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I remember feeling like I won the lottery if I came across a Hershey's Kiss in my advent calendar but man, oh man, have advent calendars come a long way since I was a kid! Today's advent calendars are filled with trendy toys, DIY activity kits and so much other fun stuff that everyone in your household is sure to join in and enjoy the countdown.

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Barbie Advent Calendar

We all have a Barbie fan in our life be it a younger sibling, niece, nephew, friends' kid or a seasoned collector and this advent calendar is sure to tickle their fancy. The countdown starts with an actual Barbie and continues on with a new fashion accessory or article of clothing each day.

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L.O.L. Surprise! #OOTD Winter Disco

This L.O.L. Surprise! Advent calendar includes an exclusive Snow Jamz doll and 24 fabulous mix-and-match fashion pieces including earmuffs, dresses, snow boots and more. There's even a bonus sticker sheet included and an "ice rink" where Snow Jamz can strut her stuff during the Winter Disco Fashion Show.


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The Original Mochi Squishy Toys Advent Calendar for Kids 2019 Edition

Perfect for little ones that love imaginative or sensory play, this Mochi Squishy calendar is overflowing with incredibly cute, squishy fun. With one squishy a day for 24 days (no repeats!) including two large size mochi squishies kids will love watching their collection of toys grow as the days pass and Christmas gets closer and closer.


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ORIENTAL CHERRY DIY Fluffy Slime Advent Calendar 2019

Slime is all the rage these days so of course there's an advent calendar for it! This DIY kit gives young artists the opportunity to experience the joy of making amazing combinations of slime thanks to endless colors and mix-ins. Each kit includes 12 scented fluffy slimes, 12 glitters and powders, 8 charms and 2 foam beads for a full holiday season of slimy fun.


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Hatchimals Colleggtibles Advent Calendar

Hatchimals pretty much owned the holidays back in 2016 and they're still going strong! The Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Advent Calendar has 24 days of surprises to unbox including stickers, accessories, crafts and even exclusive nests and Hatchimals CollEGGtibles. The packaging itself flips down to reveal pop-up scenery so kids can create their own hatchy holiday scene.


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LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar

Celebrate Christmas in the Wizarding World with this magical LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar. Behind each of the 24 doors is a different LEGO Harry Potter figure (including the big guns: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione) or an accessory that can be used to recreate happy Hogwarts holiday scenes all the way up to Christmas and beyond.


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Purple Ladybug Novelty Dinosaur Toys 2019 Advent Calendar

Do you have a budding-paleontologist in your life? Or maybe a little guy who is totally obsessed with dinosaurs? (Shoot, who am I kidding. I'm full-grown and still obsessed with dinosaurs.) If so, this calendar is a must-have. With 24 unique dinosaur toys including fossils, a big ol' T-Rex and a tear-off dino park this calendar is sure to be used well past the holidays.


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Nintendo Super Mario Advent Calendar

Now you can bring the magic of the Mushroom Kingdom to life thanks to this Super Mario Advent calendar. With 24 days of surprises including popular characters and accessories, your little gamer will delight in expanding their very own Super Mario World day after day. There's even a pop-up environment that's revealed when you open the front panel of the packaging.


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Melissa & Doug Countdown to Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar

A fabulous choice for smaller children, this Christmas tree advent calendar comes with a magnetic wooden tree, 24 magnetic ornaments, a shining star for the top and an ornament box at the base of the tree to keep all of the pieces together. Kids can pick a favorite ornament to place on the tree each day or opt to switch, move, and rearrange the pieces to customize the tree countless times.


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Crayola Christmas Countdown Calendar

Probably one of my personal favorites, this Christmas countdown activity Advent calendar from Crayola is packed with craft projects, gifts, and coloring activities to help kids busy while they count down to Christmas. What's even cooler is that with everything they need to create ornaments, finger puppets, decorations and holiday-themed coloring projects, kids can give their crafts as gifts or keep them as mementos for years to come.


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PLAYMOBIL Santa's Workshop Advent Calendar

Another awesome option for smaller children, this Santa's Workshop Advent calendar is LOADED with surprises including a working electric lantern, four figures, sleigh, workbench, reindeer, slide, bike, tons of toys and plenty of other accessories to help bring Santa's Workshop to life as Christmas gets closer and closer.


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HYGGEHAUS Wooden Advent Calendar with Drawers

This gorgeous, sturdy count down to Christmas calendar has 24 drawers of varying sizes so you can add the gifts you want year after year. Fill it up with toys, candy, chocolate, make-up, jewelry, treats for the family pet, scavenger hunt clues or anything else that you'd like.


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Bonne Maman 2019 Limited Edition Advent Calendar

Adults will probably enjoy this 2019 Limited Edition Advent calendar more than kids will but there's no denying that everyone will love the delicious fruit spreads hidden inside. A classy and delicious countdown to Christmas, you want to be sure to go ahead and order the Bonne Maman 2019 calendar now because they sold out quickly last year.

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Woodland Skaters Chocolate Advent Calendar

I would be remiss if I did not include a classic chocolate-a-day advent calendar in this post so I present to you the Woodland Skaters Chocolate Advent Calendar! Prepare for Christmas by opening a window each day to reveal a verse from 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' and a piece of gourmet milk chocolate all wrapped like a little Christmas gift.


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Advent Calendar for Alcohol & Adults

Last, but certainly not least, we have the Holiday Spirits Calendar, a choice revered by those who delight in a nice, neat cocktail. This Christmas countdown features 12 doors that reveal tiny compartments designed to hold mini liquor bottles. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving! Alcohol is NOT included with the kit but, as we all know, getting to add alcohol to anything makes it that much more fun.