Advent Calendars aren't very popular here in the Philippines but I think it's a nice tradition to adopt. We used to hang one up every Christmas when I was still young. Our calendar was made of cloth and felt. It had little pockets which I checked everyday but sadly, there were no presents waiting for me inside. Our calendar was more of just decoration. The little gifts before Christmas were always hiding in our stockings by the stairs. Haha!
DIY Advent Calendars
Here some really awesome DIY calendars I found on the internet. Some people use envelopes for their calendars and others used pots. Some had the little gifts hung with colorful string and others in boxes. It seems that the possibilities are endless!
|via a merrymishapblog|
Gift ideas for advent calendars
The little gifts you put on the advent calendar are usually small knickknacks to add some fun and excitement in the days before Christmas. Here are the little things I would put in our advent calendar in the house.
|Jackstones via until.com.au|
|Candy via twistedcandyph|
|Sushi erasers via modes4u|
|Doll notebooks via quiddityonline|
|Goody 2 in 1 via walmart|
|Reese's butter cups via tanshuyin|
|Feather earrings via madamenoire|
|Hand sanitizer via bathandbodyworks|
|Quirky key chain via chicify|
|Washi tape via stampington|
|Bow tie via zalora|
|Nail grooming doll set via luvingasia|
|iPhone USB flat cable via beebond|
|Moustache sunglasses via seventeen|
|Nail polish via poshroom|
|Striped fabric belt for men via seaben|
|Money clip via moneyclipsformen|
|Quirky rings via likegolddust|
|iPhone dust stopper via eazyfashion|
|Elephant bottle opener via artstyleonline|
|iPhone bread bun case via eazyfashion|
|Salmon sushi usb via dynamism|
|Box of La Duree macarons via thedeliciouslife|
|MAC red lipstick via goodhousekeeping|
Where to buy knickknacks
- Divisoria- 168 mall, Tutuban Mall, and the random tiangges lined up on the streets
- Saizen @ Robinsons Galleria- everything costs 88 pesos only
- Japan Home Store (various malls)
- Fully Booked, Powerbooks, and National Bookstore- school supplies, scrapbook items, and bookmarks come in so many designs in these bookstores
- Any department store- SM, Robinsons, Metro, Rustans
- St. James Bazaar @ Ayala Alabang Village - happening this weekend!!
P.S. I'm currently craving for some La Duree macarons thus the inclusion of that splurge in the list. If only one could travel to Paris in a blink of an eye!