Children's advent calendars have come a very long way from the ones we had when we were kids, and there are some wonderful advents available now. You can get them filled with toys, stationery, minifigures, kids jewellery and lots more so your kids can get a little gift every day as they count down to Christmas.
Although it's still summer (just!) the stores are just starting to stock advent calendars, with some that are expected to sell out already on pre-order.
Here's our pick of the very best Children's Advent Calendars 2019, where to buy them and the best prices. We will be updating this page as new products become available, and with any price drops or special offers.
Smiggle Advent Calendar 2019 (RRP £28)
The Smiggle Advent Calendar for 2019 is now available to buy. If previous years are anything to go by, it's best to grab one sooner than later, as they sell out rather quickly.
It contains an assortment of Smiggle stationery including a Silicon Bag Tag, Cloud Eraser, Pencil, 15cm Ruler, Scented Sticker Pack, Pencil Case and much, much more.
As well as some items being exclusive to the calendar, you also have a chance to find 1 of the 30 lucky tickets inside to win a Smiggle shopping spree.
Get it here* for just £28!
Fortnite Funko Pop Advent Calendar 2019 (RRP £49.99)
I have to admit this is the one new advent calendar that I think will be on the wish list for my kids this year. For the first time you'll be able to buy a Fortnite Funko Pop Advent Calendar, and we're predicting a sell out, even with that hefty price tag. Behind each door is a mini Pocket Pop figure from the huge hit video game, and Fortnite fans are going to want to collect the lot. Previous Funko Pop advent calendars have been sell outs, and as this has a limited quantity available worldwide this is definitely one to pre-order to ensure you get a copy.
Peppa Pig Advent Calendar 2019 (RRP £20)
Peppa Pig fans are going to love counting down to Christmas with this advent calendar. Behind each door is a surprise toy with 24 pieces to collect in total including Peppa, George and their friends, and even Santa so they can build a festive scene.
Available to buy now at Asda George* £20.
Paw Patrol Toy Advent Calendar 2019 (RRP £20)
Paw Patrol seems as popular as ever, and there are usually several different Paw Patrol advent calendars to choose from. Last year saw this large toy advent calendar, as well as the usual chocolate and stationery types, and this year there's a brand new design with new toys behind each door. The front of the calendar drops down to make a play mat, and as each window reveals a new character figure or accessory you can build a snowy scene.
Available to buy now at Asda George* £20.
Harry Potter Funko Pop Advent Calendar 2019 (RRP £49.99)
We're expecting this to be one of the best selling Harry Potter advent calendars, along with the first ever LEGO Harry Potter advent calendar. Last year's Harry Potter Funko Pop Advent Calendar was a complete sell out well before the winter started, and we think this year could see a repeat, as fans scramble to get hold of one of these limited edition advents. Each contains 24 mini Pocket Pop! figures, including all your favourites Harry Potter witches, wizards and magical creatures.
There are lots of Potter themed advents on sale this year, and you can see them all in our Harry Potter Advent Calendars Guide.
Thomas & Friends MINIS Advent Calendar 2019
Each year this is one of the best selling children's toy advent calendars, and it's already gone on sale at Asda. This calendar has a Thomas & Friends MINIS engine behind every single door and the front folds out to make a play mat with tracks to play with the engines on. Normally the MINIS cost up to £2.99 each for the blind bags so this is great value for money, even at the full RRP of £24.99. There are six exclusive Christmas themed engines inside, and new characters for 2019 include Rebecca and Nia.
LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar 2019 (RRP tbc)
This year LEGO are releasing the first LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar! It's due for official release in the UK on 1st September, and we'll keep you up to date with where to buy it as soon as it goes on pre-order. The LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar 2019 will be a 305 piece set, and although a UK price has yet to be set we're expecting an RRP of around £25, based on the $40 rrp in the US and how that usually relates to LEGO prices here. The box doesn't show all the mini builds as the LEGO advents normally do, but we do know that there are 7 minifigures, a mini Hogwarts Express train, a Great Hall table and lots more to build.
Not yet available to pre-order
Marvel Funko Pop Advent Calendar 2019 (RRP £49.99)
Marvel fans, we have found the perfect advent calendar for you - Funko are releasing a Marvel Funko Pop Advent Calendar! This brand new Marvel Funko Pop Advent Calendar has a different mini Funko Pocket Pop character behind every door, so you'll be able to build up your own team of superheroes including some of the Avengers, Guardians, Captain Marvel, and even some villains and anti-heroes like Thanos and Venom. The Marvel Funko Pop! Advent Calendar has an RRP of £49.99, and has an expected release date of 30th September, though that has not yet been confirmed.