The countdown to Christmas is coming early this year, which is why savvy shoppers are already snapping up the best advent calendars on sale. In fact, October has seen a huge number of searches for advent calendars on OnBuy - five times more than the same period last year!

But instead of traditional chocolate, this year’s most popular advent calendars all feature trending toy brands like Star Wars, Barbie, and Playmobil. Each of these advent calendars for kids contain miniature toys, accessories, and figures to keep your kids occupied until the big day. So what are you waiting for? Let’s see what’s behind the first door…

Star Wars Micro Force Advent Calendar

star wars advent calendar

The force will be with any family who chooses this toy-packed Star Wars advent calendar as behind each flap is a brand new squishable figure from the galaxy’s greatest movie franchise.

Whether you’re old enough to remember the Empire striking back in cinemas, or your first memories of the franchise are of fresh-faced Padawan, Obi-Wan Kenobi, there are characters from every era included. This countdown calendar is a must have for young Jedis waiting for Life Day (the cringey '70s Star Wars version of Christmas for those not old enough to remember it)!

What’s in the box?

  • 4 x Exclusive holiday-themed Star Wars Micro Force figures
  • 20 x Star Wars Micro Force figures
  • 7 x Star Wars festive stickers

L.O.L. Surprise! Accessories Advent Calendar

lol surprise advent calendar

This calendar is sure to cause a frenzy among any L.O.L Surprise fans and is already flying off our online shelves! Behind each door is a piece of kid-friendly jewellery or a fashion accessory for them to show off to their friends at the Christmas party! It certainly saves them rummaging through mum's jewellery box!

What’s in the box?

  • 1 x Pom pom keyring
  • 1 x Snap band
  • 1 x Charm bracelet
  • 2 x Spiral charm bracelets
  • 2 x Doll keyrings
  • 1 x Charm necklace
  • 1 x Crocodile hair clip
  • 2 x Hair bobbles with pendants
  • 1 x Bead charm bracelets
  • 1 x Heart hair clip
  • 2 x Pin badges
  • 2 x 3D stickers
  • 2 x Hair slides
  • 2 x Fashion rings
  • 1 x Stretch wristband
  • 4 x Heart hair slides
  • 6 x Mini 3D stickers

Bathing Fun Playmobil Advent Calendar

playmobil kids advent calendar

This Playmobil advent calendar will definitely cause a splash come bath time! The advent calendar includes a full Playmobil set that will allow their imagination to run wild! Behind the 24 doors are three full-sized Playmobil figures, a treasure trove of plastic jewels, and a waterproof, battery-powered mini sub. Just add bubble bath for an exciting aquatic adventure!

What’s in the box?

  • 2 x Police diver figures
  • 1 x Thief diver figure
  • 1 x Swordfish figure
  • 1 x Moray eel figure
  • 2 x Butterfly fish figures
  • 1 x Lobster figure
  • 2 x Crab figures
  • 1 x Large underwater sub scooter
  • 1 x Underwater motor
  • 2 x Net holders
  • 3 x Nets
  • 1 x Small underwater sub scooter
  • 1 x Floating buoy with rope and hook
  • 2 x Diving suits
  • 3 x Pairs of diving fins
  • 1 x Diving helmet
  • 2 x Diving goggles
  • 1 x Snorkel
  • 1 x Harpoon
  • 2 x Handheld navigation devices
  • 1 x Grid box
  • 9 x Pieces of treasure
  • 1 x arm cuff
  • 2 x large arm cuffs
  • 1 x Wristwatch
  • 1 x Underwater plant
  • 1 x Rock with hiding place
  • 1 x Rock with coral
  • 1 x Tube of blue Tinti bath paint

Barbie Advent Calendar

barbie advent calendar

This next box is a top treat for any Barbie fan - they’ll be just as fashionable as the doll herself this Christmas! This cute countdown calendar features Barbie and two of her friends celebrating the holiday season. Behind every door is another trendy accessory - we’re talking bracelets, rings, stickers and even a set of stick-on temporary earrings!

What’s in the box?

  • 6 x Large stickers
  • 1 x Heart sticker
  • 2 x Hair clips
  • 2 x Sets of nail stickers
  • 1 x Pair of stick-on earrings
  • 1 x Pack of glittery hearts
  • 1 x Notepad
  • 1 x Pencil
  • 4 x Small stickers
  • 2 x Small heart rings
  • 1 x Large heart ring
  • 2 x Fabric charm bracelets
  • 1 x Large charm bracelet

Hot Wheels Christmas Advent Calendar

hot wheels advent calendar

The kids are going to be revved up for Christmas by 1st December, so you’re going to need something to occupy their energy bursts - enter this awesome Hot Wheels advent calendar! It comes with six mini Hot Wheels vehicles to play with - two bikes, two race cars and two monster trucks. They can also turn their bedroom floor into an adrenaline-filled obstacle course with the ramps and to top off their tiny garage, they can accessorise their cars with a range of awesome Hot Wheels stickers. It's the perfect advent calendar to keep them occupied each day while you're busy wrapping presents or trying to get the house ready for the big day!

What’s in the box?

  • 2 x Hot Wheels race cars
  • 2 x Hot Wheels racing motorcycles
  • 2 x Hot Wheels monster trucks
  • 6 x Stickers
  • 4 x Stunt ramps
  • 3 x Hazard cones
  • 1 x Charm bracelet
  • 1 x Hot Wheels ball
  • 2 x Fidget spinners

Fidget Toys Advent Calendar

fidget advent calendar

2021 has become the year of the fidget toy, whether it’s spinners or Popits, and if your kids start climbing the walls come December, this advent calendar provides 24 miniature solutions to give you some peace and quiet! Every day they’ll receive a new toy to keep them engaged and entertained for hours, with highlights including a Rubik’s cube, squishy puff balls, a fidget spinner, and the latest sensory sensation - a fidget Popit board.

What’s in the box?

  • 1 x Fidget popit board
  • 1 x Rubik’s cube
  • 1 x Fidget spinner
  • 1 x Fidget track
  • 1 x Small rubber ball
  • 2 x Posable rubber people
  • 2 x Finger traps
  • 2 x Squishable cats
  • 2 x Squishable aliens
  • 1 x Finger monster 
  • 1 x Squeezable pea pod
  • 1 x Large popit duo toy
  • 2 x Sensory ropes
  • 1 x Magnetic plastic fidget toy
  • 1 x Tinsel roll
  • 1 x Metal fidget puzzle
  • 1 x Snapping fidget toy
  • 1 x Magnetic ball puzzle
  • 1 x Peanut popper toy

But what about advent calendars for adults?

adult advent calendar chocolates

Now the kids have got their advent calendars, it’s time to splash out on yourself: OnBuy has a great range of advent calendars for adults that are filled with more luxury items, whether it’s bottles of bubbly, gin, and beer, or candles, beauty accessories, and perfume.

You can also avoid the stress of shortages when it comes to the rest of your festive shopping, thanks to OnBuy’s great Christmas collection. From Christmas trees and decorations to festive tableware and classic entertainment, Christmas is sorted with OnBuy!