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Fidget Toy Advent Calendars: We let our experts, aged 5 and 7, unbox a bestseller and deliver their verdict

With so many different Advent calendars – filled with everything from cheese to coffee pods to Lego to make-up – available these days, it’s often hard to predict which ones will be the best-selling ones of the year. But from the moment we first viewed fidget toy advent calendars we knew from reader reaction that they would be one of 2021’s most popular choices for counting down the days to December.


But are Fidget Toy Advent Calendars worth the money? We took one of Amazon’s bestsellers fidget toy advent calendars and let two fidget toy fans aged 5 and 7 unbox it. But what was their verdict? Watch the full video to find out.

Overall first impressions were good. Not only did the calendar have 25 doors (which particularly impressed our five-year-old), but over the course of the month you get 33 different items, including fidget pops (the toys that look like bubble wrap and can be popped repeatedly), simple dimples, mochi, a squishy, ​​waved pillow and a whole host of other different things to squeeze, stretch and play with.

Forget those flimsy plastic tat fears, everything that came out of the (surprisingly sturdy) box felt solid and well put together and nothing broke, broke or fell apart after almost a week of enthusiastic play – even when the five-year-old fell asleep clutching the slinky several nights in a row.

The complete contents of the best-selling 2021 Fidget Toy Advent Calendar on Amazon.

Although there were some repeats, our reviewers didn’t seem overly concerned about this – and it would be less noticeable when the doors were open over the course of a few days. On the contrary, it could be an advantage if you wanted to save money and buy a calendar that several children could share.

the fidget toy advent calendar is now available on Amazon in a range of different styles. Priced at £21.88, but currently with a 5% discount, now is the perfect time to pick it up and store it ready for December. And if you think it’s too long to wait to get it out – there’s even a Halloween Countdown Calendar you can pick you up to help you out while waiting.

And who knows, with educational psychologists saying fidgety toys can help keep kids calm and focused when they’re overexcited, maybe it will help keep vertigo levels down to reasonable levels before the big one. day.