Make December more fun with a little daily treat as you count down to Christmas! Here’s some fun advent calendars with kawaii characters, plush, stationery, DIYs and more.
JapanHaul (JP) have a few kawaii character advent calendars for Sanrio, Pokemon & Disney fans. There’s a little candy treat in every drawer and they can also be saved and used again for future years with your own additions.
Does anything look more fun than a sticker countdown? Pipsticks (US) have teamed up with Hello Kitty & Friends for this wall calendar that you can decorate with the included stickers. There’s 12 full size sheets so you’ll have plenty of options and some left over for your journal or mail. This calendar is US-only but they have more kawaii designs with international shipping.
Create your own Pokemon team with this Funko Holiday Calendar at the Pokemon Center (UK) that has 24 different Funko Pocket Pops figures waiting inside the daily doors. You can click through for spoilers if you want to make sure your fave is included.
Sugoi Mart (JP) have a new 30 Days Of Japan calendar that will take you on a month-long Japanese journey. it promises a mix of snacks, drinks, toys, collectibles, stationery and more so you’ll definitely be looking forward to opening this one every day.
I love to decorate my Christmas tree with little plushies so this Smoko Friends Plush Advent Calendar (US) would be high on my wish list. It includes 12 festive plushies of the Smoko characters like Tayto Potato and Lil B Dumpling.
Flying Tiger (global) have lots of affordable DIY options including advent calendars to fill yourself and lots of small gifts to put in them. I like the look of this DIY projects calendar, which has 24 tiny simple craft kits to make every day. If I can get hold of one in time I will have a go!
If you’re an animal lover and pin collector, Stami Studios (UK) has a very sweet Woodland Wildlife enamel pin advent calendar with 12 original animal pins to wear throughout the month.
The Rainbowholic Stationery Advent Calendar is back for 2023 with 25 daily treats to open including exclusive artist designed stationery, Japanese stationery, tea and more. It’s due to be added to the main Rainbowholic Shop (JP) today but with very limited availability so be quick! If you miss out, you could pick up a Karel Capek Holiday Tea Box instead with 20 different cutely-packaged tea bags to try.
You’ll find more DIY advent calendars in previous years’ posts too including craft kits/patterns & DIYs.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and the author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She lives by the seaside in Scotland in a flat full of kawaii, creating cute character goods as Asking For Trouble, working on endless craft projects and playing Nintendo.