Best Toy Advent Calendars for Kids 2018!

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Toy Advent Calendars can help you bring daily Christmas cheer to your home as you countdown to the big day. These boxes contain surprise items for kids of all ages.Whether you have teens, tweens, kids, toddlers or one (or two!) of each, Toy Advent Calendars are sure to be a hit. There’s bound to be a box suitable for any age and even adults who love toys!

These boxes have fun and classic themes like Disney, Lego, Playmobil plus toddler hits Peppa Pig and Thomas the Train, and new favorites like LOL Surprise, Harry  Potter, and Funko! Kids advent calenders really can make the buildup to Christmas much more enjoyable, compared to just crossing out the dates on a boring old calendar. Give these calendars as pre-Christmas presents and you can be sure they can keep your kids occupied up until the holidays.

Make the Christmas countdown much more exciting. Check out these awesome Toy Advent Calendars and let the memories begin!

Looking for even more advent calendars? Check out all our posts on Advent Calendars or find more on Amazon, or see the list of Advent Calendars in the directory! 

LOL Surprise! OOTD

The 2018 L.O.L. Surprise! Advent Calendar is now available!

L.O.L. Surprise! OOTD Outfit of the Day Advent Calendar $29.99

In a world where babies run everything, little rockers Rebel against nap time and Teacher's pets become class presidents with "free pizza Fridays!" in this world, all work is play and nothing is dull Cuz it's all a Lil' surprising and outrageous! unbox 25+ surprises in the L.O.L. Surprise! #outdo (outfit of the day)! unbox an exclusive L.O.L. Surprise! doll, and then every day of the month unbox an outfit or pair of shoes! mix ‘N match for endless fashion combos! collect them all!


The Disney Frozen Arendelle Advent Calendar from Kidkraft for 2018 is available now!

Disney Frozen Arendelle Advent Calendar ($29.99)

Count down to the holiday with the Disney Frozen Arendelle Advent calendar by Kidkraft. Thoughtfully designed to capture the magic of the season, this sturdy house is crafted to be a family tradition that lasts year after year.

Funko Harry Potter

The 2018 Funko Harry Potter 24-Piece Mini Figure Advent Calendar is available for pre-order now at IWOOT! This box is £49.99 (about $66) and will include 24 pint-size heroes. Estimated release date is on 11/29. Thanks Greg for the tip! This SHOULD also be sold at Target in the US (FYI - this link doesn't yet show the item, but it will direct to the item once it launches) but you CAN order it now if you want to guarantee it - it may cost more overall from IWOOT although shipping is free.

Countdown to Christmas with a line of Harry Potter-themed pocket Pop!

Featuring the Wizarding World’s favorite witches, wizards, beasts, ghosts and house elves, this Harry Potter advent calendar promises a very jolly Christmas indeed, especially when paired with treacle tart and a mug of hot Butterbeer. Celebrate the season with Harry Potter, Hermione Granger with a time turner, Ron Weasley, and more! You never know who you are going to get!

Plush Tsum Tsum

The latest 2018 Disney Tsum Tsum Advent Calendar is available now: the 2018 Mini Plush Tsum Tsum Disney Store-shopDisney Exclusive Advent Calendar!

The run up to December 25th has never been packed with more adorable plush Disney pals than with this Mini ''Tsum Tsum'' Advent Calendar. With every squeezably soft surprise, your little ones get even more excited about the big day.

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The 2018 Disney Tsum Tsum Plush Advent Calendar is $129.95. It's mini instead of micro this year - hence the price increase!

Little People

Fisher Price Little People 2018 Advent Calendars are available now! They're $29.60 at Amazon and there looks to be no changes from last year's calendar. If you've already done this one, consider these other advent calendars for kids and toddlers!

Fisher Price Little People Advent Calendar ($34.99)

What’s behind the door today? Little ones will love opening the door to find a new Little People friend or fun, holiday-themed accessory each day as Christmas comes closer! By December 24th, they’ll have a whole new set of holiday toys to “make merry” with! Start a whole new Countdown to Christmas tradition with a fun surprise every day! You can even use the Little People Advent Calendar to practice numbers and counting skills with your toddler!

American Girl


The American Girl 2018 Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar is available now! This calendar is $40:

Count down the days to the most exciting time of the year! This glittery box has doors to open for the 12 days leading up to Christmas. Each one is filled with doll-sized surprises, including festive accessories, mini activities, and pretend treats.


The 2018 Schleich Advent Calendars are available now! There are 3 available sets, 2 of them sell at $34.44 each at Amazon.

Schleich Advent Calendar 2018 - Wild Life (This is currently out of stock, but you can add it to your wishlist - we also found it at Wonderland Models)

Superb Schleich figurines and accessories are concealed behind 24 little doors. A new surprise awaits you every day! The Schleich® figurines are exceptionally detailed, lovingly painted and allow children to play and learn at the same time.

Schleich Advent Calendar 2018 - Horse Club ($34.44)

The Horse Club advent calendar brightens up the wait for Christmas for horse lovers. Every little door reveals a small treat – gorgeous painted figurines and lots of handy and beautiful accessories for the Lakeside riding center. The advent calendar is therefore the ideal addition for all fans of the Horse Club from Schleich.

Superb Schleicher figurines and accessories are concealed behind 24 little doors. A new surprise awaits you every day! the Schleicher figurines are exceptionally detailed, lovingly painted and allow children to play and learn at the same time.

Hot Wheels

The 2018 Hot Wheels Advent Calendar is available now!

Hot Wheels 2018 Advent Calendar ($19.99)

  • Make the holiday season a countdown with colorful Christmas-themed packaging and 24 windows for a daily surprise
  • Start unlocking surprises on the first day of December for a Christmas day countdown in Hot Wheels style!
  • This Hot Wheels Advent calendar will delight kids of all ages
  • There are eight decorated Hot Wheels vehicles and sixteen accessories for every day leading up to the holiday
  • Great gift for Hot Wheels fans!

FYI - according to a really great review on Amazon, this is a big improvement over the last two years' calendars.

LEGO Advent Calendars: Star Wars, Friends, City Town!

All three LEGO Advent Calendars for 2018 are available now! LEGO Advent calendars are undeniably the hottest advent calendars for all ages all over the globe.

If you're in the UK, grab these calendars from IWOOT in the UK (delivery is $2.99 in the US).

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar ($39.99)

  • Build 24 festive LEGO Star Wars characters and mini models and play with them on the foldout playmat!
  • Includes 5 minifigures, 3 figures and buildable mini models like a tie fighter and at-act
  • 307 pieces – for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 14
  • LEGO Star Wars building toys are compatible with all Lego construction sets for creative building

LEGO City Town Advent Calendar ($29.99)

  • Build 24 different presents, including vehicles, minifigures and Seasonal items
  • Includes 5 minifigures (including Santa Claus!) and a Husky dog figure
  • Vehicles include a space shuttle, drone, race car and Monster truck
  • 313 pieces – for boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 12
  • LEGO City building toys are compatible with all LEGO construction sets for creative building

Lego Friends 2018 Advent Calendar ($29.99)

  • Build and collect 24 festive LEGO Friends gifts in the run up to Christmas
  • Includes a Santa mini-doll figure, plus 4 animal figures
  • 500 pieces – for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 12
  • LEGO Friends building toys are compatible with all LEGO construction sets for creative building

World of Creativity

The World of Creativity Advent Calendar Game 2018 is available now! This calendar is $24.99 plus shipping.

This jolly tabletop Advent calendar is the perfect way to celebrate the countdown to Christmas with your family.


Hatchimals Colleggtibles 2018 Advent Calendar is available now!

Celebrate the holidays the Hatchimals way! The Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Advent Calendar has over 24 days of surprises for you to unbox! With each surprise, you can build out a hatchtastic holiday scene, complete with exclusive characters and nests! Hatchy Holidays!


The 2018 Barbie Advent Calendar is available now!

Barbie Careers Advent Calendar ($30.99)

Count Down to the Holidays with Barbie Doll

This modern take on the traditional advent calendar will inspire kids of all ages all year long.

24 Days of Cool Barbie Gifts with 5 Career Themes

Build a resume for dreams with Barbie clothes and accessories for a ballerina, skier, pop star, baker and pet vet.

Are you getting the 2018 Barbie Advent Calendar?

Looking for even more advent calendars? Check out all our posts on Advent Calendars or find more on Amazon, or see the list of Advent Calendars in the directory!

Paw Patrol

The Paw Patrol Advent Calendar for 2018 is available now!

Paw Patrol Advent Calendar ($24.99)

Roll into the holiday season the PAW Patrol way! In this action-packed Advent Calendar, kids get to discover a new holiday-themed PAW Patrol gift every day! With 24 gifts to find in total, there’s always a new surprise waiting by flipping open each door to find a detailed collectible – perfect for the little PAW Patrol fan in your life. As the holidays get closer, kids can use their new figures to build out the exciting holiday-themed world of Adventure Bay. Using their imaginations, kids can recreate and come up with all new missions for their favorite heroic pups! Celebrate the holidays with the PAW Patrol Advent Calendar!

VTech Go Go Smart

The 2018 VTech Advent Calendar is available now!

VTech Go! Go! Smart Animals Advent Calendar ($29.99)

Countdown to Christmas with our online exclusive go! go! smart animals Advent calendar by VTech. This interactive Advent calendar features a snowy scene with 24 doors, gifts and Rudy the SmartPoint reindeer. When your little one opens a door each day as Christmas approaches a surprise gift will be revealed. Flip down the front of the box and the scene on the box can be used as a playmat for added role-play fun. The first gift is Rudy the SmartPoint reindeer and a platform with a SmartPoint location. Place Rudy on the included SmartPoint location, or SmartPoint locations on other go! go! smart animals playsets, and hear unique, fun responses. Rudy the reindeer features a light-up button, motion recognition, songs and more. Other surprise gifts include a baby reindeer, ornaments and more. Go! go! smart animals Advent calendar is intended for kids 1 to 5 years of age; includes 2 AAA batteries for demo purposes. Gifts color may vary.

Star Wars Micro Force

The Star Wars Micro Force Advent Calendar ($26.99) for 2018 has arrived!

Jedi Knights, Sith Lords, Stormtroopers, X-Wings, Star Destroyers, AT-AT Walkers, droids, Wookiees, Rebel heroes, and more! Imagine big Star Wars adventures at a small scale with Star Wars Micro Force!

Star Wars Micro Force figures are expressive, small-scale figures from the Star Wars universe! Kids can start or add to their Micro Force collection with the Star Wars Micro Force Advent Calendar, including 24 figures and 7 exclusive stickers from a galaxy far, far away! Look for the holiday-themed figures and translucent figures! Calendar includes 24 openable windows so that for each day of the countdown, kids can discover 1 unique Micro Force figure. Package also folds down to reveal a Star Wars backdrop, so kids can apply stickers and play with figures on a Star Wars-inspired scene!

Blast into intergalactic action with squishable small-scale figures from Star Wars Micro Force! May the Force be with you!

Petit Collage

The Petit Collage Tree Pop-Out Advent Calendar is now available at Target and Amazon! This calendar is $19.99 plus shipping.

The countdown just got more fun this holiday season. Our new advent calendars feature 24 pop-out pieces, each nested in its own numbered compartment waiting for their own special day! Fold down the lid to reveal a colorful playscene floor to place your new paper friends.

Dylan's Candy Bar

The 2018 Dylan’s Candy Bar Christmas Advent Calendar is available now! This calendar is $15 on Dylan's Candy Bar.

Welcome, sweet friends, to the best show in town—an Advent Calendar to celebrate Christmas all around! Join us on a hunt for chocolate morsels each day, great for little ones to help bring Christmas on its way!

DEAL:  For a limited time, get 20% OFF with code SOUR2018 on $25+ orders!

Elf on the Shelf

The 2018 Elf on The Shelf Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar by Buffalo Games is available now! This calendar is $19.99 at Amazon!

A fun-filled Christmas tradition that has captured the hearts of children everywhere. Welcome home one of Santa’s scout elves as families COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS together. Each day, the Elf delivers a special color-coded envelope containing a unique 'secret mission' to each player. Players who complete their daily 'secret mission' are rewarded with a cling sticker ornament that is placed on the Christmas tree poster display. On Christmas Eve, players find out who’s been naughty and who’s been nice by counting the number of ornaments they placed on the tree. The player with the most ornaments wins and gets to place the giant yellow star atop the tree. AGES 5+

Elf on The Shelf Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar ($19.99)

Elf on the Shelf- Countdown to Christmas has you spreading cheer every day leading up to Christmas Eve. The game focuses on capturing the true meaning of Christmas. Missions concentrate on helping others, being creative, learning new things, being kind, and having fun. So, put on your Santa hat and let's get started spreading Christmas spirit!

Thomas & Friends MINIS

The Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends MINIS Advent Calendar for 2018 is now available!

Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends MINIS Advent Calendar ($35)

Christmas on the Island of Sodor is the most festive time of all, and now children can celebrate the holiday with this special MINIS-themed Advent Calendar! Kids can count down the 24 days of Christmas with a different MINIS "gift" for each day, including 6 exclusive MINIS with holiday-themed decorations! Children will have fun receiving a special "gift" inside every door.

Disney Animator's Littles

The 2018 Disney Animators Littles Advent Calendar is available now for $34.95, exclusively at shopDisney!

Little ones love Christmas, and they'll be excited to count down to the big day with this Disney Animators' Collection Littles Advent Calendar. The 24 pieces include lots of their favorite Disney characters, accessories, and holiday-themed items.

DEAL: Use your Disney Visa Card to save 10% on select purchases! CODE: DRVCMEMBER

Peppa Pig

The 2018 Peppa Pig Advent Calendars are available now! There are 2 boxes this year and both are $39.99 + free shipping.

Peppa Pig Advent Calendar ($39.99)

Add more holiday cheer to your countdown to Christmas with Peppa Pig’s Advent Calendar! Open a new window each day to receive a surprise gift. There are 12 figures and 12 accessories for a total of 24 Christmas-themed surprise gifts. The winter wonderland scene is the perfect backdrop to display your collection!

  • There are 12 figures, and 12 accessories or toys, for a total of 24 Christmas-themed surprise gifts
  • Start on december 1st and end on december 24th
  • Open one window every day to receive your surprise gift
  • Peppa Pig Advent Calendar folds out to reveal a winter wonderland scene. It’s the perfect backdrop to display your collection
  • A great way to learn numbers and counting!

Peppa Pig Santa's Workshop Advent Calendar ($39.99)

Kick off the holiday fun by celebrating the days ‘til Santa arrives with Peppa Pig’s Advent Calendar Christmas Countdown! Flip the two-sided calendar over to open a new window each day and receive a surprise gift! A wonderful winter scene on the calendar's front side adds an oinktastic touch to your holiday décor and is a perfect backdrop to display your collection.

    • Help Peppa count the days ‘til Christmas arrives with Peppa Pig’s Advent Calendar Countdown!
    • Flip the two-sided calendar over to open one new window each day
    • Start on December 1st and end on December 24th
    • Includes 24 Peppa Pig Christmas-themed surprise gifts
    • A great way to learn numbers and counting

Emoji Jewelry

The Emoji Jewelry Advent Calendar by Eccosa is available now!

Fashion Emoji Jewelry Countdown Advent Calendar ($9.99)

A Blessed Christmas Jewelry Gift to you and to your family.
Advent Calendar DIY Jewelry Set
8 Pairs Funny Emoji Earring
15Pcs Christmas Emoji Beads and Cute Emoji Beads
Every day you wear different earring,it's can bring best wishes to you every minutes.
15Pcs Emoji Beads with chain,DIY your Emoji Bracelet, Every Day Good Luck and Best Wishes!

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

The Grinch Advent Calendar for 2018 is available now!

Grinch Advent Calendar ($29.99)

​Countdown to Christmas with Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Advent Calendar! This festive calendar comes with 14 ornament-size figures and 11 accessories inspired by Illumination and Universal Picture's new animated film, Dr. Seuss' The Grinch. Look out for the exclusive Baby Grinch Figure! The calendar features a scene from Who-ville that makes for a beautiful display and can double as an environment for kids to play with their figures. Open a new window each day to reveal your surprise! The perfect gift for the Holidays. Ages 3+

Disney Storybook

The 2018 Disney Storybook Advent Calendar is available for pre-order now! This calendar will be available this 11/6.

Disney Storybook Advent Calendar ($26.99)

Join all your Disney friends this Christmas with this magical collection of 24 timeless tales. Unwrap a special storybook every day in the build-up to Christmas and have a magical start to your festive season

Target Who's That Girl

Target Who's That Girl Beauty Box is now available! This box is $49.99 and looks like it's available online and in-store. Although not advertised as an Advent Calendar, it's just about perfect, with 21 windows to open!

Who's That Girl is the beauty brand made just for you. Now you can follow the hottest trends and create fun looks just like your favorite beauty stars with the Who's That Girl cosmetics! From glitter nails to color shift hair to mood lips and more, Who's That Girl allows you to create beauty looks that express your personality. Mix and match all our products to create a head-turning style all your own, making everyone around you want to know - who's that girl?

Take your beauty routine to the next level with the ultimate Who's That Girl- Beauty Box. Discover the 21 beauty surprises hidden inside! Unbox them one day at a time, for a new surprise every day, or if you can't wait, open them all at once. You'll have an exclusive full collection of beauty products, so you can create fun, unique looks on the daily. Use them on yourself and your Who's That Girl- Dollface!


The 2018 Playmobil Advent Calendars are coming soon!  There are THREE calendars this year:  Forest Christmas of Animals, Fire Brigade on Site, and Christmas Ball in the Crystal Hall.

Playmobil Forest Christmas of Animals Advent Calendar ($24.99) 

Playmobil  Fire Brigade on Site Advent Calendar ($24.99) 

Playmobil Christmas Ball in the Crystal Hall Advent Calendar  ($24.99)

Looking for even more advent calendars? Check out all our posts on Advent Calendars or find more on Amazon, or see the list of Advent Calendars in the directory!  


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