Last minute advent calendars for kids inc. LEGO, Disney and more

Last-minute advent calendars for kids? You're just in time!

A collage of toy advent calendars for kids, on sale for Black Friday
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December is tomorrow! Don't panic if you haven't bought an advent calendar yet though - you're just in time to bag a last-minute kids' advent calendar bargain! 

If you're sorting out the advent calendars and want to get a jump on your Christmas shopping so that you're not rushing at the last minute for that too, you could always browse the top Christmas toys (opens in new tab) or get some naughty Elf on the Shelf ideas (opens in new tab) now too.

Still searching for the right advent calendar for you? These ones definitely are NOT for kids but have a peep at the best food and drink advent calendars (opens in new tab), or browse the best alcohol advent calendars (opens in new tab). If that's not your thing, you could arty with a craft advent calendar (opens in new tab) or do away with tradition altogether and opt for a cheese advent calendar (opens in new tab)

Last minute toy advent calendars - best deals:

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NOW £15 | Argos (opens in new tab)

LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar: WAS £24 NOW £15 | Argos (opens in new tab)

No words are needed for this. Potterheads and LEGO fans alike will think that Christmas has come early if they get their mitts on this on December 1st. Be quick, though. It's this year's new Lego Harry Potter calendar and when it's gone, it's gone!

NOW £24 | Argos (opens in new tab)

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar: WAS £30 NOW £24 | Argos (opens in new tab) 

You really can't beat a Lego advent calendar. Yes, they're expensive but the value for money is off the charts because kids play with (and keep) the LEGO trinkets from inside forever. Or at least until you step on them in bare feet and banish them to a cupboard.

  NOW £20.99 | Lego (opens in new tab)

Guardians of the Galaxy Advent Calendar: WAS £34.99 NOW £20.99 | Lego (opens in new tab) 

Yes, more LEGO options, but Marvel fans will be glad that we included this. The hardest choices require the strongest wills, as Thanos said.

  NOW £17.60 | Argos (opens in new tab)

LEGO Friends Advent Calendar: WAS £22 NOW £17.60 | Argos (opens in new tab) 

Ok, just one more. Look at the price! With 24 Christmas-themed LEGO mini-build toys inside, this works out at... well, very cheap per toy.

Encanto Advent Calendar -  NOW £39.99 | Disney (opens in new tab)

Encanto Advent Calendar - NOW £39.99 | Disney (opens in new tab)

We don't talk about Bruno but we should talk about how brilliant this Encanto advent calendar is. There are 24 doors to open with a new character or accessory to discover each day so youngsters can play out a new story or scenes from the film. There's also a final surprise to look forward to on the last day!

Peppa Pig's Advent Calendar - WAS £19.99  NOW £14.99 | Lego (opens in new tab)

Peppa Pig's Advent Calendar - WAS £19.99 NOW £14.99 | Lego (opens in new tab)

Bhind each door is a surprise toy - including Peppa, George, and their friends - with 24 pieces to collect in total. Santa is hiding there too! Fans of everyone's favourite little pig will love counting down the days in December like this.

Tinc Stationery Christmas Advent Calendar:  NOW £15 | Argos (opens in new tab)

Tinc Stationery Christmas Advent Calendar: NOW £15 | Argos (opens in new tab) 

Kids too old for toy calendars but not yet ready for beauty advent calendars? Go with stationery. This award-winning option has 24 fun-filled boxes containing exclusive, limited edition Tinc gifts along with a joke. Intriguing.

  NOW £49.50 | Disney  (opens in new tab)

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar: WAS £99 NOW £49.50 | Disney  (opens in new tab)

Serious Disney fans will adore this limited edition calendar which is now HALF PRICE. It contains 12 mini keys featuring various character-inspired artwork - based on the Opening Ceremony keys which were originally given to guests who took part in opening a Disney Store - tucked away inside 12 tiny stockings. 

NOW £21.99 | Very (opens in new tab)

Playmobil Christmas Bakery Advent Calendar - was £24.99 NOW £21.99 | Very (opens in new tab)

For younger kids this is a cute introduction to toy advent calendars with a new Playmobil collectible behind each door, including Father Christmas, a snowman, and real cookie cutters that children can actually use to bake their very own Christmas treats. Now that's what we call value for money!

  NOW £20.10 | Boots (opens in new tab)

Disney Advent Calendar - 12 Socks of Christmas: WAS £30 NOW £20.10 | Boots (opens in new tab)

Ok, we lied, there are no toys in this one. But it's fun as well as practical. And nobody can ever have too many socks. Especially at Christmas!

Smiggle Advent Calendar 2022 - WAS £35 NOW £18 (opens in new tab)

Smiggle Advent Calendar 2022 - WAS £35 NOW £18 (opens in new tab)

With the full suite of 25 doors to open and a limited edition stationery goodie behind each one, the Smiggle Advent Calendar for 2022 is the perfect choice for little crafters and stationery fans. Not only will it keep them occupied each day in December without a sugar rush but they'll amass an enviable stationery stash too! 

Heidi Scrimgeour
Consumer Editor

As a parenting specialist, Heidi has written for Prima Baby, Gurgle and Practical Parenting and was baby gear editor of Mother & Baby magazine for six years, looking after regular consumer features for the shopping pages as well as specialist consumer content such as buying guides and gift guides.