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25 Advent Calendars with Fun Treats of Every Kind for Kids 2021

the 25 best luxury 2021 Advent Calendars for kids this Christmas holiday 2021.

Part of the fun for any kid this holiday 2020 is all the Advent Calendars that have a little treat for every day from December 1-25. Whether you’re looking for chocolate, candy, toys, or playtime activities, there’s a luxury advent calendar out there to suit any kid for holiday 2020. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has rounded up the 25 best luxury 2021 Advent Calendars for kids this Christmas holiday 2021.

it’s advent calendar time!

December is a time for Christmas traditions.  There’s decorating the tree and weekends filled with holiday baking.  Then there’s the charming holiday strolls, trips around town to see the beautiful light displays and of course, we can’t forget the heartwarming holiday movies.

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But when it comes to counting the days to Christmas, the annual advent calendar is one of our family’s favorites year after year.  There’s nothing like seeing the kids wake up each morning to discover a little treat reminding them that Santa is soon on his way.

the 25 best luxury 2021 Advent Calendars for kids this Christmas holiday 2021.

The 25 best luxury 2021 Advent Calendars for kids this Christmas holiday 2021.

While you could certainly take the handmade approach or go the classic chocolate route when it comes to stepping up your kids’ countdown to Christmas, we’ve discovered that kids’ advent calendars have come a long way over the past few years – just like adult ones have.  Instead of the standard chocolate squares, these calendars contain the latest toys, hot pop culture collectibles, holiday craft projects and science experiments to name a few.

If you, like us, want your kiddo to have some extra fun opening up a just-a-little-something each day, we’ve found 25 advent calendars for the Christmas holiday season 2021 that are just what Santa’s elves ordered, with candy, toys and more.  And don’t worry, if you’re a traditionalist, there’s a chocolate filled option for you too.

the 25 best luxury 2021 Advent Calendars for kids this Christmas holiday 2021.

The 25 best luxury 2021 Advent Calendars for kids this Christmas holiday 2021.

the top luxury kids advent calendars this year

1. purple cow countdown to christmas science advent calendar

Give your mad scientist everything they need to carry out 24 experiments with Purple Cow’s Countdown to Christmas Science Advent Calendar ($40). It’s sure to keep them busy and tech-free while you finish getting ready for the big day.

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2. uncommon goods cookie making advent calendar

Countdown to Christmas a Cooking Making Advent Calendar ($70) from Uncommon Good filled with 25 days of ingredients, tools and recipes for baking holiday cookies together.

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3. kid made modern diy advent calendar

Maybe the best advent calendar is the one with treats kids make for themselves. The Kid Made Modern DIY Advent Calendar ($20) comes with 25 craft ideas and prompts for different projects.

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4. haba my first advent calendar

For the tiniest revelers, Haba’s My First Advent Calendar ($35) offers 24 wooden farm animals, so they can practice their “baas” and “moos.”

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5. american girl a dozen delicious days countdown set

Build excitement this season with a special A Dozen Delicious Days ($50) countdown set from American Girl that contains a dozen special little baking themed gifts for their favorite doll.

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6. lovepop pancake the penguin’s christmas adventure advent calendar

Little ones will love following along on Pancake’s journey through a winter wonderland filled with pop up sculptures with Lovepop’s Pancake the Penguin’s Christmas Adventure Advent Calendar ($40).

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7. lego star wars advent calendar

Star Wars fans will love the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar ($40). It includes buildable characters and vehicles from Star Wars: The Mandalorian like The Mandalorian and the Child (Grogu), aka Baby Yoda and 11 mini build vehicles including The Razor Crest.

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8. the make arcade stitchmas advent cross stitch kit

Stitch your way to Christmas with The Make Arcade’s Stitchmas Advent Cross Stitch Kit (£30) advent calendar. They’ll get an eight-inch embroidery hoop, pattern and all the supplies they need to create a beautiful Christmas cross stitch which will be ready for the big day.

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9. harry potter funko advent calendar

This Harry Potter Funko Advent Calendar ($60) will make your little one feel like they’re at the Yule Ball.

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10. elf on the shelf north pole advent train

This North Pole Advent Train ($54) is perfectly sized for your family’s Elf on the Shelf to ride. Inside they’ll find surprises like mini Elf figures and accessories to help get ready for Santa’s arrival.

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11. schleich horse club advent calendar

Horseback riders will love this realistic Horse Club Schleich Advent Calendar (£44) from Schleich.

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12. meri meri dog advent calendar suitcase

Meri Meri’s Dog Advent Calendar Suitcase ($45) full of furry little friends is perfect for the kid who is always asking for a puppy.

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13. ciaté london mini mani advent calendar

What tween or teen wouldn’t love getting a new nail color for 24 days straight with a Mini Mani Advent Calendar ($65) from Ciaté London?

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14. fao schwarz dinosaur advent calendar

With gifts that range from fossil excavation to egg hatching and volcano creation, this Dinosaur Advent Calendar ($40) from FAO Schwarz will have them feeling like a real paleontologist.

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15. oriental cherry fluffy slime kit advent calendar

All kids love slime. So you know they’re gonna adore Oriental Cherry’s Fluffy Slime Kit candy Advent Calendar for 2021 ($30) that includes nine scented fluffy slime jars and 15 accessories to go with it.

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16. playmobil santa’s workshop advent calendar

Kids can construct their very own toy workshop with the help of this Playmobil Santa’s Workshop Advent Calendar ($50).

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17. hingston and olsen kids short story advent calendar

Perfect for bookworms, Hingston and Olsen has launched a new Kids Short Story Advent Calendar ($70 CAD) filled with tales from Jacqueline Woodson, Jerry Spinelli, Terry Pratchett, Kenneth Oppel, Beatrix Potter and others.

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18. himlus fidget toy advent calendar

Fidget toys are more popular than ever, and this Fidget Toy Advent Calendar ($33) from Himlus toy delivers 24 days of fidget fun, including a few mini pop fidget toys.

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19. arteza advent calendar

Refresh their art stash and spark their creativity with Arteza’s 24 Day Advent Calendar ($65) which includes a new supply and an arts or crafts challenge every day.

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20. disney minnie mouse advent calendar

Got a little Minnie Mouse fan on your hands? Disney’s Minnie Mouse Advent Calendar ($35) comes with one Minnie Mouse Doll, plus 24 accessories and fashion items that little ones can use to switch up her style.

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21. reese’s advent calendar

24 days of chocolate and peanut butter? We think even the hardest to please teenager couldn’t resist the lure of a Reese’s candy Advent Calendar ($13).

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22. moma brain teasers 12 Day advent calendar

Bring some mental stimulation to the Christmas countdown with this Brain teasers 12-Day Advent Calendar ($25) from MoMa. From tricky puzzles to word games and riddles, it’s sure to make for a fun countdown to Christmas.

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23. lego friends advent calendar

We’re excited just picturing how fun it will be to see them unwrap a new Lego figurine each day, gradually building an entire holiday scene with this Lego Friends Advent Calendar ($30).

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24. happy socks advent calendar

Upgrade your tween or teens sock draw with this colorful Happy Socks Advent Calendar ($110).

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25. my kindness advent calendar

This is a reverse advent calendar of sorts. Instead of getting a toy or treat each day, with the My Kindness Advent Calendar ($70 CAD), kids will give something back. Each day unveils a new kindness decal with challenges like, “donate to a food bank” or “give toys to kids in need” that children can stick on to a wintry tree once they’ve finished.

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the best luxury 2021 advent calendars for kids

There you have it, our 25 favorite luxury 2021 advent calendars with candy, playtime activities and more to help your little ones really get into the Christmas spirit this year.  As for what to put under the tree on the 25th day?  Our list of the best gifts for kids can help you sort that out.

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Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier and a former Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in New York and is married with three young children. She loves cross-country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.

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