Non chocolate advent calendars can be just as fun! Non-Candy advent calendars are unique, can be personalized and can be bought for children or adults.Â Here are our favorite advent calendars for 2022.
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Why Choose a Non-Chocolate Advent Calendar
Whether you are looking to buy for a child or adult, sometimes chocolate is just not special enough for the holiday season.
Toy gifts can be played with long after Christmas is over and can be brought out for years to come.
Personalized calendars make your loved one feel extra special.
And hand-made calendars can be customized to what your family member loves “â€œ you can mix candy and toys or for an adult coffee, tea or alcohol.
The 21 Best Non Chocolate Advent Calendars
Our top favorite places to find non candy advent calendars areÂ AmazonÂ andÂ Etsy. The reason?Â AmazonÂ has a large selection of toy advent calendars andÂ EtsyÂ has a more personalized, hand-made selection.
Your kids will never miss the chocolate!
Toy Advent Calendars
This list is loaded with LegoÂ®, CrayolaÂ® and other favorites like Paw PatrolÂ® and Little PeopleÂ®.
Toy Advent calendars are a great option because the toys can be played with all season long and brought out the following year vs chocolate calendars which are eaten right away.
Fisher-Price Little People Advent Calendar
This Little People advent calendar is perfect for a first or second Christmas. Your little one may need some help opening the doors, but they will enjoy a new toy everyday.
The set includes 24 Fisher-Price Little People friends & holiday-themed accessories.
LEGO City Advent CalendarÂ
For the little builder in your family this Lego City Advent Calendar contains 349 pieces that your kid can build each day.
This version allows your child to build 24 different presents in this Christmas countdown Advent Calendar, including vehicles, minifigures and other seasonal items.
And yes….a Santa is included!
Lego has lots of other choices for Christmas Calendars
1.Â Lego FriendsÂ – ages 6+
2.Â Harry PotterÂ – ages 7+
3.Â Star WarsÂ – ages 6+
Crayola Christmas Countdown Calendar
This non-chocolate advent calendar is for the little artist in your family.
Crayola Art supplies & activities: Each numbered door on the Christmas Advent calendar reveals a Crayola product and corresponding activities.
A great gift for girls and boys, ages 3 & up.
Paw Patrol Advent Calendar
24 gifts to discover: make your child’s holidays special with the Paw Patrol Advent calendar!
Includes 6 figurines of the main puppy characters with sleds for them to ride.
A great gift for kids aged 3+
PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendar – Santa’s Workshop
The Advent calendar “Santa’s Workshop,” with lots of exciting presents, contains twenty-four surprise items for each day leading up to Christmas.
The pieces can come out each year and be built again. Perfect for ages 4-10.
Here are a few more Playmobil sets:
1. Christmas Ball – ages 4+
2. Christmas in the Forest – ages 18 months+
3. Horse Farm – ages 4+Continue Reading
Personalized/Hand-Made Advent Calendars
If you plan early you can order a personalized or hand-made advent calendar. These allow you to put in whatever little treats you want and can be re-used each year.
A more eco-friendly and customizable option.
Load them up with little toys, treats and stickers.
Personalized Fill Your Own Wooden Wreath Advent Calendar Light Box
Made from wood with a natural finish and filled with sparkling twinkle lights, this is a truly wonderful wooden advent calendar to enjoy on the run up to Christmas!
This unique advent calendar features 24 numbered boxes around the box frame and is finished in the center with a carved winter wreath.
You can add your child’s name or a simple message like “Be Merry”. Add some batteries and it becomes a light box!
Quilted Advent Calendar
This hand-made calendar can become a cherished heirloom. The pockets of each day can be filled with the treats of your choosing.
Woodland Wonder, Reusable Heirloom Advent Decor Boxes
Woodland wonder animals decorate this unique handmade heirloom quality advent calendar.
Reusable year after year countdown to Christmas set of mini drawers will be a favorite decoration for years to come.
Personalized Merry Little Minty Christmas Quilted Advent Calendar
Another fabric calendar, this one is a bit more trendy with their choices of fabric.
Adding your child’s name to it makes it even more special.See it on Etsy
What to Put In a Non-Chocolate Advent Calendar
Here are a few ideas if you decide to get a hand-made/personalized Advent Calendar:
Coupon for a day out (zoo, aquarium, etc)
Mini Alcohol Bottles
Tickets (Movie or Concert)
Jewelry/Tie Clips/Cuff Links
Deck of Cards
The 21 Best Non Chocolate Advent Calendars
No matter the reason you are looking for a non chocolate advent calendar, the above ideas hopefully filled your needs. I’d love to hear what you ultimately picked. I already have my husband’s Lego calendar hidden away in the closet.
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