The festive season is inching closer, which mean it's almost time to start counting down to the big day... cue our list of lovely advent calendars in Singapore!
When advent calendars start popping up around Singapore, you know it’s almost Christmas! And if you ask us, it’s never too early to start prepping. Whether it’s decorating the Christmas tree, ticking off the Xmas shopping list or preparing for the most festive meal of the year (Thanksgiving is first though, don’t forget!) – we’re all about the Christmas countdown! And the best way to count the days ’til Santa rides his sleigh? With a magical advent calendar, of course! So, to get you into the holiday spirit, here’s our pick of the best advent calendars in Singapore, including advent calendars for kids, and advent calendars for adults, too!
WHERE TO BUY ADVENT CALENDARS FOR KIDS IN SINGAPORE
1. Lego Advent Calendar from Toys “R” Us
The kids are sure to be the jolliest elves in town when they get to uncover a brand new Lego figure every day. Choose from City, Friends or Star Wars themes, but snap yours up quick, as they’re always fast sellers!
Cost: From $20.99
From: Toys “R” Us
Great news online shoppers: now you can shop for a greater variety of advent calendars from Amazon.sg! From Paw Patrol and Hatchimals to Playmobil and Thomas and Friends, there are plenty of options for everyone. Our favourite? Crayola’s Christmas countdown calendar – great for kids who love to craft!
Cost: from $30.24
From: Amazon.sg, online
If you love to have pretty stationery on your desk at all times (that would be us then), get the Eraser Advent Calendar and you’ll be welcoming every day with a smile. Just pop open the box of the day and receive a special shaped eraser and a gratitude prompt – useful for the kids, and super cute too!
From: kikki.K, various outlets or online
4. Book Depository
There’s nothing better than snuggling up and reading a book with your kids at the end of the day. So this festive season, tuck them in with the Disney storybook collection! Read short stories featuring beloved characters like Pinocchio, Woody, Forky, Anna, Elsa and Olaf – every day of December.
From: Book Depository
We’ve definitely fallen for these cutie-patootie gift bags from IKEA – the perfect option for parents who want to customise their kids’ advent calendars! With 25 bags in each pack, you can choose what each bag will hold every day of the month, be it some chocolate, a new pen, or maybe even a dollar! This way, the kids will be unwrapping little gifts every day until Christmas Day, keeping them sweet all the way!
From: IKEA, various outlets or online
6. Stuck on You
How many sleeps until Christmas? Keep track with this cute sticker poster! Just cover up the next number every day, and before you know it, Santa will be landing on your roof in a sleigh laden with gifts galore!
From: Stuck On You, online
7. Melissa and Doug
Countdown to Christmas with this fuss-free magnetic wooden calendar from Melissa and Doug. Kids can decorate the tree day-by-day and rearrange the pieces as much as they like leading up to 25th December. There’s even a holiday poem on the back to be read aloud to get everyone into the Christmas spirit!
From: Melissa and Doug, online
8. Chocolate calendars from Redmart
No roundup of advent calendars in Singapore could forget the traditional chocolate calendars! There are also plenty of jolly picks on Redmart, from Lindt and Thornton’s, to Celebrations, Milkybar, Reese’s and more!
Cost: from $4.95
From: Redmart, online
WHERE TO BUY ADVENT CALENDARS FOR ADULTS IN SINGAPORE
Beauty fans, you’ll love the range of goodies to be uncovered on a daily basis in the Sephora Collection advent calendar. Every day, find one of 24 beauty items: make up, bath products, accessories and more – all nestled behind each little door! You’ll be looking fab every day of the month (as long as you can squeeze it into your already busy daily routine!).
From: Sephora, various outlets or online
2. Intercontinental Singapore
This luxurious advent calendar from Intercontinental Singapore is unlike any other. Treats include Moet & Chandon Champagne, teas from TWG, Dresden stollen, minced fruit pies, Wilkin & Sons jams and marmalade, and many more decadent delicacies for the whole family to enjoy.
From: Intercontinental Singapore, online
3. The Body Shop
The Body Shop promises 25 full days of pampering with its 2020 advent calendars. Its calendars are chockablock with the most fantastic offerings including that shower gel you’ve had your eye on, indulgent full-sized body butter and luxurious bath bombs.
Cost: From $89
From: The Body Shop, various outlets or online
Pamper yourself with this limited-edition, glamorous 24-day advent calendar! The box is full of little beauty pick-me-ups for day and night. By the time your Christmas party comes around, your skin will be well on its way to looking radiant and gorgeous.
Cost: from $169
From: Clarins, online
5. Thirsty Beer Shop
Calling all craft beer fans! Check out Thirsty Beer Shop’s annual craft beer “not an advent calendar” box, with 24 beers from breweries across America, Australia and Belgium. Perfect for winding down a long day after putting the kids to bed. Can someone say hallelujah?
From: Thirsty Beer Shop, online
MAKE YOUR OWN DIY ADVENT CALENDAR
1. Wolves in London
For Wolves In London’s whimsical calendar, iron-on or label some drawstring bags with a cute design of your choice. Next, fill them with goodies and string them up for the countdown!
2. Free Our Kids
Check out Hobbycraft’s envelope advent calendar and string up your finished masterpiece for a festive countdown. You can also repurpose leftover envelopes by sending out Christmas cards in them and decorating them with glitter, stickers or washi tape. Two craft projects in one, people!
4. Pretty Little Party Shop
Using number stickers and leftover party cups and twine, make a party cup calendar using this easy tutorial by Pretty Little Party Shop. Pop the bottom open every day for a new prize!
5. A Beautiful Mess
A Beautiful Mess has got the right idea to get the kids into the festive spirit with a colourful paper advent! All you need are some colourful scrapbook papers, some glue and treats to fill them with!
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