With 2020 being the tough year that it has been, it’s time to inject some joy and happiness in the lead up to Christmas. The countdown to Christmas is usually fun enough but when you add the excitement of an advent calendar to it, it’s next level. Here at Newy with Kids, we’ve selected
Although the tradition of the advent calendar is of German origin which involves lighting candles, we much prefer the practice of opening up advent calendars for a treat each day. It makes for great family time discovering what the treat is each day.
Pick the best advent calendar for you and your family and enjoy counting down the 24 days to Christmas.
Kids Advent Calendars
LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar
Harry Potter fans! Celebrate Christmas in the Wizarding World with this magical LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar (75981). Behind each of the 24 doors is a different toy or figure from the Harry Potter series. As the big day gets closer, kids can recreate Hogwarts holiday scenes – including the amazing Yule Ball. The calendar contains minifigures – including Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Padma Patil, Parvati Patil and Cho Chang – and buildable models, such as a miniature Beauxbaton’s carriage and a dining table with ice-castle centerpiece.
LEGO Friends Advent Calendar
Make the Christmas countdown even more exciting with the LEGO Friends Advent Calendar. Kids will find a new buildable surprise hiding behind each door. The calendar is filled with super-cute Christmas characters, all of which belong to three themes: Emma’s room, Santa’s toy workshop and a winter wonderland.
LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar
Schleich Dinosaurs Advent Calendar
The 2020 Dinosaur Advent Calendar from Schleich will make waiting for Christmas even more special for dino lovers. Children will delight in opening a little window each day in December to reveal 24 beautifully crafted Schleich figurines to build a wonderful prehistoric dinosaur scene. The Advent Calendar contains loads of great dinosaur figurine, a dinosaur researcher person with moveable arms and legs and all kinds of prehistoric accessories for hours of playing fun. The Schleich figures are modeled in beautiful detail and promote educationally valuable play. Suitable for kids aged 4 – 12.
Schleich Advent Calendar Horse Club
The 2020 Horse Club advent calendar from Schleich® Horse Club will make waiting for Christmas even more special for horse enthusiasts. Children will delight in opening a little window each day in December to reveal 24 beautifully crafted Schleich figurines to build a wonderful horse scene. In the Schleich® Horse Club advent calendar, the vet uses her stethoscope to examine the Trakehner mare and foal before the big horse show Christmas celebration. The little cat family, the rabbit and the squirrel nibble on delicious apples, carrots and lettuce from the basket and bowl, they look curiously on as the horses are groomed with the hoof pick and massage brush. Suitable for kids aged 4 – 12.
Sharing Kindness Advent Calendar
Spread the Kindness this Christmas with the beautiful Sharing Kindness Advent Calendar! This is such a unique and thoughtful Advent calendar that is jam-packed with Easy-To-Do Kindness Challenges, Reusable Stickers and ‘Scratchies’ for the whole family to enjoy! This kindness calendar will teach you the power of being kind to yourself and everyone you meet in a fun and interactive way and is the perfect Advent Calendar to to raise your kids to be kind and confident and truly experience the giving spirit of Christmas.
Hair Accessories Advent Calendar
This is every girl’s dream advent calendar! What girl doesn’t need more hair accessories! Coming in a beautifully packaged pink house box, the hair accessory advent calendar includes 24 gorgeous enamel hairclips, scrunchies, decorative hair ties. Each clip is different with cute Christmas themed clips and other super adorable designs including rainbows, hearts, unicorns and many more.
12 Days Kids Beauty Advent Calendar
Open a little window each day in the countdown to Christmas to reveal 12 bath and body treats for ultimate pampering including combination of hand creams, body lotion, lip balms and bath fizzers.
Playmobil Fire Rescue Advent Calendar
Children will delight in opening a little window each day in the countdown to Christmas to reveal 76 beautifully crafted Playmobil pieces to build a construction fire rescue site. The Playmobil Construction Fire Rescue Advent Calendar also includes a super fun pull back motor fire rescue vehicle! Advent Calendar includes 76 Playmobil pieces including backdrop, two fire fighter figures, pull-back motor fire rescue vehicle, road signs, road blocks, fire, oils spills, tools and plenty of other accessories. Recommended for ages 4 years and up.
Minecraft Advent Calendar
Count-down to Christmas 2020 with Minecraft. This colourful fun advent calendar comes packed with mini figures, accessories and holiday surprises. Kids will open one door a day for 24 days to find Minecraft-themed delights to have fun with all year round. Discover 12 mini figures including polar bear, snow golem and hoodie steve, a miniature bed dressed in holiday bedding, accessories and lots more.
Hot Wheels Advent Calendar
Kids can start unlocking surprises with a Hot Wheels advent calendar on the first day of December for a fun-filled Christmas Day countdown! Suitable for kids 3+, it includes 8 decorated Hot Wheels cars, 16 accessories and 1 foldout playmat.
Barbie Dreamtopia Advent Calendar
Celebrate any occasion with the Barbie Dreamtopia Advent calendar and discover 24 days of surprise gifts. Kids open Barbie doll on day one, and then reveal a new surprise daily for the next 23 days. Surprises include accessories, storytelling pieces and fashions that let kids dress Barbie doll up as a princess, mermaid or fairy. Each new surprise brings a new opportunity to mix and match and tell a new fairytale. Accessories and storytelling pieces, like tiaras, necklaces, pets and tea party pieces, instantly expand the playtime possibilities. Suitable for kids 3+,
Wooden Woodlands Animal Advent Calendar
This beautifully crafted wooden advent calendar contains 24 doors with wooden pieces to build a wooden Christmas tree surrounded by little wooden animals. Each day a new wooden piece is revealed behind a little door to build this beautiful Christmas scene. It comes in a gorgeous Wooden Animals themed carry case that allows the advent calendar to be packed away and re-used each year to make this a yearly Christmas tradition.
Chocolate Advent Calendars
Kinnerton Bluey’s Advent Calendar
Enjoy 24 mik chocolate fun with Bluey and Bingo for your little one. Nut safe.
Lindt Lindor Advent Calendar
What’s Christmas without chocolate? Survive the silly season and enjoy a Lindt chocolate each day. Let the calendar surprise you with a different variety as you count down for Christmas.
Kinder Chocolate Advent Calendar
Love the chocolate in Kindersuprise? Enjoy 24 pieces of delicious milk chocolate with a milky filling to help count down the days until Christmas!
Cadbury Chocolate Advent Calendar
Enjoy a little piece of delicious Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate advent shapes each day hidden behind each door.
Food & Drink Advent Calendars
Koko Black All Star Advent Calendar
A countdown of handcrafted pralines await behind every door, so you can Koko your way to Christmas day. From our most-loved milk, dark and white chocolate treasures to festive flavours like cinnamon and spiced eggnog, unravel the daily riddle and follow the trail left by Santa’s sleigh! The go-to gift for little elves, grown-ups and everyone in-between.
T2 World of Tea – Teabag Advent Calendar
Get a taste of what the world has to offer – sip and sample your way through 24 taste bud tingling teas as you countdown to the most jolly day of the year! Open up and explore old favourites, new friends and scrumptious festive numbers guaranteed to make your daily cup full of flavour, intrigue and discovery! You can purchase the tea bag set or loose leaf tea version.
Christmas Coffee Advent Calendar
What better way to get your daily fix of coffee in the hectic Christmas period, than enjoying and sampling coffee from some of Australia’s top coffee roasters! Presented in a luxury gift hessian bag, the coffee advent calendar is jam-packed full of coffee to keep you going throughout December, in the lead up to the big day! This advent calendar could also make the perfect Christmas gift for husbands, teachers, grandparents or any coffee addict friends…or indulge in one for yourself!
Stationery Advent Calendars
Smiggle Advent Calendar 2020
If you love stationery, get your hands on the Smiggle Advent Calendar 2020. It contains 25 days of limited edition Smiggle stationery surprises. Suitable for kids aged 6+.
Beauty & Wellness Advent Calendars
Cath Kidston Beauty Advent Calendar
The Cath Kidston Beauty Advent Calendar comes in a gorgeous vintage-feel Festive Animal print and includes a combination of hand creams, body lotions, lip balms, body scrubs, bath fizzers, scented soaps and more. All the Cath Kidston products are designed in England and contain the highest quality essential oils and actives and are also paraben/sulfate free, vegan and cruelty free.
The Body Shop Make It Real Advent Calendar
This advent calendar by The Body Shop Count is jam-packed with unexpected treats to uplift, pamper and rejuvenate – the perfect way to recover from all the festivities! They’ve carefully chosen 24 products from their favourite bath and body collections, including special edition seasonal ranges – and a few you’ll know and love. Calendar also comes in Make It Real Together Big and Make It Real Together Ultimate versions as well if you want to really spoil yourself or someone else.
MECCA Beauty-Full Days Advent Calendar
Count down to glam this Christmas with 12 mini must-haves to open day-by-day. This beauty-filled advent calendar is full of pigment-loaded treats that slip perfectly into your carry-on or clutch to ensure you’re always looking your holiday best. This set includes bronzer, bronzing gel, cream blush, highlighting powder, eyeshadow, cream eyeshadow, illuminating primer, cream shadow, liquid shadow, plumping lip oil, lip liner, liquid lipstick, eye pencil and brow gel.
Coming soon is the Lush advent calendar 12 Days of Christmas advent calendar. It contains 12 products for bath, shower and body including the Celebrate body milk – a 2020 Christmas gift exclusive
Inika Advent Calendar
Embrace 12 days of clean and natural beauty delight with INIKA Organic favourites in full and travel sizes.
Palm Beach Candle Advent Calendar
Get ready to fall in love with the luxurious Palm Beach range of hand-poured scented candles. Filled with 12 deliciously-scented, Australian made candles with fragrances inspired by the brand’s love of Sydney’s Palm Beach. The Palm Beach Candle Advent Calendar comes in a gorgeously packaged book-style advent calendar making this a perfect gift or choose to keep for yourself! The candles each have a 12 hour burn time and are made in Australia from fine fragrance oils and soy wax.
L’Occitane Advent Calendar
Make this year’s countdown to Christmas the best yet with the 24 Days of L’Occitane Advent Calendar.
This Christmas, the Calendar takes you to the Christmas Market of Provence, bringing you a range of most loved and exclusive products that are powered by the magical nature of Provence. Enjoy this Advent Calendar that tells the story of L’Occitane
In Essence Advent Calendar
In Essence limited-edition 12 days of oils is the perfect gift for all wellness enthusiasts or your loved ones this Christmas. This carefully curated box includes 12 pure essential oils from our lifestyle & destination range, perfect for any mood you are in!
YSL Advent Calendar
This holiday season, YSL Beauty invites you to explore their advent calendar. Dive into the inspiring and immersive world of Yves St Laurent, discovering 24 of the most iconic products. YSLs Luxury Advent Calendar gifted in a couture leopard pattern and festive, glittering red gift box.
Diptyque Advent Calendar
Here’s a splurge! Count down to the holidays with the Diptyque Advent Calendar featuring 25 little pleasures. This super-luxe gift includes candles, shower oil, perfume, body polish and more.
Traditional European Advent Calendars
$15.95 – $49.95 from The Partridge and the Pear
The Partridge and the Pear stock a range of traditional European advent calendars, including fold-out, panorama, religious and musical, with a Christmas image (or tune) behind each door.
The Jesus is Born advent calendar features the holy family while the Having a Wonderful Christmas Time advent calendar features an image behind each door, which when pressed plays a 40 second Christmas tune.
These traditional calendars are perfect for those who wish to wait until later in the day for their chocolate fix! The detailed, rich imagery is great for little ones to engage with. Free shipping is offered on all Australia orders with 20% off for purchases of two calendars or more.
Alcohol Advent Calendars
12 Nights of Wine
Enjoy the silly season with a new wine each night from across Australia and New Zealand, crafted by some of the very best winemakers. From juicy and mouth-watering Grenache to a big, big bold Shiraz or a fresh crisp Sauvignon Blanc – an exciting adventure awaits. This pack includes 5 x 187ml red wines, 5 x 187ml white wines and 2 x 200ml sparkling wines.
Bridge Road Brewers & Friends Craft Beer Christmas Countdown Advent
This unique Craft Beer Christmas Countdown Gift Pack brought to you by Bridge Road Brewers includes 24 different craft beers in a specialised advent calendar pack which allows you to try a new beer each day in December until Christmas Eve.
2020 De Bortoli Wine Advent Calendar
Each Advent Calendar features all your De Bortoli Wines favourites and will be packed with 12 different varieties including a selection of red, white, sparkling and rosé.
Drinks by the Dram 12 Days of Gin Advent Calendar
Drinks by the Dram have curated a perfect Christmas gift for the Gin enthusiast on your list. The set includes 12 wax-sealed 30ml drams of gin.. Enjoy a new dram for each of the 12 Days of Christmas! There are are also 12 Days of Whisky Advent Calendar and 12 Days of Rum Advent Calendar available to purchase.
Good Pair Days
Countdown the nights with twelve of bottles, with a focus on Aussie wines this year, to support our Australian growers. The set includes 12 full sized individually-wrapped bottles plus wine pairings and tasting notes. There are three varieties including Mixed, Chillable and Reds.
24 days of Cognac Advent Calendar
Endorsed by 1423, this high quality advent calendar includes 25 different products with 20mL bottles of Cognac. The eye-catching gold and black calendar is a perfect present for any rum lover including yourself!
You can also make your own beer or advent calendars by buying a selection of 12 or 24 bottles of wine or craft beer and wrapping them individually
DIY Advent Calendars
Make your own advent calendar
If you prefer to make your own advent calendar, you can buy fabric advent calendar and fill it with your own chocolates, treats, jokes, Christmas ornaments, jigsaw puzzle pieces or anything else. Little Advent Boxes have some beautiful advent calendars that you can add your own stuff. They also have advent fillers like Christmas craft activities and other fillers.
You can also make a book advent calendar which involves wrapping a selection of books to open each day. If you don’t want to purchase brand-new books, scour op shops or street libraries for gently used books. Or even mix books from your kid’s bookshelf that your kids can “rediscover” with new book purchases.
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