Thursday, November 29, 2012

25 Days till Christmas!

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 egg2cake
via momsbyheart
via minipiccolini
via a merrymishapblog
via aruffledlife
via katescreativespace
via southernlovely
via designsponge
Advent Tree DIY
via abeautifulmess

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. 

Day 1

Jackstones via

Day 2

Candy via twistedcandyph

Day 3

Sushi erasers via modes4u

Day 4

Doll notebooks via quiddityonline

Day 5

Goody 2 in 1 via walmart

Day 6

Reese's butter cups via tanshuyin

Day 7

Feather earrings via madamenoire

Day 8

Hand sanitizer via bathandbodyworks

Day 9

Quirky key chain via chicify

Day 10

Washi tape via stampington

Day 11

Bow tie via zalora

Day 12

Nail grooming doll set via luvingasia

Day 13

iPhone USB flat cable via beebond

Day 14

Moustache sunglasses via seventeen

Day 15

Nail polish via poshroom

Day 16

Striped fabric belt for men via seaben

Day 17

Money clip via moneyclipsformen

Day 18

Quirky rings via likegolddust

Day 19

iPhone dust stopper via eazyfashion

Day 20

Elephant cool bottle opener
Elephant bottle opener via artstyleonline

Day 21

iPhone bread bun case via eazyfashion

Day 22

Salmon sushi usb via dynamism

Day 23

Box of La Duree macarons via thedeliciouslife

Day 24!!!

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
  • Watsons
  • 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! 

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