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What you put in make your own advent calendar luxury?

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FMyUterus Thu 19-Nov-20 12:43:25

I've decided to treat myself and do a diy advent calendar, but I can't think what to put in it 😂 I don't really have a budget and this year has been so shit I want to cheer myself up but I cannot think at all what to put in it. I've added a photo of it

So far I've got
A gin jigger
A spoon for stirring cocktails
3 mini rums
3 mini gins

I might start buying half bottles of wine soon blush inspire me!

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Nanasueathome Thu 19-Nov-20 12:47:54

I have an old Liberty advent calendar box and I refill it each year
This year I’ve got
Mini gin
Margaret Dabbs hand cream
Socks from Bam (I’ve never actually bought from them but every few months they send me a free pair of socks)
Small diptique candle
Eve Lom cleanser and cloth
Make up bits from Nars- in several boxes
Cleanser and toner
Jo Malone perfume samples
Bamford skincare samples

I’m still working on it and usually give it to my daughter

I bought 3 Liberty GWP throughout the year and also had the recent Fenwick offer so use things from there to fill the boxes

FMyUterus Thu 19-Nov-20 12:50:04

Thank you!

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caperplips Thu 19-Nov-20 12:54:15

I think I don't understand the diy calendar for yourself - would a filled one not be more of a surprise?

Anyway, here's a few things I would think about including:

Small nice hand soap
item of luxury makeup - YSL mascara etc
fancy chocolate
a beauty facemask
nail polish
posh nuts / popcorn etc
a small luxury candle
perfume samples
lovely socks
mini champagne / prosecco / cava

haba Thu 19-Nov-20 13:10:21

I was about to post the same, but wondered if it was my autism speaking, @caperplips! blush

Nothing I want is small enough to fit into an advent calendar! <stamps foot> grin

FMyUterus Thu 19-Nov-20 13:24:56

Well I got a diy one because all the nice pre filled ones were sold out.. I'll just ask DH to fill it then

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NotMeNoNo Thu 19-Nov-20 13:28:06

I get the 25 box of mini Green and Blacks and split it between pockets.

NotMeNoNo Thu 19-Nov-20 13:31:55

Tiny toiletries from travel section
Gift card
Small haberdashery items

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