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15 best Harry Potter advent calendars: Many of them are on sale - hurry!

Muggles are in store for a truly magical countdown to Xmas with these spellbinding advent calendars

Katherine Robinson

If you’re a big fan of a certain boy wizard with a distinctive lightning-shaped scar on his forehead – or you know a Muggle who is – then you’ve come to the right place. There are so many Harry Potter advent calendars out this year to make the countdown to Christmas a particularly magical one – and we’ve been busy taking a look at the best ones.

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There’s something for kids of all ages – including the grown-up ones! You can choose between calendars featuring stationery, figures, Lego and even jewellery from the world of Hogwarts – if only we had the witchcraft and wizardry school’s famous Sorting Hat to help us choose! Don’t take too long to get yours ordered as they usually sell out fast.



What do you get? 24 Harry Potter gifts including cute hair accessories, cosy socks, a badge, shoe laces, keyring, pin badge, charms bracelet, stickers, an invisible ink pen, two magic wand pens, a fountain pain and fun stationary. ***It's currently on sale at Get Trend so hurry to grab a bargain before they sell out

Why do we love it? The hair accessories can instantly transform you into a Gryffindor form girl (it is OK for adults to wear these too, right? Asking for a friend.) And the working fountain pen will surely inspire you to write down some spells in perfect calligraphy. This one ships on October 22 but it's a limited edition so order now to avoid disappointment.

Harry Potter cube Christmas countdown advent calendar, £49.95 now £34.39, Get Trend




What do you get? 24 cute surprises including plushies, badges, stickers, keyrings from the world of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts.

Why do we love it? The plushies are so cute and this one looks so nice you won’t want to throw it away when you’re finished opening it (in fact, you don’t need to – keep it and use it as a storage box for small toys or other small items. It also caters for fans of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them too

Harry Potter magical infinity calendar, was £49.94 now £34.99 Amazon


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What do you get? 24 officially licensed surprises including socks, pencil, badge pin, crests, bracelet, phone stickers, roll tape, sticky notes, stamps, charm with chain, magnets, bandana, keychain, pins, eraser, sharpener, tattoos.

Why do we love it? This is one of the most varied calendars – there’s a bit of everything here.

Harry Potter wizarding world advent calendar, £42.99, Shop4world




What do you get? This one will take you halfway through December. So you get seven pairs of trainer socks and five pairs of full length socks, with a different Harry Potter design on each pair. To suit UK size 4-8 (EU 36-41)

Why do we love it? Come on - Harry Potter socks, what’s not to love? Another good one for adults.

Harry Potter 12-day sock advent calendar, was £35 now £30, Lost Universe



What do you get? 24 Harry Potter beauty products and makeup, from fragrance sprays to body washes. Highlights include a lightning bolt makeup sponge, a Golden Snitch bath bomb and a Gryffindor mini colour changing lipstick. Recommended for years seven and up. ***It's sold out online but you can use the Boots site to find the nearest store with available stock.

Why do we love it? There's nothing else like this one on the market for Harry fans - especially for the Muggles among us who love beauty products too! It's bound to sell out fast so grab one while you can!

Harry Potter Hogwarts Express advent calendar, was £40 now £35, Boots



What do you get? 24 different Funko Pocket Pop vinyl figures including Harry, Hermione, Ron, Hagrid and more

Why do we love it? It’s a good value one when you consider that each individual Funko Pocket Pop figure sells for around 8. The 2019 version is still available online.

Funko Pocket Pop Harry Potter advent calendar, £69.99, Amazon




What do you get: 24 pieces of officially licensed Harry Potter stationery, including erasers, notebooks, sticky notes, pencils and more. ***They're low on stock so hurry if you want to grab one!

Why we love it: It’s worth it for the magic wand pen alone! Also, just FYI, last year's version is still available to buy.

Harry Potter Hogwarts advent calendar, was £25 now £20, Menkind



What do you get? 24 surprises including pin badges, character backpack buddies, wand backpack buddies, and a gorgeous Harry Potter snow globe

Why do we love it? This one is a good option for grown-up Harry Potterheads and the snow globe is really quite special

Paladone Christmas countdown Harry Potter cube, £44.95, Amazon



What do you get? 24 lovely Lego treats including mini-figures of Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley and buildable models of Hogwarts furniture. 

Why we love it? Being Lego, it’s creative and will keep kids occupied as they follow the instructions to make the model. By Christmas eve they have all the bits for a full-scale Hogwarts Yule Ball – just magic!

Lego Harry Potter advent calendar, £31.30, Amazon




What do you get? 25 Harry Potter jewellery surprises - a mesh bracelet, 10 hanging charms and 14 charm beads to create your own charm bracelet

Why do we love it? At £21 this is great value, especially when it gives you 25 surprises (many other calendars stop on Xmas Eve). And the bracelet fits an adult wrist so it's not just for kids.

Harry Potter charm bracelet advent calendar, £21.99, Amazon



What do you get? You get 24 empty drawers that you can fill with whatever you like year on year.

Why do we love it? It can be used each year and you can be super imaginative with what goes inside. 

Harry Potter Advent Calendar, £16, Primark



What do you get? The Primark 2019 Harry Potter calendar follows the same format as this year's - 24 empty drawers waiting to be filled. It's not available in stores any more, but you can pick one up on eBay.

Why do we love it? Though you will have to pay a bit more to get one, it's a collector's item that you can reuse and keep forever

Harry Potter 2019 Advent calendar, from £39.99, eBay



What do you get? 25 sparkling jewellery surprises including a silver-plated charm bracelet, Harry-Potter charms, a necklace and stud earrings – all officially licensed by the franchise from The Carat shop. ***Currently out of stock but check back for restocks.

Why do we love it? It’s a great alternative from the usual toy figures – and who wouldn’t want to wear the golden snitch in necklace form?

Harry Potter premium jewellery advent calendar, £59.94, Amazon


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