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Best Ideas for Things to Put in Advent Calendars

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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. Have you ever thought of the best ideas for things to put in Advent calendars?

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And I realize not everyone loves chocolate and not everyone is going to fork over money for the Lego version. These are the best ideas for things to put in Advent calendars. 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 items I’ve complied with that have nothing to do with chocolate. That’s right, one for each day from December 1st until the Big Day.

Best Ideas for Things to Put in Advent Calendars

Trust us, we know.

Hot Wheels Set of 10 Toy Cars & Trucks in 1:64 Scale, Race Cars, Semi, Rescue or Construction Trucks (Styles May Vary)


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No matter what your age, Hotwheels are cool cars. This pack comes with 10 awesome cars however you can buy bigger packs!

EverBrite 3-Pack Mini Flashlights, Glow in Dark Flashlights, Aluminum LED Flashlights Party Favors Assorted Colors for Camping, Hiking, Indoor, 9XAAA Batteries Included


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

East top Harmonica, Diatonic Blues Harmonica Key of C, Blues Harp Mouth Organ Harmonica 10 Holes 008K with Blue Case, Standard Harmonica For Adults, Professionals, Beginners and Students, as a Gift


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

LEGO CITY Fire Starter Set 60106

Small Lego set

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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.

Duracell Coppertop AA Batteries with Power Boost Ingredients, 24 Count Pack Double A Battery with Long-lasting Power, Alkaline AA Battery for Household and Office Devices


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

PlayMonster Five Crowns — The Game Isn't Over Until the Kings Go Wild! — 5 Suited Rummy-Style Card Game — For Ages 8+

Card Games

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

PocBuds Bluetooth Headphones Wireless Earbuds 80hrs Playtime Wireless Charging Case Digital Display Sports Ear buds with Earhook Deep Bass IPX7 Waterproof Over-Ear Earphones for TV Phone Laptop Black

New Earbuds

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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!

EXTRA Polar Ice Sugarfree Gum, 15 Sticks (Pack of 10)

Gum or Breath Mints

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

Convenience Kits International Women's Deluxe 10 Piece Kit with Travel Size TSA Compliant Essentials Featuring: Pantene Hair Products in Reusable Toiletry Zippered Bag

Travel Sized Toiletries

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

Smile Macaron, Orange multi balm & Luminous starlight Charm Key Ring & Shooting Star Tail Cellphone strap, Handmade gift set, Lip moisturizing, Cracked Skin Care, made by All vegetable raw material

Lip Balm

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

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion, Gentle Lotion Nourishes Dry Skin With Moisture, Soothing Prebiotic Oat, Fragrance-Free, Non-Comedogenic, Travel-Size, Pack of Three, 3 x 2.5 fl. Oz

Hand Lotion

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You can’t forget the hand lotion!

Highlights Puzzle Fun 2024 Puzzle Books for Kids Ages 6 and Up, 4-Book Set of Brain Teasers, Mazes, Word Puzzles and More Travel-Friendly Screen Free Brain-Boosting Activities

Brain Teaser Puzzles

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This will keep them busy for a while.

Perky Jerky Tasty Teriyaki 100% Grass Fed Beef Jerky, 1oz (Pack of 12) - Antibiotic Free - 10g Protein Per Serving - Low Fat - Tender Texture

Beef Jerky

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

Pure Protein Bars, Nutrient Rich Snacks with High Protein for Energy Support, Minimal Sugar, Gluten-Free, Variety Pack (In NEYUM Packaging) (23 Pack)

Protein Bars

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

Matlow's Assorted Fruit Hard Candy Kosher 5.5lb

Hard Candy

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

Portable Charger with Built in Cables, Portable Charger with Cords Wires Slim 10000mAh Travel Battery Pack 6 Outputs 3 Inputs 3A Fast Charging Power Bank for Samsung Google Pixel LG Moto iPhone iPad

Portable chargers

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

Rancco 7 Pcs Magnetic Cord Winder Wrap for Headphones/Date USB Cable, Cute Candy Color Generic Soft Silicone Earphone Cable Cord Organizer for iPhone/iPad/Samsung, Also Use as Bookmarks/Keychain

Another gift of technology

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

Kurt S. Adler W3613 Ornaments, Clear, 4 Count


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

Goldendoodle Ornament with Unique 'Dangling Legs' Hand Painted and Easily Personalized Christmas Ornament

Pet Ornament

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Or maybe the year was more like this.

The Funniest Joke Book Ever!

Joke Book

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

KASTU Bath Bombs Salt Balls,12 PCS Gift Set,Vanilla Menthol Rose Extract Essential Oils,Moisturizing Dry Skin,Fizzy Spa,Relaxing,Bubble Bath bomb for Gifts Idea for Men Women (12 Pack - Large Box)

Bath Bombs

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

Christmas Cookie Cutters 11-Pc Set Made in USA by Ann Clark, Gingerbread Man, Christmas Tree, Candy Cane, Reindeer and more
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Here’s a fun way to bring old traditions and recipes into the present.

Zhenhui Set of 4 Pairs Silver Tone Christmas Dangle Earrings Set for Women Girls with Red Wreath Santa Claus Stockings White Snowman Xmas Thanksgiving Themed Gift

Christmas-themed jewelry

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

HSELL Womens Christmas Holiday Casual Socks 6 Pairs Colorful Fun Cotton Crew Socks for Novelty Gifts

Christmas Socks

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

Madelaine Solid Premium Milk Chocolate Christmas Presents, Wrapped In Assorted Holiday Gift Wrap Italian Foils. - (1 LB)

On the first day of Christmas,

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my true love gave to me…the best chocolate in the world! You knew I couldn’t resist! A true chocoholic never can! 

Merry Christmas!

These items are truly the Ideas for Things to Put in Advent Calendars! What is your favorite thing to put in Advent calendars? I’d love to hear all about it. 

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