Lego advent calendar
Counting down to Christmas is always that much better with an advent calendar as it gives you a little surprise each day. If you’d rather your children stay away from chocolate, this Lego advent calendar would be a perfect alternative. Some extra good news for young Potterheads and aspiring Jedi masters is that the spotlight is on the Harry Potter and Star Wars sets this year, so expect mini figures of your favourite wizards and witches, parts to build your own Hogwarts or Darth Vader Castle scenes, and even a Christmas jumper-clad Darth Vader.
Where to buy: Toys R Us has the most extensive range for Lego, including the new Harry Potter and Star Wars advent calendars for just under $280 and $300 respectively. The former is also available for $279 at Log On, and $360 at Bookazine.