The 1 December is almost here, and that means only one thing for the kids: Advent calendars! Here are the advent calendars we've got on our list that are sure to impress the kids (and we've got mum and dad covered, too!)
When advent calendars start popping up around Singapore, you know Christmas is almost here! And the best way to count the days ’til Santa rides his sleigh? With a magical advent calendar, of course! So, get in the kids’ good books with 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. And good news – the Lego advent calendars are already in store. Choose from Lego City, Friends, Harry Potter or Marvel themes. Snap yours up early – they’re always fast sellers!
Cost: From $39.99 From: Toys “R” Us, online
We’re big fans of this stationery brand, and we’re super excited that it sells advent calendars too! The 2022 edition is already in store and we’re loving it! This year’s calendar is jam-packed with all of our Smiggle faves, including erasers, novelty pencils, scented stickers, and so much more! And psst, if you happen to find a lucky ticket inside your advent calendar, you could win a huge Smiggle shopping spree – no need for Santa Claus this year!
From: Smiggle, online
Who doesn’t love a chocolate advent calendar? While it might not be the healthiest of options, it is Christmas, so we think the kids probably deserve a treat. Plus, we might be able to share it if they miss a window! Pick up a Cadbury advent calendar at your local supermarket – but don’t leave it too late! Like with all calendars, they are bound to be super popular!
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. The delivery time is 26-31 business days, so best get ordering now!
From: Book Depository, online
5. Little Shop
Any Peppa Pig fans out there? Check out the Peppa Pig themed 2022 advent book collection and find 23 surprise mini storybooks behind each door. Kids will even discover a brand new special Christmas story! And since it’s not a one-time-use only advent calendar, feel free to reuse this collection for years to come, too!
From: Little Shop, 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
Great news online shoppers: now you can shop for a greater variety of advent calendars from Amazon.sg! From Lego and Starwars to Friends and The Crazy Scientist, there are plenty of options for everyone. Our favourite? Crayola’s Christmas countdown calendar – great for kids who love to craft!
Cost: from $28.89
From: Amazon.sg, online
WHERE TO BUY ADVENT CALENDARS FOR ADULTS IN SINGAPORE
For all the makeup and skincare enthusiasts out there, ASOS has a face + body 24-day advent calendar that you definitely deserve! With 15 full-sized products, you’re gonna feel so loved this year with these beauty goodies wrapped up in a branded gift box. Psst… check out the limited golden tickets inside the box for a chance to win a super stash of face + body products too!
From: ASOS, online
2. Master of Malt
Fancy an advent calendar on the rocks this year? Master of Malt has created a premium gin advent calendar, and we want in! Enjoy 24 different wax-sealed glass drams from 9 countries. Drink and be merry this Christmas with this classy selection – perfect for any gin enthusiast.
Cost: $133.84 – Note: due to taxes on import alcohol, delivery may incur additional tax charges of around $50.
Where: Master of Malt, 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 $125
From: Clarins, online
4. Thirsty Beer Shop
Calling all craft beer fans! Check out Thirsty Beer Shop’s annual craft beer advent calendar box, with 23 beers and 1 cider from breweries across the globe. This is the 8th edition of the much-loved calendar, and there are several special exclusives and new releases to enjoy this year. Perfect for winding down after a long day once the kids are in bed. Can someone say hallelujah?
From: Thirsty Beer Shop, online
Calling all beauty fans! We love the Sephora advent cal and are eagerly awaiting the 2022 edition. You can expect 24 beauty surprises housed in a cute Christmas-themed box, ranging from makeup and skincare to bath products and accessories that can help you attain gorgeous looks for the festive season.
Cost: $89 (TBA – stayed tuned!)
From: Sephora, online
6. Lady M
If you love sweet stuff that looks awesome too (who doesn’t?), then Lady M’s advent calendar is the perfect choice for you. This year’s edition comes presented as a ring of surprises stashed with a discovery (24 compartments) of exclusive Lady M Bon Bons, plus a keepsake snow globe depicting a Lady M store in a festive New York City. Psst, the bundle also comes with twenty butter pecan mille crêpes – good luck keeping them to yourself!
Cost: $200 From: Lady M, online
7. Hook Coffee
This homegrown coffee brand has joined hands with the lovely student artists from Artdis Singapore – a charity organisation that empowers people with disabilities through the arts – to produce this gorgeous advent calendar. Featuring totes adorbs illos from the VSA students, adults can count down to Christmas time with the 24 coffees that come in drip bags. The littles may not be able to appreciate caffeine, but the package comes with a sticker set, which they’ll like instead!
From: Hook Coffee, online
8. T2 Tea
Coffee not your thing? Well, how about some tea instead? Choose from a loose-leaf or tea bag option from this brand’s Yuletime advent calendar. Flavours such as Christmas Breakfast, Sticky Date Delight, Green Rose, and New York Breakfast come in sachets, which makes for easy sipping. Cups at the ready, tea lovers!
From: T2 Tea, online
MAKE YOUR OWN DIY ADVENT CALENDAR
We’ve made masterpieces from loo roll, so making our own personalised calendar sounds easy peasy enough to us! Break out the craft kit and get cracking with these five DIY Advent Calendars…
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. DIY Enthusiasts
Ahhh, we told you toilet rolls were ace! There’s nothing you can’t craft with them – even a Christmas calendar! And we especially love the DIY Enthusiasts toilet roll craft ideas.
Check out Hobbycraft’s advent calendar options and string up your finished masterpiece for a festive countdown. Or, how about repurposing 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!
6. Pillar Box Blue
We’re all about recycling and upcycling, and this DIY advent calendar by Pillar Box Blue is something that we can get behind! Salvage as many tin cans as you can get and follow the instructions for your own upcycled advent calendar.
7. The House That Lars Built
Christmas wouldn’t be complete without the festive lights… But if you don’t have time to string up the electronics, here’s a decorative and functional version that The House That Lars Built has come up with! There’s no need to plug this in, which is one less thing to worry about! It might be an oldie – but it’s one of our faves.
8. Thirty Handmade Days
Here’s something a little different that you can do yourself – an advent blessing jar! We love the idea of turning the festive season into a more meaningful one with this craft idea. All you need are popsicle sticks, an empty jar, and instructions from Thirty Handmade Days. We’re so making this for this year!
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