Advent calendars are a beloved holiday tradition that has been around for centuries. It’s a fun way to count down the days until Christmas and build excitement for the holiday season. While chocolate advent calendars are a classic choice, they may not be suitable for children with allergies or dietary restrictions. That’s where non-chocolate advent calendars come in.

Non-chocolate advent calendars offer a wide range of surprises and treats that are perfect for kids of all ages. From toys and trinkets to crafts and activities, there are plenty of options to choose from. However, it’s essential to consider the quality of the items included in the calendar and the age range it’s suitable for.

When choosing a non-chocolate advent calendar for your child, it’s crucial to pay attention to the type of items included. Some calendars may have small toys or parts that are not suitable for young children, while others may include items that are not age-appropriate. It’s also essential to consider the theme of the calendar and whether it aligns with your child’s interests.

In this article, we’ve researched and tested the best non-chocolate advent calendars for kids to help you find the perfect one for your child. We’ve considered factors such as the quality of the items included, the age range, and the overall value for money. Whether your child loves toys, crafts, or activities, we’ve got you covered.


Best Non Chocolate Advent Calendars for Kids for 2023

Looking for a fun way to count down the days until Christmas with your little ones? Non chocolate advent calendars are a great alternative to traditional chocolate calendars and offer a range of exciting surprises behind each door. From toys and stickers to books and crafts, there’s something for every child to enjoy. We’ve put together a list of the best non chocolate advent calendars for kids that are sure to bring joy and excitement to your holiday season.


Lego and Playmobil Advent Calendars

LEGO® City Advent Calendar 2023

The LEGO City Advent Calendar 2023 has arrived, and it's packed with festive fun for kids aged 5 and over. This holiday gift is the perfect way to kick off the Christmas season, with a variety of festive characters, mini builds, and accessories that are sure to delight young builders.

The calendar includes a foldout playmat, allowing kids to create their own holiday scenes with the included models and characters. They can also combine these models and characters with other LEGO sets, adding to the fun and creativity.

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04/17/2024 01:03 am GMT
LEGO® Star Wars Advent Calendar

The 2023 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar is the perfect way to build festive joy this holiday season. With 9 LEGO Star Wars characters, including 4 in festive outfits, and 10 mini build vehicles, including The Justifier, an AT-ST, and a STAP speeder, this advent calendar is sure to delight Star Wars fans of all ages. Additionally, there are 5 other mini builds, including a Clone Command Centre and an Ewok village, that will provide hours of fun and imaginative play.

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04/16/2024 11:03 am GMT
LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar

Give LEGO Harry Potter fans a magical build-up to Christmas with the toy-a-day LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar. Behind each of the 24 doors is a different Harry Potter toy to build, play with and display

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05/08/2024 01:03 pm GMT
LEGO Friends Advent Calendar

This LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 2022 features 24 different mini build Christmas toys behind its doors to open each day before Santa's visit

This set includes LEGO Friends Olivia and her family mini-dolls, Santa Claus, a reindeer, a sleigh filled with Christmas presents and more

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05/19/2024 05:05 pm GMT
Playmobil - Christmas Toy Store Advent Calendar

Easy learn and play

Made of high-quality material

Completely original and unique

Perfect for children

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05/20/2024 07:03 am GMT
Playmobil - Heidi Advent Calendar

Easy learn and play

Made of high quality material

Completely original and unique

Perfect for children

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Toy & Fidget Advent Calendars

Christmas Fidget Toys 24 Days Countdown Advent Calendar

This Christmas blind box toy set contains 24 different fidget toys, a total of 34pcs. All toys are made of high-quality, safe and non-toxic materials, which meet the Australian children's toy standard. All toys can be reused, and any toys in the set can be washed repeatedly, suitable for anyone over three years old

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Fidget Advent Calendar

The whole gift box will contain 24 different fidget sensory toys, every day is a different surprise! This will make the children excitedly look forward to the fidget toy that opens a new grid every day!

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05/02/2024 05:04 am GMT
Ooshies XL Frozen 2 Christmas Advent Calendar

Count down to Christmas with the all-new Ooshies XL figures! This 12 day Advent calendar is a great way to get your little one excited for the festive season! 

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Carinacoco Pull Back Mini Vehicles Advent Calendar 2023

Get your kids excited for Christmas with Carinacoco advent calendar 2023! It's packed with 24 toy cars to bring them a little surprise each day in December. Designed to stimulate children's imagination and curiosity, this calendar will also improve their educational learning. Don't miss out on this fun and festive way to count down to Christmas!

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Military Army vs. Combat Vehicle 2023 Advent Calendar

Every day you can have a new gift in the Christmas countdown calendar, which includes mini armed soldiers, vehicles, weapons, equipment, etc.It‘s waiting for you to find. You will never tire of it to get ready for the holidays. As each day passes, your child's excitement will escalate with the arrival of Santa Claus. Ideal Christmas gift for ages 3 year and up.

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Hot Wheels Advent Calendar 2023

Get ready to rev up your engines and celebrate the holidays with the Hot Wheels Advent Calendar! This fun advent calendar is the perfect way to get Hot Wheels fans in the festive spirit, with 24 different doors to open and discover a new surprise hiding inside.

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04/29/2024 01:08 pm GMT
Paw Patrol: 2022 Advent Calendar

The Paw Patrol Advent calendar is packed with 24 exciting presents to discover each day, making it a super-fun way to count down the days till the festive season.

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05/09/2024 03:05 am GMT
Polly Pocket Advent Calendar

The Polly Pocket Advent calendar features a snowy, family fun theme and is filled with 25 days of holiday surprises (34 total play pieces)

Play out the snowy storytelling fun with surprises including the Pocket family micro dolls, snow play vehicles, toy treats, wearable jewellery, a horse with rooted hair, a husky dog figure, a bunny, two penguins and more!

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05/19/2024 05:05 am GMT
LOL Surprise Advent Calendar

Make your kids' every day adventurous by unboxing 25+ surprises starting with your host this coming Christmas countdown, the fierce comic-icon looking Tricksta B.B. loaded with girls accessories.

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My Little Pony Advent Calendar

My Little Pony advent calendar for kids features 25 gem-shaped cardboard doors with a surprise behind each one

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05/19/2024 07:05 am GMT
Christmas Advent Calendar Stress Balls 2023

The Christmas Advent Calendar Stress Balls are a unique and exciting twist on the traditional advent calendar. With 24 days of squishy surprises, both kids and adults can look forward to a daily stress-relieving activity leading up to Christmas. Each day reveals a new squishy ball with water beads, adding an element of anticipation and fun to the holiday season.

These squishy balls are designed to provide a calming experience and offer relaxation and stress relief. Squeezing the soft and squishy texture helps relieve stress, anxiety, and tension, making them perfect for individuals with autism, ADHD, or those seeking relaxation. With the hectic holiday season, these stress balls offer a moment of tranquility and a chance to unwind.

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Jurassic World Advent Calendar

Get ready for 24 days of thrilling surprises and action with Jurassic World Dominion! This movie-inspired holiday Advent Calendar counts down 24 days of celebration with more than 30 total toy pieces, including 19 mini dinosaurs, 1 mini human figure and 10 gate and platform playset pieces all in a holiday-themed package. Kids will delight in uncovering the daily surprise of a dino, human figure or set pieces to create a play environment of 30 total pieces! All pieces designed at 1.125-inch human figure scale to work as a realistically-sized playset. Makes a great holiday gift for kids ages 3 years and older who love dinosaurs. Colors and decorations may vary.

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Peppa Pig Peppa’s Kids Advent Calendar

The calendar counts down 24 days, and there’s something to discover behind all 24 doors, including 4 holiday Peppa Pig family figures, a tree, stickers, and more.

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04/29/2024 07:03 am GMT
DreamWorks Trolls Band Together Mineez 24 pc Holiday Advent Calendar

Introducing Trolls Mineez, the adorable collectible figures that kids will love! With over 100 Trolls to collect, the fun never ends. And now, with the DreamWorks Trolls Band Together Advent Calendar, kids can count down to the holidays with a Trolls surprise each day for 24 days!

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04/17/2024 03:03 pm GMT
Stitches Figure Doll Advent Calendar
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Arts and Craft & Slime Advent Calendars


PLAY-DOH Advent Calendar

Count down to the holidays, Play-Doh style! Does Door 5 hide a snowflake stamper? Is there a tree mould behind Door 1? You'll have to find out what's hiding in the Advent Calendar. With a different surprise gift for each day leading up to the holiday, there's no knowing what festive creations you'll be able to shape for the season -- and beyond!

Includes 24 surprises, playmat and 5 cans of Play-Doh Brand Modelling Compound.

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05/19/2024 03:05 pm GMT
Smiggle Advent Calendar 2023
RRP: $54.95

The countdown to Christmas has begun! Make the days more exciting with 25 days of super Smiggle surprises hiding within our Advent Calendar. Open up each door to find $90+ worth of limited edition and fan favourite goodies to fill the December days with Smiggle magic! Find sweet scented stationery one day and totally poppin toys the next, the Christmas countdown has never been more Smiggle-tastic! Plus when you purchase any Advent calendar there's the chance to win a $500 Smiggle shopping spree!

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Crystal Slime Christmas Calendar 2023

Perfect Holiday Gift for Slime Lovers. The Fantastic Slime Advent Calendar is a fun way for the kids to countdown the number of days until Christmas and get a little surprise treat every day. Tons of fun to play with.

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05/04/2024 05:03 am GMT
BIC Stationery Advent Calendar

With the BIC Advent Calendar, every day brings a fresh surprise: felt pens, colouring pencils, crayons, erasers, stickers and more

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05/04/2024 01:04 am GMT

Beauty Advent Calendars

Fantasy Beauty Advent Calendar Mix

The countdown to Christmas just got a whole lot sweeter! Pamper yourself every day before Santa comes to town with this amazing Fantasy Beauty Advent Calendar. Open each door on the designated December day to reveal a beauty-licious treat! Comes with 25 goodies including Shower Gel, Nail Polish, Lip Gloss and so much more!

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The Body Shop Box of Wonders Big Advent Calendar
RRP $189

Get ready to count down to Christmas Day with our Box of Wonders Big Advent Calendar! This beauty Advent calendar is packed with 25 wonder-filled treats that will transport you to the world of the women who make our Community Fair Trade shea butter in Northern Ghana.

The amazing pop-up construction is sure to delight, and we won't spoil the surprise of what's inside. But you can be certain that it's packed with some seriously good head-to-toe treats for keeping yourself pampered all Christmas.

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Mad Beauty Star Wars Mandalorian The Child - Advent Calender

Restore your galactic powers one day at a time with this Grogu inspired 12 Days of Bath and Body Advent Calendar. Discover a new treat behind each window with a variety of bath and body goodies to enjoy from bath fizzers to body washes, lip balms to nail files. Whats more the pocket-sized formats will make the perfect pampering travel companions for your next intergalactic adventure!

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Barbie Bath Bomb Advent Calendar 2023

The BARBIE Bath Bomb Children's Advent Calendar is the perfect way to make bath time fun and exciting for your child. With so many different surprises to discover, it's sure to keep them entertained throughout the holiday season. So why wait? Get your BARBIE Bath Bomb Children's Advent Calendar today and start counting down to Christmas in style!

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Jewellery Advent Calendars

Unicorn Advent Calendar

Every countdown to Christmas is an exciting time for any children. So how to heighten the holiday anticipation of kids MOVINPE Unicorn Advent Calendar could be a wonderful choice.

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Bracelet Jewellery Advent Calendar

This bracelet charms advent calendar is super delicate and the Christmas themed stylish charms are perfect for girls & women who enjoy bracelet making. 2 bracelets and 22 adorable mini charms beads, DIY your bracelet each day from December 1st to Christmas Eve.

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05/08/2024 05:04 am GMT
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 2023 Gemstone Advent Calendar

As each day of December as Christmas approaches, kids can open a gorgeous new gemstone to add to their collection! Includes a collector's pouch to keep all your gems safe.

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04/28/2024 03:03 am GMT
Carinacoco Advent Calendar 2023

The carinacoco Advent Calendar 2023 Christmas Countdown Calendar is a fun and unique way for your child to count down to Christmas. Each day, they can open a door to reveal a charm or jewellery piece, which they can use to create their own unique bracelet. The kit includes 22 pendants, 2 bracelets, and 20 locator beads, allowing your child to create a bracelet that is truly their own.

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Gaming Themed Advent Calendars

ROBLOX Blind Multipack Advent Calendar

Make the holiday season even more exciting with the 24 door Roblox Advent Calendar. Countdown to Christmas by opening up a door each day to find new holiday-themed Roblox characters and accessories!

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05/21/2024 07:03 am GMT
FUNKO Advent Calendar: Fortnite

Count down the holiday's with this Fortnite Advent calendar, from Funko!

Each figure inside is a different pint size hero version of all your Fortnite characters!

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05/19/2024 11:06 am GMT
Pokemon - Advent Calendar

Included in this Christmas countdown blind box are 24 Pokemons Figures in different shapes. There are fun surprises hidden behind each door. Give it to your little one before Christmas comes and count down the days until Christmas with your child!

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Book Advent Calendars

Disney Princess: Storybook Collection Advent Calendar

It’s Christmas time with all your Disney friends! Unwrap 24 books this festive season and enjoy a magical tale every day in the run-up to Christmas.

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05/01/2024 01:04 pm GMT
Peppa Pig: 2022 Advent Calendar Book Collection

Countdown to Christmas with Peppa!

Join Peppa and all of her friends in this reusable advent calendar- with 24 Peppa stories!

With 24 mini-stories to enjoy, little ones can enjoy a brand new adventure, every night. Including an exclusive Christmas story for Christmas Eve, Peppa's Special Christmas Eve.

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Tom Gates Advent Calendar Book Collection

Have a top-of-the-class count down to Christmas with this advent calendar collection of twenty-four mini activity and story books, PERFECT for every Tom Gates superfan! Enjoy a book every day packed with how-to-doodles, mega make-and-do activities and stories to share, starring all your favourite characters, including Rooster, Marcus, Delia and Amy. 'Tom Gates is as moreish as a caramel wafer' The Sunday Times 'High octane and highly entertaining' Guardian A sturdy hardback with pockets for each book and a ribbon tie to keep everything safe

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Disney Frozen Hardcover Storybook Advent Calendar

Ditch the lolly advent calendars this year and celebrate the days leading up-to Christmas with the magic of Frozen. Your young one can unwrap 24 books this festive season and celebrate Christmas with Anna, Elsa and all their friends in Arendelle. 

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Bluey Advent Calendar Book Collection: Includes 24 story and activity books

Count down to Christmas with 24 special mini Bluey books! From story books to colouring in, this Advent calendar will keep kids entertained all the way through December and finishes with a very special edition of Verandah Santa for Christmas Eve.

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04/30/2024 03:03 pm GMT
Harry Potter A Hogwarts Christmas Pop-Up (Advent Calendar)

The Harry Potter: A Hogwarts Christmas Pop-Up book from Insight Editions is receiving rave reviews from all over! calls it a gorgeous keepsake that Muggles everywhere will absolutely love, while Red Tricycle says that it will have young wizards feeling like they're celebrating Christmas in the Great Hall. Leaky Cauldron praises the book as a lovely advent calendar that is fully reusable and Geekdad says that it's an easy and fun way to integrate a bit of Harry Potter into the season.

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About Jennie McNichol

After spending 11 years in London working in the television industry for the BBC, Jennie McNichol made the move to Perth in 2010. As the Co-Founder and Editor of Buggybuddys, she has been able to use her experience and passion for helping families to create a trusted online resource for parents across Perth.
Jennie is the proud mother of two daughters, aged 14 & 12 and is a big advocate of the family-friendly lifestyle that Perth has to offer.

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