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So about advent calanders...

(13 Posts)
mamadiva Sun 02-Nov-08 23:26:10

Should I gte my 2YO DS a totally commercialised chocolate one or buy one of these I've always liked the idea of one but dont know if a child would appreciate it when they get older IYKWIM I mean because I plan to keep it for a fair few years.

Sorry couldnt get a bigger pic its the teddy advent ckander with drawers.

cheesesarnie Sun 02-Nov-08 23:29:21

we have tree with pockets.as dc got older we put treasure hunt clues in and they love it!

ChasingSquirrels Sun 02-Nov-08 23:30:10

i have a fabric one with little pockets, put a sweet each and a tree ornament in each pocket. Have brought a nativity scene this year so will put the figures in some of the pockets.
Both ds's (5.3y and 23m last year) love it.

ChasingSquirrels Sun 02-Nov-08 23:30:49

treasure hunt clue lovely idea, ds1 would really enjoy that - what does the clue lead to?

cheesesarnie Sun 02-Nov-08 23:32:15

some days a tree decoration,some days a sweetie and some days a litle(cheap) toy.

ChasingSquirrels Sun 02-Nov-08 23:34:36

ah, so just what I would be putting in the pockets then. Hum, have to think about that, I like the things actually being in there, but he would love a treasure hunt, I do one at his parties and is fab.

skramble Sun 02-Nov-08 23:34:52

Oh I like the idea of treasure hunt clues, nabbing that one grin. Now all I need to do is remember if I have a pocket calender thing already hmm.

ChasingSquirrels Sun 02-Nov-08 23:36:06

really like mine, was £5 in Netto. They have similar in atm for £3.50 I think.

cheesesarnie Sun 02-Nov-08 23:36:49

bit of a bugger when your trying to get to school in time thoughgrin

skramble Sun 02-Nov-08 23:39:00

It will have to be an after school thing for mine I think.

KerryMum Sun 02-Nov-08 23:39:33

I think I will get a lego one this year. they look cool.

juneybean Sun 02-Nov-08 23:41:23

My friend is 23 and her mum gives her and her sister a small gift each day aas advent i.e. eyeliner one day, a purse the next etc.

So yeah it doesn't get boring hehe

muggglewump Sun 02-Nov-08 23:43:12

DD has a fabric one with pockets that i bought from Avon a few years back. I'll fill that with wee bits and pieces (hair bobbles, plastic rings and the like) and get her a chocolate one of her choosing too.
I reckon she'll go for Bratz or WWE this year.

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