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Unusual advent calendars....

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LoudestRoar Fri 13-Oct-17 14:09:29

DH has bought himself a craft ale advent calendar (£35)
I'd like to treat myself to an unusual one to rival his, but don't know where to start. No gin, wine or cheese, as I'm not a fan. Anyone seen any unusual ones about please? Someone mentioned a Pringles one which looks fun...

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 13-Oct-17 14:10:59

I'm buying the Kellogs cereal one for DD (15.6)

There's a Pork Scratchings one ( if you like that sort of thing!) fgrin

IamPickleRick Fri 13-Oct-17 14:11:21

I am after a good one this year too. Non chocolate. I have seen quite a few alcohol ones around but I'd like a Lush one or a cosmetic one perhaps.

Justchillaxing Fri 13-Oct-17 14:14:14

There are lots of beauty ones - there's a thread somewhere ...

I'm looking for one for dd aged 16 .. I know she'd like a beauty one but I just can't afford £35 upwards ... May make one myself but unsure how to wrap it/ what to attach to??

LoudestRoar Fri 13-Oct-17 14:15:24

Think 70 has won already, a pork scratching one!!??

LoudestRoar Fri 13-Oct-17 14:17:24

It's a thing!!!

Derekmorganwasinmybed Fri 13-Oct-17 15:41:17

This is the one I want

loveisevol Fri 13-Oct-17 16:03:42

Snaffling pig pork Scratchings. Yum!

lilydaisyrose Fri 13-Oct-17 16:05:50

Apparently Asda is bringing out a cheese one!

doris9034 Fri 13-Oct-17 16:06:59

I make them - so you can have anything you want! I've done miniatures, nail polish, promise/treat cards, small Lush items... this year I'm doing a hot wheels cars one ....

CrazyHairSister Fri 13-Oct-17 16:08:23

Baileys Advent Calendar

Chaznip Fri 13-Oct-17 16:09:43

I had a Yankee candle one last year. 4 or 5 different types, lovely Christmas smells.

My OH had a jelly bean one with 24 different flavours and it was the highlight of our daysgrin

noramum Fri 13-Oct-17 16:32:48

If you have some spare cash how about this one from Elemis:

Decent size products and they are really good.

LoudestRoar Fri 13-Oct-17 16:46:23

I've gone for the pork scratching one. If I was into beauty products, the Elemis one looks fab. Definitely don't have that much spare cash as well, but it does look good

SootSprite Sat 14-Oct-17 14:17:35

Snacking pig is great, I got one for dh last year 👍🏻

SootSprite Sat 14-Oct-17 14:17:55

Snaffling pig hmm

Brillenbar Sat 14-Oct-17 14:36:29

I was thinking of making a hot chocolate themed one for my eldest - I kept my m and s beauty advent calendar from last year and can reuse the boxes. So other than the obvious hot chocolate powders and marshmallows other thoughts are mini gingerbread men. Peppermint sticks, maybe some of those chocolate spoons. Any other ideas?

LoudestRoar Sat 14-Oct-17 14:50:02

A note in one, directing him to where you've hidden him a new mug?

LoudestRoar Sat 14-Oct-17 14:51:19

And some spices, like cinnamon sticks?

RafikiIsTheBest Sat 14-Oct-17 15:11:11

I like the hot chocolate idea.
Could do some of those mini hot chocolates in different flavours. Costco or other places usually sell multipacks of flavoured syrup to add to hot drinks. We love squirty cream with hot choc, maybe a note in one of the boxes to look in the back of the fridge? Other toppings... maybe some mini packets of maltesers? Choc sprinkles?
I'm thinking hot chocolate for family to share, and a cereal one each.
Normally do lego ones but last few years they've fallen short for the price IMO and we're struggling a bit this year.

RafikiIsTheBest Sat 14-Oct-17 15:12:42

Costa not costco... Doh! Although I wouldn't be surprised to see them in costco!

ConstantlyCooking Sat 14-Oct-17 15:17:20

Justchillaxing Superdrug have some nice make up ones around the £15 to £20. I bought one for DD to add to the Lindt one she usually has. I just re-fill a lovely cardboard Lindt calendar I bought years ago but this year I might splash out on the Matalan wooden calendar.

ohmyblob Sat 14-Oct-17 16:13:55

I've got the Snaffling Pig one for DS1(19), DS2(11) has the Lego Star Wars one but last year's wasn't quite as good as previous ones

snowmanshoes Sat 14-Oct-17 16:15:44

They've got the pringles one in b and m bargains, I picked up a swizzels sweets one for my dd 6 and for the price (£9.99) I thought it was brill as its a house design made from that really sturdy cardboard with little boxes that I can refill for the next few years hopefully.

IAmTheDragon Sat 14-Oct-17 16:16:13

Following with interest - I'd love a good beauty one!

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