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HummusForBreakfast Wed 02-Nov-16 20:34:22

Bar small chocolates, what do you put in them?

Haudyerwheesht Wed 02-Nov-16 20:35:51

We have a wooden train with compartments for each day - this year it'll be Pokemon figures and shopkins I suspect.

In the past we've done football cards (propped up outside it), erasers, make up little bits, Lego figures, play mobile people

ALemonyPea Wed 02-Nov-16 20:36:10

In the local Christmas shop that's just opened, they have a lovely little wooden tree with different decorations you can hang on it, so I've bought one and will put a decoration or bell in each day with a little chocolate, so the DC can slowly decorate the tree.

HummusForBreakfast Wed 02-Nov-16 21:12:41

I have done quite a few similar things previous years. But dcs are now older (11 and 13yo) still love the idea of the advent calendar but I doubt any of them will be impressed with Pokemon figures etc...

busyrascal Fri 04-Nov-16 19:57:27

We put the characters from the nativity scene in it so they build the scene up during advent. Also some days they will get a little card with a fun activity we're doing that day on it (e.g. make a gingerbread house, go and see some xmas lights etc). The rest of the days we fill up with chocolates.

SpunkyMummy Fri 04-Nov-16 20:26:35

DH has a gin advent calendar.... but I guess that would be a calendar for you or DH, not for DC.

HummusForBreakfast Fri 04-Nov-16 20:39:15

Lol.
Yes I'm not sure gin would be a good idea yet grin

HandbagCrazy Fri 04-Nov-16 20:49:40

For DH a few years ago I left little notes like "this entitles you to control of the TV for the evening / picking the film at the cinema / a lift / a lift home." We had no money that year and it went down well. Could you maybe adapt something like that to fit them?

Shemozzle Mon 07-Nov-16 19:50:27

Novelty erasers for dd9 m.ebay.co.uk/itm/24-advent-calender-fillers-novelty-erasers-like-smiggles-/142168606424?hash=item2119e8c6d8%3Ag%3AW08AAOSwA3dYF3Ei&_trkparms=pageci%253Af0f15eb5-a522-11e6-abb7-005056b68971%257Cparentrq%253A40544fcb1580a62286101587ffffe274%257Ciid%253A3

And random tat for younger one
m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Christmas-Advent-Calendar-24-unisex-toys-stationary-no-hair-accessories-/142160495123?hash=item21196d0213%3Ag%3Ats8AAOSwB09YD54n&_trkparms=pageci%253Af0f15eb5-a522-11e6-abb7-005056b68971%257Cparentrq%253A40544fcb1580a62286101587ffffe274%257Ciid%253A1

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