The BEST Advent Calendars of 2018 for Kids and Adults
Hip2Save may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. Read our full disclosure policy here.
Get ready for Christmas! 🎅🏻
There’s nothing more exciting for adults and kids than counting down the days until Christmas with the best Advent calendars of 2018! 🎄Advent calendars have evolved over the years to include a variety of themes for kids and adults!
Here’s what’s hot this year…
What a fun Advent calendar for toddlers! Use the Fisher-Price Little People Advent calendar to practice numbers and counting skills with your tot. Little ones will love opening the door to find a new Fisher-Price Little People friend or fun, holiday-themed accessory each day as Christmas comes closer!
- Recommended Age: 12 months – 5 years
The Peppa Pig Santa’s Workshop Advent calendar features a two-sided calendar with 24 Christmas-themed surprise gifts. Open a new window to open each day and receive a surprise gift! With its numbered window design and play pattern, it’s a great way to learn numbers and counting, too!
- Recommended Age: 24 months and up
The highly-rated Melissa & Doug Countdown to Christmas Wooden Advent calendar includes 24 unique magnetic ornaments plus a shining star for Christmas day – all of which fit neatly in the attached box at the base of the tree.
Kids can pick a favorite ornament design to place on the tree each day, and there’s even a holiday poem on the back of the tree to encourage a festive read-aloud tradition!
- Recommended Age: 36 months – 7 years
Fun for any Hatchimals fan, the Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Advent calendar has over 24 days of surprises! Every day leading up to the holidays, kids get to unbox a delightful new surprise and build out a fun holiday scene, complete with exclusive characters and nests. They could find stickers, tiny accessories, paper crafts, exclusive nests, or even Hatchimals CollEGGtibles!
- Recommended Age: 4 – 6 years
The PLAYMOBIL Advent calendar – Royal Ice Skating Trip contains 24 surprise items for each day leading up to Christmas. Once all the pieces are revealed, you’ll see all the woodland creatures gathered to watch everyone skate. As an added bonus, behind one of the doors is a bracelet, perfectly sized for kids to wear! Includes backdrop, two adult figures, one child figure, snowman, sleigh, deer, foxes, squirrels, owl, snow-covered tree, life-size bracelet, and many other accessories.
- Recommended Age: 4 – 10 years
Another highly-rated PLAYMOBILE Advent calendar is Santa’s Workshop which contains 24 surprise items, one for each day leading up to Christmas, including an electric lantern (battery included.) Once all the pieces are revealed, help Santa load the sleigh to deliver the toys! includes backdrop, four figures, sleigh, work bench, reindeer, slide, bike, tons of toys, and plenty of other accessories. So fun!
- Recommended Age: 36 months – 15 years
There are several popular LEGO Advent calendars on the market that are fun for just about anyone! The LEGO Star Wars Advent calendar includes LEGO minifigures, starships, vehicles, and other collectibles behind each door. Once you’ve opened all the doors, there’s even a foldout play mat with desert and ice-planet scenes for playing out epic Star Wars adventures.
- Recommended Age: 5 – 12 years
The LEGO Friends Advent calendar has 24 secret compartments, each containing a buildable surprise, including decorations to represent each of the five friends from Heart lake city. Open the LEGO Friends Advent Calendar each day in December to build a new decoration.
- Recommended Age: 6 – 12 years
The LEGO City Advent calendar includes 24 different buildable presents, one for each day of the holiday season, including a space shuttle, race car, drone, robot, Christmas tree, monster truck, and much more. This LEGO City set includes five LEGO minifigures and a dog figure.
- Recommended Age: 7 – 10 years
What a fun Advent calendar for a Barbie lover! The Barbie Careers Advent calendar includes 24 days of gifts with Barbie doll on day one followed by 23 career-themed clothing items and accessories!
Each day features a career-related outfit or accessory for five popular careers: a ballerina, baker, ice skater, pet vet and skier. There’s a tutu for the ballerina, a dress for the baker, a skirt for the ice skater, a doctor’s coat for the pet vet, and a racing suit for the skier.
- Recommended Age: 7 – 10 years
Love trying new beauty products? The Sephora Once Upon A Castle Advent calendar contains 24 beauty surprises from the Sephora Collection, including makeup, bath products, skincare, and accessories (such as a beauty sponge, pocket mirror, elastic hairbands, and nail file).
The L’Occitane Signature Advent calendar features 24 irresistible beauty products, such as Shea Butter Extra Gentle Soap, Shea Butter Foot Cream, Shea Light Comforting Cream, and much more! Plus, for each purchase of the Signature Advent calendar, L’Occitane will help UNICEF provide Vitamin A supplements to children in the fight against preventable childhood blindness.
Or, if you want to spend a little more out of pocket, the Luxury Advent calendar features 24 exclusive gifts, such as Shea Butter Hand Cream, Shea Butter Body Shower Oil, Immortelle Divine Cream, Verbena Eau De Toilette, Almond Shower Oil, Cherry Blossom Shimmering Lotion, and more!
Also, every order includes three free samples, and you can add a gift box kit for FREE at checkout!
Like trying new skincare products? The Kiehl’s Limited Edition Advent calendar includes 24 of their top skincare products, one behind each door – featuring cleansers, face masks, facial serums, moisturizers, and more. Plus, there are fun designs and vivid colors by renowned artist Andrew Bannecker!
The Body Shop 24 Days of the Enchanted Advent calendar includes 24 days of treats and must-haves, from bath and body favorites to superstar skincare surprises, valued at over $150!
The 25 Days of the Enchanted Deluxe Advent calendar includes 25 days of beauty treats, including a full-size Body Butter, Face Mist, and Matte Lip Liquid among the surprises (valued at $173).
If you’re wanting to go all out, the 25 Days of the Enchanted Ultimate Advent calendar includes 25 beauty surprises, including 14 full-size products from their Bath & Body collections, Drops of Youth and Oils of Life skincare ranges, plus their best-selling Facial Mask – and more (valued at over $352!).
The holiday season is brighter and more beautiful than ever with this QVC Beauty Christmas Advent calendar 24-Piece Collection featuring your favorite brands and products – everything from masks and mascara to cleansers and creams! You’ll find popular brands like Julep, WEN, IT Cosmetics, L’Occitane, Kate Somerville, Dr. Jart, bareMinerals, StriVectin, philosophy, and much more inside the box! Wow!
Prefer a more traditional Advent Calendar? The Clever Creations Village Advent calendar is made out of sturdy, high-quality wood and features a small village scene on top including homes, street lights, and trees. Countdown the days until Christmas day with the numbered drawers, and place small items inside the drawers so that every day you’ll get to open something special!
Perfect for any chocolate lover, the Godiva Holiday Chocolate Advent calendar features an irresistible assortment of milk chocolates, dark chocolates, and white chocolates, including nine pieces in fun, seasonal shapes — jolly Santa, wintry Penguin, and festive Snowman. The calendar also includes 15 individually-wrapped milk chocolate carrés in seasonal wrappers. YUM!
What a fun way to spread holiday cheer… literally! 😉 This highy-rated Bonne Maman 2018 Advent calendar features their iconic 1oz jars of Bonne Maman’s classic fruit spread flavors in addition to new, holiday exclusives including Raspberry and Lychee, Strawberry and Red Currant, Pineapple and Passion Fruit, Orange and Cinnamon, and Morello Cherry.
And be sure to keep an eye out for ALDI’s popular Advent calendars rumored to hit the shelves starting November 7th, 2018! Their Cheese Advent calendar is priced at $12.99 and comes with 24 mini imported cheeses like Gouda, Havarti, Edam, and Cheddar. YUM! 😍
Also, the new Wine Advent calendar will sell for $69.99 and includes 24 small bottles of imported red, white, rosé and bubbly such as Malbec, Pinot Grigio, and Sauvignon Blanc.