Items to put in Advent Calendar

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife


We have a gorgeous advent calendar that we have used for years.  As I mentioned yesterday, you can purchase or make you own.  In our advent calendar I place small inexpensive gifts, a lolly or note with an activity we will complete that day.  If the gift I want to give them is too big I write a note and place that in the drawer with a clue where it maybe hiding, it then becomes a treasure hunt….this is loads of fun. 

Remember to keep track of your purchases, using the Advent Calendar gift page in your The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner.

Advent Calendar Activity Ideas

 Suggested activities to place in advent calendar

  • Decorate the Christmas Tree
  • Open this years new Christmas ornament
  • Go for a drive to look at Christmas lights
  • Have photo’s with santa
  • Write letter to santa
  • Do some Christmas crafts
  • Do some Christmas baking
  • Give to charity
  • Play some Christmas music
  • Read a Christmas book
  • Watch a Christmas movie
  • Make a gingerbread house
  • Wrap presents
  • Attend a Christmas Party 
  • Attend a Christmas Concert
  • Christmas shopping
  • Do a family christmas tradition
  • Donate toy’s to a local charity
FREE Printable here for you to add some of the activities above to your advent calendar 
Advent Calendar Activity Notes
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Advent Calendar Gift Ideas

Suggested items to place in advent calendar

  • Christmas Decoration for the tree or their room
  • Crayons for Christmas craft activities
  • Christmas Hairclips, hairties
  • Marbles
  • Lip Balm
  • Bracelets
  • Christmas Earrings
  • Nail polish
  • Underwear
  • Singlet
  • Matchbox cars
  • Christmas craft packs
  • Key ring
  • Lollies or chocolates
  • Candy canes
  • Chocolate coins
  • Small toy
  • Action figures
  • Glow sticks
  • Lego
  • Card Games
  • Book
  • Bookmark
  • Play-doh
  • Toothbrush
  • Notebook
  • Colouring book
  • Stickers
  • Pencils
  • Pencil case
  • Erasers
  • Stamps and ink
  • Tattoo’s
  What items do you place in your Advent Calendar?

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