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The best advent calendars for kids this Christmas

Updated for Christmas 2022. Christmas is on its way and the best advent calendars are starting to fill the shelves once more. We’ve been really excited to see some of the more creative and thoughtful advent calendars which are available this festive season.

Advent calendars are such a brilliant part of the run up to Christmas and we’ve loved discovering some of the very best advent calendars for children as well as for grown-ups too.

So whether you’re shopping for someone special, your kids or even planning to treat yourself, check out our selection of the best advent calendars for this Christmas.

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Get an adventurous taste of Christmas with the Bonne Maman Advent Calendar

Bonne Maman advent calendar


What better way to celebrate the mornings throughout December than with a rather special breakfast treat each day.

Behind each door of this beautiful Bonne Maman advent calendar is a mini jar of delights in the shape of jams created just for Christmas 2022.

There’s a unique jam behind each door in this lovely calendar, designed to look like a festive carousel with 23 mini jars filled with exclusive seasonal flavors of jams and marmalades. There are also two special gifts hidden behind the doors on the first and last day of the calendar.

We really love that the calendar is packed with jams which will excite the taste buds in the run-up to Christmas. Flavors include White Nectarine and Peach, Chestnut and Orange with spices, through to strawberry and star anise.

This advent calendar from Bonne Maman really pushes the flavors and comes up with something very special. Any jam and condiment lover will adore this advent.

You can order the Bonne Maman Advent Calendar online here.

Gardening Gifts Advent Calendar 2022 – best advent calendars

Grow your own advent calendar


This is such an inspired advent calendar that will live long past advent and Christmas and into the new year. The Gardening Gifts Advent Calendar 2022 has a total of 25 gift-wrapped surprises in the shape of seeds for vegetables, herbs and salads.

Throughout advent you’ll open a new pack of seeds each day and by the end of advent you’ll have enough to create your very own kitchen garden.

Perfect for fans of gardening, growing your own or if you’re looking for a special take on a vegan advent calendar. This Gardening Gifts Advent Calendar 2022 is a really inspiring choice if you’re looking for something that little bit different.

In the Gardening Gifts Advent Calendar 2022 gift box you will find the 25 gift-wrapped surprises along with jute rope and wooden clips to display your calendar and a handy seed sack to store all your seeds.

There’s also a growing guide included in this eco-friendly vegan-friendly advent calendar which will keep giving you gifts through the year as your seeds grow.

Available from Amazon

Lakrids Liquorice Advent Calendar 2022

Lakrids Advent Calendar


Lakrids produce the most delectable liquorice around the globe. Their brand new Christmas advent calendar includes some really surprising new flavors alongside traditional favorites which have to be tasted to be believed!

Denmark is the home of liquorice and Lakrids bring something extra special to their selection. With 24 windows each filled with two pieces of liquorice each day, you can share if you’re feeling generous and filled with Christmas spirit.

Flavors on offer this year include coffee, raspberry and chocolate. There’s also a host of surprising liquorice tastes which will give a real wow.

Lakrids began in 2007 and has gone on to become a world leader in liquorice and is now made with gluten-free rice flour, blended perfectly with other flavors and spices. Any liquorice fan will love this advent calendar which is packed full of delicious surprises which give a brand new spin on daily treats at advent.

We also love that the whole packaging is made from recycled materials, and is 100% recyclable. The Lakrids Liquorice Advent Calendar 2022 is available here.

The Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar for Two from Whittard of Chelsea

Whittard Advent Calendar


This luxurious hot chocolate advent calendar is perfect for sharing. But you may love it so much you might want to keep it all to yourself.

The Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar for Two from Whittard of Chelsea is something extra special this advent with 24 days to explore. There are a total of twelve distinctively different flavors to enjoy with that someone special.

Each day you’ll discover two sachets of Whittard’s delectable hot chocolate, including luxury, rocky road, and cookies and cream. Through to adventurous concoctions including sticky toffee pudding, and raspberry ripple.

With a total of 48 easy to make hot chocolate drinks which will go perfectly with hot milk or a milk alternative you and your plus one will have the most incredibly indulgent Christmas period. Packed with tasty and desirable drinks that Whittard is famous for.

One of the best advent calendars for 2022. Get yours here.

Flapjackery Advent Calendar Box – one of the best advent calendars

Flapjackery Advent Calendar


We’re huge fans of Flapjackery and delighted to sample their latest offering in the shape of a brilliantly luxurious Advent Calendar box.

This collection of handmade flapjacks is such a fun way to celebrate advent and the run-up to Christmas. Each of the flapjacks was Britishcreated with british oats, west country ingredients which are true to their Devon roots along with fair trade sugar.

Just knowing how much care goes into this flapjack collection makes it even more tasty.

Inside each day’s flapjack parcel you will find some incredible flavors including Christmas Orange Flapjack, Billionaires Flapjack and Sea Salt Flapjack. Along with many more.

You can get your Flapjackery advent calendar, which comes in recyclable cardboard boxes, delivered straight to your door. What’s more each of the pieces is gluten-free.

This calendar from Flapjackery would make a perfect family gift or an indulgent advent treat for one. The flapjacks last for three months, but we think you might be tempted to have them all before Christmas because they’re so delicious.

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Roblox Advent Calendar – a great advent calendar for kids 2022

Roblox advent calendar 2022


If you’ve got a roblox fan in your home, they will adore this brilliant new calendar for advent which is filled with surprises.

Roblox has become a huge online hit and many youngsters have loved playing and creating their own games in the internet community.

The Roblox collectable toys have proven to be just as popular and this advent calendar is packed with Christmas themed Roblox characters and accessories to decorate them.

Behind each of the 24 doors there are mix and match parts to create your very own festive Roblox character. There are plenty of extra accessories too which you can use to create your very own Roblox Christmas scenes.

What’s more your Roblox fan will also discover that there are two special redeemable codes inside the advent calendar. These can be used online to unlock exclusive virtual items in their games.

There’s a random collection of characters in each advent calendar. So you won’t know who you’re going to get until you open the doors and get collecting your very own festive Roblox team.

Available online here and at a host of retailers including Smyths and Toymaster.

Santa’s Sled Advent Calendar

Santas Sled Advent Calendar


We think this super sweet Christmas advent set might be a perfect way to make your little one’s festive season extra special.

The Santa’s Sled Advent Calendar is completely personalized and easy to fill with whichever treats you choose. So if you’re planning to avoid chocolate or want to pick a particular treat it’s really easy to do so.

The Advent Calendar set includes 36 paper elements and three twines. This means it can be completely up to you how you build the sledge each day and your little one can help you choose how and where to display it.

If you’re looking for a DIY advent calendar which is filled with festive fun and creates a delightful decoration at the same time we think this Santa’s Sled Advent Calendar is the perfect choice.

See the sled grow day by day and your little one will love the personalized treats you add to the set. Father Christmas is on his way.

Find out more here.

LEGO City Advent Calendar 2022

LEGO City advent calendar

We are big LEGO fans in the Globalmouse household and this brilliant collection brings together the best of LEGO City for Christmas.

The brand new LEGO City Advent Calendar includes five fun minifigures. Billy, Maddy, Mr. Produce, Tippy and Raze LEGO, along with Father Christmas himself.

These LEGO advent calendar sets always include some brilliantly fun mini-builds behind a door each day. And there’s a great winter wonderland playmat included on the box too.

With each mini model you’ll find instructions to help construct the wintry LEGO scene and by the end of the calendar you will find you’ve created a wonderful LEGO set. Which kids will love to keep playing with all Christmas long.

Suitable for children five years and older this LEGO Advent Calendar 2022 is a really great festive treat which will make their Christmas even more special.

Get yours here at Amazon.

Tony’s Chocolonely Christmas Countdown – best advent calendars

Tony's Chocolonely Advent Calendar


Here’s a great countdown to Christmas filled with the most delicious chocolate. Tony’s Chocolonely have an amazing ethos to bring the best chocolate to the market and to properly support the people producing it.

This is a fun countdown calendar from Tony’s Chocolonely which is absolutely packed with favorite flavors including Belgian Fairtrade milk, dark and white chocolate. And then things get a little more adventurous with almond, sea salt, caramel, pretzel, raspberry and popping sugar all making an appearance throughout advent.

Behind each door is a tiny tony’s chocolate which comes with fascinating insights into the world of chocolate production. This aims to help support better conditions for producers around the globe.

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We hope you’ve loved our rundown of the best advent calendars for this Christmas. Why not check out our guide to the best things to do in London this Christmas.