Remember when Advent calendars didn't come with toys behind each door? From the Lego Star Wars Advent calendar to the Mega Bloks Minions Advent calendar it seems the Advent calendar to buy in 2015 comes with a freebie for every day of December until Christmas.
And to think I thought things were getting a bit exotic the year my flimsy cardboard Advent calendar - with nothing more exciting than a festive pic behind each window - was replaced with a chocolate one!
We've scoured the web for the best deals on Advent calendars with toys included, and here's what we've found... don't hang around if the one you fancy is in stock, because that probably won't be the case for too much longer!
1. Playmobil Santa's Workshop Christmas 2015 Advent Calendar
With a surprise behind each window for every day of Advent, you little Playmobil fan will end up with 24 characters - including Father Christmas, a festive fairy, two Christmas elves and a memory card game. Buy yours for £19.99 from Tesco by clicking on the link above.
2. Lego City 2015 Advent Calendar
This one's always popular, and you can pick it up right now for £20 at The Entertainer. It's suitable for little ones aged five years and over, and you'll end up with 24 Lego City minifigures by the time the big day arrives.
3. Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar
The Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar is the only one my lads are interested in this year. By this point in November these get pretty tricky to get hold of, but you can still buy a Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar from a number of third party sellers over at Amazon, with prices starting from £25.75.
4. Play Doh 2015 Advent Calendar
This is a new one on me, and I know a fair few parents who would freely admit to struggling with the idea of a new tub of Play Doh just waiting to be ground into the carpet for every day throughout December! It's a bargain though - just £13.99 at Amazon right now.
5. Vtech Baby Toot Toot Drivers Advent Calendar 2015
Little fans of VTech Baby Toot-Toot Drivers toys will LOVE this. As well as 24 play pieces - including a Sleigh which responds to SmartPoint locations with sound effects, melodies and different phrases, the box also folds down into a Toot-Toot Drivers road for hours of endless fun throughout the build-up to Christmas. You can nab one of these for £24.99 at Argos right now.
6. Mega Bloks Despicable Me Minions 2015 Advent Calendar
Alas, the Despicable Me Mega Bloks Minions Advent Calendar is out of stock at Asda right now, where it's usually at £19.97 but you can click the link to be notified when it's back on the shelves. With 24 surprises behind each door, you even get three buildable Minions characters dressed in fancy festive outfits!
We'd love to hear what your must-have Advent calendar deal is for 2015. And are the grown-ups getting Advent calendars this year too?
TOPICS: Christmas UK