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25 Ideas for Things to Put in Advent Calendars

Like the Christmasy spirited person you are, or at least try to be, you can think of no better way to actively anticipate the arrival of Christmas Day than with an advent calendar. I personally can’t stand the cheap chocolate advent calendars. Waxy brown squares bring no pleasure to this chocolate lover. And I realize not everyone loves chocolate and not everyone is going to fork over money for the Lego version.

What’s a Christmasy person to do? Is it even possible to count down to Christmas without choking down a faux-chocolate morsel the first twenty-five days in December?

Take a look at this list of 25 items I’ve complied that have nothing to do with chocolate. That’s right, one for each day from December 1st until the Big Day.

25 Ideas for Things to Put in Advent Calendars

Hotwheels

No matter what your age, Hotwheels are cool cars. You might not be able to find twenty-five cool you like, but I bet you can find at least one.

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Flashlight

Another ageless gift that both young and old will appreciate. You can never have too many flashlights, can you?

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Harmonica

It’s better than a kazoo. All the cool kids are playing them.

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Small Lego set

Everyone I know would gladly put together a Lego set. Lego is fun, but don’t leave it lying around the floor for someone to step on. Otherwise Santa may leave you a lump of coal in your stocking.

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Batteries

We all need them and you can’t go wrong with Double A’s.


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Card Games

It’s the perfect time of year to stay indoors and play a game around the table with some hot chocolate and popcorn.

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New Earbuds

Face it, earbuds need to be replaced every couple of years, if they don’t fall apart sooner than that. If you can afford to, upgrade to bluetooth earbuds!

 


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Gum or Breath Mints

– If you’re going to be anywhere the mistletoe, make sure you and your loved ones are ready to pucker up!


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Travel Sized Toiletries

Speaking of fresh breath, even kids will get a kick out of seeing a miniature tube of toothpaste.


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Lip Balm

Unless you’re celebrating Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere, take this opportunity to bless someone with the gift of hydration!

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Don’t forget that hand lotion.

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Brain Teaser Puzzles

This will keep them busy for a while.

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Okay, I caved.

A few yummy food items can also be part of a good advent calendar. As long as you’re feeding meat eaters, everyone loves a good beef jerky.

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Protein Bars

Because we can all stand to eat more protein, especially at Christmastime.

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Hard Candy

As promised, I’m staying away from the chocolate.

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Portable chargers

Technology is everywhere so make sure you can use it everywhere.

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Another gift of technology

Keep your earbuds and USB cords neatly organized wherever you go.

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Decorate the tree with an ornament that captures the past eleven months of their lives.

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Or maybe the year was more like this:

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December can be busy and stressful.

Need to Laugh? A joke book – keep it age appropriate – can help ease the tension.

 

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I can tell you’re still feeling stressed.

Grab some bath bombs and take a soak in the tub.

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Christmas cookie cutter set

Here’s a fun way to bring old traditions and recipes into the present.

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Christmas-themed jewellery

If you don’t like the twinkling lights necklaces, check out these adorable Santa Claus earrings.

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Christmas Socks

Yes, I’m getting a little cheesy, but you only have to wear them one day a year.

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On the first day of Christmas,

my true love gave to me…the best chocolate in the world! You knew I couldn’t resist!

 

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Merry Christmas!