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Advent Calendars for a Teenager

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Mindtrope Sun 13-Nov-16 17:00:05

I would love to get my 16 yo DD a nice advent calendar. She would love a cosmetic one but is aware that they can be costly and I am not prepared to spend a huge amount. Any ideas?

Nanasueathome Sun 13-Nov-16 17:01:07

You may be too late
Lots of the best advent calendars have already sold out

JemimaMuddledUp Sun 13-Nov-16 17:02:20

I got my DD a Ciate nail varnish one from TK Max which wasn't that expensive. I think Ciate actually have a flash sale on them this weekend.

PotteringAlong Sun 13-Nov-16 17:03:01

If you spend £30 in M&S you can get their beauty one for £30 (I think)

Nanasueathome Sun 13-Nov-16 17:05:39

It's £35 spend plus £35 for the M&S advent calendar
Not sure if it would be suitable for a 16 year old though
Would think more Benefit type for that age group

JemimaMuddledUp Sun 13-Nov-16 17:05:48

Ooh wow, just looked and the Ciate one is still £40 (down from £50). I paid £10 for DD's! She has no idea how lucky she is...

WuTangFlan Sun 13-Nov-16 17:14:31

Prezzybox one?

Or Tesco have Yankee Candle ones for £20 (on 3 for 2 at the mo).

IminaPickle Sun 13-Nov-16 17:15:58

Are you near a Tiger? I spent £40+ another £20 in Primark and have enough quite useful stuff, actually crap for 4 advent calendars.
Teenage DDs at University have tights, socks, pants, lots of baubles and chocolates, spices and 2x new £5 notes each and I also bought 2 boxes with doors on I'm going to fill with gum, sweets boxers etc. for DH and DS.

happsymum Sun 13-Nov-16 17:20:16

iminapickle your advent bags look lovely! Can I ask where you got the mini brown bags and number heart stickers?

Mindtrope Sun 13-Nov-16 17:52:12

Thanks everyone. The best value one looks like the Jack Will, but I have decided that even that is too indulgent for a 16 yo. She is a lovely giving individual, but gets new shoes every 6/8 weeks atm costing £80 a pop. So maybe just a chocolate advent.

dementedpixie Sun 13-Nov-16 17:55:34

I got my Dd and ds the Lindt chocolate one at £5 as it has a chocolate reindeer, chocolate Santa plus other smaller sweets. There is a bigger £10 too that has more of the hollow figures

Ceaser1981 Sun 13-Nov-16 17:56:08

Only 20 for this one

PoochiePoo Sun 13-Nov-16 17:59:23

If you have a Beauty Outlet near you, they have some cosmetic ones for around the £10-£15 mark

dementedpixie Sun 13-Nov-16 17:59:51



fuzzywuzzy Sun 13-Nov-16 18:01:18

I got dd's one from studio, a cosmetic one and a charm bracelet one. They weren't expensive. No idea about quality

blackhairbrush Sun 13-Nov-16 18:06:01

I don't think you need to spend a lot of money, DC (20 & 18) are delighted with their Minion chocolate advent calendar (£2 from WH Smith).

TheGirlWithGlassFeet Sun 13-Nov-16 20:11:12

Superdrug have some beauty ones from £8 that look nice.

iknowimcoming Sun 13-Nov-16 20:32:45

I got my dd a bomb cosmetics one for £16 contains bath bombs and mini soaps if that helps?

fitflop Sun 13-Nov-16 20:38:10

I got my DD the Tanya Burr one for her birthday at the end of October so she's already opened it - she loved having a little something to open every day for 12 days! It was £15 from Superdrug and for that I think it was really good value (but is only for 12 days) The other one which looked nice if she likes perfume is the Ghost one also from Superdrug.

fitflop Sun 13-Nov-16 20:40:02

But the Ghost was quite a bit more at £25 (I think).

IminaPickle Sun 13-Nov-16 22:05:03

happsymum thanks! The whole 'kit'- bags, stickers, candy canes and sweets and ornaments came from Tiger. I added another £20 of tights socks flannels etc. from Primark.
Self catering DD who's has spices measuring spoons and garlic in her one 😂

HateMrTumble Sun 13-Nov-16 22:27:50

Cadburys have some great ones...

TheBitterBoy Sun 13-Nov-16 22:41:19

Accessorize do a cute one with a bracelet and 22 charms for it and a necklace for £15

Poppiesway Sun 13-Nov-16 23:07:07

Ds1 (18) has the Lego advent one (boys!!)
Ds2 not into Lego or chocolate so I e made him one (well my mums followed a Pinterest pattern and quilted him one and I've wrapped little bits for each day to fill it..

FoxInABox Tue 15-Nov-16 11:18:26

I've bought the revolution make up one from Superdrug (it was £25 as star gift but is back to £30, still a good price as full size make up), it looks great, my 17 yr old DNiece wants one now too. Oos at the moment but keeps coming back in so worth doing stock alert for.

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