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When my son was little we had the Playmobil Advent Calendar Christmas in Forest that he loved – each day you opened a box to find a new toy to add to the Christmas scene. As my girls have gotten older, they want ones of their own, but they want advent calendars that are a little more girly. There are some really cute ones out this year!
Mega Construx American Girl Advent Calendar Construction Set is the cutest advent calendar on the block this year! Each day reveals a new piece you can use to build characters and play scenes.With 24 surprises to build, this American Girl Advent Calendar features two buildable mini figures and a winter-themed wonderland that includes skis, sleigh, snowman and more! Combine these surprises with other American Girl construction sets to create an even bigger celebration this holiday! Ideal for ages 8 and up.
Similar to the MegaBloks American Girl Advent Calendar, the Monster High version of the advent calendar features 24 mystery windows. Open one each day to discover a different buildable Monster High-themed surprise, including three buildable mini fashion figures, small character-themed builds, and winter accessories like a tree and skis. Ideal for ages 6 and up.
Lego Friends Advent Calendar for 2017 is always a classic and is fun to add to sets from past years. The set contains 24 gifts that can be built and played with. For ages 5-12.
Barbie Advent Calendar doesn’t contain a Barbie doll, but has 24 different fashions and accessories to help Barbie get ready for the holidays.
The Ponyville Advent Calendar contains 3 ponies and 40 accessories to help your My Little Pony fan count down the days until Santa arrives.
Playmobil makes great toys for imaginations at work. This Unicorn Fairy Advent Calendar is sure to be a hit with the girliest of girls – too cute!
LEGO Belville: Advent Calendar contains all the pieces to create a beautiful holiday party scene complete with refreshments.
KidKraft Advent Christmas Calendar – this is more of a traditional advent calendar that is perfect for little hands. Open each little box to reveal another piece of a traditional nativity scene.
If you want, you could make matching advent calendars for your daughter and her doll, take a look at this post on how to make an advent calendar for your dolls!