Whether it’s for a friend’s kid you don’t know that well or a nephew who already has everything, shopping for kids for Christmas can be tough, to say the least.
Which is where an advent calendar comes in. Filled with various goodies, designed to be unwrapped individually in the countdown to Christmas, an advent calendar is sure to have at least one present that’ll please your tiny giftee. And the Smiggle Advent Calendar, $49.95, takes that up a notch with gifts that are all practical, too.
So, what exactly is inside? Well, for starters, there’s a heap of back-to-school essentials including an eraser, soft ruler, gel pen, mini notebook and pencil case. But there are also heaps of other fun stationery and office supplies, more useful for after school or weekend arts and crafts than a day in the classroom. Think a rainbow gel pen, puzzle, scented stickers and, something kids who love playing detective will be keen on, a spy pen.
The calendar has 25 days worth of these treats, all suitable for ages six and up. Plus, there’s a Willy Wonka-style competition on, with 30 winning Lucky Tickets inside that’ll gift you a Smiggle shopping spree. In true giving back holiday spirit, the first 10 of those ticket winners to claim their prize will have it matched and donated to a school of their choice.
Buy the calendar separately or as part of a Smiggle Advent Calendar bundle, $90.80 or $70.85, which includes a letter to Santa kit (including a Christmas printed paper, envelopes and stickers), a pack of four pencils with a candy cane scent, a glam beauty pamper cracker (featuring shower gel, body lotion and hair glitter) and, of course, the advent calendar. Sounds like a serious Christmas gift extravaganza to us.