Christmas advent calendar for 12 year old DD

(21 Posts)
Stokey Wed 13-Oct-21 18:01:53

Hi, what are you getting your tweens as an advent calendar? Mine doesn't want chocolate and has always had Playmobil but feel like she's too old for that now. She's not really into make up yet except a bit of experimentation. I'm thinking maybe something like Paperchase, but was wondering if people had other ideas?

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justnorthofsanity Wed 13-Oct-21 18:15:33

I got my DD 12 the body shop one..It wasn't cheap.,but she had body shop on her xmas list

Ricekrispie22 Wed 13-Oct-21 18:17:46

Over The Moon Scents does a great bath bomb calendar

babygrootandstarlord Wed 13-Oct-21 21:04:57

This year mine (12 and 14) are getting:

- Escape room advent calendar (joint)
- Smiggle advent calendar
- K pop photo card advent calendar (got it on Etsy)

didireallysaythat Wed 13-Oct-21 21:47:20

I gave up on advent calendars when they didn't open theirs one year. It's quite liberating not to feel like I need to look for one! I'm thinking stockings may go the same way (ds are 11 and 15 so beyond the believing years!)

Bellyfat Wed 13-Oct-21 22:04:08

A crystal calendar from etsy

whatwouldsueheckdo Wed 13-Oct-21 23:29:05

Mine loved her Naked Marshmallow Co one last year and has asked for the same this year.

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Snoopsnoggysnog Thu 14-Oct-21 05:33:14

I have got my DD the Holland and Barratt one. Not sure if it’s suitable for a tween but we’ll share the stuff and she’ll share the stuff from my calendar.

My DS would love the marshmallow one, thanks!

Hamnet Thu 14-Oct-21 05:35:11

I just ordered my 14 year old a Crystal advent calendar from Etsy and my 12 year old a Bath bombs Advent calendar also from Etsy.

Londoncatshed Thu 14-Oct-21 06:43:19

Body shop is great for that age group. No make up, bath stuff but also hair bands, body polisher etc.

Stokey Thu 14-Oct-21 10:15:06

Thanks everyone, I think crystals could be really nice. She's not that into baths and pampering yet and weirdly dislikes marshmallows!

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RoseRedRoseBlue Thu 14-Oct-21 10:17:39

The Jelly Belly jellybean one?

loobylou44 Thu 14-Oct-21 10:36:09

@Bellyfat which crystal one did you get?

Stokey Sun 17-Oct-21 07:52:42

I ended up getting an Avon jewellery one. It's pretty cheap and cheerful but she's about to get her ears pierced, and it has 12 pairs earrings and a necklace with 12 charms so b should be quite cute.

@loobylou44 this crystal one looks good, but be warned that the 24 day one is double the price.

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Snoopsnoggysnog Sun 17-Oct-21 15:28:37

I see you have a DD but I got my DS11 a build your own electronic games calendar. You have to wire all the components to make the games. If she’s into that sort of thing. I have got my DD a beauty one as she loves those.

2anddone Sun 17-Oct-21 15:48:51

Snoopsnoggysnog

I see you have a DD but I got my DS11 a build your own electronic games calendar. You have to wire all the components to make the games. If she’s into that sort of thing. I have got my DD a beauty one as she loves those.


I have bought ds 17 an electronic games so be this year, hoping he likes it such little choice for boys (who are picky eaters!!). Dd 13 has got a body spray one which looks lovely

Newnormal99 Sun 17-Oct-21 16:47:53

I make them. When she was 11 I did an earring one for my oldest. Last year the youngest had a mix of bath bombs body sprays etc. will do similar this year.

Snoopsnoggysnog Sun 17-Oct-21 17:46:44

@2anddone which one did you get? I got one by Eight Innovation.

2anddone Sun 17-Oct-21 17:49:14

Snoopsnoggysnog

*@2anddone* which one did you get? I got one by Eight Innovation.


Me too!

Nowmum43 Sun 17-Oct-21 21:54:41

My DD's love fidgets so going to get them one to share

Snoopsnoggysnog Sun 17-Oct-21 22:57:26

@2anddone I hope it’s good. It says 14+ so we will have to help DS with it but he’s into that stuff so hopefully will learn something.

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