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Fidget Toy Advent Calendars: We let our experts, ages 5 and 7, unbox a bestseller and give their opinion


With so many different Advent calendars – filled with everything from cheese and coffee pods to Lego – available these days, it’s often difficult to predict which will be the biggest sellers of the year. But from the moment we first previewed the fidget toy advent calendars, we knew from reader feedback that they would be one of the most popular choices in 2021 for counting days until. ‘in December.


But are toy advent calendars worth the money? We took one of Amazon’s best-selling toy advent calendars and let two restless toy fans aged 5 and 7 unwrap it. But what was their verdict? Watch the full video to find out.

Overall the 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 out). over and over), simple dimples, mochis, a tight mat, and a host of other different things to squeeze, stretch, and play with.

Forget those fears of a flimsy plastic tattoo, everything that came out of the (surprisingly sturdy) box was sturdy and well put together and nothing snapped, snapped or collapsed after almost a week of enthusiastically playing – even when the five-year-old fell asleep hugging the tight-fitting several nights in a row.

The full contents of the 2021 bestselling Fidget Toy Advent Calendar on Amazon.

While there were a few rehearsals, our critics didn’t seem to care too much – and it would be less noticeable when the doors opened over the course of a few days. If anything, it could be a plus if you wanted to save some money and buy a calendar for multiple kids to share.

The fidget toy advent calendar is now available on Amazon in a range of different styles. Priced at £ 21.88, but currently at a 5% discount, now is a great time to pick it up and put it away ready for December. And if you think it’s too long to wait to release it – there’s even a Halloween countdown calendar you can grab to help you while you wait.

And who knows, with school psychologists saying that restless toys can help keep kids calm and focused when they’re over-excited, it may help keep vertigo levels at reasonable levels before the big day.