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 or get some naughty Elf on the Shelf ideas 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, or browse the best alcohol advent calendars. If that's not your thing, you could arty with a craft advent calendar or do away with tradition altogether and opt for a cheese advent calendar

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LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar: WAS £24 NOW £15 | Argos

LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar: WAS £24 NOW £15 | Argos

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!

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar: WAS £30 NOW £24 | Argos 

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar: WAS £30 NOW £24 | Argos 

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.

Guardians of the Galaxy Advent Calendar: WAS £34.99 NOW £20.99 | Lego 

Guardians of the Galaxy Advent Calendar: WAS £34.99 NOW £20.99 | Lego 

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

LEGO Friends Advent Calendar: WAS £22 NOW £17.60 | Argos 

LEGO Friends Advent Calendar: WAS £22 NOW £17.60 | Argos 

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

Encanto Advent Calendar - NOW £39.99 | Disney

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

Peppa Pig's Advent Calendar - WAS £19.99 NOW £14.99 | Lego

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 

Tinc Stationery Christmas Advent Calendar: NOW £15 | Argos 

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.

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar: WAS £99 NOW £49.50 | Disney 

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar: WAS £99 NOW £49.50 | Disney 

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. 

Playmobil Christmas Bakery Advent Calendar - was £24.99 NOW £21.99 | Very

Playmobil Christmas Bakery Advent Calendar - was £24.99 NOW £21.99 | Very

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!

Disney Advent Calendar - 12 Socks of Christmas: WAS £30 NOW £20.10 | Boots

Disney Advent Calendar - 12 Socks of Christmas: WAS £30 NOW £20.10 | Boots

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

Smiggle Advent Calendar 2022 - WAS £35 NOW £18

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
Deputy Editor

As a parenting specialist for more than 15 years, Heidi has written for most national newspapers and for a wide range of consumer magazines, including Mother & Baby where she was the Shopping Editor for six years, looking after regular consumer features including buying guides and gift roundups.