Find Of The Month: Playmobil Advent Calendars

Not to be overdramatic…but this post has been nearly a year in the making. I was visiting my family last Christmas when we stopped into one of my favourite stores on the planet – a good ol’ fashioned locally owned toy store that puts an emphasis on fun and imagination, as opposed to gadgets and gizmos. It was there I spotted Playmobil Advent Calendars…and realized that it was far too late in the year to be doing a post on them. So I vowed to myself to look them up this year, and here we are.

Last year the calendars were sort of gender themed – I believe there was a fairy and a western set. This year they’ve got three super exciting sets which are ideal gifts for tykes of all ages and genders (although it’s recommended they be 4+), including this Knights Tournament set pictured above.

Here’s why I’m so gung ho on these things – like the Dino Expedition set above – even a year later. Typically speaking, what passes for an advent calendar these days is a sad $5 piece of cardboard from the grocery store filled with chemical-laden chocolates. In addition, what passes for a Christmas list these days seems to be whatever the hot video game is. I miss the old (ah, and I’m not old!) days of making a wish list of toys and games, and looking forward to the surprises my mom put in my custom-built advent calendar every day.ย The Playmobil calendars are a nice compromise. Your kid has something exciting to look forward to opening every day, and when all is said and done, they’ve got a really nice toy to tear their attention away from whatever screen of choice they’re addicted to.

Now, you can snag these calendars from all sorts of good toy stores. Support local business and try any independently owned shops first. If you strike out, or if you don’t have one in your city, Scholar’s Choice has them online for just $25 – which works out to a buck a day for the season.

Personally, I love the Christmas Post Office one the best – but I want to hear which one you’d be most excited to have. Why? Because I’m giving away two of these calendars, just in time for you to have before Christmas. Here’s the details on entering:

1. Leave a comment below on which set you’d most like to win before November 18th. Be sure to include your name and email address so I can get in touch with you!
2. Entries are limited to one per person per email address (or 2 if you get the bonus entry below). A random draw will be conducted on the 18th to select two winners, who will each have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.
3. Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.
4. Want a bonus entry? Subscribe to my blog before the 18th and you’ll automatically get an additional entry in the draw. Hint: this isn’t the last giveaway coming up in the next few weeks, so if you want to stay on top of all contest announcements, this is the way to do it.

For full rules & regs, feel free to contact me at canadiangiftguide -at- gmail -dot- com. Good luck!


124 Responses to “Find Of The Month: Playmobil Advent Calendars”
  1. Ashley says:

    I love the Dino one!

  2. Paul Baron says:

    Absolutely love the Knights Tournament Calendar. I have TRIPLETS and they would be thrilled to receive this.

  3. Louise says:

    I like the post office calendar.

    • Mary-Judith Barrett says:

      The post office calendar is the one I like. I teach 2nd grade and am always looking for innovative advent calendar ideas and this one would definitely tie in with our letter writing theme of the season.

  4. Melinda says:

    The Post Office Calendar set is adorable. I would like to win this set!

  5. Veronica Savage says:

    I think the Post Office one is lovely!

  6. The Post Office Calendar is awesome!! It looks so adorable!!!!!

  7. sandy o'rourke says:

    The post office one would be great!

  8. mandykins33 says:

    Oh my goodness!! Are these ever adorable ๐Ÿ™‚ I would just LOVE to win the Post Office Calendar set ~ the kid in me is screaming “I want one” LOL ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Erin says:

    I would want the Knights Tournament! So awesome!

  10. Patricia says:

    wow these are great. My grandson would love the Knights Tournament although I think most kids would be excited by any of them.

  11. Andrea says:

    I love these! They’re so much more fun than the chocolate ones (especially since the chocolate isn’t the best tasting lol!) Our daughter would love any of them, as would we as parents prefer them, but I think if I was going to pick one, it would be the post office one ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Margaret Imecs says:

    I love the Christmas Post Office one, it’s cute! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Margaret Imecs

  13. Holly Sproule says:

    I love the dino one! So cute!

  14. The Knights Tournament one! My husband would probably want to play with it more than my girls though, haha ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. Emilia Turner says:

    I like the Knights Tournament one.

  16. Wonn says:

    I love the Post Office Calendar.

  17. Rosanna says:

    My son would love the Dino Expedition set!!!

  18. Natalie Cherryholme says:

    Hmmm, they are all pretty cool but I think I like the Knight’s Tournament one the best. My son would love it!

  19. Brenda says:

    The Knights Tournament is the one I would pick.

  20. Anu says:

    I like the Dino Expedition one!

  21. deanna boocock says:

    My daughter is crazy for the Knights Tournament . But i like the post office best. We’ll have to arm wrestle.

  22. Tracey says:

    My twin boys love Playmobil and would love this!

  23. Ashley Lepre says:

    I always look for neat advent calenders for my hubby and I… this by far tops the list!!! I love the post office one. Would LOVE to be the lucky person to get picked for this… what a great holiday starter xx……
    Thanks so much,

  24. Jeannette Laframboise says:

    I think they are all really nice but I also know my 10 year old would love the Knights Tournament one. So….I will go with that.:0)

    Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  25. linda chaput says:

    The Knight’s Tournament calendar is my fave.

  26. Tara says:

    I love the Christmas Post Office! Playmobil is so great, that stuff lasts forever, not like most toys these days.

  27. myra says:

    The Christmas P O Playmobile looks very interesting

  28. Sandra Schultz says:

    The Christmas Post Office is by far the best, especially for my girls.

  29. debbie flynn says:

    I would like the Dino Expedition

  30. marc-andre taillefer says:

    I love the Dino one!

  31. Audrey Skinner says:

    the dino one would be loved by my nephew

  32. Linda Horricks says:

    I love the Dino Expedition calendar!

  33. Josie says:

    The post office is my fave!

  34. Kay Walker says:

    My son’s family consists of 3 step-children and 2 of his own. 5 children under 14 (one boy exactly in the middle). I would love to win the knight’s advent calender for him. He so often gets looked over.

  35. Lori says:

    Hard to choose, they each have their special charms. Probably the ‘Post Office’ calendar since it’s more in keeping with tradition.

  36. Gemma says:

    I love the Christmas Post Office set

  37. Suzanne says:

    I really like the Christmas Post Office calendar as it really just encompasses everything about the season.

  38. Christine says:

    the post office one is really cute

  39. The post office one is great because my sister is trying to get a job with them so i would give this to her for good luck!

  40. denise allen says:

    Wow! These are all awesome! If I have to pick just one I guess it would have to be Medevil. Knights Tournament it is! Thank you as well for this opportunity ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Grace ARNASON says:

    The Christmas Post Office one is cute!

  42. ROSEMARY says:


  43. Cathy C says:

    The knights tournament would be perfect for my grandson.

  44. Andrea Amy says:

    I really LOVE the Christmas post office one, and that would by my 4yr olds favourite out of the 3 too ๐Ÿ˜€

  45. Andrea Amy says:

    I also subscribed to your blog ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks!

  46. Susan Huston says:

    I would choose the Playmobil Christmas Post Office Advent calendar. Although all three advent calendars featured on the Scholar’s Choice site are wonderful, I know my nieces would be thrilled to add this to their Playmobil collection!
    Susan Huston
    123 St. Clair Crescent
    London, Ontario
    N6J 3V8

    P.S. I have subscribed to your blog for an extra entry!

  47. lucy kabatoff says:

    The post office one would be great.

  48. Deborah says:

    Christmas Post Office for sure!

  49. nancy stokell says:

    love the Dino Expedition set!!!

  50. debra b says:

    Knights Tournament WOULD BE MOST WELCOMED BY MY SON!

  51. joanne couch says:

    The christmas post office is so cute my kids would love it.

  52. Vickie D. says:

    Forget the kids! The kid in me wants the post office.

  53. pam r. says:

    My kids would love the Knights Tournament calendar

  54. I really like the Christmas Post Office I think my 6 year old daughter would Love IT!!

  55. I love the Knights Tournament for my son and husband please so they could play with it all year round!!!

  56. My boys would love the dinosaur one!

  57. Diana Powell says:

    I love the Christmas post office !!! Soooo cute !

  58. Diana Powell says:

    I subscribed to your blog !

  59. Sandra Sumlak says:

    I would love to win the Christmas Post Office PlaIymobil advent calendar for my Grandchildren. I think the Playmobil advent calendar is a great idea compared to the chocolate ones.

  60. Marie-Eve says:

    My kids would love the Knights Tournament’s one.

  61. Shaunda says:

    The dino one is very cool!

  62. Susanne Craig says:

    My 3 grandchildren spend hours with their Playmobil sets. A 6 year old and almost 5 year old twins…they are really excited about Christmas and I know they would get great play value from the Christmas Post Office.

  63. Elizabeth Bryan says:

    I love the Knights Tournament…I know a couple of kids who would love it!

  64. nikki robak says:

    I think the post office one is just ducky

  65. nicole aben says:

    I would love to win the post office so cute.

  66. Lindsay says:

    I love the Christmas Post Office one… but they’re all cute!

  67. Wendy says:

    I would just love to win the Christmas post office calendar!! Just so sweet!!

  68. Cherie Blair says:

    My son would love the Knights Tournament, the horses and castle, awesome!

  69. CLC says:

    These are all fantastic. I think I love the post office one best of all since it reminds me of the Jolly Old Saint Nick book I used to read as a child.

  70. Kim Peters says:

    Just stumbled onto this website and want, want, want one of these for my nephew!

  71. Christine says:

    I just love these. Would love to have one for Christmas!

  72. Pierre says:

    The post office one takes me back to my childhood… great memories! Would love to have one of these.

  73. Ellie says:

    I would love to donate an advent calender by Playmobil to a less fortunate child.

  74. The Christmas Post office one is my absolute favorite!

  75. Marlene V. says:

    I really like the Christmas Post Office calendar — thanks for the chance to win.

  76. Michelle B says:

    I love the post office one

  77. Kerry says:

    That Christmas post office one is so nice!

  78. Kiki says:

    Like you, I also like the Post Office themed set!

  79. Lena M says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these! So much better than chocolate, my toddler would go crazy for the dino one!

  80. Tony M says:

    Those are the coolest advent calendars!

  81. Susanne says:

    I really like the Christmas Post Office one. It perfect for the time of year this calendar is for.

  82. Tara says:

    I would love to win the Dino one for my two kids! They are both dinosaur enthusiasts and would love it. I also subscribed to your blog!

  83. I like the post office calendar!
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  84. I subscribed to your updates
    amym_brown at

    • CGG says:

      Thanks Amy, you’ve earned a bonus entry. Be sure to check out the other giveaway I currently have going on with Generate Designs…and stay tuned for many, many more exciting giveaways in the weeks to come!

  85. Kirsten says:

    I would love to win the Christmas Post Office one for my daughter.

  86. Sandra P says:

    The the Dino Expedition is my choice

  87. Evelyn says:

    I think the Santa’s Workshop one is the best one. So cute!

  88. Jacqueline says:

    I would love to win the Christmas Post Office calendar.

  89. Marlibu says:

    Love the post office one

  90. I like the bottom one on your list, but I am not sure what it is called. I am sure my Nieces would be thrilled with any of the calendars. What a great idea!

    Thanks for offering this awesome giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline (

  91. I like the one that is at the bottom of your list, but I am not sure what it is called. I am sure my Nieces would be thrilled with any of them. What a great idea.

    Thanks for offering this awesome giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline (

  92. I am subscribed to your blog (

  93. Robert says:

    I like the Christmas Post Office one the best and would like to win that one.

  94. Michelle Leies says:

    These advent calendars are amazing. I would love the post office or the knight one but really I love them all they are amazing. Great candy free option. ๐Ÿ™‚

  95. ron kane says:

    like the Christmas Post Office set

  96. chris says:

    the Christmas Post Office set would be nice gift

  97. chris says:

    the Christmas Post Office is teriffic

  98. alison k says:

    I would most like to win the โ€œPlaymobil Advent Calendar Emperors Knights Tournamentโ€ for my little nephew as it seems like a theme he can play with all year round. Who doesnโ€™t like a good swashbuckling! Thanks for the opportunity

  99. Jeanette Jackson says:

    I like them all but The Christmas Post Office would be great for my grandson.

  100. Pamela Chan says:

    The Post Office set is my preference! So adorable.

  101. Laura says:

    I like the third one (The Christmas Post Office).

  102. samantha h says:

    They are all wonderful but the Post office set is so Christmasy and cute, it’s my favourite.

  103. Justin says:

    Love the Knights Tournament! My four-year-old daughters have a lot of the Playmobil dragon and knight sets.

  104. Shanna Carruthers says:

    I like the knights tournament one. I found a cute toy advent calendar for my daughter, but can’t seem to find one for my son. He would love one of these.

  105. Megan Young says:

    I love the dinosaur one, and I subscribed to your blog! I just found it and I LOVE what you are finding.
    I just don’t understand where the little “doors” are that the kids open, though! I think I need to do more research into these.

    • CGG says:

      Thanks Megan, you’ve earned a bonus entry into this, and the other two ‘subscriber bonus’ posts you’ve entered. I’ve seen the calendars in real life, they’re actually pretty massive. The photos are just the finished sets! Best of luck with these and the many more contests to come.

  106. moomab says:

    I would LOVE the knights advent calender so I can celebrate every day in December with my kids!!

  107. Natalie C says:

    I like the the Knights Tournament Calendar!

  108. Rhonda says:

    Oh I have a little boy that would love the Dino Expedition set above.
    Much more fun then chocolate!!

  109. CA says:

    I know the contest is over but has anyone seen these in store? I really want one!!

    • CGG says:

      You can purchase the calendars at Scholar’s Choice (online or in-stores), I originally saw them in an independent toy store in Winnipeg.

  110. Ashley says:

    My niece recently discovered the wonderful of Lego.. she would LOVE this!

  111. Lyndsey Krepela says:

    I also just came across these advent calendars (and the lego ones)! They are brilliant! We’re going to introduce our daughter to Playmobil this Christmas and these would be a good way to entice her leading up to Christmas! Awesome blog BTW ๐Ÿ™‚

  112. Marcela De New says:

    I would love to win the post office one

  113. mary child says:

    Fantastic find, great contest!

  114. Kendra Zangbell-Gill says:

    My son loves the Playmobil Post Office…I think Santa is his hero!!

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