The best advent calendars for kids 2022: toys and chocolate treats

The best advent calendars for kids 2022: toys and chocolate treats

The best advent calendars for kids 2022: toys and chocolate treats



And just like that December will be upon us.

The year is in its final quarter and the winter season is just around the corner: soon we will all feel the festive cheer. But when the real countdown to Christmas begins, kids will have one thing, and one thing only, on their mind: Advent calendars.

For the little ones (and the older ones too), December means 25 days of chocolate and toys each day before the big one, where the market is filled with exciting advent calendars to get into the holiday spirit.

Embrace the joy of Christmas and invest in a chocolate or toy calendar that will make 2022 the most special ever. Whether it’s young children or growing teens, there is so much to choose from. They can choose between classic chocolate and sugary sweets hidden behind the windows, or toys from their favorite TV series and movies, so let the festivities begin on December 1st with an Advent season full of fun and sweetness.

When will children’s advent calendars go on sale?

Many are available now, while others will be released in the coming weeks / months. Below we have specified the release dates per calendar.

Shop below the best advent calendars for kids, divided into chocolate / sweets and toys …

The best chocolate and sweets Advent calendars for 2022

Cadbury Dairy Milk Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

This traditional advent calendar opens its doors to the classic soft delight of milk every day. If there’s one thing you can be sure of at Christmas, it’s that Cadbury’s never disappoints.

Kids will love the different seasonal chocolate shapes hidden throughout the month and get into the festive spirit ahead of the big day with a special dessert every day.

Buy Now £ 2.19, Cadbury’s

Hotel Chocolat Up to Snow Happy advent calendar for children

Release date: Available now

Watch the kids count down to Christmas with this magical advent calendar. Open the doors to reveal adorable characters, including penguins, snowmen and Santa Claus, all created by the chocolatier’s in-house sculptors and made with 40% milk chocolate. The 24th there is an extra special gift …

Buy Now £ 8.50, Hotel Chocolat

Swizzles Sweet Shop Advent Calendar

Release date: TB

Sweeten your kids for the holidays and join Mr Swizzles in his colorful candy shop. Enjoy 24 days of favorite sweets including Pumpkins, Refreshers, Love Hearts and Chopsticks. You can even flip the calendar for endless fun activities, Christmas facts, and festive jokes.

Buy Now £ 4.00, Swizzles

Bonne Maman Advent Calendar

Release date: September

Not quite chocolate, but a sweet surprise that kids (and parents) will drool: Bonne Maman has launched a brand new advent calendar that hides mini jars of different flavors behind every door. Will it be strawberry, raspberry, apricot with bergamot or pear with cocoa nibs? You just have to wait … The cute carousel calendar also includes two surprise gifts on December 1st and Christmas Eve.

Buy Now £ 25.99, Bonne Maman

PLAY in CHOC Advent Calendar

Release date: September 1st

No nuts, no dairy, no gluten – the PLAY in CHOC advent calendar has allergen-free organic chocolate behind 24 windows, so no one has to lose it. Each day, children will also receive a plastic-free toy puzzle and fun educational cards to make it an informative, playful and delicious option. The calendar case transforms into a winter playmat for hours of guaranteed fun.

Buy Now £ 49.95, PLAY CHOC

Divine Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar

Release date: September

Kids will love this really smooth chocolate – the perfect tidbit for first thing in the morning or after dinner. And it is Fairtrade, with Divine helping to combat exploitation in the cocoa industry. The design is a traditional nativity theme and teaches children how to say “Merry Christmas” in many different languages.

Buy Now £ 5.00, Divine

Chococo Milk Chocolate Advent Tubes

Release date: September 12

An alternate style calendar, kids can make their way through this festive tube filled with 24 milk chocolate snowmen, Santa and Christmas trees. The independent artisan company Chococo is a master of fine, good quality chocolate, and their 45% milk chocolate will almost be worth your kid’s snatch. Packaged in 100% recyclable and plastic-free packaging.

Buy Now £ 10.00, Chococo

Toy Advent calendars

LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar

Release date: September 1st

Give Harry Potter fans an early Christmas gift with this LEGO advent calendar, featuring mini figures and toys received daily to recreate classic movie scenes. Join them at the end and play the bonus game with all the pieces – your little wizards will be transported to Hogwarts in no time.

Buy Now £ 21.99, LEGO

Melissa & Doug Christmas Countdown Wooden Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

Kids will swing around this Christmas tree as they decorate it every day with 24 magnetic ornaments and a shining star to complement it. A handy way to get into the holiday spirit, it’s a great alternative to the traditional chocolate advent calendar and can be reused for years to come. A useful wooden box is attached to help keep all the pieces together.

Buy Now £ 18.19, Amazon

Musical Advent Calendar by Danilo Peter Rabbit

Release date: Available now

Build a cool Peter Rabbit scene with all of his friends – spot Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail, and look for Mrs. Tiggy Winkle and Jeremy Fisher behind the windows every day.

Characters will gather as Peter, Benjamin Rabbit and Lily Bobtail glide across the skating rink, thanks to the movable mechanism in the base, all set to a festive tune. Three AAA batteries are included.

Buy Now £ 24.99, Danilo

JoJo Maman Bebe Toy Workshop Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

Watch the excitement ignite on your little ones’ faces as they discover a surprise wooden figure in every drawer of this calendar throughout the month of December. Complete with 24 toys, they will make friends with Rudolph and Santa Claus, cute snowmen and put the elves to work, using the play scene where the sides open. Reuse every year over the holiday period.

Buy Now £ 35.00, JoJo Maman Bebe

Pokémon Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

Celebrate the festive holidays with Pikachu and his friends. Including 24 gifts – 16 characters and eight accessories – kids are guaranteed nonstop fun playing with their favorite Pokémon characters – will they catch them all ?!

Buy Now £ 29.99, Smyths

Smiggle Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

Stationery enthusiasts will have a new surprise every day with limited edition Smiggle products packed behind 25 doors. From rainbow pens and metal markers, to scented stickers and even a pencil case, kids will get lost in their world, getting creative with their gifts and looking forward to what the next day will bring.

Buy Now £ 35.00, Smiggle

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