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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
Campari
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
gloves
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
Stationery
Gift card
Small haberdashery items

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