Do you give your loved ones an Advent calendar? A wonderful tradition, isn't it? Oh, you don't? Hmm, maybe you would like to try out this tradition? Because not only children enjoy such a calendar, so do adults! Oh, you're single? No hindrance either! You can buy yourself a ready-made Advent calendar and make yourself a surprise and joy in Advent! I think that sounds wonderful!
In my last article about DIY Advent calendars for grownups, I talked about crafting Advent calendars. But if you are not the crafting type, have little time, or want to surprise yourself, a pre-made Advent calendar is just the thing!
😍 I am such a fan!
Opening little surprises every day during Advent brings back beautiful memories for me. During my childhood, I always had an Advent calendar in various forms. And also, during my adult life so far, I have delighted myself with one. I have been lucky that all my former spouses and my husband have been "Christmas friendly" and have continued this tradition.
So, How Do I Start This Awesome Tradition?
Fortunately, this is relatively easy. Whether it should be a calendar for you, your boyfriend, your girlfriend makes relatively little difference. Try to find a calendar that meets the tastes of the person you want to give it to. Try to order the Advent calendar in time (most are already available in the fall). Nothing more stupid than if it arrives after the first of December. It is effortless to do this if it is a ready-made Advent calendar, which contains perishable foods.
- Care products
- Beer / Alcohol
🎁 What's inside?
Chocolate or Cookies
A very popular chocolate Advent calendar is the one from Godiva. Most people will know this chocolate by name and how delicious it tastes!
Beauty products and Grooming products
Glossybox has a beautiful advent calendar filled with a lot of grooming and beauty products! This calendar is also a wonderful gift for yourself!
This advent calendar is also available on clossybox.co.uk and also glossybox.at.
More beauty Advent Calendars
Another ingenious calendar is available for purchase at The Bodyshop. A friend of mine bought this last year and was so super happy with it!
With this mini nail polish advent calendar, you can truly pamper yourself the days before Christmas!
This Beard Oil Advent Calendar is just the thing for the bearded man! A colleague of mine had a similar one last year and was so excited about it! Much to try out and no later than Christmas you know which fragrance you like and suits you.
It does not always have to be sweet! 🙂 Sometimes it takes something spicy in Advent when it's really cold outside!
Oh yes! A wonderful tea to warm up with! Sounds lovely! And the different types of tea, make you want more!
An example of this is the Funko Marvel Advent calendar. I think it's adorable. Just the thing for a Marvel fan (like me!)! 😀 This one is also available at Amazon. But getting it at fun.com, you can snag a coupon code at my Coupons and Discounts Library!
Sometimes the very simple pleases. The pretty pictures will put you in a wonderful Christmas mood! There is always something new to discover!
Do you know the Danish calendar candle?
On the first of December, the calendar candle will be lit for the first time and will continue to burn down day after day. The remaining numbers on the candle show you the remaining days until Christmas. There is hardly a household in Denmark that does not have at least one such candle. Modern candle in Danish design. The numbers from 1 to 24 can be seen on the branches. So you can read the rest of the days until Christmas
Source: Danish Christmas Shop
I can still remember when I had such a Danish Advent candle as a child. It was so lovely, together with the family, to burn a little piece of it every day. Today, I still get me (although not every year, but now and then) such a candle as a gift for myself. And it still awakens beautiful memories, which I can pass on to my little daughter as well. 🙂
Marmalade (Bonne Maman Advent Calendar)
Whether as a spread or for baking. These delicious jams will give you a delightful Advent season! Yum yum yum!
Alcoholic and Jerky Advent Calendar
So as you can see, there are a lot of options here! Wonderful! 💚
What is an Advent Calendar and Where Does It Originate From?
The advent calendar is an opportunity to celebrate the exciting countdown to the holiday by bringing even more festivity throughout the month of December.
This tradition goes all the way back tot he 19th century! German protestants used to mark their doors with chalk counting the days until Christmas and slowly this tradition morphed into what it is today. Like many other customs, it started spreading to other countries and it became a ritual even for those who are not religious.
How do Advent Calendars Work?
An advent calendar usually begins on December 1st and counts down daily to Christmas Day on December 25th. Each day, you'll open a door, box, or bag according to the date.
Do you count up or down on an advent calendar?
Advent calendars begin with number one and count up. On December 1st, open door number one. On December 2nd, open door number two and so on until all doors have been opened.
Should an advent calendar have 24 or 25 days?
Either is fine. Some count down just until Christmas Eve as the last day before Christmas, while others have a final countdown for the 25th of December too. It's up to you what you prefer to do.