Advent Calendar Gifts

(15 Posts)
bushtailadventures Thu 22-Sep-16 05:31:17

I'm making(hopefully) an advent calendar for a 22 month old little girl,but I'm stuck for ideas of what to put inside. I found a set of Christmas themed finger puppets which will fill 10 days, but what can I get for the others, apart from sweets?

Any ideas gratefully received smile

Kuriusoranj Thu 22-Sep-16 05:36:53

How big are the pockets/slots/whathaveyous?

I'm watching with interest too - my children are a bit older but we have an advent house I need to fill again this year. Last year I did Pandora knockoff charms but that won't suit your 22 month old I'm afraid.

Spottyladybird Thu 22-Sep-16 06:22:02

Last year I bought dd a little Christmas tree then put lots of tiny decs in there. (I bought a box from paper chase)

bushtailadventures Thu 22-Sep-16 06:45:58

It's one of those trees made using toilet roll tubes. It looked a good size for small, baby friendly gifts. We have a felt one with pockets that will fit chocolate coins, but wanted something a bit 'healthier' too. That and I like playing about with stuff at Christmas, I have paper chains to make too, and stars and anything else I can think of.

Viiolettheorgangrinder Thu 22-Sep-16 06:52:56

Box of raisins,gloves,socks,hair clips,crayons?

Biscuitswithtea Thu 22-Sep-16 07:05:23

DS had a homemade advent calendar last yr, 2.5yrs from his grandparents. His was filled with all sorts - magnetic letters to spell his name (covered quite a few days!), little stubby pencils, some little dinosaurs (which became bath toys). Christmas eve was a tiny torch. He was delighted!

lilacclery Thu 22-Sep-16 08:10:10

Lovely ideas there biscuit I'm doing something for my two, they're aged 6 & 3. Tesco do little cheese dinosaurs thinking of those for one day(obviously will only add that day!grin) argos have 3 for 2 in ireland this weekend so going to get some packs of minifigures, loving the magnetic letters idea.

bushtailadventures Thu 22-Sep-16 08:27:27

Pencils and crayons would work, could add a couple to each day maybe. I thought of little plastic animals too, but wasn't sure of the sizing for her.Will have to actually go to a shop I suppose, instead of guessing online

abear Thu 22-Sep-16 08:35:47

Christmas themed bubble bath. Little plastic shapes like Santa filled with the bubble bath, often in chemists nearer to Christmas. Small toy animals and Christmas stickers. You can roll the sheets in to a tube to make them fit in better.

Stickers, little bouncy ball, toy bracelet, little animals or dinosaurs or sparkly pencil are staples for us.

CarrotVan Thu 22-Sep-16 09:23:03

Bubbles (should fit in a toilet roll - I'm doing the same style for DS1), Duplo animals, crayons, stickers...

If you're crafty then a homemade Maileg mouse - www.mouse-in-a-box.co.uk/

Dolls house furniture if she has one

Sylvanian families figures

Pretty hair clips

Christmas socks

Woolly hat (roll well!)

T Shirt (roll well!)

Magic facecloth

Magnetic letters is genius. You could do one a day, maybe with something else, and keep her initial for Christmas day and give her a baking sheet to put them on. I'm totally stealing that

Viiolettheorgangrinder Thu 22-Sep-16 09:52:25

Magic flannels.

Viiolettheorgangrinder Thu 22-Sep-16 09:53:23

Little bottles of bubbles. You can get tiny ones that go in party bags.

CarrotVan Thu 22-Sep-16 10:00:04

Have a good poke around on the Baker Ross website - they have lots of little things that would be great and if you buy the multi packs you can use them in party bags later

bushtailadventures Fri 23-Sep-16 06:53:33

Thank You so much for all the suggestions. That Baker Ross site is awesome, if a little dangerous when you are in the right mood smile

I think I have enough now, flannel, bubbles, puppets, crayons, ball, racer things, etc. Would have been cheaper to buy her a chocolate one, but not half as much fun grin

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