in each pocket, whether it's a chocolate, a tiny figurine or a little note. The best part? The tradition of having the same one every year (and never having to buy another!).
Alex Toys Crafty Advent Calendar, $25, Mastermind Toys
Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar
With 24 unique gifts, including iconic minifigures, vehicles and accessories, this may guarantee the force is with your Star Wars fan this season (if you buy it fast before it sells out).
Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar, $49, Chapters Indigo
Divine Fair Trade Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar
Give the gift of dignity and respect with a fair-trade chocolate advent from from Kuapa Kokoo, a farmer's co-operative in Ghana.
Divine Advent Calendar, $12, Ten Thousand Villages
Pottery Barn Kids Telluride Advent Calendar
An extra-special calendar to start and extra-exciting ritual with the kids.
Telluride Advent Calendar, $88, Pottery Barn Kids
Playmobil Advent Calendar
Includes: angel figure, Christmas tree, Santa Claus figure, a fawn, sleigh, a squirrel and more classic Playmobil cuteness.
Playmobil Forest Winter Wonderland Calendar, $19, Mastermind Toys
Playmobil Dinosaur Advent Calendar
Perfect for preschool paleontologists.
Advent Calendar Dino Expedition, $19, Mastermind Toys
Hanukkah Countdown Calendar
Each of nine flaps can hold a small gift or trinket; lift one flap each day to reveal another candle flame on the menorah.
Hanukkah Countdown Calendar, $88, Pottery Barn Kids
Pottery Barn Kids Stocking Advent Calendar
A linen and felt classic that he'll keep forever.
Stocking Advent Calendar, $113, Pottery Barn Kids
Olive, the Other Reindeer Advent Calendar
Based on the best-selling Christmas story Olive, the Other Reindeer, by J.otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh. Open a window each day to reveal a new stand-up figure to add to make a very merry, Olive-inspired holiday scene.
Olive the Other Reindeer Pop-Up Advent Calendar , $11, Chronicle Books
Pottery Barn Kids Santa Advent Calendar
Kids keep track of the day, moving the candy cane to the next pocket each morning with this felt and linen calendar. We love that it fits on the back of the door: a sweet surprise for little ones to wake up to!
Santa Advent Calendar, $49, Pottery Barn Kids
One of a Kind
These envelopes are packed with lots of fun stickers, fake tattoos, rubber stamps, snow globe kits and more. Includes the red twine, mini green clothespin and goodie-packed envelopes.
EcoMonster Fun Pack Advent Calendar, $42, Etsy
Telluride Advent Calendar
This gorgeous advent calendar doubles as a tree for small spaces.
Telluride advent calendar, $88, Pottery Barn Kids