For the Final Countdown – Advent Calendars for Kidults

Forget your chocolate infused countdown calendars, actually, do buy one of those as your secondary December countdown kit but do consider one of these as your primary piece (lasting much longer than that melt-in-the-mouth stuff).


Friends Advent – £24.99 from Firebox

Packed with memorabilia, stationery and games its ideal for anyone Friends-obsessed.


Brio Advent

A Brio toy behind each door, including signals, signs, pieces of track, play figures, an engine and a carriage. Every toy is compatible with the Brio World railway system to add to your existing tracks complete with a fold down package to create a play scene.

Vintage vinyl advent – HERE

24 mini vinyl discs that all spin and play festive tunes, it is a tiny machine but very unique.


Haynes Retro Game Calendar – HERE

A component every day giving you 24 games to play.

Build your own Technik R/C by Revell HERE

Fortnite Advent

A selection of 24 mini characters are inside.

Gibsons Around the World – £28 at Gibsons

Behind each door is a Christmas-themed puzzle that you use to create a Christmas tree decoration. Everything inside to create an impressive array of decorations.

Playmobil Advent

There are 97 pieces in this Back to the Future calendar.

Magic Advent

With 24 magic tricks inside this is one impressive advent calendar – inside is everything you’ll need to put on a performance on Christmas Eve. Instructions are all illustrated and the magic tricks get progressively more complex as you approach your grand finale.

John Lewis Vehicles

LEGO Star Wars

About Peter Jenkinson

Toyologist Pete Jenkinson regularly writes about toys in national newspapers like The Sun and The Mail. This super-dad has an unmatched passion and dedication for trying and testing the latest, coolest and most interesting offerings from the world of toys.

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