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Best wooden children’s advent calendars 2020: houses, trains and Christmas tree designs


Nothing says “Christmas is coming” more than creating an Advent calendar. And our favorite is the wooden variety, being part of the Christmas decoration set and allowing you to fill whatever you want.

A wooden advent calendar is not only a more durable option since you can use it year after year, but it is also pleasing to the eye.

We have unearthed calendars made of wood or containing small wooden treats, which makes them very reusable.

When choosing, we made sure to evaluate the design, as this is crucial as your wooden advent calendar may well become a centerpiece, and the usability – can little hands open the doors and there is there is enough room for one or two treats?

Nonetheless, most importantly for the little ones (and the older ones too), Christmas is the most magical time of the year and your Advent calendar should reflect this joyous time, so we have put together the best to make your account. countdown to the most festive Christmas yet. .

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Wooden house advent calendar filled with Fortnum & Mason

At 50cm tall, it is certainly the highlight of wooden advent calendars, but then again, would you expect less from Fortnum & Mason? The design is based on the front of the magnificent Piccadilly department store in London, and it will fill you with all the festive sensations just by looking at it. Numbers dot the building and our little testers loved spotting them among the red brick building. But the best? Behind every numbered door (which, let’s add it, isn’t too complicated for little hands) you’ll find sweet treats galore, as they’re filled with multiple delicacies for everyone. There’s a mix of Fortnum Milk Chocolate Pieces, Milk Chocolate Santa Claus and Snowmen, Milk Chocolate Balls, and Natural Fruit Pectin Jellies, so every day is a delicious surprise. While this is the most extravagant of the ones we’ve tested, it’s worth every penny because it’s been so beautifully designed and will definitely become a Christmas tradition to be used over and over again.

Advent calendar wood Meri Meri

Our little testers loved the little wooden animals that hid under the 24 numbered doors, all of which are different sizes, adding to the excitement. The set comes in an adorable suitcase, with a leather handle, and is illustrated with Christmas fun. Inside the suitcase you will find three trays with the numbers one through 24, and there is a handy tape tab to make the trays easy to remove. The details engraved on the wooden creatures show the level of detail to which Meri Meri went, and it makes for a wonderful scene thanks to the stylish neutral wood colors that our testers loved to play with, and they also loved showing off the different animals.

Matalan bright wooden house advent calendar

This is a charming Advent calendar which, at 32cm high, is the perfect finishing touch to your Christmas decoration. Just insert two AA batteries in the back, flip the switch and it will light up – the stars at the top and the space above the lower row of windows and doors glow, which looks magical in a dimly lit room. It’s very reasonably priced, but since you get what you pay for, there aren’t any goodies inside. So, pick their favorite treats to hide in each of the 24 locations – we found that they had to be quite small since there isn’t a lot of room.

Advent calendar in wood Meri Meri

Another fun version of Meri Meri, this Advent calendar lets kids create a classic nursery. Inside the suitcase decorated with stars and moon with gold leaf details, you will find three numbered trays, where the 24 decorative wooden pieces are hidden. It’s nice to watch the nativity scene being built during the countdown to Christmas, which recalls the origins of Christmas. This one is great for traditionalists and is really beautifully designed.

Melissa & Doug countdown to Christmas wooden advent calendar

You’ll usually find a Melissa & Doug toy or two under the Christmas tree, but now he’s helping kids enjoy the early days with his Advent calendar. Designed for use every year, the Wooden Magnetic Tree comes with 25 pieces, all in an assortment of festive joy. Let little ones choose which daytime magnetic balls to hang from the handy built-in box at the base of the tree, and watch it soon fill with joy. Once the big day arrives, it’s time to place the star on top of the tree! The set is the perfect size for little hands and our testers loved the magnetic element.

Gisela Graham Wooden Advent Calendar Santa Truck

We love the idea of ​​Santa Claus driving a Christmas truck and it was a real topic of conversation with our little testers. Decorated in a typical festive palette of red, white and green, this wooden Santa’s truck advent calendar by Christmas decor designer Gisela Graham, looks charming on a fireplace. There are 12 small doors to open on either side of the truck (meaning there are no drawers falling out), all sporting a Christmas motif on the front with enough room for a delicious treat at the ready. inside!

JoJo Mom Baby Advent Calendar

Will it be one of the wise men, a little donkey, or maybe the baby Jesus hiding behind the number? This lovely Nativity Advent Calendar features 24 wooden figurines each placed in numbered drawers (one to 24) which are hidden among the pictorial scene of Bethlehem. A great way to educate young people about the birth of Jesus, and something that can be brought to the table year after year, our little testers loved creating a manger around the box.

Available from October 26.

Kurt S. Adler – Christmas Train Advent Calendar

Kurt S. Adler has been producing Christmas items since 1946 and you can’t deny the brand’s flair for all things festive. This wooden train advent calendar is designed in three pieces, which our mini testers loved to help put together. There are 25 miniature drawers on each side of the train, with the 25th being large in the driver’s seat. We love the painted details, especially the snowflakes on the wheels and the stars on the tops of the cars. The drawers would need to be a little bigger just to open up more filling possibilities. With this train, we tested by putting different parts in the drawers, which worked well.

Available in store.

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