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Teen wooden Advent calendar help

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AndNowItsSeven Sat 05-Nov-16 17:10:45

I have bought my dd12 a wooden advent calendar but I have no idea what to put in the drawers. It can't be any make up , toiletries or nail varnish.
So far I have hair clips/bobbles , pound coin and er that's it.

tibbawyrots Sat 05-Nov-16 18:32:50

What sort of budget did you have in mind?

What hobbies does she do?

Sweets/chocolate spring to mind. Any art/craft odds and ends she might need? (I remember at 12 I was heavily into novelty stationery - notebooks and pens)

MrsGsnow18 Sat 05-Nov-16 19:25:09

Small stationery items
Not sure how big boxes are, would socks, underwear, a hat fit in? ( nice inexpensive festive ones in primark)
I've seen other posters suggesting beads and bits and pieces for jewellery making.

MrsGsnow18 Sat 05-Nov-16 19:26:25

Hot chocolate satchets?/mini marshmallows

AndNowItsSeven Sat 05-Nov-16 19:26:36

The boxes are really small half are match box size the other about two thirds the size. Budget about £15-20.

fluffiphlox Sat 05-Nov-16 19:28:07


AndNowItsSeven Sat 05-Nov-16 19:31:39

She can have a few sweets but not too many because of her asd.
It's this one

Leeds2 Sat 05-Nov-16 19:53:08

Pair of earrings.
Fancy handkerchief.
Written promise to cook her favourite dinner/bake her a cake/do her chores for her/whatever she would like!
A badge.

GlowWine Sat 05-Nov-16 22:31:10

I bought a mini slinky from Toys R Us (near the checkouts) that might fit, and a 'magic towel' always features in ours. My 12-year old still collects IWAKU erasers, so I've got some of her favourite animals.

SpookyMooky Sat 05-Nov-16 23:16:02

Does lip balm count as a toiletry? Christmas tree decoration. Look at crackers for inspiration. What about those little metal puzzles, mini highlighters?

Shemozzle Mon 07-Nov-16 19:47:37

Novelty erasers!

MayhemandMadness01 Mon 07-Nov-16 19:51:20

Mini / sample perfumes, pens, necklace, bangles etc

I printed small christmassy labels which I fold up and put in the drawer - this gives them a lucky dip in a bag for bigger items which won't fit into the drawers.

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